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  World Series : A Comprehensive History of the World Series by Baseball Almanac
World Series : A Comprehensive History of the World Series by Baseball Almanac
The World Series is the crushing blow of Fred Snodgrass dropping a routine fly ball and Willie McCovey hitting the final out straight to Bobby Richardson.
The inaugural World Series of 1903 was a resounding success and represented the first step in healing the bruised egos of both the veteran National and fledgling American Leagues.
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  World Series - MSN Encarta
The World Series is held in October and concludes the major league baseball season.
The first World Series was held in 1903, when Barney Dreyfuss, owner of the NL champion Pittsburgh Pirates, challenged Henry Killilea, owner of the AL champion Boston Americans (later renamed the Boston Red Sox), to a best-of-nine-games series.
The 1920 World Series, which matched the Cleveland Indians and the Brooklyn Dodgers (later the Los Angeles Dodgers), became memorable for one of baseball's rarest feats—the unassisted triple play.
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 1946 World Series by Baseball Almanac
The year 1946 represented one of the most exciting and prosperous years in American (and baseball) history.
After the Red Sox opened the Series with a 3-2, ten-inning victory that was decided on a Rudy York homer, Harry Brecheen came back the next day and evened the score with a 3-0, Cardinal triumph.
Mel Allen broadcast the 1946 World Series and his play-by-play of the Mad Dash went as follows, "Enos Slaughter is on first base with two away.
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 1946 World Series at AllExperts
The 1946 World Series of Major League Baseball was played in October 1946 between the St.
Boston superstar Ted Williams played the Series injured and was largely ineffective but refused to use his injury as an excuse.
*This was the first World Series appearance for the Red Sox since 1918 and it would be the last appearance until "the Impossible Dream" 21 years later.
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 World Series
In baseball, the World Series is the championship series of the North American Major League Baseball, played between the American League and National League champions, after the end of the regular season in October.
The 1904 Series[?] was supposed to be between the AL's Boston Pilgrims and the NL's New York Giants.
The Cleveland Indians ruined a possible all-Boston World Series by defeating the Boston Red Sox in a playoff after the two top American League teams were tied at the end of the season.
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 World Series | BaseballLibrary.com
The first World Series, in 1903, was a best-of-nine affair arranged by the winners of the NL and the AL and won by the AL's Boston Pilgrims in a 5-3 upset over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The 1917 Series was memorable for Giants third baseman Heinie Zimmerman's futile chase to home plate of Eddie Collins as the White Sox took the lead in the Series clincher; neither catcher Lew McCarty nor pitcher Rube Benton covered home.
For their first World Series game on the lakefront, 25,734 Indians fans watch their home team score two in the first and two in the 3rd off Leon Cadore (15-14) and Al Mamaux.
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 1946 World Series - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This was the first World Series appearance for the Red Sox since 1918 and it would be the last appearance until "the Impossible Dream" 21 years later.
The World Series loss snapped the Red Sox's record of winning their first five postseason series, a feat that would not be matched until the Florida Marlins did it 57 years later in the 2003 World Series.
Mel Allen broadcast the 1946 World Series and his play-by-play of the Mad Dash went as follows, "Enos Slaughter is on first base with two away.
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 The Sporting News: Baseball History of the World Series
The 1919 World Series was, in fact, not honorably played by every participant, as was disclosed late in the 1920 season when confessions were made.
A sharp shift in the betting odds shortly before the start of the World Series -- the highly favored White Sox suddenly became underdogs -- aroused curiosity, as did swirling rumors that something might be amiss in certain players' onfield effort.
Plus, he hit the first Cincinnati batter of the Series, Morrie Rath, with a pitched ball, which supposedly was the signal to bettors that the fix was on.
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 Baseball Direct - Ultimate online source for baseball videos, books & calendars
The official MLB highlight film of the '52 World Series, along with a World Series preview of the NL champion Dodgers, and a short wrap-up of the World Series produced by a national sports news service.
The 1975 World Series between the Cincinnati Reds and the Boston Red Sox is treasured by baseball fans as one of the most exciting in history.
This was the first trip to the World Series for the Angels, and the first since 1989 for the Giants, both wildcards this year.
