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Encyclopedia > 1989 National League Championship Series

The 1989 National League Championship Series was played between the National League West champion San Francisco Giants and the National League East champion Chicago Cubs. The Giants won the series 4 games to 1, en route to losing to the Oakland Athletics in four games in the 1989 World Series. 1989 in baseball - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... In Major League Baseball, the National League Championship Series (NLCS) determines who wins the National League pennant and advances to baseballs championship, the World Series, facing the winner of the American League Championship Series. ... In Major League Baseball, the National League Western Division, or NL West, is one of three subdivisions of the National League. ... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers NY, NY, 3, 4, 11, 24, 27, 30, 36, 42, 44 Name San Francisco Giants (1958–present) New York Giants (1885-1957) New York Gothams (1883-1885) Ballpark AT&T Park (2000–present) a. ... The National League East Division is one of Major League Baseballs six divisions. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 10, 14, 23, 26, 42 Name Chicago Cubs (1902–present) Chicago Orphans (1898-1901) Chicago Colts (1890-1897) Chicago White Stockings (1870-1889) (a. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 9, 27, 34, 42, 43, (As) Name Oakland Athletics (1968–present) Kansas City Athletics (1955-1967) Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1954) (Referred to as As) Ballpark McAfee Coliseum (1968–present) a. ... Dates October 14, 1989–October 28, 1989 MVP Dave Stewart (Oakland) Television network ABC Announcers Al Michaels, Tim McCarver, Jim Palmer Umpires Rich Garcia (AL), Paul Runge (NL), Al Clark (AL), Dutch Rennert (NL), Vic Voltaggio (AL), Eric Gregg (NL) The 1989 World Series was played between the Oakland Athletics...


Managers: Roger Craig (San Francisco), Don Zimmer (Chicago) Roger Lee Craig (born February 17, 1930 in Durham, North Carolina) is a former pitcher, coach and manager in Major League Baseball who, during an 11-year playing career, won 10 games in 1956, 1957, and 1962. ... Donald William Zimmer (born January 17, 1931 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is a former infielder, manager and coach in Major League Baseball. ...


Umpires: Doug Harvey, Bruce Froemming, Terry Tata, Jim Quick, Charlie Williams, Randy Marsh 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. ... Bruce Neal Froemming (Frömming) (born September 28, 1939 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is the most senior active umpire in Major League Baseball. ... Charles Herman Williams (December 20, 1943 - September 10, 2005) was an American umpire in Major League Baseball who officiated in the National League from 1982 to 1999, and in both leagues in 2000. ... Randall Gilbert Marsh (born April 8, 1949 in Covington, Kentucky) is an umpire in Major League Baseball who has worked in the National League from 1981 to 1999 and throughout both major leagues since 2000. ...


Series MVP: Will Clark, San Francisco William Nuschler Clark, Jr. ... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers NY, NY, 3, 4, 11, 24, 27, 30, 36, 42, 44 Name San Francisco Giants (1958–present) New York Giants (1885-1957) New York Gothams (1883-1885) Ballpark AT&T Park (2000–present) a. ...


Television: NBC (Vin Scully and Tom Seaver announcing with assistance from Bob Costas in Game 2 when Scully was ill) NBC (a former acronym for National Broadcasting Company) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... Vincent Edward Vin Scully (born November 29, 1927, in The Bronx, New York) is an American sportscaster, known primarily as the play-by-play voice of the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers baseball teams. ... George Thomas Seaver (born November 17, 1944 in Fresno, California) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher who broke into the major leagues in 1967 and retired in 1986. ... Robert Quinlan Costas (born March 22, 1952) is an American sportscaster, on the air for the NBC network since the early 1980s. ...

