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  World Series - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In baseball, the World Series is the championship series of Major League Baseball in the United States and Canada, played in October after the end of the regular season between the pennant winner of the American League and the pennant winner of the National League.
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.
These series' were arranged by the individual teams, not by the leagues directly, the same as the 1880s World's Series matches had been, and which had often proved troublesome.
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 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.
It was the first meeting of the Yankees and Dodgers in the Fall Classic since 1963.
The series was televised by ABC network, marking the first time since 1947 that the event was not shown on NBC.
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 Ron Guidry - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
In 1977, he began as a relief pitcher but was moved into the starting rotation.
He helped lead the New York Yankees to a World Series championship.
He was 2-0, allowing only 5 earned runs in 20 innings pitched in the 1977 ALCS and 1977 World Series combined.
www.newlenox.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Ron_Guidry   (300 words)

 Steve Yeager - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
He contributed to four World Series appearances with the Dodgers, in 1974, 1977, 1978 and 1981.
In the latter, Yeager shared the World Series Most Valuable Player award with Dodger teammates Pedro Guerrero and Ron Cey.
Lou Brock called Yeager "the best-throwing catcher in the game." Steve's specialty was defense and his command of the game on the field.
www.newlenox.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Steve_Yeager   (659 words)

 World Series of Poker: A Retrospective
Brian "Sailor" Roberts, a grand-prize winner of $210,000 in 1975's World Series, learned to shoot dice as a l2-year- old caddie and later emerged from a four-year hitch in the Navy during the Korean War as a full-time gambler.
Conceding that the World Series is a personal long shot, he views it as the ultimate competition with the biggest prize.
His reputation as one of the world's best all-around poker players derives from his talent as a very high limit player, and if he were to concentrate on no-limit playing, he could very well be number one in the World Series.
www.unlv.edu /centers/gaming/WSOP/player_bios78.html   (2982 words)

 The Sporting News: Baseball History of the World Series
The New York Giants, having scuttled the 1904 World Series with an unmistakable air of disdain, were willing participants in the 1905 fall classic.
The Series would be contested under guidelines drawn up by the Giants' owner, seeking to stabilize an event he earlier had torpedoed.
The Series also was noteworthy because the Giants concentrated on scuttling the opposition instead of the event itself.
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 The Sporting News: Baseball History of the World Series
While the 1992 World Series between the Braves and Toronto Blue Jays might have fallen just short of equaling the 1991 Series for sheer excitement, it was real close.
This time, the Series participants engaged in four one-run games out of the six -- and the decisive game was an 11-inning thrill-o-rama that for taut drama would be difficult to top.
Another pinch-hitter, Francisco Cabrera, tried to match his NL Championship Series heroics -- it was his two-run single that enabled the Braves to sew up the NL flag -- and he sent a scorching line drive to left field.
tsn.sportingnews.com /archives/worldseries/1992.html   (1219 words)

 World Series --  Encyclopædia Britannica
The World Series began in 1903 after the cessation of hostilities between the NL and the newly formed AL.
The series' name is derived from the Prídolí area of the Daleje Valley on the outskirts of Prague in the Czech Republic, where about 20–50 m (65–165 feet) of platy limestone strata rich in cephalopods and bivalves are...
World War II had an even more profound impact than World War I on people's ideas about themselves and their place in the universe.
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 The Sporting News: Baseball History of the World Series
After having a poor Championship Series against the Kansas City Royals (two hits in 16 at-bats), he was enjoying a fine World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Jackson had made his 18th World Series game one of the most memorable in the history of the fall classic, becoming only the second player in history to smash three home runs in one Series game (Babe Ruth achieved the feat twice, in 1926 and 1928).
New York, getting its second complete-game performance of the Series from Mike Torrez (an April acquisition from Oakland), rode Jackson's five RBIs to a clinching 8-4 triumph that earned the Yankees their first World Series crown since 1962 and 21st overall.
www.sportingnews.com /archives/worldseries/1977.html   (815 words)

