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Encyclopedia > 1997 World Series
1997 World Series

Team Manager Games Won
Florida Marlins Jim Leyland 4
Cleveland Indians Mike Hargrove 3
Dates October 18, 1997October 26, 1997
MVP Liván Hernández (Florida)
Television network NBC
Announcers Bob Costas, Joe Morgan and Bob Uecker
Umpires Ed Montague (NL), Dale Ford (AL), Joe West (NL), Greg Kosc (AL), Randy Marsh (NL), Ken Kaiser (AL)

The 1997 World Series is regarded as one of the more exciting Series in recent memory. It featured the Cleveland Indians, who were playing in their second World Series in three years. Their opponents were the Florida Marlins, who had set a record by reaching the Series in only their fifth season. The Marlins were underdogs, but they capped a stunning season by beating the Indians in seven games, becoming the first ever wild card team to win the Series. The final of Game 7 was decided in extra innings on an Edgar Rentería single. It is sometimes called "The Latino Series," "The Hispanic Series" and "The Latin Series" because of the many players of Latin-American descent that figured prominently in this World Series. Image File history File links World_Series_Logo_1997. ... Major league affiliations National League (1993–present) East Division (1993–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 42 Name Florida Marlins (1993–present) Other nicknames The Fish Ballpark Dolphin Stadium (1993–present) a. ... James Richard Leyland (born December 15, 1944, in Perrysburg, Ohio) is a Major League Baseball manager for the Detroit Tigers. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 5, 14, 18, 19, 21, 42, 455 Name Cleveland Indians (1915–present) Cleveland Naps (1905-1914) Cleveland Bronchos (1902-1904) Cleveland Blues (1901) Other nicknames The Tribe, The Wahoos Ballpark Jacobs Field (1994–present... Dudley Michael Hargrove (born October 26, 1949 in Perryton, Texas) is a former Major League Baseball player and was last manager of the Seattle Mariners. ... is the 291st day of the year (292nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... is the 299th day of the year (300th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... The World Series MVP Award is given to the player who most contributes to his teams success in the World Series. ... Eisler Liván Hernández Carrera (born February 20, 1975 in Villa Clara, Cuba), known as Liván Hernández (), is a starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who plays for the Arizona Diamondbacks (2006-present). ... A television network is a distribution network for television content whereby a central operation provides programming for many television stations. ... An NBC Sports camera capturing the action at Dodger Stadium. ... American Sportscasters A sportscaster, sports announcer, or sports commentator is a type of journalist on radio or television who specializes in reporting or commenting on sports events. ... Robert Quinlan Costas (born March 22, 1952) is an American sportscaster, on the air for the NBC network since the early 1980s. ... This article is about the former Major League Baseball player. ... Robert George Uecker ((IPA pronunciation: [], a homophone of the card game Euchre) (born January 26, 1935 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is an American former Major League Baseball player, later an award-winning sportscaster, comedian and actor. ... Home plate umpire Gary Darling signals that the last pitch was a strike In baseball, the umpire is the person charged with officiating the game, including beginning and ending the game, enforcing the rules of the game and the grounds, making judgment calls on plays, and meting out discipline. ... Ed Montague with Cardinals manager Tony La Russa Edward Michael Montague (born November 3, 1948 in San Francisco, California) is an umpire in Major League Baseball. ... Robert Dale Ford (born July 6, 1942) is a Tennessee politician and a member of the Tennessee House of Representatives representing the 6th district, which is composed of parts of Washington County and Hawkins County. ... Joseph Henry West (born October 31, 1952 in Asheville, North Carolina) is an umpire in Major League Baseball who has worked in the National League in 1976 and from 1978 to 1999, and throughout both major leagues since 2002. ... Gregory John Kosc (born April 27, 1949 in Bridgeport, Connecticut) is a former umpire in Major League Baseball who worked in the American League from 1976 to 1999. ... 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. ... Kenneth John Kaiser (born July 26, 1945 in Rochester, New York) is a former umpire in Major League Baseball who worked in the American League from 1977 to 1999. ... The following are the events of the year 1997 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 5, 14, 18, 19, 21, 42, 455 Name Cleveland Indians (1915–present) Cleveland Naps (1905-1914) Cleveland Bronchos (1902-1904) Cleveland Blues (1901) Other nicknames The Tribe, The Wahoos Ballpark Jacobs Field (1994–present... Major league affiliations National League (1993–present) East Division (1993–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 42 Name Florida Marlins (1993–present) Other nicknames The Fish Ballpark Dolphin Stadium (1993–present) a. ... An underdog is a person or group in a competition, frequently in electoral politics, sports, and creative works, who is popularly expected to lose. ... In North American professional sports leagues, the term wild card refers to a team that qualifies for the championship playoffs without winning their specific subdivision (usually called a conference or division) outright. ... Edgar Enrique Rentería (pronounced as IPA: ) (born August 7, 1975 in Barranquilla, Colombia) is a shortstop in Major League Baseball who plays for the Atlanta Braves (as of 2006). ...

