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The 2003 National League Championship Series was a Major League Baseball playoff series played from October 7 to October 15 to determine the champion of the National League, between the Central Division champion Chicago Cubs and the wild-card qualifying Florida Marlins. The Cubs, by virtue of being a division winner, had the home field advantage. Image File history File links 2003NLCSLogo. ... The following are the events of the year 2003 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... 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. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... is the 280th day of the year (281st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 288th day of the year (289th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The National League of Professional Baseball Clubs, or simply the National League, is the older of two leagues constituting Major League Baseball in the United States and Canada and the worlds oldest extant professional team sports league. ... 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 National League (1993–present) East Division (1993–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 42 Name Florida Marlins (1993–present) Ballpark Dolphin Stadium (1993–present) a. ...


The two teams were victorious in the NL Division Series (NLDS), with the Cubs defeating the Eastern Division champion Atlanta Braves 3 games to 2, and the Marlins defeating the Western Division champion San Francisco Giants 3 games to 1. The 2003 National League Division Series, the first round of the 2003 National League playoffs, pitted the NL East Champion Atlanta Braves (101-61) against the NL Central Champion Chicago Cubs (88-74), and the NL West Champion San Francisco Giants (100-62) against the Wild Card Florida Marlins (91... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) East Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 21, 35, 41, 42, 44 Name Atlanta Braves (1966–present) Milwaukee Braves (1953-1965) Boston Braves (1941-1952) Boston Bees (1936-1940) Boston Braves (1912-1935) Boston Rustlers (1911) Boston Doves (1907-1910) Boston... 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) Other nicknames Jints, Gigantes, G-Men Ballpark AT...


The series is most remembered for events that unfolded in the top of the eighth inning of Game 6. Coming into the game, the Cubs led the series three games to two with the final two games at Wrigley Field in Chicago. The Cubs also had their best two pitchers, Mark Prior and Kerry Wood, slated to start the final two games. Leading 3-0 and just five outs away from their first World Series since 1945, Steve Bartman, a fan, reached for a foul ball hit by Luis Castillo off of Prior, preventing Cub outfielder Moises Alou from catching it. Castillo proceeded to walk and Prior and the Cubs never recovered from the incident. Aided by Castillo's walk and later an error by Cubs shortstop Alex S. Gonzalez on a potential double-play grounder, the Marlins went on to score eight runs in the inning and won the game 8-3. The Marlins went on to win Game 7 and then to defeat the New York Yankees in the World Series. 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. ... Mark William Prior (born September 7, 1980 in San Diego, California, USA) is a right-handed starting pitcher for the Iowa Cubs, the Class AAA affiliate of Major League Baseballs Chicago Cubs. ... Kerry Lee Wood (born June 16, 1977 in Irving, Texas) is an American baseball player. ... The 1945 World Series matched the American League Detroit Tigers against the National League Chicago Cubs. ... Steve Bartman (top middle wearing black sweatshirt) and Moises Alou both reach to catch the foul ball hit by Luis Castillo that made him infamous Steven D. Steve Bartman (born October 1, 1977) [1] [2] is a resident of the Chicago area, who gained notoriety on the evening of October... Luis Antonio Castillo (born September 12, 1975 in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic) is a Major League Baseball second baseman for the Minnesota Twins. ... Moisés Rojas Alou (born July 3, 1966 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an All-Star outfielder in Major League Baseball. ... Alexander Scott Gonzalez (born April 8, 1973 in Miami, Florida) is a shortstop and third baseman who is no longer an active Major League baseball player. ... 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... The 2003 World Series marked the 100th anniversary of the first modern World Series. ...


Chicago manager Dusty Baker, who won the NL pennant in 2002 with the San Francisco Giants, fell short in his bid to become the first manager ever to take different teams to the World Series in consecutive years. Johnnie B. Dusty Baker, Jr. ... The 2002 National League Championship Series was a Major League Baseball playoff series played from October 9 to 14, 2002 to determine the champion of the National League, between the Central Division champion St. ...


