Tag: October 15

2018 – In Game 3 of the NLCS, the Brewers open the scoring in the 1st on a double by Ryan Braun, then add a run in the 6th on a wild pitch and two more on a homer by Orlando Arcia in the 7th, all against Walker Buehler. Meanwhile, Jhoulys Chacin and four relievers combine on a shutout as Milwaukee defeats the Dodgers, 4 – 0.

2018 – In Game 3 of the NLCS, the Brewers open the scoring in the 1st on a double by Ryan Braun, then add a run in the 6th on a wild pitch and two more on a homer by Orlando Arcia in the 7th, all against Walker Buehler. Meanwhile, Jhoulys Chacin and four relievers combine on a shutout as Milwaukee defeats the Dodgers, 4 – 0.

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2017 – Justin Turner hits a three-run walk-off homer in the 9th inning to lead Los Angeles to a 4 – 1 win and a two games to none lead over the Cubs in Game 2 of the NLCS. Turner also drives in his team’s first run in the 5th, negating a homer by Addison Russell.

2017 – Justin Turner hits a three-run walk-off homer in the 9th inning to lead Los Angeles to a 4 – 1 win and a two games to none lead over the Cubs in Game 2 of the NLCS. Turner also drives in his team’s first run in the 5th, negating a homer by Addison Russell.

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Twenty-nine years later to the day, Justin Turner follows Kirk Gibson into franchise folklore when he hits a postseason walk-off three-run home run in the 12th inning of the LA’s 4-1 victory over the Cubs in Game 2 of the NLCS. In 1988, a hobbled Kirk Gibson, in his only Fall Classic appearance, came off the bench to hit one of the most memorable round-trippers in World Series history, giving the Dodgers a come-from-behind victory against the A’s in Game 1.

Twenty-nine years later to the day, Justin Turner follows Kirk Gibson into franchise folklore when he hits a postseason walk-off three-run home run in the 12th inning of the LA’s 4-1 victory over the Cubs in Game 2 of the NLCS. In 1988, a hobbled Kirk Gibson, in his only Fall Classic appearance, came off the bench to hit one of the most memorable round-trippers in World Series history, giving the Dodgers a come-from-behind victory against the A’s in Game 1.

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Twenty-nine years later to the day, Justin Turner follows Kirk Gibson into franchise folklore when he hits a postseason walk-off three-run home run in the 12th inning of the LA’s 4-1 victory over the Cubs in Game 2 of the NLCS. In 1988, a hobbled Kirk Gibson, in his only Fall Classic appearance, came off the bench to hit one of the most memorable round-trippers in World Series history, giving the Dodgers a come-from-behind victory against the A’s in Game 1.

Twenty-nine years later to the day, Justin Turner follows Kirk Gibson into franchise folklore when he hits a postseason walk-off three-run home run in the 12th inning of the LA’s 4-1 victory over the Cubs in Game 2 of the NLCS. In 1988, a hobbled Kirk Gibson, in his only Fall Classic appearance, came off the bench to hit one of the most memorable round-trippers in World Series history, giving the Dodgers a come-from-behind victory against the A’s in Game 1.

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The Indians win Game 2 of the ALCS, 2 – 1 over the Blue Jays, in a game that’s almost a carbon copy of Game 1. The Indians’ runs come on a solo homer by Carlos Santana and a single by Francisco Lindor that scores Rajai Davis, who had previously stolen second and moved to third on a wild pitch. Josh Tomlin is the winner against J.A. Happ.

The Indians win Game 2 of the ALCS, 2 – 1 over the Blue Jays, in a game that’s almost a carbon copy of Game 1. The Indians’ runs come on a solo homer by Carlos Santana and a single by Francisco Lindor that scores Rajai Davis, who had previously stolen second and moved to third on a wild pitch. Josh Tomlin is the winner against J.A. Happ.