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Game 1

October 4 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois October 4 is the 277th day of the year (278th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Wrigley Field is a baseball stadium in Chicago that has served as the home ballpark of the Chicago Cubs since 1916. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
San Francisco 3 0 1 4 0 0 0 3 0 11 13 0
Chicago 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 8 1
W: Scott Garrelts (1-0)   L: Greg Maddux (0-1)   S: None
HR: SFWill Clark (1), (2), Kevin Mitchell (1)  CHCMark Grace (1), Ryne Sandberg (1)
Pitchers: SF – Garrelts, Brantley (8), Hammaker (9)  CHC – Maddux, Kilgus (5), Wilson (8)
Attendance: 39,195

The Giants entered the game as slight favorites due to the MVP season of Kevin Mitchell, the solid play of Will Clark, and the best ERA in baseball by pitcher Scott Garrelts. The Cubs had won their second NL East title in six seasons behind the excellent rookie performances of Jerome Walton and Dwight Smith, who finished one-two in the 1989 NL Rookie of the Year balloting. The Cubs also had three pitchers with sixteen or more victories, Rick Sutcliffe, Mike Bielecki, and Greg Maddux, coming off his third full season in the majors. The opener pitted Maddux against Garrelts. Scott Garrelts (born October 30, 1961 in Urbana, Illinois), is a former professional baseball player who pitched for the San Francisco Giants from 1982-1991. ... Gregory Alan Maddux (born April 14, 1966) is a pitcher for the San Diego Padres. ... William Nuschler Clark, Jr. ... Kevin Darnell Mitchell is an American former Major League Baseball left fielder and third baseman. ... Mark Eugene Grace (born June 28, 1964 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina) was a professional Major League Baseball player for 16 seasons with the Chicago Cubs and Arizona Diamondbacks. ... Ryne Dee Sandberg (born September 18, 1959 in Spokane, Washington), nicknamed Ryno, is a former second baseman in Major League Baseball who spent nearly his entire career with the Chicago Cubs. ... In the game of baseball, both amateur and professional, it is tradition to annually recognize the one player in the league who has contributed the most to the success of the players team. ... Kevin Darnell Mitchell is an American former Major League Baseball left fielder and third baseman. ... William Nuschler Clark, Jr. ... Scott Garrelts (born October 30, 1961 in Urbana, Illinois), is a former professional baseball player who pitched for the San Francisco Giants from 1982-1991. ... Jerome OTerrell Walton (born July 8, 1965 in Newnan, Georgia) was an outfielder in Major League Baseball who played for the Chicago Cubs (1989-1992), California Angels (1993), Cincinnati Reds (1994-1995), Atlanta Braves (1996), Baltimore Orioles (1997), and Tampa Bay Devil Rays (1998). ... Dwight Smith (born November 8, 1963 in Tallahassee, Florida), is a former professional baseball player who played in the Major Leagues primarily as an outfielder from 1989 to 1996. ... Richard Lee Sutcliffe (born June 21, 1956 in Independence, Missouri) is a former Major League Baseball starting pitcher and current television sportscaster. ... Michael Joesph Bielecki (born July 31, 1959 in Baltimore, Maryland) is a former baseball player. ... Gregory Alan Maddux (born April 14, 1966) is a pitcher for the San Diego Padres. ...


By the time the Cubs came to bat, the Giants led, 3-0. Brett Butler led off with a single and moved to third on Rick Wrona's passed ball. Clark drove in his first run of the series with a double. Clark moved to third on Mitchell's single and scored along with Mitchell on Matt Williams' double. Maddux had given up three runs and recorded only one out, but he retired Terry Kennedy and Pat Sheridan to end the first. The Cubs came right back in the bottom of the first. Ryne Sandberg doubled and Mark Grace drilled a two-out, two-run homer to cut the Giants lead to 3-2. Clark got a run back when he homered in the third, but Sandberg's solo homer cut the Giants lead back to one. With the score 4-3, the Giants came to bat against Maddux in the fourth. Brett Morgan Butler (born June 15, 1957 in Los Angeles, California) is a former center fielder in Major League Baseball who played for five different teams from 1981 to 1997. ... Matthew Derrick Matt Williams (born November 28, 1965 in Bishop, California) is a former Major League Baseball third baseman and right-handed batter who played for the San Francisco Giants (1987-96), Cleveland Indians (1997) and Arizona Diamondbacks (1998-2003). ... Terrance Edward Kennedy (on June 4, 1956 in Euclid, Ohio) is a former Major League Baseball catcher who played for the St. ... Ryne Dee Sandberg (born September 18, 1959 in Spokane, Washington), nicknamed Ryno, is a former second baseman in Major League Baseball who spent nearly his entire career with the Chicago Cubs. ... Mark Eugene Grace (born June 28, 1964 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina) was a professional Major League Baseball player for 16 seasons with the Chicago Cubs and Arizona Diamondbacks. ...


