Monthly Archives: October 2012

World Series-The Good, The Bad, And The Just Plain Ugly

  While doing the research for the last several posts on the World Series, I came across a picture of the 1916 Brooklyn Robins in action against the Boston Red Sox. At 1st I thought I was having a seizure, … Continue reading

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World Series Gun Show

Multi-homer games by a player are not all that rare in the World Series. It’s happened about 50 times, including Pablo Sandoval’s 3 home run effort this year. But early on, unless you played for a New York or Boston … Continue reading

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World Series Pitchers Do It All

The 1974 World Series saw the Oakland Athletics beat the Dodgers in 5 games. There was no designated hitter in that Series, so the pitchers got to bat. On a side note the Oakland A’s did bring along their designated … Continue reading

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World Series Home Runs-No Shoe Required

The New York Yankees have played in a million World Series, winning most of them, while hitting millions of home runs. I don’t know the official numbers but that might be a slight exaggeration. They didn’t get to their 1st … Continue reading

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World Series Strikeouts-Who Needs Them?

  The Pittsburg Pirates beat the Baltimore Orioles in 7 games in the 1979 World Series, coming back from a 3 games to 1 deficit. In that series Tim Foli batted .333 with 10 hits. He walked twice and had … Continue reading

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World Series Home Runs Never Get Old

There have been a million home runs hit in the World Series, mostly by New York Yankees. A slight exaggeration. But a Joe Morgan home run in the 1983  World Series stands above the rest. In the 6th inning of … Continue reading

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World Series Double Plays Can Be Rare

Most people reading this blog know that the only unassisted triple play in a World Series was pulled off by Cleveland 2nd baseman Bill Wambsganss in the 1920 World Series against Brooklyn. Wambsganss is quoted as saying, “Many don’t even … Continue reading

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World Series Losers and The Losers Who Lose

  George Mullin won 228 games in his Major League career, primarily with the Detroit Tigers. He was a 5 time 20 game winner, which included a League leading 29 wins for the AL Champion Tigers in 1909. He appeared … Continue reading

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World Series Walk-Off Home Runs

Every kid that’s played any level of organized baseball has dreamed of hitting the game winning home run in the World Series. There have been 15 walk-off home runs in World Series history.  Bill Mazeroski is the only player to … Continue reading

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Pink Hawley Memorial

  Pictured is a recently placed Memorial for 19th Century pitcher Emerson Pink Hawley. This monument is 1 of 14 that are part of the Early Baseball And Deadball Era Memorial Series. Baseball historian and SABR member David Stalker is … Continue reading

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