On October 10, 1968, Mickey Lolich of the Detroit Tigers notches his third win of the World Series. Lolich defeats the Bob Gibson and St. Louis Cardinals, 4-1, to give the Tigers the title.  The win comes after the Tigers had lost three of the first four games.

Gibson goes the distance in his eighth consecutive World Series game. The only time the St. Louis Cardinal right-hander, who will compile a 1.89 postseason ERA, didn’t finish a Fall Classic contest was in his first appearance in 1964 when he tossed eight innings against the Yankees. Gibson also sets the mark for total strikeouts (35).

In the fifth innings, Dal Maxvill pops out to first base, becoming the first major leaguer to go 0-for-22 in the Fall Classic. The Cardinal shortstop surpasses the single series infamous mark previously shared by Gil Hodges (1952 – Dodgers), Red Murray (1911 – Giants), Billy Sullivan (1906 – White Sox), and Jimmy Sheckard (1906 – Cubs).

The Video includes:
Full 9th inning from Game 7 of the 1968 World Series. The Tigers score their fourth run in the top of the 9th on a single from Don Wert; and the Cardinals score their first run in the bottom of the 9th on a homerun by Mike Shannon with two outs. Tim McCarver was up next, and fouled out to Bill Freehan on the first pitch and the Tigers won the series. Also includes clubhouse interviews with Kaline and Lolich.

 

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