Pat Sheridan and José Uribe singled, and Uribe's steal put runners at second and third. Garrelts struck out, and the Cubs walked Butler intentionally hoping for a double play. Robby Thompson popped to shortstop, and the infield fly rule resulted in an automatic out. Bases loaded and two out with Clark batting. Having already driven in two runs, Clark tied the NLCS record for RBIs for an entire series in less than four innings when he drilled a grand slam to right that finished Maddux and the Cubs. The 8-3 lead ended in an 11-3 Giants victory when Mitchell nailed a three-run homer to close the scoring in the eighth. The Giants had drawn first blood and taken back home-field advantage. Patrick Arthur Sheridan (born December 4, 1957 in Ann Arbor, Michigan), is a former professional baseball player who played in the Major Leagues primarily as an outfielder from 1981, 1983-1989, and 1991. ... José Uribe José Altagracia González Uribe (January 21, 1959 – December 8, 2006) was a Dominican shortstop in Major League Baseball from 1984 until 1993. ... Robert Randall Thompson (born May 10, 1962 West Palm Beach, Florida) was a baseball infielder with an 11 year career from 1986 to 1996. ... In baseball, the infield fly rule is a special case designed to prevent the defense from gaining an unfair double play by intentionally allowing an easy fly ball to drop to the ground. ...


Game 2

October 5 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois is the 278th day of the year (279th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Wrigley Field is a baseball stadium in Chicago that has served as the home ballpark of the Chicago Cubs since 1916. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
San Francisco 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 1 5 10 0
Chicago 6 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 X 9 11 0
W: Les Lancaster (1-0)   L: Rick Reuschel (0-1)   S: None
HR: SFKevin Mitchell (2), Matt Williams (1), Robby Thompson (1)  CHC – None
Pitchers: SF – Reuschel, Downs (1), Lefferts (6), Brantley (7), Bedrosian (8)  CHC – Bielecki, Assenmacher (5), Lancaster (6)
Attendance: 39,195

Giving the Giants a dose of their own game one medicine, the Cubs ended Game 2 early with a six-run first inning, five of the runs coming against Giants starter and loser Rick Reuschel. After Mike Bielecki picked Butler off first and retired the side, the Cubs went to work. Jerome Walton singled and scored on Ryne Sandberg's triple. After Dwight Smith lined out to first, Mark Grace doubled Sandberg home. Reuschel struck out Andre Dawson, but Luis Salazar singled to score Grace and moved to second on a single by Shawon Dunston. The Giants walked Joe Girardi to get to the pitcher's spot, and Bielecki responded with a single that scored Salazar and Dunston to make it 5-0. Walton again singled, scoring Girardi, and when Kelly Downs retired Sandberg on a pop-up, the Cubs went back into the field with a 6-0 lead. Les Lancaster (born April 21, 1962 in Dallas, Texas), is a former professional baseball player who pitched in the Major Leagues from 1987-1993. ... Rick Reuschel (pronounced RUSH-el) (born May 16, 1949 in Quincy, Illinois) was a major league baseball pitcher from the early 1970s into the late 1980s. ... Kevin Darnell Mitchell is an American former Major League Baseball left fielder and third baseman. ... Matthew Derrick Matt Williams (born November 28, 1965 in Bishop, California) is a former Major League Baseball third baseman and right-handed batter who played for the San Francisco Giants (1987-96), Cleveland Indians (1997) and Arizona Diamondbacks (1998-2003). ... Robert Randall Thompson (born May 10, 1962 West Palm Beach, Florida) was a baseball infielder with an 11 year career from 1986 to 1996. ... Rick Reuschel (pronounced RUSH-el) (born May 16, 1949 in Quincy, Illinois) was a major league baseball pitcher from the early 1970s into the late 1980s. ... Michael Joesph Bielecki (born July 31, 1959 in Baltimore, Maryland) is a former baseball player. ... Jerome OTerrell Walton (born July 8, 1965 in Newnan, Georgia) was an outfielder in Major League Baseball who played for the Chicago Cubs (1989-1992), California Angels (1993), Cincinnati Reds (1994-1995), Atlanta Braves (1996), Baltimore Orioles (1997), and Tampa Bay Devil Rays (1998). ... Ryne Dee Sandberg (born September 18, 1959 in Spokane, Washington), nicknamed Ryno, is a former second baseman in Major League Baseball who spent nearly his entire career with the Chicago Cubs. ... Mark Eugene Grace (born June 28, 1964 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina) was a professional Major League Baseball player for 16 seasons with the Chicago Cubs and Arizona Diamondbacks. ... Andre Nolan Dawson (born July 10, 1954, Miami, Florida) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder. ... Luis Salazar dressed for his high school senior prom Luis Salazar - Born on September 8, 1986. ... Shawon Donnell Dunston (born March 21, 1963 in Brooklyn, New York) is a former Major League Baseball shortstop and right-handed batter. ... Joseph Elliot Girardi (born October 14, 1964 in Peoria, Illinois) is a former catcher in Major League Baseball and is the former manager of the Florida Marlins. ... Kelly Robert Downs (born October 25, 1960 in Ogden, Utah) is a former professional baseball player who pitched in the Major Leagues for the San Francisco Giants and Oakland Athletics from 1986-1993. ...


