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Encyclopedia > 2006 World Series
2006 World Series

Team Manager Games Won
St. Louis Cardinals Tony La Russa 4
Detroit Tigers Jim Leyland 1
Dates October 21, 2006October 27, 2006
MVP David Eckstein
Television network FOX
Announcers Joe Buck and Tim McCarver[1]
Umpires Randy Marsh, Alfonso Márquez, Wally Bell, Mike Winters, John Hirschbeck, Tim McClelland

The 2006 World Series, the 102nd edition of Major League Baseball's championship series, began on October 21 and ended on October 27, and matched the American League champion Detroit Tigers against the National League champion, St. Louis Cardinals. The Cardinals won the Series in five games, taking Games 1,3,4 and 5. The Tigers won game 2 amidst the controversy over the apparent foreign substance on Kenny Rogers' hand. This was the third Series meeting between the Tigers and the Cardinals. St. Louis won the first in 1934, and Detroit won the second in 1968; each went the full seven games. The 1968 Series was the last before divisional play and an extra round of playoffs began. Image File history File links MLB-WS_7361. ... Major league affiliations National League (1892–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 6, 9, 14, 17, 20, 42, 42, 45, 85 Name St. ... Tony La Russa after the 2006 World Series Anthony La Russa, Jr. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2, 5, 6, 16, 23, 42 Name Detroit Tigers (1901–present) Other nicknames The Bless You Boys Ballpark Comerica Park (2000–present) Tiger Stadium (1912-1999) Briggs Stadium (1938-1960) Navin Field (1912-1938) Bennett... James Richard Leyland (born December 15, 1944, in Perrysburg, Ohio) is a Major League Baseball manager for the Detroit Tigers. ... is the 294th day of the year (295th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 300th day of the year (301st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday 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. ... David Eckstein, (born January 20, 1975 in Sanford, Florida), is a Major League Baseball shortstop for the St. ... A television network is a distribution network for television content whereby a central operation provides programming for many television stations. ... 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. ... 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. ... Alfonso Márquez (born April 12, 1972 in Zacatecas, Mexico) is an umpire in Major League Baseball who has worked in the National League in 1999 and throughout both major leagues since 2000. ... Wallace Robert Bell (born January 10, 1965 in Ravenna, Ohio) is an umpire in Major League Baseball who has worked in the National League from 1992 to 1999 and throughout both major leagues since 2000. ... Michael John Winters (born November 19, 1958 in Oceanside, California) is an umpire in Major League Baseball who has worked in the National League from 1988 to 1999 and throughout both major leagues since 2000. ... John Francis Hirschbeck (born September 7, 1954 in Bridgeport, Connecticut) is an umpire in Major League Baseball who has worked in the American League from 1984 to 1999 and throughout both major leagues since 2000; he is currently a crew chief. ... Timothy Reid McClelland (born December 12, 1951 in Jackson, Michigan) is an umpire in Major League Baseball who has worked in the American League from 1983 to 1999 and throughout both leagues since 2000. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2006 throughout the world. ... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ... MLB and Major Leagues redirect here. ... Championship is a term used to refer to various forms of sports competitions in which the aim is to decide which individual or team is the champion; that is, the best competitor. ... is the 294th day of the year (295th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 300th day of the year (301st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 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) Central Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2, 5, 6, 16, 23, 42 Name Detroit Tigers (1901–present) Other nicknames The Bless You Boys Ballpark Comerica Park (2000–present) Tiger Stadium (1912-1999) Briggs Stadium (1938-1960) Navin Field (1912-1938) Bennett... For other uses, see National League (disambiguation). ... Major league affiliations National League (1892–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 6, 9, 14, 17, 20, 42, 42, 45, 85 Name St. ... The 1934 World Series matched the St. ... The 1968 World Series featured the defending champion St. ...


It was only the fifth time in 40 years that the Series featured two teams that had both remained in the same city since the formation of the American League in 1901, the last time being the 2004 World Series between St. Louis and the Boston Red Sox. The last three prior to 2004 were in 1975 (Boston-Cincinnati), 1968 (Detroit-St. Louis) and 1967 (Boston-St. Louis). 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. ... 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 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... The 1975 World Series was between the Boston Red Sox and Cincinnati Reds. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 5, 8, 10, 13, 18, 20, 24, 42 Name Cincinnati Reds (1958–present) Cincinnati Redlegs (1953-1958) Cincinnati Reds (1882-1953) Cincinnati Red Stockings (1876-1882) Other nicknames The Redlegs, The Big Red Machine... The 1967 World Series matched the St. ...


The Cardinals, who moved into Busch Stadium in April, became the fourth team to win the Series in their home stadium's debut season, joining the 1909 Pittsburgh Pirates (Forbes Field), 1912 Boston Red Sox (Fenway Park) and 1923 New York Yankees (Yankee Stadium). St. Louis also won their tenth Fall Classic, second to only the Yankees' 26 titles. Cardinals manager Tony La Russa, who won the 1989 World Series title with the Athletics, became the second manager in history to lead teams in both leagues to championships, joining Sparky Anderson. Busch Stadium (also referred to informally as New Busch Stadium or Busch Stadium III) is the new home for the St. ... The 1909 World Series featured the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Detroit Tigers. ... Major league affiliations National League (1887–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 11, 20, 21, 33, 40, 42 Name Pittsburgh Pirates (1891–present) Pittsburgh Innocents (1890) Pittsburg Alleghenies (1882–1889) (Also referred to as Infants in 1890) Other nicknames The Bucs, The Buccos... For other uses, see Forbes Field (disambiguation). ... In the 1912 World Series, the Boston Red Sox beat the New York Giants in 8 games. ... 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... Fenway redirects here. ... The New York Yankees beat the New York Giants in 6 games. ... 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... This is about the stadium the New York Yankees currently play in. ... New York Yankees manager Joe Torre returning to the dugout (September 2005) In baseball, the head coach of a team is called the manager (or more formally, the field manager); this individual controls matters of team batting order to more closely communicate with baserunners, but most managers delegate this responsibility... Tony La Russa after the 2006 World Series Anthony La Russa, Jr. ... Dates: October 14, 1989–October 28, 1989 MVP: Dave Stewart (Oakland) Television: ABC CBS Radio Network (Jack Buck, Johnny Bench and John Rooney Announcers: Al Michaels, Tim McCarver and Jim Palmer Umpires: Rich Garcia (AL), Paul Runge (NL), Al Clark (AL), Dutch Rennert (NL), Vic Voltaggio (AL), Eric Gregg (NL... George Lee Sparky Anderson (born February 22, 1934 in Bridgewater, South Dakota) is fifth on the all-time list for manager career wins in Major League Baseball (behind Connie Mack, John McGraw, Tony La Russa and Bobby Cox) and is the first manager to win the World Series while leading...


