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Topic: 1976 World Series

  World Series Summary
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.
Despite its name, the World Series is not a "world championship" in the same sense as the FIFA World Cup or the Cricket World Cup because it is not between national teams, but is limited to Major League Baseball teams, which represent individual cities and states (currently of the United States and Canada only).
One of these series at the end of 1903 was a meeting between the two pennant winners and is known as the 1903 World Series.
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 Cooperstown Confidential - A regular column of the Oakland A's Fan Coalition
Woodrow Wilson’s presence at the Series gave the event a sense of national recognition that had been lacking in its earliest yearsÂ… With four of the five games decided by one run, the Red Sox won a highly competitive but low-scoring Series.
1976 World Series (Cincinnati Reds vs. New York Yankees): Three years after the American League instituted the designated hitter rule, this Series became the first to allow the DH as a post-season option.
The tragedy, the first of its kind to strike the World Series, forced postponement of the third game and caused Commissioner Fay Vincent to consider a change of venue for the rest of the SeriesÂ… When the Series anticlimactically resumed 12 days later at San Francisco, the A’s completed a sweep by winning back-to-back slugfests.
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 The Ballplayers - 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.
Series MVP Bret Saberhagen pitches the shutout while Cardinals ace John Tudor allows 5 runs in 21?3 innings and fellow 20-game winner Joaquin Andujar is ejected for arguing balls and strikes during Kansas City's 6-run 5th inning.
Jun 11, 1925 - In pre-game ceremonies‚ the World Series flag is raised in Washington.
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 1976 World Series by Baseball Almanac
Cincinnati hosted the Series opener at Riverfront Stadium and showed their hometown fans who was in charge.
As the Series returned to the "not-so familiar" surroundings of Yankee Stadium (due to the two year long modernizing process that had sent the Yanks to Shea from '74-'76) the Reds continued to dominate the home team.
The 1976 World Series was the first ever to utilize the designated hitter.
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 World Series Tickets - World Series - World Series Baseball Tickets
By the mid-1940s, millions of people across the country were listening to the World Series on the radio and American soldiers were watching the highlights on film in places like Germany and Guam.
At the beginning of the era, the credibility of baseball in general, and the World Series in particular, was in doubt due to the Black Sox scandal.
For much of the era between the wars, the question was not which team would advance to the World Series, but which team would lose to the Yankees in the World Series.
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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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 World Series Game Baseball History, History Of The World Series Games.
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.
Identical to the ball used during the 2005 world series.
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 World Series - Related Items - MSN Encarta
World Series - Related Items - MSN Encarta
A season that saw Pete Rose break Ty Cobb's career base hit record, a two-day players' strike, and an image-deflating drug scandal was capped by the most remarkable series of postseason comebacks in baseball history.
The Kansas City Royals rallied from 3-1 deficits in both the league championship...
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 1976 World Series at AllExperts
The 1976 World Series matched the defending champion Cincinnati Reds of the National League against the New York Yankees of the American League, with the Reds sweeping the Series to repeat.
This was the last of 30 consecutive World Series telecasts by NBC, who had aired the game since 1947; under Major League Baseball's new television contract, Series coverage would now alternate between NBC and ABC each year.
It was the only homer of the series for the Yankees and the only WS at bat of Mason's career thus making him the first, and still only man to hit a home run in his lone career Series at-bat.
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 This Great Game 1976: The Big Leaguer Emanicpated
With the World Series, the Reds were now going to show a self-described boss from New York who was the true boss in all of baseball.
In his first full season managing the Yankees in 1976, Martin gave the usual performance with an upsurge in team performance, and all was well with the Yankee world—for now.
The Yankee euphoria would be stopped cold by the Red-hot Cincinnati nine at the World Series; even an uncharacteristically deflated Martin conceded, after his team was roundly swept in four games, that the Yanks had been beaten by one of the greatest teams in baseball history.
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 Ah, how great it is
The Reds had won the 1976 World Series only minutes earlier, vanquishing New York in the chill of an October evening as if the Yankees were no more of a challenge to their supremacy than a sandlot team from the Bronx.
New York Catcher Thurman Munson, whose.529 Series average was the best ever for a player on a losing team, fought the good fight, but he was upstaged by his glamorous Cincinnati counterpart, Johnny Bench, who batted.533 and drove home five runs with two homers in the climactic fourth game.
Now that the A's, world champions of 1972, '73, and '74, have been destroyed by their creator, the Reds are the glamour team of baseball.
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 Sporting News: Baseball History of the World Series
With the AL's designated-hitter rule being used in the Series for the first time (it would be implemented in alternating years), Driessen had found a spot in the Cincinnati lineup.
The trip to the plate was Mason's first and last in World Series competition, making him the only man to hit a home run in his lone career Series at-bat.
