1969 Northside G-Force- Series #3

This is an ongoing series of posts documenting my online baseball simulation team, the Northside G-Force, on their quest to win the 1969 GAPL Championship, along with the successes and struggles of my all-time favorite player, Bobby Murcer.

G-Force LogoThe 4-2 G-Force take on the 4-2 Greenville Catfish. The Catfish were the surprise winner of the Julian Bailey Division in 1968, and they look to be a strong challenger this season as well.

GAME #1

The Catfish jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead in the 1st with the help of double off the bat of Richie Allen. Down 3-0 in the 3rd the G-Force got on the board when Bobby Murcer reached on a walk and scored on Reggie Smith’s 2nd home run of the young season. In the 5th Reggie Jackson crushed his 3rd home run of the season, a 3 run shot that put the G-Force up for good. Reggie Smith finished with 4 hits, which included 2 doubles to go along with his home run.

Bobby Murcer continues not to hit, extending his hitless streak to 13 at bats. Something’s got to give.

r smith

4/11/2013, Grn69-Nor69, Yankee Stadium
 
                       1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9     R  H  E   LOB DP
1969 Catfish           2  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0     3  8  0     6  0
1969 G-Force           0  0  2  0  3  0  2  0  x     7  9  0     7  0
 
Catfish         AB  R  H BI   AVG    G-Force              AB  R  H BI   AVG
Uhlaender    lf  4  0  1  0  .222    Piniella          lf  5  0  1  0  .194
Fuentes T.   3b  4  2  2  0  .389    Murcer            3b  3  2  0  0  .133
Allen R.     1b  4  1  2  0  .308    Smith R.          cf  4  2  4  2  .387
Alou F.      rf  4  0  1  2  .345    Jackson R.        rf  3  2  2  3  .280
Allen,H      2b  4  0  2  1  .500    Mincher           1b  3  1  0  0  .217
Hisle        cf  4  0  0  0  .176    Helms             ss  3  0  0  0  .310
Versalles    ss  2  0  0  0  .100     Drabowsky        p   0  0  0  0  .000
Bravo       ph  1  0  0  0  .400     Thomas           ph  1  0  0  0  .333
Garrido     ss  0  0  0  0  .222     Granger          p   0  0  0  0  .000
McCovey     ph  0  0  0  0  .182     Fingers          p   0  0  0  0  .000
Grote        c   3  0  0  0  .304    Alomar            2b  4  0  1  1  .296
Shellenback p   0  0  0  0  .000    Rodriguez E.      c   3  0  1  0  .188
McMullen    ph  1  0  0  0  .000    Jackson G.        p   2  0  0  0  .000
Taylor Ch.   p   2  0  0  0  .250     Salmon           ss  2  0  0  0  .333
Taylor H.   c   2  0  0  0  .000                         33  7  9  6
                35  3  8  3
 
Catfish                          INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Taylor Ch.       L 1-1           6.0  8  6  6  4  3 108  63  5.79
Shellenback                      2.0  1  1  1  1  1  38  24  2.70
                                 8.0  9  7  7  5  4 146  87
 
G-Force                          INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Jackson G.       W 1-0           5.0  5  3  2  0  5  76  53  3.55
Drabowsky        H 3             2.0  0  0  0  0  2  27  18  8.10
Granger                          0.2  2  0  0  0  0  10   6  6.75
Fingers          S 1             1.1  1  0  0  1  1  23  12  0.00
                                 9.0  8  3  2  1  8 136  89
 
Grn: Bravo batted for Versalles in the 7th
     Garrido inserted at ss in the 7th
     Taylor H. inserted at c in the 7th
     McCovey batted for Garrido in the 9th
     McMullen batted for Shellenback in the 9th
Nor: Salmon inserted at ss in the 6th
     Thomas batted for Drabowsky in the 7th
 
2B-Allen R.(2), Smith R. 2(3). HR-Smith R.(2), Jackson R.(3).
RBI-Alou F. 2(7), Allen,H(6), Smith R. 2(10), Jackson R. 3(10), Alomar(3).
SB-Jackson R.(2), Mincher(1). K-Uhlaender, Allen R. 2, Allen,H 2, Hisle,
Versalles, Taylor Ch., Piniella, Murcer 2, Salmon. BB-McCovey, Murcer 2,
Jackson R., Mincher, Rodriguez E.. PB-Rodriguez E..
GWRBI: Jackson R.
Temperature: 63, Sky: clear, Wind: right to left at 9 MPH.

