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Jay Leno (Superbas)
Time: 3 hours, 24 minutes
Johnny Carson pitched the game of his career as the Telecity Superbas beat the Heartland Capitalists in a one game playoff to determine the Middleleague champion. The game also decided which team will play in the 1998 Subleague Series.
Through four innings Carson allowed only one baserunner when he walked the founder of the Intel Corporation and Capitalist secondbaseman, Gordon E. Moore. Carson was working on a 3-hit shutout until the 8th inning. Supporting his effort the Superbas racked up 17 hits including a homerun by talk show host and catcher Jay Leno who along with television actor Rob Schneider went 4-for-4 at the plate. David Letterman, another talk show host had a triple.
Given all the hits it is surprising the Superbas scored only 4 runs. But the Capitalists, despite a poor offensive showing shined in the field turning over 4 magnificent doubleplays.
The Capitalists staged a mid-season run on the Superbas and the two teams were neck and neck for the past several weeks. But now, the Capitalists can go home to count their assets and the Superbas move on to the Subleague Series which opens in Telecity on October 1 when they meet the Newshole Muckrakers.
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