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1977 USRL World Series:

Dave Winfield 1977 World Series MVP
1977 USRL World Series MVP Dave Winfield

Minneapolis vs. Topeka (Topeka Wins 4-1)

Minneapolis
9
Topeka
14
Minneapolis
4
Topeka
5
Topeka
4
Minneapolis
2
Topeka
3
Minneapolis
7
Topeka
8
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5


1977 World Series Boxes:

 Game 1
BOXSCORE: 1977 Minneapolis Millers At 1977 Topeka Sizzlers 10/10/1977

BOXSCORE: 1977 Minneapolis Millers At 1977 Topeka Sizzlers         10/10/1977

 

  Millers            AB  R  H RBI AVG     Sizzlers           AB  R  H RBI AVG

  A.Bannister LF      4  0  2  1 .500     B.Almon SS          3  0  1  1 .333 

  J.Morgan 2B         4  0  0  0 .000   C-P.Kelly PH          1  0  0  0 .000 

  B.North CF          3  1  3  01.000   D-D.Thomas SS         1  0  0  0 .000 

  T.Harrah 3B         3  1  1  1 .333     R.Gilbreath 2B,3B   4  1  2  0 .500 

  M.Rettenmund RF     2  0  0  1 .000     D.Winfield RF       4  2  3  3 .750 

H-M.Page PH           1  0  0  0 .000     L.Stanton LF        1  1  1  01.000 

  D.Tomlin P          0  0  0  0 ----   A-J.Cruz PH,LF        2  0  1  0 .500 

K-G.Alexander C       1  0  0  0 .000     R.Cey 3B            3  1  1  0 .333 

  T.Perez 1B          4  0  1  0 .250   B-J.Remy 2B           1  0  0  1 .000 

  R.Yount SS          4  1  2  0 .500     D.Johnson 1B        3  1  1  0 .333 

  D.Dyer C            2  0  0  0 .000   F-S.Garvey PH,1B      2  0  0  0 .000 

J-J.Norris PH         1  0  0  0 .000     T.Scott CF          4  1  2  4 .500 

  P.Reuschel P        0  0  0  0 ----     R.Dempsey C         4  1  1  0 .250 

  V.Blue P            1  0  0  0 .000     F.Tanana P          1  1  1  01.000 

  M.Paxton P          0  0  0  0 ----   G-T.Puhl PH           1  0  0  0 .000 

E-B.Pocoroba PH       1  0  0  0 .000     G.Garber P          0  0  0  0 ---- 

  S.Lockwood P        0  0  0  0 ----     B.Sykes P           0  0  0  0 ---- 

I-A.Oliver RF         1  0  0  0 .000                                         

                     -- -- -- ---                            -- -- -- ---     

         Totals      32  3  9  3                 Totals      35  9 14  9

 

A-Pinch Hit For Stanton In 3rd Inning

B-Subbed Defensively (2B) For Cey In 4th Inning

C-Pinch Hit For Almon In 4th Inning

D-Subbed Defensively (SS) For Kelly In 5th Inning

E-Pinch Hit For Paxton In 6th Inning

F-Pinch Hit For Johnson In 6th Inning

G-Pinch Hit For Tanana In 6th Inning

H-Pinch Hit For Rettenmund In 7th Inning

I-Subbed Defensively (RF) For Lockwood In 7th Inning

J-Pinch Hit For Dyer In 8th Inning

K-Subbed Defensively (C ) For Tomlin In 8th Inning

 

INJURY: Ron Cey INJURED (for 1 more game) in 3rd inning

 

Millers......... 0 0 0  1 2 0  0 0 0  -  3  9  2

Sizzlers........ 6 0 2  0 1 0  0 0    -  9 14  1

 

Millers (0-1)            IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR  PC    ERA  SCORESHEET

V.Blue LOSS(0-1)          2 1/3   9   8   6   2   1   2  59  23.14  A1 C1

M.Paxton                  2 2/3   4   1   1   2   2   0  46   3.37  C2 D5

S.Lockwood                1       1   0   0   0   1   0  22   0.00  D6 D9

D.Tomlin                  1       0   0   0   1   0   0   9   0.00  E1 E3

P.Reuschel                1       0   0   0   0   1   0  10   0.00  E4

Totals                    8      14   9   7   5   5   2

 

Sizzlers (1-0)           IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR  PC    ERA  SCORESHEET

F.Tanana WIN(1-0)         6       6   3   3   4   4   0 112   4.50  A1 D1

G.Garber                  1 1/3   2   0   0   0   2   0  25   0.00  D2 D7

B.Sykes                   1 2/3   1   0   0   1   1   0  21   0.00  D8

[1]Totals                    9       9   3   3   5   7   0

 

ATTENDANCE- 21,607 DATE- Monday, October 10th 1977 TIME- Night

UMPIRES- Ken Burkhart, Lee Weyer, Andy Olsen, Dick Stello

T- 3:03

LEFT ON BASE- Millers:11  Sizzlers: 9

DOUBLE PLAYS- Millers: 1  Sizzlers: 0

ERRORS- T.Harrah, V.Blue, R.Dempsey

DOUBLES- T.Perez(1st), R.Dempsey(1st)

TRIPLES- T.Harrah(1st)

HOME RUNS- D.Winfield(1st), T.Scott(1st)

STOLEN BASES- D.Thomas(1st), T.Scott(1st)

CAUGHT STEALING- D.Thomas, D.Winfield

SACRIFICE HITS- B.North, M.Paxton, R.Gilbreath

SACRIFICE FLIES- A.Bannister, M.Rettenmund, J.Remy

WALKS- J.Morgan, B.North, T.Harrah-2, D.Dyer, D.Winfield, L.Stanton, J.Cruz,

       F.Tanana-2

STRIKE OUTS- J.Morgan-2, T.Harrah-2, T.Perez, R.Yount, V.Blue, B.Almon,

             R.Gilbreath, S.Garvey, T.Scott, T.Puhl

BALKS- G.Garber

 

Right fielder Dave Winfield connected with a 'big fly' and had 3 RBI at County

Stadium where the Topeka Sizzlers beat the Minneapolis Millers 9 to 3.

 

Frank Tanana(1-0) had a steady outing.  He went 6 innings surrendering 6 hits

and 4 walks.  For the game Topeka out-hit Minneapolis 14 to 9. 

 

The losing pitcher was Vida Blue(0-1).  He got hit pretty hard, allowing 9

hits and 2 walks in 2 and 1/3 innings.

 


 Game 2
BOXSCORE: 1977 Minneapolis Millers At 1977 Topeka Sizzlers 10/11/1977

BOXSCORE: 1977 Minneapolis Millers At 1977 Topeka Sizzlers         10/11/1977

 

  Millers            AB  R  H RBI AVG     Sizzlers           AB  R  H RBI AVG

  J.Morgan 2B         4  1  1  1 .125     L.Brock LF          3  2  1  0 .333 

  R.Yount SS          4  1  3  0 .625   F-R.Dempsey C         0  0  0  0 .250 

  J.Norris CF,RF      4  0  0  1 .000   H-D.Porter PH         1  0  0  0 .000 

  J.Sambito P         0  0  0  0 ----     T.Puhl CF,LF        4  0  2  2 .400 

  S.Lockwood P        0  0  0  0 ----     J.Stearns C         3  1  2  2 .667 

  T.Harrah 3B         3  1  0  0 .167   D-L.Stanton PH        0  0  0  01.000 

  M.Page LF           3  0  1  2 .250     G.Garber P          0  0  0  0 ---- 

A-R.Manning CF        0  0  0  0 ----     S.Garvey 1B         3  0  0  0 .000 

  T.Perez 1B          3  0  0  0 .143   E-D.Johnson PH,1B     1  0  0  0 .250 

  A.Oliver RF,LF      4  0  1  0 .200     J.Cruz RF           3  0  1  0 .400 

  B.Pocoroba C        3  1  0  0 .000   G-D.Winfield PH,RF    1  0  0  0 .600 

  D.Ellis P           2  0  0  0 .000     R.Cey 3B            4  0  1  0 .286 

C-B.North RF          1  0  0  0 .750     D.Thomas SS         4  0  0  0 .000 

                                          J.Remy 2B           4  2  3  0 .600 

                                          P.Niekro P          2  0  0  0 .000 

                                          B.Sykes P           0  0  0  0 ---- 

                                        B-T.Scott PH,CF       2  0  0  0 .333 

                     -- -- -- ---                            -- -- -- ---     

         Totals      31  4  6  4                 Totals      35  5 10  4

 

A-Subbed Defensively (CF) For Page In 6th Inning

B-Pinch Hit For Sykes In 7th Inning

C-Subbed Defensively (RF) For Ellis In 7th Inning

D-Pinch Hit For Stearns In 7th Inning

E-Pinch Hit For Garvey In 7th Inning

F-Subbed Defensively (C ) For Brock In 8th Inning

G-Pinch Hit For Cruz In 8th Inning

H-Pinch Hit For Dempsey In 9th Inning

 

Millers......... 0 0 0  2 2 0  0 0 0  -  4  6  0

Sizzlers........ 1 0 0  0 0 1  2 0 1  -  5 10  2

 