Contents

Game 1

October 18, 1997 at Pro Player Stadium in Miami, Florida is the 291st day of the year (292nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Interior of Dolphin Stadium, football configuration Dolphin Stadium (previously known as Joe Robbie Stadium, Pro Player Park, Pro Player Stadium[1], and Dolphins Stadium) is a football, lacrosse, soccer and baseball stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, a suburb north of Miami. ... Miami redirects here. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cleveland 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 4 11 0
Florida 0 0 1 4 2 0 0 0 x 7 7 1
W: Livan Hernandez (1-0)   L: Orel Hershiser (0-1)  S: Robb Nen (1)
HR: CLEManny Ramirez (1), Jim Thome (1)  FLAMoises Alou (1), Charles Johnson (1)

The First World Series game in the state of Florida, Game 1 featured a youngster and a veteran facing each other on the mound. Fresh off his NCLS MVP performance, Livan Hernandez took the hill for the Marlins and quickly gave up a run in the 1st thanks to a double by leadoff man Bip Roberts and an RBI single by David Justice. Indian starter Orel Hershiser got by the first two innings unscathed. However, after the Marlins tied the game in the 3rd, they scored 4 runs in the 4th. The inning climaxed when Moises Alou and Charles Johnson hit back-to-back homers (Alou's was a three-run shot off the left field foul pole). The Marlins added two in the 5th to knock Orel out of the game. The Indians crept back in the game slowly thanks to solo shots by Manny Ramirez and Jim Thome and entered the 9th inning down only 7-4. Florida closer Robb Nen came in and was able to get out of a jam by striking out Sandy Alomar and Thome with two men aboard. Eisler Liván Hernández Carrera (born February 20, 1975 in Villa Clara, Cuba), better known as Liván Hernández [lee-VAHN er-NAN-deth], is a right-handed starting pitcher who plays with the Washington Nationals. ... Orël Leonard Hershiser IV (born September 16, 1958) is a former professional right-handed pitcher and is currently an analyst for Baseball Tonight on ESPN. In 1988, he won the Cy Young Award, the NLCS MVP and the World Series MVP with the L.A. Dodgers. ... Robb Nen Robert Allan Robb Nen (born November 28, 1969 in San Pedro, California) was a former right-handed relief pitcher in Major League Baseball, more specifically a closer. ... Manuel Arístides (Manny) Ramírez Onelcida [ra-MEE-res] (born May 30, 1972) is an outfielder in Major League Baseball who has played for the Boston Red Sox since 2001. ... James Howard Jim Thome (born August 27, 1970 in Peoria, Illinois) is a Major League Baseball player who currently plays for the Chicago White Sox. ... Moisés Rojas Alou (born July 3, 1966 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an All-Star outfielder in Major League Baseball. ... Charles Edward Johnson, Jr. ... // National Association. ... // When an umpire makes a bad call on a pitch, he may implicitly acknowledge it on a later pitch by making another bad call to make up for the first. ... Eisler Liván Hernández Carrera (born February 20, 1975 in Villa Clara, Cuba), better known as Liván Hernández [lee-VAHN er-NAN-deth], is a right-handed starting pitcher who plays with the Washington Nationals. ... // a player placed high in the batting order for his tendency to hit for average and steal bases is said to set the table for the power hitters behind him in the lineup. ... Leon Joseph Roberts (born October 27, 1963, Berkeley, California} is an American baseball player. ... David Justice (born April 14, 1966 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is a former right fielder in Major League Baseball who played for the Atlanta Braves (1989-96), Cleveland Indians (1997-2000), New York Yankees (2000-01), and Oakland Athletics (2002). ... Orël Leonard Hershiser IV (born September 16, 1958) is a former professional right-handed pitcher and is currently an analyst for Baseball Tonight on ESPN. In 1988, he won the Cy Young Award, the NLCS MVP and the World Series MVP with the L.A. Dodgers. ... Moisés Rojas Alou (born July 3, 1966 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an All-Star outfielder in Major League Baseball. ... Charles Johnson may refer to one of several individuals, including: Charles R. Johnson, contemporary African_American author Charles Johnson, 18th century Democratic_Republican politician from North Carolina Charles Elliott Johnson, contemporary Democratic politician from North Carolina Charles Johnson, Major League Baseball player Charles B. Johnson, chairman of Franklin Resources, Inc. ... // A breaking pitch, usually a slider or cut fastball that, due to its lateral motion, passes through a small part of the strike zone on the outside edge of the plate after appearing it would miss the plate entirely. ... // Main article: Sabermetrics Sabermetrics is the analysis of baseball through objective evidence, especially baseball statistics. ... // The World Series -- the championship series of Major League Baseball, in which the champion of the American League faces off against the champion of the National League. ... // Main article: Sabermetrics Sabermetrics is the analysis of baseball through objective evidence, especially baseball statistics. ... Manuel Arístides (Manny) Ramírez Onelcida [ra-MEE-res] (born May 30, 1972) is an outfielder in Major League Baseball who has played for the Boston Red Sox since 2001. ... James Howard Jim Thome (born August 27, 1970 in Peoria, Illinois) is a Major League Baseball player who currently plays for the Chicago White Sox. ... Robb Nen Robert Allan Robb Nen (born November 28, 1969 in San Pedro, California) was a former right-handed relief pitcher in Major League Baseball, more specifically a closer. ... // A home run or to hit a home run. ... Santos Sandy Alomar Velazquez, Jr. ...


Game 2

October 19, 1997 at Pro Player Stadium in Miami, Florida is the 292nd day of the year (293rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Interior of Dolphin Stadium, football configuration Dolphin Stadium (previously known as Joe Robbie Stadium, Pro Player Park, Pro Player Stadium[1], and Dolphins Stadium) is a football, lacrosse, soccer and baseball stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, a suburb north of Miami. ... Miami redirects here. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cleveland 1 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 6 14 0
Florida 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 0
W: Chad Ogea (1-0)   L: Kevin Brown (0-1)  
HR: CLESandy Alomar Jr. (1)

