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  World Series : A Comprehensive History of the World Series by Baseball Almanac
Every sport has their pinnacle trophy, but none is as coveted as baseball's World Series; a best of seven contest that celebrates our national pastime.
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.
baseball-almanac.com /ws/wsmenu.shtml   (917 words)

  1959 World Series - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This World Series was the first since 1948 that no Series games were played in New York City.
After this Series, the White Sox didn't play in another until finally winning it all in 2005.
Ted Kluszewski played for the losing "Pale Hose", but still managed to drive in a World Series record ten (10) runs and became the first player to have double-digit RBI totals for any length Series.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1959_World_Series   (230 words)

 A once-in-a-lifetime celebration
With hard-held allegiances split between the Sox and Cubs, the World Series victory was not quite the same kind of local lovefest fostered by the Michael Jordan-led Bulls or the 1985 Bears.
While in 1959, the city shook up some by sounding the air raid sirens, this time the sounds of joy were punctuated with another disturbing noise: gunfire.
But in these parts, the World Series was as if a new holiday had suddenly been invented -- a new kind of Christmas week where work and school were lightened by talk of bunts and beanballs.
www.suntimes.com /output/worldseries/cst-nws-soxwin27.html   (863 words)

 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.
The Yankees appeared in their last World Series for the next 12 years in 1964 and lost to the Cardinals, led by Bob Gibson.
www.baseballlibrary.com /baseballlibrary/ballplayers/S/Series_World.stm   (12213 words)

 Let's Go, Go-Go White Sox - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The song first appeared in 1959 during the White Sox' run for the AL pennant--the team's first league championship since the infamous Black Sox Scandal of 1919.
In 2005, the White Sox won 99 games en route to their first division title in 12 years, their first postseason series win of any kind since the 1917 World Series (in the Division Series), their first World Series appearance since 1959, and their first World Series championship since 1917.
WGN TV also played the song during the victory parade on October 28, over a series of clips that interwove action footage from 1959 and 2005.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Let's_Go,_Go-Go_White_Sox   (478 words)

 Sporting News: Baseball History of the World Series
Los Angeles fans, expectations high for a club that had won four NL pennants in its last six seasons in Brooklyn, received a jolt in '58 when the Dodgers made their West Coast debut by finishing two games from the basement.
The 1959 World Series between the Dodgers and the American League champion Chicago White Sox began at Comiskey Park, which hadn't played host to a Series game since the concluding game of the scandal-ridden 1919 affair.
In their last Series game three years earlier, the Dodgers had lost, 9-0, and they now had scored one run in their last four Series contests.
www.sportingnews.com /archives/worldseries/1959.html   (1101 words)

 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.
In addition to the official MLB highlight film, this DVD includes a special World Series preview of both teams, a summary of the Series by a TV news service, and an interview with the Dodgers' Johnny Podres after he blanks the Yankees in Game 7.
This was the first trip to the World Series for the Angels, and the first since 1989 for the Giants, both wildcards this year.
www.baseballdirect.com /world2.html   (2477 words)

 The Ballpark Guys Test of World Series Knowledge
Reggie Jackson is the lifetime World Series slugging percentage leader with a mark of.755, including a staggering.890 in three series with the Yankees.
Such was the case in the 1959 World Series, when the Los Angeles Dodgers' Chuck Essegian carved his name in the World Series record book by clubbing an unprecedented two pinch-hit homers in the Dodgers' first-ever Los Angeles World Series win.
The first time a manager won the World Series in both leagues, he opposed a manager in the series who had also won a World Series in the other league and was trying to accomplish the same feat.
www.ballparkguys.com /trivia/BG_Series_Test.htm   (1451 words)

 U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Noreen Feeney - DefendAmerica News - Profile Article
The Chicago White Sox, her favorite hometown team, was headed to the World Series.
Feeney accomplished her goal, out-bidding others and out-paying her father's $10 1959 series ticket to secure a single seat in left field.
Feeney said she is glad to be home in Chicago for the World Series and said attending the game will always be a special memory.
www.defendamerica.mil /profiles/oct2005/pr102705a.html   (497 words)

