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  World Series - Printer-friendly - MSN Encarta
The World Series is held in October and concludes the major league baseball season.
The first contests resembling the World Series were held during the 1880s, when the leading baseball clubs of the two major leagues—the National League and the American Association—agreed to play in exhibition games following their regular seasons.
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.
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 1993 World Series Information
This was only the second Series concluded by such a home run (the first was in the 1960 World Series on a Bill Mazeroski home run for the Pittsburgh Pirates), and the first such occasion where a come-from-behind walk-off home run won a World Series.
World Series MVP Paul Molitor became the first man in World Series history to have at least two home runs, two doubles, and two triples.
Not only were the Jays the defending World Champions, with seven members of the American League All-Star Team on their roster (including Molitor, Carter, Roberto Alomar, John Olerud and Devon White), but the Phillies pulled a major upset over the Atlanta Braves just to get to the World Series.
www.bookrags.com /wiki/1993_World_Series   (2156 words)

  
 deseretnews.com | Place in history: Famous HR was key, but Vern Law played a role, too
With the 2005 World Series on the horizon, Law's 1960 highlight film — copied from its original 16mm format to VHS and needing a transfer to DVD — will be pulled out and watched again in his Provo home with family members and friends.
Pittsburgh and the majors seemed a world away for Vernon Sanders Law, a Meridian, Idaho, farm boy and overpowering pitcher who didn't know what a change-up was until he signed with the Pirates in 1948 at age 18.
The 1960 World Series was projected as a likely four-game sweep by the Yankees, featuring pitching ace Whitey Ford and a modern-day Murderers' Row of Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris, Bobby Richardson, Yogi Berra and Moose Skowron.
deseretnews.com /dn/view/0,1249,635152928,00.html   (1751 words)

  
 Bobby Richardson -- MVP of 1960 World Series
During the 1960 World Series, Richardson put together one of the greatest single innings of offense in the history of baseball.
During the 1961 series, Richardson collected nine hits to lead all series batters with a.391 average.
In his career, Richardson finished with a.305 average in 36 World Series games along with a home run and 15 runs batted in.
www.historicbaseball.com /players/r/richardson_bobby.html   (357 words)

  
 World Series - Related Items - MSN Encarta
World Series - Related Items - MSN Encarta
In 1994, for the first time in modern history, baseball failed to hold a World Series.
The reason was a labor dispute that ended the season on August 12, the day on which the players, having failed to reach an agreement with the owners over salary structures and cost containment, staged a walkout....
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 1960 World Series by Baseball Almanac
Years later, Mickey Mantle was quoted as saying that losing the 1960 series was the biggest disappointment of his career.
Bobby Richardson of the New York Yankees set one (1) and tied one (1) World Series game record during the 1960 Fall Classic: October 8, 1960, most runs batted in during one game with six (6) and October 12, 1960, tied record for most triples during one game with two (2).
MVP Dilemma: Bobby Richardson won the Sport Magazine World Series Most Valuable Player and Bill Mazeroski won the Babe Ruth Award for Most Valuable World Series Player.
www.baseball-almanac.com /ws/yr1960ws.shtml   (1175 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   (2788 words)

  
 The Sporting News: Baseball History of the World Series
The Series rivals had used vastly different methods while fashioning a 3-3 standoff: The Yankees wielded a bludgeon, while the Pirates relied on finesse.
While the first six games of the '60 Series had been notable because of their general wackiness (the Yankees' victories, for instance, coming by the combined score of 38-3), Game 7 proved memorable because it unfolded along classic lines.
Law, drawing his third start of the Series, was staked to a 4-0 lead when Rocky Nelson cracked a two-run homer in the first inning off Turley and Virdon stroked a two-run single in the second against reliever Bill Stafford.
www.sportingnews.com /archives/worldseries/1960.html   (987 words)

  
 CNN/SI - 1998 MLB Postseason - 1960 World Series
Yankee hopes were dead, the seventh game was over and the Pirates had won their first World Series in 35 years.
The 1960 World Series ended just a week ago, but the Great Debate it engendered is still raging everywhere except, possibly, on TV.
But the Pirates would never have been in the World Series in the first place if they did not specialize in coming from behind in the eighth and ninth innings.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /baseball/mlb/features/1998/wsarchive/1960.html   (2058 words)

  
 Historic Baseball : The history of the World Series : HistoricBaseball.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
It didn't take long for this first series to give fans a glimpse of what was to come.
For a complete listing of World Series winners (and even for winners of championship series prior to the modern World Series), please click here.
Johnny Podres of the Dodgers was the star of the series, pitching to a 2-0 record in a defeat of New York.
www.historicbaseball.com /WS_index.html   (238 words)

