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Encyclopedia > 1981 World Series
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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 Dodgers won the Series in six games for their first title since 1965, and their first victory over the Yankees since 1963. Image File history File links World_Series_Logo_1981. ... Image File history File links World_Series_Logo_1981. ... See also: 1980 in sports, other events of 1981, 1982 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: NASCAR Championship - Darrell Waltrip Richard Petty won the Daytona 500 CART Racing - Rick Mears won the season championship Indianapolis 500 - Bobby Unser Formula One Champion - Nelson... In baseball, the World Series is the championship series of Major League Baseball in the United States and Canada, 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 New York Yankees are a Major League baseball team based in The Bronx, New York City. ... Brooklyn Dodgers redirects here. ... 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 1963 World Series matched the two-time defending champion New York Yankees against the Los Angeles Dodgers, with the Dodgers sweeping the Series in 4 games to capture their second title in five years. ...


Umpires: Larry Barnett (AL), Doug Harvey (NL), Rich Garcia (AL), Nick Colosi (NL), Terry Cooney (AL), Dick Stello (NL) Lawrence Robert Barnett (born January 3, 1945 in Nitro, West Virginia) is a former umpire in Major League Baseball who worked in the American League from 1969 to 1999 before becoming the major leagues supervisor of umpires in 2000-2001. ... 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. ...


Series MVP: Ron Cey, Pedro Guerrero, and Steve Yeager Ronald Charles Cey (born February 15, 1948 in Tacoma, Washington) is a former third baseman in Major League Baseball who played for the Los Angeles Dodgers (1971-82), Chicago Cubs (1983-86) and Oakland Athletics (1987). ... Pedro Guerrero (born June 29, 1956 in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic) is a former Major League Baseball player who spent his career (1978-1992) with the Los Angeles Dodgers and the St. ... Steve Yeager was born on the 24th November 1988. ...

Contents


Getting There

  • See 1981_baseball_strike#1981_Postseason

The 1981 baseball strike was the fifth work stoppage in Major League Baseball history. ...

Game 1

October 20, 1981 at Yankee Stadium (New York Yankees) October 20 is the 293rd day of the year (294th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 72 days remaining. ... Yankee Stadium is the home stadium of the New York Yankees, a major league baseball team. ... The New York Yankees are a Major League baseball team based in The Bronx, New York City. ...

 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E - - - - - - - - - - - - Los Angeles Dodgers 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 3 5 0 New York Yankees 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 X 5 6 0 PITCHERS: LAD - Reuss, Castillo (3), Goltz (4), Niedenfuer (5), Stewart (8) NYY - Guidry, Davis (8), Gossage (8) WP - Guidry LP - Reuss SAVE - Gossage HOME RUNS: LAD - Yeager NYY - Watson ATTENDANCE: 56,470 

Game 2

October 21, 1981 at Yankee Stadium (New York Yankees) October 21 is the 294th day of the year (295th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 71 days remaining. ...

 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E - - - - - - - - - - - - Los Angeles Dodgers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 New York Yankees 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 X 3 6 1 PITCHERS: LAD - Hooton, Forster (7), Howe (8), Stewart (8) NYY - John, Gossage (8) WP - John LP - Hooton SAVE - Gossage HOME RUNS: LAD - none NYY - none ATTENDANCE: 56,505 

Game 3

October 23, 1981 at Dodger Stadium (Los Angeles Dodgers) October 23 is the 296th day of the year (297th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 69 days remaining. ... Dodger Stadium has been the home of the Los Angeles Dodgers Major League Baseball team since 1962. ... Brooklyn Dodgers redirects here. ...

 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E - - - - - - - - - - - - New York Yankees 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 9 0 Los Angeles Dodgers 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 X 5 11 1 PITCHERS: NYY - Righetti, Frazier (3),May (5), Davis (8) LAD - Valenzuela WP - Valenzuela LP - Frazier SAVE - none HOME RUNS: NYY - Watson, Cerone LAD - Cey ATTENDANCE: 56,236 
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Game 4

October 24, 1981 at Dodger Stadium (Los Angeles Dodgers) October 24 is the 297th day of the year (298th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 68 days remaining. ...

 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E - - - - - - - - - - - - New York Yankees 2 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 7 13 1 Los Angeles Dodgers 0 0 2 0 1 3 2 0 X 8 14 2 PITCHERS: NYY - Reuschel, May (4), Davis (5), Frazier (6), John (7) LAD - Welch, Goltz (1), Forster (4), Niedenfuer (5), Howe (7) WP - Howe LP - Frazier SAVE - none HOME RUNS: NYY - Randolph, Jackson LAD - Johnstone ATTENDANCE: 56,242 

Game 5

October 25, 1981 at Dodger Stadium (Los Angeles Dodgers) October 25 is the 298th day of the year (299th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 67 days remaining. ...

