Game 1 – Opening Day – April 6, 1992 – Cleveland Indians at Baltimore Orioles
The first of the 2,100+ games before the play offs 😉
We’re off with a see sawing high scoring affair. So high scoring in fact I got to know a lot of the bullpen on both teams and started off suspecting the whole Statis Pro system was flawed. A few games later, as you will see, that proved not to be the case.
As I’m playing C+D but using the Strat-o-Matic computer game to input the results, I thought I’d kick off with their game summary:
Billy Ripken blasted a homerun and had 2 RBI as the Baltimore Orioles beat the Cleveland Indians by a score of 10 to 9. Pat Clements(1-0) earned the victory with a fine relief performance. He didn’t allow much, just 1 hit and 1 walk in 4 innings. Cleveland out-hit Baltimore 17 to 14, but Baltimore ended up with more runs. The loss was charged to Dennis Cook(0-1). He gave up 7 runs in 2 and 1/3 innings of work.
The Statis Pro result was Orioles 10 over the Indians 9. The IRL result was Orioles 2, Indians 0 (scorecard here).
For those interested, this was the first ever game at Camden Yards and the full game is currently on You Tube here. George Bush (snr) drops by the commentary box for a chat and it’s worth hearing. He was a real fan.
Also, the season preview is up there on good of YT too.