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The 1998 OOSL World's Series



 [  ] Twenty-four teams battled it out over 154 games. Eight of those won the right to compete in the post season league championships. Two of them won. Two defeated the other twenty-two teams for the 1998 League Championships. Now those two teams must square off in a best of nine series to determine the World's Champion of the OOSL. Who will it be? The Boston Red Sox or the New York Giants? It's all documented right here!

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1998 Post Season Page. 1998 League Championship Series Page. World's Series Schedule Who's Hot & Who's Not Pre-Series Interview


World's Series BOXSCORES

New York - Boston - 1 New York - Boston - 2
Boston - New York - 3 Boston - New York - 4
New York - Boston - 5 New York - Boston - 6
Boston - New York - 7 Boston - New York - 8
New York - Boston - 9


World's Series STATISTICS

Boston World's Series Stats New York World's Series Stats


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1998 World's Series Schedule




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OCTOBER 17                  |    OCTOBER 18                  |    OCTOBER 19
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New York @ Boston           |    New York @ Boston           |    DAY OFF
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OCTOBER 20                  |     OCTOBER 21                 |    OCTOBER 22 
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Boston @ New York           |     Boston @ New York          |    DAY OFF
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OCTOBER 23                  |    OCTOBER 24                  |    OCTOBER 25
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New York @ Boston           |    New York @ Boston (if nec)  |    DAY OFF
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OCTOBER 26                  |    OCTOBER 27                  |    OCTOBER 28
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Boston @ New York (if nec)  |     Boston @ New York (if nec) |    DAY OFF
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OCTOBER 29                  |
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New York @ Boston (if nec)  |
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 [  ] The post-season is a special time. It's a time where the unexpected routinely happens, and the unlikliest of ballplayers sometimes becomes a Hero for the Ages. Let's take a look at Who's Hot and Who's Not to see if we can catch the Hero and the Goat in action.




Who's Hot!



1998 League Championship Series Player Stats For The Boston Red Sox


NAME              BAVG  GM  AB   R   H 2B 3B HR RBI  BB  SO HB SH DP  SB CS  E
C.Bell            .342  10  38  10  13  1  2  1   3   8   3  0  0  2   7  0  2
K.Williams        .324  10  37   9  12  2  0  2   4   6   5  1  1  1   3  0  0
G.Goslin          .324  10  37   8  12  0  0  3   7   6   3  1  0  2   0  1  1
L.Gehrig          .308  10  39   6  12  1  0  5  16   6  10  0  0  1   0  2  3


NAME               ERA  W  L   PCT   G GS CG SH SV    IP   H   R  ER HR  BB  SO
B.O'Dell          0.00  0  0  ----   7  0  0  0  2   3.1   2   2   0  0   1   2
S.Koufax          1.72  2  0 1.000   3  2  0  0  0  15.2  15   5   3  0   4  18
L.Gomez           2.76  2  0 1.000   3  2  0  0  0  16.1  10   6   5  1  10  20






1998 League Championship Series Player Stats For The New York Giants


NAME              BAVG  GM  AB   R   H 2B 3B HR RBI  BB  SO HB SH DP  SB CS  E
H.Wagner          .394   8  33   4  13  3  0  0   4   2   4  0  0  0   0  0  1
O.Charleston      .382   8  34  10  13  2  2  3   8   4   7  0  0  0   1  1  1
T.Stearnes        .333   8  36   5  12  1  1  1   5   2   6  0  0  1   1  0  1
B.Mackey          .323   8  31   5  10  0  0  2   3   2   8  0  1  0   0  0  0
R.Hornsby         .294   8  34   7  10  2  0  3   4   5   8  0  0  0   0  0  3


NAME               ERA  W  L   PCT   G GS CG SH SV    IP   H   R  ER HR  BB  SO
C.Mathewson       2.40  2  0 1.000   2  2  1  1  0  15.0  15   4   4  1   2   8
E.Walsh           2.45  2  0 1.000   3  3  1  1  0  22.0  21   6   6  3   3  13