Amazingly, Anderson did not make a single change during the entire Series among his nine regulars, forsaking the use of a pinch-hitter or a pinch-runner and never making a switch in either his batting order or defensive alignment.
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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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 The Big Red Machine
On the eve of the 1976 World Series, the writers asked Martin to compare his team to the Reds.
The final out of the 1976 World Series was a high fly ball on a 2-0 pitch to Foster in left-center field by White.
Big Red Machine Epilogue: After the 1976 World Championship, Howsam called in Perez, who wanted to stay with the Reds, but only if he was going to be the regular first baseman.
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 ESPN.com - Tigers are clicking on all cylinders
The Tigers, 22 years to the day of their last World Series triumph, clinched a trip to the Fall Classic with a dramatic victory over the A's on Saturday.
Magglio Ordonez hit two home runs, including a three-run walk-off shot with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, to lift the Tigers over the A's 6-3 for a sweep of the ALCS and a spot in the World Series.
It will be their first Series appearance since winning it all on the same date (Oct. 14) in 1984.
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 Johnny BenchCatcher
Hit two home runs in game four of the 1976 World Series, leading the Reds to a sweep of the New York Yankees.
Threw out Mickey Rivers while he was attempting to steal second base in the first inning of the 1976 World Series.
Was a key member of the "Big Red Machine," the 1975-76 Reds, considered to be one of the greatest teams in baseball history.
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 The World Series and the Presidency   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
What many people do not realize is that during presidential election years, the league that wins the World Series determines which party wins the White House.
The New York Times carried an article in October 1976 explaining that the Democrats win the White House if the National League wins the World Series and the Republicans win if the American League does.
As of 1976, there had been 18 presidential elections since the first World Series in 1903, and this theory worked 12 out of 18 times.
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 1971 Fleer World Series "Update Set" Info
In 1970 and 1971 Fleer produced a neat little "World Series" set, featuring cartoons by R.G. Laughlin on the front and a short summary of the series on the back for each world series to date.
The two sets are easy to distinguish, as they sport different cartoons on the front, and different text color on the back (not to mention that the 1904 series is missing from the '70 set).
I believe there was an update set (maybe more than one) produced to the 1971 World Series set.
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 The Official Site of Major League Baseball: History: World Series History
It was also the first World Series utilizing the DH.
It was still just 3-2 entering the ninth, but Bench came through again, this time with a three-run blast, and consecutive ground-rule doubles gave Cincinnati one more insurance run.
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 World Series Logos on LogoServer
All logos are intended for use as an educational and historical tool.
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.
World Series related links which are high quality and verified appear below in alphabetical order:
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 Movie Info for MLB: 1976 World Series on MSN Movies
The New York Yankees and the Cincinnati Reds really gave their fans a series to remember after playing these games during this country's bicentennial year.
Newly refurbished Yankee Stadium played host to such great players during this series as Cincinnati's Joe Morgan and Johnny Bench (both Hall of Famers), Pete Rose, Dave Concepcion, and Ken Griffey.
In the end, the Reds triumphed, though the Yankees made it clear that they would always be a strong force to be reckoned with.
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 USATODAY.com - Longtime Orioles coach, player Elrod Hendricks dies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Hendricks got most of the playing time at catcher for the Orioles on teams that went to three consecutive World Series from 1969-71, sharing duties with Andy Etchebarren.
He went 4-for-11 (.364) with a home run and four RBI to help Baltimore defeat the Cincinnati Reds in the 1970 World Series.
He also appeared in the 1976 World Series for the Yankees against Cincinnati.
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 The Sporting News: Baseball History of the World Series
The World Series is Christy Mathewson tossing three shutouts in six days.
The Series is catcher Mickey Owen missing connections with a third strike.
The Series is Don Larsen, the imperfect man, pitching perfectly.
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 Movie Info for MLB: 1971 World Series on MSN Movies
It contains special clips from this 1971 series that featured such well-known and accomplished figures as Jim Palmer, Mike Cuellar and Roberto Clemente.
Take note of the fourth game; it was the first World Series one ever played at night.
This victory is especially meaningful to those who closely followed Clemente's career (he played in 14 World Series games) since he lost his life in a plane crash less than 18 months later.
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 World Series - 1976 - Rotten Tomatoes
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 ChampionshipPlaques.com: MLB World Series Championship Plaque
Baltimore Orioles - 1966 World Series Plaque 1970 World Series Plaque 1983 World Series Plaque
New York Yankees - 1927 World Series Plaque 1941 World Series Plaque 1961 World Serie Plaque 1962 World Series Plaque 1977 World Series Plaque 1978 World Series Plaque 1996 World Series Plaque 1998 World Series Plaque 1999 World Series Plaque 2000 World Series Plaque 2001 ALCS Plaque
Oakland Athletics - 1972 World Series Plaque 1973 World Series Plaque 1974 World Series Plaque 1989 World Series Plaque 1990 ALCS Plaque
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