1977: Duane Kuiper’s Home Run Game

40 years ago, this happened:

I replayed this game tonight, using Payoff Pitch Baseball, the only system where I have the 1977 season.

August 29, 1977: White Sox @ Indians, Cleveland Stadium

Final from Cleveland Stadium:

It didn’t quite turn out the same way, no home run by Duane Kuiper, but still a win for Rick Waits and the Indians.

I rerolled Kuiper’s first at-bat about 50 times, just to see if I could get the right combo (4 on 2d6 from the pitcher’s card, followed by 1-3 on d100 from the batter’s card) but it never rolled that way.

Ah well.

Congratulations on the 40th anniversary of the one career home run, Duane Kuiper.  That’s one more than I’ll ever hit in my lifetime.

Schedule

Yeah, this never has worked for me: setting up a schedule for what to play on any given day.

I had a table that I rolled dice one to try to determine what game I would play on a given night.  Didn’t work, never stuck to it, and it was edited many times as I finished a given replay.

I want to try to organize my play between sports games and war games, so maybe I should just alternate my weekly focus from one to the other, because I’ve actually found myself frozen into inaction as I try to decide between the two hobbies.  I end up doing neither and spending too much time online or wallowing in my own indecision.

So starting this week, I’ll continue with the war games (Bataan! is my primary focus), and switch to sports next week, just in time for the big racing day of 2017 (Monaco GP/Indy 500/World 600), which happens to fall on my sister’s birthday.  Focus will be on baseball and (of course) racing games.

And maybe wrestling.

Stay tuned!

1967 vs. 1921

31 games played in each replay.

New York Giants 1921: 2 and a half years to get to that point.

San Francisco Giants 1967: 6 months to get to that point.

Granted, I was replaying the 1958 San Francisco Giants season while playing the 1921 replay, as well as the 1967 ‘daily’ replay with Scoreboard Baseball.

We’ll see which Giants replay gets finished first.

Stay tuned!

Goals?

I toyed with the idea of setting up a goal of finishing 50% of each of my current projects by the middle of the year.

But then I realized that this could turn this more into a chore than a hobby.

So I’ll make it a not-so-strict goal, with the baseball projects taking priority.

And I still plan to start the 1917 full season replay sometime soon.

Stay tuned!

Game Time

I think 3 weeks since my last game play is long enough.

And it’s been too long since I played with the 1921 Giants, so that’s what’s gonna be on deck for tomorrow, at the earliest.  I’m also itching to get back to the 1967 Giants replay.

What’s weird is that I just checked where I am in the 1921 and 1967 Giants replays, and both teams are playing the Cubs, second game of a series, NY at home, SF away.

Stay tuned!

1977: How about that?

On a whim, I ordered the 1st season of “This Week in Baseball” from Amazon.com.  It covers the period of May 31st to September 20th, 1977.

I’m open to suggestions on any possible replay project for that season.  I had planned to replay Steve Carlton’s 2nd Cy Young season, or perhaps the NL and AL postseason.

I’ll watch a few episodes before I decide.

Stay tuned!