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2000s For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ...

2009 • 2008 • 2007 • 2006 • 2005
2004 • 2003 • 2002 • 2001 • 2000 The 2007 World Series, the 103rd edition of Major League Baseballs championship series, is scheduled to begin play on Tuesday, October 23, 2007 and will take place between the winners of the 2007 American League Championship Series and the winners of the 2007 National League Championship Series in Major... Dates October 21, 2006–October 27, 2006 MVP David Eckstein (St. ... The 2005 World Series, the 101st playing of Major League Baseballs championship series, saw the American League champion Chicago White Sox sweep the National League champion Houston Astros 4 games to 0 in the best-of-seven-games series, winning their third championship and first since 1917. ... The 2004 World Series represented the 100th time two modern Major League Baseball teams met to decide the championship. ... The 2003 World Series marked the 100th anniversary of the first modern World Series. ... The 2002 World Series was among the classic matchups in the history of the Series. ... The 2001 World Series (the November Series) took place between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the New York Yankees and is considered one of the most exciting World Series in recent memory. ... The 2000 World Series (a Subway Series) featured a crosstown matchup between the two-time defending champion New York Yankees and the New York Mets, with the Yankees winning 4 games to 1 for their third straight championship and 26th overall. ...

1990s

1999 • 1998 • 1997 • 1996 • 1995
(1994) • 1993 • 1992 • 1991 • 1990 The 1999 World Series matched the defending champion New York Yankees against the Atlanta Braves, with the Yankees sweeping the Series in four games for their second title in a row and 25th overall. ... The 1998 World Series matched the New York Yankees against the San Fransisco Giants, marking the first time the Yankees had ever faced an expansion team in the Series. ... The 1997 World Series was widely regarded as one of the most exciting Series in recent memory. ... The 1996 World Series matched the defending champion Atlanta Braves against the New York Yankees, with the Yankees winning in six games to capture their first championship since 1978, and their 23rd overall. ... The 1995 World Series matched the Atlanta Braves against the Cleveland Indians, with the Braves winning in six games to capture its third World Championship in franchise history (along with 1914 in Boston and 1957 in Milwaukee), and their first championship since moving to Atlanta in 1966. ... The 1994 World Series was cancelled on September 14 of that year due to an ongoing strike by the Major League Baseball Players Association, which had begun on August 12. ... The 1993 World Series was the second Series in a row played outside the United States of America. ... The 1992 World Series was the first Series ever played outside of the United States of America. ... The 1991 World Series was played from October 19 to October 27 between the Minnesota Twins (95-67) of the American League and the Atlanta Braves (94-68) of the National League. ... The 1990 World Series matched the defending champion Oakland Athletics against the Cincinnati Reds, with the Reds sweeping the Series in four games. ...

1980s

1989 • 1988 • 1987 • 1986 • 1985
1984 • 1983 • 1982 • 1981 • 1980 The 1989 World Series was played between the Oakland Athletics and the San Francisco Giants, and is best remembered for the earthquake which caused a 10-day interruption in play. ... The 1988 World Series matched the Oakland Athletics against the Los Angeles Dodgers, with the Dodgers upsetting the heavily favored As to win the Series in five games. ... 1987 World Series Logo The 1987 World Series was played from October 17 to October 25, 1987 between the Minnesota Twins and the St. ... The 1986 World Series, the 83rd playing of the modern championship series in Major League Baseball, was a memorable battle between the New York Mets and the Boston Red Sox which helped to spread the legend of the Curse of the Bambino to mass public awareness. ... The 1985 World Series, popularly known as the Show-Me Series and the I-70 Series, pitted the National League champion St. ... The 1984 World Series began on October 9, 1984 and ended October 14. ... The 1983 World Series matched the American League champion Baltimore Orioles against the National League champion Philadelphia Phillies, with the Orioles winning four games to one. ... The 1982 World Series matched the St. ... 1981 World Series Logo The 1981 World Series matched the New York Yankees against the Los Angeles Dodgers, marking their third meeting in the Series in five years. ... 1980 World Series Logo The 1980 World Series matched the Philadelphia Phillies against the Kansas City Royals, with the Phillies winning in six games to capture the first World Series title in franchise history. ...

1970s

1979 • 1978 • 1977 • 1976 • 1975
1974 • 1973 • 1972 • 1971 • 1970 1979 World Series Logo The 1979 World Series matched the National Leagues Pittsburgh Pirates (98-64) against the American Leagues Baltimore Orioles (102-57), with the Pirates coming back from a 3 games to 1 deficit to win the Series in seven games. ... 1978 World Series Logo The 1978 World Series matched the defending champion New York Yankees against the Los Angeles Dodgers in a rematch of the 1977 Series, with the Yankees winning in six games to repeat as champions. ... 1977 World Series Logo The 1977 World Series matched the New York Yankees against the Los Angeles Dodgers, with the Yankees winning in six games to capture their first title since 1962, and their 21st overall. ... The 1976 World Series matched the defending champion Cincinnati Reds of the National League against the New York Yankees of the American League, with the Reds sweeping the Series to repeat. ... The 1975 World Series was between the Boston Red Sox and Cincinnati Reds. ... 1974 World Series Logo The 1974 World Series matched the two-time defending champion Oakland Athletics against the Los Angeles Dodgers. ... The 1973 World Series matched the defending champion Oakland Athletics against the New York Mets, with the As winning in seven games to repeat as World Champions. ... The 1972 World Series matched the Oakland Athletics against the Cincinnati Reds, with the Athletics winning the Series in seven games. ... The 1971 World Series matched the defending champion Baltimore Orioles against the Pittsburgh Pirates, with the Pirates winning in seven games. ... The 1970 World Series was between the Cincinnati Reds and the Baltimore Orioles, with the Orioles winning in five games. ...

