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  1981 World Series - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 1981 World Series matched the New York Yankees against the Los Angeles Dodgers, marking their third meeting in the Series in five years.
The Los Angeles Dodgers were the first National League team in World Series history to lose the first two games, then sweep their opponent during the next four contests.
World Series adversaries Graig Nettles (of the Yankees) and Steve Garvey (of the Dodgers) would go on to lead the San Diego Padres to their first ever National League pennant in 1984.
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 World Series
In baseball, the World Series is the championship series of the North American Major League Baseball, played between the American League and National League champions, after the end of the regular season in October.
The 1904 Series[?] was supposed to be between the AL's Boston Pilgrims and the NL's New York Giants.
The Cleveland Indians ruined a possible all-Boston World Series by defeating the Boston Red Sox in a playoff after the two top American League teams were tied at the end of the season.
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 1981 World Series by Baseball Almanac
As the Series shifted back to the Bronx, both teams remained deadlocked in a 1-1 tie in the bottom of the fourth when Lemon elected to use a pinch-hitter in place of starting pitcher John.
The decision proved devastating as New York failed to score in the inning and John was rendered ineligible for the rest of the contest.
The Los Angeles Dodgers were the first National League team in World Series history to lose the first two (2) games, then sweep their opponent during the next four (4) contests.
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 ESPN.com - The List: Bliss for Yankee haters   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
After the first two games of the 1955 World Series, it looked like it was "wait 'til next year" again for the Dodgers.
Fernando Valenzuela and the Dodgers overcame a 2-0 deficit to stun the Yankees in the 1981 World Series.
For the Yankees, getting to the World Series was considered an automatic: In 1964, they made it to the Fall Classic for the 14th time in 16 years.
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 The Sporting News: Baseball History of the World Series
In the 10 Series meetings between the clubs, New York had prevailed as champions on eight occasions (the Yanks were 6-1 against the Brooklyn Dodgers and 2-1 against the Los Angeles Dodgers).
When the 1981 World Series finally got under way on October 20 -- a lengthy, two-tiered playoff system was formulated after a players strike interrupted the regular season -- the Yankees' dominance over the Dodgers didn't seem in jeopardy.
The hit was the first and last of the Series for former San Diego standout Winfield, who had signed a free-agent contract with the Yankees after the 1980 season for a reported $21 million over 10 years.
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 November 9, 1981
The Dodgers had come home as World Series champions for the first time in 16 years, and they had soundly beaten the Yankees, the team that had humiliated them in 1977 and '78.
They won the Series exactly as the Yankees had in '78, losing the first two games on the road, winning the next three at home and finishing up with a lopsided win in their rivals' park.
Series hero Yeager—.286 with two homers and four RBIs against the Yankees—scarcely played in the regular season and has asked to be traded.
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 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.
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 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.
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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.
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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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 The World Series
The World Series began in 1903 when Pittsburgh of the older National League (founded in 1876) invited Boston of the American League (founded in 1901) to play a best-of-9 game series to determine which of the two league champions was the best.
After surviving two world wars and an earthquake in 1989, the World Series was cancelled for only the second time in 1994 due to the players' strike.
World Series - The World Series The World Series began in 1903 when Pittsburgh of the older National League...
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 ESPN.com - MLB Playoffs 2001 - Arizona's starters still a knockout punch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Yankees have won four World Series in the past five years by stopping rallies while staging dramatic comebacks of their own.
During that reign as world champs, the Yankees put the nation to sleep each autumn, both literally (their games always seem to extend beyond midnight) and figuratively (they won so regularly that TV Guide's listings for Game 4 was merely: "Yankees clinch World Series, four hours and 30 minutes").
The question was no longer whether children on the East Coast could stay up to watch the World Series, but whether adults anywhere should bother turning it on in the first place (in increasingly numbers, they did not).
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 World Series Almanac : 1970   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
After being crushed by the New York Mets in the 1969 World Series, the Baltimore Orioles came up to the top of the American League.
Game 1 of the Series was held for the first time on the newly renamed Riverfront Stadium, which had replaced Crosley Field as the Reds' home lately.
The Cincinnati Reds finished the Series with a walk and a pair of singles, earning the Baltimore Orioles their second World Series title in five years.
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 ESPN.com - Page2 - The List: Bliss for Yankee haters
The Yankees were just four outs away from meeting the Orioles in the AL Championship Series, holding a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five division series, and a 2-1 lead in Game 4.
In the World Series, the 39-year-old great, who had been picked up by the Cardinals, went the distance for a 6-2 victory in Game 2.
The game was over, the Series was over, the Cardinals had their first world championship, and the Yankees had turned the Bronx into Loserville.
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 The Sporting News: Baseball History of the World Series
While Gibson had won 19, 20 and 21 games in the previous three years and was bound for even greater success in the next three seasons, 1967 was in many ways most representative of the man's will to win and his ability to turn that determination into success.
Forced to settle for 13 regular-season victories for the surprising Cardinals, who raced to a 10 1/2-game victory margin in the National League race, Gibson was ready to shoulder the load in the World Series against an even more upstart aggregation: The Boston Red Sox.