  
 1960 World Series - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 1960 World Series was played between the Pittsburgh Pirates (NL) and New York Yankees (AL).
With the series now tied at two apiece, Yankee manager Casey Stengel was desperate to avoid a comeback by the underdog Pirates.
Although most noted for the series ending homer, it should also be mentioned that game 7 of this series is the only game in World Series history with no strike-outs recorded by either side.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1960_World_Series   (1464 words)

  
 Bill Mazeroski's Walkoff Home Run Wins the 1960 World Series   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
This capsule features coverage from the October 14, 1960 New York Times of the walkoff home run hit by Bill Mazeroski to win the 1960 World Series for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The Pirates today brought Pittsburgh its first world series baseball championship in thirty-five years when Bill Mazeroski slammed a ninth-inning home run high over the left-field wall of historic Forbes field.
The Pirates were shout out twice in their three losses, losing by scores of 16-3, 10-0, 12-0, while their biggest margin of victory in their four wins was three runs.
www.diamondfans.com /history-maz1960.html   (274 words)

  
 1960-1969
Much like the actual series, the Indians suffered from a lack of clutch hitting and lost in seven games after having won the first three games.
Bill Mazeroski starts the decade with an historical World Series moment by slamming a winning walk-off homer in the bottom of the 9th during game 7.
Down 3 games to 1, the Tigers scratch and claw their way back into the Series in 1968 to win it as Lolich (3-0) defeats Gibson in game 7 thanks to his strong pitching effort and a string of hits by Tiger stars Northrup, Cash, Brown, and Freehan in the top of the 7th.
playbaseballclassics.com /html/1960-1969.html   (202 words)

  
 NPR : A World Series Scrapbook
In 1960, he used a transistor radio to secretly listen to a pivitol world series game.
I too was 8 years old in the fall of 1960, growing up in Pittsburgh, surreptitiously listening to the World Series on my new Japanese wonder-an AM radio with that tiny little earpiece cleverly concealed up my shirt sleeve.
In particular, hearing the segment about hearing the World Series on the school bus and the portrait of Detroit Top 40 powerhouse CKLW were especially memorable to me in this regard.
www.npr.org /templates/story/story.php?storyId=3378091   (918 words)

  
 Major League Baseball : History : World Series History
After a one-year absence from the World Series, the Yankees were back with their 11th American League title in 14 years.
In the National League, the Pirates ran away from the Braves to win their first pennant since 1927 (when they were swept by the Yankees in the Fall Classic).
Maz drove Ralph Terry's second pitch, a slider, over the left-field wall to give the Pirates their first World Series since 1925.
mlb.mlb.com /NASApp/mlb/mlb/history/postseason/mlb_ws_recaps.jsp?feature=1960   (542 words)

  
 ESPN.com - Page2 - Readers' List: Greatest World Series moments   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Be sure to vote in the poll at left to crown the all-time greatest moment in World Series history.
He had one at-bat in the whole series and it arguably won the title for the Dodgers.
It was the climax of the greatest World Series ever and the final touches on the greatest individual game I have seen an athlete have.
espn.go.com /page2/s/list/readers/greatest/worldseries/moments.html   (1585 words)

  
 WORLD SERIES TRIVIA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
In the 1962 World Series, a former Yankee pitcher won a game against the Yankees while pitching for the Giants.
Who was the first DH to hit a World Series homer?
The 1960 World Series was won by a ninth-inning homer over the left field fence.
spysoftball.com /world_series_trivia.htm   (267 words)

  
 deseretnews.com | 1960 World Series at a glance
Game 4 — Pirates 3, Yankees 2: At Yankee Stadium, Law helps himself in his second Series victory, driving in one run with a two-out double and later scoring himself in Pittsburgh's three-run fifth inning.
Game 7 — Pirates 10, Yankees 9: At Forbes Field, in his third Series start, Law enjoys an early 4-0 lead but is pulled in the seventh with two on and the Yankees threatening 4-1.
The lead changes hands several times in the final innings before Mazeroski breaks a 9-all tie in the bottom of the ninth with a historic solo home run.
deseretnews.com /dn/view/0,1249,635152894,00.html   (262 words)

  
 Return trip to House That Ruth Built   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Ten members of that world championship team attended Saturday's game and were honored in pre-game ceremonies.
From a provincial standpoint, it would have been ideal for the Yankees and defending world champion Red Sox to be playing at PNC Park during this interleague interlude.
Pitcher Rick White was with the Mets during the 2000 all-New York World Series.
www.post-gazette.com /pg/05164/520799.stm   (1276 words)