Millers (0-2)            IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR  PC    ERA  SCORESHEET

D.Ellis                   6 2/3   8   4   4   1   6   1 116   5.40  A1 D2

J.Sambito                 0 1/3   0   0   0   1   1   0   9   0.00  D3 D4

S.Lockwood LOSS(0-1)      1 2/3   2   1   1   1   1   0  27   3.37  D5

Totals                    8 2/3  10   5   5   3   8   1

 

Sizzlers (2-0)           IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR  PC    ERA  SCORESHEET

P.Niekro                  6 1/3   6   4   4   5   4   0 116   5.68  A1 D2

B.Sykes                   0 2/3   0   0   0   0   0   0   5   0.00  D3 D3

G.Garber WIN(1-0)         2       0   0   0   1   1   0  35   0.00  D4

Totals                    9       6   4   4   6   5   0

 

ATTENDANCE- 20,264 DATE- Tuesday, October 11th 1977 TIME- Night

UMPIRES- Jim Odom, Don Denkinger, Ron Luciano, Frank Umont

T- 2:47

LEFT ON BASE- Millers: 7  Sizzlers: 7

DOUBLE PLAYS- Millers: 1  Sizzlers: 3

ERRORS- G.Garber-2

DOUBLES- M.Page(1st), T.Puhl(1st)

TRIPLES- J.Remy(1st)

HOME RUNS- J.Stearns(1st)

STOLEN BASES- J.Morgan(1st), L.Brock(1st), T.Puhl(1st), J.Cruz-2(2nd),

              D.Thomas(2nd), J.Remy-3(3rd)

SACRIFICE HITS- D.Ellis

WALKS- J.Morgan, R.Yount, T.Harrah, R.Manning, T.Perez, B.Pocoroba, L.Brock,

       T.Puhl, L.Stanton

STRIKE OUTS- J.Norris, T.Harrah, T.Perez, A.Oliver, D.Ellis, L.Brock, D.Porter,

             J.Stearns, S.Garvey, D.Johnson, J.Cruz, R.Cey-2

GIDP- R.Yount, J.Norris, D.Thomas

WILD PITCHES- P.Niekro

WEB GEMS- Top 7th: John Stearns blocked the plate, saving a run!

 

Topeka Sizzlers won a dramatic crowd-pleaser over Minneapolis Millers at

County Stadium pulling it out in their last at bats, 5 to 4.

 

The deciding run was scored by Topeka in the bottom of the 9th.  Jerry Remy

tripled.  One out later, Darrell Porter got his turn next, but he was a

strikeout victim.  Terry Puhl then drew a walk.  Remy then suprised everyone

by stealing home resulting in an exciting win for Topeka and a wild post-game

celebration by the home town fans.  Minneapolis was out-hit by Topeka, 10

hits to 6. 

 

The win was credited to Gene Garber(1-0) who went 2 innings allowing no runs.

Skip Lockwood(0-1) ended up with the loss in relief. 

 

 


 Game 3
BOXSCORE: 1977 Topeka Sizzlers At 1977 Minneapolis Millers 10/13/1977

BOXSCORE: 1977 Topeka Sizzlers At 1977 Minneapolis Millers         10/13/1977

 

  Sizzlers           AB  R  H RBI AVG     Millers            AB  R  H RBI AVG

  L.Brock LF          4  1  3  0 .571     J.Morgan 2B         4  0  2  0 .250 

B-T.Scott CF          1  0  0  0 .286     R.Yount SS          4  0  1  0 .500 

  J.Remy 2B           4  0  0  0 .333     J.Norris CF         3  0  1  0 .125 

  S.Garvey 1B         3  1  0  0 .000   C-B.North RF          1  0  0  0 .600 

  J.Cruz RF,LF        4  0  1  0 .333     T.Harrah 3B         2  0  0  0 .125 

  J.Stearns C         4  1  1  1 .429     M.Page LF           3  0  0  0 .143 

  R.Cey 3B            3  1  1  3 .300   D-R.Manning CF        1  0  0  0 .000 

  D.Thomas SS         4  0  1  0 .111     T.Perez 1B          4  1  2  0 .273 

  G.Garber P          0  0  0  0 ----     A.Oliver RF,LF      3  0  0  0 .125 

  B.Sykes P           0  0  0  0 ----   G-A.Bannister PH      1  0  0  0 .400 

  R.Fingers P         0  0  0  0 ----     B.Pocoroba C        3  0  0  0 .000 

  D.Winfield CF,RF    4  0  2  0 .556   H-M.Rettenmund PH     1  0  1  0 .333 

  D.Alexander P       3  0  0  0 .000     M.Pattin P          1  0  0  0 .000 

F-B.Almon SS          1  0  0  0 .250   A-T.Solaita PH        1  0  0  0 .000 

                                          M.Paxton P          0  0  0  0 ---- 

                                        E-G.Alexander PH      1  1  1  2 .500 

                                          S.Lockwood P        0  0  0  0 ---- 

                                        I-D.Dyer PH           1  0  0  0 .000 

                     -- -- -- ---                            -- -- -- ---     

         Totals      35  4  9  4                 Totals      34  2  8  2

 

A-Pinch Hit For Pattin In 5th Inning

B-Subbed Defensively (CF) For Brock In 6th Inning

C-Subbed Defensively (RF) For Norris In 7th Inning

D-Subbed Defensively (CF) For Page In 7th Inning

E-Pinch Hit For Paxton In 7th Inning

F-Subbed Defensively (SS) For Alexander In 8th Inning

G-Pinch Hit For Oliver In 9th Inning

H-Pinch Hit For Pocoroba In 9th Inning

I-Pinch Hit For Lockwood In 9th Inning

 

INJURY: Jim Norris INJURED (for 1 more game) in 6th inning

 

Sizzlers........ 4 0 0  0 0 0  0 0 0  -  4  9  0

Millers......... 0 0 0  0 0 0  2 0 0  -  2  8  0

 

Sizzlers (3-0)           IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR  PC    ERA  SCORESHEET

D.Alexander WIN(1-0)      7       7   2   2   1   1   1 105   2.57  A1 D1

G.Garber HOLD(1st)        1 1/3   0   0   0   1   0   0  19   0.00  D2 D6

B.Sykes HOLD(1st)         0 1/3   0   0   0   0   0   0   3   0.00  D7 D7

R.Fingers SAVE(1st)       0 1/3   1   0   0   0   0   0   8   0.00  D8

Totals                    9       8   2   2   2   1   1

 

Millers (0-3)            IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR  PC    ERA  SCORESHEET

M.Pattin LOSS(0-1)        5       7   4   4   3   4   1  97   7.20  A1 C6

M.Paxton                  2       2   0   0   0   1   0  28   1.93  C7 D5

S.Lockwood                2       0   0   0   0   1   0  16   1.93  D6

Totals                    9       9   4   4   3   6   1

 

ATTENDANCE- 73,575 DATE- Thursday, October 13th 1977 TIME- Night

UMPIRES- Merlyn Anthony, George Maloney, Larry Napp, Art Frantz

T- 2:43

LEFT ON BASE- Sizzlers: 7  Millers: 7

DOUBLE PLAYS- Sizzlers: 0  Millers: 0

DOUBLES- J.Cruz(1st), D.Thomas(1st), D.Winfield(1st), J.Morgan(1st),

         J.Norris(1st), T.Perez-2(3rd)

HOME RUNS- R.Cey(1st), G.Alexander(1st)

STOLEN BASES- L.Brock(2nd), D.Winfield(1st)

CAUGHT STEALING- J.Cruz

WALKS- J.Remy, S.Garvey, R.Cey, T.Harrah-2

STRIKE OUTS- L.Brock, T.Scott, J.Stearns, D.Thomas-2, D.Alexander, J.Norris

WEB GEMS- Bot 3rd: John Stearns blocked the plate, saving a run!

 

In a two run game the Topeka Sizzlers tallied 4 runs in the 1st inning and got

by the Minneapolis Millers by the score of 4 to 2.

 

Topeka delivered all the runs required in the 1st inning when they scored 4

runs on 3 hits.  That was all Doyle Alexander(1-0) needed.  Topeka had a

total of 9 hits for the game. 

 

Rollie Fingers recorded his 1st save.  Marty Pattin(0-1) was charged with the

loss.  He allowed 4 runs and 7 hits in 5 innings.