The Cardinals finished the regular season 83-78. This is the second-worst record ever for a league champion (the 1973 New York Mets finished 82-79) and the worst record ever for a World Series champion. Previously the 1987 Minnesota Twins (85-77) held this dubious honor after defeating the Cardinals in the 1987 World Series.


Ceremonial First Pitches: Game 1: Al Kaline and Willie Horton; Game 2: Sparky Anderson; Game 3: Ozzie Smith; Game 4: Lou Brock; Game 5: Stan Musial Albert William Kaline (born December 19, 1934 in Baltimore, Maryland) is a former Major League Baseball player. ... Willie Watterson Horton (born October 18, 1942 in Arno, Virginia) is a former left fielder and designated hitter in Major League Baseball who played for the Detroit Tigers for the majority of his career. ... George Lee Sparky Anderson (born February 22, 1934 in Bridgewater, South Dakota) is fifth on the all-time list for manager career wins in Major League Baseball (behind Connie Mack, John McGraw, Tony La Russa and Bobby Cox) and is the first manager to win the World Series while leading... Osborne Earl Ozzie Smith (born December 26, 1954, in Mobile, Alabama) is a former Major League Baseball shortstop who was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2002. ... Louis Clark Lou Brock (born June 18, 1939, El Dorado, Arkansas) is an American former player in Major League Baseball. ... Stan Musials number 6 was retired by the St. ...

Contents

Background

A pair of battered ballclubs

Neither team was given much chance to advance far into October by many baseball pundits. [2] Both teams stumbled through the second halves of their seasons. The Tigers, enjoying their first successful season after 12 years of futility, surprised the baseball world by building a 10-game lead in the American League Central, but eventually the lead evaporated in the final months and they lost the division to the Minnesota Twins on the last day of the season after being swept by the last-place Kansas City Royals at home, settling for a playoff berth as the AL Wild Card. The Cardinals held a seven-game advantage in the National League Central over the Cincinnati Reds and an 8½-game lead over the Houston Astros with just two weeks to play. However, the combination of a seven-game losing streak by St. Louis and an eight-game winning streak by the Astros (highlighted by a four-game sweep of the Cardinals in Houston) caused the Cardinals' lead to shrink to ½-game with only a few games left. However, the Cardinals held on to clinch the division after an Astros' loss to the Atlanta Braves on the last day of the season. The American League Central Division is one of Major League Baseballs six divisions. ... 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 (1969–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 10, 20, 42 Name Kansas City Royals (1969–present) Other nicknames The Boys in Blue Ballpark Kauffman Stadium (1973–present) a. ... The National League Central Division is one of Major League Baseballs six divisions. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 5, 8, 10, 13, 18, 20, 24, 42 Name Cincinnati Reds (1958–present) Cincinnati Redlegs (1953-1958) Cincinnati Reds (1882-1953) Cincinnati Red Stockings (1876-1882) Other nicknames The Redlegs, The Big Red Machine... 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 (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...


Thus, both the Tigers and Cardinals were clear underdogs in their matches, against the New York Yankees and San Diego Padres, respectively. The Tigers' pitching took care of the vaunted Yankees lineup, and won their series 3-1. The Cardinals also won their series 3-1, including the first two games in San Diego. The Tigers then swept the Oakland Athletics in the ALCS, winning game four on a three-run walk-off home run by Magglio Ordóñez in the bottom of the ninth. The Cardinals won their series against the New York Mets on a ninth-inning home run by Yadier Molina in a tense Game 7. 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 (1969–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 6, 19, 31, 35, 42 Name San Diego Padres (1969–present) Other nicknames The Pads, The Friars, The Fathers, The Dads Ballpark PETCO Park (2004–present) Qualcomm Stadium (1969-2003) a. ... The 2006 American League Division Series (ALDS), the opening round of the 2006 American League playoffs, began on Tuesday, October 3, and ended on Saturday, October 7, with the champions of the three AL divisions – along with a wild card team – participating in two best-of-five series. ... The 2006 National League Division Series (NLDS), the opening round of the 2006 National League playoffs, began on Tuesday, October 3, and ended on Sunday October 8, with the champions of the three NL divisions – along with a wild card team – participating in two best-of-five series. ... 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... The 2006 American League Championship Series (ALCS) was the second round of the 2006 American League playoffs; it began on October 10 and ended on October 14. ... In baseball, a walk-off home run is a home run which ends the game. ... Magglio Jose Ordóñez (IPA /or. ... The 2006 National League Championship Series (NLCS), the second round of the 2006 National League playoffs, began on October 12 and ended on October 19; it was scheduled to begin on October 11, but was postponed a day due to inclement weather. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 14, 37, 41, 42 Name New York Mets (1962–present) Other nicknames The Amazin Mets, The Amazins, The Metropolitans, The Kings of Queens Ballpark Shea Stadium (1964–present) Polo Grounds (1962–1963) Major league... Yadier B. Molina (born July 13, 1982 in Bayamon, Puerto Rico) is a Major League Baseball catcher who plays for the St. ...


The Tigers had home-field advantage in the Series, due to the AL's 3-2 win over the NL in the 77th Major League Baseball All-Star Game on July 11 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. These two teams had already played against each other in June 2006. The Tigers swept the Cardinals 3-0 in Detroit, part of an eight-game Cardinals losing streak. This was the first time since 2000 that teams meeting during the regular season met again in the World Series. In team sports, a team representing a city or a region is to be that areas home team. ... Date July 11, 2006 Venue PNC Park City Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Managers American League - Ozzie Guillen (CWS) National League - Phil Garner (HOU) MVP Michael Young (TEX) Television FOX, Joe Buck and Tim McCarver, with Ken Rosenthal on the field reporting Attendance 38,904 First pitch Chuck Tanner The 2006 Major League... is the 192nd day of the year (193rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... PNC Park is a baseball stadium located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... Pittsburgh redirects here. ... For other uses, see June (disambiguation). ...