1960s

1969 • 1968 • 1967 • 1966 • 1965
1964 • 1963 • 1962 • 1961 • 1960 The 1969 World Series was played between the New York Mets and the Baltimore Orioles, with the Mets prevailing in 5 games to accomplish one of the greatest upsets in Series history. ... The 1967 World Series matched the St. ... The 1966 World Series matched the Baltimore Orioles against the defending champion Los Angeles Dodgers, with the Orioles sweeping the Series in 4 games to capture the first championship in franchise history. ... The 1965 World Series featured the National League champion Los Angeles Dodgers against the American League champion Minnesota Twins, who had won their first pennant since 1933 when the team was known as the Washington Senators. ... The 1964 World Series, the 56th playing for the championship of Major League Baseball, pitted the National League champion St. ... The 1963 World Series matched the two-time defending champion New York Yankees against the Los Angeles Dodgers, with the Dodgers sweeping the Series in four games to capture their second title in five years. ... The 1962 World Series matched the defending champion New York Yankees against the San Francisco Giants, who had won their first NL pennant since moving from New York in 1958, defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers in a three-game playoff. ... The 1961 World Series of baseball matched the New York Yankees (109-53) against the Cincinnati Reds (93-61), with the Yankees winning in 5 games to earn their 19th championship in the last 39 seasons. ... Bill Mazeroskis famous game-winning home run at Forbes Field to win the 1960 World Series The 1960 World Series was played between the Pittsburgh Pirates (NL) and New York Yankees (AL). ...

1950s

1959 • 1958 • 1957 • 1956 • 1955
1954 • 1953 • 1952 • 1951 • 1950 The 1959 World Series featured the Los Angeles Dodgers, who had won their first pennant since moving from Brooklyn in 1958 by defeating the Milwaukee Braves 2-0 in a three-game pennant playoff, and the Chicago White Sox, who had earned their first pennant in the 40 years since... In a rematch of the 1957 Series, the 1958 World Series matched the defending champion Milwaukee Braves against the New York Yankees. ... The 1957 World Series featured the defending champion New York Yankees against the Milwaukee Braves, who had won their first pennant since moving from Boston in 1953. ... The 1956 World Series of Major League Baseball was played between the New York Yankees (representing the American League) and the defending champion Brooklyn Dodgers (representing the National League) during the month of October 1956. ... The 1955 World Series matched the Brooklyn Dodgers against the New York Yankees, with the Dodgers winning the Series in 7 games to capture the first championship in franchise history. ... The 1954 World Series matched the National League champion New York Giants against the American League champion Cleveland Indians. ... The 1953 World Series matched the four-time defending champion New York Yankees against the Brooklyn Dodgers in a rematch of the 1952 Series. ... The 1952 World Series featured the three-time defending champion New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers, with the Yankees winning in 7 games for their fourth straight title – tying the mark they set between 1936 and 1939 – and the 15th in their history, and their third defeat... The 1951 World Series matched the two-time defending champion New York Yankees against the New York Giants, who had won the National League pennant in a thrilling three-game playoff with the Brooklyn Dodgers on a legendary home run by Bobby Thomson (the Shot Heard Round the World). ... The 1950 World Series matched the defending champion New York Yankees against the Philadelphia Phillies. ...

1940s

1949 • 1948 • 1947 • 1946 • 1945
1944 • 1943 • 1942 • 1941 • 1940 The 1949 World Series featured the New York Yankees. ... The 1948 World Series matched the Cleveland Indians, who had won the American League pennant in a one-game playoff against the Boston Red Sox, and the Boston Braves, who had won the National League pennant for the first time since the Miracle Braves team of 1914. ... The 1947 World Series matched the New York Yankees against the Brooklyn Dodgers, with the Yankees winning the Series in 7 games for their first title since 1943, and the 11th championship in team history. ... The 1946 World Series of Major League Baseball was played in October, 1946 between the St. ... The 1945 World Series matched the American League Detroit Tigers against the National League Chicago Cubs. ... The 1944 World Series featured a crosstown matchup between the St. ... The 1943 World Series matched the defending champion St. ... The 1942 World Series featured the defending champion New York Yankees against the St. ... The 1941 World Series matched the New York Yankees against the Brooklyn Dodgers, with the Yankees winning in five games to capture their fifth title in six years, and their ninth overall. ... The 1940 World Series matched the Cincinnati Reds against the Detroit Tigers, with the Reds winning the Series in 7 games for their second championship, their first since the scandal-tainted victory in the 1919 World Series. ...

1930s

1939 • 1938 • 1937 • 1936 • 1935
1934 • 1933 • 1932 • 1931 • 1930 The 1939 World Series featured the three-time defending champion New York Yankees against the Cincinnati Reds, who were making their first Series appearance since the scandal-tainted 1919 World Series. ... The 1938 World Series matched the two-time defending champion New York Yankees against the Chicago Cubs, with the Yankees sweeping the Series in 4 games for their record third straight championship and the 7th in their history. ... The 1937 World Series featured the defending champion New York Yankees and the New York Giants in a rematch of the 1936 Series. ... The 1936 World Series matched the New York Yankees against the New York Giants, with the Yankees winning in 6 games to earn their fifth championship. ... The 1935 World Series featured the Detroit Tigers and the Chicago Cubs, with the Tigers winning in 6 games for their first championship in five Series appearances. ... The 1934 World Series matched the St. ... The 1933 World Series featured the New York Giants and the Washington Senators, with the Giants winning in 5 games for their first championship since 1922, and their fourth overall. ... The 1932 World Series was the twenty-ninth edition of baseballs annual World Series championship final. ... The St. ... The Philadelphia Athletics beat the St. ...

