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1994 WORLD SERIES PREVIEW

The MWWL’s top win team and third most win team for the 1994 season meet in the Fall Classic. For California this is their 2nd appearance. They were swept in 1991. Germantown makes their 4th appearance, the first since 1982. They have a 2-1 World Series record winning titles in 1977 and 1980.

The Quakes won a hard fought back in forth battle against Flossmoor in the ALCS to make it to the big dance led by their ace pitcher, Alex Fernandez, who went 2-0 with a 1.29 ERA in 14 innings. The Gray’s were able to beat the NL’s winningest team in 6 games.

 

CATCHERS

AVG

OBP

SLG

G

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

SB

OSBP

Terry Steinbach CAL

.298

.335

.450

83

242

36

72

17

1

6

37

0

64.7

Jim Leyritz CAL

.300

.426

.585

65

200

38

60

15

0

14

44

0

55

Mike MacFarlane GER

.297

.405

.490

90

263

32

78

14

2

11

47

0

66.7

Tony Pena GER

.301

.378

.469

43

113

9

34

10

0

3

16

0

78.9

Offensively the two teams catching duos are almost like two twins separated at birth. Of the four Leyritz is probably the best hitter besting all the catchers in slugging and surprisingly had the lowest OSBP throwing out 18 of 40 base runners.  However, he did have 9 passed balls compared to the other 3 combining for just 1. MacFarlane had a 79-game errorless streak for Germantown. Advantage EVEN

FIRST BASEMEN

AVG

OBP

SLG

G

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

SB

Paul Molitor CAL

.357

.441

.486

108

442

111

158

20

5

9

82

23

Frank Thomas GER

.362

.504

.690

110

378

93

137

37

0

29

77

0

Two MVP candidates here. The comparison between the two is too close to call. On the AL league leader boards Molitor was 7th in AVG, 6th in OBP, tied for 3rd in Hits, tied for 10th
in Triples, 3rd in SB, first in R, and had the 6th best On Base streak at 32 games. Thomas was first in AVG, first in OBP, 2nd in SLG, 6th in Hits, 4th in R, 3rd in Doubles, tied for 4th in HR, and had the 3rd best On Base streak in the NL at 34 games. Both were also excellent defenders at first base. Molitor had an error less streak of 65 games and Thomas had an error less streak of 50 games. Advantage EVEN

SECOND BASEMEN

AVG

OBP

SLG

G

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

SB

Lou Whitaker CAL

.331

.415

.462

82

305

67

101

11

4

7

61

1

Roberto Alomar GER

.277

.348

.395

101

405

72

112

20

8

4

35

18

Whitaker was the better hitter while Alomar was the better defender and base runner. Whitaker was 13th in OBP and had a hitting streak of 16 games, which was good for a tie for 5th best in the AL. Alomar tied for 8th in Triples and had the 7th best On Base streak in the NL at 23 games. Alomar also had a 67-game error less streak. Advantage CAL

SHORTSTOPS

AVG

OBP

SLG

G

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

SB

John Valentin CAL

.367

.430

.604

78

308

61

113

38

1

11

82

1

Greg Gagne GER

.198

.252

.329

104

328

22

65

18

2

7

28

0

It’s not a complete domination, but it’s pretty close.  Valentin was 5th in AVG, 9th in OBP, 8th in SLG, and 4th in Doubles. Gagne – an excellent fielder – lead the MWWL in fielding at SS and he had 63 game error less streak. Advantage CAL

THIRD BASEMEN

AVG

OBP

SLG

G

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

SB

Wade Boggs CAL

.337

416

.443

92

395

72

133

9

3

9

63

0

Ken Caminiti GER

.315

.390

.556

102

390

66

123

34

3

18

92

0

Boggs was 12th in AVG, OBP, and Hits. Caminiti was 10th in OBP, 7th in SLG, 4th in Doubles, third in RBI, and tied for the 5th longest hitting streak in the NL at 16 games. Boggs was better in AVG and OBP while Caminiti had the better power numbers. Advantage EVEN

