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80's Tournament: Championship

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Just a note, of course for the finals the DH is used in New York and the pitcher's hit in Montreal.

 

80's Tournament Finals: 1980 Montreal Expos vs. 1980 New York Yankees

 

Game 1: Expos 13, Yankees 3

 

Ellis Valentine homered twice off of Tommy John and went 4 for 5 on the day as the Expos bombed the Yankees in Game 1. Steve Rogers pitched a complete game in the win.

 

Game 2: Expos 8, Yankees 7

 

Goose Gossage blew the save as the Expos scored five in the 9th stealing both games in Yankee Stadium before heading back home where they are undefeated in the tournament. Andre Dawson sparked the rally with a two run homer and Larry Parrish eventually put them in front on an rbi double.

 

Game 3: Yankees 9, Expos 8

 

Yankees recovered from a five run 6th from the Expos to comeback to win and hand them their first defeat at Olympic Stadium. Yankees had built a 7-3 lead highlighted by a Bob Watson grand slam in the 2nd off Bill Gullickson before the Expos erased the deficit. Yankees tied it in the 7th and then Jim Spencer hit a pinch hit homerun in the 8th off Elias Sosa for the eventual winning run.

 

Game 4: Expos 8, Yankees 2

 

Expos once again rough up Tommy John and once again Steve Rogers goes the distance for the win. John didn’t get through the 2nd as the Expos scored six runs off him, the knockout blow coming on an Andre Dawson homerun.

 

Game 5: Expos 3, Yankees 2

 

Gary Carter is the hero as the tournament ends on a thriller. Yankees scored both their runs in the 4th on back-to-back homeruns by Rick Cerone and Graig Nettles off of Scott Sanderson. After the Expos scored a single run in the 6th, Carter tied the game up in 7th with homerun off of Ron Guidry. Then leading off in the 9th he launched one off of Goose Gossage, to cap a miserable series for him, into the leftfield stands for the championship.

 

The 1980 Montreal Expos are the Team of the ‘80s!?

 

Expos win the series 4 games to 1

 

 

All-Final Four Team

 

C: Rick Cerone, '80 Yankees

1B: Bob Watson, '80 Yankees

2B: Willie Randolph, '80 Yankees

3B: Larry Parrish, '80 Expos

SS: Bucky Dent, '80 Yankees

LF: Ron LeFlore, '80 Expos

CF: Andre Dawson, '80 Expos

RF: Ellis Valentine, '80 Expos

SP: Steve Rogers, '80 Expos

RP: Woodie Fryman, '80 Expos

 

Final Four MVP: Ellis Valentine, .383/.383/.809, 47 AB, 11 R, 18 H, 3 2B, 5 HR, 13 RBI

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