 [ Cool Papa Bell ]  [ Lefty Gomez ]
Cool Papa Bell Lefty Gomez
.315, 98 Stolen Bases, 109 Runs 18 Wins, 12 Complete Games, 273 K's
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 [ Christy Mathewson ]  [ Honus Wagner ]
Christy Mathewson Honus Wagner
20 Wins, .800 Win Pct., 2 Saves .297, 45 Doubles, 112 RBI
Regular Season Stats Regular Season Stats





Who's Not!



1998 League Championship Series Player Stats For The Boston Red Sox



NAME              BAVG  GM  AB   R   H 2B 3B HR RBI  BB  SO HB SH DP  SB CS  E
B.Doerr           .216  10  37   4   8  2  0  3   9   2   5  0  1  0   0  1  1
M.Schmidt         .179  10  39   4   7  3  0  2   5   4  12  0  0  1   1  0  2
Y.Berra           .077  10  39   2   3  1  0  1   4   2   4  0  0  0   0  0  0


NAME               ERA  W  L   PCT   G GS CG SH SV    IP   H   R  ER HR  BB  SO
D.Rudolph         4.66  0  1  .000   3  1  0  0  0   9.2  14   5   5  0   2   1
B.Lemon           5.40  0  0  ----   3  2  0  0  0  10.0   6   6   6  0   3   5
K.Raffensberger   9.00  0  1  .000   3  0  0  0  1   1.0   3   2   1  0   1   0
J.Tesreau        40.50  0  0  ----   4  0  0  0  0   0.2   3   3   3  0   2   0






1998 League Championship Series Player Stats For The New York Giants



NAME              BAVG  GM  AB   R   H 2B 3B HR RBI  BB  SO HB SH DP  SB CS  E
M.Ott             .211   8  38   7   8  2  0  2   4   4  10  0  0  0   0  0  1
B.Leonard         .161   8  31   3   5  1  1  2   7   3   7  0  0  2   0  1  1


NAME               ERA  W  L   PCT   G GS CG SH SV    IP   H   R  ER HR  BB  SO
R.Foster          5.19  0  0  ----   5  0  0  0  1   8.2  10   5   5  2   1   6
S.Maglie          7.20  1  0 1.000   4  0  0  0  1   5.0   3   4   4  2   3   1
A.Hrabosky        8.10  0  0  ----   3  0  0  0  0   3.1   2   3   3  0   2   4




 [ Yogi Berra ]  [ Mel Ott ]
Yogi Berra Mel Ott
21 HR, 81 RBI, .838 X-Fielding .299, 31 HR, 148 Runs
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Pre-Series Exclusive Interview


 [  ] Base ball! Ya gotta love it! Bob Uecker here, you there -- and over here are the Owners/GMs/Field Managers of the Boston Red Sox and New York Giants -- Adam Janis and Dirk Knemeyer! I'm on assignment for the OOSL Net Base Ball Network, and I've cornered both Janis and Knemeyer here at Fenway as the teams take some BP the day before the Series starts. It's my job to ask the questions you want answers to, so why am I doing all the talking? Let's get started! I'll ask three questions, and let them both answer in turn. Janis' answers will be in Red Sox red, and Knemeyer's in Giants blue -- and my questions in neutral black!





Bob Uecker, Famous Personality

First question: What was the most memorable part of this regular season for you regarding your team?


Adam Janis, Boston Red Sox

 [  ] "I think anytime you are able to put together a winning franchise year in and year out and have quality individuals like Lou Gehrig, Cool Papa Bell, Mike Schmidt and Cal Ripken involved in that winning, you have to consider yourself blessed, and I speak both as a general manager and as a coach. It's hard to define one singular moment over the season that stood out from the rest, but I will say this, when you see a man, Lou Gehrig, in this case, come to work day in and day out and give 110% and still "struggle" statistically the way he did, you have to feel for the guy. Yet not one moment did he show any frustration in the clubhouse or spread a bad vibe throughout the team, that's when you know as a manager, that you have a keeper, and someone that leads by example and expects only the best from himself and those that play with him. I will never forget what Lou Gehrig has done for this franchise and this great city of Boston."


