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  Urban Legends Reference Pages: World Series
Many believe that the name World Series is American hype or arrogance, but the truth is that the Series was named after the New York World newspaper who sponsored the title games in the early part of the century.
The "Temple Cup" championship series, as it became known, was held for the four years between 1894 and 1897, after which a lack of fan interest resulted in its termination and the return of the cup to its donor.
When the World Series between the National and American leagues began in 1903, the owners borrowed the name from the world championship series held in the 1880s between the National League and the American Association.
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 1984 World Series - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 1984 World Series began on October 9, 1984 and ended October 14.
Ueberroth had been elected as Kuhn's successor prior to the 1984 season, but did not take over until the postseason as he was serving as the chairman of the 1984 Summer Olympics, which ran from July 28 through August 12.
The 1984 World Series was a rematch between managers Sparky Anderson (Detroit) and Dick Williams (San Diego).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1984_World_Series   (1507 words)

 World Series   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
In baseball, the World Series is the championship series of Major League Baseball in North America, 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.
The 2004 World Series was played from October 23 until October 27, between the National League champion St. Louis Cardinals and the American League champion the Boston Red Sox.
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 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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 1984 World Series by Baseball Almanac
The Detroit Tigers were World Series bound right from the start of the regular season, winning thirty-five of their first forty games and finishing with one-hundred four wins (a fifteen game lead ahead of their nearest competition).
The World Series Most Valuable Player Awards were given to two (2) different players — Alan Trammell won the the Sport Magazine variation and Jack Morris won the Babe Ruth variation.
When he won this World Championship with the Detroit Tigers he became the first manager to win a World Series title from each league.
www.baseball-almanac.com /ws/yr1984ws.shtml   (772 words)

 Answers to World Series Knoweldge Test
The three World Series MVPs to be honored for two different Fall Classics are Sandy Koufax (1963, '65), Bob Gibson (1964, '67) and Mr.
The mark for highest lifetime World Series batting average is held by the St. Louis Cardinals' Lou Brock, who batted a lofty.391 in three World Series (1964, '67, '68).
Martin led the 1969 Twins to the AL West title, the 1972 Tigers to the AL East title, the 1976 Yankees to the AL pennant, the 1977 Yanks to a World Series victory and the 1981 A's to the AL West title.
www.ballparkguys.com /trivia/BG_Series_Test_Answers.htm   (561 words)

 The Best World Series Since 1984
Since 1984, the Cards have been to the Series three times [1985, 1987, 2004] while this is the first time we've seen the Tigers since then.
The Yankees were just sooooo great this season that their series with the Padres was like seeing a guy smoke his little brother in a game of one-on-one.
One, the Marlins won the World Series in just their 5th year of existence...and became the first Wildcard team to win the championship.
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 Tigers could sweep into World Series - Boston.com
After dropping the AL division series opener to the heavily favored Yankees, the Tigers won three straight to reach the ALCS for the first time since 1987.
Oakland was swept by Cincinnati in the 1990 World Series, and the 1914 Philadelphia A's lost four in a row to Boston.
He is not ready to concede the series to Detroit.
www.boston.com /sports/other_sports/running/articles/2006/10/14/tigers_could_sweep_into_world_series   (997 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)

 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.
Meet Len and Pam Kantola of Petersburg, Mich. In 1984, Pam had her wisdom teeth removed and Len left her to go to Game 4 of the World Series and watch Kirk Gibson homer.
worldseries.mlblogs.com   (4075 words)

 1984 World Series of Poker - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 1984 World Series of Poker (WSOP) was held at Binion's Horseshoe.
World Poker Tour (1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5) --- European Poker Tour (1 - 2) --- Late Night Poker (1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6)
World Heads-Up --- National Heads-Up --- Ultimate Poker Challenge (1 - 2 - 3) --- VC Cup --- Grand Prix
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1984_World_Series_of_Poker   (215 words)

 The Sporting News: Baseball History of the World Series
The Padres might win a game or two of the World Series with a different bounce of the ball here or there, but there is never any question that the Yankees are deeper, more balanced, more inventive and, simply, better than San Diego.
Even during the World Series sweep and an 11-2 breeze through the postseason, rumors bubbled up, and weren't squelched, that Boston first baseman Mo Vaughn may be headed to New York via free agency this offseason.
In the World Series clincher against San Diego, for instance, they beat a series of high choppers into the ground for infield hits and scored their three runs on a groundout, a single and a sacrifice fly.
tsn.sportingnews.com /archives/worldseries/1998.html   (3759 words)

 1984 World Series - DET vs. SDP - Baseball-Reference.com
1984 World Series - DET vs. SDP - Baseball-Reference.com
1984 World Series (4-1): Detroit Tigers (104-58) over San Diego Padres (92-70)
Note pitchers did not bat in the 1984 World Series.
www.baseball-reference.com /postseason/1984_WS.shtml   (1477 words)

 Major League Baseball : History : World Series History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The 1984 World Series will always be remembered as a mismatch, with the Tigers -- winners of 104 games during the regular season -- trouncing the upstart Padres in only five games.
In the very first inning of the Series, Detroit collected four base hits, but scored just once.
In the very first inning of the Series, Detroit collected four base hits...
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 Hall Of Fame Info (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab-3.cs.princeton.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
In the 1984 American League Championship Series against the Kansas City Royals, Trammell hit.364 with one home run and three RBI.
Finally, in the World Series, he was 9-for-20 against the San Diego Padres, including pair of two-run home runs that accounted for all of Tigers' runs in a Game 4 Detroit victory.
Detroit won the series 4-1 and Trammell was named World Series Most Valuable Player.
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 The Sporting News: Baseball History of the World Series
Johnson and Series veteran Art Nehf were pitching opponents in Game 1 of the Series, and both went the distance in what turned out to be a 12-inning cliffhanger witnessed by, among others, President Calvin Coolidge.
But the "sure" second out never materialized as Hank Gowdy, World Series hero for the Boston Braves a decade earlier, stumbled over his mask and dropped the ball.
Fittingly, Johnson, after tough sledding in his two Series starts and some anxious moments in a four-inning relief sting in this climactic game, was the winning pitcher in this 4-3 game that netted Washington its first World Series title.
www.sportingnews.com /archives/worldseries/1924.html   (900 words)