Managers: Dusty Baker (Chicago), Jack McKeon (Florida) Johnnie B. Dusty Baker, Jr. ... John Aloysius McKeon (born November 23, 1930 in South Amboy, New Jersey), nicknamed Trader Jack, was a manager in Major League Baseball for the Florida Marlins. ...


Umpires: Jerry Crawford (Games 1, 3-7), Chuck Meriwether, Fieldin Culbreth, Larry Vanover (Game 2), Mike Everitt, Larry Poncino, Mike Reilly Gerald Joseph Crawford (born August 13, 1947 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an umpire for Major League Baseball. ... Julius Edward Chuck Meriwether (born June 30, 1956 in Nashville, Tennessee) is an umpire in Major League Baseball. ... Fieldin Henry Culbreth, III (born March 16, 1963 in Spartanburg, South Carolina) is a professional Major League Baseball umpire. ... Michael Eugene Reilly (born July 2, 1949 in Sioux City, Iowa) is an umpire in Major League Baseball who has worked in the American League from 1978 to 1999 and throughout both major leagues since 2000. ...


Series MVP: Iván Rodríguez (Florida) This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Television: Fox (Tom Brennaman, Steve Lyons and Al Leiter announcing) The Fox Broadcasting Company, usually referred to as just Fox (the company itself prefers the capitalized version FOX), is a television network in the United States. ... Thom Brennaman is an American sportscaster, and the son of sportscaster Marty Brennaman. ... Steve Lyons is a British writer. ... Alois Terry Al Leiter [lighter] (born October 23, 1965 in Toms River, New Jersey), is a retired Major League Baseball left-handed starting pitcher who played with the New York Yankees (1987-89, 2005), the Florida Marlins (1996-97, 2005), the Toronto Blue Jays (1989-95) and the New York...

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Game 1

October 7: Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois is the 280th day of the year (281st 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. ...


The Marlins took Game One of the series, coming back from an early 4-0 deficit. They scored 5 runs in the third on 3 home runs from Juan Encarnacion, rookie Miguel Cabrera, and Ivan "Pudge" Rodríguez. In the 6th inning, down 6-4, the Cubs tied the game on an Alex S. Gonzalez home run off Josh Beckett. The game remained tied until the 9th where the Marlins took a 2 run lead. With 2 outs and one on in the bottom of the 9th, Sammy Sosa hit his first postseason home run off of Ugueth Urbina to tie the game and send the game into extra innings. In the top of the 11th, pinch-hitter Mike Lowell hit a solo home run off Mark Guthrie that ultimately proved to be the game winner.

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R H E
Florida 0 0 5 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 1 9 14 1
Chicago 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 8 11 1

WP: Ugueth Urbina (1-0)  LP: Mark Guthrie (0-1)  SV: Braden Looper (1)  
HRs:  Fla – I. Rodríguez (1), M. Cabrera (1), J. Encarnacion (1), M. Lowell (1)  ChC – M. Alou (1), A. Gonzalez (1), S. Sosa (1) Ugueth Urbina (IPA pronunciation: ), born Ugueth Urtaín Urbina Villarreal (February 15, 1974 in Caracas, Venezuela), is a former relief pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... Mark Andrew Guthrie (born September 22, 1965 in Buffalo, New York) is a Major League Baseball player. ... Braden LaVern Looper (born on October 28, 1974 in Weatherford, Oklahoma) is a pitcher in Major League Baseball for the St. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... José Miguel Torres Cabrera (born April 18, 1983 in Maracay, Aragua State, Venezuela) is a Major League Baseball player for the Florida Marlins. ... Juan De Dios Encarnacion was born on March 8, 1976 in Las Matas de Farfan, Dominican Republic. ... Michael Averett Lowell (born February 24, 1974 in San Juan, Puerto Rico) is a Puerto Rican Major League Baseball third baseman of Cuban descent and also a cancer survivor. ... Moisés Rojas Alou (born July 3, 1966 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an All-Star outfielder in Major League Baseball. ... Alexander Scott Gonzalez (born April 8, 1973 in Miami, Florida) is a shortstop and third baseman who is no longer an active Major League baseball player. ... Samuel Sammy Peralta Sosa (born November 12, 1968 in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic) is a right fielder/designated hitter for the Texas Rangers of Major League Baseball. ...