The game was essentially over after the first inning. The Giants cut the lead to 6-2 in the fourth when Will Clark singled and Kevin Mitchell homered for the second time in the series. But the Cubs got those runs plus another back in the sixth when Grace doubled with the bases loaded, scoring all three runners and giving the Cubs a 9-2 lead. The Giants got three cosmetic runs when Williams homered in the eighth and Robby Thompson homered in the ninth. But the Cubs' early scoring made it one game apiece as the series headed to San Francisco for Game 3. William Nuschler Clark, Jr. ... Kevin Darnell Mitchell is an American former Major League Baseball left fielder and third baseman. ... Nickname: Location of the City and County of San Francisco, California Coordinates: , Country United States of America State California City-County San Francisco Government  - Mayor Gavin Newsom Area  - City  47 sq mi (122 km²)  - Land  46. ...


Game 3

October 7 at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California October 7 is the 280th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (281st in leap years). ... Monster Park (colloquially, The Stick or Candlestick, after its original name of Candlestick Park) is an outdoor sports and entertainment stadium located in San Francisco, California. ... Nickname: Location of the City and County of San Francisco, California Coordinates: , Country United States of America State California City-County San Francisco Government  - Mayor Gavin Newsom Area  - City  47 sq mi (122 km²)  - Land  46. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chicago 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 4 10 0
San Francisco 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 X 5 8 3
W: Don Robinson (1-0)   L: Les Lancaster (1-1)   S: Steve Bedrosian (1)
HR: CHC – None  SFRobby Thompson (2)
Pitchers: CHC – Sutcliffe, Assenmacher (7), Lancaster (7)  SF – LaCoss, Brantley (4), Robinson (7), Lefferts (8), Bedrosian (9)
Attendance: 62,065

Tied at one apiece, the series converged on Candlestick Park for game three. The pitching match-up featured sixteen-game winner Rick Sutcliffe against Mike LaCoss. Neither pitcher would be involved in the decision. Don C. Robinson is vice president of Baha Mar Resorts Ltd. ... Les Lancaster (born April 21, 1962 in Dallas, Texas), is a former professional baseball player who pitched in the Major Leagues from 1987-1993. ... Steven Wayne Bedrosian (born December 6, 1957 in Methuen, Massachusetts) was an American baseball player from 1981 to 1995 with the Atlanta Braves, Philadelphia Phillies, San Francisco Giants and Minnesota Twins. ... Robert Randall Thompson (born May 10, 1962 West Palm Beach, Florida) was a baseball infielder with an 11 year career from 1986 to 1996. ... Richard Lee Sutcliffe (born June 21, 1956 in Independence, Missouri) is a former Major League Baseball starting pitcher and current television sportscaster. ... Michael James (Mike) LaCoss (born May 30, 1956 in Glendale, California), is a former starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Cincinnati Reds (1978-81), Houston Astros (1982-84), Kansas City Royals (1985) and San Francisco Giants (1987-91). ...