 


 Game 4
BOXSCORE: 1977 Topeka Sizzlers At 1977 Minneapolis Millers 10/14/1977

BOXSCORE: 1977 Topeka Sizzlers At 1977 Minneapolis Millers         10/14/1977

 

  Sizzlers           AB  R  H RBI AVG     Millers            AB  R  H RBI AVG

  B.Almon SS          5  0  1  0 .222     A.Bannister LF      4  1  0  0 .222 

  R.Gilbreath 2B      5  1  2  0 .444     J.Morgan 2B         4  1  0  1 .188 

  D.Winfield RF       5  1  4  1 .643     B.North CF          2  0  0  1 .429 

  L.Stanton LF        3  0  1  0 .500   H-R.Manning CF        0  0  0  0 .000 

E-L.Brock PR          0  0  0  0 .571     T.Harrah 3B         3  0  1  0 .182 

  P.Hartzell P        0  0  0  0 ----     M.Rettenmund RF     3  1  1  1 .333 

  T.Burgmeier P       0  0  0  0 ----     T.Perez 1B          3  0  0  1 .214 

I-J.Cruz PH           1  0  0  0 .300     M.Paxton P          0  0  0  0 ---- 

  R.Cey 3B            4  0  1  0 .286     J.Sambito P         0  0  0  0 ---- 

  T.Scott CF          4  0  2  2 .364   F-A.Oliver PH         0  0  0  0 .125 

  D.Johnson 1B        2  0  1  0 .333   G-G.Alexander PH      1  1  1  2 .667 

B-S.Garvey PH,1B      2  0  0  0 .000     D.Tomlin P          0  0  0  0 ---- 

  R.Dempsey C         2  0  0  0 .167     P.Reuschel P        0  0  0  0 ---- 

C-J.Stearns PH,C      2  0  0  0 .333     R.Yount SS          4  1  2  0 .500 

  F.Tanana P          0  0  0  01.000     D.Dyer C            4  1  0  0 .000 

D-T.Puhl PH,LF        2  1  1  0 .429     V.Blue P            2  1  1  1 .333 

                                        A-T.Solaita 1B        1  0  0  0 .000 

                     -- -- -- ---                            -- -- -- ---     

         Totals      37  3 13  3                 Totals      31  7  6  7

 

A-Subbed Defensively (1B) For Blue In 6th Inning

B-Pinch Hit For Johnson In 6th Inning

C-Pinch Hit For Dempsey In 6th Inning

D-Pinch Hit For Tanana In 7th Inning

E-Pinch Ran For Stanton In 7th Inning

F-Pinch Hit For Sambito In 7th Inning

G-Pinch Hit For Oliver In 7th Inning

H-Subbed Defensively (CF) For North In 9th Inning

I-Pinch Hit For Burgmeier In 9th Inning

 

Sizzlers........ 0 0 0  0 0 0  3 0 0  -  3 13  1

Millers......... 0 0 0  0 5 0  2 0    -  7  6  1

 

Sizzlers (3-1)           IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR  PC    ERA  SCORESHEET

F.Tanana LOSS(1-1)        6       3   5   2   7   7   0 114   3.75  A1 D2

P.Hartzell                0 2/3   1   1   1   0   0   0  15  13.50  D3 D5

T.Burgmeier               1 1/3   2   1   1   0   0   1  25   6.75  D6

Totals                    8       6   7   4   7   7   1

 

Millers (1-3)            IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR  PC    ERA  SCORESHEET

V.Blue WIN(1-1)           5 1/3   8   0   0   2   3   0  97   7.04  A1 C6

M.Paxton                  0 1/3   0   0   0   0   0   0   3   1.80  C7 C7

J.Sambito                 1 1/3   4   3   3   1   2   0  33  16.20  C8 D7

D.Tomlin                  1       0   0   0   0   1   0  12   0.00  D8 E2

P.Reuschel                1       1   0   0   0   0   0   8   0.00  E3

Totals                    9      13   3   3   3   6   0

 

ATTENDANCE- 73,582 DATE- Friday, October 14th 1977 TIME- Night

UMPIRES- Bruce Froemming, Ed Vargo, Paul Pryor, Harry Wendelstedt

T- 2:54

LEFT ON BASE- Sizzlers:11  Millers: 7

DOUBLE PLAYS- Sizzlers: 0  Millers: 1

ERRORS- R.Gilbreath, J.Morgan

HOME RUNS- G.Alexander(2nd)

STOLEN BASES- B.Almon(1st), R.Yount(1st)

SACRIFICE HITS- F.Tanana

WALKS- L.Stanton, R.Cey, F.Tanana, A.Bannister, J.Morgan, B.North-2, T.Harrah,

       M.Rettenmund, T.Solaita

STRIKE OUTS- B.Almon, R.Gilbreath-2, L.Stanton, R.Cey, J.Stearns, A.Bannister,

             J.Morgan, T.Harrah, M.Rettenmund, R.Yount-2, V.Blue

GIDP- J.Cruz

WILD PITCHES- F.Tanana

 

The Minneapolis Millers scored 5 runs in the 5th inning and defeated the

Topeka Sizzlers by a score of 7 to 3 at Riverfront Stadium.

 

Minneapolis came up with 5 runs in the bottom of the 5th inning.  Although

they lost, Topeka did out-hit Minneapolis 13 to 6.  The win went to Vida

Blue(1-1) who allowed no runs in 5 and 1/3 innings. Frank Tanana(1-1) took

the loss.  He pitched 6 innings allowing 3 hits and 7 walks.

 

 


 Game 5
BOXSCORE: 1977 Topeka Sizzlers At 1977 Minneapolis Millers 10/15/1977

BOXSCORE: 1977 Topeka Sizzlers At 1977 Minneapolis Millers         10/15/1977

 

  Sizzlers           AB  R  H RBI AVG     Millers            AB  R  H RBI AVG

  T.Puhl LF           5  0  2  0 .417     J.Morgan 2B         4  0  1  0 .200 

  J.Stearns C         3  0  1  0 .333     R.Yount SS          5  0  2  0 .476 

D-R.Dempsey PH,C      2  0  0  0 .125     J.Norris CF,LF      4  0  0  0 .083 

  J.Cruz RF           4  2  1  0 .286     T.Harrah 3B         2  1  0  0 .154 

  S.Garvey 1B         5  0  0  0 .000     M.Page LF           3  1  0  0 .100 

  R.Cey 3B            4  2  2  3 .333     J.Sambito P         0  0  0  0 ---- 

  D.Winfield CF       4  1  2  1 .611   E-G.Alexander PH      1  0  0  0 .500 

  D.Thomas SS         3  2  2  1 .250   G-M.Rettenmund RF     1  0  1  0 .429 

  J.Remy 2B           4  1  1  1 .308     T.Perez 1B          4  3  3  3 .333 

  P.Niekro P          1  0  0  0 .000     A.Oliver RF         2  0  1  1 .200 

A-P.Kelly PH          1  0  1  1 .500   F-A.Bannister PH      1  0  0  0 .200 

  G.Garber P          1  0  0  0 .000     S.Lockwood P        0  0  0  0 ---- 

  B.Sykes P           0  0  0  0 ----     B.Pocoroba C        1  0  1  1 .125 

H-T.Scott PH          1  0  0  0 .333   B-D.Dyer C            2  0  0  0 .000 

  P.Hartzell P        0  0  0  0 ----     D.Ellis P           1  0  0  0 .000 

  T.Burgmeier P       0  0  0  0 ----   C-B.North LF,CF       2  0  1  0 .444 

  R.Fingers P         0  0  0  0 ----                                          

                     -- -- -- ---                            -- -- -- ---     

         Totals      38  8 12  7                 Totals      33  5 10  5

 

A-Pinch Hit For Niekro In 4th Inning

B-Subbed Defensively (C ) For Pocoroba In 4th Inning

C-Subbed Defensively (LF) For Ellis In 6th Inning

D-Pinch Hit For Stearns In 7th Inning

E-Pinch Hit For Sambito In 7th Inning

F-Pinch Hit For Oliver In 7th Inning

G-Subbed Defensively (RF) For Alexander In 8th Inning

H-Pinch Hit For Sykes In 8th Inning

 

Sizzlers........ 0 1 0  4 1 0  0 2 0  -  8 12  1

Millers......... 0 2 2  0 1 0  0 0 0  -  5 10  0

 

Sizzlers (4-1)           IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR  PC    ERA  SCORESHEET

P.Niekro                  3       3   4   4   7   2   1  82   7.71  A1 B9

G.Garber WIN(2-0)         3 2/3   4   1   1   0   2   1  52   1.08  C1 D6

B.Sykes HOLD(2nd)         0 1/3   0   0   0   0   0   0   5   0.00  D7 D7

P.Hartzell HOLD(1st)      1       2   0   0   0   0   0  11   5.40  D8 E2

T.Burgmeier HOLD(1st)     0 2/3   0   0   0   0   0   0   4   4.50  E3 E3

R.Fingers                 0 1/3   1   0   0   1   0   0  13   0.00  E4

Totals                    9      10   5   5   8   4   2

 

Millers (1-4)            IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR  PC    ERA  SCORESHEET

D.Ellis LOSS(0-1)         5       9   6   6   2   2   2 114   7.71  A1 C7

J.Sambito                 2       0   0   0   0   3   0  25   7.36  C8 D4

S.Lockwood                2       3   2   2   0   2   0  29   4.05  D5

Totals                    9      12   8   8   2   7   2

 

ATTENDANCE- 68,334 DATE- Saturday, October 15th 1977 TIME- Night

UMPIRES- Frank Umont, Jim Odom, Don Denkinger, Ron Luciano

T- 3:00

LEFT ON BASE- Sizzlers: 5  Millers:10

DOUBLE PLAYS- Sizzlers: 1  Millers: 0

ERRORS- J.Remy

DOUBLES- T.Puhl(2nd), R.Yount(1st)

TRIPLES- J.Remy(2nd), T.Perez(1st)

HOME RUNS- R.Cey-2(3rd), T.Perez-2(2nd)

STOLEN BASES- J.Cruz(3rd), D.Winfield-2(3rd), D.Thomas(3rd), M.Page(1st)

CAUGHT STEALING- D.Thomas, R.Yount, J.Norris, B.North

SACRIFICE HITS- D.Ellis

WALKS- J.Cruz, D.Thomas, J.Morgan, J.Norris, T.Harrah-3, T.Perez, A.Oliver,

       B.Pocoroba

STRIKE OUTS- T.Puhl, J.Cruz, R.Cey, D.Winfield, J.Remy-2, G.Garber, R.Yount-2,

             G.Alexander, D.Dyer

BALKS- S.Lockwood

 

Ron Cey cracked 2 homeruns and had 3 RBI as the Topeka Sizzlers defeated the

Minneapolis Millers 8 to 5 at Riverfront Stadium.

