This World Series simulation was sent in to us by a BroBible reader named Frank. When I asked him what he wanted us to do with it, he said “whatever the fuck you want.” Right on, Frank. Right on.
So without further ado, here is what would happen (according to reader Frank) if the Cubs from Rookie of the Year played the Indians from Major League
Ricky “Wild Thing” Vaughn vs.
In an instant classic both pitchers go the distance. Rowengartner strikes out a record 22 batters while his counter part Vaughn struck out 11. The only runs of the game were scored off of Pedro Cerano’s 3 solo home runs.
Indians 3 Cubs 0
Ol Ed Harris vs.
Chet “The Rocket” Stedman
Two of the games seasoned vets going head to head on the games biggest stage. Harris got touched up early with a couple extra base hits by Okie the first baseman and mullens the third basemen. Suarez scored easily on a past ball when an ed harris Spit ball landed in the dirt.
Stedman came out firing looking like The Rocket of old sitting down 16 of the first 18 Indian hitters. Dorn hit a solo home run in the 7th to bring the game to 2-1. The Indians hoped for some magic in the 9th when Willie Mays Hayes got on and stole second and third base but was left stranded when Cerano struck out on 3 straight curve balls.
Indians 1 Cubs 2
Series tied 1-1
Peyton vs Haywood
In the first World Series game at Wrigley field in decades the fans were very amped up. They were quieted early when Peyton was tuned up in the first inning for 5 runs. In the 8th inning up 8-1 Dorn played a ground ball off of his hip to let in 2 runs. Lou brown came in to take out Haywood but Haywood vehemently refused and stayed in the game. He ended up squeaking out a victory 8-7.
Indians 8 Cubs 7
Cleveland leads the series 2-1
Henry Rowengartner vs Ricky Vaughn
Living up to the hype these pitchers once again did not disappoint. After letting up 3 home runs to Cerano in game 1 Rowengartner took no chances, intentionally walking him in 4 straight plate appearances.
In a 0-0 tie with 2 outs in the bottom of the 9th and Richards the catcher on third base manager Sal Martinella pinch hit for Rowengartner. Unable to capitalize on the opportunity Frick popped out to end the inning. With Rowengartner out of the game Cerano got his first chance to see a strike and he drove it over the Ivy and the Indians won a heartbreaker.
Indians 1 Cubs 0
Cleveland leads the series 3-1
Chet Stedman vs Ed Harris
These two pitchers must have decided that they were playing as if it was the last game of their lives. At their age this very well. Oils have been the case. Tied 2-2 in the 9th inning Martinella decided to bring in the rookie Rowengartner on 1 days rest to finish the game for the Cubs. Henry did not have his best stuff and walked Hayes on 4 straight pitches. After stealing second and third Hayes was the go ahead run with Jake Taylor at the plate. Rowengartner somehow got ahead of Taylor and with 2 strikes he through the infamous floater which had not been seen since Scuffy McGee. Taylor not phased by the rookies antics laid down a perfect bunt scoring Hayes from third while barely legging it out.
In the bottom of the inning Lou Brown was taking no chances and brought in his Ace on only 1 days rest. After a brief meeting at the mound from third basemen Roger Dorn The wild thing was unstoppable and mowed down 3 straight hitters giving the Indians their first World Series title since 1948!
Indians Win 4-1
World Series MVP
Glad we’ve settled this once and for all.