The first World Series game ever played in the state of Florida belongs to the Marlins. Moises Alou and Charles Johnson smack back-to-back home runs against Orel Hershiser of the Cleveland make a 7-4 winner of Livan Hernandez in Game One.
New York’s Jerry Koosman and Ron Taylor combine on a two-hitter in Game Two against the Orioles. Al Weis’s ninth-inning single off losing pitcher Dave McNally gives the Mets a 2-1 win to even the World Series.
The Detroit Tigers score five runs in the first inning of Game Seven and rout the Chicago Cubs 9-3 behind future Hall of Fame pitcher Hal Newhouser, who strikes out 10 on the way to winning the World Series for the Bengals.
Oakland beats the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 in Game Five to advance to the World Series for the second straight year. Rickey Henderson, who hit .441 with eight stolen bases and three home runs for the Athletics, is named ALCS MVP.
The Indians complete their surprising victory over the Yankees with a tense 4-3 win at Jacobs Field in Game Five of the Division Series. Jose Mesa saves rookie Jaret Wright’s second win of the series when he retires Bernie Williams with the tying run on second in the ninth inning.
Cardinals left fielder Lou Brock has four hits, steals two bases and scores twice, as St. Louis 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.
The Seattle Pilots play what will be their last game in Seattle in a 3-1 loss to the Oakland Athletics. A crowd of 5,473 shows up. The team will move to Milwaukee the next season and become the Brewers.