The Series marked the third time in a row that both teams sought to win a championship after at least a 20-year drought. In 2004, the Boston Red Sox ended their 86-year hiatus by defeating the Cardinals; in 2005 the Chicago White Sox ended an 88-year drought by defeating the Houston Astros who were competing in their first World Series after 43 seasons. The Tigers had not appeared in the World Series since winning it in 1984. The Cardinals last won in 1982, losing three times since then, in 1985, 1987 and 2004. 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 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 22, 2005–October 26, 2005 MVP: Jermaine Dye (Chicago) Television: FOX Announcers: Joe Buck and Tim McCarver Umpires: Joe West, Jeff Nelson, Jerry Layne, Derryl Cousins, Gary Cederstrom, Angel Hernandez ALCS: Chicago White Sox over Los Angeles Angels (4-1) NLCS: Houston Astros over St. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2, 3, 4, 9, 11, 16, 19, 42, 72, Name Chicago White Sox (1904–present) Other nicknames The Sox, The South Siders, The ChiSox, The Pale Hose, The Good Guys, The Go-Go Sox, The... 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 . ... The 1984 World Series began on October 9, 1984 and ended October 14. ... The 1982 World Series matched the St. ... Dates: October 19 – October 27 MVP: Bret Saberhagen (Kansas City) Television: ABC Announcers: Al Michaels, Tim McCarver and Jim Palmer Umpires: Umpires: Don Denkinger (AL), Billy Williams (NL), Jim McKean (AL), Bob Engel (NL), John Shulock (AL), Jim Quick (NL) ALCS: Kansas City Royals over Toronto Blue Jays (4-3... 1987 World Series Logo The 1987 World Series was played from October 17 to October 25, 1987 between the Minnesota Twins and the St. ...


The Tigers were the eighth wild card team to compete in the World Series since MLB introduced the wild card in 1994. A wild-card team has been a Series participant each year since 2002. 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. ... The following are the events of the year 1994 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... This year in baseball: 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 Events January-March January 8 - Ozzie Smith is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. ...


Riding the momentum they built up during their surprisingly easy ALDS and ALCS victories, Detroit entered the Series as a prohibitive favorite. Bob Nightengale of USAToday expressed popular sentiment when he said "Tigers in three".[3]


Two veteran managers return to post-season play

St. Louis' manager Tony La Russa joined his mentor, Sparky Anderson, as only the second manager to win the World Series with teams in both leagues. La Russa won in 1989 with the Athletics. Coincidentally, Anderson first accomplished the feat by managing Detroit to their previous championship in 1984; he was chosen to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before Game 2. New York Yankees manager Joe Torre returning to the dugout (September 2005) In baseball, the head coach of a team is called the manager (or more formally, the field manager); this individual controls matters of team batting order to more closely communicate with baserunners, but most managers delegate this responsibility... Tony La Russa after the 2006 World Series Anthony La Russa, Jr. ... George Lee Sparky Anderson (born February 22, 1934 in Bridgewater, South Dakota) is fifth on the all-time list for manager career wins in Major League Baseball (behind Connie Mack, John McGraw, Tony La Russa and Bobby Cox) and is the first manager to win the World Series while leading... Dates: October 14, 1989–October 28, 1989 MVP: Dave Stewart (Oakland) Television: ABC CBS Radio Network (Jack Buck, Johnny Bench and John Rooney Announcers: Al Michaels, Tim McCarver and Jim Palmer Umpires: Rich Garcia (AL), Paul Runge (NL), Al Clark (AL), Dutch Rennert (NL), Vic Voltaggio (AL), Eric Gregg (NL...


Jim Leyland is the seventh manager to win pennants in both leagues. The previous six are Joe McCarthy (1929 Cubs and the Yankee teams of 1932, 1936–39 and 1941–43), Yogi Berra (1964 Yankees, 1973 Mets), Alvin Dark (1962 Giants, 1974 A's), Sparky Anderson (1970, 1972, 1975–76 Reds, 1984 Tigers), Dick Williams (1967 Red Sox, 1972–73 A's, 1984 Padres), and Tony La Russa (1988–90 A's, 2004, 2006 Cardinals). Joseph Vincent McCarthy (April 21, 1887 - January 13, 1978) was an American manager in Major League Baseball, most renowned for his leadership of the Bronx Bombers teams of the New York Yankees from 1931 to 1946. ... Lawrence Peter Yogi Berra (born May 12, 1925 in St. ... Alvin Ralph Dark (born January 7, 1922 in Comanche, Oklahoma), nicknamed Blackie and The Swamp Fox, is a former shortstop and manager in Major League Baseball who played for five National League teams from 1946 to 1960. ... George Lee Sparky Anderson (born February 22, 1934 in Bridgewater, South Dakota) is fifth on the all-time list for manager career wins in Major League Baseball (behind Connie Mack, John McGraw, Tony La Russa and Bobby Cox) and is the first manager to win the World Series while leading... Richard Hirschfeld Williams (born May 7, 1929 in St. ...


Additionally, the opposing managers are close friends; Leyland was La Russa's third base coach for the Chicago White Sox in the early 1980s. Leyland also served as a Pittsburgh-based advance scout for the Cardinals before he was hired by the Tigers. Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2, 3, 4, 9, 11, 16, 19, 42, 72, Name Chicago White Sox (1904–present) Other nicknames The Sox, The South Siders, The ChiSox, The Pale Hose, The Good Guys, The Go-Go Sox, The...


This was the first World Series in 22 years to have two previous World Series winning managers facing each other, but at the helms of new teams. Leyland previously won the 1997 World Series with the Florida Marlins, and La Russa won the 1989 World Series with the Oakland Athletics. Overall, it was the first World Series since 1999 to have two previous Series-winning managers facing each other. Dates October 18, 1997 – October 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... 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. ... Dates: October 14, 1989–October 28, 1989 MVP: Dave Stewart (Oakland) Television: ABC CBS Radio Network (Jack Buck, Johnny Bench and John Rooney Announcers: Al Michaels, Tim McCarver and Jim Palmer Umpires: Rich Garcia (AL), Paul Runge (NL), Al Clark (AL), Dutch Rennert (NL), Vic Voltaggio (AL), Eric Gregg (NL... 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... 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...


Matchups

Game times were in North American Eastern Daylight Time. Metronome, a public art installation showing the time in New York City The Eastern Time Zone (ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of Northern America and the west coast of South America. ...

Game Date Visitor Score Home Score Record

(StL-Det)

Time Attendance
1 October 21 St. Louis 7 Detroit 2 1-0 8:03 pm 42,479
2 October 22 St. Louis 1 Detroit 3 1-1 8:26 pm 42,533
3 October 24 Detroit 0 St. Louis 5 2-1 8:33 pm 46,513
4 October 26 Detroit 4 St. Louis 5 3-1 8:27 pm 46,470
5 October 27 Detroit 2 St. Louis 4 4-1 8:27 pm 46,638
St. Louis wins 4-1

‡ Game 4 was initially scheduled for October 25, but was postponed due to rain. Subsequently, Game 5 scheduled for October 26 was pushed back a day as well.