 

Cey had a big day with his bat.  He delivered a solo blast in the 2nd inning

and blasted a two-run home run (his 3rd of the season) in the 4th inning.

Topeka totaled 12 on the night. 

 

Gene Garber(2-0) went 3 and 2/3 innings allowing 1 run for the win. Dock

Ellis(0-1) was the loser.  He was knocked around by Topeka, allowing 9 hits

and 2 walks in 5 innings. 

 

First baseman Tony Perez smacked 2 homeruns and had 3 RBI in a losing cause

for Minneapolis.

 


1977 World Series Statistics

Strat-O-Matic Report

Strat-O-Matic Report





Primary Player Statistics For 1977 Topeka Sizzlers Totals After 5 Games


NAME              BAVG  GM  AB   R   H 2B 3B HR RBI  BB  SO HB SH DP  SB CS  E
D.Winfield        .611   5  18   4  11  1  0  1   5   1   1  0  0  0   3  1  0
L.Brock           .571   3   7   3   4  0  0  0   0   1   2  0  0  0   2  0  0
L.Stanton         .500   3   4   1   2  0  0  0   0   3   1  0  0  0   0  0  0
P.Kelly           .500   2   2   0   1  0  0  0   1   0   0  0  0  0   0  0  0
R.Gilbreath       .444   2   9   2   4  0  0  0   0   0   3  0  1  0   0  0  1
T.Puhl            .417   4  12   1   5  2  0  0   2   1   2  0  0  0   1  0  0
R.Cey             .333   5  18   4   6  0  0  3   6   2   4  0  0  0   0  0  0
J.Stearns         .333   4  12   2   4  0  0  1   3   0   3  0  0  0   0  0  0
D.Johnson         .333   3   6   1   2  0  0  0   0   0   1  0  0  0   0  0  0
T.Scott           .333   5  12   1   4  0  0  1   6   0   2  0  0  0   1  0  0
J.Remy            .308   4  13   3   4  0  2  0   2   1   2  0  0  0   3  0  1
J.Cruz            .286   5  14   2   4  1  0  0   0   2   2  0  0  1   3  1  0
D.Thomas          .250   4  12   2   3  1  0  0   1   1   2  0  0  1   3  2  0
B.Almon           .222   3   9   0   2  0  0  0   1   0   2  0  0  0   1  0  0
R.Dempsey         .125   4   8   1   1  1  0  0   0   0   0  0  0  0   0  0  1
S.Garvey          .000   5  15   1   0  0  0  0   0   1   2  0  0  0   0  0  0
D.Porter          .000   1   1   0   0  0  0  0   0   0   1  0  0  0   0  0  0
T.Paciorek        ----   0   0   0   0  0  0  0   0   0   0  0  0  0   0  0  0
G.Flores          ----   0   0   0   0  0  0  0   0   0   0  0  0  0   0  0  0
G.Burke           ----   0   0   0   0  0  0  0   0   0   0  0  0  0   0  0  0
G.Thomas          ----   0   0   0   0  0  0  0   0   0   0  0  0  0   0  0  0
ALL PITCHERS      .125   5   8   1   1  0  0  0   0   3   2  0  1  0   0  0  2
----------------- ---- --- --- --- --- -- -- -- --- --- --- -- -- -- --- -- --
TEAM TOTALS       .322     180      58     2     27      32     2     17     5
                         5      29      6     6      16      0     2      4


NAME               ERA  W  L   PCT   G GS CG SH SV    IP   H   R  ER HR  BB  SO
R.Fingers         0.00  0  0  ----   2  0  0  0  1   0.2   2   0   0  0   1   0
B.Sykes           0.00  0  0  ----   4  0  0  0  0   3.0   1   0   0  0   1   1
G.Garber          1.08  2  0 1.000   4  0  0  0  0   8.1   6   1   1  1   2   5
D.Alexander       2.57  1  0 1.000   1  1  0  0  0   7.0   7   2   2  1   1   1
F.Tanana          3.75  1  1  .500   2  2  0  0  0  12.0   9   8   5  0  11  11
T.Burgmeier       4.50  0  0  ----   2  0  0  0  0   2.0   2   1   1  1   0   0
P.Hartzell        5.40  0  0  ----   2  0  0  0  0   1.2   3   1   1  0   0   0
P.Niekro          7.71  0  0  ----   2  2  0  0  0   9.1   9   8   8  1  12   6
M.Fidrych         ----  0  0  ----   0  0  0  0  0   0.0   0   0   0  0   0   0
R.Grimsley        ----  0  0  ----   0  0  0  0  0   0.0   0   0   0  0   0   0
B.Atkinson        ----  0  0  ----   0  0  0  0  0   0.0   0   0   0  0   0   0
R.Baldwin         ----  0  0  ----   0  0  0  0  0   0.0   0   0   0  0   0   0
D.Wehrmeister     ----  0  0  ----   0  0  0  0  0   0.0   0   0   0  0   0   0
J.Rooker          ----  0  0  ----   0  0  0  0  0   0.0   0   0   0  0   0   0
R.Rhoden          ----  0  0  ----   0  0  0  0  0   0.0   0   0   0  0   0   0
ALL NON-PITCHERS  ----  0  0  ----   0  0  0  0  0   0.0   0   0   0  0   0   0
Team                                          0                   +0
----------------- ---- -- -- ----- --- -- -- -- -- ----- --- --- --- -- --- ---
TEAM TOTALS       3.68     1         5     0     1        39      18     28
                        4     .800      5     0     44.0      21      4      24


Strat-O-Matic Report

Strat-O-Matic Report





Fielding Report For 1977 Topeka Sizzlers Totals After 5 Games

Pitcher             G  GS    Inn   PO    A   E  DP TP  Pct.
D.Alexander         1   1    7.0    0    0   0   0  0  ----
T.Burgmeier         2   0    2.0    0    2   0   0  0 1.000
R.Fingers           2   0     .2    0    0   0   0  0  ----
G.Garber            4   0    8.1    2    2   2   0  0  .667
P.Hartzell          2   0    1.2    0    0   0   0  0  ----
P.Niekro            2   2    9.1    0    2   0   0  0 1.000
B.Sykes             4   0    3.0    0    1   0   0  0 1.000
F.Tanana            2   2   12.0    1    1   0   0  0 1.000
TOTAL              19   5   44.0    3    8   2   0  0  .846

Catcher             G  GS    Inn   PO    A   E  DP TP  Pct.
R.Dempsey           4   2   19.0   15    1   1   0  0  .941
J.Stearns           4   3   25.0   12    2   0   1  0 1.000
TOTAL               8   5   44.0   27    3   1   1  0  .968

1st Baseman         G  GS    Inn   PO    A   E  DP TP  Pct.
S.Garvey            5   3   31.0   28    5   0   3  0 1.000
D.Johnson           3   2   13.0    9    0   0   1  0 1.000
TOTAL               8   5   44.0   37    5   0   4  0 1.000

2nd Baseman         G  GS    Inn   PO    A   E  DP TP  Pct.
R.Gilbreath         2   2   11.0    2    4   1   0  0  .857
J.Remy              4   3   33.0   12    9   1   2  0  .955
TOTAL               6   5   44.0   14   13   2   2  0  .931

3rd Baseman         G  GS    Inn   PO    A   E  DP TP  Pct.
R.Cey               5   5   38.0    3    7   0   1  0 1.000
R.Gilbreath         1   0    6.0    1    1   0   0  0 1.000
TOTAL               6   5   44.0    4    8   0   1  0 1.000

Short Stop          G  GS    Inn   PO    A   E  DP TP  Pct.
B.Almon             3   2   14.0    1    2   0   0  0 1.000
D.Thomas            4   3   30.0    5    9   0   1  0 1.000
TOTAL               7   5   44.0    6   11   0   1  0 1.000

