Im Oktober trafen sich also die Roten und die Blauen zu dem klassischen Con Cup Finale. Zum dreizehnten Mal seit Ligagründung in 1890 stehen sich die Rivalen gegenüber und selten waren die Rotn größere Favoriten als dieses Jahr. Von den 12 vorigen Con Cup matchups der Roten und Blauen, gewannen die Roten neun Mal.
In the first game of this year's series the two premier starting pitcher of each side locked their horns. David Alkire of the Blues and Red Tom Saunders struggled heroically and fought to a scoreless draw after nine innings after which the Blues let that single, deciding run slip through in the bottom of the ninth. The next day saw another close encounter that went to 12 innings and was won by the Blues 7-4 with two Red homeruns by David Lowry went for aught.
In game 3 the Blues scored early and held onto their lead to win 4-2 eventually. So it's 2-1 Blues.
David Alkire started game 4 on short rest and faced Gary Bentley, who kept the Blues hitless through 6 innings. His teammates had already opened up a 4-0 lead against a tiring Alkire, when Don Schrader hit a HR to foil Bentley no-hit bid in the 7th. The score now 4-1 Reds and so it remained The Con Cup is tied at 2 each.
To the Red's dismay Saunders had to skip his start in game 5 because of injury, instead Lou Ellis was slated to oppose the Blues' Lloyd Outlaw, 26-year-old, big (6-3, 235) rookie, who had a good, but not a great season. Outlaw was rocked and rattled by 8 runs in the 3rd inning, enough for an 8-5 Reds win. Reds lead 3 games to 2.
Tom Saunders started game & for the Reds, but he obviously was not in top form giving up 4 runs in 5 innings. That hardly mattered though, as leftfielder Terry James hit a grand slam and a lot of other Blue pitches were hit hard . The result was a 10-5 Red win and another Con Cup championship for the Liberty City Reds.