November 10, 2001
Combine the best 20 Super Bowls and you still wouldn't come close to the great moments in Games 4, 5 and 7 of this World Series! Steve Bentley Tustin Congratulations to Jerry Colangelo on his purchase of the World Series. This jerk has made a mockery of baseball for real fans. Will he further degrade baseball by pulling a fire sale, now that he has the toy he wanted? Skip Houston Laguna Beach Every little boy dreams of coming to bat in the ninth inning with the bases loaded in the seventh game of the World Series.
October 20, 1995
Saturday * Cleveland (Hershiser 16-6) at Atlanta (Maddux 19-2) 4:20 p.m. Sunday * Cleveland at Atlanta, 4:20 p.m. Tuesday * Atlanta at Cleveland, 5:20 p.m. Wednesday * Atlanta at Cleveland, 5:20 p.m. Oct. 26* * Atlanta at Cleveland, 5:20 p.m. Oct. 28* * Cleveland at Atlanta, 4:20 p.m. Oct. 29* * Cleveland at Atlanta, 4:20 p.m. * if necessary
October 22, 1990 |
Like the world champion Cincinnati Reds sweeping the heavily favored Oakland Athletics, CBS' World Series telecasts did the same to the competition in the prime time ratings race. On both Friday and Saturday evenings, CBS was the most watched network, according to overnight ratings from 24 metered major markets released Sunday. The network had also won Tuesday and Wednesday nights. Saturday's fourth game drew a 22.
October 23, 2012 |
SAN FRANCISCO - This is a one-man World Series. The most valuable players in waiting, Miguel Cabrera and Buster Posey, are here. So is Prince Fielder, the only one of baseball's $200-million men still in uniform this season. So is Matt Cain, who pitched a perfect game this season, and Tim Lincecum, a two-time Cy Young winner trying to reclaim his fastball in middle relief. Yet this World Series belongs to Justin Verlander. The series opens Wednesday, with the most dominant pitcher in baseball starting for the Detroit Tigers.
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November 1, 2012 |
SAN FRANCISCO - Hundreds of thousands of happy baseball fans jammed downtown San Francisco on Wednesday to celebrate the Giants' second World Series championship in the last three years - a vibrant street party sprinkled with Halloween-garbed revelers. Die-hards showed up before the sun, cadging spots along Market Street not long after work crews had finished festooning the parade route with black, orange and white balloons. A grim reaper with a pumpkin head, sporting the team's trademark colors, got in line for an early morning hot dog. Legions of fans looked more or less like pandas, a homage to third baseman Pablo Sandoval, who hit three home runs in Game One against the dazed Detroit Tigers.
February 2, 2013 |
PROSPER, Texas - Torii Hunter plops down in a leather chair in a room of his 19,900-square-foot, Mediterranean-style estate that is part sports bar, part shrine. Three flat-screen TVs are tuned in to ESPN and MLB Network. A trophy case is filled with Gold Glove awards and an array of memorabilia. There's a pool table, bar and a life-sized cardboard cutout of the former Angels outfielder in action. It's a dream room for any serious sports fan, but it's missing the one thing Hunter covets most, something the $135 million he's made in 14 big league seasons can't buy: A World Series ring.
October 25, 1999 |
While the Atlanta Braves are knocking on history's door, Dale Murphy is occasionally knocking on stranger's doors. While his former teammates say they are on a mission, one of the best players in club history is literally on a mission. Don't look for Murphy to show up at any of the Series games in Atlanta. No first balls, no plaque dedications, nothing. He has never even been to Turner Field.
October 26, 2012
SAN FRANCISCO - Miguel Cabrera shuffled slowly back to the visiting dugout, holding his bat in one hand and his helmet in the other. He might be the best hitter in the major leagues, and he could have tied the game with one mighty swing. If, that is, someone had gotten on base in the ninth inning. No one did, and the team with thunder in its lineup is halfway to defeat in this World Series. The Detroit Tigers were expected to pummel the San Francisco Giants, not only because of the big bats of Cabrera and Prince Fielder but because the Giants could not use their best starting pitchers until Game 3. Well, look who is giant now. The Giants swiped the first two games of the series, with Ryan Vogelsong and Matt Cain set for the next two games.
October 19, 1987 |
The Metrodome--Twins have now won all four of their home postseason games. They have homered four times in the Series. Frank Viola--If Twins can win Game 3, Viola would have a chance to end the Series in Game 4. Vince Coleman--Key to Cardinals' running game didn't reach base until Twins were well ahead. He stole a base and scored. Willie McGee--Singled home a run and has hit in both Series games.