1989 Series 2

Game 1     123 456 789   R  H E NOTES                     
Gulf Coast 000 000 000 - 0  6 0 W-Crim L-Stewart S-M.Davis
West Coast 000 000 20x - 2  6 0 HR-none GW-Guillen

The Labelers began their second campaign for making the World Series by sending rookie Shawn Hillegas to face Humidity 
ace workhorse Dave Stewart. Both teams threatened early: the Humidity opened the first with a Jody Reed single and Ron 
Oester walk; and opened the 5th with a Dwight Evans 3 bagger - both times the Humidity runners were denied home. 
Labeler runners reached scoring position three times in the first 3 innings without a score. It took an inning opening 
single by B.J. Surhoff, followed by an Ozzie Quillen triple to break the deadlock. When Labeler pitcher Rich Dotson 
walked pinch-hitter Dwayne Murphy to start the 8th, Manager Bill Samuels did not hesitate to summon his workhorse, Mark 
Davis for the save.

Game 2     123 456 789   R  H E NOTES                                     
Gulf Coast 030 030 010 - 7 11 1 W-Cadaret L-Crim S-Eckersley
West Coast 000 123 000 - 6 14 0 HR-Pendleton,Redus,Bonds,C.James GW-Murphy

The Labelers hoped to go 2 up when they sent Tom Candiotti to face Greg Mathews. The Labelers struggled in their only 
regular season shot at Mathews, today that was going to change, slowly. The Humidity jumped all over Candiotti in the 
second, with 2 outs and 1 man on Carlton Fisk singled and Terry Pendleton line a homerun for a 3-0 lead. The Humidity 
drove to a 5-run lead over Candiotti after 4-1/2 innings. Solo dingers by Chris James, Gary Redus and Barry Bonds sent 
the score to 6-3 and Mathews to the showers in the bottom of the 5th. A 3-run 6th for Samuels' Labelers evened the 
score at 6. As Chuck Crim won the opening game, he lost this one. With one out, Crim hit Fisk with his first pitch. 
Vince Coleman pinch-ran, promptly stole second and scored on Dwayne Murphy's pinch single. Dennis Eckersley closed out 
the last 2 innings for a save.

Game 3     123 456 789   R  H E NOTES             
West Coast 201 000 000 - 3  6 1 W-Eckersley L-Crim
Gulf Coast 000 120 10x - 4  7 0 HR-Meyer GW-none

After splitting the first two games of the SWBA playoff series, West Coast and Gulf Coast rolled into aging Comiskey 
Park for games 3, 4 and 5. Mike Dunne took the hill for the Labelers and southpaw Floyd Bannister was on the mound for 
the Humidity. Joey Meyer jumped on Floyd early with a two-run blast in the 1st. West Coast struck again in the 3rd. 
Gary Redus led off with a base hit and stole second. Wade Boggs followed that with a run scoring single to put the 
Labelers up 3-0. But the Labelers started to unwind in the 4th. Mike Greenwell led off with a walk and went to third on 
a single by Willie McGee. Greenwell then scored on a wild pitch by Dunne. Gulf Coast would tie it up in the following 
inning. Meyer booted a Jody Reed grounder to start the rally. Ron Oester followed with a single and Ken Phelps walked. 
Greenwell then blasted a double to score both runners. The Labelers loaded the bases in the 7th on Al Nipper. Manager 
Chris Yeager went to his ace early to put out the fire. Eck came through by fanning Meyer. Lester led the 7th off with 
a single and Vince Coleman pinch ran and stole second. With two down, Crim uncorked a wild pitch that scored Coleman 
from 3rd. Gulf Coast led 4-3. Eckersley finished the Labelers off for the wins as the Humidity took a 2-1 lead in the 

Game 4     123 456 789   R  H E NOTES                            
West Coast 102 010 200 - 6 13 2 W-Nichols L-Stewart S-M.Davis
Gulf Coast 010 200 000 - 3  7 2 HR-Washington,McGee,Fisk GW-Bonds

This game matched Gulf Coast ace Dave Stewart against spot starter Rod Nichols. Willie McGee hit a solo homer to tie 
the score at 1 in the 2nd. Claudell Washington put the Labelers back on top with a two-run clinger in the 3rd. Carlton 
Fisk answered him with a two-run shot of his own in the 4th. But the combination of Tony Gwynn and Wade Boggs proved 
too much as they combined for 7 hits and 5 runs to lead the Labelers to a 6-3 victory.

Game 5     123 456 789   R  H E NOTES                         
West Coast 000 000 000 - 0  6 0 W-Rasmussen L--Candiotti
Gulf Coast 102 000 00x - 3  5 0 S-Eckersley HR-Phelps GW-Evans

Tom Candiotti and Dennis Rasmussen locked heads in a pitching duel. Rasmussen came out on top, combining with Dennis 
Eckersley for a 6-hit shutout. The Humidity scored in the first inning as Ken Phelps drew a 2-out walk. Mike Greenwell 
then singled as did Carlton Fisk to load the bases. Candiotti then walked Dwight Evans for the game winner. Phelps 
added insurance with a two-run shot in the 3rd.

Game 6     123 456 789 0   R  H E NOTES                  
Gulf Coast 200 000 020 0 - 4  6 0 W-Honeycutt L-Nipper
West Coast 010 110 010 1 - 5 10 2 HR-Redus,Bonds GW-Gwynn

Gulf Coast jumped on Labeler starter Mike Dunne early scoring two runs via a walk, single, sacrifice fly and balk. The 
Labelers scratched back and took a 3-2 lead on Gary Redus' 5th inning dinger. Gulf Coast went up 4-3 as Vince Coleman 
singled, went to second on a wild pitch, went to third on Roberto Alomar's error and scored on Mark Davis' balk. Willie 
McGee then singled in Mike Greenwell. After Tony Gwynn doubled in the bottom of the 8th, Claudell Washington tied the 
game with a single. In the bottom of the 10th, Redus was hit by Al Nipper's offering, went to second on a ground ball 
to third and scored on Gwynn's single.

Game 7     123 456 789 01   R  H E NOTES                    
Gulf Coast 000 100 000 02 - 3 13 0 W-Guante L-Honeycutt
West Coast 000 100 000 00 - 1  6 1 HR-Hernandez GW-Hernandez

Dave Stewart finally showed why he won 19 games in the regular season. He kept the Labelers quiet striking out 6 and 
allowing 3 hits in 6 innings before going to the showers with a 1-1 tie. The game went extra innings and Gulf Coast 
almost scored in the top of the 10th, but Dwight Evans was cut down by Ozzie Guillen's relay throw to the plate from 
Claudell Washington after Mike Greenwell's two-out single. The Humidity bullpen allowed only one single in the last 
4.2 innings. Terry Pendleton led off the top of the 11th inning with a single. Keith Hernandez then brightened up an 
0-4 day with a 2-run shot off game 6 winner Rick Honeycutt. The Labelers went down in order in the bottom half and the 
Gulf Coast Humidity advanced to the World Series.