Dirk Knemeyer, New York Giants

 [  ] "This is a harder question for me to answer, actually. The Giants just performed on such an innane level that it seemed like one constant high without major thrills or spills in between. When the team lost I laughed about it, and you know something is wrong when that is happening."

 [  ] "Thus, the most memorable part of the season probably was the week from August 30 to September 6. The team went 1-6, all home games, against Brooklyn, Boston, and Houston, three teams that play in pitching parks. We entered that stretch 101-27 and were taking success for granted. It really woke us up. It is the one really memorable part of the season, both because of its anomalous nature and because it focused us and mentally prepared the boys for tough, passionate play in the post-season."






Bob Uecker, Famous Personality

Question numero dos: What was the most critical thing you did as General Manager or Field Manager this season?


Adam Janis, Boston Red Sox

 [  ] "I think we did a good job keeping our starting rotation together despite numerous trade rumors especially during the whole Mike Schmidt deal. When an offense that is relied so havily upon struggles the way we did this year, you really have to give it up to the guys like Lefty Gomez, Sandy Koufax, Dutch Leonard and Bob Lemon for keeping us in so many games that in year's past we would have been torched after the 4th or 5th inning. We really need to keep that stability in our pitching staff in the years to come."


Dirk Knemeyer, New York Giants

 [  ] "This one is easy: picking up Rogers Hornsby in trade. At the time, our personnel people thought that I overpaid but, sorry John, it turns out this was one of the great bargains we've ever made on the trade wire. We could still be a winning team without him but, boy, has he ever lifted us to a higher level."






Bob Uecker, Famous Personality

The Last but not least question: Who's going to win the World's Championship, and Why?


Adam Janis, Boston Red Sox

 [  ] "Any time you go up against the managing legend Dirk Knemeyer, who has led his team to several championships already, you have to put things into perspective. Are you going to be able to out-manage him? The answer to that is an overwhelming "no". As a result, you hope to catch a few breaks here and there and hope to have lady luck on your side. We did catch a break in hosting this year's series, but quite frankly, with their lineup and our park's dimensions, I'm not sure how big of an advantage the park will bring. We will be fortunate to have our wonderful fans, who have suffered through so many years of close calls and no rewards, at the first few games, and that IS a critical factor. I want to put a challenge to the Red Sox faithful: How loud can you be? How miserable can you make the mighty New York Giants in their initial visit to Fenway? Sure it's not the Yankees, but these guys are from New York as well! Anyway, to answer the question, I expect this to be a hard-fought, well-played series in which anything can happen. If we capitalize on our home field advantage and get some solid pitching against that dreadfully tough lineup...I'd say the Sox in 8."


Dirk Knemeyer, New York Giants

 [  ] "I am going to pick the Giants, if only because I will not pick against my boys."

 [  ] "But let me tell you something: this is going to be one great series. Ever since 1994 when they were picked to oppose us in the World's Series, we have been expecting to see the Boston Americans in the final set, either against us or another NL club. They have a solid all-around team, but their ace-in-the-hole is the legendary Lou Gehrig. He can take over the whole series and we are well aware of the fact. What a special talent!"

 [  ] "It should be a hotly contested Series. The boys are thirsty for victory and I think we are physically and mentally ready for this one. So put your money on the Giants and pray for our pitchers to contain Lou a little bit."


Bob Uecker, Famous Personality

 [  ] That wraps up our pre-Series interview! I hope you enjoyed it. Be sure to check out all the great features we have for you here on the OOSL Net. So, until next time . . .

Now . . . where did they put my seat?







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