October 28, 2009 |
If the World Series at all resembles the first two rounds of the baseball playoffs, an umpire will make a bad call, a call so bad that instant replay will reveal the error for all of America to see, in living color, in high definition, and within seconds. The manager will charge onto the field to argue. The umpire will defend his call. The game will go on. The error will not be corrected. With a limited replay system and supporting facilities already in use, Commissioner Bud Selig could authorize a broader use of instant replay by the time the New York Yankees and Philadelphia Phillies play Game 1 of the World Series tonight at Yankee Stadium.
August 25, 1989
Hsu Ming-Lan pitched a three-hitter and a Taiwanese team made the World Series championship game for the fourth consecutive year when Kaohsiung trounced Maracaibo. Hsu struck out eight without a walk and held the Latin American champion hitless until Johnny Gonzalez lined a single to right-center with one out in the fifth inning. Taiwainese teams have won the last three World Series, and Far Eastern teams have won 18 of the last 22.
August 17, 1996
It took three victories in one day but Moorpark's Little League team is headed for the Little League World Series. Moorpark beat Pearl City, Hawaii, 2-1, Friday night to win the Little League Western Regional baseball championship at San Bernardino. On Thursday, Moorpark's semifinal game against Issaquah, Wash., was suspended after 13 innings because of a curfew.
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 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 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.