Game 2 matched up Florida ace Kevin Brown against little known Chad Ogea, who had lost 2 games in the ALCS. Both teams scored in the first, thanks to RBI singles by Justice for the Indians and Jeff Conine for the Marlins. Ogea barely escaped further damage when Alou got under a hanging curveball, but merely flied out to the warning track, missing his second three-run homer in as many nights by inches. After that, Ogea settled in and did not allow any more runs. Brown pitched well until the 5th when the Indians strung together three straight singles by Matt Williams, Sandy Alomar, and Marquis Grissom. Later in the inning, with runners on second and third, Bip Roberts drove in a pair of runs with a single up the middle giving the Tribe a 4-1 lead. The three-run lead ballooned to five when Alomar hit a laser into the left field stands for a two run homer in the 6th. Chad Wayne Ogea (born November 9, 1970 in Lake Charles, Louisiana) was a Major League Baseball pitcher. ... James Kevin (Kevin) Brown (born March 14, 1965) is a former Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher. ... Santos Sandy Alomar Velazquez, Jr. ... // Double-A (AA) is the second-highest level of minor league baseball (below AAA), and includes the Eastern League, the Southern League, and the Texas League. ... James Kevin (Kevin) Brown (born March 14, 1965) is a former Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher. ... Chad Wayne Ogea (born November 9, 1970 in Lake Charles, Louisiana) was a Major League Baseball pitcher. ... David Justice (born April 14, 1966 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is a former right fielder in Major League Baseball who played for the Atlanta Braves (1989-96), Cleveland Indians (1997-2000), New York Yankees (2000-01), and Oakland Athletics (2002). ... Jeffrey Guy Conine (born June 27, 1966 in Tacoma, Washington) is a first baseman/outfielder in Major League Baseball for the New York Mets. ... Matt Williams can refer to different people: Matt Williams: a Major League Baseball player Matt Williams: a Rugby Union coach Matt Williams, a television show producer of shows like Roseanne and Home Improvement. ... Sandy Alomar can refer to different people: Sandy Alomar, Sr. ... Marquis Deon Grissom, nicknamed Grip (born 17 April 1967) is a former Major League Baseball player. ...


Game 3

October 21, 1997 at Jacobs Field in Cleveland, Ohio is the 294th day of the year (295th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Jacobs Field (informally called The Jake) is a baseball stadium located in the middle of downtown Cleveland, Ohio. ... Cleveland redirects here. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Florida 1 0 1 1 0 2 2 0 7 14 16 3
Cleveland 2 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 4 11 10 3
W: Dennis Cook (1-0)   L: Eric Plunk (0-1)  S: Robb Nen (2)
HR: FLAGary Sheffield (1), Darren Daulton (1), Jim Eisenreich (1)  CLEJim Thome (2)