Game 1

October 21, 2006 at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan is the 294th day of the year (295th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Comerica Park is a baseball stadium located in downtown Detroit, Michigan. ... “Detroit” redirects here. ...


Two rookies faced off in Game 1 for the first time in history: Anthony Reyes for St. Louis and Justin Verlander for Detroit. It looked like the Tigers were going to get to Reyes early in the bottom of the first, when Craig Monroe doubled and Magglio Ordóñez walked. Carlos Guillén singled Monroe in, giving the Tigers a 1-0 lead. However in the top of the second, Scott Rolen hit a long home run to left field, tying the score at 1-1. Rolen was 0-for-15 in his career in the World Series before hitting the home run. The previous mark had been 0-for-13, set by Benny Kauff of the New York Giants in the 1917 World Series. In the third inning the Cards broke through, first when Chris Duncan's RBI double scored Yadier Molina to give the Cardinals the lead. On Verlander's next pitch, the 2005 National League MVP, Albert Pujols, banged a 2-run home run, punishing the rookie who elected to pitch to the dangerous Pujols, rather than walk him with first base open and two outs and pitch to Juan Encarnación. Meanwhile, Anthony Reyes was the story. The pitcher who had the fewest regular season wins of a Game One World Series starter (5) at one point retired 17 in a row from the 1st inning to the 6th inning, a World Series record for a rookie. The previous record was 13 (John Stuper, STL, 1982, and Dickie Kerr, CHW, 1919). Reyes' final line was 8+ innings, four hits, two runs, and four strikeouts. The Cards took advantage of Detroit's mistakes again in the 6th, when Brandon Inge made two errors in one play. With runners on second and third, Inge threw to home wild to score a run and then obstructed Scott Rolen, who was running home, to score another run. Craig Monroe hit a solo home run off Reyes in the bottom of the ninth, which led to Reyes being pulled from the game, as Braden Looper came in to finish the game. The final score was 7-2 Cardinals, marking the first time since 2003 that the National League has won a World Series game, and the first World Series game won by St. Louis since Game 5 of the 1987 World Series. Anthony Reyes (born October 16, 1981 in Whittier, California) is a right-handed pitcher for the St. ... Justin Brooks Verlander (born February 20, 1983, in Manakin-Sabot, Virginia) is a Major League Baseball pitcher for the Detroit Tigers. ... Craig Keystone Monroe (born February 27, 1977, in Texarkana, Texas) is a left fielder in Major League Baseball who currently plays with the Detroit Tigers and has a career batting average of . ... Magglio Jose Ordóñez (IPA /or. ... Carlos Alfonso Guillén [ghee-YEN] (born September 30, 1975) is a Major League Baseball shortstop and switch-hitter who plays for the Detroit Tigers. ... Scott Bruce Rolen (born April 4, 1975 in Evansville, Indiana) is an American baseball player, who currently plays at third base for the St. ... Benjamin Michael Kauff (January 5, 1890 – November 17, 1961) was a professional baseball player. ... 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 Chicago White Sox beat the New York Giants in 6 games. ... Christopher Edward Duncan (born May 5, 1981 in Tucson, Arizona) is an outfielder for the St. ... Yadier B. Molina (born July 13, 1982 in Bayamon, Puerto Rico) is a Major League Baseball catcher who plays for the St. ... “Pujols” redirects here. ... Juan De Dios Encarnación [en-car-NAH-see-own] (b. ... // Indicates a participant in the game who hears things perhaps too well for his own good. ... John Anton Stuper (born May 9, 1957). ... The 1982 World Series matched the St. ... Richard Henry Dickie Kerr (July 3, 1893 - May 4, 1963) was a starting pitcher for the Chicago White Sox from 1919-1921. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2, 3, 4, 9, 11, 16, 19, 42, 72, Name Chicago White Sox (1904–present) Other nicknames The Sox, The South Siders, The ChiSox, The Pale Hose, The Good Guys, The Go-Go Sox, The... The 1919 World Series was played between the Chicago White Sox of the American League and the Cincinnati Reds of the National League. ... Charles Brandon Inge [INJ] (born May 19, 1977, in Lynchburg, Virginia) is a third baseman (converted from catcher) playing for the Detroit Tigers. ... In baseball, when a fielder illegally hinders a baserunner, the fielder is guilty of obstruction. ... Craig Keystone Monroe (born February 27, 1977, in Texarkana, Texas) is a left fielder in Major League Baseball who currently plays with the Detroit Tigers and has a career batting average of . ... // To throw pitches at the edges of the strike zone. ... Braden LaVern Looper (born on October 28, 1974 in Weatherford, Oklahoma) is a pitcher in Major League Baseball for the St. ... 1987 World Series Logo The 1987 World Series was played from October 17 to October 25, 1987 between the Minnesota Twins and the St. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis Cardinals 0 1 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 7 8 2
Detroit Tigers 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 4 3

WP: Anthony Reyes (1-0)  LP: Justin Verlander (0-1)  
HRs:  StL – Scott Rolen (1), Albert Pujols (1)  Det – Craig Monroe (1) Anthony Reyes (born October 16, 1981 in Whittier, California) is a right-handed pitcher for the St. ... Justin Brooks Verlander (born February 20, 1983, in Manakin-Sabot, Virginia) is a Major League Baseball pitcher for the Detroit Tigers. ... Scott Bruce Rolen (born April 4, 1975 in Evansville, Indiana) is an American baseball player, who currently plays at third base for the St. ... “Pujols” redirects here. ... Craig Keystone Monroe (born February 27, 1977, in Texarkana, Texas) is a left fielder in Major League Baseball who currently plays with the Detroit Tigers and has a career batting average of . ...

Game 2

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With a starting temperature of 40 °F (4 °C), controversy surrounded the start of Game 2 when Tigers starting pitcher Kenny Rogers was found to have a substance on a patch of the palm of his pitching hand during the first inning. Although Cardinals hitters claimed that the ball was doing "weird things" in the first inning, Cardinals manager Tony LaRussa did not request an inspection of Rogers' hand to determine what the substance was. Rogers said it was dirt, and complied with a request from the umpires to wash his hands before the second inning.[4] Kenneth Scott Rogers (born November 10, 1964 in Savannah, Georgia) is a left-handed American Major League Baseball pitcher who has played for six Major League Baseball teams since his rookie year in 1989. ...