Game 2

October 8: Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois is the 281st day of the year (282nd 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. ... Nickname: Motto: “Urbs in Horto” (Latin: “City in a Garden”), “I Will” Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country United States State Illinois Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Florida 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 3 9 1
Chicago 2 3 3 0 3 1 0 0 X 12 16 1

WP: Mark Prior (1-0)  LP: Brad Penny (0-1)  
HRs:  Fla – D. Lee (1), M. Cabrera (2)  ChC – S. Sosa (2), A. Ramírez (1), A. Gonzalez 2 (3) Mark William Prior (born September 7, 1980 in San Diego, California, USA) is a right-handed starting pitcher for the Iowa Cubs, the Class AAA affiliate of Major League Baseballs Chicago Cubs. ... Brad Penny (born May 24, 1978 in Blackwell, Oklahoma) is a starting pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... Derrek Leon Lee (born September 6, 1975 in Sacramento, California) is a first baseman in Major League Baseball who currently plays for the Chicago Cubs and has since 2004. ... José Miguel Torres Cabrera (born April 18, 1983 in Maracay, Aragua State, Venezuela) is a Major League Baseball player for the Florida Marlins. ... Samuel Sammy Peralta Sosa (born November 12, 1968 in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic) is a right fielder/designated hitter for the Texas Rangers of Major League Baseball. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Alexander Scott Gonzalez (born April 8, 1973 in Miami, Florida) is a shortstop and third baseman who is no longer an active Major League baseball player. ...

Game 3

October 10: Pro Player Stadium, Miami, Florida October 10 is the 283rd day of the year (284th in leap years). ... Interior of Dolphin Stadium, football configuration Dolphin Stadium, baseball 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. ... For other uses, see Miami (disambiguation). ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R H E
Chicago 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 5 12 0
Florida 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 4 10 0

WP: Joe Borowski (1-0)  LP: Michael Tejera (0-1)  SV: Mike Remlinger (1)  
HRs:  ChC – Randall Simon (1) Joeseph Thomas Borowski (born May 4, 1971 in Bayonne, NJ, where he currently resides with his wife Tatum and his son Blaze) is a right handed relief pitcher who currently plays on the Florida Marlins. ... Michael Tejera (October 18, 1976 in Havana, Cuba), is a former professional baseball player who played pitcher in the Major Leagues from 1999-2005. ... Michael John Remlinger (born March 23, 1966 in Middletown, New York) is a relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who is currently without a team after being released by th the Boston Red Sox. ... Randall Simon (born May 26, 1975 in Willemstad, Curaçao) is a first baseman that doesnt currently play in the MLB. After his professional debut season for the Atlanta Braves in 1997 (until 1999), he played for the Detroit Tigers (2001, 2002), the Pittsburgh Pirates (2003 and 2004) and...

Game 4

October 11: Pro Player Stadium, Miami, Florida is the 284th day of the year (285th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Interior of Dolphin Stadium, football configuration Dolphin Stadium, baseball 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. ... This article is about the city in Florida. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Largest metro area Miami Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,795[1] sq mi (170,304[1] km²)  - Width 361 miles (582 km)  - Length 447 miles (721 km)  - % water 17. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chicago 4 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 8 8 0
Florida 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 3 9 0

