LOCAL SPORTS March 25, 2020
Action Jack’s personal list of the Top 10 sports events to watch on TV or you tube!
Today it’s #8!
October 10, 1982-The Milwaukee Brewers edge the California Angels 4-3 at County Stadium in Milwaukee to win the ALCS 3-2.
Cecil Cooper’s two run single in the bottom of the seventh inning gave the Brewers the 4-3 lead and the hung on from there for the win.
Reliever Pete Ladd retired Rod Carew on a ground ball to shortstop Robin Yount with the tying run at second base in the top of the ninth inning to end the game and set off a wild celebration.
The Brewers became the first team to win a five game playoff series after dropping the first two games.
The Brewers, without injured star relief pitcher Rollie Fingers, would fall to the St. Louis Cardinals in seven games in the 1982 World Series.
I will always remember Game 5 of the ALCS as the best moment in Milwaukee Brewers history.
The team known as “Harvey’s Wallbangers” included the likes of Paul Molitor, Robin Yount (MVP that year), Cecil Cooper, Jim Gantner, Ben Oglivie, Stormin’ Gorman Thomas, Charlie Moore, Ted Simmons and Ned Yost in the batting order and pitchers such as Pete Vukovich, Mike Caldwell, Don Sutton, Rollie Fingers and all the rest.
The 1982 season also saw me rack up my first season of working in minor league baseball. I worked for the Class A Midwest League’s Madison Muskies, a farm club of the Oakland A’s!