1920s

1929 • 1928 • 1927 • 1926 • 1925
1924 • 1923 • 1922 • 1921 • 1920 The Philadelphia Athletics beat the Chicago Cubs in 5 games. ... The New York Yankees beat the St. ... The New York Yankees beat the Pittsburgh Pirates in 4 games. ... In the 1926 World Series, the St. ... The Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Washington Senators in 7 games. ... The Washington Senators beat the New York Giants in 7 games. ... The New York Yankees beat the New York Giants in 6 games. ... The New York Giants beat the New York Yankees in 5 games. ... The New York Giants beat the New York Yankees in 8 games. ... The Cleveland Indians beat the Brooklyn Robins in 7 games. ...

1910s

1919 • 1918 • 1917 • 1916 • 1915
1914 • 1913 • 1912 • 1911 • 1910 The 1919 World Series was played between the Chicago White Sox of the American League and the Cincinnati Reds of the National League. ... The 1918 World Series featured the Boston Red Sox, who defeated the Chicago Cubs four games to two. ... The Chicago White Sox beat the New York Giants in 6 games. ... In the 1916 World Series, the Boston Red Sox beat the Brooklyn Robins in 5 games. ... In the 1915 World Series, the Boston Red Sox beat the Philadelphia Phillies in 5 games. ... In the 1914 World Series, the Boston Braves beat the Philadelphia Athletics in 4 games. ... In the 1913 World Series, the Philadelphia Athletics beat the New York Giants in 5 games. ... In the 1912 World Series, the Boston Red Sox beat the New York Giants in 8 games. ... In the 1911 World Series, the Philadelphia Athletics beat the New York Giants in 6 games. ... The 1910 World Series featured the Philadelphia Athletics and the Chicago Cubs, with the Athletics winning in 5 games to earn their first championship. ...

1900s

1909 • 1908 • 1907 • 1906
1905 • (1904) • 1903 The 1909 World Series featured the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Detroit Tigers. ... The 1908 World Series matched the defending champion Chicago Cubs against the Detroit Tigers in a rematch of the 1907 Series. ... The 1907 World Series featured the Chicago Cubs and the Detroit Tigers, with the Cubs winning the Series in 5 games (4 wins and 1 tie) for their first championship. ... The 1906 World Series featured a crosstown matchup between the Chicago Cubs, who had posted the highest regular-season win total (116) in major league history, and the Chicago White Sox. ... The 1905 World Series matched the New York Giants against the Philadelphia Athletics, with the Giants winning 4 games to 1. ... The 1904 World Series is a championship series that didnt happen in American Major League Baseball. ... 1903 World Series Poster (a latter-day mockup) The 1903 World Series, the first modern World Series to be played in Major League Baseball, matched the Boston Americans against the Pittsburgh Pirates, with Boston prevailing five games to three. ...

The 1968 World Series featured the defending champion St. Louis Cardinals against the Detroit Tigers, with the Tigers winning in 7 games for their first championship since 1945, and the third in their history. The Tigers came back from a 3-1 deficit to win three in a row, largely on the arm of MVP Mickey Lolich, who amazingly won three complete games in a single World Series, a feat that has not been duplicated since. In his third appearance in the series Lolich had to pitch after only two days' rest in the deciding seventh game because 31-game winner Denny McLain had proven simply ineffective in the postseason. In Game 5, the Tigers' hopes for the title would have been very much in jeopardy had Bill Freehan not tagged out Lou Brock in a home plate collision. The following are the baseball events of the year 1968 throughout the world. ... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ... Major league affiliations National League (1892–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1,2,6,9,14,17,20,42,45,85 Name St. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1998–present) Current uniform Name Detroit Tigers (1901–present) Ballpark Comerica Park (2000–present) Tiger Stadium(1961-1999) a. ... The 1945 World Series matched the American League Detroit Tigers against the National League Chicago Cubs. ... Michael Stephen Lolich (born September 12, 1940) was a baseball player. ... Denny McLain, after having won his 30th game of the 1968 season, holds a baseball commemorating the accomplishment at Tiger Stadium; he would win 31 games that season. ... William Ashley Freehan (born November 29, 1941 in Detroit, Michigan) is a former Major League Baseball catcher who played his 15_year career with the Detroit Tigers (1961, 1963-76). ... Louis Clark Lou Brock (born June 18, 1939, El Dorado, Arkansas) is an American former player in Major League Baseball. ...


The narrow win for the Tigers was due, in small part, to a bold gamble by Manager Mayo Smith. Smith benched no-hit defensive whiz shortstop Ray Oyler in favor of converted center fielder Mickey Stanley. As the Tigers took the lead, Oyler was returned to the lineup as a defensive replacement, Stanley moved back into the outfield and good-hitting (but poor-fielding) outfielder Willie Horton went to the bench. Oyler finished each of the four games won by the Tigers, three of them with Lolich on the pitcher's mound. Edward Mayo Smith (January 17, 1915 - November 24, 1977) was an American player, manager, and scout in Major League Baseball. ... The position of the shortstop A shortstop moves to his left, toward the center of the field, to play a ground ball Shortstop, abbreviated SS, is the baseball fielding position between second and third base. ... Raymond Francis Oyler (August 4, 1938 - January 26, 1981) was a former baseball player who played for the Detroit Tigers for the majority of his career. ... The position of the center fielder A center fielder, abbreviated CF, is the outfielder in baseball who plays defense in center field - the baseball fielding position between left field and right field (e. ... Mitchell Jack Mickey Stanley (born July 20, 1942 in Grand Rapids, Michigan) was a baseball player for the Detroit Tigers from 1964-1978. ... Willie Watterson Horton (born October 18, 1942 in Arno, Virginia) is a former left fielder and designated hitter in Major League Baseball who played for the Detroit Tigers for the majority of his career. ... Michael Stephen Lolich (born September 12, 1940) was a baseball player. ...