 Articles - World Series Cricket   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
World Series Cricket (WSC) was a professional cricket competition from 1977 to 1979, set up by Kerry Packer in opposition to the "official" international competition.
The series had its genesis through a combination of two main factors - the fact that players were not paid sufficient amounts to make a living from cricket, and that Packer wished to secure the exclusive broadcasting rights to Australian cricket, then held by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
After a comprimise was reached in 1979 between the ACB and WSC, the ACB continued to use the name "World Series" to describe the one-day international tournament it held during each summer, usually involving Australia and two other international teams.
www.gaple.com /articles/World_Series_Cricket   (589 words)

 New York Yankees   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Stengel was blamed for the World Series loss for failing to start his ace, Ford, three times in the Series, and was replaced as manager with Ralph Houk prior to the 1961 season.
The loss in the 2001 World Series effectively marked the end of the 1990s Yankee dynasty, as lynchpin players began to retire, not be re-signed, or traded.
In the 2004 American League Championship Series against the Red Sox, the Yankees became the first team in professional baseball history, and only the third team in North American pro sports history (It happened in the NHL twice), to lose a best of 7 series after taking a 3-0 series lead.
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 World Series Tickets - World Series Ticket Center
The first World Series was held in 1903 between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Boston Pilgrims (now the Red Sox).
The 1955 World Series saw the Brooklyn Dodgers defeat the New York Yankees in a dramatic game seven, and Johnny Podres was the MVP in the World Series.
The World Series has a certain mystique about it, and it has to rank as one of the biggest games of the year, likely comparably with only the Super Bowl in football and the Stanley Cup in hockey.
www.getticketshere.com /mlb/world_series_tickets.htm   (490 words)

 CNN/SI - World Series Memories
The day before the start of the 1977 World Series, Reggie Jackson was in a positively melancholy humor.
After listening to Reggie on the eve of the Series, I wrote for SI that while the opposing Dodgers considered themselves, in the fashion of the time, a close family, "the Yankees, too, are a family.
It was the most extraordinary performance by a slugger in World Series history.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /baseball/mlb/features/1997/wsmoments/fimrite.html   (672 words)

 World Series History
The Washington Nationals (Twins) won the 1924 World Series with 4 games, over the New York Giants (Giants) who won 3 games.
The Pittsburgh Pirates (Pirates) won the 1925 World Series with 4 games, over the Washington Nationals (Twins) who won 3 games.
The (Angels) won the 1959 World Series with 4 games, over the Chicago White Sox (White Sox) who won 2 games.
www.baseballhistory.info /World-Series.html   (2159 words)

 WORLD SERIES 1977 Official Film on DVD - New York Yankees vs. Los Angeles Dodgers - Yankee Stadium, Dodger Stadium, ...
It took a supercharged, superstar performance from the great Reggie Jackson, but the New York Yankees prevailed over the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1977 to win their first World Series in 15 years.
It was a star-filled matchup that thrilled fans across the nation, with Billy Martin's battlers taking on Tommy Lasorda's hustlers, carried live in prime-time on ABC with the legendary Howard Cosell bringing added excitement from the broadcast booth.
This amazing DVD features the official World Series film from 1977, with original commentary from Hall of Fame broadcaster Curt Gowdy, and breathtaking footage from all six games at the newly-renovated Yankee Stadium, and Dodger Stadium.
www.sportsposterwarehouse.com /warehouse/ws1977dvd.htm   (300 words)

 The 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.
www.sportingnews.com /archives/worldseries/1976.html   (758 words)

 Major League Baseball : Video : Baseball's Best
He was a dynamic offensive force for the 1977 pennant-winning squad, and his colorful quotes drew as much, if not more attention than his on-field play.
His third home run on three pitches was the most gargantuan of the night, a 450-foot missle to the empty fl bleacher seats in deep center, and it simultaneously broke the backs of the Dodgers and cemented Reggie Jackson's reputation as New York's new postseason star.
This time, with the Yankees up 8-3 and on the cusp of their first Series victory since 1962, Jackson came out of the dugout to pump his fists and acknowledge to the crowd that he finally delivered what he had promised.
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 World Series Almanac : 1977   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
he New York Yankees returned to the World Series in1977 after being defeated by the Cincinnati Reds in the previous year's finale.
The game 6 of the Series was the one of the most remarkable.
With their win in this Series, the Yankees earned their first title since 1962 and 21st overall.
www.worldseries-almanac.com /1977_worldseries.html   (188 words)