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The Cubs take the opening game of the NLCS, 8 – 4, over the Dodgers. The score is only 3 – 1 for the Cubs in the 8th, when a two-run, two-out single by Adrian Gonzalez off Aroldis Chapman ties it, but Chicago comes right back when pinch-hitter Miguel Montero hits a two-out grand slam off Joe Blanton, followed by a solo homer by Dexter Fowler.

The Cubs take the opening game of the NLCS, 8 – 4, over the Dodgers. The score is only 3 – 1 for the Cubs in the 8th, when a two-run, two-out single by Adrian Gonzalez off Aroldis Chapman ties it, but Chicago comes right back when pinch-hitter Miguel Montero hits a two-out grand slam off Joe Blanton, followed by a solo homer by Dexter Fowler.

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2015 – The Mets eliminate the Dodgers with a 3 – 2 win in Game 5 of the NLDS. Los Angeles takes a 2 – 1 lead against Jacob deGrom in the 1st, but Daniel Murphy, who had doubled in a run in the top of the 1st, steals third base by taking advantage of a defensive shift in the 4th and scores the tying run, then wins it with a solo homer off Zack Greinke in the 6th.

2015 – The Mets eliminate the Dodgers with a 3 – 2 win in Game 5 of the NLDS. Los Angeles takes a 2 – 1 lead against Jacob deGrom in the 1st, but Daniel Murphy, who had doubled in a run in the top of the 1st, steals third base by taking advantage of a defensive shift in the 4th and scores the tying run, then wins it with a solo homer off Zack Greinke in the 6th.

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The Royals win their first American League pennant in 29 years, completing a four-game sweep of the Orioles in the ALCS with a 2 – 1 win in Game 4. The Royals use small ball to score twice in the bottom of the 1st, then let their defence and dominant pitching do the rest. Lorenzo Cain is named the MVP of the series after hitting .533 and making a number of fine catches in centerfield, while Greg Holland saves all four wins. With 8 straight wins since the start of the postseason, the Royals set a new all-time record.

The Royals win their first American League pennant in 29 years, completing a four-game sweep of the Orioles in the ALCS with a 2 – 1 win in Game 4. The Royals use small ball to score twice in the bottom of the 1st, then let their defence and dominant pitching do the rest. Lorenzo Cain is named the MVP of the series after hitting .533 and making a number of fine catches in centerfield, while Greg Holland saves all four wins. With 8 straight wins since the start of the postseason, the Royals set a new all-time record.

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The Giants take a 3-1 lead in the NLCS by defeating St. Louis, 6 – 4. The Giants rally for three runs in the 6th, once again barely getting the ball out of the infield and taking advantage of missed plays by the Cardinals’ defence.

The Giants take a 3-1 lead in the NLCS by defeating St. Louis, 6 – 4. The Giants rally for three runs in the 6th, once again barely getting the ball out of the infield and taking advantage of missed plays by the Cardinals’ defence.

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The Royals become the first team to win eight consecutive postseason games when they swept the Orioles in the ALCS with a 2-1 victory at Kauffman Stadium. Kansas City, after winning the wild-card game over the A’s, continued their winning ways by beating the Angels in the first three games of the best-of-five ALDS series.

The Royals become the first team to win eight consecutive postseason games when they swept the Orioles in the ALCS with a 2-1 victory at Kauffman Stadium. Kansas City, after winning the wild-card game over the A’s, continued their winning ways by beating the Angels in the first three games of the best-of-five ALDS series.

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The Royals become the first team to win eight consecutive postseason games when they swept the Orioles in the ALCS with a 2-1 victory at Kauffman Stadium. Kansas City, after winning the wild-card game over the A’s, continued their winning ways by beating the Angels in the first three games of the best-of-five ALDS series.

The Royals become the first team to win eight consecutive postseason games when they swept the Orioles in the ALCS with a 2-1 victory at Kauffman Stadium. Kansas City, after winning the wild-card game over the A’s, continued their winning ways by beating the Angels in the first three games of the best-of-five ALDS series.