 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E - - - - - - - - - - - - New York Yankees 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 0 Los Angeles Dodgers 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 X 2 4 3 PITCHERS: NYY - Guidry, Gossage (8) LAD - Reuss WP - Reuss LP - Guidry SAVE - none HOME RUNS: NYY - none LAD - Guerrero, Yeager ATTENDANCE: 56,115 

Game 6

October 28, 1981 at Yankee Stadium (New York Yankees) October 28 is the 301st day of the year (302nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 64 days remaining. ...

 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E - - - - - - - - - - - - Los Angeles Dodgers 0 0 0 1 3 4 0 1 0 9 13 1 New York Yankees 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 7 2 PITCHERS: LAD - Hooton, Howe (6) NYY - John, Frazier (5), Davis (6), Reuschel (6), May (7), LaRoche (9) WP - Hooton LP - Frazier SAVE - Howe HOME RUNS: LAD - Guerrero NYY - Randolph ATTENDANCE: 56,513 

Series Batting Stats


Los Angeles Dodgers

 SERIES STATS | REGULAR SEASON Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG SB | AB H HR BA OPS SB 

+-------------------+-+---+--+--+--+--+--+---+--+--+-----+-----+-----+---+----+---+--+-----+-----+---+

 Dusty Baker 6 24 3 4 0 0 0 1 1 6 .167 .192 .167 0 | 400 128 9 .320 .808 10 Bobby Castillo 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 | 9 4 0 .444 1.111 0 Ron Cey 6 20 3 7 0 0 1 6 3 3 .350 .458 .500 0 | 312 90 13 .288 .846 0 
  • Terry Forster 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 | 2 0 0 .000 .000 0
 Steve Garvey 6 24 3 10 1 0 0 0 2 5 .417 .462 .458 0 | 431 122 10 .283 .732 3 Dave Goltz 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 | 17 1 0 .059 .217 0 Pedro Guerrero 6 21 2 7 1 1 2 7 2 6 .333 .417 .762 0 | 347 104 12 .300 .829 5 Burt Hooton 2 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000 .200 .000 0 | 42 8 0 .190 .523 0 
  • Steve Howe 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 0 | 1 0 0 .000 .500 0
  • Jay Johnstone 3 3 1 2 0 0 1 3 0 0 .667 .667 1.66 0 | 83 17 3 .205 .616 0
  • Ken Landreaux 5 6 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 .167 .167 .333 1 | 390 98 7 .251 .664 18
 Davey Lopes 6 22 6 5 1 0 0 2 4 3 .227 .346 .273 4 | 214 44 5 .206 .574 20 
  • Rick Monday 5 13 1 3 1 0 0 0 3 6 .231 .375 .308 0 | 130 41 11 .315 1.031 1
 Tom Niedenfuer 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 | 0 0 0 0 
  • Jerry Reuss 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .250 .000 0 | 51 10 0 .196 .392 0
 Bill Russell 6 25 1 6 0 0 0 2 0 1 .240 .240 .240 1 | 262 61 0 .233 .567 2 Steve Sax 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 | 119 33 2 .277 .662 5 
  • Mike Scioscia 3 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .250 .400 .250 0 | 290 80 2 .276 .685 0
  1. Reggie Smith 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 .500 0 | 35 7 1 .200 .632 0
 Dave Stewart 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 | 5 2 0 .400 1.300 0 
  1. Derrel Thomas 5 7 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 .000 .125 .000 0 | 218 54 4 .248 .644 7
  • Fernando Valenzuela 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .250 .000 0 | 64 16 0 .250 .543 0
 Bob Welch 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 | 45 10 0 .222 .506 0 Steve Yeager 6 14 2 4 1 0 2 4 0 2 .286 .267 .786 0 | 86 18 3 .209 .598 0 

+-------------------+-+---+--+--+--+--+--+---+--+--+-----+-----+-----+---+----+---+--+-----+-----+---+

 Total 6 198 27 51 6 1 6 26 20 44 .258 .329 .389 6 | 82 .262 .696 73 
 * - bats left-handed, # - switch hits, ? - unknown, else - bats right-handed 

A + before season totals indicates the player was with multiple teams this year.