WP: Matt Clement (1-0)  LP: Dontrelle Willis (0-1)  
HRs:  ChC – Aramis Ramírez (2) Matthew Paul Clement [clu-MENT] (born August 12, 1974 in McCandless Township, Pennsylvania) is a starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who plays for the Boston Red Sox. ... Dontrelle Wayne D-Train Willis (born January 12, 1982 in Oakland, California) is a Major League Baseball starting pitcher for the Florida Marlins who made his debut in 2003 and went on to win the 2003 World Series. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

Game 5

October 12: Pro Player Stadium, Miami, Florida is the 285th day of the year (286th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Interior of Dolphin Stadium, football configuration Dolphin Stadium, baseball 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. ... This article is about the city in Florida. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Largest metro area Miami Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,795[1] sq mi (170,304[1] km²)  - Width 361 miles (582 km)  - Length 447 miles (721 km)  - % water 17. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chicago 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Florida 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 X 4 8 0

WP: Josh Beckett (1-0)  LP: Carlos Zambrano (0-1)  
HRs:  Fla – Mike Lowell (2), Iván Rodríguez (2), Jeff Conine (1) Joshua Patrick (Josh) Beckett (born May 15, 1980) is a right-handed starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who plays for the Boston Red Sox. ... Carlos Alberto Zambrano (born June 10, 1981 Puerto Cabello, Venezuela) is a right-handed starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who has played for the Chicago Cubs since 2001. ... Michael Averett Lowell (born February 24, 1974 in San Juan, Puerto Rico) is a Puerto Rican Major League Baseball third baseman of Cuban descent and also a cancer survivor. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Jeffrey Guy Conine (born June 27, 1966 in Tacoma, Washington) is a first baseman/outfielder in Major League Baseball for the Cincinnati Reds. ...

Game 6

October 14: Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois is the 287th day of the year (288th 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. ... Nickname: Motto: “Urbs in Horto” (Latin: “City in a Garden”), “I Will” Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country United States State Illinois Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ...


The Cubs held a 3-0 lead going into the top of the eighth inning in Game 6 and, after Mike Mordecai hit a high pop fly to left field for the first out of the inning, had only two outs left in the inning—leaving the team a mere 5 outs away from their first World Series berth since 1945. Mike Mordecai has twice appeared on teams that won the World Series. ... In baseball, a batted ball can be called one of several various things, depending on how it comes off the bat and where in the field it lands. ... A baseball field is a playing field used for baseball. ...


Prior had retired the last eight hitters and had allowed only three hits up to that point. Center fielder Juan Pierre (who was later traded to the Cubs) then hit a double off Prior to get to second base. The position of the center fielder A center fielder, abbreviated CF, is the outfielder in baseball who plays defense in center field - the baseball fielding position between left field and right field (e. ... Juan DVaughn Pierre (born August 14, 1977 in Mobile, Alabama), is a professional baseball center fielder who plays for the Los Angeles Dodgers. ... In baseball, a double is the act of a batter safely reaching second base by striking the ball and getting to second before being made out, without the benefit of a fielders misplay (see error) or another runner being put out on a fielders choice. ...


On the eight pitch of his at bat, Luis Castillo hit a high foul ball toward the left field wall. Cubs left fielder Moisés Alou headed toward the stands to catch the ball for the potential second out. As Alou reached for the ball, Cubs fan Steve Bartman, along with others near the area, did the same. The ball bounced off Bartman's hand and into the stands. Though the Cubs pleaded for a call of fan interference, the umpire ruled that the ball had left the field of play and was therefore up for grabs. In baseball statistics, an at bat (AB) is used to calculate other data such as batting average. ... Luis Antonio Castillo (born September 12, 1975 in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic) is a Major League Baseball second baseman for the Minnesota Twins. ... Moisés Rojas Alou (born July 3, 1966 in Atlanta, Georgia) is a Dominican American All-Star outfielder in Major League Baseball who plays for the New York Mets. ... Steve Bartman (top middle wearing black sweatshirt) and Moises Alou both reach to catch the foul ball hit by Luis Castillo that made him infamous Steven D. Steve Bartman (born October 1, 1977) [1] [2] is a resident of the Chicago area, who gained notoriety on the evening of October... Alex Rodriguez commits interference, 2004 In baseball, interference is an infraction where a person illegally changes the course of play from what is expected. ... 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. ...