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The Red Sox manage a single run against Justin Verlander, a solo homer by Mike Napoli in the 7th, but it is enough to defeat the Tigers, 1 – 0, in Game 3 of the ALCS. Verlander strikes out 6 straight batters in the 2nd and 3rd, tying a postseason record, but has to bow to John Lackey.

The Red Sox manage a single run against Justin Verlander, a solo homer by Mike Napoli in the 7th, but it is enough to defeat the Tigers, 1 – 0, in Game 3 of the ALCS. Verlander strikes out 6 straight batters in the 2nd and 3rd, tying a postseason record, but has to bow to John Lackey.

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The Cardinals take a 3 games to 1 lead in the NLCS with a 4 – 2 win over the Dodgers. Matt Holliday hits a two-run homer off Ricky Nolasco in the 3rd and Shane Robinson adds a solo shot as a pinch-hitter in the 7th. Lance Lynn wins for the second time, having won Game 1 in relief.

The Cardinals take a 3 games to 1 lead in the NLCS with a 4 – 2 win over the Dodgers. Matt Holliday hits a two-run homer off Ricky Nolasco in the 3rd and Shane Robinson adds a solo shot as a pinch-hitter in the 7th. Lance Lynn wins for the second time, having won Game 1 in relief.

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The Reds sign Dusty Baker to a two-year contract extension, giving their 63 year-old manager another chance to take the team beyond the first round of the playoffs. Cincinnati has participated in the postseason in two of the last three years, including this season’s heartbreaking loss in the NLDS, losing the previous three contests at home in a five-game series to San Francisco.

The Reds sign Dusty Baker to a two-year contract extension, giving their 63 year-old manager another chance to take the team beyond the first round of the playoffs. Cincinnati has participated in the postseason in two of the last three years, including this season’s heartbreaking loss in the NLDS, losing the previous three contests at home in a five-game series to San Francisco.

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The Reds sign Dusty Baker to a two-year contract extension, giving their 63 year-old manager another chance to take the team beyond the first round of the playoffs. Cincinnati has participated in the postseason in two of the last three years, including this season’s heartbreaking loss in the NLDS, losing the previous three contests at home in a five-game series to San Francisco.

The Reds sign Dusty Baker to a two-year contract extension, giving their 63 year-old manager another chance to take the team beyond the first round of the playoffs. Cincinnati has participated in the postseason in two of the last three years, including this season’s heartbreaking loss in the NLDS, losing the previous three contests at home in a five-game series to San Francisco.

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2012 – The Giants even the NLCS with a 7 – 1 victory over the Cardinals in Game 2. After being leveled by a sliding Matt Holliday trying to break up a potential double play in the 1st, 2B Marco Scutaro delivers the key blow with a two-run single in the 4th. Scutaro makes way for Ryan Theriot in the 5th, victim of a hip injury sustained on the 1st-inning play, but he has done enough to fire up the Giants. Ryan Vogelsong is the winner over Chris Carpenter.

2012 – The Giants even the NLCS with a 7 – 1 victory over the Cardinals in Game 2. After being leveled by a sliding Matt Holliday trying to break up a potential double play in the 1st, 2B Marco Scutaro delivers the key blow with a two-run single in the 4th. Scutaro makes way for Ryan Theriot in the 5th, victim of a hip injury sustained on the 1st-inning play, but he has done enough to fire up the Giants. Ryan Vogelsong is the winner over Chris Carpenter.

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With another home run in the Game 6 clincher, a 15-5 Ranger rout of Detroit, Nelson Cruz sets a new record for the most round-trippers in a postseason series with six. The Texas right-fielder, who ended the regular season in a slump, is named the ALCS Most Valuable Player for his outstanding contribution to his team’s success in the championship series.

With another home run in the Game 6 clincher, a 15-5 Ranger rout of Detroit, Nelson Cruz sets a new record for the most round-trippers in a postseason series with six. The Texas right-fielder, who ended the regular season in a slump, is named the ALCS Most Valuable Player for his outstanding contribution to his team’s success in the championship series.