  
 1971 World Series - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 1971 World Series matched the defending champion Baltimore Orioles against the Pittsburgh Pirates, with the Pirates winning in seven games.
Game 4, which was played on October 13, 1971 in Three Rivers Stadium, was the first World Series night game ever played.
Bruce Kison, who appeared in two (2) games and finished with 6.1 innings pitched, tied the record set during the 1907 World Series when he hit three (3) batters during a single series.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1971_World_Series   (302 words)

  
 1962 World Series - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 1962 World Series matched the defending champion New York Yankees against the San Francisco Giants, who had won their first NL pennant since moving from New York in 1958, defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers in a three-game playoff.
In a battle of lefties, Pierce tosses a brilliant 3-hitter as the Giants square the series at 3-3 with a 5-2 victory.
The Yankees went on to win 1-0 and won their 20th World Championship, they would not win another World Championship until 1977.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1962_World_Series   (903 words)

  
 Rare Sports Films - Vintage Baseball Video Sports Auto Racing Events
Actual game-action highlights of all the big plays of every game of the series are included, all narrated by the late Bob Prince, well-loved Pirate broadcaster for decades.
You may have seen some footage of this series on TV highlight shows in the past, but with poor, reddish-brown color.
You'll see great shots of both ballparks colorfully decked out in World Series bunting, closeups of the players, homers by Yogi Berra, Bill Skowron, Elston Howard, Bobby Richardson, Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris, Rocky Nelson, Hal Smith and of course, Bill Mazeroski.
www.raresportsfilms.com /1960world.html   (547 words)

  
 1977 World Series - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 1977 World Series matched the New York Yankees against the Los Angeles Dodgers, with the Yankees winning in six games to capture their first title since 1962, and their 21st overall.
This was the first World Series - since television of the Series started in 1947 - not to be televised, at least in part, by rival network NBC.
The World Series had not been decided in six games since 1959.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1977_World_Series   (515 words)

  
 ESPN.com - Page2 - Page 2's List: Greatest
World Series moments
Check out our list of the 10 greatest moments in World Series history, and then see what World Series highlights were worthy of Page 2 readers' top 10.
One of only two homers to end a Series and the only one to come in a seventh game, Maz's blast over the left-field wall gave the Pirates a 10-9 victory over the Yankees and their first world championship in 35 years.
The best fielding play in Series history and perhaps the best catch ever, Mays' over-the-shoulder grab in the eighth inning kept Game 1 between the Giants and Indians tied at 1-1.
espn.go.com /page2/s/list/greatest/seriesmoments.html   (788 words)

  
 1960 World Series: Game 7 quiz -- free game   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
WS 7th Game : 1960 World Series: Game 7
Game seven of the 1960 World Series was played in New York.
on October 10th, 1960, Bill Mazeroski sent Forbes Field into delirium, by sending a Yankee pitch over Yogi Berra's head to give the Bucs a 10-9 decision, and the World Series title over the mighty Yankees.
www.funtrivia.com /playquiz.cfm?qid=229982   (266 words)

  
 TIME: Best Runners-Up in World Series History
It was one of the great three-year runs in baseball history — each resulted in a World Series appearance — but Baltimore came away with only the 1970 crown.
Having finally gotten past the Yankees in the ALCS, this was gonna be the year the Royals won a World Series behind its long-time nucleus of George Brett (.390 BA, 24 HR, 118 RBIs), Willie Wilson (.326 BA, 79 steals), Hal McRae, Frank White and pitchers Dennis Leonard, Larry Gura and Paul Splittorff.
In the World Series, the Tigers fell to the Cardinals.
www.time.com /time/2003/worldseries/runnersup.html   (990 words)

  
 WORLD SERIES 1960 Life Magazine Poster Print with Ernie Harwell Quote - Pittsburgh Pirates vs. New York Yankees, Forbes ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
WORLD SERIES 1960 Life Magazine Poster Print with Ernie Harwell Quote - Pittsburgh Pirates vs. New York Yankees, Forbes Field, Game 7, October 24, 1960 - Photography by George Silk - Portal Publications Ltd.
It was the greatest day in the history of Pittsburgh sports - October 13, 1960, when Bill Mazeroski captured the imagination of a generation with his series-winning bottom-of-the-ninth walk-off home run.
From the enthusiasm of the young fans above, to the classic-era ballpark and the surrounding Pittsburgh neighborhoods below, this is photography at its best, and a slice of Americana from a more innocent era.
www.puresportsart.com /warehouse/pittsburgh60gdf.htm   (242 words)

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