The 1911 World Series between the New York Giants and Philadelphia Athletics resumed after six days of rain, and Chief Bender beat Christy Mathewson 4-2 to give A 3-1 the lead.
1963 – Sandy Koufax of the Los Angeles Dodgers becomes the first unanimous winner of the Cy Young Award. Koufax won pitchers Triple Crown, leading the league in wins (25), strikeouts (306) and ERA (1.88). Koufax set a record for shutdowns of a left-handed pitcher with 11, which stands to this day. The previous record with nine closures had been held by Babe Ruth for almost 50 years.
The 1981 Los Angeles Dodgers came back to beat the New York Yankees 8-7 in a sloppy 3-hour marathon and tied the World Series 2-2. The Yankees blew with a 6-3 lead. In one game, Reggie Jackson lost the ball in the sun, and it bounced off his shoulder for a two-base foul.
1985-Danny Jackson’s five-hitter beat St. Louis’ lead 3-2 in the World Series when the Kansas City Royals took Game 5, 6-1. Willie Wilson’s triple with two races marked a three-round second lap and chased starter Ken Forsch.
The 1987 Kent Hrbek Grand Slam highlighted a 15-stroke block as the Minnesota Twins beat the St. Louis Cardinals 11-5 at the Metrodome to force the World Series to a seventh game.
1992 – The Toronto Blue Jays take the baseball championship outside the United States for the first time, beating the Atlanta Braves 4-3 in 11 innings in Game 6 of the World Series.
1994 – Atlanta’s Greg Maddux becomes the first pitcher to win three straight Cy Young Awards, and unanimously swept the NL honor. Maddux was 16-6 with a 1.56 ERA, the third lowest in 75 years.
1995-Eddie Murray singled home climber Alvaro Espinoza at the bottom of the 11th round, to give the Cleveland Indians a 7-6 victory over the Atlanta Braves in Game 3 of the World Series.
The 1996 New York Yankees took a 3-2 lead over the Atlanta Braves in the World Series after Andy Pettitte put John Smoltz out for a 1-0 win in the final game played at the Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium.
2000-Benny Agbayani hit a starting double in the eighth inning as the New York Mets gave Orlando Hernandez his first defeat of the season, beating the Yankees 4-2 to reduce the World Series deficit to 2-1. The Mets also ended the Yankees’ 14-game winning streak in the World Series.
2004 Boston’s Curt Schilling became the first starting pitcher to win a World Series match for three different teams, as the Red Sox beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-2, for a 2-0 lead in the series. Schilling, the fifth pitcher to win a World Series match with a team from both leagues, had won with the Philadelphia Phillies in 1993, and the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2001.
2005 – Scott Podsednik homerated at the bottom of the ninth round and Paul Konerko beat the 18th Grand Slam in World Series history in Chicago’s 7-6 victory over Houston in Game 2 of the World Series.
2007 – Boston set a record for races and victory margins in a World Series opener as the Red Sox flattened the Rockies 13-1. Boston finished with 17 hits, becoming the first club to hit eight doubles in a league game since 1925.
2012 – Pablo Sandoval became the fourth player to hit three home runs in a World Series game, connecting twice against Justin Verlander and once from Al Alburquerque to lead the San Francisco Giants over the Detroit Tigers 8-3 in the series opener.
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