OUTFIELDERS

AVG

OBP

SLG

G

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

SB

Paul O’Neill CAL

.361

.461

.616

96

388

93

140

26

2

23

84

0

Tim Salmon CAL

.295

.377

.516

91

349

71

103

17

3

18

89

1

Kevin Mitchell CAL

.290

.430

.650

61

214

53

62

11

0

22

55

0

Deion Sanders CAL

.280

.362

.354

75

164

29

46

8

2

0

22

3

Reggie Sanders GER

.277

.359

.471

105

382

63

106

21

7

13

72

12

Shane Mack GER

.303

.382

.466

84

294

51

89

16

1

10

47

0

Chris James GER

.309

.416

.588

54

136

34

42

7

5

7

22

0

Tony Tarasco GER

.285

.309

.469

50

130

16

37

6

0

6

24

4

O’Neill might be a stronger MVP candidate than his team Molitor. Among AL leaders O’Neill was 6th in AVG, 2nd in OBP, 6th in SLG, 4th in R, 7th in RBI, and had the longest hitting streak in the AL at 24 games. Salmon was third in RBI. Mitchell was 9th in HR. Deion Sanders had an error less game streak of 73 games. In the NL Reggie Sanders was 7th in Triples. Mack had an error less streak of 48 games. O’Neill and Mitchell alone give the edge to the Quakes.  Advantage CAL

DH

AVG

OBP

SLG

G

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

SB

John Olerud CAL

.337

.417

.547

85

344

62

116

29

5

11

76

0

Mitch Webster GER

.244

.300

.402

49

82

7

20

4

0

3

15

1

Steve Pegues GER

.459

.474

.541

32

37

4

17

3

0

0

5

0

In a 7-game series Pegues could do some damage, but Olerud was one of the best DH’s in the AL during the 1994 season. Olerud was 11th in AVG, OBP, and SLG. He was also 12th in Doubles and tied for 10th in Triples. Advantage CAL

CAL STARTERS

W-L

ERA

GS

CG

SHO

QS

IP

H

R

ER

HR

SO/9

BB/9

Jeff Fassero L

12-1

3.60

21

3

2

11

137.1

130

58

55

13

5.3

2.9

Kevin Foster R

10-1

3.83

16

0

0

11

94

88

47

40

16

6.6

4.8

Bobby Munoz R

13-4

2.62

19

2

1

11

120.1

99

41

35

9

3.9

3.4

Alex Fernandez R

18-3

2.71

25

2

1

15

159.2

125

52

48

14

6.4

2.0

GER STARTERS

W-L

ERA

GS

CG

SHO

QS

IP

H

R

ER

HR

SO/9

BB/9

W. Vanlandingham R

8-3

3.62

14

0

0

6

82

83

37

33

7

7.1

4.7

Jim Bullinger R

12-0

2.74

16

3

3

7

102

84

31

31

7

6.9

2.7

Kevin Appier R

8-4

2.83

23

1

1

14

143.1

123

48

45

7

7.5

3.6

Chuck Finley L

10-7

3.45

21

2

1

10

138.1

110

59

53

16

5.7

4.4

Among league leaders Fassero was 5th in Wins and tied for 4th in SHO. Foster had the 4th longest QS Streak at 7 games. Munoz was 4th in Wins, 4th in ERA, and 7th in Starters-Opponent Batting Average at .224. Fernandez led the AL in Wins, was 5th in ERA, 5th in IP, 5th in QS, and 5th in S-OBA at .212. On the NL leader board Bullinger was 7th in Wins, tied for first in SHO, and was 2nd best in consecutive SHO-IP at 30.2. Appier was 4th in ERA, tied for 6th in QS, and 5th in S-SO/9. Finely – a potential 4th starter for the Grays was 6th best in the NL for S-OBA at .219. If it goes 5 games California is setup nicely for games 3,4,5 while Germantown would have the advantage in game 6. Advantage CAL