GAME #2

No hitting for the G-Force in this game, including Bobby Murcer, who is now on an 0-17 slump. Denny Lemaster took a nifty 2 hit shutout into the 9th. Sweet Lou Piniella broke up the shutout with a 1 out double.

d lemaster

4/12/2013, Grn69-Nor69, Yankee Stadium
 
                       1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9     R  H  E   LOB DP
1969 Catfish           0  1  0  0  0  0  0  4  0     5 11  0     9  1
1969 G-Force           0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  1     1  4  0     2  0
 
Catfish         AB  R  H BI   AVG    G-Force              AB  R  H BI   AVG
Uhlaender    rf  5  0  2  1  .250    Piniella          lf  4  0  1  1  .200
Versalles    2b  4  0  0  0  .083    Murcer            3b  4  0  0  0  .118
McCovey      1b  4  0  1  0  .200    Smith R.          cf  4  0  0  0  .343
Alou F.      cf  5  1  1  0  .324    Jackson R.        rf  3  0  0  0  .250
McMullen     3b  5  2  2  0  .125    Oliver B.         1b  3  0  1  0  .125
Alou J.      lf  4  0  0  0  .214    Helms             ss  3  0  1  0  .313
Garrido      ss  3  0  1  0  .250    Alomar            2b  2  0  0  0  .276
Fuentes T.  ph  0  1  0  0  .389     Drabowsky        p   0  0  0  0  .000
Grote        c   4  1  3  2  .370     Grzenda          p   0  0  0  0  .000
Lemaster     p   4  0  1  2  .333     Granger          p   0  0  0  0  .000
                38  5 11  5           Aker             p   0  0  0  0  .000
                                      Johnson B.       ph  1  0  0  0  .000
                                      Bunker           p   0  0  0  0  .000
                                     Didier            c   2  0  0  0  .429
                                      Thomas           ph  1  1  1  0  .429
                                     Leonhard          p   1  0  0  0  .000
                                      Salmon           2b  2  0  0  0  .250
                                                          30  1  4  1
 
Catfish                          INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Lemaster         W 2-0           9.0  4  1  1  0  3 106  73  2.00
                                 9.0  4  1  1  0  3 106  73
 
G-Force                          INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Leonhard         L 1-1           5.0  4  1  1  2  2  72  45  2.08
Drabowsky                        1.0  1  0  0  0  0   7   7  7.04
Grzenda                          1.0  1  0  0  0  0  10   7  1.59
Granger                          0.2  2  3  3  0  0  13   8 13.50
Aker                             0.1  3  1  1  0  0   9   7 27.00
Bunker                           1.0  0  0  0  0  1  13   7  3.46
                                 9.0 11  5  5  2  3 124  81
 
Grn: Fuentes T. batted for Garrido in the 8th
     Fuentes T. moved to ss in the 8th
Nor: Salmon inserted at 2b in the 6th
     Johnson B. batted for Aker in the 8th
     Thomas batted for Didier in the 9th
 
2B-Alou F.(2), Piniella(2), Thomas(1). RBI-Uhlaender(4), Grote 2(3),
Lemaster 2(3), Piniella(5). K-Versalles, McMullen, Alou J., Piniella, Murcer,
Jackson R.. BB-Versalles, McCovey. HBP-Fuentes T.. PB-Didier. HB-Granger.
GWRBI: Grote
Temperature: 44, Sky: cloudy, Wind: right to left at 10 MPH.

 

GAME #3

Gary Gentry won his 2nd game for the G-Force, while the bullpen made it interesting, giving up 3 runs in the 9th, as the G-Force held on for the 6-5 win.

Bobby Murcer has stretched his hitless streak to 21 at bats. I amazed at how much this bothers me. Does the male of the species ever grow up? I know I haven’t.

GentryGary

4/13/2013, Grn69-Nor69, Yankee Stadium
 
                       1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9     R  H  E   LOB DP
1969 Catfish           2  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  3     5 11  1     8  0
1969 G-Force           0  4  0  0  1  0  1  0  x     6  8  0     7  1
 
Catfish         AB  R  H BI   AVG    G-Force              AB  R  H BI   AVG
Uhlaender    rf  5  1  1  0  .243    Piniella          lf  5  1  1  1  .200
Versalles    2b  5  1  2  1  .138    Murcer            3b  4  0  0  0  .105
McCovey      1b  3  0  2  1  .278    Smith R.          cf  2  1  1  1  .351
Alou F.      cf  5  0  2  0  .333    Jackson R.        rf  3  0  1  0  .258
McMullen     3b  3  0  0  1  .105    Mincher           1b  3  1  2  1  .269
Taylor H.    c   3  0  1  0  .167    Helms             ss  3  1  1  0  .314
Waslewski   p   0  0  0  0  .000    Alomar            2b  4  1  0  0  .242
Nagy        p   0  0  0  0  .000    Rodriguez E.      c   2  1  1  2  .222
Allen R.    ph  0  1  0  0  .308    Gentry            p   3  0  1  1  .222
Alou J.      lf  3  0  1  0  .235     Drabowsky        p   1  0  0  0  .000
Hisle       ph  1  1  1  0  .222     Granger          p   0  0  0  0  .000
Garrido      ss  2  0  0  0  .214     Grzenda          p   0  0  0  0  .000
Bravo       ph  1  0  0  0  .333     Fingers          p   0  0  0  0  .000
Fuentes T.  ss  1  0  0  0  .368                         30  6  8  6
Siebert      p   2  0  0  0  .000
Grote       c   2  1  1  1  .379
                     36  5 11  4
 
