Free 2016 Chicago Cubs As-Played Scorebook (PDF)

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A FREE PDF COPY of the 2016 Chicago Cubs as-played replay scorebook. On April 21, 2016, Kris Bryant hit two home runs and drove in six as the Cubs destroyed the Cincinnati Reds by the score of 16-0. Anthony Rizzo had a homer and 3 RBI, and Ben Zobrist and David Ross contributed long balls of their own in the offensive eruption. On any other night, the Cubs’ bats would have been the lead story, but Jake Arrieta upstaged his teammates by throwing 9 innings of no-hit, no-run ball. It was the second no-hitter of his … Continue reading

Sadaharu Oh on Paper

Here’s a clip of a young, shirtless Sadaharu Oh slicing through paper with a samurai sword: I recently finished reading Oh’s autobiography (co-authored by Dave Falkner), Sadaharu Oh: A Zen Way of Baseball, and it is not simply an excellent book, it may be the best autobiography I’ve ever read. Fascinating in its insight, beautiful in its prose, courageous in its revelations, Oh and Falkner have written a compelling account of Oh’s journey to master hitting baseballs as far as they can be hit. The book was first published in 1974 and it remains among the best of its genre. … Continue reading

The Reggie! Project: 1969 Mets Opening Day

Seaver, Reggie and the Mets Land in First Place in NL East After Spoiling Montreal Expos’ Franchise Debut OPENING DAY – April 8, 1969 NEW YORK, NY – Tom Seaver allowed only 2 earned runs over 6 2/3 innings and Reggie Jackson homered in his first plate appearance of the season as the New York Mets toppled the expansion Expos of Montreal in the first game of the 1969 baseball season. For the New York Mets, this marks the first time in franchise history the team has won on Opening Day. Consequently, with a record on the season of 1-0, … Continue reading

1969 Mets What If C&D Replay: The Reggie Project!

THE REGGIE! PROJECT: 1969 Prologue: The Reggie! Project is my multi-season project, wherein I’m playing full season (single-team) replays from different stages of Reggie Jackson’s career. I’ve completed Reggie’s 1977 Yankees season and his 1982 California Angels season. In the coming months I’ll be posting results of Reggie’s 1969 season. Though the ’77 and ’82 seasons were recreated using mostly as-played lineups for all teams, the 1969 season will be different. In this season, Reggie will be the starting right fielder for the 1969 New York “Miracle” Mets.   PART 1: THE DRAFT The New York Mets had a choice … Continue reading