Game 3 was a wild affair that ended with the Marlins grabbing a 2-1 series lead. In the top of the 1st, Gary Sheffield started the scoring with a solo shot to left. In the bottom half, the Indians retaliated with two runs thanks to two broken bat RBI singles by Matt Williams and Sandy Alomar. Florida took the lead 3-2 on a Darren Daulton homer in the 3rd and four walks allowed by Indians starter Charles Nagy in the 4th. However, the Indians got a gift in the bottom of the 4th, when they drew four consecutive free passes from Marlins starter Al Lieter, and then a throwing error by third baseman Bobby Bonilla allowed two more runs to score. The Tribe went up 7-3 on Jim Thome's 2-run blast to right in the 5th inning. His home run was nullified in the 6th by Jim Eisenreich's 2 run homer that cut the lead to 7-5. In the 8th, the Marlins finished their comeback with Edgar Renteria and [[Gary Sheffield}Sheffield]] each driving in a run, making the score 7-7. In the 9th, it all fell apart for Cleveland thanks to three errors and seemingly one hit after another by the Marlins, with Bonilla and Sheffield driving in a pair of runs each. When the carnage was over the Marlins led 14-7. Even though the Indians came back with 4 runs of their own in the 9th, it was not enough. Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Eric Vaughn Plunk (born September 3, 1963 in Wilmington, California), is a former professional baseball player who pitched in the Major Leagues from 1986-1999. ... Robb Nen Robert Allan Robb Nen (born November 28, 1969 in San Pedro, California) was a former right-handed relief pitcher in Major League Baseball, more specifically a closer. ... For the military historian, see: Gary Sheffield (historian) Gary Antonian Sheffield (born November 18, 1968 in Tampa, Florida) is a Major League Baseball designated hitter and outfielder for the Detroit Tigers. ... Darren Arthur Daulton (born January 3, 1962 in Arkansas City, Kansas), nicknamed Dutch, is a former catcher in Major League Baseball best remembered for his years with the Philadelphia Phillies. ... James Michael Eisenreich (born April 18, 1959 St. ... James Howard Jim Thome (born August 27, 1970 in Peoria, Illinois) is a Major League Baseball player who currently plays for the Chicago White Sox. ... For the military historian, see: Gary Sheffield (historian) Gary Antonian Sheffield (born November 18, 1968 in Tampa, Florida) is a Major League Baseball designated hitter and outfielder for the Detroit Tigers. ... Matt Williams can refer to different people: Matt Williams: a Major League Baseball player Matt Williams: a Rugby Union coach Matt Williams, a television show producer of shows like Roseanne and Home Improvement. ... Darren Arthur Daulton (born January 3, 1962 in Arkansas City, Kansas), nicknamed Dutch, is a former catcher in Major League Baseball best remembered for his years with the Philadelphia Phillies. ... // The World Series -- the championship series of Major League Baseball, in which the champion of the American League faces off against the champion of the National League. ... Roberto Martin Antonio Bobby Bonilla (born February 23, 1963 in the Bronx, New York) is a former player in Major League Baseball who played from 1986 to 2001. ... James Michael Eisenreich (born April 18, 1959 St. ... Edgar Enrique Rentería [ren-ter-EE-ah] (born August 7, 1975 in Barranquilla, Colombia) is a Major League Baseball shortstop and right-handed batter who plays for the Boston Red Sox. ...