Following the trend of the first two games - five runs by the two teams combined in the first inning of game one and six in the first inning of game two - the Cubs roared out of the gate with two first-inning runs courtesy of back-to-back singles by Walton and Smith, a wild pitch by LaCoss that put them on second and third, and a single by Andre Dawson that scored both and put the Cubs in the lead, 2-0. The Giants answered with three in their half of the first. Butler and Thompson singled, and Will Clark's fielder's choice ground out moved the runners to second and third. Kevin Mitchell was given an intentional pass, and Matt Williams grounded out to the pitcher to score Butler. Two more walks gave the Giants a second run when Thompson scored, and Jose Uribe's infield single scored Mitchell. The Giants now led, 3-2, but Sutcliffe avoided further damage by getting LaCoss to pop up. Andre Nolan Dawson (born July 10, 1954, Miami, Florida) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder. ... William Nuschler Clark, Jr. ... Kevin Darnell Mitchell is an American former Major League Baseball left fielder and third baseman. ... Matthew Derrick Matt Williams (born November 28, 1965 in Bishop, California) is a former Major League Baseball third baseman and right-handed batter who played for the San Francisco Giants (1987-96), Cleveland Indians (1997) and Arizona Diamondbacks (1998-2003). ...


The Cubs tied it in the fourth, but they settled for one run with a chance to open up the game. They loaded the bases against LaCoss with nobody out, and Roger Craig summoned reliever Jeff Brantley. Brantley got Sutcliffe to hit into a double play, including a force on Salazar at the plate. With runners at second and third and two out, the Giants appeared they were going to escape, but a wild pitch from Brantley scored Dunston and tied the game. Walton flied out to end the inning. Roger Lee Craig (born February 17, 1930 in Durham, North Carolina) is a former pitcher, coach and manager in Major League Baseball who, during an 11-year playing career, won 10 games in 1956, 1957, and 1962. ... Jeffrey Hoke (Jeff) Brantley, nicknamed Cowboy (born September 5, 1963 in Florence, Alabama), is a former relief pitcher with a 14 year career from 1988 to 2001. ...


The Cubs regained the lead in the seventh when Sutcliffe doubled and went to third on Walton's bunt. Greg Maddux was sent in to pinch-run for Sutcliffe, and he scored on Ryne Sandberg's fly to center. Dwight Smith popped out, but the Cubs led, 4-3. Gregory Alan Maddux (born April 14, 1966) is a pitcher for the San Diego Padres. ... Ryne Dee Sandberg (born September 18, 1959 in Spokane, Washington), nicknamed Ryno, is a former second baseman in Major League Baseball who spent nearly his entire career with the Chicago Cubs. ...


The Giants, however, came back to put the game away in the bottom of the seventh. Les Lancaster took the mound to face the Giants. He was the winning pitcher in game two, but he had given up a home run to Robby Thompson. Lancaster inherited Brett Butler at first and his first hitter was Thompson. Moments later, Thompson had his second home run in his last two at-bats against Lancaster, and the Giants had a 5-4 lead they held the rest of the way. Don Robinson got the win in relief and Steve Bedrosian got the save. Lancaster got the loss, and the Giants had a 2-1 series lead. Les Lancaster (born April 21, 1962 in Dallas, Texas), is a former professional baseball player who pitched in the Major Leagues from 1987-1993. ... Robert Randall Thompson (born May 10, 1962 West Palm Beach, Florida) was a baseball infielder with an 11 year career from 1986 to 1996. ... Brett Morgan Butler (born June 15, 1957 in Los Angeles, California) is a former center fielder in Major League Baseball who played for five different teams from 1981 to 1997. ... Don Robinson (born June 8, 1957 in Ashland, Kentucky), is a former professional baseball player who pitched 15 years in the Major Leagues from 1978-1992. ... Steven Wayne Bedrosian (born December 6, 1957 in Methuen, Massachusetts) was an American baseball player from 1981 to 1995 with the Atlanta Braves, Philadelphia Phillies, San Francisco Giants and Minnesota Twins. ...


