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Encyclopedia > 2003 World Series
2003 World Series

Team Manager Games Won
Florida Marlins Jack McKeon 4
New York Yankees Joe Torre 2
Dates October 18, 2003October 25, 2003
MVP Josh Beckett (Florida)
Television network FOX
Announcers Joe Buck and Tim McCarver
Umpires Randy Marsh, Tim Welke, Larry Young, Ed Rapuano, Jeff Kellogg, Gary Darling

The 2003 World Series marked the 99th baseball World Series event. It featured the New York Yankees in their sixth Series appearance in eight years. Opposing them were the wild card Florida Marlins, appearing in their second World Series in their 11-year franchise history. The Marlins were the underdogs, and they capped a remarkable season turnaround by defeating the Yankees four games to two. The Marlins become the second straight wild card team to win the World Series; the Anaheim Angels (currently called the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim) won the World Series as the wild card team the previous year (2002). The Boston Red Sox won the Wild Card and World Series a year later as well. The series was, however, somewhat overshadowed by the League Championship Series that year, when the Chicago Cubs and Boston Red Sox, both widely believed to be cursed, both went down to dramatic defeats, each in seven games. (see Steve Bartman and Curse of the Bambino, respectively) Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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... Joseph Paul Torre (born July 18, 1940 in Brooklyn, New York) is the manager of the New York Yankees. ... is the 291st day of the year (292nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 298th day of the year (299th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The World Series MVP Award is given to the player who most contributes to his teams success in the World Series. ... Joshua Patrick Beckett (born May 15, 1980) is a right-handed starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who plays for the Boston Red Sox. ... A television network is a distribution network for television content whereby a central operation provides programming for many television stations. ... Major League Baseball on FOX or MLB on FOX is a weekly presentation of Major League Baseball games on the Fox television network. ... 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. ... For the fictional character, see Midnight Cowboy. ... James Timothy McCarver (born October 16, 1941 in Memphis, Tennessee) is an American former Major League and minor league baseball catcher, and a current broadcaster for FOX Sports. ... 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. ... 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. ... Timothy James Welke (born August 23, 1957 in Pontiac, Michigan) is an umpire in Major League Baseball who was named to the American League staff prior to the 1984 season, and has worked throughout both major leagues since 2000. ... Larry Eugene Young (born February 6, 1954 in Dixon, Illinois) is an umpire in Major League Baseball. ... Edward Stephen Rapuano, Jr. ... Jeffrey William Kellogg (born August 29, 1961 in Coldwater, Michigan) is an umpire in Major League Baseball who has worked in the National League from 1991 to 1999 and throughout both major leagues since 2000. ... Gary Richard Darling (born October 9, 1957 in San Francisco, California) is an umpire in Major League Baseball. ... The following are the events of the year 2003 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ... This article is about the sport. ... 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 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. ... 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... Dates October 23, 2004–October 27, 2004 MVP Manny Ramírez (Boston) Television network Fox Announcers Joe Buck and Tim McCarver Umpires Ed Montague (Crew Chief), Dale Scott, Brian Gorman, Chuck Meriwether, Gerry Davis, Charlie Reliford The 2004 World Series represented the 100th time two modern Major League Baseball teams... 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 (1870-1871, 1874-1889) (a. ... 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... 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... Babe Ruth -- The Bambino The Curse of the Bambino was a superstition cited, often jokingly, as a reason for the failure of the Boston Red Sox baseball team to win the World Series after they sold Babe Ruth, sometimes called The Bambino, to the New York Yankees. ...


It was the 100th anniversary of the World Series, and advertised as such. However, it was only the 99th event due to a strike cancelling the 1994 World Series and the boycott of the 1904 World Series by the National League. fuck you u cock sucking ballin fucking bitch nuggett jew bag. ... The 1904 World Series is a championship series that didnt happen in American Major League Baseball. ...


