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  1968 World Series by Baseball Almanac
The defending world champion St. Louis Cardinals once again dominated the National League on the way to their second consecutive Fall Classic as Bob Gibson remained at the top of the list of National League pitchers.
As was becoming the standard, pitching dominated the World Series contest and nothing would change in 1968.
1968 has often been referred to as "the year of the pitcher" and the World Series was no different - Denny McLain of the Tigers, a thirty-one (31) game winner during the regular season, versus Bob Gibson of St. Louis, a 1.12 earned run average champion.
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 1968 World Series - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 1968 World Series featured the defending champion St.
The Series also featured dominant performances from Cardinals pitcher Bob Gibson, MVP of the 1964 World Series and 1967 World Series.
The 1968 Tigers were the fourth of six teams to come back from a 3 games to 1 deficit in a World Series, the others being the 1903 Red Sox, 1925 Pirates, 1958 Yankees, 1979 Pirates, and 1985 Royals.
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 World Series - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The World Series is the championship series of Major League Baseball and 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 World Baseball Classic's inaugural tournament in 2006 is an attempt to rectify this apparent US-centric naming, and to begin to establish a "true" world's championship in the way the term is normally used for other international sports.
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 World Series - Related Items - MSN Encarta
World Series - Related Items - MSN Encarta
This season will long be remembered as one in which pitchers dominated the game to an almost paralyzing extent.
The year was marked, and to some degree marred, by an all-time high of 340 shutouts, and hitters were held to the lowest composite batting average ever—.236.
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 Baseball Toaster: The Griddle : World Series miscellanea   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Baseball Toaster: The Griddle : World Series miscellanea
The 2006 World Series is going to be burdened a bit by the history of the 1934 and 1968 World Series, two of the most interesting World Series ever played.
Since the Cardinals were in the World Series just two years ago, they have several players on their roster with previous World Series experience (Looper, Suppan, Weaver, Molina, Eckstein, Pujols, Spiezio, Rolen, Edmonds, Encarnacion, Taguchi), the Tigers have just two (Kenny Rogers and Ivan Rodriguez).
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 World Series Quizzes and Trivia -- FunTrivia
The modern day World Series started in 1903 when the pennant winners of the NL and the AL agreed to a series play off for the World Championship (the World Series was not played in 1904 or 1994).
With the IV series being cancelled, this is the last in a series of 10 multiple choice questions pertaining to World Series happenings as of the end of the 2000 season.
This is a quiz on the World Series from 1900-1975.
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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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 SI.com - MLB - SI FLASHBACK: Tigers win 1968 World Series - Friday October 20, 2006 4:46PM (via CobWeb/3.1 ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The 1968 Series turned into a confrontation between the heavy hitters of Detroit and the swift runners of St. Louis.
When the Tigers were preparing to play the Cardinals in the World Series, it was suggested that Smith avoid the obvious confrontation between McLain and Gibson in the first and fourth games, and instead use Lolich as the sacrificial lamb.
In the last four World Series the National League team relied on hit and-run and strong defensive tactics in its attempts to cope with the Killebrews and Robinsons and Yastrzemskis and Kalines and Hortons and Northrups of The American League.
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 Bet 2005 World Series - 2005 World Series Betting Odds, Baseball Betting Online
Mickey Lolich vaulted to national attention in the 1968 World Series when he won three games and out-dueled Bob Gibson to win Game Seven, giving the Tigers the title.
In 1968, the Tigers had the best team in the American League, coming from behind to win several games on the way to the pennant.
His performance in the 1968 World Series seemed to buoy Lolich, as he vaulted to the position of staff ace.
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 ContraCostaTimes.com | 10/21/2006 | World Series preview   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Tigers and Cardinals last met in the World Series in 1968, the season now deemed the Year of the Pitcher.
The Tigers added Chris Shelton to their World Series roster, because Casey is not expected to play in the field.
Manager Tony La Russa has a career record of 5-12 in his four previous World Series, and his past two pennant-winners (the 1990 A's were the other) have been swept.
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 Thirty-Five Years Ago: 1968 World Series   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
It was a season full of comebacks, and the Tigers pulled off the ultimate rally in the World Series, charging back from a 3-1 deficit to defeat the defending champion St. Louis Cardinals in seven games.
Thirty five years later, he is still reminded of the impact that he and his teammates had on the people of Detroit and the state of Michigan.
Kaline, 68, was born on Dec. 19, 1934 and became a sandlot star in his birth city of Baltimore.
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 The 1968 World Series quiz -- free game
Bob Gibson set a record for most strikeouts in a World Series game when he struck out 17 Tigers in game 1.
While the Tigers' Denny McLain won 31 games in 1968, and Bob Gibson set a season record with a 1.12 E.R.A., what man was the pitching star of the series as he was 3-0 with a 1.67 ERA?
To get all of them into the lineup, one of them was moved to shortstop for the series.
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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.
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.
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 St. Louis rolls in Series opener | LJWorld.com
With the Tigers serving as host for their first World Series game in 22 years, fans showed up hoping to see rookie Justin Verlander buzz through a St. Louis team that scraped its way past the New York Mets in a seven-game NL championship series that had wrapped up less than 48 hours earlier.
Reyes had the fewest wins of any Game 1 starter in World Series history and was the first in 33 years with a losing regular-season record.
His first trip to the World Series was no fun at all — he went 0-for-15 against Boston two years ago.
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 Getting hot at Series time can turn baseball no-names into October surprises - USATODAY.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
While the World Series has provided a grander stage for some of the game's greats — among them Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio, Sandy Koufax, Willie Mays and Reggie Jackson — to showcase their talent, the Series has a tradition of producing improbable heroes, too.