Game 4

October 8 at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California October 8 is the 281st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (282nd in leap years). ... Monster Park (colloquially, The Stick or Candlestick, after its original name of Candlestick Park) is an outdoor sports and entertainment stadium located in San Francisco, California. ... Nickname: Location of the City and County of San Francisco, California Coordinates: , Country United States of America State California City-County San Francisco Government  - Mayor Gavin Newsom Area  - City  47 sq mi (122 km²)  - Land  46. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chicago 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 4 12 1
San Francisco 1 0 2 1 2 0 0 0 X 6 9 1
W: Kelly Downs (1-0)   L: Steve Wilson (1-1)   S: Steve Bedrosian (2)
HR: CHCLuis Salazar (1)  SFMatt Williams (2)
Pitchers: CHC – Maddux, Wilson (4), Sanderson (6), Williams (8)  SF – Garrelts, Downs (5), Bedrosian (9)
Attendance: 62,078

In keeping with the first three games, the scoring began early in game four as the Cubs sought to tie the series and the Giants hoped to take a 3-1 lead in the series. The pitching match-up featured a rematch of first-game pitchers Scott Garrelts and Greg Maddux. Garrelts had triumphed in round one, but neither pitcher would be involved in the decision in the rematch. Kelly Robert Downs (born October 25, 1960 in Ogden, Utah) is a former professional baseball player who pitched in the Major Leagues for the San Francisco Giants and Oakland Athletics from 1986-1993. ... Stephen Douglas Wilson (born December 13, 1964, in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada) was a Major League Baseball left-handed pitcher. ... Steven Wayne Bedrosian (born December 6, 1957 in Methuen, Massachusetts) was an American baseball player from 1981 to 1995 with the Atlanta Braves, Philadelphia Phillies, San Francisco Giants and Minnesota Twins. ... Luis Salazar dressed for his high school senior prom Luis Salazar - Born on September 8, 1986. ... Matthew Derrick Matt Williams (born November 28, 1965 in Bishop, California) is a former Major League Baseball third baseman and right-handed batter who played for the San Francisco Giants (1987-96), Cleveland Indians (1997) and Arizona Diamondbacks (1998-2003). ... Gregory Alan Maddux (born April 14, 1966) is a pitcher for the San Diego Padres. ...


The Cubs opened the first playing small ball. A double by Sandberg followed by a short single by Smith and a line out to right by Mark Grace scored Sandberg to give the Cubs a 1-0 lead. The Giants mimicked the Cubs in the bottom of the first when Thompson walked, went to third on a Clark single, and scored on a Kevin Mitchell ground out. Luis Salazar then stunned the Giants faithful with a homer to give the Cubs a 2-1 lead in the second. But a bases loaded single by Matt Williams in the bottom of the third scored two runs and put the Giants back in front. José Uribe doubled in the fourth. Maddux seemingly had him picked off, but a throwing error put Uribe at third, and he scored on Maddux's wild pitch to make it 4-2 Giants. In the top of the fifth, Walton singled and scored on Grace's triple. Grace then scored on Dawson's double and the score was tied at four. But in the bottom of the fifth, Clark doubled and Matt Williams hit his second homer of the series to give the Giants a 6-4 lead that was the final score. Mark Eugene Grace (born June 28, 1964 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina) was a professional Major League Baseball player for 16 seasons with the Chicago Cubs and Arizona Diamondbacks. ... Kevin Darnell Mitchell is an American former Major League Baseball left fielder and third baseman. ... Luis Salazar dressed for his high school senior prom Luis Salazar - Born on September 8, 1986. ... Matthew Derrick Matt Williams (born November 28, 1965 in Bishop, California) is a former Major League Baseball third baseman and right-handed batter who played for the San Francisco Giants (1987-96), Cleveland Indians (1997) and Arizona Diamondbacks (1998-2003). ... José Uribe José Altagracia González Uribe (January 21, 1959 – December 8, 2006) was a Dominican shortstop in Major League Baseball from 1984 until 1993. ...


The Giants win gave them a three games to one edge and a chance to finish the series the next day at home. Kelly Downs was the winning pitcher, and Steve Wilson was the loser. Steve Bedrosian got his second save in as many days. Kelly Robert Downs (born October 25, 1960 in Ogden, Utah) is a former professional baseball player who pitched in the Major Leagues for the San Francisco Giants and Oakland Athletics from 1986-1993. ... Stephen Douglas Wilson (born December 13, 1964, in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada) was a Major League Baseball left-handed pitcher. ... Steven Wayne Bedrosian (born December 6, 1957 in Methuen, Massachusetts) was an American baseball player from 1981 to 1995 with the Atlanta Braves, Philadelphia Phillies, San Francisco Giants and Minnesota Twins. ...


