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October 20, 2002
I think that Fox Sports' starting coverage of the 2002 World Series was extremely flawed by not showing Jackie Autry throwing the first pitch. This was disrespectful to Gene Autry and to all fans of the game. GEORGE BIRD Eagle Rock Who are these baseball experts who know so much more than Tim McCarver, who played 21 years and hit over .300 in three World Series? As to his ability at analyzing the game, may I remind you that he called the ninth-inning hit that won the 2001 Series for Arizona?
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March 2, 2014 | Bill Dwyre
PHOENIX - Sunday was Josh Beckett Day in Dodgerland. No bobblehead dolls. Just a lot of happy people wearing blue. Beckett was back. Sort of. Think of it in terms of Neil Armstrong on the moon, the "one small step for man" part. When he took the mound here at Camelback Ranch shortly after 1 p.m., one of the more dominating and successful major league pitchers of the last decade was in a strange place. This was spring training and what he was about to do meant something. Actually, it meant a lot, both for him and for the team that will pay him $15.75 million this season, the last year of his four-year, $68-million deal.
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October 21, 1992 | BILL PLASCHKE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two days after their flag was displayed upside-down at Game 2 of the World Series between the Atlanta Braves and Toronto Blue Jays, thousands of Canadians loudly responded Tuesday night before Game 3. They stood and sang the U.S. national anthem. They sang it louder than it was sung in Atlanta last weekend, and when Jon Secada sang "land of the free," they erupted in cheers.
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March 1, 2014 | Bill Shaikin
The Angels hope for great things from David Freese, their new third baseman. What they cannot hope for are the best days of Freese's baseball life. He already had them. In 2011, he saved the St. Louis Cardinals from extinction in Game 6 of the World Series, tying the score in the ninth inning with a two-out, two-run triple, then winning the game with an 11th-inning home run. In Game 7, he tied the score with a two-run double, and the Cardinals never again trailed. St. Louis threw a parade for its Cardinals, but the outpouring of elation was most heartfelt toward Freese.
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October 23, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
  The San Francisco Giants will take on the Detroit Tigers in the World Series this year, and Times baseball columnist Bill Shaikin, Dodgers writer Dylan Hernandez and Angels writer Mike DiGiovanna will discuss the upcoming Fall Classic today at 11:30 in a Google+ Hangout. As Shaikin wrote on the heels of the Giants winning Game 7 of the NLCS against the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday: "You say the San Francisco Giants might have to be pretty crazy lucky to beat Justin Verlander . You might be right, but you haven't seen pretty crazy lucky until you see the ball Hunter Pence hit on Monday.
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October 23, 2012
The Detroit Tigers swept the New York Yankees in the American League Championship Series. The San Francisco Giants came back from a 3-1 series deficit to beat the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League Championship Series. So now that we know who is in the World Series, it's time to debate who will win it all -- the well-rested Tigers or the battle-tested Giants. Writers from around Tribune Co. will offer their predictions. Check back throughout the day for their responses and join the conversation by voting in the poll and leaving a comment of your own. Peter Schmuck, Baltimore Sun The San Francisco Giants certainly have shown tremendous resilience, fending off a St. Louis Cardinals team that seemed born to be the wild-card world champion, but that seven-game NLCS is going to cost them in the World Series.
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October 29, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
  Top that, Jack Black. We know who the best Kung Fu Panda is. San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval was named the 2012 World Series MVP after the Giants swept the Detroit Tigers on Sunday night, and was presented the trophy in an emotional ceremony you can watch above. Sandoval, who became the fourth person in baseball history to hit three home runs in one World Series game when he went deep three times in Game 1, .500 with three homers, a double and four RBIs in 16 World Series at-bats.
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October 23, 2013 | By David Ng
The World Series, which begins Wednesday at Fenway Park, will pit the Boston Red Sox against the St. Louis Cardinals in a battle for the Major League Baseball championship. The on-the-field rivalry has inspired a face-off off the field -- between the two cities' major orchestras. In a video released online Wednesday, brass musicians from the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the St. Louis Symphony engage in a humorous musical showdown that includes an appearance by legendary conductor Seiji Ozawa, who holds the title of music director laureate for the Boston orchestra.
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October 31, 2013 | By Greg Braxton
The Boston Red Sox were not the only winners when they triumphed over the St. Louis Cardinals in Wednesday's Game 6 of the World Series to score baseball's biggest prize and the world champion crown. The other big winner was Fox, which broadcast the Fall Classic. The finale pulled in 19.2 million viewers, registering as the highest-rated baseball game since Game 7 of the 2011 World Series. The audience for the game, which will be remembered as the moment when the Red Sox won the series for the first time in 95 years, far surpassed the massive viewing average of 14.4 million total viewers that tuned on the previous showdown Monday.
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October 29, 2012 | By Joe Flint
The Detroit Tigers won't be the only ones eager to forget the World Series. The San Francisco Giants sweep of the Tigers in the Fall Classic may have been great news for the City by the Bay but it was bad news for Fox. According to Nielsen, an average of about 12.7 million viewers watched the 2012 World Series, which makes it the least watched on record. The previous low for a World Series was in 2008, when the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Tampa Bay Rays in five games. That series averaged 13.6 million viewers.