The Series also featured dominant performances from Cardinals pitcher Bob Gibson, MVP of the 1964 World Series and 1967 World Series. Gibson pitched complete games in Games 1, 4, and 7. He was the winning pitcher in Games 1 and 4. In Game 1, he threw a shutout, striking out 17 batters. In Game 4, a solo home run by Jim Northrup was the only offense the Tigers were able to muster, as Gibson struck out 10 batters. In Game 7, Gibson was defeated by series MVP Mickey Lolich, allowing three runs on four straight hits in the decisive 7th inning. Pack Robert Bob Gibson (born November 9, 1935 in Omaha, Nebraska) is a former right-handed baseball pitcher for the St. ... The 1964 World Series, the 56th playing for the championship of Major League Baseball, pitted the National League champion St. ... The 1967 World Series matched the St. ... Jim Northrup (November 24, 1939), born James Thomas Northrup in Breckenridge, Michigan, is a former Major League Baseball center fielder/right fielder and left-handed batter who played for the Detroit Tigers (1964-1974), Montreal Expos (1974) and Baltimore Orioles (1974-75). ...


Records: Detroit Tigers (W: 103, L: 59, Pct: .636, GA: 12) - St Louis Cardinals (W: 97, L: 65, Pct: .599, GA: 9) Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1998–present) Current uniform Name Detroit Tigers (1901–present) Ballpark Comerica Park (2000–present) Tiger Stadium(1961-1999) a. ... The St. ...


Managers: Mayo Smith (Detroit), Red Schoendienst (St. Louis) Edward Mayo Smith (January 17, 1915 - November 24, 1977) was an American player, manager, and scout in Major League Baseball. ... Albert Fred Red Schoendienst (born February 2, 1923) is an American former player and manager in Major League Baseball. ...


Umpires: Tom Gorman (NL), Jim Honochick (AL), Stan Landes (NL), Bill Kinnamon (AL), Doug Harvey (NL), Bill Haller (AL) Thomas David Gorman (March 16, 1919 - August 11, 1986) was an American pitcher and umpire in Major League Baseball who pitched five innings in four games for the New York Giants in 1939, and went on to serve as a National League umpire from 1951 to 1976 and then as... Harold Douglas Harvey (born March 13, 1930 in South Gate, California) is a former umpire in Major League Baseball who worked in the National League from 1962 to 1992. ...


MVP: Mickey Lolich (Detroit) Michael Stephen Lolich (born September 12, 1940) was a baseball player. ...


Television: NBC (Curt Gowdy, George Kell and Harry Caray announcing) It has been suggested that NBC Radio City Studios, NBC Studios be merged into this article or section. ... Curt Gowdy (born July 31, 1919, in Green River, Wyoming) is a former American sportscaster. ... George Clyde Kell (born August 23, 1922 in Swifton, Arkansas) is a former Major League Baseball third baseman and right-handed batter who played for the Philadelphia Athletics (1943-1946), Detroit Tigers (1947-52), Boston Red Sox (1952-54), Chicago White Sox (1954-56) and Baltimore Orioles (1956-57) in... Harry Caray memorialized in a statue near Wrigley Field in Chicago. ...

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Summary

AL Detroit Tigers (4) vs. NL St Louis Cardinals (3) Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1998–present) Current uniform Name Detroit Tigers (1901–present) Ballpark Comerica Park (2000–present) Tiger Stadium(1961-1999) a. ... The St. ...

Game Score Date Location Attendance Time of Game
1 Tigers – 0, Cardinals – 4 October 2 Busch Memorial Stadium 54,692 2:29
2 Cardinals – 1, Tigers – 8 October 3 Busch Memorial Stadium 54,692 2:41
3 Tigers – 3, Cardinals – 7 October 5 Tiger Stadium 53,634 3:17
4 Tigers – 1, Cardinals – 10 October 6 Tiger Stadium 53,634 2:34
5 Tigers – 5, Cardinals – 3 October 7 Tiger Stadium 53,634 2:43
6 Cardinals – 1, Tigers – 13 October 9 Busch Memorial Stadium 54,692 2:26
7 Cardinals – 1, Tigers – 4 October 10 Busch Memorial Stadium 54,692 2:07

Busch Stadium in St. ... Busch Stadium in St. ... Tiger Stadium is a stadium located in the Corktown neighborhood of Detroit, Michigan. ... Tiger Stadium is a stadium located in the Corktown neighborhood of Detroit, Michigan. ... Tiger Stadium is a stadium located in the Corktown neighborhood of Detroit, Michigan. ... Busch Stadium in St. ... Busch Stadium in St. ...