The Marlins started the season 19-29 when they fired manager Jeff Torborg and hired 72-year old Jack McKeon, who had been retired from baseball for over two years. They went 75-49 under McKeon to win the wild card. McKeon would become the oldest manager to ever win a World Series. They lost the first game of the NLDS to the San Francisco Giants, but came back to win the final three. After going down three games to one to the Cubs in the NLCS, they rallied to win the final three games. In the World Series, the Marlins put up their young roster with a $54 million payroll up against the storied Yankees and their $164 million payroll. By facing the Marlins, the Yankees have faced every team in the National League that has won a pennant with the exception of the 2005 Houston Astros and the 2007 Colorado Rockies. Jeffrey Allen Torborg (born November 26, 1941 in Plainfield, New Jersey) is a former catcher and manager in Major League Baseball. ... 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. ... In Major League Baseball, the National League Division Series (NLDS) determine which two teams from the National League will advance to the National League Championship Series. ... 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 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. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 24, 25, 32, 33, 34, 40, 42, 49 Name Houston Astros (1965–present) Houston Colt . ... Major league affiliations National League (1993–present) West Division (1993–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Colorado Rockies (1993–present) Other nicknames The Rocks, The Rox, Blake Street Bombers, Hurdles Heroes. ...

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Summary

The Yankees had been awarded home-field advantage for this World Series, because the AL won the 2003 All-Star game. MLB had alternated home-field advantage for the World Series between the two leagues prior to this, and the NL would have been due for home-field in 2003 before the change. // The Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. ...


Game 1

October 18, 2003 at Yankee Stadium in New York, New York is the 291st day of the year (292nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This is about the stadium the New York Yankees currently play in. ... Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the state of New York and the entire United States. ...


A trio of Marlins pitchers managed to keep the Yankees in check. Brad Penny, Dontrelle Willis, and Ugueth Urbina held New York to two runs. Juan Pierre scored Florida's first run and drove in the other two. The Yankees scored their runs on a single by Derek Jeter and a solo home run by Bernie Williams, the 18th postseason home run of his career, tying a mark shared by Reggie Jackson and Mickey Mantle. Brad Penny (born May 24, 1978 in Blackwell, Oklahoma) is a starting pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... Dontrelle Wayne Willis (born January 12, 1982, in Oakland, California), nicknamed The D-Train, is a Major League Baseball starting pitcher for the Florida Marlins. ... Ugueth Urbina (IPA pronunciation: ), born Ugueth Urtaín Urbina Villarreal (February 15, 1974 in Caracas, Venezuela), is a former relief pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... Juan DVaughn Pierre (born August 14, 1977 in Mobile, Alabama), is a professional baseball center fielder who plays for the Los Angeles Dodgers. ... Derek Sanderson Jeter (born June 26, 1974 in Pequannock, New Jersey) is an American Major League Baseball player. ... // Main article: Sabermetrics Sabermetrics is the analysis of baseball through objective evidence, especially baseball statistics. ... Bernabé Bernie Williams Figueroa (born September 13, 1968 in San Juan, Puerto Rico) is a center fielder in Major League Baseball who was one of the top outfielders of the late 1990s. ... Reginald Martinez Reggie Jackson (born May 18, 1946), nicknamed Mr. ... Mickey Charles Mantle (October 20, 1931 – August 13, 1995) was an American baseball player who was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1974. ...


Urbina ran into immediate trouble in the ninth, walking Jason Giambi to lead off the inning and, one out later, walking pinch-hitter Rubén Sierra to put pinch-runner David Dellucci in scoring position. However, Alfonso Soriano was called out looking on a 3-2 pitch and Nick Johnson flied out to center to end the game. Jason Gilbert Giambi (born January 8, 1971) is a Major League Baseball player who is the 1st baseman and designated hitter for the New York Yankees. ... Rashad Eldridge of the Oklahoma Redhawks walks to first base after drawing a base on balls. ... In baseball, a pinch hitter is a common term for a substitute batter. ... Ruben Sierra Rubén Angel Sierra García (born October 6, 1965 in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico) was a Major League Baseball outfielder. ... A pinch runner is a baseball player substituted for the specific purpose of replacing a player on base. ... David Michael Dellucci (born October 31, 1973 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana) is an outfielder for the Cleveland Indians in Major League Baseball. ... Alfonso Guilleard Soriano (born January 7, 1976 in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic) is a Major League Baseball outfielder for the Chicago Cubs. ... Nicholas Robert (Nick) Johnson (born September 19, 1978 in Sacramento, California) is a first baseman in Major League Baseball, currently with the Washington Nationals. ...