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February 21, 2014 | By Austin Knoblauch
The Dodgers head into their 57th season in Los Angeles as one of the favorites to win what would be their first World Series title in more than a quarter century. Many of the components that played an integral role in the team's National League West title and National League Championship Series appearance in 2013 remain as the Dodgers look to build upon one of the most-storied histories in baseball. The Dodgers' baseball lineage can be traced back more than 130 years, with the franchise spending the first 73 years of its existence playing in Brooklyn, N.Y. During their time in Brooklyn, the team won the National League pennant 13 times and beat the New York Yankees for the 1955 World Series title.
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February 21, 2014 | By Austin Knoblauch
The Dodgers have accomplished much in a history that can be traced back 131 years. Here are some notable facts about the franchise heading into the 2014 season: Founded: 1883 (Interstate Association) National League debut: 1890 Team names: Brooklyn Greys (1883, 1885-1887), Brooklyn Atlantics (1884), Brooklyn Bridegrooms (1888-1890, 1896-1898), Brooklyn Grooms (1891-1895), Brooklyn Superbas (1899-1910, 1913), Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers (1911-1912), Brooklyn Robins (1914-1931)
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February 12, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
Derek Jeter is about to take the New York Yankees on another grand farewell tour. Going into his 20th season as the Yankees' shortstop, Jeter announced Wednesday that this will be his last. "For the last 20 years I've been completely focused on two goals: playing my best and helping the Yankees win," Jeter wrote in a letter posted on his Facebook page. "That means that for 365 days a year, my every thought and action were geared toward that goal. It's now time for something new. " He added: "I could not be more sure.
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February 12, 2014 | By Gary Klein
To reach Omaha, where UCLA last season won its first College World Series title, the Bruins survived a Super Regional at Cal State Fullerton against a team that finished with one of the best records in the Titans' storied history. There could be another postseason showdown this season. Fullerton is ranked No. 1 in several preseason polls, UCLA between ninth and 15th. "They deserve to be No. 1," UCLA Coach John Savage said. "In terms of quality and depth, their pitching is just as good or better than it was last season.
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February 9, 2014 | By Bill Shaikin
Everyone expects the Dodgers to win. They did last year, and they just put up $215 million for Clayton Kershaw, to better their chance to win for many years to come. No one expects the Angels to win. They sat out the playoffs last year - for the fourth consecutive year - and they pretty much sat out free agency too. After owner Arte Moreno dropped $375 million on Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton, the Angels' largest expenditure this winter came to $16 million, for setup man Joe Smith.
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January 16, 2014 | Bill Plaschke
Baseball's installation of instant replay Thursday is about more than an ancient sport finally embracing the wonders of technology, It is also about one of the crudest sports finally embracing the wonders of humanity. "Kill the ump!" will become "Challenge the ump!" Storming from the dugout to confront an umpire over a perceived slight will be considered a waste of valuable video viewing time. Bumping chests with that umpire will only delay his debate-ending phone call from the major league office.
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October 29, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
The San Francisco Giants won the World Series! Let's go set a bus on fire! Or maybe we can flip cars, break windows or set off explosives near young children! Really, the possibilities are endless! Proving once again the utter stupidity of some sports fans, members of a large crowd in San Francisco on Sunday night used violence and vandalism to display their pleasure at the fact that their beloved Giants had just swept the Detroit Tigers to win their second World Series championship in three years.
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November 5, 2001
GAME 1 Oct. 27 Arizona 9 New York 1 * GAME 2 Oct. 28 Arizona 4, New York 0 * GAME 3 Oct. 30 New York 2, Arizona 1 * GAME 4 Oct. 31 New York 4, Arizona 3 (10) * GAME 5 Nov. 1 New York 3, Arizona 2 (12) * GAME 6 Nov. 3 Arizona 15, New York 2 * GAME 7 Nov. 4 Arizona 3, New York 2 * BEST OF SEVEN Arizona wins, 4-3
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December 28, 2013 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Paul Blair, the eight-time Gold Glove center fielder who helped the Baltimore Orioles win a pair of World Series titles while gliding to make marvelous catches, has died. He was 69. Blair died Thursday night at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore. His wife, Gloria, told the Baltimore Sun that Blair played a round of golf with friends Thursday morning and later lost consciousness at a celebrity bowling tournament in Pikesville, Md. A member of the Orioles Hall of Fame, the popular Blair patrolled the outfield from 1964 to '76, playing key parts when Baltimore won its first two World Series crowns in 1966 and 1970 under Manager Earl Weaver.
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December 26, 2013 | Wire reports
Paul Blair , the eight-time Gold Glove center fielder who helped the Baltimore Orioles win World Series titles in 1966 and 1970, has died. He was 69. Blair died Thursday night at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, according to a hospital spokeswoman. Blair played baseball and basketball and ran track at Manual Arts High in Los Angeles. Blair's wife, Gloria , told The Baltimore Sun, that Blair played a round of golf with friends Thursday morning and later lost consciousness at a celebrity bowling tournament in Pikesville.
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