Steve Bartman (top middle wearing black sweatshirt) reaches to catch the foul ball hit by Luis Castillo that made him infamous.

As a result, Castillo remained an active batter at home plate. On the next, Prior walked Castillo on a wild pitch that got away from catcher Paul Bako, also allowing Pierre to advance to third base. Image File history File links Stevebartman. ... Image File history File links Stevebartman. ... Luis Antonio Castillo (born September 12, 1975 in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic) is a Major League Baseball second baseman for the Minnesota Twins. ... In baseball statistics, a base on balls (BB), also called a walk, is credited to a batter and against a pitcher when a batter receives four pitches that the umpire calls balls. ... In baseball, a wild pitch (WP) is charged to a pitcher when a pitch is too high, too low, or too wide of home plate for the catcher to field capably, thereby allowing one or more runners to advance or to score. ... The position of the catcher Catcher is also a general term for a fielder who catches the ball in cricket. ... Gabor Paul II Bako, better known simply as Paul Bako (born June 20, 1972 in Lafayette, Louisiana) is a catcher in Major League Baseball currently playing for the Kansas City Royals of the American League. ...


Next, Iván Rodríguez hit an 0-2 pitch hard into left field, singling and scoring Pierre. Miguel Cabrera then hit a ground ball toward Cubs shortstop Alex S. Gonzalez that could have ended the inning on a double play. Gonzalez, who led all NL shortstops in fielding percentage, closed his glove a little too early and the ball landed in the dirt, allowing Cabrera to get on base, loading the bases. On the next pitch, Derrek Lee (a future Cubs All-Star) drilled a double into left field, scoring Castillo and Rodríguez to tie the game at 3-3. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... In baseball, a single is the most common type of base hit, accomplished through the act of a batter safely reaching first base by striking the ball and getting to first before being made out, without the benefit of a fielders misplay (see error) or another runner being put... José Miguel Torres Cabrera (born April 18, 1983 in Maracay, Aragua State, Venezuela) is a Major League Baseball player for the Florida Marlins. ... In baseball, a batted ball can be called one of several various things, depending on how it comes off the bat and where in the field it lands. ... The position of the shortstop Shortstop, abbreviated SS, is the baseball fielding position between second and third base. ... Alexander Scott Gonzalez (born April 8, 1973 in Miami, Florida) is a shortstop and third baseman who is no longer an active Major League baseball player. ... After stepping on second base, the fielder throws to first to complete a double play In baseball, a double play (denoted on statistics sheets by DP) for a team or a fielder is the act of making two outs during the same continuous playing action. ... In baseball statistics, fielding percentage, also known as fielding average, is a measure that reflects the percentage of times a defensive player handles a batted ball properly. ... Derrek Leon Lee (born September 6, 1975 in Sacramento, California) is a first baseman in Major League Baseball who currently plays for the Chicago Cubs and has since 2004. ... In baseball, a double is the act of a batter safely reaching second base by striking the ball and getting to second before being made out, without the benefit of a fielders misplay (see error) or another runner being put out on a fielders choice. ...