David Wells pitched seven solid innings for New York in a losing effort. The defeat marked the first Yankees loss of a home World Series contest since Game 2 of the 1996 World Series. This article is about David Wells, American baseball player. ... The 1996 World Series matched the defending champion Atlanta Braves against the New York Yankees, with the Yankees winning in six games to capture their first championship since 1978, and their 23rd overall. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Florida Marlins 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 7 1
New York Yankees 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 9 0
W: Brad Penny (1-0)   L: David Wells (0-1)  S: Ugueth Urbina (1)
HR: NYYBernie Williams (1)  

Brad Penny (born May 24, 1978 in Blackwell, Oklahoma) is a starting pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... This article is about David Wells, 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. ... Bernabé Bernie Williams Figueroa (born September 13, 1968, in San Juan, Puerto Rico) is a Major League Baseball outfielder and a guitar-playing jazz recording artist. ...

Game 2

October 19, 2003 at Yankee Stadium in New York, New York is the 292nd day of the year (293rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This is about the stadium the New York Yankees currently play in. ... Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the state of New York and the entire United States. ...


The Yankees bounced back behind the arm of Andy Pettitte who allowed only six hits and one walk in 8 2/3 innings. He allowed only one unearned run on a single by Derrek Lee. The Yankees' Hideki Matsui hit a three-run home run in the first inning on a 3-0 pitch, becoming the first Japanese player to hit a home run in a World Series, and also became the second Japanese player to play a World Series game. Alfonso Soriano hit a two-run shot off reliever Rick Helling in the fourth. Florida's starter Mark Redman lasted only two and a third innings while allowing four runs. Andrew Eugene Pettitte (born June 15, 1972 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana) is an American left-handed starting pitcher for the New York Yankees. ... 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. ... Hideki Godzilla Matsui , born June 12, 1974) is a Japanese Major League Baseball left fielder who plays for the New York Yankees. ... This article is about the baseball concept. ... Alfonso Guilleard Soriano (born January 7, 1976 in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic) is a Major League Baseball outfielder for the Chicago Cubs. ... Richard Allen Helling (born December 15, 1970, in Devils Lake, North Dakota) is a former pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... Mark Allen Redman (born January 5, 1974 in Duluth, Georgia) is a Major League Baseball left-handed starting pitcher, currently playing in the Texas Rangers farm system. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Florida Marlins 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 0
New York Yankees 3 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 x 6 10 2
W: Andy Pettitte (1-0)   L: Mark Redman (0-1)  
HR: NYY – Hideki Matsui (1), Alfonso Soriano (1)  

Andrew Eugene Pettitte (born June 15, 1972 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana) is an American left-handed starting pitcher for the New York Yankees. ... Mark Allen Redman (born January 5, 1974 in Duluth, Georgia) is a Major League Baseball left-handed starting pitcher, currently playing in the Texas Rangers farm system. ... Hideki Godzilla Matsui , born June 12, 1974) is a Japanese Major League Baseball left fielder who plays for the New York Yankees. ... Alfonso Guilleard Soriano (born January 7, 1976 in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic) is a Major League Baseball outfielder for the Chicago Cubs. ...

Game 3

October 21, 2003 at Pro Player Stadium in Miami, Florida is the 294th day of the year (295th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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. ...