Matchups

Game 1

October 2, 1968 at Busch Memorial Stadium Busch Stadium in St. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Detroit 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 3
St. Louis 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 4 6 0
W: Bob Gibson (1-0) L: Denny McLain (0-1)
HR: STLLou Brock (1)

Pack Robert Bob Gibson (born November 9, 1935 in Omaha, Nebraska) is a former right-handed baseball pitcher for the St. ... Denny McLain, after having won his 30th game of the 1968 season, holds a baseball commemorating the accomplishment at Tiger Stadium; he would win 31 games that season. ... Louis Clark Lou Brock (born June 18, 1939, El Dorado, Arkansas) is an American former player in Major League Baseball. ...

Game 2

October 3, 1968 at Busch Memorial Stadium Busch Stadium in St. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Detroit 0 1 1 0 0 3 1 0 2 8 13 1
St. Louis 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 6 1
W: Mickey Lolich (1-0) L: Nelson Briles (0-1)
HR: DETWillie Horton (1), Mickey Lolich (1), Norm Cash (1)

Michael Stephen Lolich (born September 12, 1940) was a baseball player. ... Nelson Kelley Briles (August 5, 1943 - February 13, 2005) was a pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the St. ... Willie Hortons mugshot on the Weekend Passes ad William R. Horton Jr. ... Michael Stephen Lolich (born September 12, 1940) was a baseball player. ... Norman Dalton Cash (November 10, 1934 - October 12, 1986) was a Major League Baseball first baseman and left-handed batter who played for the Chicago White Sox (1958-1959) and Detroit Tigers (1960-1974). ...

Game 3

October 5, 1968 at Tiger Stadium Tiger Stadium is a stadium located in the Corktown neighborhood of Detroit, Michigan. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis 0 0 0 0 4 0 3 0 0 7 13 0
Detroit 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 4 0
W: Ray Washburn (1-0) L: Earl Wilson (0-1)
HR: STLTim McCarver (1), Orlando Cepeda (1)    DETAl Kaline (1), Dick McAuliffe (1)

Ray Washburn (born Ray Clark Washburn on May 31, 1938 in Pasco, Washington) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. ... Robert Earl Wilson (name changed from Earl Lawrence Wilson) (October 2, 1934 - April 23, 2005) was a starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Boston Red Sox (1959-60, 1962-66), Detroit Tigers (1966-1970) and San Diego Padres (1970). ... James Timothy McCarver (born October 16, 1941 in Memphis, Tennessee) is an American former catcher in Major League Baseball and a current broadcaster for FOX Sports. ... Orlando Cepeda (born September 17, 1937) is a former Major League Baseball first baseman and right-handed batter who played with the San Francisco Giants (1958-66), St. ... Albert William Kaline (born December 19, 1934 in Baltimore, Maryland) was a Major League Baseball player from 1953 to 1974, spending his entire career with the Detroit Tigers, bypassing the minor league system and joining the team directly from high school. ... Dick McAuliffe is a major league baseball player. ...

Game 4

October 6, 1968 at Tiger Stadium Tiger Stadium is a stadium located in the Corktown neighborhood of Detroit, Michigan. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 4 0 10 13 0
Detroit 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 4
W: Bob Gibson (2-0) L: Denny McLain (0-2)
HR: STLLou Brock (2), Bob Gibson (1)    DETJim Northrup (1)

Pack Robert Bob Gibson (born November 9, 1935 in Omaha, Nebraska) is a former right-handed baseball pitcher for the St. ... Denny McLain, after having won his 30th game of the 1968 season, holds a baseball commemorating the accomplishment at Tiger Stadium; he would win 31 games that season. ... Louis Clark Lou Brock (born June 18, 1939, El Dorado, Arkansas) is an American former player in Major League Baseball. ... Pack Robert Bob Gibson (born November 9, 1935 in Omaha, Nebraska) is a former right-handed baseball pitcher for the St. ... Jim Northrup (November 24, 1939), born James Thomas Northrup in Breckenridge, Michigan, is a former Major League Baseball center fielder/right fielder and left-handed batter who played for the Detroit Tigers (1964-1974), Montreal Expos (1974) and Baltimore Orioles (1974-75). ...

Game 5

October 7, 1968 at Tiger Stadium Tiger Stadium is a stadium located in the Corktown neighborhood of Detroit, Michigan. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 9 0
Detroit 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 0 0 5 9 1
W: Mickey Lolich (2-0) L: Joe Hoerner (0-1)
HR: STLOrlando Cepeda (2)

Michael Stephen Lolich (born September 12, 1940) was a baseball player. ... Orlando Cepeda (born September 17, 1937) is a former Major League Baseball first baseman and right-handed batter who played with the San Francisco Giants (1958-66), St. ...

Game 6

October 9, 1968 at Busch Memorial Stadium Busch Stadium in St. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Detroit 0 2 10 0 1 0 0 0 0 13 12 1
St. Louis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 1
W: Denny McLain (1-2) L: Ray Washburn (1-1)
HR: DETJim Northrup (2), Al Kaline (2)

Denny McLain, after having won his 30th game of the 1968 season, holds a baseball commemorating the accomplishment at Tiger Stadium; he would win 31 games that season. ... Ray Washburn (born Ray Clark Washburn on May 31, 1938 in Pasco, Washington) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. ... Jim Northrup (November 24, 1939), born James Thomas Northrup in Breckenridge, Michigan, is a former Major League Baseball center fielder/right fielder and left-handed batter who played for the Detroit Tigers (1964-1974), Montreal Expos (1974) and Baltimore Orioles (1974-75). ... Albert William Kaline (born December 19, 1934 in Baltimore, Maryland) was a Major League Baseball player from 1953 to 1974, spending his entire career with the Detroit Tigers, bypassing the minor league system and joining the team directly from high school. ...