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With another home run in the Game 6 clincher, a 15-5 Ranger rout of Detroit, Nelson Cruz sets a new record for the most round-trippers in a postseason series with six. The Texas right-fielder, who ended the regular season in a slump, is named the ALCS Most Valuable Player for his outstanding contribution to his team’s success in the championship series.

With another home run in the Game 6 clincher, a 15-5 Ranger rout of Detroit, Nelson Cruz sets a new record for the most round-trippers in a postseason series with six. The Texas right-fielder, who ended the regular season in a slump, is named the ALCS Most Valuable Player for his outstanding contribution to his team’s success in the championship series.

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The Texas Rangers advance to the World Series for the second straight year by routing the Detroit Tigers, 15 – 5, in Game 6 of the ALCS. Detroit takes an early lead against Derek Holland with solo homers by Miguel Cabrera in the 1st and Jhonny Peralta in the 2nd, but the Rangers explode for 9 runs to chase Max Scherzer in the 3rd. Michael Young hits a pair of two-run doubles in the inning, then adds a solo homer in the 7th, and Nelson Cruz hits his 6th homer of the Series in the 7th, on his way to being named ALCS MVP.

The Texas Rangers advance to the World Series for the second straight year by routing the Detroit Tigers, 15 – 5, in Game 6 of the ALCS. Detroit takes an early lead against Derek Holland with solo homers by Miguel Cabrera in the 1st and Jhonny Peralta in the 2nd, but the Rangers explode for 9 runs to chase Max Scherzer in the 3rd. Michael Young hits a pair of two-run doubles in the inning, then adds a solo homer in the 7th, and Nelson Cruz hits his 6th homer of the Series in the 7th, on his way to being named ALCS MVP.

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The Dutch national team stuns Cuba, 2 – 1, in the finale of the 2011 Baseball World Cup, their second straight win over Cuba. The Netherlands become the first European team to win the event since 1938 (when only Britain and the US played). Rob Cordemans allows one run in 7 1/3 innings to go 3-0 for the tournament. The MVP is Curt Smith, the first baseman for the Netherlands; in the Gold Medal game, he goes 2 for 3 with a walk and a run. The game is delayed by over 4 hours due to rain, which plagued the tournament, with rescheduling and site changes. The Bronze Medal game is rained out; the honor is thus shared by Team USA and Team Canada, who are unable to play.

The Dutch national team stuns Cuba, 2 – 1, in the finale of the 2011 Baseball World Cup, their second straight win over Cuba. The Netherlands become the first European team to win the event since 1938 (when only Britain and the US played). Rob Cordemans allows one run in 7 1/3 innings to go 3-0 for the tournament. The MVP is Curt Smith, the first baseman for the Netherlands; in the Gold Medal game, he goes 2 for 3 with a walk and a run. The game is delayed by over 4 hours due to rain, which plagued the tournament, with rescheduling and site changes. The Bronze Medal game is rained out; the honor is thus shared by Team USA and Team Canada, who are unable to play.

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2009 – Philadelphia wins Game 1 of the NLCS, 8 – 6 over Los Angeles, thanks to three-run homers by Carlos Ruiz and Raul Ibanez. James Loney and Manny Ramirez go deep off Cole Hamels for the Dodgers, but their efforts are only worth three runs. Brad Lidge saves his 3rd straight postseason win for the Phillies.

2009 – Philadelphia wins Game 1 of the NLCS, 8 – 6 over Los Angeles, thanks to three-run homers by Carlos Ruiz and Raul Ibanez. James Loney and Manny Ramirez go deep off Cole Hamels for the Dodgers, but their efforts are only worth three runs. Brad Lidge saves his 3rd straight postseason win for the Phillies.

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In Game 5 of the NLCS, the visiting Phillies beat the Dodgers, 5-1, to win their first pennant since 1993. Southpaw Cole Hamels, the series MVP, hurls his third postseason gem, and Jimmy Rollins starts the Philadelphia attack with a leadoff home run to start the game.

