the yankees took an early lead on a roy white solo home run off of don sutton, and extended their lead to 2-0 on a groundout by bucky dent. the dodgers cut the lead in half in the top of the third thanks to a bill russell rbi single. the score stayed that way until the bottom of the 7th when the yankees scored three times, and that was pretty much the game. the next day, reggie jackson stuck his hip out and the dodgers lost in 10 innings. after that, the series was over, and the yankees closed it out by winning games 5 and 6.
i'd like to see what would have happened if the bottom of the 7th and top of the 8th innings of game 3 had played out the way topps intended. i have not done this before, so i don't know how it will turn out.
1978 topps was the first set that i collected and completed. i opened a ton of packs that year, my first as a collector. it just so happened that that was the year that topps eschewed the cartoons on the backs of their cards and instead printed different plays from a game, with the idea that you could play a game using the card backs. robin yount
i once ran in to piniella in the minneapolis skyway when the devil rays were in town. he was getting his shoes shined. seemed like a nice guy, but i was not a fan when i was a kid thanks to his yankee status.
lee lacy was up next.
that brings up bill north,
for the record, the dodgers had joe ferguson,
next up for the dodgers would have been steve garvey.
so, it appears that the dodgers were destined to lose game 3 and the series. i have a theory that they will beat the yankees this year, though. that's because the teams that the dodgers have beat in the fall classic are:
white sox (1959)
notice a pattern? they can't beat any other team until they beat the bronx bombers. we'll see.
by the way, this post will be my entry in to it's like having my own card shop's contest, under the 'put together an entire inning of a baseball game just using baseball cards' category.