Game 4

October 22, 1997 at Jacobs Field in Cleveland, Ohio is the 295th day of the year (296th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Jacobs Field (informally called The Jake) is a baseball stadium located in the middle of downtown Cleveland, Ohio. ... Cleveland redirects here. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Florida 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 3 6 2
Cleveland 3 0 3 0 2 1 1 2 X 10 15 0
W: Jaret Wright (1-0)   L: Tony Saunders (0-1)  
HR: FLAMoises Alou (2)  CLEManny Ramirez (2), Matt Williams (1)

This back-and-forth World Series continued that way in Game 4. Both teams were greeted by snow during batting practice and freezing temperatures throughout this contest. The official gametime temperature of 38°F (3.3°C) remains as of 2006 the coldest recorded in World Series history, while as the game progressed media outlets reported wind chill readings as low as 15°F (-9.5°C). Two rookies opposed each other on the mound this night; Jaret Wright for the Indians and Tony Saunders for the Marlins. The Indians stormed out of the gate with three runs in the 1st, highlighted by Manny Ramirez's opposite field two run homer. The Indians got three runs in the third inning as well and never looked back. Matt Williams turned out to be the offensive hero by reaching base six times, which included a two run blast in the 8th to close the scoring. Jaret Samuel Wright (born December 29, 1975 in Anaheim, California) is a starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who currently plays for the Baltimore Orioles. ... Anthony Scott Tony Saunders (born April 29, 1974 in Baltimore) was a major league pitcher for 3 seasons between 1997 and 1999. ... Moisés Rojas Alou (born July 3, 1966 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an All-Star outfielder in Major League Baseball. ... Manuel Arístides (Manny) Ramírez Onelcida [ra-MEE-res] (born May 30, 1972) is an outfielder in Major League Baseball who has played for the Boston Red Sox since 2001. ... 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). ... Fahrenheit is a temperature scale named after the German physicist Gabriel Fahrenheit (1686–1736), who proposed it in 1724. ... The degree Celsius (symbol: °C) is an SI derived unit of temperature. ... 2006 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Wind chill is the apparent temperature felt on the exposed human (or animal) body due to the combination of air temperature and wind speed. ...


