As previously stated, I simulated seven games (six series between starters, and one series where the lineups, starting rotations changed on a daily basis), by playing each one 10,000 times.
The first six games I simulated used each starting pitcher on both sides at least once, and all position players started a minimum of two games each. Here are the results:
- Game 1: AL vs. NL, Jack Morris vs. Tom Glavine. The AL wins 5,206 games out of 10,000 simulations.
- Game 2: AL vs. NL, Mark Langston vs. John Smiley. The AL wins 5,742 games.
- Game 3: NL vs. AL, Ramon Martinez vs. Roger Clemens. The AL wins 6,838 games (using a DH).
- Game 4: NL vs, AL, Jack McDowell vs. Dennis Martinez. The AL wins 5,904 games (using a DH).
- Game 5: NL vs. AL, Mike Morgan vs. Scott Sanderson. The AL wins 5,053 games in a very close series (using a DH).
- Game 6: AL vs. NL, Jimmy Key vs. Frank Viola. The AL wins 6,418 games.
- Game 7: AL vs. NL, anything goes. The AL wins 5,868 games.
For the official All-Star Game, I decided to just simulate one game and one game only. The starting pitchers were Morris and Glavine and I let them pitch two innings (unless they struggled badly). The rest of the pitchers would get one inning each (unless they struggled badly). The position players were replaced every three innings. No pinch hitters here, (as in previous tries, the pinch hitter is taken out of the game), and there was only one double switch.
The starting lineups, first for the American League (I'm using 1992 Topps cards because these are the cards I used to imagine my All-Star teams):
Now the National League starting lineup:
Here is the result:
The 1991 AL All-Stars beat the 1991 NL All-Stars by a final score of 2-0.
The box score is below (Just click on the picture to take a closer look.
The scoring plays were like this:
Top 5: Dennis Martinez pitching. Rafael Palmeiro singles. Ruben Sierra triples, Palmeiro scoring. Kirby Puckett strikes out. Brian Harper doubles, Sierra scoring.
If this game actually existed, the MVP would have been Ruben Sierra (1-2, 1 triple, 1 run, game winning rbi). What his line score doesn't show the two defensive plays he made in right field, including robbing Bobby Bonilla of a home run in the fourth, which could have put the NL ahead 2-0. And although the NL had men on second and third with two out, Rick Aguilera earns the first save in bdj610 All-Star Game history. Meanwhile, Roger Clemens gets the win, Dennis Martinez takes the loss, and the only players who didn't get in the game were pitchers Tom Browning & Lee Smith from the NL and Jeff Reardon & Dennis Eckersley from the AL.
If you want to see the .DAT files that I used (I still don't know how to download these onto the blog , so please just take a look at the screen caps below). If anyone can e-mail me instructions, please do so at email@example.com. Below is the AL .DAT file, then the NL .DAT file:
Now that the 1991 All-Star Games are officially over, on Tuesday, I will introduce the 1992 End of Year All-Star teams. Simulations for games with those rosters to come by Sunday night for a Monday morning recap.