New York Yankees

 SERIES STATS | REGULAR SEASON Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG SB | AB H HR BA OPS SB 

+-------------------+-+---+--+--+--+--+--+---+--+--+-----+-----+-----+---+----+---+--+-----+-----+---+

  1. Bobby Brown 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 0 | 62 14 0 .226 .521 4
 Rick Cerone 6 21 2 4 1 0 1 3 4 2 .190 .320 .381 0 | 234 57 2 .244 .618 0 Ron Davis 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 | 0 0 0 0 Barry Foote 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 0 |+147 26 6 .177 .559 0 George Frazier 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 0 | 0 0 0 0 
  • Oscar Gamble 3 6 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 .333 .429 .333 0 | 189 45 10 .238 .796 0
 Rich Gossage 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 0 | 0 0 0 0 
  • Ron Guidry 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 0 | 0 0 0 0
  • Reggie Jackson 3 12 3 4 1 0 1 1 2 3 .333 .429 .667 0 | 334 79 15 .237 .758 0
 Tommy John 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 | 0 0 0 0 
  • Dave LaRoche 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 | 0 0 0 0
  • Rudy May 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 | 0 0 0 0
  1. Larry Milbourne 6 20 2 5 2 0 0 3 4 0 .250 .375 .350 0 | 163 51 1 .313 .749 2
  2. Jerry Mumphrey 5 15 2 3 0 0 0 0 3 2 .200 .333 .200 1 | 319 98 6 .307 .783 14
  • Bobby Murcer 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 | 117 31 6 .265 .801 0
  • Graig Nettles 3 10 1 4 1 0 0 0 1 1 .400 .455 .500 0 | 349 85 15 .244 .731 0
 Lou Piniella 6 16 2 7 1 0 0 3 0 1 .438 .438 .500 1 | 159 44 5 .277 .759 0 Willie Randolph 6 18 5 4 1 1 2 3 9 0 .222 .464 .722 1 | 357 83 2 .232 .641 14 Rick Reuschel 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 0 |+ 25 2 0 .080 .195 0 
  • Dave Righetti 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 0 | 0 0 0 0
 Andre Robertson 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 | 19 5 0 .263 .579 1 Aurelio Rodriguez 4 12 1 5 0 0 0 0 1 2 .417 .462 .417 0 | 52 18 2 .346 .870 0 Bob Watson 6 22 2 7 1 0 2 7 3 0 .318 .385 .636 0 | 156 33 6 .212 .701 0 Dave Winfield 6 22 0 1 0 0 0 1 5 4 .045 .222 .045 1 | 388 114 13 .294 .824 11 

+-------------------+-+---+--+--+--+--+--+---+--+--+-----+-----+-----+---+----+---+--+-----+-----+---+

 Total 6 193 22 46 8 1 6 22 33 24 .238 .346 .383 4 | 100 .252 .718 47 
 * - bats left-handed, # - switch hits, ? - unknown, else - bats right-handed 

A + before season totals indicates the player was with multiple teams this year.


Series Pitching Stats


Los Angeles Dodgers

 SERIES STATS | REGULAR SEASON Player G ERA W-L SV CG IP H ER BB SO | W-L IP ERA WHIP SO SV 

+-------------------+-+------+---+--+--+----+--+--+--+---+------+---+-----+-----+---+--+

  • Jerry Reuss 2 3.86 1-1 0 1 11.7 10 5 3 8 | 10-4 153 2.30 1.08 51
 Burt Hooton 2 1.59 1-1 0 0 11.3 8 2 9 3 | 11-6 142 2.28 1.10 74 
  • Fernando Valenzuela 1 4.00 1-0 0 1 9.0 9 4 7 6 | 13-7 192 2.48 1.05 180
  • Steve Howe 3 3.86 1-0 1 0 7.0 7 3 1 4 | 5-3 54 2.50 1.28 32 8
 Tom Niedenfuer 2 0.00 0-0 0 0 5.0 3 0 1 0 | 3-1 26 3.81 1.19 12 2 Dave Goltz 2 5.40 0-0 0 0 3.3 4 2 1 2 | 2-7 77 4.09 1.40 48 1 
  • Terry Forster 2 0.00 0-0 0 0 2.0 1 0 3 0 | 0-1 31 4.11 1.70 17
 Dave Stewart 2 0.00 0-0 0 0 1.7 1 0 2 1 | 4-3 43 2.49 1.25 29 6 Bobby Castillo 1 9.00 0-0 0 0 1.0 0 1 5 0 | 2-4 51 5.33 1.46 35 5 Bob Welch 1 inf 0-0 0 0 0.0 3 2 1 0 | 9-5 141 3.44 1.29 88 

+-------------------+-+------+---+--+--+----+--+--+--+---+------+---+-----+-----+---+--+

 Total 3.29 4-2 1 2 52.0 46 19 33 24 | 3.01 1.210 
 * - throws left-handed, ? - unknown, else - throws right-handed 

A + before season totals indicates the player was with multiple teams this year.


