Fran Costello NXPL Championship

The championship series of NXPL is named for Fran Costello, a founding owner of the league who passed away in 2017, during the league’s 23rd season, 1983.

YEAR

Result

MVP

MVP Stats

1983:

Baltimore 4 Montreal 2

Atlee Hammaker

2-0, 2.25 ERA, won clinching game 6.

1982:

St. Louis 4 Detroit 3

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1981:

Montreal 4 Boston 0

Andre Dawson

.421/.421/.842, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 2 SB

1980:

Montreal 4 Chicago (A) 3

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1979:

St. Louis 4 California 3

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1978:

Montreal 4 Baltimore 3

Gary Matthews (game 7 script)

10 H, 5 R, GWRBI in Game 7

1977:

Minnesota 4 St. Louis 0

George Hendrick

3 HR, 4 RBI, 1.220 OPS

1976:

Baltimore 4 Chicago 2

Andy Messersmith

Jim Palmer (co-MVPs)

2-0, 1.50 ERA

2-1, 1.59 ERA, 0.59 WHIP

1975:

Philadelphia 4 Baltimore 3

John Montefusco

2-0, 1.74 in three starts, CG ShO

1974:

Philadelphia 4 Baltimore 2

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1973:

K.C. 4 Chicago 3

Fred Kendall

.458 avg, 3 RBI

1972:

Baltimore 4 Philadelphia 2

Bobby Murcer

.385/.448/.615, 6 R, 8 RBI

1971:

N.Y. (A) 4 Chicago (N) 1

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1970:

N.Y. (A) 4 Chicago (N) 3

Thurman Munson (Chic.)

.385 avg, .407 OBP, 9 RBI, 3 R

1969:

Cincinnati  4 K.C. 3

Fritz Peterson

CGW in game 7

1968:

Kansas City 4 Brooklyn 2

Glenn Beckert

9 H

1967:

New York 4 Baltimore 2

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1966:

Boston 4 New York 3

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1965:

Chicago 4 Boston 3

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1964:

St. Louis 4 Baltimore 2

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1963:

Washington 4 Milwaukee 3

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1962:

Milwaukee 4 New York 3

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1961:

Milwaukee 4 Detroit 1

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