Game 7

October 10, 1968 at Busch Memorial Stadium Busch Stadium in St. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Detroit 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 4 8 1
St. Louis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 0
W: Mickey Lolich (3-0) L: Bob Gibson (2-1)
HR: STLMike Shannon (1)

Michael Stephen Lolich (born September 12, 1940) was a baseball player. ... Pack Robert Bob Gibson (born November 9, 1935 in Omaha, Nebraska) is a former right-handed baseball pitcher for the St. ... Mike Shannon (born July 15, 1939) is a former American Major League Baseball player and current radio sportscaster. ...

Quote of the series

*"Its a happy bunch of Tigers!"-Curt Gowdy describing the scene among the Tigers. Curt Gowdy (born July 31, 1919, in Green River, Wyoming) is a former American sportscaster. ...


*"If Flood hadn't slipped and fallen on that triple by Northrop they might still be playing."-Ernie Harwell describing the key mistake in Game 7 William Earnest Ernie Harwell (born January 25, 1918 in Washington, Georgia, USA) is a former Major League Baseball play-by-play announcer. ...


Trivia

  • Detroit's Mickey Lolich became the last pitcher to win three complete games in one World Series.
  • Bob Gibson's 17 strikeouts in Game 1 are the all-time record for a World Series game.
  • The 1968 Tigers were the fourth of six teams to come back from a 3 games to 1 deficit in a World Series, the others being the 1903 Red Sox, 1925 Pirates, 1958 Yankees, 1979 Pirates, and 1985 Royals.
  • The two teams met again in the 2006 World Series. The Cardinals once again raced to a 3 games to 1 lead, but didn't relinquish it as they captured the championship in five games.
  • This was the last World Series before Divisional Play.

In baseball, a complete game (denoted by CG) is the act of a pitcher pitching an entire game himself, without the benefit of a relief pitcher. ... Dates October 21, 2006–October 27, 2006 MVP David Eckstein (St. ...

Composite Box

1968 World Series (4-3): Detroit Tigers (A.L.) over St Louis Cardinals (N.L.) Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1998–present) Current uniform Name Detroit Tigers (1901–present) Ballpark Comerica Park (2000–present) Tiger Stadium(1961-1999) a. ... The St. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Detroit Tigers 0 3 13 3 2 3 7 0 3 34 56 11
St Louis Cardinals 5 0 2 5 4 1 4 4 2 27 61 2
Total Attendance: 379,670   Average Attendance: 54,239
Winning Player’s Share: – $10,937   Losing Player’s Share – $7,079

Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1998–present) Current uniform Name Detroit Tigers (1901–present) Ballpark Comerica Park (2000–present) Tiger Stadium(1961-1999) a. ... The St. ...

Reference(s)

Neft, David S., and Richard M. Cohen. The World Series. 1st ed. New York: St Martins, 1990. (Neft and Cohen 321-325)