Game 3 was a close pitcher's duel for the first seven innings. Florida starter Josh Beckett held the Yankees to one run through seven innings, the lone run coming on a bases loaded walk after two consecutive borderline pitches that were called balls. The Marlins struck early off New York starter Mike Mussina with Miguel Cabrera singling in Juan Pierre in the bottom of the first off. Mussina settled down and did not allow another run to the Marlins in seven strong innings. Beckett pitched strong into the eighth until he started to tire. He left with one out in the eighth having recorded 10 strikeouts for the night. // To throw pitches at the edges of the strike zone. ... Joshua Patrick Beckett (born May 15, 1980) is a right-handed starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who plays for the Boston Red Sox. ... Michael Cole (Mike) Mussina (born December 8, 1968 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania), nicknamed Moose, is a Major League starting pitcher, currently with the New York Yankees. ...


Reliever Dontrelle Willis entered the 1-1 game and got one out, but gave up an opposite-field single to Hideki Matsui to give the Yankees their first lead of the night. Chad Fox relieved Willis and struck out Rubén Sierra to end the inning. The Yankees offense would return in the ninth. Aaron Boone led off the inning with a home run to left, and after walking Alfonso Soriano and hitting Derek Jeter, Bernie Williams hit a three-run shot to center to give the Yankees a 6-1 lead. Williams' home run was the his 19th in the postseason, a new Major League record. His 65 RBIs were also the most in postseason history. Yankee closer Mariano Rivera pitched the final two innings for his record 30th career postseason save. Mussina received his fifth postseason win. The game was interrupted in the seventh by a rain delay lasting 39 minutes. It was the first weather-related delay of a World Series game since game 3 of the 1993 World Series. Dontrelle Wayne Willis (born January 12, 1982, in Oakland, California), nicknamed The D-Train, is a Major League Baseball starting pitcher for the Florida Marlins. ... Hideki Godzilla Matsui , born June 12, 1974) is a Japanese Major League Baseball left fielder who plays for the New York Yankees. ... 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. ... Aaron John Boone (born March 9, 1973 in La Mesa, California) is a major league third baseman who plays for the Florida Marlins. ... Alfonso Guilleard Soriano (born January 7, 1976 in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic) is a Major League Baseball outfielder for the Chicago Cubs. ... Derek Sanderson Jeter (born June 26, 1974 in Pequannock, New Jersey) is an American Major League Baseball player. ... Bernabé Bernie Williams Figueroa (born September 13, 1968 in San Juan, Puerto Rico) is a center fielder in Major League Baseball who was one of the top outfielders of the late 1990s. ... Mariano Rivera (born November 29, 1969 in Panama City, Panama) is a Panamanian baseball player. ... Dates October 16, 1993–October 23, 1993 MVP Paul Molitor (Toronto) Television network CBS & Simulcast in Canada on CTV Announcers Sean McDonough, Tim McCarver Umpires Dave Phillips (AL), Paul Runge (NL), Tim McClelland (AL), Charlie Williams (NL), Mark Johnson (AL), Dana DeMuth (NL) The 1993 World Series was the second...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York Yankees 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 4 6 6 1
Florida Marlins 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 0
W: Mike Mussina (1-0)   L: Josh Beckett (0-1)  S: Mariano Rivera (1)
HR: NYYAaron Boone (1), Bernie Williams (2)  

Michael Cole (Mike) Mussina (born December 8, 1968 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania), nicknamed Moose, is a Major League starting pitcher, currently with the New York Yankees. ... Joshua Patrick Beckett (born May 15, 1980) is a right-handed starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who plays for the Boston Red Sox. ... Mariano Rivera (born November 29, 1969 in Panama City, Panama) is a Panamanian baseball player. ... Aaron John Boone (born March 9, 1973 in La Mesa, California) is a major league third baseman who plays for the Florida Marlins. ... Bernabé Bernie Williams Figueroa (born September 13, 1968, in San Juan, Puerto Rico) is a Major League Baseball outfielder and a guitar-playing jazz recording artist. ...

Game 4

October 22, 2003 at Pro Player Stadium in Miami, Florida is the 295th day of the year (296th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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. ...