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 World Series - Questions, Answers, Fun Facts, Information
The Oakland Athletics won in a 4-0 shutout against the San Francisco Giants in the World Series dubbed as 'The Battle of the Bay'.
This was the first of the two World Series championships won with Kirby Puckett.
This was the last World Series that the Boston Red Sox won in the 20th century.
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 PR News Crisis & Legal PR Bulletin - News: Baseball, High-Profile Litigation, and the Media
In 1946, the Boston Red Sox, having finished 12 games over the second-place Detroit Tigers (and an extraordinary 17 games ahead of the hated third-place New York Yankees), were strong favorites over the St. Louis Cardinals in the upcoming World Series.
That World Series is worth remembering for another reason—as a lesson model for media and public relations during high-profile litigation.
As the world saw it, Pesky’s “hesitation” allowed old Enos to score what would prove to be the winning run in the 1946 World Series.
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 the 1946 world series
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World Series Mel Allen broadcast the World Series and his playbyplay of the Mad Dash The St. Louis Cardinals use "the Williams shift" to hold Red Sox powerhitter Ted Williams to.
The World Series of Major League Baseball was played in October between the St. World Series St. Louis Cardinals Boston Red Sox In a classic sevengame contest the Cardinals and Red Sox brought the Series to a thrilling if controversial conclusion.
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 Shadow Series - Newsday.com
There were only 11 World Series contested in the history of the Negro Leagues and it took some convincing to get the first one started.
That its World Series was generally ignored by the established media, does not mean there weren't moments worth reporting.
The World Series was the only time of year a fan could watch Bob Gibson try to throw his fastball by Mickey Mantle or Frank Robinson take his swings against Tom Seaver.
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 Unlikeliest heroes emerge on grandest stage
And the hardcore fan will recall that Orel Hershiser was the Series MVP for striking out 17 and allowing just two runs in a pair of complete-game victories in the five-game championship.
But in the World Series, Hatcher got the Dodgers started with a two-run home run off Oakland ace Dave Stewart in the first inning of Game 1 and went on to bat.368 with two home runs, five RBIs and a.737 slugging percentage.
MVP of the 1997 Series was Livan Hernandez, a lovable, ever-smiling rookie who won both of his starts.
www.azcentral.com /sports/diamondbacks/articles/1022seriesheroes1022.html   (1139 words)

 World Series - Related Items - MSN Encarta
World Series - Related Items - MSN Encarta
Ban Johnson, promoter that first proposed the World Series
The year 1946, the first full year of peace following World War II, was notable in the sports world not only for the return of many of the national and international contests on which a moratorium had been declared during the war, but also for the spectators who flocked to 1946 sporting events in...
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 2006 World Series
MLB.com has a large continent at the World Series as usual, and the hub of our editorial operations at Busch for this part of the series is Big Mac's namesake suite.
It's almost in the Cardinals' World Series DNA if you look through their rich history, and that was the outcome of both previous World Series meetings with the Tigers in 1934 and 1968.
One of the great things about really brutal conditions at a World Series is that you never will forget it if you were there.
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 St Louis Cardinals Tickets - St Louis Cardinals Schedule - St Louis Cardinals Baseball Tickets
During the World Series, the Yankees entered the bottom of the 9th inning trailing 3-2.
During the 1931 World Series, the Cardinals defeated the Athletics in 7 games with a score of 4-3 and acquired the 1931 World Series title.
In the 2006 World Series, the Cardinals was even more successful when they gained the title once again, winning the Series in five games with games 1, 3, 4 and 5.
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 Baseball Almanac - World Series Menu
The inaugural World Series of 1903 was a resounding success and represented the first step in healing the bruised egos of both the veteran National and fledgling American Leagues.
Pittsburgh and Boston went head-to-head for eight games proving that great baseball between the two leagues was possible and that a merger would benefit the growth of the sport.
Surprisingly, Brush regretted the decision and later that year proposed to continue with the series as originally conceived.
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 Former Red Sox shortstop with a stake in 2004 series and history   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
He played in the 1946 World Series and managed the Cardinals in 1967, the last time they met in October.