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This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ... 1903 World Series Poster (a latter-day mockup) The 1903 World Series, the first modern World Series to be played in Major League Baseball, matched the Boston Americans against the Pittsburgh Pirates, with Boston prevailing five games to three. ... The 1904 World Series is a championship series that didnt happen in American Major League Baseball. ... The 1905 World Series matched the New York Giants against the Philadelphia Athletics, with the Giants winning 4 games to 1. ... The 1906 World Series featured a crosstown matchup between the Chicago Cubs, who had posted the highest regular-season win total (116) in major league history, and the Chicago White Sox. ... The 1907 World Series featured the Chicago Cubs and the Detroit Tigers, with the Cubs winning the Series in 5 games (4 wins and 1 tie) for their first championship. ... The 1908 World Series matched the defending champion Chicago Cubs against the Detroit Tigers in a rematch of the 1907 Series. ... The 1909 World Series featured the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Detroit Tigers. ... The 1910 World Series featured the Philadelphia Athletics and the Chicago Cubs, with the Athletics winning in 5 games to earn their first championship. ... In the 1911 World Series, the Philadelphia Athletics beat the New York Giants in 6 games. ... In the 1912 World Series, the Boston Red Sox beat the New York Giants in 8 games. ... In the 1913 World Series, the Philadelphia Athletics beat the New York Giants in 5 games. ... In the 1914 World Series, the Boston Braves beat the Philadelphia Athletics in 4 games. ... In the 1915 World Series, the Boston Red Sox beat the Philadelphia Phillies in 5 games. ... In the 1916 World Series, the Boston Red Sox beat the Brooklyn Robins in 5 games. ... The Chicago White Sox beat the New York Giants in 6 games. ... The 1918 World Series featured the Boston Red Sox, who defeated the Chicago Cubs four games to two. ... The 1919 World Series was played between the Chicago White Sox of the American League and the Cincinnati Reds of the National League. ... The Cleveland Indians beat the Brooklyn Robins in 7 games. ... The New York Giants beat the New York Yankees in 8 games. ... The New York Giants beat the New York Yankees in 5 games. ... The New York Yankees beat the New York Giants in 6 games. ... The Washington Senators beat the New York Giants in 7 games. ... The Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Washington Senators in 7 games. ... In the 1926 World Series, the St. ... The New York Yankees beat the Pittsburgh Pirates in 4 games. ... The New York Yankees beat the St. ... The Philadelphia Athletics beat the Chicago Cubs in 5 games. ... The Philadelphia Athletics beat the St. ... The St. ... The 1932 World Series was the twenty-ninth edition of baseballs annual World Series championship final. ... The 1933 World Series featured the New York Giants and the Washington Senators, with the Giants winning in 5 games for their first championship since 1922, and their fourth overall. ... The 1934 World Series matched the St. ... The 1935 World Series featured the Detroit Tigers and the Chicago Cubs, with the Tigers winning in 6 games for their first championship in five Series appearances. ... The 1936 World Series matched the New York Yankees against the New York Giants, with the Yankees winning in 6 games to earn their fifth championship. ... The 1937 World Series featured the defending champion New York Yankees and the New York Giants in a rematch of the 1936 Series. ... The 1938 World Series matched the two-time defending champion New York Yankees against the Chicago Cubs, with the Yankees sweeping the Series in 4 games for their record third straight championship and the 7th in their history. ... The 1939 World Series featured the three-time defending champion New York Yankees against the Cincinnati Reds, who were making their first Series appearance since the scandal-tainted 1919 World Series. ... The 1940 World Series matched the Cincinnati Reds against the Detroit Tigers, with the Reds winning the Series in 7 games for their second championship, their first since the scandal-tainted victory in the 1919 World Series. ... The 1941 World Series matched the New York Yankees against the Brooklyn Dodgers, with the Yankees winning in five games to capture their fifth title in six years, and their ninth overall. ... The 1942 World Series featured the defending champion New York Yankees against the St. ... The 1943 World Series matched the defending champion St. ... The 1944 World Series featured a crosstown matchup between the St. ... The 1945 World Series matched the American League Detroit Tigers against the National League Chicago Cubs. ... The 1946 World Series of Major League Baseball was played in October, 1946 between the St. ... The 1947 World Series matched the New York Yankees against the Brooklyn Dodgers, with the Yankees winning the Series in 7 games for their first title since 1943, and the 11th championship in team history. ... The 1948 World Series matched the Cleveland Indians, who had won the American League pennant in a one-game playoff against the Boston Red Sox, and the Boston Braves, who had won the National League pennant for the first time since the Miracle Braves team of 1914. ... The 1949 World Series featured the New York Yankees. ... The 1950 World Series matched the defending champion New York Yankees against the Philadelphia Phillies. ... The 1951 World Series matched the two-time defending champion New York Yankees against the New York Giants, who had won the National League pennant in a thrilling three-game playoff with the Brooklyn Dodgers on a legendary home run by Bobby Thomson (the Shot Heard Round the World). ... The 1952 World Series featured the three-time defending champion New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers, with the Yankees winning in 7 games for their fourth straight title – tying the mark they set between 1936 and 1939 – and the 15th in their history, and their third defeat... The 1953 World Series matched the four-time defending champion New York Yankees against the Brooklyn Dodgers in a rematch of the 1952 Series. ... The 1954 World Series matched the National League champion New York Giants against the American League champion Cleveland Indians. ... The 1955 World Series matched the Brooklyn Dodgers against the New York Yankees, with the Dodgers winning the Series in 7 games to capture the first championship in franchise history. ... The 1956 World Series of Major League Baseball was played between the New York Yankees (representing the American League) and the defending champion Brooklyn Dodgers (representing the National League) during the month of October 1956. ... The 1957 World Series featured the defending champion New York Yankees against the Milwaukee Braves, who had won their first pennant since moving from Boston in 1953. ... In a rematch of the 1957 Series, the 1958 World Series matched the defending champion Milwaukee Braves against the New York Yankees. ... The 1959 World Series featured the Los Angeles Dodgers, who had won their first pennant since moving from Brooklyn in 1958 by defeating the Milwaukee Braves 2-0 in a three-game pennant playoff, and the Chicago White Sox, who had earned their first pennant in the 40 years since... Bill Mazeroskis famous game-winning home run at Forbes Field to win the 1960 World Series The 1960 World Series was played between the Pittsburgh Pirates (NL) and New York Yankees (AL). ... The 1961 World Series of baseball matched the New York Yankees (109-53) against the Cincinnati Reds (93-61), with the Yankees winning in 5 games to earn their 19th championship in the last 39 seasons. ... The 1962 World Series matched the defending champion New York Yankees against the San Francisco Giants, who had won their first NL pennant since moving from New York in 1958, defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers in a three-game playoff. ... The 1963 World Series matched the two-time defending champion New York Yankees against the Los Angeles Dodgers, with the Dodgers sweeping the Series in four games to capture their second