Game 5

October 23, 1997 at Jacobs Field in Cleveland, Ohio is the 296th day of the year (297th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Jacobs Field (informally called The Jake) is a baseball stadium located in the middle of downtown Cleveland, Ohio. ... Cleveland redirects here. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Florida 0 2 0 0 0 4 0 1 1 8 15 2
Cleveland 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 7 9 0
W: Livan Hernandez (2-0)   L: Orel Hershiser (0-2)  S: Robb Nen (3)
HR: FLAMoises Alou (3)  CLESandy Alomar Jr. (2)

Game 5 was a rematch of Game 1's starting pitchers Livan Hernandez and Orel Hershiser. The Marlins jumped out to a quick 2-1 lead heading into the 3rd. Indians catcher Sandy Alomar then turned the game around by launching a towering 3-run bomb. It remained 4-2 until the 6th, when Moises Alou hit his second 3-run homer off Hershiser in as many games and his 3rd home run of the series. Livan pitched terrifically in the middle innings, not allowing any runs until the 9th. Florida scored what seemed at the time to be two meaningless runs late in the game to extend their lead to 8-4 (Alou scored one and drove in the other). However, the 9th inning was a nailbiter with Livan and Robb Nen struggling to hold the lead. Omar Vizquel drove in one run with a hit, then Justice drove in two with a single up the middle. Jim Thome smashed a double in the left- center field gap to drive in Justice and make the score 8-7. With Thome at second, Alomar came up, having already driven in 20 RBIs throughout the playoffs and 4 in the game. Sandy flied out to right field to end the game thus giving the Fish a 3-2 series lead. Eisler Liván Hernández Carrera (born February 20, 1975 in Villa Clara, Cuba), better known as Liván Hernández [lee-VAHN er-NAN-deth], is a right-handed starting pitcher who plays with the Washington Nationals. ... Orël Leonard Hershiser IV (born September 16, 1958) is a former professional right-handed pitcher and is currently an analyst for Baseball Tonight on ESPN. In 1988, he won the Cy Young Award, the NLCS MVP and the World Series MVP with the L.A. Dodgers. ... Robb Nen Robert Allan Robb Nen (born November 28, 1969 in San Pedro, California) was a former right-handed relief pitcher in Major League Baseball, more specifically a closer. ... Moisés Rojas Alou (born July 3, 1966 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an All-Star outfielder in Major League Baseball. ... Santos Sandy Alomar Velazquez, Jr. ... // A breaking pitch, usually a slider or cut fastball that, due to its lateral motion, passes through a small part of the strike zone on the outside edge of the plate after appearing it would miss the plate entirely. ...


Game 6

October 25, 1997 at Pro Player Stadium in Miami, Florida is the 298th day of the year (299th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Interior of Dolphin Stadium, football configuration Dolphin Stadium (previously known as Joe Robbie Stadium, Pro Player Park, Pro Player Stadium[1], and Dolphins Stadium) is a football, lacrosse, soccer and baseball stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, a suburb north of Miami. ... Miami redirects here. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cleveland 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 4 7 0
Florida 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 8 0
W: Chad Ogea (2-0)   L: Kevin Brown (0-2)  S: Jose Mesa (1)

The series returned to the warmer climate of Miami for Game 6. Kevin Brown opposed Chad Ogea again and again Brown inexplicably struggled while Ogea flourished. Chad himself drove in the first two runs with a bases loaded single in the 2nd, and Manny Ramirez hit a sacrifice fly in the 4th and the 6th. With the Tribe leading 4-1 in the 6th, Ogea ran into serious trouble. The Marlins put runners on second and third with two out as reliever Mike Jackson replaced Ogea. Marlins catcher Charles Johnson stepped to the plate and proceeded to hit a sharp grounder that was headed for left field. Indians gold glove shortstop Omar Vizquel dove for the ball, grabbed it, sprung to his feet, and hurled a perfect strike to 1st base just before Johnson arrived. The play ended the threat and broke the Marlins spirits. In the 9th, closer Jose Mesa wrapped up the win, tying the series at 3-3. Chad Wayne Ogea (born November 9, 1970 in Lake Charles, Louisiana) was a Major League Baseball pitcher. ... James Kevin (Kevin) Brown (born March 14, 1965) is a former Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher. ... José Ramón Nova Mesa [MAY-sah] (nickname Joe Table; born May 22, 1966 in Pueblo Viejo, Dominican Republic) is a relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who currently plays for the Pittsburgh Pirates. ...


