Tuesday, September 30, 2014


It's been a long time.  I was 36, Reagan was President, I was working at the Westport Free Health Clinic doing a lot of work with people with HIV disease and wondering where it all would go,  we were battling against apartheid always and fighting anti-abortion protesters every Saturday morning in KC, I was working with various solidarity groups related to Central America, and writing for an anti-fascist, anti-racist magazine, the Hammer, Hurricane Juan ravaged the  US Gulf states & east coast,  Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi made an unexpected stop in Moscow and met with Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev, the cost of a gallon of gas was $1.20, the cost of a first class stamp was 20 cents and the median household income was $27,735.  It was October 27,1985, and the Royals won the world series.  

I watched this game with Karen and Candace, eating lox, and cream cheese, and various dips and chips up in my bedroom.  I believe we imbibed a bit as well.  I had just returned from some meeting in NYC that night before the game.  

A good time was had by all.

They have not been back to the playoffs since.

Tonight that ends.

It'd be nice to see a repeat of the last game they played in post season.

Sunday, October 27, 1985, 

  7:25 PM Royals Stadium
Attendance: 41,658, Time of Game: 2:46
W: Bret Saberhagen (2-0)
L: John Tudor (3-2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Cardinals       0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0    0  5  0
Royals          0  2  3   0  6  0   0  0  X   11 14  0

NOTE: All totals are for the entire postseason up to this game.

St.Louis Cardinals

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Ozzie Smith SS401000.261.750-0.0330.330.000-0.033-0.222
Willie McGee CF400000.264.693-0.0280.280.000-0.028-0.850
Tom Herr 2B400000.234.753-0.0190.180.000-0.019-0.722
Jack Clark 1B401000.304.8200.0330.280.038-0.005-0.141
Andy Van Slyke RF401001.091.258-0.0470.490.000-0.047-0.450
Terry Pendleton 3B301000.234.613-0.0370.510.000-0.037-0.111
Tito Landrum LF201000.385.913-0.0180.490.006-0.024-0.100
   Joaquin Andujar P000000.200.6000.0000.000.0000.0000.000
   Bob Forsch P0000000.0000.000.0000.0000.000
   Steve Braun PH100000.000.0000.0000.020.0000.000-0.4
   Ken Dayley P000000.5001.0000.0000.000.0000.0000.000
Darrell Porter C300000.200.585-0.0350.440.000-0.035-1.040
John Tudor P100001.000.100-0.0170.670.000-0.017-0.200
   Bill Campbell P0000000.0000.000.0000.0000.000
   Jeff Lahti P0000000.0000.000.0000.0000.000
   Ricky Horton P000000.000.0000.0000.000.0000.0000.000
   Mike Jorgensen LF200000.000.0000.0000.010.0000.000-0.510
Team Totals3205002.156.313-0.2010.340.044-0.245-4.5246
TB: J Clark; T Landrum; O Smith; T Pendleton; A Van Slyke.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 0 for 2.
DP: 2. T Herr-O Smith-J Clark; T Pendleton-T Herr-J Clark.

Kansas City Royals

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Lonnie Smith LF321210.291.7420.0480.640.074-0.0262.3302B,SB
   Lynn Jones LF100000.6672.3330.0000.000.0000.000-0.210
Willie Wilson CF512100.339.784-0.0250.350.014-0.0380.770SB
George Brett 3B524000.3601.0750.0440.250.0440.0001.920SB
Frank White 2B411110.226.615-0.0390.440.006-0.045-0.605GDP
Jim Sundberg C311120.208.6840.0380.540.062-0.0231.320
Steve Balboni 1B422210.220.5360.0880.410.0880.0001.570
Darryl Motley RF413300.357.9460.1850.470.191-0.0062.830HR
Buddy Biancalana SS300011.250.635-0.0130.260.002-0.015-1.421GDP,IW
Bret Saberhagen P410003.000.000-0.0260.260.000-0.026-1.400
Team Totals3611141064.389.9760.3000.390.481-0.1797.0276
2B: L Smith (5, off J Lahti).
HR: D Motley (1, off J Tudor; 2nd inn, 1 on, 1 out to Deep LF).
IBB: B Biancalana (1, by B Campbell).
TB: D Motley 6; G Brett 4; S Balboni 2; L Smith 2; W Wilson 2; F White; J Sundberg.
GIDP: B Biancalana (1); F White (3).
RBI: D Motley 3 (4); L Smith 2 (5); S Balboni 2 (4); W Wilson (5); F White (9); J Sundberg (7).
2-out RBI: L Smith 2; W Wilson; F White.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 5 for 11.
SB: W Wilson (4, 3rd base off B Campbell/D Porter); L Smith (3, 3rd base off J Tudor/D Porter); G Brett (1, 2nd base off J Tudor/D Porter).

St.Louis Cardinals

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John Tudor, L (3-2)2.13554112.931428-0.2360.84-3.1
Bill Campbell1.24111101.42932-0.0310.40-0.3
Jeff Lahti0.24440107.94611-0.0300.16-3.3
Ricky Horton01110007.711100.0000.01-0.3
Joaquin Andujar01001007.53221-0.0010.01-1.3
Bob Forsch1.11000108.53431-0.0010.010.3
Ken Dayley20000000.006000.0000.001.0
Team Totals814111164112.384228105-0.2990.39-7.0
B Campbell faced 1 batter in the 5th inning.
R Horton faced 1 batter in the 5th inning.
J Andujar faced 2 batters in the 5th inning.

Kansas City Royals

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Bret Saberhagen, W (2-0)95000202.1332790.2010.344.5
Team Totals95000200.0032790.2010.344.5
Balks: None.
WP: B Forsch (1).
HBP: None.
IBB: B Campbell (1; B Biancalana).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Don Denkinger, 1B - Bill Williams, 2B - Jim McKean, 3B - Bob Engel, LF - John Shulock, RF - Jim Quick.
Time of Game: 2:46.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 62° F, Night, No Precipitation.

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