title in five years. ... The 1964 World Series, the 56th playing for the championship of Major League Baseball, pitted the National League champion St. ... The 1965 World Series featured the National League champion Los Angeles Dodgers against the American League champion Minnesota Twins, who had won their first pennant since 1933 when the team was known as the Washington Senators. ... The 1966 World Series matched the Baltimore Orioles against the defending champion Los Angeles Dodgers, with the Orioles sweeping the Series in 4 games to capture the first championship in franchise history. ... The 1967 World Series matched the St. ... The 1969 World Series was played between the New York Mets and the Baltimore Orioles, with the Mets prevailing in 5 games to accomplish one of the greatest upsets in Series history. ... The 1970 World Series was between the Cincinnati Reds and the Baltimore Orioles, with the Orioles winning in five games. ... The 1971 World Series matched the defending champion Baltimore Orioles against the Pittsburgh Pirates, with the Pirates winning in seven games. ... The 1972 World Series matched the Oakland Athletics against the Cincinnati Reds, with the Athletics winning the Series in seven games. ... The 1973 World Series matched the defending champion Oakland Athletics against the New York Mets, with the As winning in seven games to repeat as World Champions. ... 1974 World Series Logo The 1974 World Series matched the two-time defending champion Oakland Athletics against the Los Angeles Dodgers. ... The 1975 World Series was between the Boston Red Sox and Cincinnati Reds. ... The 1976 World Series matched the defending champion Cincinnati Reds of the National League against the New York Yankees of the American League, with the Reds sweeping the Series to repeat. ... 1977 World Series Logo The 1977 World Series matched the New York Yankees against the Los Angeles Dodgers, with the Yankees winning in six games to capture their first title since 1962, and their 21st overall. ... 1978 World Series Logo The 1978 World Series matched the defending champion New York Yankees against the Los Angeles Dodgers in a rematch of the 1977 Series, with the Yankees winning in six games to repeat as champions. ... 1979 World Series Logo The 1979 World Series matched the National Leagues Pittsburgh Pirates (98-64) against the American Leagues Baltimore Orioles (102-57), with the Pirates coming back from a 3 games to 1 deficit to win the Series in seven games. ... 1980 World Series Logo The 1980 World Series matched the Philadelphia Phillies against the Kansas City Royals, with the Phillies winning in six games to capture the first World Series title in franchise history. ... 1981 World Series Logo 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 1982 World Series matched the St. ... The 1983 World Series matched the American League champion Baltimore Orioles against the National League champion Philadelphia Phillies, with the Orioles winning four games to one. ... The 1984 World Series began on October 9, 1984 and ended October 14. ... The 1985 World Series, popularly known as the Show-Me Series and the I-70 Series, pitted the National League champion St. ... The 1986 World Series, the 83rd playing of the modern championship series in Major League Baseball, was a memorable battle between the New York Mets and the Boston Red Sox which helped to spread the legend of the Curse of the Bambino to mass public awareness. ... 1987 World Series Logo The 1987 World Series was played from October 17 to October 25, 1987 between the Minnesota Twins and the St. ... The 1988 World Series matched the Oakland Athletics against the Los Angeles Dodgers, with the Dodgers upsetting the heavily favored As to win the Series in five games. ... The 1989 World Series was played between the Oakland Athletics and the San Francisco Giants, and is best remembered for the earthquake which caused a 10-day interruption in play. ... The 1990 World Series matched the defending champion Oakland Athletics against the Cincinnati Reds, with the Reds sweeping the Series in four games. ... The 1991 World Series was played from October 19 to October 27 between the Minnesota Twins (95-67) of the American League and the Atlanta Braves (94-68) of the National League. ... The 1992 World Series was the first Series ever played outside of the United States of America. ... The 1993 World Series was the second Series in a row played outside the United States of America. ... The 1994 World Series was cancelled on September 14 of that year due to an ongoing strike by the Major League Baseball Players Association, which had begun on August 12. ... The 1995 World Series matched the Atlanta Braves against the Cleveland Indians, with the Braves winning in six games to capture its third World Championship in franchise history (along with 1914 in Boston and 1957 in Milwaukee), and their first championship since moving to Atlanta in 1966. ... The 1996 World Series matched the defending champion Atlanta Braves against the New York Yankees, with the Yankees winning in six games to capture their first championship since 1978, and their 23rd overall. ... The 1997 World Series was widely regarded as one of the most exciting Series in recent memory. ... The 1998 World Series matched the New York Yankees against the San Fransisco Giants, marking the first time the Yankees had ever faced an expansion team in the Series. ... The 1999 World Series matched the defending champion New York Yankees against the Atlanta Braves, with the Yankees sweeping the Series in four games for their second title in a row and 25th overall. ... The 2000 World Series (a Subway Series) featured a crosstown matchup between the two-time defending champion New York Yankees and the New York Mets, with the Yankees winning 4 games to 1 for their third straight championship and 26th overall. ... The 2001 World Series (the November Series) took place between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the New York Yankees and is considered one of the most exciting World Series in recent memory. ... The 2002 World Series was among the classic matchups in the history of the Series. ... The 2003 World Series marked the 100th anniversary of the first modern World Series. ... The 2004 World Series represented the 100th time two modern Major League Baseball teams met to decide the championship. ... The 2005 World Series, the 101st playing of Major League Baseballs championship series, saw the American League champion Chicago White Sox sweep the National League champion Houston Astros 4 games to 0 in the best-of-seven-games series, winning their third championship and first since 1917. ... Dates October 21, 2006–October 27, 2006 MVP David Eckstein (St. ... The 2007 World Series, the 103rd edition of Major League Baseballs championship series, is scheduled to begin play on Tuesday, October 23, 2007 and will take place between the winners of the 2007 American League Championship Series and the winners of the 2007 National League Championship Series in Major...


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1968 World Series by Baseball Almanac (1153 words)
The defending world champion St. Louis Cardinals once again dominated the National League on the way to their second consecutive Fall Classic as Bob Gibson remained at the top of the list of National League pitchers.
As was becoming the standard, pitching dominated the World Series contest and nothing would change in 1968.
1968 has often been referred to as "the year of the pitcher" and the World Series was no different - Denny McLain of the Tigers, a thirty-one (31) game winner during the regular season, versus Bob Gibson of St. Louis, a 1.12 earned run average champion.
1968 World Series - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (634 words)
The 1968 World Series featured the defending champion St.
The Series also featured dominant performances from Cardinals pitcher Bob Gibson, MVP of the 1964 World Series and 1967 World Series.
The 1968 Tigers were the fourth of six teams to come back from a 3 games to 1 deficit in a World Series, the others being the 1903 Red Sox, 1925 Pirates, 1958 Yankees, 1979 Pirates, and 1985 Royals.
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