Game 7

October 26, 1997 at Pro Player Stadium in Miami, Florida is the 299th day of the year (300th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Interior of Dolphin Stadium, football configuration Dolphin Stadium (previously known as Joe Robbie Stadium, Pro Player Park, Pro Player Stadium[1], and Dolphins Stadium) is a football, lacrosse, soccer and baseball stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, a suburb north of Miami. ... Miami redirects here. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R H E
Cleveland 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 2
Florida 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 3 8 0
W: Jay Powell (1-0)   L: Charles Nagy (0-1)  
HRFLA: Bobby Bonilla (1)

Game 7 turned out to be a classic World Series seventh game with the Marlins capturing the Crown. Cleveland drew first blood in this game when in the third inning, starter Al Leiter allowed a walk to Jim Thome and a hit by Marquis Grissom. A sacrifice bunt moved the runners to second and third and with two outs Tony Fernandez laced a 2-run single to center. Indians starter Jaret Wright was dominant for 6 innings, holding the 2-0 lead. But in the 7th, Bobby Bonilla blasted a titanic home run from Wright cutting the lead to 2-1. The Indians blew a golden chance for insurance in the top of the 9th, when with 1 out and Alomar on third, Grissom grounded to short. With the infield drawn in, shortstop Edgar Renteria fired home to catcher Charles Johnson who tagged out Alomar trying to score. In the 9th, Jose Mesa was brought in to close out the series and bring Cleveland its first title since 1948. Moises Alou led off the inning with a single. With one out, Charles Johnson lined a single to right that advanced Alou to third base. Then Craig Counsell hit a sacrifice fly to right that tied the score at 2, sending the contest into extra frames. The bottom of the 11th started with a one out single by Bobby Bonilla off Game 3 starter Charles Nagy. Counsell then hit a roller toward second. Fernandez moved in and to his left to field the ball but it skipped under his glove for an error. As the ball headed for right field, Bonilla scampered to third. A necessary intentional walk filled the bases with one out. Devon White then hit into a force play (second baseman to catcher) for out number two of the inning. But the next batter, Edgar Renteria, who had come through all season long for Florida in clutch situations, bounced a Nagy slider over the pitcher's head. The ball skipped off Nagy's glove, up the middle and into center field for a hit. Counsell charged to home plate with both fists raised in the air as the Marlins took the series and the Championship. We dont have an article called Jay Powell Start this article Search for Jay Powell in. ... Charles Harrison Nagy (born on May 5, 1967 in Bridgeport, Connecticut) is a former MLB all-star baseball player — a right-handed pitcher. ... Roberto Martin Antonio Bobby Bonilla (born February 23, 1963 in the Bronx, New York) is a former player in Major League Baseball who played from 1986 to 2001. ... José Ramón Nova Mesa [MAY-sah] (nickname Joe Table; born May 22, 1966 in Pueblo Viejo, Dominican Republic) is a relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who currently plays for the Pittsburgh Pirates. ... Moisés Rojas Alou (born July 3, 1966 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an All-Star outfielder in Major League Baseball. ... Craig John Counsell (born August 21, 1970 in South Bend, Indiana) is a Major League Baseball infielder who currently plays for the Arizona Diamondbacks and has a career batting average of . ... Devon White (December 29, 1962-) was a Jamaican baseball player. ...


After Game 7, the trophy presentation, usually taking place in the winning team's locker room regardless of venue, took place on the field before the crowd of 67,204. This is now a standard procedure whenever the Champions are the home team of the deciding game (the only exception being 1999, when the New York Yankees chose to celebrate in their locker room). Dates October 23, 1999–October 27, 1999 MVP Mariano Rivera (New York) Television network NBC Announcers Bob Costas and Joe Morgan Umpires Randy Marsh (NL), Derryl Cousins (AL), Gerry Davis (NL), Rocky Roe (AL), Steve Rippley (NL), Jim Joyce (AL) The 1999 World Series matched the defending champion New York... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as...