Prior was then taken out of the game and replaced by Kyle Farnsworth, who intentionally walked Mike Lowell to load the bases. Jeff Conine then hit a sacrifice fly to right field for the second out of the inning, allowing Cabrera to score from third and the other runners to each advance one base. This gave the Marlins their first lead of the night. Farnsworth intentionally walked Todd Hollandsworth (another future Cub) to once again load the bases. Kyle Farnsworth (born April 14, 1976 in Wichita, Kansas) is a Major League Baseball relief pitcher for the New York Yankees. ... In baseball statistics, an intentional base on balls (denoted by IBB), often called an intentional walk, is used in baseball to count the number of times a walk was issued with no intent of ever allowing a hit. ... Michael Averett Lowell (born February 24, 1974 in San Juan, Puerto Rico) is a Puerto Rican Major League Baseball third baseman of Cuban descent and also a cancer survivor. ... Jeffrey Guy Conine (born June 27, 1966 in Tacoma, Washington) is a first baseman/outfielder in Major League Baseball for the Cincinnati Reds. ... In baseball, a batted ball is considered a sacrifice fly (denoted by SF) if the following four criteria are met: There are fewer than two outs when the ball is hit. ... Todd Hollandsworth with the Chicago Cubs in 2005. ...


The Marlins now having batted around the order, Farnsworth faced Mike Mordecai, who was looking to make up for his earlier out. This time, Mordecai prevailed, hitting a bases-clearing double to left-center field, allowing Lee, Lowell and Hollandsworth to score and making it a 7-3 Marlins lead. Mike Mordecai has twice appeared on teams that won the World Series. ...


Farnsworth was then taken out of the game and replaced by Mike Remlinger, who gave up a single to Pierre to score Mordecai from second base. Finally, Luis Castillo hit a high pop fly ball to shallow right field for the third out. Michael John Remlinger (born March 23, 1966 in Middletown, New York) is a relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who is currently without a team after being released by th the Boston Red Sox. ...


The Marlins' lead held, forcing a final Game 7.

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Florida 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 8 9 0
Chicago 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 3 10 2

WP: Chad Fox (1-0)  LP: Mark Prior (1-1)  
Chad Douglas Fox (born September 3, 1970 in Coronado, California) is a current right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who plays for the Chicago Cubs. ... Mark William Prior (born September 7, 1980 in San Diego, California, USA) is a right-handed starting pitcher for the Iowa Cubs, the Class AAA affiliate of Major League Baseballs Chicago Cubs. ...

Game 7

October 15: Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois is the 288th day of the year (289th 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. ... Nickname: Motto: “Urbs in Horto” (Latin: “City in a Garden”), “I Will” Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country United States State Illinois Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Florida 3 0 0 0 3 1 2 0 0 9 12 0
Chicago 0 3 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 6 6 0

WP: Brad Penny (1-1)  LP: Kerry Wood (0-1)  SV: Ugueth Urbina (1)  
HRs:  Fla – Miguel Cabrera (3)  ChC – Kerry Wood (1), Moises Alou (2), Troy O'Leary (1) Brad Penny (born May 24, 1978 in Blackwell, Oklahoma) is a starting pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... Kerry Lee Wood (born June 16, 1977 in Irving, Texas) is an American baseball player. ... Ugueth Urbina (IPA pronunciation: ), born Ugueth Urtaín Urbina Villarreal (February 15, 1974 in Caracas, Venezuela), is a former relief pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... José Miguel Torres Cabrera (born April 18, 1983 in Maracay, Aragua State, Venezuela) is a Major League Baseball player for the Florida Marlins. ... Kerry Lee Wood (born June 16, 1977 in Irving, Texas) is an American baseball player. ... Moisés Rojas Alou (born July 3, 1966 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an All-Star outfielder in Major League Baseball. ... Troy Franklin OLeary (born August 4, 1969 in Compton, California) is a former left fielder in Major League Baseball who played with the Milwaukee Brewers (1993-94), Boston Red Sox (1995-2001), Montreal Expos (2002) and Chicago Cubs (2003). ...

