Brooks Robinson ties a World Series record by reaching base five straight times on three hits and two walks as Baltimore rolls over the Pittsburgh Pirates, 11-3. The defending World Champion Orioles hold a 2-0 Series advantage.
Grover Alexander, 39, saved Game 7 and the World Series for the St. Louis Cardinals, fanning Tony Lazzeri of the New York Yankees with the bases loaded in the seventh inning and pitching 2 1/3 hitless innings.
With Warren Spahn stricken by the flu, Lew Burdette, pitching with two days rest, hurls his third complete game and second shutout to beat New York 5-0 and to lead his Milwaukee Braves to a World Series championship.
Mickey Lolich wins for the Tigers, 5-3, with an unlikely assist from the Cardinals’ Lou Brock, who tries to score standing up on Julian Javier’s single and is gunned down by Willie Horton’s throw. Al Kaline’s bases-loaded single drives in the deciding runs.
This is when it all began. Chicago tavern owner “Billy Goat” Sianis buys a box seat for his goat for Game Four of the World Series and is escorted out of Wrigley Field. In retaliation Sianis casts a “goat curse” over the Cubs. The Tigers tie the series on Dizzy Trout’s 4-1 win.
Those who follow the national pastime currently are familiar with minor league teams that bear classifications of Rookie, A, AA, and AAA leagues. But these have not always been the standard. In fact, before 1946, the minors’ highest level was labeled Double-A. After the soldiers began coming home following WWII and the baseball rosters began expanding again, there needed to be some changes made.…
Mike Mussina beats the Seattle Mariners and Randy Johnson for the second time and gives the Baltimore Orioles their second straight trip to the American League Championship Series. Mussina pitches a two-hitter for seven innings to win the game, and the series, by a 3-1 margin.
Cardinals left fielder Lou Brock has four hits, steals two bases and scores twice, as the St. Louis club edges Boston 2-1 to open the World Series at Fenway Park. Bob Gibson has 10 strikeouts and out duels Jose Santiago, whose home run is the Red Sox only score.
Sal “The Barber” Maglie and the Brooklyn Dodgers defeat the New York Yankees 6-3 in the opening game of the World Series. Brooklyn would win games 1 and 2, but Yankees pitchers threw five consecutive complete games (games 3–7) to cap off a comeback. The highlight was Don Larsen’s perfect game in Game 5. The Dodgers scored 19 runs in…