Rogers would go on to pitch eight shutout innings, running his postseason streak to 23 straight shutout innings, giving up only two hits. Craig Monroe hit his second home run in the series, and Carlos Guillen, who was a home run away from the cycle, and Sean Casey each drove in runs to give the Tigers a 3-0 lead going into the ninth. Todd Jones then came into the game to close it out but got into a heavy jam, with Scott Rolen being driven in by Jim Edmonds before a force-out at second with the bases loaded won the game for the Tigers. Craig Monroe became the fifth player to hit a home run in each of his first two World Series games. The others were Barry Bonds for the Giants in 2002, Ted Simmons for the Brewers in 1982, Dusty Rhodes for the New York Giants in 1954, and Jimmie Foxx for the Philadelphia Athletics in 1929. // The Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. ... Todd Barton Givin Jones (born April 24, 1968 in Marietta, Georgia) is a relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who plays with the Detroit Tigers. ... James Patrick Jim Edmonds (born June 27, 1970 in Fullerton, California) is a left-handed batter who plays for the St. ... Craig Keystone Monroe (born February 27, 1977, in Texarkana, Texas) is a left fielder in Major League Baseball who currently plays with the Detroit Tigers and has a career batting average of . ... Barry Lamar Bonds (born July 24, 1964 in Riverside, California) is currently a left fielder for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball. ... Dates October 19, 2002–October 27, 2002 MVP Troy Glaus (Anaheim) Television network FOX Announcers Joe Buck and Tim McCarver Umpires Jerry Crawford, Mike Reilly, Tim McClelland, Tim Tschida, Mike Winters, Angel Hernandez The 2002 World Series featured the Anaheim Angels (American League) and the San Francisco Giants (National League... Theodore Lyle Simmons (born August 9, 1949, in Highland Park, Michigan) is a former catcher/DH in Major League Baseball who played for the St. ... The 1982 World Series matched the St. ... James Lamar Rhodes (born May 13, 1927 in Mathews, Alabama) was an outfielder with a 7 year career from 1952-1957, 1959. ... The 1954 World Series matched the National League champion New York Giants against the American League champion Cleveland Indians. ... Jimmie Foxx on the cover of Time in 1929 James Emory Foxx (October 22, 1907 – July 21, 1967) was an American first baseman in Major League Baseball who was, up until Mark McGwires glory days in the late 1990s, the most prolific right-handed power hitter to ever play... In the 1929 World Series, the Philadelphia Athletics beat the Chicago Cubs in 5 games. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis Cardinals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 1
Detroit Tigers 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 X 3 10 1

WP: Kenny Rogers (1-0)  LP: Jeff Weaver (0-1)  SV: Todd Jones (1)  
HRs:  Det – Craig Monroe (2) Kenneth Scott Rogers (born November 10, 1964 in Savannah, Georgia) is a left-handed American Major League Baseball pitcher who has played for six Major League Baseball teams since his rookie year in 1989. ... Major League Baseball player Jeffrey Weaver. ... Todd Barton Givin Jones (born April 24, 1968 in Marietta, Georgia) is a relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who plays with the Detroit Tigers. ... Craig Keystone Monroe (born February 27, 1977, in Texarkana, Texas) is a left fielder in Major League Baseball who currently plays with the Detroit Tigers and has a career batting average of . ...

Game 3

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Busch Stadium scoreboard before Game 3

After being shut out by Detroit pitcher Kenny Rogers for eight innings in Game 2, St. Louis starter Chris Carpenter answered with eight shutout innings of his own in a 5-0 Cardinals victory in Game 3. Carpenter, making his World Series debut (he missed the entire 2004 World Series due to injury) gave up only three hits, struck out six and did not issue a walk, while throwing only 82 pitches. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Christopher John (Chris) Carpenter (born April 27, 1975 in Exeter, New Hampshire) is a starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who has played for the St. ... 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... Rashad Eldridge of the Oklahoma Redhawks walks to first base after drawing a base on balls. ...


St. Louis began the scoring in the fourth inning on a bases-loaded double by center fielder Jim Edmonds off of Nate Robertson which scored two runs. Two more runs would score in the bottom of the seventh on an error by Detroit pitcher Joel Zumaya, who overthrew a routine ground ball to third baseman Brandon Inge. St. Louis would add another run in the eighth on a wild pitch. James Patrick Jim Edmonds (born June 27, 1970 in Fullerton, California) is a left-handed batter who plays for the St. ... Joel Martin Zumaya (born November 9, 1984, in Chula Vista, California) is a Major League Baseball relief pitcher for the Detroit Tigers. ... Charles Brandon Inge [INJ] (born May 19, 1977, in Lynchburg, Virginia) is a third baseman (converted from catcher) playing for the Detroit Tigers. ...


Reliever Braden Looper would pitch a perfect ninth to close out the game and give St. Louis a two-games-to-one advantage in the Series. Braden LaVern Looper (born on October 28, 1974 in Weatherford, Oklahoma) is a pitcher in Major League Baseball for the St. ...


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Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Detroit Tigers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
St. Louis Cardinals 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 1 X 5 7 0

WP: Chris Carpenter (1-0)  LP: Nate Robertson (0-1)  
Christopher John (Chris) Carpenter (born April 27, 1975 in Exeter, New Hampshire) is a starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who has played for the St. ... Nate Robertson is a pitcher who currently plays with the Detroit Tigers, and has a career ERA of 5. ...

Game 4

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Rainout of Game 4, October 25th.