Quotes

  • "HAMMERED INTO LEFT-FIELD WE ARE TIED!!"-Thom Brennaman on Sammy Sosa's game-tying homer in the bottom of the ninth inning of Game One.
  • "...That one hit in the air down the left field line, Alou... can't get it and is livid with a fan."-Thom Brennaman, the foul ball that may have prevented the 2nd out in the 8th inning of Game Six.
  • "Again to repeat, Prior's gotten the best of him tonight...HAMMERED DOWN THE LEFTFIELD LINE AND THE GAME WILL BE TIED UP! Scoring is Castillo, scoring is Rodriguez...it's a 3-3 game as the frustration ends for Derrek Lee!"Thom Brennaman calling Lee's game-tying double in the eighth inning of Game 6.
  • "That ball hammered into left-center field...on the run Alou, on the run is Lofton, and it's off the ivy! Three runs will score on a double by Mordecai! A seven-run Florida eighth-inning and this crowd at Wrigley Field stunned in disbelief!" – Brennaman on Mordecai's bases-loaded double in the eighth inning of Game 6.
  • "In the air left field, and the Florida Marlins have come back from three games to one down to win the National League Pennant! The Florida Marlins for the second time are going to the World Series! What an amazing story!" – Brennaman calling the final out of the series.

Mark William Prior (born September 7, 1980 in San Diego, California, USA) is a right-handed starting pitcher for the Iowa Cubs, the Class AAA affiliate of Major League Baseballs Chicago Cubs. ... There are two people named Luis Castillo: Luis Castillo, a Major League Baseball player Luis Castillo, a defensive tackle in the NFL This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Iván Rodríguez Torres (born November 30, 1971 in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico), nicknamed Pudge or I-Rod, is a professional baseball player. ... Derrek Leon Lee (born September 6, 1975 in Sacramento, California) is a first baseman in Major League Baseball who currently plays for the Chicago Cubs and has since 2004. ... Thom Brennaman is an American sportscaster, and the son of sportscaster Marty Brennaman. ... Moisés Rojas Alou (born July 3, 1966 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an All-Star outfielder in Major League Baseball. ... Kenneth Lofton (born May 31, 1967 in East Chicago, Indiana) is a Major League Baseball center fielder who plays with the Cleveland Indians. ... Mike Mordecai has twice appeared on teams that won the World Series. ...

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The following are the events of the year 2003 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... The 2003 World Series marked the 100th anniversary of the first modern World Series. ... The 2003 American League Championship Series was played between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees from October 8 to October 16, 2003. ... In the 2003 American League Division Series, the Boston Red Sox defeated the Oakland Athletics 3 games to 2, while the New York Yankees defeated the Minnesota Twins 3 games to 1. ... American League The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 27, 42 Name Boston Red Sox (1908–present) Boston Americans (1901-1907) Other nicknames The BoSox, The Olde Towne Team, The Sox Ballpark Fenway Park (1912–present) Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 6, 14, 29, 34, 42 Name Minnesota Twins (1961–present) Washington Nationals/Senators (1901-1960) Other nicknames The Twinkies Ballpark Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome 1982-present Metropolitan Stadium (1961-1981) Griffith Stadium (1903-1960... 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... 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) Other nicknames The As, The White Elephants, The...

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NL Playoff teams: Atlanta | Chicago | Florida | San Francisco The 2003 National League Division Series, the first round of the 2003 National League playoffs, pitted the NL East Champion Atlanta Braves (101-61) against the NL Central Champion Chicago Cubs (88-74), and the NL West Champion San Francisco Giants (100-62) against the Wild Card Florida Marlins (91... The National League of Professional Baseball Clubs, or simply the National League, is the older of two leagues constituting Major League Baseball in the United States and Canada and the worlds oldest extant professional team sports league. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) East Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 21, 35, 41, 42, 44 Name Atlanta Braves (1966–present) Milwaukee Braves (1953-1965) Boston Braves (1941-1952) Boston Bees (1936-1940) Boston Braves (1912-1935) Boston Rustlers (1911) Boston Doves (1907-1910) Boston... 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 National League (1993–present) East Division (1993–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 42 Name Florida Marlins (1993–present) Ballpark Dolphin Stadium (1993–present) a. ... 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) Other nicknames Jints, Gigantes, G-Men Ballpark AT...


 
 

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