Left Fielder        G  GS    Inn   PO    A   E  DP TP  Pct.
L.Brock             2   2   12.0    2    0   0   0  0 1.000
J.Cruz              2   0   10.0    2    0   0   0  0 1.000
T.Puhl              3   1   13.0    1    0   0   0  0 1.000
L.Stanton           2   2    9.0    3    0   0   0  0 1.000
TOTAL               9   5   44.0    8    0   0   0  0 1.000

Center Fielder      G  GS    Inn   PO    A   E  DP TP  Pct.
T.Puhl              1   1    7.0    4    1   0   1  0 1.000
T.Scott             4   2   23.0    9    0   0   0  0 1.000
D.Winfield          2   2   14.0    6    0   0   0  0 1.000
TOTAL               7   5   44.0   19    1   0   1  0 1.000

Right Fielder       G  GS    Inn   PO    A   E  DP TP  Pct.
J.Cruz              3   3   22.0    6    1   0   0  0 1.000
D.Winfield          4   2   22.0    8    0   0   0  0 1.000
TOTAL               7   5   44.0   14    1   0   0  0 1.000



1977 USRL Division Series:

Unadilla vs. Topeka (Topeka Wins 4-1)

Unadilla
0
Topeka
5
Unadilla
3
Topeka
2
Topeka
7
Unadilla
4
Topeka
9
Unadilla
2
Topeka
4
Unadilla
2

1977 Division Series Boxes:

 Game 1
BOXSCORE: 1977 Unadilla Cyclone At 1977 Topeka Sizzlers 10/1/1977

BOXSCORE: 1977 Unadilla Cyclone At 1977 Topeka Sizzlers             10/1/1977

 

  Cyclone            AB  R  H RBI AVG     Sizzlers           AB  R  H RBI AVG

  A.Otis CF           2  0  0  0 .000     L.Brock LF          2  1  1  1 .500 

A-D.Parker RF         1  0  0  0 .000   B-T.Puhl LF           1  0  0  0 .000 

  C.Kusick 1B         2  0  0  0 .000     J.Cruz RF           3  0  2  1 .667 

  C.Fisk C            3  0  1  0 .333     J.Stearns C         3  0  0  0 .000 

  M.Vail RF,LF        3  0  0  0 .000     S.Garvey 1B         4  0  1  0 .250 

  B.Hobson 3B         4  0  0  0 .000     R.Cey 3B            4  0  0  0 .000 

  D.Ford LF,CF        3  0  0  0 .000     D.Winfield CF       4  1  2  0 .500 

  B.Campaneris SS     4  0  0  0 .000     D.Thomas SS         3  2  2  1 .667 

  W.Randolph 2B       4  0  0  0 .000     J.Remy 2B           3  1  2  1 .667 

  S.Rogers P          1  0  0  0 .000     F.Tanana P          2  0  0  0 .000 

C-S.Alomar PH         1  0  0  0 .000                                          

  J.Urrea P           0  0  0  0 ----                                         

                     -- -- -- ---                            -- -- -- ---     

         Totals      28  0  1  0                 Totals      29  5 10  4

 

A-Subbed Defensively (RF) For Otis In 4th Inning

B-Subbed Defensively (LF) For Brock In 6th Inning

C-Pinch Hit For Rogers In 7th Inning

 

INJURY: Amos Otis INJURED (for 7 more games) in 4th inning

 

Cyclone......... 0 0 0  0 0 0  0 0 0  -  0  1  1

Sizzlers........ 0 1 0  0 3 1  0 0    -  5 10  0

 

Cyclone (0-1)            IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR  PC    ERA  SCORESHEET

S.Rogers LOSS(0-1)        6      10   5   4   2   5   0 109   6.00  A1 C9

J.Urrea                   2       0   0   0   1   1   0  21   0.00  D1

Totals                    8      10   5   4   3   6   0

 

Sizzlers (1-0)           IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR  PC    ERA  SCORESHEET

F.Tanana WIN(1-0)         9       1   0   0   5  12   0 147   0.00  A1

Totals                    9       1   0   0   5  12   0

 

ATTENDANCE- 23,991 DATE- Saturday, October 1st 1977 TIME- Day

UMPIRES- Ken Burkhart, Lee Weyer, Andy Olsen, Dick Stello

T- 2:43

LEFT ON BASE- Cyclone: 8  Sizzlers: 4

DOUBLE PLAYS- Cyclone: 1  Sizzlers: 0

ERRORS- W.Randolph

DOUBLES- C.Fisk(1st), J.Cruz(1st)

STOLEN BASES- A.Otis(1st), L.Brock-2(2nd), D.Winfield(1st), D.Thomas(1st),

              J.Remy-2(2nd)

CAUGHT STEALING- J.Cruz, S.Garvey, D.Winfield, J.Remy

SACRIFICE HITS- L.Brock

WALKS- A.Otis, C.Kusick-2, C.Fisk, S.Rogers, J.Cruz, J.Stearns, F.Tanana

HIT BY PITCH- M.Vail, D.Ford

STRIKE OUTS- C.Kusick, C.Fisk, M.Vail-3, B.Hobson-3, D.Ford-2, W.Randolph-2,

             L.Brock, J.Stearns, S.Garvey, R.Cey, F.Tanana-2

GIDP- J.Stearns

 

Frank Tanana allowed only 1 hit resulting in a big goose egg on the scoreboard

for Unadilla at County Stadium where the Topeka Sizzlers beat the Unadilla

Cyclone 5 to 0.

 

Tanana(1-0) escaped virtually unscathed against the Unadilla hitters.  He was

stingy on the mound, allowing just 1 hit and 5 walks in 9 innings.  Tanana

chalked up 12 strikeouts.  Topeka totaled 10 on the afternoon. 

 

Steve Rogers(0-1) ended up with the loss.  He got hit pretty hard, allowing 10

hits and 2 walks in 6 innings.  Tanana was jubilant in the hometown

clubhouse, 'It was a lot of fun out there.  The fans gave me a lot of support

as did my teammates.  We got the victory and I'll sure take 12 strikeouts

anytime!'

 


 Game 2
BOXSCORE: 1977 Unadilla Cyclone At 1977 Topeka Sizzlers 10/2/1977

BOXSCORE: 1977 Unadilla Cyclone At 1977 Topeka Sizzlers             10/2/1977

 

  Cyclone            AB  R  H RBI AVG     Sizzlers           AB  R  H RBI AVG

  J.Milner LF         2  0  1  0 .500     L.Brock LF          2  0  0  0 .250 

C-R.Freed PH,LF       3  1  1  1 .333     B.Sykes P           1  0  1  01.000 

  C.Fisk C            4  0  1  0 .286     P.Hartzell P        0  0  0  0 ---- 

  O.Gamble CF         2  0  0  0 .000     T.Burgmeier P       0  0  0  0 ---- 

  B.Hobson 3B         3  0  0  0 .000   F-P.Kelly PH          1  0  0  0 .000 

  D.Parker RF         4  1  1  0 .200     G.Garber P          0  0  0  0 ---- 

  B.Campaneris SS     4  0  1  0 .125     J.Cruz RF           3  1  3  0 .833 

  J.Thompson 1B       2  0  0  0 .000     J.Stearns C         2  0  0  0 .000 

  W.Randolph 2B       4  1  2  1 .250     S.Garvey 1B         3  1  0  0 .143 

  W.Garland P         2  0  0  0 .000     R.Cey 3B            3  0  0  0 .000 

D-M.Vail PH           0  0  0  0 .000     D.Winfield CF       1  0  0  0 .400 

E-S.Henderson PH      1  0  1  11.000   A-T.Puhl PH,LF        2  0  0  1 .000 

  L.Sorensen P        0  0  0  0 ----     D.Thomas SS         3  0  0  1 .333 

G-J.Ferguson PH       1  0  0  0 .000   H-L.Stanton PH        0  0  0  0 ---- 

  G.Lavelle P         0  0  0  0 ----   I-B.Almon PR          0  0  0  0 ---- 

                                          J.Remy 2B           2  0  0  0 .400 

                                        J-R.Gilbreath PH      1  0  0  0 .000 

                                          P.Niekro P          1  0  0  0 .000 

                                        B-T.Scott PH,CF       2  0  0  0 .000 

                                        K-D.Johnson PH        1  0  0  0 .000 

                     -- -- -- ---                            -- -- -- ---     

         Totals      32  3  8  3                 Totals      28  2  4  2

 

A-Pinch Hit For Winfield In 4th Inning

B-Pinch Hit For Niekro In 4th Inning

C-Pinch Hit For Milner In 5th Inning

D-Pinch Hit For Garland In 6th Inning

E-Pinch Hit For Vail In 6th Inning

F-Pinch Hit For Burgmeier In 7th Inning

G-Pinch Hit For Sorensen In 9th Inning

H-Pinch Hit For Thomas In 9th Inning

I-Pinch Ran For Stanton In 9th Inning

J-Pinch Hit For Remy In 9th Inning

K-Pinch Hit For Scott In 9th Inning

 

Cyclone......... 0 1 0  0 1 1  0 0 0  -  3  8  1

Sizzlers........ 0 0 0  2 0 0  0 0 0  -  2  4  0

 

Cyclone (1-1)            IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR  PC    ERA  SCORESHEET