Game 4 was pushed back a day because of rain, the first time a rainout had occurred since Game 1 in 1996. The Cardinals won, taking a 3-1 series lead. The Tigers took a 3-0 lead into the top of the third, after Sean Casey had two RBIs, including a home run. The other RBI came from Detroit's Ivan Rodriguez, who singled in Carlos Guillen. Rodriguez, who had been hitless in the previous 3 games, also went 3-for-4. In the bottom of the third, the Cardinals struck back with a run-scoring double by David Eckstein, scoring Aaron Miles who had the first stolen base of the series by either team. Yadier Molina doubled in Scott Rolen in the fourth to cut the Tiger lead to 3-2. The score remained that way, until the bottom of the seventh, when Eckstein led off with a double over the head of Curtis Granderson, who had slipped on the wet Busch Stadium outfield. Eckstein then scored on a sacrifice bunt by So Taguchi that was thrown over the head of Placido Polanco covering first by Fernando Rodney, and that tied the score, 3-3. Later that same inning, Preston Wilson hit a single to left with two outs that scored Taguchi from 3rd. The Tigers tied the game in the top of the eighth on a Brandon Inge double that scored Ivan Rodriguez. In the bottom of the eighth inning, the Cardinals would regain and keep the lead when Miles scored on a double by Eckstein just off the glove of outfielder Craig Monroe. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 303 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): 2006 World Series Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 303 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): 2006 World Series Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used... 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. ... Sean Thomas Casey (born on July 2, 1974, Willingboro, New Jersey), nicknamed the Mayor, is a first baseman in Major League Baseball who plays for the Detroit Tigers. ... “RBI” redirects here. ... Iván Rodríguez Torres (born November 30, 1971 in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico), nicknamed Pudge or I-Rod, is a professional baseball player. ... Carlos Alfonso Guill n [ghee-YEN] (born September 30, 1975) is a Major League Baseball shortstop and switch-hitter batter who plays for the Detroit Tigers. ... David Eckstein, (born January 20, 1975 in Sanford, Florida), is a Major League Baseball shortstop for the St. ... Aaron Wade Miles (born December 15, 1976 in Pittsburg, California) is a Major League Baseball player for the St. ... Yadier B. Molina (born July 13, 1982 in Bayamon, Puerto Rico) is a Major League Baseball catcher who plays for the St. ... Scott Bruce Rolen (born April 4, 1975 in Evansville, Indiana) is an American baseball player, who currently plays at third base for the St. ... Curtis Granderson (born March 16, 1981, in Blue Island, Illinois) is a center fielder in Major League Baseball who currently plays for the Detroit Tigers. ... Busch Stadium (also referred to informally as New Busch Stadium or Busch Stadium III) is the new home for the St. ... So Taguchi (nicknamed The So Man) , born July 2, 1969) is a Major League Baseball outfielder for the St. ... Plácido Polanco ranges onto the outfield grass to field a ground ball Plácido Enrique Polanco (pronounced: pluh-SEE-doh an-Ree-kay poh-LANK-oh) (born October 10, 1975) is a Dominican Major League Baseball player played previously for the Philadelphia Phillies and St Louis Cardinals. ... Fernando Rodney (born March 18, 1977 in Samana, Dominican Republic) is a relief pitcher who currently plays for the Detroit Tigers, and has a career ERA of 4. ... Preston James Richard Wilson is a Major League Baseball outfielder, playing for the St. ... Charles Brandon Inge [INJ] (born May 19, 1977, in Lynchburg, Virginia) is a third baseman (converted from catcher) playing for the Detroit Tigers. ... Iván Rodríguez Torres (born November 30, 1971 in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico), nicknamed Pudge or I-Rod, is a professional baseball player. ... Craig Keystone Monroe (born February 27, 1977, in Texarkana, Texas) is a left fielder in Major League Baseball who currently plays with the Detroit Tigers and has a career batting average of . ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Detroit Tigers 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 10 1
St. Louis Cardinals 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 1 X 5 9 0

WP: Jeff Suppan (1-0)  LP: Joel Zumaya (0-1)  
HRs:  Det – Sean Casey (1) Jeffrey Scot Suppan (born January 2, 1975, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma), is a Major League Baseball pitcher for the Milwaukee Brewers. ... Joel Martin Zumaya (born November 9, 1984, in Chula Vista, California) is a Major League Baseball relief pitcher for the Detroit Tigers. ... Sean Thomas Casey (born on July 2, 1974, Willingboro, New Jersey), nicknamed the Mayor, is a first baseman in Major League Baseball who plays for the Detroit Tigers. ...

Game 5

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Adam Wainwright and Yadier Molina celebrate after the Cardinals win the World Series.

On a day in which it rained much of the day but stopped early enough to not delay the game, the Cardinals won to clinch the championship 4 games to 1, making this the first 5-game series since the Yankees-Mets Series in 2000. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 230 × 344 pixelsFull resolution (230 × 344 pixel, file size: 62 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) NLDS Game 1, Associated Press File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 230 × 344 pixelsFull resolution (230 × 344 pixel, file size: 62 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) NLDS Game 1, Associated Press File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Dates October 21, 2000–October 26, 2000 MVP Derek Jeter (New York Yankees) Television network FOX Announcers Joe Buck, Tim McCarver, and Bob Brenly Umpires Ed Montague, Jerry Crawford, Tim McClelland, Tim Welke, Charlie Reliford, Jeff Kellogg MTA logo for the 2000 Subway Series. ...


Justin Verlander pitched a sloppy first inning for Detroit, walking three and tying a World Series record for a single inning by throwing two wild pitches. He avoided allowing any runs, however, thanks to a good play by shortstop Carlos Guillen to get the third out on what was almost an infield hit. Justin Brooks Verlander (born February 20, 1983, in Manakin-Sabot, Virginia) is a Major League Baseball pitcher for the Detroit Tigers. ... Carlos Alfonso Guill n [ghee-YEN] (born September 30, 1975) is a Major League Baseball shortstop and switch-hitter batter who plays for the Detroit Tigers. ...


The Cardinals took the lead in the second inning on a lead-off single by Yadier Molina followed by two advancing groundouts, and then an infield single by David Eckstein. Detroit third baseman Brandon Inge made a good play to stop the ball off Eckstein's bat, but then made a poor throw to first which got by the first baseman and allowed Eckstein to advance to second. The throwing error was the seventh error of the series by the Tigers, also giving them at least one error in every game to that point. Yadier B. Molina (born July 13, 1982 in Bayamon, Puerto Rico) is a Major League Baseball catcher who plays for the St. ... David Eckstein, (born January 20, 1975 in Sanford, Florida), is a Major League Baseball shortstop for the St. ... Charles Brandon Inge [INJ] (born May 19, 1977, in Lynchburg, Virginia) is a third baseman (converted from catcher) playing for the Detroit Tigers. ...