Catfish                          INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Siebert          L 1-1           5.0  6  5  3  2  2  74  47  3.00
Waslewski                        2.0  2  1  1  2  0  31  16  1.93
Nagy                             1.0  0  0  0  1  1  16  12 16.20
                                 8.0  8  6  4  5  3 121  75
 
G-Force                          INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Gentry           W 2-0           7.2  7  2  2  1  3 102  69  3.18
Drabowsky                        0.1  1  1  1  1  0  13   6  7.88
Granger                          0.0  1  1  1  0  0   2   2 16.20
Grzenda          H 1             0.1  1  1  1  0  0   2   2  3.00
Fingers          S 2             0.2  1  0  0  1  0  10   4  0.00
                                 9.0 11  5  5  3  3 129  83
 
Grn: Grote inserted at c in the 6th
     Bravo batted for Garrido in the 7th
     Fuentes T. inserted at ss in the 7th
     Allen R. batted for Nagy in the 9th
     Hisle batted for Alou J. in the 9th
 
E-McMullen. 2B-Uhlaender(2), Gentry(1). 3B-Piniella(1). RBI-Versalles(1),
McCovey(3), McMullen(1), Grote(4), Piniella(6), Smith R.(11), Mincher(2),
Rodriguez E. 2(2), Gentry(2). CS-Smith R.. K-Versalles, Taylor H., Alou J.,
Jackson R., Gentry, Drabowsky. BB-McCovey 2, Allen R., Smith R., Jackson R.,
Mincher, Rodriguez E. 2. SH-Helms. SF-McMullen, Smith R.. BALK-Fingers.
GWRBI: Gentry
Temperature: 47, Sky: clear, Wind: out to center at 11 MPH.

 

Another series victory puts the G-Force at 6-3, 1 game out of 1st, but all alone in the wild card spot. Next up will be a 3 game series against the River City Rhinos. Their pitching is struggling early, so let’s hope both Messrs. Piniella and Murcer can start hitting.

                         Great American Pastime League                       
                                                                                      

Year Team                            W    L   Pct      GB    L10  Strk  
Julian Bailey Divis
1969 Minnesota Muskies               7    2  .778       –    7-2   L1   
1969 Northside G-Force               6    3  .667       1    6-3   W1   
1969 Greenville Catfish              5    4  .556       2    5-4   L1   
1969 Mayan Knights                   5    4  .556       2    5-4   W3   
1969 River City Rhinos               4    5  .444       3    4-5   W1   
1969 East Kenosha Lakers             4    5  .444       3    4-5   L2   
1969 Walford Wallabies               3    6  .333       4    3-6   W2   
1969 Brew City Barons                2    7  .222       5    2-7   L4   
                                                                                                       
Larry Schilling Div
1969 Panama Mad Hatters              8    1  .889       –    8-1   L1   
1969 Crosstown Crackers              5    4  .556       3    5-4   W5   
1969 Gotham City Ghosts              5    4  .556       3    5-4   W3   
1969 San Francisco Gold Coast        4    5  .444       4    4-5   L3   
1969 Ottawa Senators                 4    5  .444       4    4-5   W2   
1969 Reservoir Dogs                  4    5  .444       4    4-5   L4   
1969 Wapwallopen Wolfpack            3    6  .333       5    3-6   W1   
1969 Nashville River Cats            3    6  .333       5    3-6   L2   

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4 Responses to 1969 Northside G-Force- Series #3

  1. Just think how good you’ll feel when Murcer starts hitting. 🙂

  2. rnishi says:

    Kevin,
    It’s amazing how much a baseball sim can get to you, isn’t it? I guess on the opposite of that is how giddy you get when a fave player is tearing the cover off the ball. In a way, these sims are like the real game that way – full of slumps and hot streaks. Don’t worry, Murcer will hit, and that box score with four hits and five ribbies will be that much sweeter when it happens.
    Rob N

    • Kevin Graham says:

      I feel like I’m 10 years old again, watching the game while clutching my Bobby Murcer card and wondering if it’s my fault that he’s not hitting.
      Silly, insane, juvenile…..you bet, but it sure brings back memories.

      Kevin

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