Game 5

October 9 at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California October 9 is the 282nd day of the year (283rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Monster Park (colloquially, The Stick or Candlestick, after its original name of Candlestick Park) is an outdoor sports and entertainment stadium located in San Francisco, California. ... Nickname: Location of the City and County of San Francisco, California Coordinates: , Country United States of America State California City-County San Francisco Government  - Mayor Gavin Newsom Area  - City  47 sq mi (122 km²)  - Land  46. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chicago 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 10 1
San Francisco 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 X 3 4 1
W: Rick Reuschel (1-1)   L: Mike Bielecki (0-1)   S: Steve Bedrosian (3)
HR: CHC – None  SF – None
Pitchers: CHC – Bielecki, Williams (8), Lancaster (8)  SF – Reuschel, Bedrosian (9)
Attendance: 62,084

The Giants made it to their first World Series since 1962 with a 3-2 win over the Cubs to win the 1989 National League pennant, four games to one. The final game pitted Mike Bielecki against a well-rested (due to his quick exit from Game 2) Rick Reuschel. Reuschel made amends for his poor start in Game 2 by giving up only one run over eight innings. The one run Reuschel gave up was an unearned run the Cubs scored when Walton reached on an error by Mitchell and then scored on Sandberg's double. The Cubs held the 1-0 lead until the seventh inning when Will Clark tripled and scored on Mitchell's sacrifice fly. Rick Reuschel (pronounced RUSH-el) (born May 16, 1949 in Quincy, Illinois) was a major league baseball pitcher from the early 1970s into the late 1980s. ... Michael Joesph Bielecki (born July 31, 1959 in Baltimore, Maryland) is a former baseball player. ... Steven Wayne Bedrosian (born December 6, 1957 in Methuen, Massachusetts) was an American baseball player from 1981 to 1995 with the Atlanta Braves, Philadelphia Phillies, San Francisco Giants and Minnesota Twins. ... Dates October 14, 1989–October 28, 1989 MVP Dave Stewart (Oakland) Television network ABC Announcers Al Michaels, Tim McCarver, Jim Palmer Umpires Rich Garcia (AL), Paul Runge (NL), Al Clark (AL), Dutch Rennert (NL), Vic Voltaggio (AL), Eric Gregg (NL) The 1989 World Series was played between the Oakland Athletics... 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. ... Michael Joesph Bielecki (born July 31, 1959 in Baltimore, Maryland) is a former baseball player. ... Rick Reuschel (pronounced RUSH-el) (born May 16, 1949 in Quincy, Illinois) was a major league baseball pitcher from the early 1970s into the late 1980s. ... William Nuschler Clark, Jr. ...


With two outs in the eighth, the Cubs appeared ready to perhaps send the series back to Chicago. But Candy Maldonado pinch-hit for Reuschel and walked. Bielcki then proceeded the load the bases by walking both Butler and Thompson. Don Zimmer sent for Mitch Williams to end the jam, but Clark drove home the pennant winning runs with a single to center that gave the Giants a 3-1 lead. Les Lancaster got Matt Williams out to end the inning but the Cubs were finished. Candido Maldonado Guadarrama (born September 5, 1960 in Humacao, Puerto Rico) was a Major League Baseball outfielder from 1981 to 1995 for the Los Angeles Dodgers1981-1985, San Francisco Giants1986-1989, Cleveland Indians, Milwaukee Brewers, Toronto Blue Jays (twice), Chicago Cubs, and Texas Rangers. ... Donald William Zimmer (born January 17, 1931 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is a former infielder, manager and coach in Major League Baseball. ... Mitchell Steven Williams (born November 17, 1964, in Santa Ana, California) was a baseball relief pitcher who appeared for six teams in Major League Baseball from 1986 to 1997. ... Les Lancaster (born April 21, 1962 in Dallas, Texas), is a former professional baseball player who pitched in the Major Leagues from 1987-1993. ...


They did rally, however, in the ninth with three straight singles that made it 3-2. But Sandberg grounded out and the Giants were in their first World Series since 1962. Clark's stellar performance earned him Most Valuable Player honors for the Giants. Clark hit .650 with eight RBIs. Dates October 14, 1989–October 28, 1989 MVP Dave Stewart (Oakland) Television network ABC Announcers Al Michaels, Tim McCarver, Jim Palmer Umpires Rich Garcia (AL), Paul Runge (NL), Al Clark (AL), Dutch Rennert (NL), Vic Voltaggio (AL), Eric Gregg (NL) The 1989 World Series was played between the Oakland Athletics... 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. ... In sports, a Most Valuable Player (MVP) award is an honor typically bestowed upon the best performing player or players on a specific team, in an entire league, or for a particular contest or series of contests. ...