Quotes

Thome hits it into deep right field, Gary Sheffield is back, at the wall, leaps, he caught it!!....it's the play of the series, it's the play of the 1997 World Series.

- Bob Costas (NBC Sports) commentating on Marlins right fielder Gary Sheffield robbing a home run from Cleveland Indians first baseman Jim Thome. James Howard Jim Thome (born August 27, 1970 in Peoria, Illinois) is a Major League Baseball player who currently plays for the Chicago White Sox. ... For the military historian, see: Gary Sheffield (historian) Gary Antonian Sheffield (born November 18, 1968 in Tampa, Florida) is a Major League Baseball designated hitter and outfielder for the Detroit Tigers. ... Robert Quinlan Costas (born March 22, 1952) is an American sportscaster, on the air for the NBC network since the early 1980s. ... The NBC Sports logo used since 1989. ... For the military historian, see: Gary Sheffield (historian) Gary Antonian Sheffield (born November 18, 1968 in Tampa, Florida) is a Major League Baseball designated hitter and outfielder for the Detroit Tigers. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 5, 14, 18, 19, 21, 42, 455 Name Cleveland Indians (1915–present) Cleveland Naps (1905-1914) Cleveland Bronchos (1902-1904) Cleveland Blues (1901) Other nicknames The Tribe, The Wahoos Ballpark Jacobs Field (1994–present... James Howard Jim Thome (born August 27, 1970 in Peoria, Illinois) is a Major League Baseball player who currently plays for the Chicago White Sox. ...

A liner off Nagy's glove, into center-field. The Florida Marlins have won...the World Series!!!

- NBC Sports announcer Bob Costas calling Edgar Rentería's series winning hit. Charles Harrison Nagy (born on May 5, 1967 in Bridgeport, Connecticut) is a former MLB all-star baseball player — a right-handed pitcher. ... The NBC Sports logo used since 1989. ... Robert Quinlan Costas (born March 22, 1952) is an American sportscaster, on the air for the NBC network since the early 1980s. ... Edgar Enrique Rentería (pronounced as IPA: ) (born August 7, 1975 in Barranquilla, Colombia) is a shortstop in Major League Baseball who plays for the Atlanta Braves (as of 2006). ...

The Men in Teal are for real!!!

-Bob Costas after Edgar Rentería's hit, while Jim Leyland is being carried by his players on the field. Major league affiliations National League (1993–present) East Division (1993–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 42 Name Florida Marlins (1993–present) Other nicknames The Fish Ballpark Dolphin Stadium (1993–present) a. ... Robert Quinlan Costas (born March 22, 1952) is an American sportscaster, on the air for the NBC network since the early 1980s. ... Edgar Enrique Rentería (pronounced as IPA: ) (born August 7, 1975 in Barranquilla, Colombia) is a shortstop in Major League Baseball who plays for the Atlanta Braves (as of 2006). ... James Richard Leyland (born December 15, 1944, in Perrysburg, Ohio) is a Major League Baseball manager for the Detroit Tigers. ...

I love you Miami!!!

- Liván Hernández while lifting the 1997 World Series MVP Award. Miami redirects here. ... Eisler Liván Hernández Carrera (born February 20, 1975 in Villa Clara, Cuba), known as Liván Hernández (), is a starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who plays for the Arizona Diamondbacks (2006-present). ...

A five-year old child becomes king!

- Marlins radio announcer Joe Angel, as Craig Counsell scored the winning run of the World Series Joe Angel is a radio play-by-play announcer for the Baltimore Orioles of Major League Baseball. ... Craig John Counsell (born August 21, 1970 in South Bend, Indiana) is a Major League Baseball infielder who currently plays for the Arizona Diamondbacks and has a career batting average of . ...

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