CAL RELIEVERS

W-L-SV

BS

ERA

HLD

G

GF

IP

H

R

ER

HR

SO/9

BB/9

Steve Howe L

3-0-1

0

1.17

12

28

7

38.1

23

6

5

2

6.8

3.3

Trevor Hoffman R

3-0-28

2

1.48

0

41

38

42.2

22

8

7

3

9.5

3.2

Billy Brewer L

8-2-0

0

1.72

9

31

12

47

29

11

9

2

4.8

2.1

Dave Leiper L

4-1-0

0

2.08

5

17

5

21.2

18

5

5

0

6.6

3.7

Jeremy Hernandez R

4-1-0

1

2.57

3

19

3

28

19

9

8

1

3.5

3.9

GER RELIEVERS

W-L-SV

BS

ERA

HLD

G

GF

IP

H

R

ER

HR

SO/9

BB/9

Kevin Campbell R

1-0-9

1

1.86

6

29

13

29

18

6

6

2

4.3

1.2

Rusty Meacham R

2-0-1

1

1.94

8

42

16

46.1

30

12

10

2

3.3

3.3

Tony Castillo L

6-3-1

2

2.22

11

49

9

56.2

46

18

14

4

6.0

3.5

Mike Fetters R

2-4-17

2

2.86

5

41

21

34.2

27

15

11

2

6.2

3.6

Rich Scheid R

4-2-0

0

3.18

2

11

1

39.2

29

14

14

5

3.6

2.9

Among AL relievers Howe was tied for first in Holds, first in ERA, 8th in R-SO/9, and 2nd best in R-OBA at .174. Hoffman led the AL in Saves, was 2nd in ERA, 1st in R-SO/9, and was first overall in R-OBA at .146. Brewer was 3rd in ERA and 3rd in R-OBA at .179. Leiper and Hernandez tied for 6th in Wins. On the NL side Campbell was 12th in saves. Meacham was 4th in ERA and 6th in R-OBA at .191. Castillo was tied for first in Wins, tied for 9th in Holds, 6th in ERA and 6th in Games in Relief. The Quakes top 3 relievers help win this competition while Leiper and Hernandez are just icing on the cake. Advantage CAL

TEAMS AVG OBP SLG R/GAME 2B 3B HR SB
California (1) .318 (1) .402 (1) .493 (1) 7.4 (4) 225 (4) 28 (3) 141 (1) 58
Germantown (4) .270 (2) .351 (4) .443 (4) 5.1 (2) 223 (4) 30 (4) 122 (T9) 38
                 
TEAMS S-WINS S-ERA SHO S-OBA R-WINS SAVES R-ERA R-OBA
California (1) 64 (2) 3.32 (T3) 6 (2) .232 (1) 28 (1) 36 (2) 2.76 (1) .223
Germantown (2) 54 (1) 3.34 (T2) 6 (2) .234 (1) 19 (2) 34 (4) 4.02 (4) .247
                 
TEAMS FLDG PCT OF ASSISTS DP          
California (1) .984 (T8) 37 (9) 93          
Germantown (1) .986 (8) 32 (2) 112          

CaliforniaQuakesGermantown GraysCalifornia led the AL in 10 team categories while Germantown led the NL in three. Offensively the Quakes have a big statistical advantage leading in every category except in triples. Starting pitching is similar with California getting more wins from their starters. The Quakes bullpen performed much better with big advantages in ERA and R-OBA.

Defensively these two teams were the best with Germantown turning more double-plays.

California set a MWWL regular season record for winning percentage at .836 and only lost 5 games at home during

the regular season. Somehow Flossmoor won two ALCS games in California. That isn’t going to happen again.

This should be a short series – 4 to 5 games due to California’s hitters and dominant bullpen.

 

World Series Wins

Team

Wins

Losses

Fort Worth

3

0

Chicago

3

4

Germantown

2

1

Hollywood

2

3

Winnipeg

2

0

Mexico City

2

0

Delcom

1

0

Gold River

1

0

Manhattan

1

0

Clovis

1

0

Rushcreek

1

0

Thendera

1

0

Washington

1

0

Detroit

1

1

Missouri

1

2

Old Mill

1

2

Baton Rouge

0

1

Clem

0

1

Michigan

0

1

Punxsutawney

0

1

Roseland

0

1

California

0

1

Stockton

0

1

Steel City

0

2

Long Beach

0

2

 

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