Quotes of the Series

Line drive, base hit into center field! In comes one, in comes Butler, going to third is Thompson! 3 to 1 San Francisco!!! - NBC's Vin Scully calling Will Clark's base hit off of Mitch Williams in Game 5.
Breaking ball hit to Robby Thompson...and that's it! - NBC's Vin Scully calling the final out of Game 5.
27 years of waiting have come to an end! The Giants have won the pennant! - San Francisco Giants broadcaster Hank Greenwald (on KNBR) after the pennant clinching out in Game 5.
For 25 years, NBC has covered Major League Baseball...and we gave it our best shot! Now it's time to move off the stage! - Vin Scully signing off for the final time (in light of NBC's final Major League Baseball telecast) on October 9, 1989.

Candido Maldonado Guadarrama (born September 5, 1960 in Humacao, Puerto Rico) was a Major League Baseball outfielder from 1981 to 1995 for the Los Angeles Dodgers1981-1985, San Francisco Giants1986-1989, Cleveland Indians, Milwaukee Brewers, Toronto Blue Jays (twice), Chicago Cubs, and Texas Rangers. ... Brett Morgan Butler (born June 15, 1957 in Los Angeles, California) is a former center fielder in Major League Baseball who played for five different teams from 1981 to 1997. ... Robert Randall Thompson (born May 10, 1962 West Palm Beach, Florida) was a baseball infielder with an 11 year career from 1986 to 1996. ... An NBC Sports camera capturing the action at Dodger Stadium. ... Vincent Edward Vin Scully (born November 29, 1927, in The Bronx, New York) is an American sportscaster, known primarily as the play-by-play voice of the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers baseball teams. ... William Nuschler Clark, Jr. ... Mitchell Steven Williams (born November 17, 1964, in Santa Ana, California) was a baseball relief pitcher who appeared for six teams in Major League Baseball from 1986 to 1997. ... In baseball, a breaking ball is a pitch which does not travel straight like a fastball as it approaches the batter. ... Robert Randall Thompson (born May 10, 1962 West Palm Beach, Florida) was a baseball infielder with an 11 year career from 1986 to 1996. ... An NBC Sports camera capturing the action at Dodger Stadium. ... Vincent Edward Vin Scully (born November 29, 1927, in The Bronx, New York) is an American sportscaster, known primarily as the play-by-play voice of the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers baseball teams. ... Hank Greenwald is a former Major League Baseball announcer, best known for his two tenures as the lead play-by-play announcer for the San Francisco Giants. ... KNBR, The Sports Leader, are the call letters associated with 680 AM in San Francisco and KTCT 1050 AM in San Mateo, California. ... NBC (a former acronym for National Broadcasting Company) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Vincent Edward Vin Scully (born November 29, 1927, in The Bronx, New York) is an American sportscaster, known primarily as the play-by-play voice of the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers baseball teams. ... October 9 is the 282nd day of the year (283rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This is a list of television-related events in 1989. ...

Trivia

  • Game 5 of the 1989 NLCS (October 9, 1989) was the last Major League Baseball game that NBC, who had broadcasted baseball games in some shape or form since 1947, would televise for five years. NBC would next televise a Major League Baseball game on July 12, 1994 (the All-Star Game from Pittsburgh).
  • NBC play-by-play man Vin Scully was unable to call Game 2 (on Wednesday, October 4) because he had come down with laryngitis. Thus, number two play-by-play man, Bob Costas filled-in for him. Interestingly, around the same time, Costas was assigned to call the American League Championship Series between Oakland and Toronto. Game 2 of the NLCS occurred on Thursday, October 5, which was an off day for the ALCS. NBC then decided to fly Costas from Toronto to Chicago to substitute for Scully on Thursday night. Afterwards, Costas flew back to Toronto, where he resumed work on the ALCS the next night.
  • Giants pitcher Dave Dravecky, who would ultimately have his pitching arm amputated due to cancer, broke his arm during the Giants' on-field celebration following Game 5.

 
 

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