W.Garland WIN(1-0)        5       3   2   2   6   1   0  75   3.60  A1 C3

L.Sorensen HOLD(1st)      3       1   0   0   0   2   0  42   0.00  C4 D5

G.Lavelle SAVE(1st)       1       0   0   0   1   1   0  18   0.00  D6

Totals                    9       4   2   2   7   4   0

 

Sizzlers (1-1)           IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR  PC    ERA  SCORESHEET

P.Niekro                  4       4   1   1   4   5   0  51   2.25  A1 B9

B.Sykes LOSS(0-1)         1 2/3   3   2   2   0   0   1  27  10.80  C1 C8

P.Hartzell                0 2/3   1   0   0   0   0   0  16   0.00  C9 D2

T.Burgmeier               0 2/3   0   0   0   1   2   0  13   0.00  D3 D5

G.Garber                  2       0   0   0   0   2   0  20   0.00  D6

Totals                    9       8   3   3   5   9   1

 

ATTENDANCE- 23,778 DATE- Sunday, October 2nd 1977 TIME- Day

UMPIRES- Bill Williams, John McSherry, Frank Pulli, Tom Gorman

T- 2:13

LEFT ON BASE- Cyclone: 8  Sizzlers: 7

DOUBLE PLAYS- Cyclone: 1  Sizzlers: 2

ERRORS- B.Campaneris

DOUBLES- J.Milner(1st), D.Parker(1st), J.Cruz-2(3rd)

TRIPLES- W.Randolph(1st)

HOME RUNS- R.Freed(1st)

STOLEN BASES- B.Campaneris(1st), J.Cruz(1st), S.Garvey(1st)

CAUGHT STEALING- B.Sykes, J.Cruz

SACRIFICE HITS- O.Gamble, J.Stearns

WALKS- C.Fisk, O.Gamble, B.Hobson, J.Thompson-2, J.Cruz, J.Stearns, S.Garvey,

       R.Cey, T.Puhl, L.Stanton, J.Remy

STRIKE OUTS- R.Freed, C.Fisk, O.Gamble, B.Hobson, D.Parker, B.Campaneris,

             W.Randolph-2, W.Garland, S.Garvey, T.Puhl, T.Scott-2

GIDP- O.Gamble, B.Hobson, S.Garvey

WILD PITCHES- P.Hartzell

 

Willie Randolph had 2 base hits at County Stadium as the Unadilla Cyclone beat

the Topeka Sizzlers by the count of 3 to 2.

 

Unadilla had 1 run cross the plate in the 6th inning.  After two outs Randolph

tripled.  Steve Henderson came next and he ripped a base-knock scoring the

run.  Unadilla had 8 hits for the game and Topeka had 4. 

 

The win was credited to Wayne Garland(1-0) who went 5 innings allowing 2 runs.

Gary Lavelle got the save, his 1st.  Bob Sykes(0-1) took the loss in relief.

 

 


 Game 3
BOXSCORE: 1977 Topeka Sizzlers At 1977 Unadilla Cyclone 10/4/1977

BOXSCORE: 1977 Topeka Sizzlers At 1977 Unadilla Cyclone             10/4/1977

 

  Sizzlers           AB  R  H RBI AVG     Cyclone            AB  R  H RBI AVG

  T.Puhl LF           4  2  1  0 .143     J.Milner LF         3  0  0  0 .200 

  J.Remy 2B           3  0  1  2 .375     J.Urrea P           0  0  0  0 ---- 

  S.Garvey 1B         4  1  1  0 .182     L.Sorensen P        0  0  0  0 ---- 

  J.Cruz RF           3  1  1  1 .667   B-J.Ferguson PH       1  0  1  0 .500 

  J.Stearns C         4  0  3  2 .333     R.Moffitt P         0  0  0  0 ---- 

  R.Cey 3B            3  1  1  0 .100   E-S.Henderson PH      1  0  0  0 .500 

  D.Thomas SS         5  1  0  0 .182     C.Fisk C            2  0  0  1 .222 

  P.Hartzell P        0  0  0  0 ----     O.Gamble CF         4  0  0  0 .000 

  B.Sykes P           0  0  0  01.000     B.Hobson 3B         4  1  1  1 .091 

  R.Fingers P         0  0  0  0 ----     D.Parker RF         4  1  1  1 .222 

  D.Winfield CF       3  1  1  1 .375     W.Randolph 2B       3  1  0  0 .182 

  D.Alexander P       3  0  0  1 .000     J.Thompson 1B       2  1  0  0 .000 

  G.Garber P          0  0  0  0 ----   D-C.Kusick PH         0  0  0  1 .000 

C-B.Almon SS          0  0  0  0 ----     B.Campaneris SS     3  0  1  0 .182 

                                          E.Rasmussen P       1  0  0  0 .000 

                                        A-R.Freed PH,LF       3  0  2  0 .500 

                     -- -- -- ---                            -- -- -- ---      

         Totals      32  7  9  7                 Totals      31  4  6  4

 

A-Pinch Hit For Rasmussen In 6th Inning

B-Pinch Hit For Sorensen In 8th Inning

C-Subbed Defensively (SS) For Garber In 9th Inning

D-Pinch Hit For Thompson In 9th Inning

E-Pinch Hit For Moffitt In 9th Inning

 

Sizzlers........ 0 0 0  0 3 0  0 4 0  -  7  9  0

Cyclone......... 0 0 0  0 0 0  0 1 3  -  4  6  0

 

Sizzlers (2-1)           IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR  PC    ERA  SCORESHEET

D.Alexander WIN(1-0)      7 2/3   2   1   1   3   5   0 104   1.17  A1 D1

G.Garber                  0 1/3   0   0   0   1   0   0  10   0.00  D2 D3

P.Hartzell                0       2   3   3   1   0   2  13  40.50  D4 D6

B.Sykes                   0 1/3   0   0   0   0   0   0   7   9.00  D7 D7

R.Fingers                 0 2/3   2   0   0   0   0   0   7   0.00  D8

Totals                    9       6   4   4   5   5   2

 

Cyclone (1-2)            IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR  PC    ERA  SCORESHEET

E.Rasmussen LOSS(0-1)     6       5   3   3   6   4   0  89   4.50  A1 D1

J.Urrea                   1 2/3   4   4   4   1   0   0  33   9.82  D2 E2

L.Sorensen                0 1/3   0   0   0   0   0   0   4   0.00  E3 E3

R.Moffitt                 1       0   0   0   1   1   0  15   0.00  E4

Totals                    9       9   7   7   8   5   0

 

ATTENDANCE- 13,744 DATE- Tuesday, October 4th 1977 TIME- Day

UMPIRES- Merlyn Anthony, George Maloney, Larry Napp, Art Frantz

T- 2:40

LEFT ON BASE- Sizzlers: 9  Cyclone: 6

DOUBLE PLAYS- Sizzlers: 1  Cyclone: 0

DOUBLES- T.Puhl(1st), J.Cruz(4th), J.Stearns(1st)

TRIPLES- J.Remy(1st), S.Garvey(1st)

HOME RUNS- B.Hobson(1st), D.Parker(1st)

STOLEN BASES- J.Stearns(1st)

CAUGHT STEALING- J.Remy

SACRIFICE HITS- J.Remy, R.Cey

SACRIFICE FLIES- D.Alexander, C.Kusick

WALKS- T.Puhl, J.Remy, S.Garvey, J.Cruz-2, J.Stearns, R.Cey, D.Winfield,

       C.Fisk-2, W.Randolph, J.Thompson, B.Campaneris

STRIKE OUTS- R.Cey, D.Thomas-2, D.Alexander-2, J.Milner, O.Gamble, B.Hobson,

             B.Campaneris, E.Rasmussen

GIDP- S.Henderson

WILD PITCHES- B.Sykes

PASSED BALLS- J.Stearns, C.Fisk

 

Doyle Alexander carried a no-hitter into the 8th inning and catcher John

Stearns had 3 base hits and 2 RBI as the Topeka Sizzlers topped the Unadilla

Cyclone by a score of 7 to 4 at Tiger Stadium.

 

Alexander(1-0) looked very much in control throughout the day.  He allowed

just 2 hits and 3 walks in 7 and 2/3 innings.  The right-handed Alexander

lost his chance for a no-hitter when Roger Freed singled with two outs in the

8th inning.  Unadilla had a chance to come back in the 9th but they came up

short. 

 

Eric Rasmussen(0-1) was charged with the loss.  He surrendered 3 runs and 5

hits in 6 innings.