In Game 5 of the NLCS, the visiting Phillies beat the Dodgers, 5-1, to win their first pennant since 1993. Southpaw Cole Hamels, the series MVP, hurls his third postseason gem, and Jimmy Rollins starts the Philadelphia attack with a leadoff home run to start the game.

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2008 – The Philadelphia Phillies defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers, 5 – 1, in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series to clinch the National League pennant. Cole Hamels wins his second game of the series and is named NLCS Most Valuable Player.

2008 – The Philadelphia Phillies defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers, 5 – 1, in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series to clinch the National League pennant. Cole Hamels wins his second game of the series and is named NLCS Most Valuable Player.

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2005 – Houston grabs a 2-1 lead in the N.L.C.S. with a 4-3 triumph over St. Louis. Mike Lamb doubles and homers to key a pair of two-run rallies  while Roger Clemens, Chad Qualls and Brad Lidge hold the Redbirds to seven hits. Craig Biggio adds a pair of hits. 

2005 – Houston grabs a 2-1 lead in the N.L.C.S. with a 4-3 triumph over St. Louis. Mike Lamb doubles and homers to key a pair of two-run rallies  while Roger Clemens, Chad Qualls and Brad Lidge hold the Redbirds to seven hits. Craig Biggio adds a pair of hits. 

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In the ALCS, Freddy Garcia continues the powerful pitching parade that has guided the Chicago White Sox to a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series by tossing a complete game as the Angels are defeated, 8 – 2. Paul Konerko hits a three-run home run off Ervin Santana in the 1st inning, the second straight game in which he has gone deep in the 1st. Garcia joins Jon Garland and Mark Buehrle to give the White Sox a formidable streak of three consecutive complete games.

In the ALCS, Freddy Garcia continues the powerful pitching parade that has guided the Chicago White Sox to a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series by tossing a complete game as the Angels are defeated, 8 – 2. Paul Konerko hits a three-run home run off Ervin Santana in the 1st inning, the second straight game in which he has gone deep in the 1st. Garcia joins Jon Garland and Mark Buehrle to give the White Sox a formidable streak of three consecutive complete games.

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Steve Bartman, the Cubs fan who deflected a foul ball in Game 6 of the NLCS, releases a statement explaining his actions. During a weepy apology, the 26 year-old human resources company worker asks Chicago fans to redirect their negative energy into positive support for the team during Game 7 of the championship series.

Steve Bartman, the Cubs fan who deflected a foul ball in Game 6 of the NLCS, releases a statement explaining his actions. During a weepy apology, the 26 year-old human resources company worker asks Chicago fans to redirect their negative energy into positive support for the team during Game 7 of the championship series.

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2003 – Steve Bartman, the Cubs fan who deflected a foul ball in Game 6 of the NLCS, releases a statement explaining his actions. During a weepy apology, the 26-year-old human resources company worker asks Cubs fans to redirect their negative energy into positive support for the team during Game 7 of the series. Alas, the Cubs will lose that game and, once again, miss out on a World Series participation.

2003 – Steve Bartman, the Cubs fan who deflected a foul ball in Game 6 of the NLCS, releases a statement explaining his actions. During a weepy apology, the 26-year-old human resources company worker asks Cubs fans to redirect their negative energy into positive support for the team during Game 7 of the series. Alas, the Cubs will lose that game and, once again, miss out on a World Series participation.

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2002 – Kirk Gibson signs a three-year deal to become the bench coach of the Detroit Tigers. The aggressive former outfielder joins the staff of his former 1984 teammate on the World Champion Tigers, newly-hired Detroit manager Alan Trammell.

2002 – Kirk Gibson signs a three-year deal to become the bench coach of the Detroit Tigers. The aggressive former outfielder joins the staff of his former 1984 teammate on the World Champion Tigers, newly-hired Detroit manager Alan Trammell.

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After losing their first playoff appearance to the Mets in 1999, the Diamondbacks win their first postseason series, beating the Cardinals in only their fourth year of existence. Tony Womack’s two-out game-winning hit in the deciding fifth game of the NLDS gives Arizona the 2-1 victory.

