Preacher Roe! just missed hitting a Grand Slam with a split of 1-19 HR 20 fly B (rolled the 20!) in my 1953 Dodgers replay @stratomatic
— Paul Dylan (@heyblue) May 28, 2012
It’s July 25th in my 1953 Brooklyn Dodgers replay, and in a game against the Pirates in Pittsburgh, Preacher Roe just missed hitting a Grand Slam versus Johnny Hetki after Hetki had come on to relieve Bob Hall.
I don’t keep track of these kinds of uncanny events, mostly because I probably don’t realize when most of them occur. If Roe had hit a solo home run early in this game, would I have gone back to the boxscores and found the analogous event in real life? I don’t know.
Have you ever had an event occur in one of your replays that mirrored a real-life occurrence?