The Marlins jumped out to an early lead against Yankees starter Roger Clemens. Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run homer in the first and Derrek Lee hit an RBI single. Clemens settled down and held the Marlins scoreless in the next six innings. When Clemens struck out Luis Castillo to end the seventh, it was then thought to have marked the end of his Major League career. With flashbulbs lighting up the stadium, the crowd gave him a standing ovation; the Marlins even paused to applaud in recognition of Clemens' hall-of-fame career. (As it turned out, Clemens would put off his retirement to sign with the Houston Astros for 2004.) Meanwhile, the Yankees scored their first run on a sacrifice fly by Aaron Boone in the second inning. Marlins starter Carl Pavano held the Yankees to that lone run through eight strong innings. William Roger Clemens (born August 4, 1962, in Dayton, Ohio), is a starting pitcher for the New York Yankees, and is one of the preeminent pitchers in Major League history. ... José Miguel Torres Cabrera (born April 18, 1983 in Maracay, Aragua State, Venezuela) is a Major League Baseball player for the Florida Marlins. ... 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. ... 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. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 24, 25, 32, 33, 34, 40, 42, 49 Name Houston Astros (1965–present) Houston Colt . ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Aaron John Boone (born March 9, 1973 in La Mesa, California) is a major league third baseman who plays for the Florida Marlins. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ...


Clemens was set to get the loss until the Yankees rallied in the ninth against Ugueth Urbina. Bernie Williams singled with one out, Hideki Matsui walked and Jorge Posada grounded into a force play. Pinch-hitter Rubén Sierra fouled off two full-count pitches before tripling into the right-field corner to tie the ball game. The game headed to extra innings. The Yankees threatened to score in the top of the 11th when they loaded the bases with one out off Chad Fox. Braden Looper relieved Fox and struck out Boone, and replacement catcher John Flaherty popped out to third. The Marlins won the game in dramatic fashion in the bottom of the 12th when Alex González led off the inning with a home run off Jeff Weaver that just cleared the fence in left to help the Marlins win 4-3. Ugueth Urbina (IPA pronunciation: ), born Ugueth Urtaín Urbina Villarreal (February 15, 1974 in Caracas, Venezuela), is a former relief pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... Bernabé Bernie Williams Figueroa (born September 13, 1968 in San Juan, Puerto Rico) is a center fielder in Major League Baseball who was one of the top outfielders of the late 1990s. ... Hideki Godzilla Matsui , born June 12, 1974) is a Japanese Major League Baseball left fielder who plays for the New York Yankees. ... Jorge Rafael Posada Villeta (born August 17, 1971 in Santurce, Puerto Rico) is a switch-hitting catcher and 6-time All Star who plays for the New York Yankees. ... Ruben Sierra Rubén Angel Sierra García (born October 6, 1965 in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico) was a Major League Baseball outfielder. ... 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. ... Braden LaVern Looper (born on October 28, 1974 in Weatherford, Oklahoma) is a pitcher in Major League Baseball for the St. ... John Timothy Flaherty (born October 21, 1967 in New City, NY) is a television baseball broadcaster and a retired major league player. ... For the other professional infielder named Alex Gonzalez, see Alex S. Gonzalez   Alexander González (born February 15, 1977 in Cagua, Aragua State, Venezuela) is a Major League Baseball shortstop who plays for the Cincinnati Reds. ... Major League Baseball player Jeffrey Weaver. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 R H E
New York Yankees 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 12 0
Florida Marlins 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 10 0
W: Braden Looper (1-0)   L: Jeff Weaver (0-1)  
HR: FLAMiguel Cabrera (1), Alex Gonzalez (1)  

Braden LaVern Looper (born on October 28, 1974 in Weatherford, Oklahoma) is a pitcher in Major League Baseball for the St. ... Major League Baseball player Jeffrey Weaver. ... José Miguel Torres Cabrera (born April 18, 1983 in Maracay, Aragua State, Venezuela) is a Major League Baseball player for the Florida Marlins. ... For the other professional infielder named Alex Gonzalez, see Alex S. Gonzalez   Alexander González (born February 15, 1977 in Cagua, Aragua State, Venezuela) is a Major League Baseball shortstop who plays for the Cincinnati Reds. ...