After losing their first playoff appearance to the Mets in 1999, the Diamondbacks win their first postseason series, beating the Cardinals in only their fourth year of existence. Tony Womack’s two-out game-winning hit in the deciding fifth game of the NLDS gives Arizona the 2-1 victory.

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After losing their first playoff appearance to the Mets in 1999, the Diamondbacks win their first postseason series, beating the Cardinals in only their fourth year of existence. Tony Womack’s two-out game-winning hit in the deciding fifth game of the NLDS gives Arizona the 2-1 victory.

After losing their first playoff appearance to the Mets in 1999, the Diamondbacks win their first postseason series, beating the Cardinals in only their fourth year of existence. Tony Womack’s two-out game-winning hit in the deciding fifth game of the NLDS gives Arizona the 2-1 victory.

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The New York Yankees beat the Oakland Athletics, 5 – 3, to win the American League Division Series. New York becomes the first team ever to win a best-of-five series after losing the first two games at home.

The New York Yankees beat the Oakland Athletics, 5 – 3, to win the American League Division Series. New York becomes the first team ever to win a best-of-five series after losing the first two games at home.

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In only their fourth year of existence, the Arizona Diamondbacks win their National League Division Series beating the St. Louis Cardinals, 2 – 1, thanks to Tony Womack’s two-out game-winning hit in the deciding fifth game. Arizona had lost their first playoff appearance to the Mets in 1999.

In only their fourth year of existence, the Arizona Diamondbacks win their National League Division Series beating the St. Louis Cardinals, 2 – 1, thanks to Tony Womack’s two-out game-winning hit in the deciding fifth game. Arizona had lost their first playoff appearance to the Mets in 1999.

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Major League Baseball approves a resolution creating a 16-team National League and a 14-team American League for the upcoming season. The plan puts the expansion Devil Ray in the AL Eastern Division, and the NL’s newest team, the Rockies, will play in the circuit’s Western Division.

Major League Baseball approves a resolution creating a 16-team National League and a 14-team American League for the upcoming season. The plan puts the expansion Devil Ray in the AL Eastern Division, and the NL’s newest team, the Rockies, will play in the circuit’s Western Division.

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1997 – In the ALCS, Mike Mussina pitches two-hit baseball for eight innings, but the Baltimore Orioles can’t score. Starter Charles Nagy and three relievers of the Cleveland Indians strand 14 Baltimore baserunners. Tony Fernandez hits a home run in the 11th inning off Armando Benitez for the only run of the game as the Indians win the American League pennant for the second time in three years. Anderson is the winning pitcher in relief and Jose Mesa has the save.

1997 – In the ALCS, Mike Mussina pitches two-hit baseball for eight innings, but the Baltimore Orioles can’t score. Starter Charles Nagy and three relievers of the Cleveland Indians strand 14 Baltimore baserunners. Tony Fernandez hits a home run in the 11th inning off Armando Benitez for the only run of the game as the Indians win the American League pennant for the second time in three years. Anderson is the winning pitcher in relief and Jose Mesa has the save.

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Major League Baseball approves a resolution creating a 16-team National League and a 14-team American League for the upcoming season. The plan puts the expansion Devil Ray in the AL Eastern Division, and the NL’s newest team, the Rockies, will play in the circuit’s Western Division.

Major League Baseball approves a resolution creating a 16-team National League and a 14-team American League for the upcoming season. The plan puts the expansion Devil Ray in the AL Eastern Division, and the NL’s newest team, the Rockies, will play in the circuit’s Western Division.

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The Devil Rays name Jamie Reed as the club’s head trainer. The 37 year-old Annapolis, Md native, formerly the assistant trainer for the Orioles, is the first on-field major league hire for the new expansion team.

The Devil Rays name Jamie Reed as the club’s head trainer. The 37 year-old Annapolis, Md native, formerly the assistant trainer for the Orioles, is the first on-field major league hire for the new expansion team.