 1977 World Series by Baseball Almanac
Game 6 was certainly the most memorable in the 1977 World Series thanks a spectacular performance at the plate by Reggie Jackson.
In addition, the five home runs in one Series and four consecutive blasts over a two Series-game period was unprecedented.
Riding on the five RBIs of their slugging champion, the Yanks showed a glimpse of what was "Yankee baseball" and held on for the 8-4 victory that earned their twenty-first World Series title.
www.baseball-almanac.com /ws/yr1977ws.shtml   (744 words)

 TIME: World Series Memorable Moments - Reggie Jackson's 3 HRs
By 1977, Yankees fans had gotten a little tired of not winning a World Series.
Already a three-time champ and MVP of the 1973 Series, Jackson came to New York with a flair for the dramatic and an ego matched only by team owner George Steinbrenner and manager Billy Martin, with whom he clashed famously.
With three swings against three different pitchers, Jackson clinched the World Series for the Yanks with one of the greatest one-man shows in baseball history, made even more spectacular by a theatrical curtain call and a couple of thunderous shoulder blocks he delivered to fans who'd run onto the field after the final out.
www.time.com /time/2003/worldseries/moments/5.html   (205 words)

 Stephen Jay Gould: His Mis-Measure of Baseball
Before he died in 2002, Stephen Jay Gould was one of the world’s most famous scientists and one of the world’s most famous baseball fans.
  “His classy pitching was indispensable in Yankee Championships of 1977 and 1978 (p.284).” In 1977, his record was 9-9 with an adjusted ERA of 84 (100 is average, adjusting for park effects) in 143 IP.
In the 1977 World Series, he pitched a total of 4.33 innings with an ERA of 10.38.
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 Reggie Jackson | BaseballLibrary.com
He hit his first Series homer in the third inning of the seventh game, a two-run shot that proved to be the(h)h)h)difference in the clincher, and led the right-field bleachers in cheers throughout the game.
April 7, 1977: Before 43,785 in the Opener at Yankee Stadium, Catfish Hunter holds the Brewers to five hits, three by Von Joshua, as the Yankees win 3—0.
July 26, 1977: The Yankees open their final series with Baltimore by tying the O's at 4-4 on a Cliff Johnson two-run pinch homer in the 9th.
www.baseballlibrary.com /baseballlibrary/ballplayers/J/Jackson_Reggie.stm   (4172 words)

 Little League World Series. (from Baseball) --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Baseball was introduced to Japan in the 1870s by teachers from the United States, and, by the end of the century, it had become a national sport.
In 1994 a players' strike had occurred in mid-August, and failed negotiations on a new collective bargaining agreement had caused cancellation of the World Series.
It was founded in 1920 as part of the settlement that ended World War I. Weakened from the start by the refusal of the United States to join, the organization proved ineffective in defusing the hostilities that led to World War II in 1939.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-230298?tocId=230298   (732 words)

 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.
www.vintagecardtraders.org /virtual/78fleer/78fleer.html   (408 words)

 AEGiS-AP: Other Athletes With AIDS Virus
JOHN CURRY -- A figure skater who won the gold medal at the 1976 Olympics in Innsbruck, Austria, and the world championship title the same year.
CHAD KINCH -- Played basketball in the Final Four for North Carolina-Charlotte in 1977 and in 1980 was a No. 1 draft pick of the Cleveland Cavaliers.
GREG LOUGANIS -- Disclosed in February 1995 he has AIDS and was infected with the AIDS virus when he won two gold medals for diving at the 1988 Olympics.
www.aegis.com /news/ap/1995/AP950235.html   (462 words)

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