Statis Pro 1978 Replay, about to enter its 35th year of play, will resume its season this Friday, August 1st, with the first NL game of August, a meeting between the Cardinals and Cubs at Wrigley Field in Chicago. The game will feature a pitching match-up of Silvio Martinez and Cubs rookie Manny Seoane, who will be making just his second start of the year.
The game will also be the first to be played at ‘AZ14’, the new SP78 site established in June of this year in Gilbert, Arizona. The game will be labeled #1386, and though it will be the only SP78 contest to take place that evening, the remainder of the weekend will see at least two more NL games played, if not more.
Local affiliates KSD in St Louis and WGN in Chicago will carry the game on television, while SP78 Radio will offer a national broadcast with Keith Jackson and Al Trautwig calling the action live from Chicago.