New York Yankees

 SERIES STATS | REGULAR SEASON Player G ERA W-L SV CG IP H ER BB SO | W-L IP ERA WHIP SO SV 

+-------------------+-+------+---+--+--+----+--+--+--+---+------+---+-----+-----+---+--+

  • Ron Guidry 2 1.93 1-1 0 0 14.0 8 3 4 15 | 11-5 127 2.76 0.99 104
  • Tommy John 3 0.69 1-0 0 0 13.0 11 1 0 8 | 9-8 140 2.63 1.24 50
  • Rudy May 3 2.84 0-0 0 0 6.3 5 2 1 5 | 6-11 148 4.14 1.21 79 1
 Rich Gossage 3 0.00 0-0 2 0 5.0 2 0 2 5 | 3-2 47 0.77 0.77 48 20 Rick Reuschel 2 4.91 0-0 0 0 3.7 7 2 3 2 |+ 8-11 156 3.11 1.25 75 George Frazier 3 17.18 0-3 0 0 3.7 9 7 3 2 | 0-1 28 1.63 1.34 17 3 Ron Davis 4 23.14 0-0 0 0 2.3 4 6 5 4 | 4-5 73 2.71 0.99 83 6 
  • Dave Righetti 1 13.50 0-0 0 0 2.0 5 3 2 1 | 8-4 105 2.05 1.07 89
  • Dave LaRoche 1 0.00 0-0 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 2 | 4-1 47 2.49 1.15 24

+-------------------+-+------+---+--+--+----+--+--+--+---+------+---+-----+-----+---+--+

 Total 4.24 2-4 2 0 51.0 51 24 20 44 | 2.90 1.180 
 * - throws left-handed, ? - unknown, else - throws right-handed 

A + before season totals indicates the player was with multiple teams this year.


Trivia

  • The 1981 World Series Most Valuable Player Award was the first in World Series history to be awarded to more than one player. It was split between Ron Cey (who went seven-for-twenty, hit .350, and drove in six runs), Pedro Guerrero (who went seven-for-twenty-one, hit .333, hit two home runs, and drove in seven runs), and catcher Steve Yeager (who went four-for-fourteen, hit .286, hit two home runs, and appeared behind the plate in all six games). More than one player winning the MVP Award in a single World Series wouldn't happen again until 20 years later when Curt Schilling & Randy Johnson of the Arizona Diamondbacks did it against the New York Yankees.
  • Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, who allgededly got into a fistfight with unknown assailants in a Los Angeles elevator during the 1981 World Series, was so frustrated with star outfielder Dave Winfield's performance (having just one hit in 22 at-bats) during the entire World Series, that he went on to dub Winfeld the dubious title of Mr. May. Winfield would ultimately have the last laugh as a member of the Toronto Blue Jays when he knocked in the World Series clinching run in Game 6 of the 1992 World Series against the Atlanta Braves.
  • Yankees pitcher George Frazier tied a World Series record for losing three of the six games in 1981. The only other pitcher to lose that many was the Chicago White Sox's Claude (Lefty) Williams, who intentionally lost his three starts in the infamous 1919 World Series.

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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. ... 1975 World Series Logo The 1975 World Series was between the Boston Red Sox and Cincinnati Reds. ... 1976 World Series Logo The 1976 World Series matched the defending champion Cincinnati Reds against the New York Yankees, 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. ... The 1982 World Series matched the St. ... 1983 World Series Logo 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. ... 1984 World Series Logo The 1984 World Series began on October 9, 1984 and ended October 14. ... The 1985 World Series, also called the I-70 Series, pitted the National League champion St. ... 1986 World Series Logo 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 in August. ... The 1995 World Series matched the Atlanta Braves against the Cleveland Indians, with the Braves winning in six games to capture 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 Diego Padres, 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 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) was arguably 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 will take place between the winners of the NL Championship Series and the AL Championship Series in Major League Baseball, at the home venues of the participating teams. ...


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1981 World Series - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1942 words)
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 Los Angeles Dodgers were the first National League team in World Series history to lose the first two games, then sweep their opponent during the next four contests.
World Series adversaries Graig Nettles (of the Yankees) and Steve Garvey (of the Dodgers) would go on to lead the San Diego Padres to their first ever National League pennant in 1984.
World Series (3010 words)
In baseball, the World Series is the championship series of the North American Major League Baseball, played between the American League and National League champions, after the end of the regular season in October.
The 1904 Series[?] was supposed to be between the AL's Boston Pilgrims and the NL's New York Giants.
The Cleveland Indians ruined a possible all-Boston World Series by defeating the Boston Red Sox in a playoff after the two top American League teams were tied at the end of the season.
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