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1988 – With two outs in the bottom of the 9th inning, Kirk Gibson hits a two-run, pinch-home run off Dennis Eckersley to give the Los Angeles Dodgers a 5 – 4 victory over the Oakland Athletics in Game 1 of the World Series. In his only plate appearance in the Series, Gibson, who did not start because of a strained left knee, limps around the bases as the Dodgers win one of the most dramatic games in Series history. Following the 2010 season, a panel of experts at the MLB Network will vote this game the 10th greatest game of the past fifty years.

1988 – With two outs in the bottom of the 9th inning, Kirk Gibson hits a two-run, pinch-home run off Dennis Eckersley to give the Los Angeles Dodgers a 5 – 4 victory over the Oakland Athletics in Game 1 of the World Series. In his only plate appearance in the Series, Gibson, who did not start because of a strained left knee, limps around the bases as the Dodgers win one of the most dramatic games in Series history. Following the 2010 season, a panel of experts at the MLB Network will vote this game the 10th greatest game of the past fifty years.

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In his only plate appearance in the Fall Classic, a limping Kirk Gibson, appearing as a pinch-hitter in the ninth inning of Game 1, sends a two-out, 3-2 back-door slider from future Hall of Fame relief ace Dennis Eckersley over the right field fence, giving the Dodgers a 5-4 victory over the A’s. The round-tripper marks the first time a World Series game is ever decided on a come-from-behind home run in the final inning.

In his only plate appearance in the Fall Classic, a limping Kirk Gibson, appearing as a pinch-hitter in the ninth inning of Game 1, sends a two-out, 3-2 back-door slider from future Hall of Fame relief ace Dennis Eckersley over the right field fence, giving the Dodgers a 5-4 victory over the A’s. The round-tripper marks the first time a World Series game is ever decided on a come-from-behind home run in the final inning.

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In his only plate appearance in the Fall Classic, a limping Kirk Gibson, appearing as a pinch-hitter in the ninth inning of Game 1, sends a two-out, 3-2 back-door slider from future Hall of Fame relief ace Dennis Eckersley over the right field fence, giving the Dodgers a 5-4 victory over the A’s. The round-tripper marks the first time a World Series game is ever decided on a come-from-behind home run in the final inning.

In his only plate appearance in the Fall Classic, a limping Kirk Gibson, appearing as a pinch-hitter in the ninth inning of Game 1, sends a two-out, 3-2 back-door slider from future Hall of Fame relief ace Dennis Eckersley over the right field fence, giving the Dodgers a 5-4 victory over the A’s. The round-tripper marks the first time a World Series game is ever decided on a come-from-behind home run in the final inning.

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1986 – In the one of the most thrilling games in baseball history, the Astros and Mets battle 16 innings at the Astrodome before the Mets prevail, 7-6, to win the National League pennant. Houston scores three in the first while Bob Knepper blanks New York for eight innings. The Mets rally to tie in the ninth and take the lead in the 14th. Billy Hatcher knots it again with a dramatic solo homer that hits the foul pole down the left field line . New York scores three more in the 16th but the Astros answer with two runs of their own. Finally, Kevin Bass strikes out with a runner aboard for the final out of the season. 

1986 – In the one of the most thrilling games in baseball history, the Astros and Mets battle 16 innings at the Astrodome before the Mets prevail, 7-6, to win the National League pennant. Houston scores three in the first while Bob Knepper blanks New York for eight innings. The Mets rally to tie in the ninth and take the lead in the 14th. Billy Hatcher knots it again with a dramatic solo homer that hits the foul pole down the left field line . New York scores three more in the 16th but the Astros answer with two runs of their own. Finally, Kevin Bass strikes out with a runner aboard for the final out of the season. 

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The Boston Red Sox cap one of the greatest comebacks in major league history by defeating the California Angels, 8 – 1, in Game 7, to win the American League pennant after trailing three games to one in the ALCS.