Cardinals pitcher Jeff Weaver (an ex-Tiger) was cruising into the fourth inning, and he appeared to be nowhere near trouble with a lead-off groundout, followed by a routine popup by Magglio Ordóñez. This popup turned out to be much more troublesome than it first appeared: right fielder Chris Duncan dropped the ball, apparently distracted by center fielder Jim Edmonds who was also going after the ball. With Ordóñez on via the error, the very next pitch of the game was hit by Sean Casey into the right-field seats just inside the foul pole for a two-run homer that gave Detroit the lead, 2-1. The Cardinals would threaten immediately in the bottom of the inning, however, with Yadier Molina and So Taguchi each singling to put runners at first and second with one out. Pitcher Jeff Weaver then came up and attempted to bunt the runners over to second and third. The bunt was fielded cleanly by the pitcher Justin Verlander, but he attempted to force out the lead runner at third and threw the ball into the left-field foul area. This allowed Molina to score to tie it up, with Taguchi and Weaver arriving safely at third and second. The throwing error by Verlander was the fifth error by Detroit pitchers in the World Series, having committed one per game, setting a new World Series record. The next batter, David Eckstein, grounded out to score the runner from third, and St. Louis secured their lead, 3-2. Major League Baseball player Jeffrey Weaver. ... Magglio Jose Ordóñez (IPA /or. ... Christopher Edward Duncan (born May 5, 1981 in Tucson, Arizona) is an outfielder for the St. ... Sean Thomas Casey (born on July 2, 1974, Willingboro, New Jersey), nicknamed the Mayor, is a first baseman in Major League Baseball who plays for the Detroit Tigers. ... So Taguchi (nicknamed The So Man) , born July 2, 1969) is a Major League Baseball outfielder for the St. ...


Chris Duncan misplayed another ball in the top of the sixth for a Sean Casey two-out double, but this time the runner would be stranded as Ivan Rodriguez then struck out to end the inning. A David Eckstein single followed by a Preston Wilson walk in the bottom of the seventh put runners at first and second with none out for the heart of the Cardinals order: Pujols, Edmonds, and Rolen. Pujols popped out and Edmonds flied out, so it appeared Detroit might hold the Cardinals to a one-run lead. Instead, Scott Rolen singled and scored Eckstein, doubling the Cardinals lead to 4-2.


Jeff Weaver retired the side in order, and the Cardinals went to the ninth three outs away from their first World Series title in 24 years. The man called on to get those three outs would be Adam Wainwright, who had won the job of closer after the star free agent brought to St. Louis in 2002, Jason Isringhausen, had season-ending surgery. Detroit's clean-up hitter, Magglio Ordóñez, led off the inning. He proceeded to work a full count but then grounded out. The second batter, Sean Casey, worked a full count and then doubled to bring the tying run to the plate. The third batter, Ivan Rodriguez, got ahead in the count 2-0 but grounded back to Wainwright on the next pitch, putting the Cardinals one out away. The fourth batter, Placido Polanco, fell behind 1-2, but then worked a walk to put the tying run on. The fifth batter, Brandon Inge, fell behind 0-2, again putting the Cardinals one strike from a World Series championship. He did not extend the drama any longer, as he swung and missed at the next pitch (making it the first World Series to end on a strikeout since the 1988 World Series), giving the World Series title to the Cardinals. The final play of the 2006 season was made at 10:26pm Central Standard time. After the game, Wainwright, who threw a curveball for strike three to win the pennant and a slider to Inge to win the Series, said "I'll probably never throw another curve or slider again without thinking of those two pitches."[5] Adam Parrish Wainwright, born August 30, 1981 in Brunswick, Georgia) is a right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball for the St. ... Jason Derik Isringhausen (born September 7, 1972 in Brighton, Illinois) is a relief pitcher in Major League Baseball, and is currently the closer for the St. ... Magglio Jose Ordóñez (IPA /or. ... Iván Rodríguez Torres (born November 30, 1971 in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico), nicknamed Pudge or I-Rod, is a professional baseball player. ... Plácido Polanco ranges onto the outfield grass to field a ground ball Plácido Enrique Polanco (pronounced: pluh-SEE-doh an-Ree-kay poh-LANK-oh) (born October 10, 1975) is a Dominican Major League Baseball player played previously for the Philadelphia Phillies and St Louis Cardinals. ... Charles Brandon Inge [INJ] (born May 19, 1977, in Lynchburg, Virginia) is a third baseman (converted from catcher) playing for the Detroit Tigers. ... Dates: October 15, 1988–October 20, 1988 MVP: Orel Hershiser (Los Angeles) Television: NBC CBS Radio (Jack Buck and Bill White announcing) Announcers: Vin Scully and Joe Garagiola Umpires: Doug Harvey (NL), Larry McCoy (AL), Bruce Froemming (NL), Durwood Merrill (AL), Jerry Crawford (NL), Derryl Cousins (AL) ALCS: Oakland Athletics...

The Cardinals are honored as champions of the World Series by President George W. Bush at the White House on January 15, 2007.
The Cardinals are honored as champions of the World Series by President George W. Bush at the White House on January 15, 2007.
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Detroit Tigers 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 2
St. Louis Cardinals 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 X 4 8 1

WP: Jeff Weaver (1-1)  LP: Justin Verlander (0-2)  SV: Adam Wainwright (1)  
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Quotes of the Series

For the first time since 1982, St. Louis has a World Series winner.
- Joe Buck on the final out.
And Albert Pujols hits one into deep right field, back, at the wall, it is gone! Two-run shot Albert Pujols with first base open! The Tigers pitch to the MVP, and he makes Detroit pay. It's 4-1 St. Louis here in the third inning.
- Joe Buck on Albert Pujols' home run in Game 1.
Eckstein flies one into left, Monroe is...NOT GONNA GET IT! And the Cardinals lead it 5-4, here in the eighth inning of Game 4!
- Joe Buck on Eckstein's go-ahead double in Game 4
I don't think anybody [expected us to be here celebrating]. I think we shocked the world.
- Jim Edmonds interview directly after Game 5.

For the fictional character, see Midnight Cowboy. ... For the fictional character, see Midnight Cowboy. ... “Pujols” redirects here. ... For the fictional character, see Midnight Cowboy. ... James Patrick Jim Edmonds (born June 27, 1970 in Fullerton, California) is a left-handed batter who plays for the St. ...