Game 5

October 23, 2003 at Pro Player Stadium in Miami, Florida is the 296th day of the year (297th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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. ...


Game 5 featured a rematch of Game 1's starters, Florida's Brad Penny versus New York's David Wells. Before a sellout crowd of 65,975, the Yankees did not appear very sharp, botching a rundown play in the fifth inning that led to two Marlin runs. Slumping Alfonso Soriano was benched and first baseman Jason Giambi nursed a leg injury. Wells left the game after pitching just one inning due to back spasms. His replacement, José Contreras pitched three shaking innings, allowing 3 walks and 4 runs. The Yankees drew first blood with a sacrifice fly from Bernie Williams in the first. In the second, the Marlins scored on an RBI double by Alex González and Brad Penny helped his own cause by singling in two more runs. They scored again on a Juan Pierre double in the 4th and a two-run single by Mike Lowell in the 5th, to give the Marlins a 6-1 lead. Brad Penny (born May 24, 1978 in Blackwell, Oklahoma) is a starting pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... This article is about David Wells, American baseball player. ... Alfonso Guilleard Soriano (born January 7, 1976 in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic) is a Major League Baseball outfielder for the Chicago Cubs. ... Jason Gilbert Giambi (born January 8, 1971) is a Major League Baseball player who is the 1st baseman and designated hitter for the New York Yankees. ... José Ariel Contreras (born December 6, 1971 in San Juan y Martinez, Pinar del Río, Cuba) is a right-handed Major League Baseball starting pitcher for the Chicago White Sox, nicknamed The Count. He previously played for the New York Yankees (2003-2004) as well as the Cuban national... // Main article: Sabermetrics Sabermetrics is the analysis of baseball through objective evidence, especially baseball statistics. ... Bernabé Bernie Williams Figueroa (born September 13, 1968 in San Juan, Puerto Rico) is a center fielder in Major League Baseball who was one of the top outfielders of the late 1990s. ... For the other professional infielder named Alex Gonzalez, see Alex S. Gonzalez   Alexander González (born February 15, 1977 in Cagua, Aragua State, Venezuela) is a Major League Baseball shortstop who plays for the Cincinnati Reds. ... Juan DVaughn Pierre (born August 14, 1977 in Mobile, Alabama), is a professional baseball center fielder who plays for the Los Angeles Dodgers. ... 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. ...


The Yankees began clawing away at that lead with a Derek Jeter RBI-single in the 7th. Dontrelle Willis relieved Penny by pitching a scoreless 8th. In the 9th, Jason Giambi hit a pinch-hit home run to right field off reliever Braden Looper. That made it 6-3 Marlins. After a Jeter single, Enrique Wilson double him home to cut the Marlins' lead to 6-4. Ugueth Urbina relieved Looper and retired Bernie Williams on a fly ball near the outfield wall which was caught by Juan Encarnacion just inches away from a home run and Hideki Matsui on a ground ball to first base to preserve the Marlins win. Derek Sanderson Jeter (born June 26, 1974 in Pequannock, New Jersey) is an American Major League Baseball player. ... Dontrelle Wayne Willis (born January 12, 1982, in Oakland, California), nicknamed The D-Train, is a Major League Baseball starting pitcher for the Florida Marlins. ... Braden LaVern Looper (born on October 28, 1974 in Weatherford, Oklahoma) is a pitcher in Major League Baseball for the St. ... Enrique Wilson Martes (born July 27, 1973 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) is a former Major League Baseball infielder. ... Ugueth Urbina (IPA pronunciation: ), born Ugueth Urtaín Urbina Villarreal (February 15, 1974 in Caracas, Venezuela), is a former relief pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... Juan De Dios Encarnacion was born on March 8, 1976 in Las Matas de Farfan, Dominican Republic. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York Yankees 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 4 12 1
Florida Marlins 0 3 0 1 2 0 0 0 x 6 9 1
W: Brad Penny (2-0)   L: José Contreras (0-1)  
HR: NYYJason Giambi (1)  