The Boston Red Sox cap one of the greatest comebacks in major league history by defeating the California Angels, 8 – 1, in Game 7, to win the American League pennant after trailing three games to one in the ALCS.

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    Uninterrupted full game broadcast of the New York Mets and the Baltimore Orioles. Game 5 of the 1969 World Series.    Dave McNally shut out the Mets through five innings and helped himself with a two-run homer in the third inning. Frank Robinson homered in the inning as well, and the Orioles looked to be cruising with a […]
  • Bob Gibson wills the Cardinals to the 1964 World Championship
    October 15, 1964 - Bob Gibson pitches on 2 days rest against Mel Stottlemyre a rematch from Game 2. Stottlemyre is 1 of 2 players over 9 Post Starts that was able to beat Gibson.  Prior to the start of Game Seven of the 1964 World Series, Cardinals starter Bob Gibson grudgingly obliged the press by posing […]
  • Koufax faces the Twins on 2 Days Rest Game 7 1965 World Series
    October 14, 1965 - Game 7 1965 World Series. Sandy Koufax throws a 3 hit shutout on 2 days rest. After walking 2 in the 1st he tells catcher John Roseboro my arm is sore I can’t throw the curve. We’ll just blow them away..   Dodger manager Walt Alston was torn between starting Drysdale […]
  • Maz Walks it off - Game 7 1960 World Series Yankees vs Pirates Full Radio Broadcast October 13
    October 13, 1960 -- With the World Series between the Yankees and Pirates knotted at 3 games apiece, Game 7 at Pittsburgh's cavernous Forbes Field would provide one of the most dramatic home runs in World Series history. In the top of the 9th, with a 9-7 lead, the Pirates sent eighteen game winner Bob […]
  • After missing a sign Bob Robertson delivers a 3 run HR 1971 World Series
    On October 12, 1971 The Baltimore Orioles took the first games of the World Series out scoring the Pittsburgh Pirates 16-6. Game 3 shifted to Three Rivers Stadium and with Steve Blass available, The Pirates were up 2-1 in the Bottom of the 7th as Frank Robinson had just homered to make it a one run game for the […]
  • The Chairman of the Board Whitey Ford on Tops in Sports
    "If the World Series was on the line and I could pick one pitcher to pitch the game, I'd choose Whitey Ford every time." - Mickey Mantle Generally considered to be the greatest starting pitcher in the history of the New York Yankees, Whitey Ford was among the premier hurlers of his time. A fierce […]
  • Jackie Robinson's last hit - a walk off vs the New York Yankees
    On October 9, 1956 --In a 10-inning scoreless pitching duel with both starters going all the way, Jackie Robinson's walk-off single to left in the bottom of the 10th won the game for Clem Labine and kept the Dodgers' championship hopes alive. Tough-luck loser Bob Turley gave up a 10th-inning walk to Jim Gilliam, a […]
  • Game 6 1934 World Series - Paul Dean faces School Boy Rowe
    On October 8, 1934 At Navin Field the St Louis Cardinals Paul Dean won his second game of the series, Dean pitched a complete game 7 hitter, he will go 2-0 in his only World Series appearance. The Tiger's came into the game up 3 games to 2 and pitched ace Schoolboy Rowe who had […]
  • Lew Burdette faces off vs Whitey Ford Game 5 1957 World Series
    Whitey Ford and Lew Burdette, facing each other, Game 5 was expected to be a low-scoring affair. However, the game started out with the Yankees looking to score in the first inning. After a leadoff single by Hank Bauer and a sacrifice bunt by Tony Kubek, Gil McDougald hit a line drive that turned into […]
  • The Brooklyn Dodgers win their only World Series
    On October 4, 1955,  after more than half a century of futility, the Brooklyn Dodgers finally win a World Championship, thanks to Johnny Podres' 2-0 shutout of the Yankees at Yankee Stadium. The turning point of the historic contest proves to be an outstanding catch by defensive replacement Sandy Amoros in the sixth inning that […]
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