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This is a replay of the 1st World Series ever. All 3 games were played in New York. It featured the NL champion Providence Grays vs the AA champion New York Metropolitans. Logos displayed in the replay were created by Pete Manzolillo of Jet Signs of Long Island, and are used with his permission. This replay was done using Pine Tar-1884. The 1884 season has not been released yet but is in development. The project is being funded through Kickstarter. If interested, you can see the Pine Tar Baseball campaign here. 

While I have "finished" the Grays and Metropolitans, the players error ratings will be tweaked slightly before release. This play test and those done by others will help fine tune the season set.

Game 1


                   4                                        1

                                                                              R   H   E        BB    LOB

Providence Grays ..........   0 0 0  1 0 0  1 1 1     4  10  1            3        14

New York Metropolitans    0 0 0  0 0 0  0 1 0    1  11  5            2        13

Winning Pitcher: Radbourn

Losing Pitcher: Keefe

Home Runs: None

Triples: Orr

Doubles: Hines, Roseman



Carroll    1 for 5

Gilligan   1 for 4, BB, ROE

Start        2 for 5, 1 run

Hines       2 for 5, 2B, 1 run

Denny      2 for 5, ROE, 1 rbi, 1 run

Irwin        0 for 5, ROE x 2

Farrell       0 for 3, BB, SF, 1 rbi

Radford     0 for 4, BB, ROE, 1 run

Radbourn  2 for 5, 1 rbi



Nelson        1 for 5

Roseman    3 for 5, 2B

Esterbrook  1 for 5

Orr               3 for 4, 3B, BB

Troy             0 for 4, BB, ROE, 1 run

Brady           1 for 4

Holbert        1 for 4, 1 rbi

Kennedy     0 for 4

Keefe          1 for 4


GAME SUMMARYThe Grays stranded the bases loaded in the top of the first. Gilligan, Start, and Denny all singled with Denny's being an infield hit. With 2 men out, Keefe got Irwin to pop out to shortstop to end the threat. In the bottom of the 2nd, the Metros had runners on 1st and 3rd with nobody out. Orr had led off with a triple to left field. Troy followed with a walk, but both runners were left stranded when Brady popped out, Holbert struck out, and Kennedy flied out to left field.

The Grays broke the lid off in the top of the 4th. Denny led off with a single and advanced to second after Irwin reached on an error charged to Keefe. With 2 outs, Radbourn drove in Denny with a base hit to left. Keefe got Carroll to strike out to end the threat. The Grays would tack on single runs in their half of the 7th, 8th, and 9th innings. The Metropolitans lone run came in the bottom of the 8th when Troy reached on a 2 base error and was driven in by Holbert's RBI single to left.

Note: Radbourn pitched all 3 games of this series for the Grays, while Keefe did the same for the Metropolitans as Lynch was injured.

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Written by James Formo — May 02, 2015

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