Brad Penny (born May 24, 1978 in Blackwell, Oklahoma) is a starting pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... José Ariel Contreras (born December 6, 1971 in San Juan y Martinez, Pinar del Río, Cuba) is a right-handed Major League Baseball starting pitcher for the Chicago White Sox, nicknamed The Count. He previously played for the New York Yankees (2003-2004) as well as the Cuban national... Jason Gilbert Giambi (born January 8, 1971) is a Major League Baseball player who is the 1st baseman and designated hitter for the New York Yankees. ...

Game 6

October 25, 2003 at Yankee Stadium in New York, New York is the 298th day of the year (299th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This is about the stadium the New York Yankees currently play in. ... Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the state of New York and the entire United States. ...


The series headed back to New York for Game Six, marking the 100th World Series game ever played at Yankee Stadium. Marlins manager Jack McKeon decided to start 23-year-old Josh Beckett on three days' rest. Beckett made the move seem brilliant—his complete game shutout in the final game of the World Series made him the first to accomplish the feat since Jack Morris of the Minnesota Twins in 1991. With the victory, the Marlins became the first National League team since the 1981 Los Angeles Dodgers to win the World Series without having home field advantage. They are just the fourth team overall to do it since 1984, following the 1992 Toronto Blue Jays and the 1999 New York Yankees. The 2006 St. Louis Cardinals have recently accomplished the same feat. The championship gave the Marlins more World titles (2) than division titles (0). The Atlanta Braves had won the NL East every year since 1995 going into this World Series, a strike ended the 1994 season without division winners, and the Philadelphia Phillies won the Marlins' division in 1993. The Marlins also became the first team since the creation of the Division Series to win the World Series without ever having home-field advantage during their entire post-season. The Marlins became the first opposing team to win a Series championship on the field at Yankee Stadium since the 1981 World Series, when the Los Angeles Dodgers did it. The Marlins won the series despite scoring fewer runs (17) than the Yankees (21). 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. ... Joshua Patrick Beckett (born May 15, 1980) is a right-handed starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who plays for the Boston Red Sox. ... John Scott Jack Morris (born May 16, 1955 in St. ... 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 (1911-1960... 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...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Florida Marlins 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 7 1
New York Yankees 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1
W: Josh Beckett (1-1)   L: Andy Pettitte (1-1)  

Joshua Patrick Beckett (born May 15, 1980) is a right-handed starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who plays for the Boston Red Sox. ... Andrew Eugene Pettitte (born June 15, 1972 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana) is an American left-handed starting pitcher for the New York Yankees. ...

Quote of the Series

  • "Down the left field line, that ball is trouble. It is GONE!! And the Marlins have won game 4, 4-3 final as Gonzalez goes deep, his first home run of the postseason!"-Joe Buck calling Alex Gonzalez's walk-off home run to end Game 4.
  • "Trying to win it all again. Posada, slow roller, right side. Beckett picks it up, tags Posada, and the Florida Marlins are World Champions!! The Marlins have shocked the Yankees. Stunned New York. And this improbable team, improbable ride. They end up on top, winning in six games over the Yankees."--Joe Buck, FOX Sports

For the fictional character, see Midnight Cowboy. ... For the fictional character, see Midnight Cowboy. ...

External links

  • 2003 World Series Article
2003 Major League Baseball Playoffs
2003 World Series
American League Championship Series
American League Division Series

AL Playoff teams: Boston | Minnesota | New York | Oakland
The following are the events of the year 2003 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... MLB and Major Leagues redirect here. ... 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. ... 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 (1911-1960... 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...

National League Championship Series
National League Division Series

NL Playoff teams: Atlanta | Chicago | Florida | San Francisco 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 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... For other uses, see National League (disambiguation). ... 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 (1870-1871, 1874-1889) (a. ... 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. ... 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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