The first World Series game ever played in Florida belongs to the Marlins. Moises Alou and Charles Johnson hit back-to-back HRs against Cleveland’s Orel Hershiser to make a 7 – 4 winner of Livan Hernandez.
In the American League expansion draft, pitcher Roger Nelson is selected first by the Kansas City Royals and first baseman Don Mincher is the first choice of the Seattle Pilots. The National League held its draft yesterday.
Dizzy Dean wins the opening game of the World Series, 8 – 3. Detroit Tigers manager Mickey Cochrane holds back his ace pitcher, Schoolboy Rowe, and the Cardinals’ Joe Medwick goes 4 for 4, including a home run.