The Harbaugh Bowl? I Remember The Iorg Forge

The Harbaugh Bowl? I Remember the Iorg SeriesThe big story line with the Ravens ~ 49ers Super Bowl is the coaching matchup. Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh is brother to San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh.

That's never happened before, but I remember well an AL Championship Series that pitted Blue Jay Garth Iorg against his brother Kansas City Royal Dane Iorg. It was 1985 and I distinctly remember an interview with Garth and Dane's mom in which she claimed she was rooting for the Royals. That must have made Garth feel great.

Dane ended up winning in 7 and then went on to win the World Series. Garth would continue to platoon at third base with Rance Mullineks until Kelly Gruber was ready to take the reigns.

Garth Iorg

They should have called the '85 ALCS The Iorg Forge.

Share this entry

Comments (6 - click here to join in!)


I wouldn't have said this 2 seasons ago but I am willing to say it this seaon:

Toronto Mike, it's time to update your Blue Jays logo.

January 22, 2013 @ 2:56 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike


Even though the new logo is almost as good as this one...

January 22, 2013 @ 3:10 PM


How about if the team makes the playoffs this year, you change the logo?

January 22, 2013 @ 4:18 PM

Blind Dave

Rance Mulliniks should be in the top tier of voting for best baseball name ever.

January 22, 2013 @ 7:57 PM

Willy Nilly

@ Blind Dave: But not the best baseball commentator.

Pity that in '85 they changed the play off format from best of 5 to best of 7. Jays would have been in.

January 22, 2013 @ 8:18 PM

Leave a comment

Only 6 comments? C'mon, we can do better... Leave a comment above and let's keep this conversation going!

« Of Albert Brooks and Super Dave Osborne Non-English Mother Tongues in Toronto »