 


 Game 4
BOXSCORE: 1977 Topeka Sizzlers At 1977 Unadilla Cyclone 10/5/1977

BOXSCORE: 1977 Topeka Sizzlers At 1977 Unadilla Cyclone             10/5/1977

 

  Sizzlers           AB  R  H RBI AVG     Cyclone            AB  R  H RBI AVG

  T.Puhl LF           4  2  1  0 .182     D.Ford CF,LF        4  0  1  0 .143 

  J.Cruz RF           4  3  3  2 .692     D.Parker RF         4  0  1  0 .231 

  J.Stearns C         4  1  2  1 .385     C.Kusick 1B         4  0  0  0 .000 

  S.Garvey 1B         1  1  0  0 .167     C.Fisk C            3  0  0  0 .167 

  R.Cey 3B            3  0  1  2 .154     M.Vail LF           2  0  0  0 .000 

  D.Winfield CF       4  1  1  2 .333     J.Urrea P           0  0  0  0 ---- 

  D.Thomas SS         4  1  1  0 .200     J.Bibby P           1  0  0  0 .000 

  J.Remy 2B           5  0  0  0 .231     B.Hobson 3B         4  1  1  0 .133 

  F.Tanana P          4  0  0  0 .000     B.Campaneris SS     3  0  0  0 .143 

                                          W.Randolph 2B       2  0  0  1 .154 

                                          S.Rogers P          1  0  0  0 .000 

                                        A-R.Freed PH,LF       1  1  1  1 .571 

                                        B-S.Alomar PH         1  0  0  0 .000 

                                        C-S.Henderson CF      0  0  0  0 .500 

                     -- -- -- ---                            -- -- -- ---     

         Totals      33  9  9  7                 Totals      30  2  4  2

 

A-Pinch Hit For Rogers In 6th Inning

B-Pinch Hit For Freed In 7th Inning

C-Subbed Defensively (CF) For Alomar In 8th Inning

 

Sizzlers........ 1 0 1  0 0 4  3 0 0  -  9  9  0

Cyclone......... 0 0 0  0 0 1  1 0 0  -  2  4  3

 

Sizzlers (3-1)           IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR  PC    ERA  SCORESHEET

F.Tanana WIN(2-0)         9       4   2   2   2  11   1 125   1.00  A1

Totals                    9       4   2   2   2  11   1

 

Cyclone (1-3)            IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR  PC    ERA  SCORESHEET

S.Rogers LOSS(0-2)        6       5   6   4   5   5   0  89   6.00  A1 C9

J.Urrea                   0       3   3   3   0   0   1  13  17.18  D1 D3

J.Bibby                   3       1   0   0   3   2   0  39   0.00  D4

Totals                    9       9   9   7   8   7   1

 

ATTENDANCE- 13,952 DATE- Wednesday, October 5th 1977 TIME- Day

UMPIRES- Ron Luciano, Frank Umont, Jim Odom, Don Denkinger

T- 2:34

LEFT ON BASE- Sizzlers: 8  Cyclone: 4

DOUBLE PLAYS- Sizzlers: 0  Cyclone: 0

ERRORS- J.Bibby, B.Campaneris, S.Rogers

DOUBLES- J.Stearns(2nd), D.Parker(2nd), B.Hobson(1st)

TRIPLES- T.Puhl(1st)

HOME RUNS- J.Cruz(1st), R.Freed(2nd)

STOLEN BASES- J.Cruz-3(4th), S.Garvey(2nd), D.Thomas(2nd), J.Remy(3rd)

SACRIFICE HITS- J.Stearns, S.Garvey

SACRIFICE FLIES- R.Cey, W.Randolph

WALKS- T.Puhl, J.Cruz, S.Garvey-3, R.Cey, D.Winfield, D.Thomas, C.Fisk, M.Vail

STRIKE OUTS- T.Puhl-2, R.Cey, D.Thomas, J.Remy-2, F.Tanana, D.Ford, D.Parker,

             C.Kusick-4, C.Fisk, M.Vail, J.Bibby, B.Campaneris, S.Rogers

 

Frank Tanana whiffed 11 batters and Jose Cruz touched them all and had 2 RBI

at Tiger Stadium as the Topeka Sizzlers beat the Unadilla Cyclone 9 to

2.

 

Tanana(2-0) was very good in the win.  He gave up just 4 hits and 2 walks in 9

innings.  Topeka rapped out 9 hits for the afternoon. 

 

Steve Rogers(0-2) took the loss.  'I've been working on a few things in my

delivery, and I think I'm hitting a good groove.' Tanana said after the game.

'I'm ready to start another game tomorrow!'

 


 Game 5
BOXSCORE: 1977 Topeka Sizzlers At 1977 Unadilla Cyclone 10/6/1977

BOXSCORE: 1977 Topeka Sizzlers At 1977 Unadilla Cyclone             10/6/1977

 

  Sizzlers           AB  R  H RBI AVG     Cyclone            AB  R  H RBI AVG

  T.Puhl LF           5  0  0  0 .125     J.Milner LF,1B      4  0  0  0 .111 

  J.Cruz RF           3  0  2  0 .688     C.Fisk C            4  1  1  1 .188 

C-L.Stanton PH        1  0  0  0 .000     O.Gamble CF         2  0  0  0 .000 

D-T.Scott CF          1  0  0  0 .000   A-S.Henderson CF      2  0  1  0 .500 

  J.Stearns C         2  1  0  0 .333     D.Parker RF         3  0  0  0 .188 

F-D.Johnson PH        0  0  0  0 .000     B.Hobson 3B         4  0  0  0 .105 

G-L.Brock PR          0  0  0  0 .250     J.Thompson 1B       2  0  0  0 .000 

H-R.Dempsey C         0  1  0  0 ----   E-M.Vail PH,LF        1  0  1  0 .167 

  S.Garvey 1B         3  1  2  3 .267   J-D.Roberts PH        1  0  0  0 .000 

  R.Cey 3B            5  0  0  0 .111   K-D.Ford LF           0  0  0  0 .143 

  D.Winfield CF,RF    5  0  0  0 .235     B.Campaneris SS     4  0  0  0 .111 

  D.Thomas SS         4  0  0  0 .158     W.Randolph 2B       4  0  0  0 .118 

  J.Remy 2B           2  1  1  0 .267     W.Garland P         1  0  0  0 .000 

  P.Niekro P          3  0  1  1 .250   B-J.Ferguson PH       0  0  0  0 .500 

  B.Sykes P           0  0  0  01.000     G.Lavelle P         0  0  0  0 ---- 

  G.Garber P          1  0  0  0 .000   I-R.Freed PH          1  1  1  1 .625 

  R.Fingers P         0  0  0  0 ----     R.Moffitt P         0  0  0  0 ---- 

                                        L-C.Kusick PH         1  0  0  0 .000 

                     -- -- -- ---                            -- -- -- ---     

         Totals      35  4  6  4                 Totals      34  2  4  2

 

A-Subbed Defensively (CF) For Gamble In 5th Inning

B-Pinch Hit For Garland In 6th Inning

C-Pinch Hit For Cruz In 7th Inning

D-Subbed Defensively (CF) For Stanton In 7th Inning

E-Pinch Hit For Thompson In 7th Inning

F-Pinch Hit For Stearns In 8th Inning

G-Pinch Ran For Johnson In 8th Inning

H-Subbed Defensively (C ) For Brock In 8th Inning

I-Pinch Hit For Lavelle In 8th Inning

J-Pinch Hit For Vail In 9th Inning

K-Subbed Defensively (LF) For Roberts In 10th Inning

L-Pinch Hit For Moffitt In 10th Inning

 

INJURY: Oscar Gamble INJURED (for 10 more games) in 4th inning

 

Sizzlers........ 0 1 1  0 0 0  0 0 0  2 -  4  6  0

Cyclone......... 0 0 0  0 0 0  1 1 0  0 -  2  4  2

 

Sizzlers (4-1)           IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR  PC    ERA  SCORESHEET

P.Niekro                  6 1/3   2   1   1   2   7   1  80   1.74  A1 C5

B.Sykes                   0       1   0   0   0   0   0   6   9.00  C6 C6

G.Garber WIN(1-0) BS(1st) 2 2/3   1   1   1   0   4   1  33   1.80  C7 D6

R.Fingers SAVE(1st)       1       0   0   0   0   1   0  11   0.00  D7

Totals                   10       4   2   2   2  12   2

 

Cyclone (1-4)            IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR  PC    ERA  SCORESHEET

W.Garland                 6       4   2   2   3   3   0  99   3.27  A1 C7

G.Lavelle                 2       1   0   0   1   3   0  25   0.00  C8 D6

R.Moffitt LOSS(0-1)       2       1   2   2   1   0   1  48   6.00  D7

Totals                   10       6   4   4   5   6   1

 

ATTENDANCE- 13,922 DATE- Thursday, October 6th 1977 TIME- Day

UMPIRES- Frank Umont, Jim Odom, Don Denkinger, Ron Luciano

T- 2:36

LEFT ON BASE- Sizzlers: 8  Cyclone: 4

DOUBLE PLAYS- Sizzlers: 0  Cyclone: 1

ERRORS- D.Parker, M.Vail

DOUBLES- J.Cruz(5th), S.Garvey(1st)

HOME RUNS- S.Garvey(1st), C.Fisk(1st), R.Freed(3rd)

STOLEN BASES- J.Remy(4th)

SACRIFICE HITS- S.Garvey

WALKS- D.Johnson, R.Dempsey, S.Garvey, J.Remy-2, D.Parker, J.Ferguson

HIT BY PITCH- J.Stearns

STRIKE OUTS- T.Puhl-3, L.Stanton, D.Winfield, D.Thomas, J.Milner-3, O.Gamble,

             S.Henderson, D.Parker-2, B.Hobson-3, W.Randolph-2

GIDP- J.Stearns

 

First baseman Steve Garvey connected with a 'big fly' and had 3 RBI and Phil

Niekro carried a no-hitter into the 7th inning at Tiger Stadium as the Topeka

Sizzlers beat the Unadilla Cyclone in 10 innings by the count of 4 to

2.