"He always explained to me that the atmosphere in the World Series was very electrifying and he told me that I had to settle down," says Scott Spiezio, an infielder and outfielder for the Cardinals this season.
Before the 1972 World Series against the Reds, Tenace, a catcher for the A's, would have been a good candidate for whom to be pinch-hit, too.
www.usatoday.com /sports/bbw/2006-10-18-world-series-heroes_x.htm   (4827 words)

 Major League Baseball : Video : Baseball's Best - 1960's
OCTOBER 2-10, 1968 -- A pitcher's duel is common in the World Series.
But in a World Series that saw the advantage see-saw between the teams over seven games, the Pirates used the Yankees' own great offensive weapon against them, hitting home run after home run.
A clear winner was not determined until the final at-bat of the Series and one of the most famous homers of all time, Bill Mazeroski's Series winner in the bottom of the ninth.
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 Amazon.com: The 1968 World Series: Detroit Tigers vs. St. Louis Cardinals: Video: Curt Gowdy,Denny McLain,Al Kaline   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Amazon.com: The 1968 World Series: Detroit Tigers vs. St.
The 1968 World Series: Detroit Tigers vs. St.
The World Series was just unforgettable - Gibson was great beating McClain in game one striking out 17 Tigers -- one of the best pitched games I ever saw....
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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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 Tigers will face Cardinals in World Series - News - MSNBC.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
WOOD-TV It will be a rematch of the 1934 and 1968 World Series, beginning Saturday night in Detroit, as the St. Louis Cardinals will take on the Tigers for the 2006 crown.
The Cardinals were last in the World Series in 2004 when they lost to the Boston Red Sox.
The World Series will have a pair of rookie starters for the first time, with Justin Verlander pitching for the Tigers and Anthony Reyes going for the Cardinals.
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 SI.com - MLB - SI Flashback: 1968 World Series - Friday October 20, 2006 5:09PM (via CobWeb/3.1 ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The city of Detroit was alive with anticipation of its first World Series game in 23 years, and civic pride burst forth in many directions.
Unknown to the Tigers was the fact that before the Series started, Brock had studied movies of the Detroit pitching staff's moves to first base and felt he had each of them down pat.
This brought Cepeda to the plate, and in the last two World Series, watching Cepeda at bat has been about as exciting as watching the shadows lengthen in Tiger Stadium.
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 Baseball Musings: World Series Archives
Indeed, lboros noted in his Series preview over at VEB that a Tigers weakness at home was the hugeness of the outfield neutralizing their home run power.
As discussed last night, the seven game series with rain outs forced the Cardinals to start the World Series with their #4 starter.
When the World Series arrived in 1968, she brought a small fl and white TV into the classroom and let us watch the game.
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 The Sporting News: Baseball History of the World Series
The swift outfielder also recorded his seventh stolen base of this Series (tying a mark he had established in 1967).
The triumph brought Detroit its first Series title since 1945 and made the Tigers only the third team in history to rally from a 3-1 deficit to win a seven game fall classic.
And while McLain and Gibson (22 victories and 13 shutouts to go along with that gaudy ERA) stole the show in the regular season and Gibson was phenomenal in Game 1 of the Series and dominant in Game 4, it was three-time winner Lolich who surfaced as the Pitcher of the World Series.
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 1968 World Series announcers - DBSForums Discussion Forums
In 1984, when the Tigers last were in the World Series, Lolich wound up sitting in the upper deck.
I read that in 1968, Jack Buck went to the network and asked to be used on radio while Harry Caray did the TV.
Gibson had won 7 consecutive COMPLETE games in World Series play (Games 5 and 7 in '64 against the Yankees and Games 1, 4, and 7 against the Red Sox and Games 1 and 4 in '68 against the Tigers) until he lost to Lolich in the decisive 7th game in '68.
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 1968 in baseball - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab-3.cs.princeton.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
In Major League Baseball, the trend throughout the 1960s was of increased pitching dominance, caused by enforcing a larger strike zone (top of armpit to bottom of knee) beginning in 1963.
Individually, Bob Gibson set a modern Earned Run Average record of 1.12 and a World Series record of 17 strikeouts in Game 1, while Series opponent Denny McLain of the Detroit Tigers won 31 regular season games, the only player to reach the 30 win milestone since Dizzy Dean in 1934.
October 10 - In Game Seven of the World Series, Mickey Lolich of the Tigers, pitching on two days rest, wins his third game of the series as he beats Bob Gibson of the Cardinals and brings Detroit its first World Championship since 1945.
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 The Baseball Analysts: The "Fat Man's Hero" and the 1968 World Series
It proved to be the only poor inning Lolich had during the World Series, as he shut down the Cardinals the rest of the way.
Detroit was the fourth team in World Series history to come back from a 3-1 deficit.
The string of 300 IP seasons continued in 1973 and 1974, but the results were a disappointing 16-15 and 16-21 as the Tigers crumbled and fell into the basement.
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 TIME.com: Pitcher's Day -- Oct. 18, 1968 -- Page 1
With four games of the 1968 World Series out of the way, the Las Vegas bookmakers were beginning to count their winnings.
Die-hard Detroit fans took small comfort in a significant statistic: in 40 of Detroit's 103 regular-season victories, the Tigers were either tied or behind as the seventh inning began, then clawed ahead on a fortuitous clutch hit or an opponent's ill-timed error.
Portly Mickey Lolich, their only Series winner, was laboring on the short end of a 3-2 score; he seemed ready to take the long walk to the showers when he got an unexpected reprieve from the Cards' Lou Brock, justly famed as the National League's most expert baserunner.
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