Category: World Series

Pablo Sandoval becomes the fourth major leaguer to hit three home runs in a World Series game

In the Giants’ 8-3 victory over the Tigers at AT&T Park, Pablo Sandoval becomes the fourth major leaguer to hit three home runs in a World Series game. The San Francisco third baseman, with first, third, and fifth inning round-trippers in the opening game of the Fall Classic, joins Yankees outfielders Babe Ruth (1926, 28) and Reggie Jackson (1977) and Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols (2011) in accomplishing the feat.

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Chase Utley ties Reggie Jackson’s 1977 record with his fifth home run of the World Series

At Citizens Bank Park, Chase Utley ties Reggie Jackson’s 1977 record with his fifth home run of the World Series, going deep twice in the Phillies’ 8-6 victory over the Yankees in Game 5. The Philadelphia second baseman becomes the second player to have two multi-homer games in the Fall Classic, joining Royals’ outfielder Willie Aikens, who accomplished the feat against the Phillies in 1980.

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Bill Buckner returned to Fenway Park for opening day and received a standing ovation

On April 8, 2008, former Red Sox first baseman Bill Buckner returned to Fenway Park for opening day and received a standing ovation. Buckner’s error in Game Six of the 1986 World Series, which helped lead to the Mets miraculous comeback, had been vilified by many, including the press. An emotional Buckner tossed out the first pitch after the Sox 2007 World Series flag was unfurled.

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The Red Sox exorcised 86 years of agonizing losses by winning their first World Series since 1918

Under the moon’s reddish tint caused by a lunar eclipse, the Red Sox exorcised 86 years of agonizing losses by winning their first World Series since 1918. In one of the most dominating Fall Classic performances, Boston, who never trailed during the four games, blanks the Cardinals, 3-0, to complete the sweep.

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Randy Johnson fires 3 hitter and Matt Williams becomes the first player in World Series history to hit home runs with three different teams

In the World Series, Randy Johnson of the Arizona Diamondbacks pitches a three-hit shutout to defeat the Yankees, 4 – 0, taking a 2-0 advantage in the Series. Matt Williams becomes the first player in World Series history to hit home runs with three different teams. He homered in the Fall Classic for the Indians in 1997 and the Giants in 1989, prior to doing so for Arizona today.

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1993 – Devon White’s two-run triple caps a six-run 8th inning as Toronto rallies for a 15 – 14 victory over the Phillies and a 3-1 World Series lead. The 29 runs shatter the Series record of 22 set in Game 2 of the 1936 Series, when the Yankees beat the 1936 Giants, 18 – 4. It is also the longest nine-inning game in series history at 4 hours, 14 minutes.

1993 – Devon White’s two-run triple caps a six-run 8th inning as Toronto rallies for a 15 – 14 victory over the Phillies and a 3-1 World Series lead. The 29 runs shatter the Series record of 22 set in Game 2 of the 1936 Series, when the Yankees beat the 1936 Giants, 18 – 4. It is also the longest nine-inning game in series history at 4 hours, 14 minutes.

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