Notes

  • For the second year in a row, a team from the Central Division won the World Series. Before 2005, the World Series champion had never come from the Central Division since it was created in 1994. Both the 2005 and 2006 world series were in fact played between two Central Division teams, so a Central Division winner was guaranteed the moment the World Series matchup was set. Both the Cardinals, and the 2005 Champions Chicago White Sox, missed the postseason the following year after winning the World Series.
  • The Cardinals are the first team in 95 years to win the World Series without hitting a single home run at home.
  • Every division produced exactly one champion in the years 2001 to 2006 (2001 NL West-Arizona Diamondbacks, 2002 AL West-Anaheim Angels, 2003 NL East-Florida Marlins, 2004 AL East-Boston Red Sox, 2005 AL Central-Chicago White Sox and 2006 NL Central-St. Louis Cardinals).
  • The Cardinals were the second team (the 2003 Florida Marlins being the first) since the creation of the Division Series to win the World Series without ever having home-field advantage during their entire postseason.
  • Curtis Granderson (0-for-13), Iván Rodríguez (0-for-11) and Plácido Polanco (0-for-10) were the first group of three teammates, each with 10-or-more at-bats, to go hitless through the first three games of a World Series.
  • The teams in the Series were featured in publicity efforts by the professional wrestling industry. The Tigers were shown attending World Wrestling Entertainment events and Curtis Granderson was featured in a website article. The Cardinals, particularly David Eckstein, were spotlighted by their interest in the WWE's competitor, Total Nonstop Action Wrestling.
  • 2006 was the first playoff year to have no games with extra innings since 2002.
  • At Game 5, Jered Weaver of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim was seen wearing a Cardinals jacket and hat (with a Cardinals headband surrounding the hat) while watching his brother Jeff Weaver pitch the series clinching game against Jeff's first team, the Detroit Tigers.
  • Games 1, 3 and 4 set all-time lows for television ratings, with Game 4 falling 20% from the previous year's Game 4. Fox said part of the reason for the decline was that St. Louis is a smaller market than teams that have been in the series in recent years.[6]
  • The Series as a whole was also the lowest-rated ever, with the four games averaging a Nielsen rating of only 10.0 and a share of 17. By contrast, the six games of the 1980 Series garnered a record-high rating of 32.8 and a share of 56.
  • It was the first time since 2002 that the home team won the deciding game of a World Series, hence the presentation of the World Series trophy on the field instead of the clubhouse.
  • Detroit hosted the World Series and Super Bowl XL in 2006. they became the first city since San Diego in 1998 to accomplish this feat.
  • General Motors sponsored the MVP Award. In addition to the normal MVP bonus, David Eckstein was given a 2007 Chevrolet Corvette Z06.

Dates: October 22, 2005–October 26, 2005 MVP: Jermaine Dye (Chicago) Television: FOX Announcers: Joe Buck and Tim McCarver Umpires: Joe West, Jeff Nelson, Jerry Layne, Derryl Cousins, Gary Cederstrom, Angel Hernandez ALCS: Chicago White Sox over Los Angeles Angels (4-1) NLCS: Houston Astros over St. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2, 3, 4, 9, 11, 16, 19, 42, 72, Name Chicago White Sox (1904–present) Other nicknames The Sox, The South Siders, The ChiSox, The Pale Hose, The Good Guys, The Go-Go Sox, The... Curtis Granderson (born March 16, 1981, in Blue Island, Illinois) is a center fielder in Major League Baseball who currently plays for the Detroit Tigers. ... Iván Rodríguez Torres (born November 30, 1971, in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico), nicknamed Pudge and I-Rod, is a professional baseball player currently playing for the Detroit Tigers. ... Plácido Enrique Polanco (pronounced: ) (born October 10, 1975) is a Dominican Major League Baseball player who has played for the St. ... For the video game, see Pro Wrestling (video game). ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... Curtis Granderson (born March 16, 1981, in Blue Island, Illinois) is a center fielder in Major League Baseball who currently plays for the Detroit Tigers. ... David Eckstein, (born January 20, 1975 in Sanford, Florida), is a Major League Baseball shortstop for the St. ... Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) is an American professional wrestling promotion founded by Jeff Jarrett and his father Jerry Jarrett in May 2002. ... Jered David Weaver (born October 4, 1982 in Northridge, California), is a Major League Baseball starting pitcher with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. ... Major league affiliations American League (1961–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 11, 26, 29, 30, 42, 50 Name Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2005–present) Anaheim Angels (1997-2004) California Angels (1965-1996) Los Angeles Angels (1961-1965) Other nicknames The Halos, The Wings, The Seraphs... Major League Baseball player Jeffrey Weaver. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2, 5, 6, 16, 23, 42 Name Detroit Tigers (1901–present) Other nicknames The Bless You Boys Ballpark Comerica Park (2000–present) Tiger Stadium (1912-1999) Briggs Stadium (1938-1960) Navin Field (1912-1938) Bennett... When TV viewers or entertainment professionals in the United States mention ratings they are generally referring to Nielsen Ratings, a system developed by the New York City-based firm Nielsen Media Research to determine which shows television viewers watch at what times. ... haha ... Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes - this motto was adopted after the disastrous 1805 fire that devastated the city) Nickname: The Motor City and Motown Location in Wayne County, Michigan Founded Incorporated July 24, 1701 1815  County Wayne County Mayor... Date February 5, 2006 Stadium Ford Field City Detroit, Michigan MVP Hines Ward, wide receiver Favorite Steelers by 4 National anthem Aaron Neville, Aretha Franklin and Dr. John, ASL performed by Angela LaGuardia Coin toss Tom Brady Referee Bill Leavy Halftime show The Rolling Stones Attendance 68,206 TV in... Flag Seal Nickname: Americas Finest City Location Location of San Diego within San Diego County Coordinates , Government County San Diego Mayor City Attorney         City Council District One District Two District Three District Four District Five District Six District Seven District Eight Jerry Sanders (R) Michael Aguirre Scott Peters Kevin... General Motors Corporation, also known as GM or The General, an American multinational conglomerate corporation, is the worlds largest auto company by annual production volume for 2006, and the second largest by sales volume as of the first half of 2007, behind Toyota Motor Corporation. ... David Eckstein, (born January 20, 1975 in Sanford, Florida), is a Major League Baseball shortstop for the St. ... The Chevrolet Corvette is a sports car that has been manufactured by Chevrolet since 1953. ...

See also

This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Major league affiliations American League (Since 1901) Central Division (Since 1998) 2006 Uniform Location Comerica Park (Since 2000) Detroit, Michigan (Since 1901) 2006 Information Owner(s) Mike Ilitch Manager(s) Jim Leyland Local television FSN Detroit WJBK (Fox 2 Detroit) Local radio WXYT WKRK The Detroit Tigers 2006 season was...

External links

Thomas Boswell (born 1948) is a sports columnist for the Washington Post. ...

References

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  2. ^ http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/playoffs2006/news/story?id=2610409
  3. ^ http://www.usatoday.com/sports/baseball/playoffs/2006-10-20-tigers-scouting-report_x.htm
  4. ^ http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/6088362
  5. ^ http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/10/28/AR2006102800905_pf.html
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