Gibson was 2-0 thus far in the Series, having allowed only one run and 11 hits in 18 innings; Lonborg also was 2-0, having given up one run and a mere four hits in 18 innings.
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 The Baseball Guru - Web Tour: MLB World Series History
The first World Series between the AL and NL was in 1903.
It was the second ever subway series and the Yankees were beaten by the Giants 4-0 with one tie.
In 1951, the World Series was broadcast coast to coast in another subway series.
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 vhs video: 1981 (communicator performances eyewitness)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The 1981 World Series in which the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the New York Yankees in six games was the most painful one I have watched as a fan of the Bronx Bombers.
Getting swept by the Cincinnati Reds back in 1976 was not that bad because it was the first time the Yankees had been back in the Series since the days of Mickey Mantle and the Big Red Machine were the defending champions.
This quiet and prescient film from 1981 imagines the personal and ethical questions that are faced by a medical team who develop an artificial heart, and then are faced with the question of implanting it...
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 Series pits overdue contenders
Scioscia the catcher and Baker the left fielder were teammates for four years on the Dodgers, including the 1981 World Series championship team.
It's the West Coast version of a World Series between the Red Sox and Cubs, neither of whom has won the World Series since World War I ended.
Outfielder Tim Salmon, the senior Angel, said reaching the World Series is "a joy." He said he has felt the emptiness, frustration and pain of the fans.
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 World Series Almanac : 1968   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
he 1968 World Series saw the defending world champion St. Louis Cardinals leading the National League to clear their way for the second consecutive Fall Classic.
Cepeda belted a two-on shot in the seventh innings and Brock stole three bases as St. Louis led the Series with a 7-3 victory.
The Detroit Tigers won the their first World Series since 1945 and was the third team in history to come up from a 3-1 deficit to win a seven game World Series.
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 Bet 2005 World Series - 2005 World Series Betting Odds, Baseball Betting Online
With the World Series moving to Los Angeles, the Dodgers desperately needed a win.
The Series returned to the Bronx for Game 6, but the Bombers couldn't slow down the Dodgers, who rolled over the Yankees, 9-2 behind Guerrero's five RBI and the pitching of Burt Hooten and Steve Howe.
The Dodgers were World Series Champions, thanks to four straight triumphs over their bitter rivals, the Yankees.
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 ESPN.com - MLB - Recap   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Marlins are World Series champions for the second time in the last seven years.
Other Marlins rushed out of the dugout and massed in the infield, jumping and shouting in the relative silence of Yankee Stadium; it was the first time an opposing team won the World Series on this field since the Dodgers in the 1981 World Series.
Castillo came into the game with only three hits in 21 at-bats in the World Series, and he had struck out and hit into a fielder's choice in his first two at-bats against Pettitte, still confounded by breaking balls.
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 Padres vs. Pinstripes: an unlikely World Series matchup
The other won a pennant 14 years ago and disappeared from that World Series so quickly that people hardly noticed it was there in the first place.
The Yankees have won 23 World Series championships which is 23 more than the Padres.
San Diego wasn't in the World Series that year -- or any other until 1984.
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 The Sporting News: Baseball History of the World Series
Brecheen had been the pitching standout of this Series, tossing a four-hit shutout in Game 2 and yielding only one run in a complete game triumph in Game 6.
After the Red Sox had opened the Series with a 3-2, l0-inning victory that was decided on a York homer, Brecheen came back the next day and hurled St. Louis to a 3-0 triumph.
While Games 1 through 6 of the 1946 World Series received favorable reviews, it is Game 7 that lives on as one of baseball's all-time show-stoppers.
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 vhs video: yankees (diamondbacks hillbilly champions)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
As soon as you mention the 1956 World Series everybody immediately thinks of Don Larsen of the New York Yankees pitching the only perfect game in Series history to beat the Brooklyn Dodgers 2-0 in Game 5.
But there was more drama to come in that first World Series played after my birth.
The Atlanta Braves were going for back-to-back World Championships in the 1996 World Series and when they returned to Atlana up 2-0 on the New York Yankees, their victory seemed inevitable.
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 1981 World Series - LAD vs. NYY - Baseball-Reference.com
1981 World Series - LAD vs. NYY - Baseball-Reference.com
1981 World Series (4-2): Los Angeles Dodgers (63-47) over New York Yankees (59-48)
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 HOB - 1981 Season Recap - OOTP Developments Forums
In all, the Athletics franchise has 5 World Series Trophies, with the first 3 coming while the club was based in Philadelphia.
Game 7 of the 1942 series was one of the most exciting World Series games of its era.
John Stone of Detroit first did it in the 1928 World Series with the Mets Bob Christian equalling the feat in 1976.
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 1981 World Series - Los Angeles Dodgers vs New York Yankees : Video   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Dodgers were the better team in 1977 and 1978 against the Yankees and revenge time came in 1981 when the Dodgers came back from an 0-2 deficit to kick New York off it´s self-serving pedestal.
Since Frazier could not really be the MVP for the Dodgers the award was split between the trio of Guerrero, Cey, and Yeager.
Tommy Lasorda won his first World Championship and the Dodgers had their third victory against the Yankees in 11 tries.
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