 Rare Sports Films - Vintage Baseball Video Sports Auto Racing Events
During a Sox uprising in the eighth against Larry Sherry, Al Smith doubles to left with two men on, however in the bonehead play of the series, Sherm Lollar is out by a mile at the plate trying to score, and the Dodgers still lead.
For the first time in series history, three pitchers combine for a shutout as White Sox starter Bob Shaw, Billy Pierce and Dick Donovan all stop the Dodgers 1-0 in game 5, which sends the series back to Chicago.
In the 9th, Chuck Essegian sets a series record with his second pinch homer of the series, and the Dodgers capture the World Championship, 4 games to 2.
www.raresportsfilms.com /1959world.html   (882 words)

 Sox World Series Surprises Returning Soldier
The Chicago White Sox, her favorite home-town team, was headed to the World Series.
Feeney accomplished her goal, out-bidding others and out-paying her father’s $10 1959 series ticket to secure a single seat in left field.
Feeney said she is glad to be home in Chicago for the World Series and said attending the game will always be a special memory.
www.military.com /features/0,15240,79393,00.html   (470 words)

 Rawlings World Series Baseball, Major League Game Baseballs, MLB Balls
Before the birth of the World Series in 1903, there were other postseason championships that took place as early as 1884.
The first World Series, in 1903, was a best-of-nine affair arranged between the champions of the older National League (founded in 1876) and the American League.
These World Series Baseballs are the perfect baseball for the serious sports collector.
www.americansportscollectibles.com /rawlingsworldseriesbaseballs.html   (735 words)

 Walter O'Malley : Dodger History : Team History : 1950's : 1959
The tie set up the third playoff series in National League history and the Dodgers had been on the losing side of the previous two — the first against St. Louis in 1946 and the second to the New York Giants in 1951.
World Series heroes included relief pitcher Sherry, a 24-year-old native Los Angeleno, who had joined the Dodgers at mid-season and figured prominently in all four of the Dodgers’ victories and Chuck Essegian, a former Stanford football player who had two pinch-hit home runs, including one in Game 6.
The final victory, 9-3, on October 8, brought Los Angeles its first World Series title and, for the Dodgers, their second Championship in five seasons.
www.walteromalley.com /hist_team_1959.php   (1465 words)

 Minneapolis Millers vs. Havana Sugar Kings
The Junior World Series, a post-season meeting between the champions of the American Association and International League that was played off and on from the early 1900s into the 1970s, produced its share of highlights and strange events.
The Millers, a Boston Red Sox farm team managed by Gene Mauch, were the defending Junior World Series champions, and were making their third appearance in the minor-league classic in the last five years.
In 1959, though, they rose to third during the regular season and then upset Columbus and Richmond in the playoffs for a berth in the Junior Series.
stewthornley.net /millers_havana.html   (1772 words)

 Larry Sherry, 1959 World Series hero, dies : Sports
Sherry, three months after he was brought up from the minor leagues, was a relief pitcher in all four Dodgers victories over the Chicago White Sox in the 1959 Series and was named the most valuable player of the series.
His earned run average for the series was 0.71, he was credited with two saves.
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www.earthtimes.org /articles/show/14794.html   (323 words)

 ESPN.com: Chicago White Sox Team Reports   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The White Sox, who have an all-time record of 21-23 in the postseason, advanced to their first World Series since 1959, the the second longest drought between appearances.
The last team to post four complete games in a series were the New York Yankees in the 1956 World Series against the Brooklyn Dodgers.
The last time they won four straight was the last two games of the 1906 World Series and the first two games of the 1917 World Series.
sports.espn.go.com /mlb/teams/teamreport?team=chw   (2430 words)

 Amazon.com: World Series 2005 - Chicago White Sox: DVD: Major League Baseball   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The 2005 World Series DVD captures the best moments from the series including unique multi camera action footage, exclusive sound via wireless microphones and compelling never-before-seen interviews with key players, coaches and managers.
The 2005 World Series Champions Chicago White Sox was lead by Genral Manger Ken Williams and manger Ozzie Guillen who is the first Latin manger to mange and even win the World Series.
The 2005 World Series DVD is a great dvd and a must have for fans of the White Sox.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000AXWX6Q?v=glance   (1538 words)

 1959 World Series MVP Sherry dies
Sherry, a rookie reliever, was 2-0 with two saves and a 0.71 ERA in the Dodgers' 1959 World Series win over the Chicago White Sox.
Sherry finally broke through to the big leagues in 1959, shortly after his borther Norm taught him how to throw a slider, which would become his out pitch.
Sherry was traded by the Dodgers to the Tigers for Lou Johnson, who helped the Dodgers win the 1965 World Series.
www.minorleaguebaseball.com /gen/articles/printer_friendly/milb/y2006/m12/d19/c149328.jsp   (352 words)