 Detroit Free Press | Comments
I was leaving for a 5 day business trip and was disappointed that I would be missing the opening game of the World Series at home and the comraderie with my friends, family and fellow Tigers fans.
Winning the series would be great for Metro Deroit again since this past year has been so bad with the layoffs and plant closings.
i look back at 68, the series ended around 4 in the afternoon, people downtown were hugging and kissing each other in 84 the series ended at 7;41 at night, there was destruction.
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 Tigers sweep A's to reach first Series in 22 years
Ordoñez clinched the Tigers' first American League pennant since their 1984 World Series championship team by hitting a dramatic three-run homer in the ninth inning Saturday to send Detroit to a 6-3 win over the Oakland A's and a decisive four-game sweep of the American League Championship Series.
Ordoñez belted a 1-0 fastball from A's closer Huston Street, the former College World Series Most Valuable Player from the University of Texas, and sent it 385 feet over the left-field fence.
The blast was the eighth walk-off homer in a postseason series and first since the Astros' Chris Burke beat the Atlanta Braves with an 18th-inning homer in last year's NLDS at Minute Maid Park.
www.chron.com /disp/story.mpl/sports/bb/4260053.html   (879 words)

 1984 World Series Baseball. Rawlings World Series Baseballs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
This official and authentic baseball is identical to the ball used in the 1984 World Series, October 9 - October 14.
Babe Ruth MVP and The Sports Magazine MVP: Jack Morris, Allen Trammell.The ball features The World Series logo in red, traditional red stitch, and the printed signature of Peter Ueberroth, Commissioner of MLB.
This is the 8th of the special edition World Series Game Baseballs created by Rawlings.
www.americansportscollectibles.com /1984worldseriesbaseball.html   (69 words)

 The Sporting News: Baseball History of the World Series
The 1984 Detroit Tigers were simply too good.
They won 35 of their first 40 regular-season games, sprinted to the AL East championship with 104 victories and a 15-game bulge over their nearest competitor, swept the Royals in the AL Championship Series, then made short work of the Padres in the World Series.
In the last four games of a five-game dismissal from the fall classic, the Padres saw two of their starters fail to get through the first inning, one unable to last through the second and the other not effective enough to survive the third.
www.sportingnews.com /archives/worldseries/1984.html   (689 words)

 TigerBlog » 1984 Diary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
This was a trend throughout the series, and the four runs the Tigers scored actually stood.
This one was just as good, and it send the Tigers to the World Series for the first time in 16 years.
Get your World Series Tickets, MLB Playoffs Tickets and sports tickets from the leading ticket broker in the country.
www.tigerblog.net /categories/1984-diary   (3490 words)

 The Sporting News: Baseball History of the World Series
Entering the last of the ninth inning of the Series opener, Ruffing and the Yankees led, 7-0.
That brought up the 24-year-old Kurowski, 3-for-14 at that point in the Series after batting.254 with nine homers during the regular season in his first extended big-league duty.
The World Series setback was the first since 1926 for the Yankees, who had won in all eight of their appearances in the fall classic in the interim.
www.sportingnews.com /archives/worldseries/1942.html   (779 words)

 ESPN.com - Page2 - Readers' List: Greatest World Series moments
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.
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 The 1984 World Series quiz -- free game
George Anderson was the manager of the Tigers in 1984?
This unlikely star for the Padres, hit two home runs and batted.412 in the Series.
When the Tigers won the World Series, it was the first time that a manager had won a World Series ______________ ?
www.funtrivia.com /playquiz.cfm?qid=149930   (226 words)

 World Series of Poker: A Retrospective: 1984 Summary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
One hundred and thirty two poker players from around the world came to Bionon's Horseshoe Casino to participate in the World Series Poker Championship.
This tournament saw eight of the ten WSOP Champions playing for a $1,320,000 pot and another shot at the title of World Poker Champion.
For more information on this year's World Series of Poker, please call: 1-877-FOR-WSOP.
gaming.unlv.edu /WSOP/annual/1984.html   (256 words)

 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.
tsn.sportingnews.com /archives/worldseries   (231 words)

 1984 World Series Game 4 Box Score
The box score below is an accurate record of events for the baseball contest played on October 13, 1984 at Tiger Stadium.
The Detroit Tigers defeated the San Diego Padres and the box score is "ready to surrender its truth to the knowing eye."
The player names and pitcher names in the box score above can be clicked and their comprehensive single season & career statistics will be shown.
www.baseball-almanac.com /box-scores/boxscore.php?boxid=198410130DET   (339 words)

It is a matchup of managers who have each won a World Series ring with a different team [Jim Leyland with the 2003 Marlins and Tony LaRussa with the 1989 Athletics].
Whomever wins this series joins Sparky Anderson as the ONLY managers in history to win a World Series in both leagues.
It is also the 2nd straight season that NL and AL Central teams met in the Series.
journals.aol.com /sportzassassin/SPORTZASSASSINSSPORTSJOURNAL/.../1839   (3188 words)

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