The Red Sox are back in the Series for the first time since 1986, playing for the title against their nemesis from '67 and from '46, when Pesky's late -- some say delayed -- relay throw allowed Enos Slaughter to score the decisive run.
In Game 7 of the '46 Series, the Red Sox and Cardinals were tied 3-3 in the eighth when Harry "The Hat" Walker lofted one into left-center.
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 World Series at Gifts For Baseball Fans
The World Series is the championship series of Major League Baseball in the United States and Canada, the culmination of the sport's postseason each October.
The Series winner is determined through a best-of-seven playoff (except in 1903, 1919, 1920 and 1921 when the winner was determined through a best-of-nine playoff) and is awarded the World Series Trophy, as well as World Series rings.
The first two games of the series are played in the home ballpark of the team awarded home-field advantage; the next three are in the other team's ballpark, and the final two, if necessary, are back in the first team's ballpark.
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 Shadow Series - Newsday.com
Most experts agree that Willie Mays' catch in the Polo Grounds during Game 1 of the 1954 World Series is the best catch in World Series history.
In fact, the outcome of the 1946 World Series between the Eagles and Monarchs hinged on that play.
One theory is that World War II had taken many Major Leaguers from the ball field to the battlefield.
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 USATODAY.com - Former Cardinals pitcher Harry Brecheen dies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
In 1946, he beat the Ted Williams-led Boston Red Sox three times — including victories in Games 6 and 7 — to help the Cardinals win the championship in seven games.
Brecheen is one of only 11 pitchers to win three games in a World Series since 1905.
Brecheen also pitched in the 1943 and the 1944 World Series for the Cardinals.
www.usatoday.com /sports/baseball/nl/cardinals/2004-01-19-brecheen-obit_x.htm   (335 words)

 American Heroes
With World War II ended, the major leagues were back at full strength for the first time in over five years.
The 1946 World Series featured the power hitting Boston Red Sox, who won 104 games during the season, and ended 12 games ahead of the second place Detroit Tigers.
An outstanding ball-hawk, Johnny Hopp was a hero for the Cardinals in the 1944 World Series when he delivered clutch-hits and batted.336 as St Louis won the Series.
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 Postseason Index - Baseball-Reference.com
World Series (4-1): Baltimore Orioles (98-64, AL) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (90-72, NL)
World Series (4-1): New York Yankees (98-56, AL) vs. St.
World Series (10-5): Detroit Wolverines (79-45, NL) vs. St.
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 Ultimate Games - 1946 World Series Game Seven
The Redbirds were in their fourth Series in five seasons, having won titles in 1942 and 1944.
This series, a seesaw battle from the start, proved more of the same in the 7th game.
Already a two-game winner in the Series, Brecheen brought cheers from the crowd as he fanned Moses and enticed Johnny Pesky to pop out to Enos Slaughter.
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 Boston Red Sox - One win to go for the crown - The Boston Globe
A lunar eclipse is due to start less than an hour before the Sox and St. Louis Cardinals play the fourth game of the World Series tonight.
Continuing their intrepid quest to win a championship for the first time since 1918, the Red Sox beat the Cardinals, 4-1, last night to take a commanding 3-0 lead in the 100th World Series.
Cardinals manager Tony La Russa, who managed the Oakland A's when they were swept by the Cincinnati Reds in the 1990 World Series, said, "I think when you're in a championship competition, and the other team is playing well, you can't make mistakes.
www.boston.com /sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2004/10/27/one_win_to_go_for_the_crown   (1090 words)

 dustbury.com: Post-season trend-spotting
Now, the last time they won a series was 1918.
Four years in the World Series, every year's score is 4-3.
Having said that, expect an entry from me later today on how it would not, in fact, be the end of the world if the Red Sox win the World Series.
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 SignOnSanDiego.com > Sports -- Boston faces another old nemesis in Cardinals
Paint the World Series red – Red Sox and Redbirds, a classic matchup filled with a rich history.
Louis, which beat Houston 5-2 in Game 7 of the NL championship series Thursday night, was a major league-best 105-57 during the regular season.
In 1946, the Red Sox lost the first two games in St. Louis, won three straight at home, then dropped Game 6 on the road.
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