 News4Jax.com - MLB - Contreras Pitches White Sox To First World Series Berth Since 1959
The Astros hold a commanding 3-1 lead in the NLCS and can move into the World Series for the first time in franchise history with a victory in Game 5 Monday night.
The Angels, the 2002 World Series champions, were held to just 11 runs in the series.
The Cubs haven't appeared in the World Series since 1945 for the longest current drought...Chicago is the first club to advance to the World Series from the AL Central Division since Cleveland in 1997.
www.news4jax.com /mlb/5105222/detail.html   (1298 words)

 WORLD SERIES 1959, 1963, 1965 Official Films on DVD - Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Chicago White Sox, New York Yankees, ...
After moving from Brooklyn to Los Angeles prior to the 1958 season, the Dodgers shook their World Series jinx almost immediately, and won three championships in their first eight years on the West coast.
This amazing DVD features Major League Baseball's official World Series films from each of those seasons, with rare color footage from the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Dodger Stadium, Comiskey Park, Yankee Stadium and Metropolitan Stadium, and original narration from a young Vin Scully.
First, the 1959 World Series, when the "Go-Go" Chicago White Sox fell in six to the Dodgers.
www.sportsposterwarehouse.com /warehouse/ws59-63-65dvd.htm   (339 words)

 Vintage Baseball Publications and Memorabilia
This was te end of the dynasty for the Yankees as 1964 was their final World Series season until the late 1970's.
Three generic score sheets, nicely scored from Games one and two of the World Series versus the Cincinnati Reds and game two of the ALCS versus the Kansas City Royals.
He appeared in the 1910 and 1911 World Series with the Philadelphia A's and the 1916 World Series with the Brooklyn Robins.
www.sportsartifacts.com /publications.html   (10044 words)

 1959 World Series: Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Chicago White Sox (VHS)
The Dodgers needed just two years to bring the World Series to their new home in Los Angeles, while the White Sox hosted the Fall classic for the first time since 1919.
The "Go-Go" Sox were paced by the 56 stolen bases of Luis Aparicio, and the Dodgers were led by Brooklyn holdovers Duke Snider and Gil Hodges.
The Series was highlighted by: Ted Kluszewski's two-home run, Game 1 performance and 10 Series RBI, Series attendance records in Games 3, 4 and finally Game 5 with 92,706 and Dodger pitcher Norm Sherry's two wins and two saves.
www.onlinesports.com /pages/I,VA-57261.html   (217 words)

 1959 World Series - BR Bullpen
Chuck Essegian hit 2 pinch hit home runs in the 1959 World Series.
It still stands as a World Series record.
It was tied in 1975 by Bernie Carbo of the Boston Red Sox.
www.baseball-reference.com /bullpen/1959_World_Series   (305 words)

 Major League Baseball : History : World Series History
The Phillies and Royals had both won their respective division titles from 1976 to 1978, but both also failed to advance to the World Series in any of those three seasons, and both then missed out on postseason play in 1979.
The Royals evened the Series the next day, as Aikens again homered twice and the Royals held on for a 5-3 victory.
For the first time in their long history, the Phillies were World Series Champions.
mlb.mlb.com /NASApp/mlb/mlb/history/postseason/mlb_ws_recaps.jsp?feature=1980   (429 words)

 ESPN.com - MLB/PLAYOFFS2005 - It is so: White Sox in World Series
It will be Chicago's first World Series since 1959, and the White Sox will get a chance at their first title since 1917.
The 46-year gap between Series appearances is the longest in major league history.
Reinsdorf once said he would trade all six NBA titles won by his Chicago Bulls for one World Series championship, and his opportunity is coming.
sports.espn.go.com /mlb/playoffs2005/news/story?id=2193664   (853 words)

 Catholic Digest Records
5/5 Marian Shrines of the Holyland (Shrines of the World Series) 1959
Joseph’s Oratory (Shrines of the World Series) 1959
John’s Cathedral (Shrines of the World Series) 1959
www.stthomas.edu /libraries/special/archives/rs_div/inventories/catholic_digest.htm   (1630 words)

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