 

Both teams were tied at 2 runs apiece after nine innings.  Topeka was

victorious in the 10th inning.  After an out was recorded, Rick Dempsey began

the rally when he drew a walk.  Garvey was next and he cleared the fences for

a two-run home run (his 1st of the season).  Topeka had only 6 hits for the

afternoon. 

 

Gene Garber(1-0) went 2 and 2/3 innings allowing 1 run for the victory.  The

right-handed Niekro lost his chance for a no-hitter when Carlton Fisk homered

with nobody out in the 7th inning.  Garber got help from Rollie Fingers who

was credited with his 1st save.  The loss was charged to Randy Moffitt(0-1)

in relief. 

 

 


1977 Division Series Statistics

Strat-O-Matic Report

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Primary Player Statistics For 1977 Topeka Sizzlers Totals After 5 Games


NAME              BAVG  GM  AB   R   H 2B 3B HR RBI  BB  SO HB SH DP  SB CS  E
J.Cruz            .550   6  20   5  11  5  0  1   4   5   0  0  0  0   4  2  0
S.Garvey          .316   6  19   5   6  1  1  2   4   6   3  0  2  1   2  1  0
J.Remy            .316   6  19   2   6  0  2  0   3   4   2  0  1  0   4  2  0
D.Winfield        .300   6  20   4   6  0  0  1   5   2   1  0  0  0   1  1  0
J.Stearns         .263   6  19   2   5  2  0  0   3   3   1  1  2  2   1  0  0
D.Thomas          .217   6  23   5   5  0  0  0   2   1   4  0  0  0   2  0  0
L.Brock           .125   4   8   1   1  0  0  0   1   0   1  0  1  0   2  0  0
T.Puhl            .125   5  16   4   2  1  1  0   1   3   6  0  0  0   0  0  0
R.Cey             .091   6  22   1   2  0  0  0   2   3   5  0  1  0   0  0  0
L.Stanton         .000   3   2   0   0  0  0  0   0   1   1  0  0  0   0  0  0
R.Gilbreath       .000   1   1   0   0  0  0  0   0   0   0  0  0  0   0  0  0
P.Kelly           .000   1   1   0   0  0  0  0   0   0   0  0  0  0   0  0  0
D.Johnson         .000   2   1   0   0  0  0  0   0   1   0  0  0  0   0  0  0
T.Scott           .000   2   3   0   0  0  0  0   0   0   2  0  0  0   0  0  0
G.Thomas          ----   0   0   0   0  0  0  0   0   0   0  0  0  0   0  0  0
D.Porter          ----   0   0   0   0  0  0  0   0   0   0  0  0  0   0  0  0
B.Almon           ----   2   0   0   0  0  0  0   0   0   0  0  0  0   0  0  0
R.Dempsey         ----   1   0   1   0  0  0  0   0   1   0  0  0  0   0  0  0
G.Flores          ----   0   0   0   0  0  0  0   0   0   0  0  0  0   0  0  0
G.Burke           ----   0   0   0   0  0  0  0   0   0   0  0  0  0   0  0  0
T.Paciorek        ----   0   0   0   0  0  0  0   0   0   0  0  0  0   0  0  0
ALL PITCHERS      .118   5  17   0   2  0  0  0   2   1   5  0  0  0   0  1  1
----------------- ---- --- --- --- --- -- -- -- --- --- --- -- -- -- --- -- --
TEAM TOTALS       .242     157      38     3     24      28     7     16     0
                         5      27      9     2      31      1     3      7


NAME               ERA  W  L   PCT   G GS CG SH SV    IP   H   R  ER HR  BB  SO
R.Fingers         0.00  0  0  ----   2  0  0  0  1   1.2   2   0   0  0   0   1
T.Burgmeier       0.00  0  0  ----   1  0  0  0  0   0.2   0   0   0  0   1   2
F.Tanana          1.00  2  0 1.000   2  2  2  1  0  18.0   5   2   2  1   7  23
P.Niekro          1.74  0  0  ----   2  2  0  0  0  10.1   6   2   2  1   6  12
G.Garber          1.80  1  0 1.000   3  0  0  0  0   5.0   1   1   1  1   1   6
D.Alexander       6.08  1  1  .500   2  2  0  0  0  13.1  10   9   9  4   8   8
B.Sykes           6.75  0  1  .000   4  0  0  0  0   4.0   6   5   3  1   1   0
P.Hartzell       18.00  0  0  ----   3  0  0  0  0   2.0   5   4   4  2   1   2
M.Fidrych         ----  0  0  ----   0  0  0  0  0   0.0   0   0   0  0   0   0
R.Grimsley        ----  0  0  ----   0  0  0  0  0   0.0   0   0   0  0   0   0
B.Atkinson        ----  0  0  ----   0  0  0  0  0   0.0   0   0   0  0   0   0
R.Baldwin         ----  0  0  ----   0  0  0  0  0   0.0   0   0   0  0   0   0
D.Wehrmeister     ----  0  0  ----   0  0  0  0  0   0.0   0   0   0  0   0   0
J.Rooker          ----  0  0  ----   0  0  0  0  0   0.0   0   0   0  0   0   0
R.Rhoden          ----  0  0  ----   0  0  0  0  0   0.0   0   0   0  0   0   0
ALL NON-PITCHERS  ----  0  0  ----   0  0  0  0  0   0.0   0   0   0  0   0   0
Team                                          0                   +0
----------------- ---- -- -- ----- --- -- -- -- -- ----- --- --- --- -- --- ---
TEAM TOTALS       2.15     1         5     2     1        23      11     19
                        4     .800      5     1     46.0      11      6      49


Strat-O-Matic Report

Strat-O-Matic Report





Fielding Report For 1977 Topeka Sizzlers Totals After 5 Games

Pitcher             G  GS    Inn   PO    A   E  DP TP  Pct.
D.Alexander         2   2   13.1    0    2   0   0  0 1.000
T.Burgmeier         1   0     .2    0    0   0   0  0  ----
R.Fingers           2   0    1.2    0    0   0   0  0  ----
G.Garber            3   0    5.0    1    1   0   0  0 1.000
P.Hartzell          3   0    2.0    0    0   0   0  0  ----
P.Niekro            2   2   10.1    1    1   0   0  0 1.000
B.Sykes             4   0    4.0    0    1   1   0  0  .500
F.Tanana            2   2   18.0    0    2   0   0  0 1.000
TOTAL              19   6   55.0    2    7   1   0  0  .900

Catcher             G  GS    Inn   PO    A   E  DP TP  Pct.
R.Dempsey           1   0    3.0    5    1   0   0  0 1.000
J.Stearns           6   6   52.0   53    0   0   0  0 1.000
TOTAL               7   6   55.0   58    1   0   0  0 1.000

1st Baseman         G  GS    Inn   PO    A   E  DP TP  Pct.
S.Garvey            6   6   55.0   51    1   0   3  0 1.000
TOTAL               6   6   55.0   51    1   0   3  0 1.000

2nd Baseman         G  GS    Inn   PO    A   E  DP TP  Pct.
J.Remy              6   6   55.0   16   16   0   3  0 1.000
TOTAL               6   6   55.0   16   16   0   3  0 1.000

3rd Baseman         G  GS    Inn   PO    A   E  DP TP  Pct.
R.Cey               6   6   55.0    0    6   0   1  0 1.000
TOTAL               6   6   55.0    0    6   0   1  0 1.000

Short Stop          G  GS    Inn   PO    A   E  DP TP  Pct.
B.Almon             1   0    1.0    0    1   0   1  0 1.000
D.Thomas            6   6   54.0    4   22   0   1  0 1.000
TOTAL               7   6   55.0    4   23   0   2  0 1.000

Left Fielder        G  GS    Inn   PO    A   E  DP TP  Pct.
L.Brock             3   3   16.0    3    0   0   0  0 1.000
T.Puhl              5   3   37.0    7    0   0   0  0 1.000
L.Stanton           1   0    2.0    0    0   0   0  0  ----
TOTAL               9   6   55.0   10    0   0   0  0 1.000

Center Fielder      G  GS    Inn   PO    A   E  DP TP  Pct.
T.Scott             2   0    9.0    3    0   0   0  0 1.000
D.Winfield          6   6   46.0   12    1   0   0  0 1.000
TOTAL               8   6   55.0   15    1   0   0  0 1.000

Right Fielder       G  GS    Inn   PO    A   E  DP TP  Pct.
J.Cruz              6   6   51.0    9    0   0   0  0 1.000
D.Winfield          1   0    4.0    0    0   0   0  0  ----
TOTAL               7   6   55.0    9    0   0   0  0 1.000