October 27, 2013 |
It appears we have another baseball controversy. Game 3 of the World Series on Saturday night was decided on a controversial call which allowed the St. Louis Cardinals to plate the winning run in the ninth inning of a 5-4 win over the Boston Red Sox. Third base umpire James Joyce (of Armando Galaraga's would-be perfect game fame) ruled that Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks obstructed with Cardinals baserunner Allen Craig following an errant throw by catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia.
October 28, 2013 |
Larry Corrigan, a major league special assignment scout for the Angels for the past two years, is leaving the organization to return to the Minnesota Twins, the team with which he spent 20 years (1987-2007) in various scouting roles. Corrigan, 62, played seven minor league seasons in the Dodgers and Twins organizations and spent four years (1981-84) as the Iowa State University head coach before moving into professional scouting. He was a special assistant to the general manager for four years (2008-11)
October 23, 2002
A look at some memorable moments in World Series Game 3 history: 1969 -- New York's Tommie Agee made two spectacular catches to save five runs and secure a 5-0 victory over the Baltimore Orioles as the Mets took a 2-1 lead in the Series. 1975 -- The Cincinnati Reds took a 2-1 lead in the Series with a controversial 6-5, 10-inning victory over the Boston Red Sox in Cincinnati. In the 10th, Red pinch-hitter Ed Armbrister attempted a sacrifice bunt and bounced the ball in front of the plate.
October 28, 1987 |
Although America was rather cool toward the league playoffs on NBC, the country's Nielsen families (at least) kept the World Series--and its broadcaster, ABC--up front in the week's rankings. Game 7 proved especially attractive. The whole seven-game series was widely enough watched to put ABC's weekly average in the top spot. Runner-up NBC saw its flagship shows slip out of the Top Three for the first time in weeks, as a result of the series.
October 30, 1991 |
The World Series was a home run for CBS. The five games last week not only topped the list of the week's most-watched programs, they also propelled the network to its highest weekly rating since 1984. CBS averaged a 19.4 rating for the week in prime time, compared to 12.4 for NBC, 12 for ABC and 7.3 for Fox. (Each rating point represents 921,000 homes.