On This Day

World Series History (Part 2)

Events in Sport

Events 201 - 294 of 294

  • 1972-10-22 World Series Baseball: Oakland A's beat Reds, 3-2 in Cincinnati for a 4-3 series win; Athletics' first C'ship since 1930 and first in Oakland

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1973-10-14 42 year old future Baseball Hall of Fame center fielder Willie Mays' last MLB career hit, as NY Mets beat A's, 10-7 in World Series Game 2 in Oakland

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays

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1973-10-21 World Series Baseball, Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum: defending champion Oakland A's beat NY Mets, 5-2 in Game 7 to retain title; A's manager Dick Williams immediately quits; MVP: A's outfielder Reggie Jackson

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • 1974-10-10 US Gen George Brown's speech deplores Jewish influence in US over his treatment during the 1973 World Series
  • 1974-10-17 Oakland A's beat LA Dodgers, 4 games to 1 in 71st World Series makes A's only team other than Yanks to win 3 straight series
  • 1975-10-22 Cincinnati Reds beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 3 in 72nd World Series
  • 1976-10-17 Coldest World Series game Yankees vs Cincinnati, 39 degrees F (until 1997)
  • 1976-10-21 Cincinnati Reds sweep NY Yankees, in 73rd World Series
  • 1976-10-21 New York Yankees catcher Thurman Munson ties World Series mark of 6 straight singles in Games 3 & 4; Yankees swept by Cincinnati Reds, 4-0

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1977-10-14 Linda Ronstadt sings national anthem prior to World Series Game 3 at Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles

Singer and Actress Linda Ronstadt
Singer and Actress
Linda Ronstadt
  • 1978-10-10 Yanks & Dodgers play in World Series # 75
  • 1978-10-14 NY Yank Reggie Jackson causes World Series controversy by getting in the way of a throw to 1st & deflects the ball away
  • 1978-10-17 NY Yankees beat Dodgers, 4 games to 2 in 75th World Series
  • 1979-10-17 Pittsburgh Pirates beat Baltimore Orioles, 4 games to 3 in 76th World Series

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1980-10-15 George Brett is forced out of World Series with hemorrhoids

MLB Third Baseman George Brett
MLB Third Baseman
George Brett
  • 1981-09-07 West Tampa Fl defeats Rich Va, 6-4 to win American Legion World Series
  • 1981-10-26 LA Dodgers beat NY Yankees, 4 games to 2 in 78th World Series
  • 1981-10-28 NY Yankee George Frazier loses 3 World Series games
  • 1982-10-12 Milwaukee Brewer Paul Molitor gets World series record 5 hits
  • 1982-10-17 Robin Yount is 1st to have 2 4-hit games in a World Series
  • 1982-10-20 St Louis Cards beat Milwaukee Brewers, 4 games to 3 in 79th World Series
  • 1983-10-16 Baltimore Orioles beat Philadelphia Phillies, 4 games to 3 in 80th World Series
  • 1984-10-14 Detroit Tigers beat San Diego Padres, 4 games to 1 in 81st World Series
  • 1985-10-22 Bret Saberhagen gives KC Royals their 1st win leading to their World Series title
  • 1985-10-26 On a poor call in 6th game, umpire Don Deckinger starts a string of events costing Cardinals the World Series
  • 1985-10-27 KC Royals beat St Louis Cards, 4 games to 3 in 82nd World Series
  • 1986-10-13 25th NY, NL appearance in World Series (Mets vs A's)
  • 1986-10-25 Trailing 5-3 with 2 out & no one on in bottom of 10th, NY rallies to win Game 6 of the World Series, 6-5, Bill Buckner misplays a ball
  • 1986-10-27 NY Mets beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 3 in 83rd World Series
  • 1986-12-19 Michael Sergio, who parachuted into Shea Stadium during game 6 of the World Series, sentenced to 100 hrs of community service & fined $500
  • 1987-07-23 Red Sox waive Bill Buckner, the goat of last year's World Series
  • 1987-10-17 1st indoor World Series game (Minnesota Metrodome)
  • 1987-10-25 Minnesota Twins win their 1st World Series championship beating St Louis Cards, 4 games to 3 in 84th World Series
  • 1988-10-15 With 2 outs in bottom of 9th, an injured Kirk Gibson hits dramatic 2 run HR to give Dodgers a 5-4 win in 1st game of World Series
  • 1988-10-16 Orel Hirsheiser, 1st to pitch shutout in playoff & World Series
  • 1988-10-20 LA Dodgers beat Oakland A's in baseball's 85th World Series 4 games to 1
  • 1989-10-08 Oakland beats Toronto, 4-3 in Game 5, to advance to the World Series
  • 1989-10-14 Dave Stewart is 1st since 1976 to start consecutive World Series openers
  • 1989-10-17 Earthquake in San Francisco (6.9) cancels 3rd game of World Series, kills 67
  • 1989-10-24 After a weeks delay due to earthquake, World Series game 3 is played
  • 1989-10-28 Oakland A's beat San Francisco, 9-6 at Candlestick Park to sweep Giants in earthquake affected "Bay Bridge" Baseball World Series; A's pitcher Dave Stewart MVP
  • 1990-10-16 Reds Eric Davis is 22nd player to homer in his 1st World Series at bat
  • 1990-10-20 World Series Baseball: Cincinnati beats A's, 2-1 in Game 4 at Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum to sweep Oakland and win Reds' 5th title; MVP: Reds' pitcher José Rijo
  • 1991-08-24 Taiwan captures its 15th Little League World Series, 11-0
  • 1991-10-27 World Series Baseball: Minnesota Twins beat Atlanta Braves, 1-0 in 10 in Game 7 at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome; win 2nd title since move to Minneapolis; MVP: Twins pitcher Jack Morris
  • 1992-10-17 1st Baseball World Series featuring non-American team; Game 1: Toronto Blue Jays lose 3-1 to Braves at Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium
  • 1992-10-18 1st non-American team to win a Baseball World Series game; Toronto Blue Jays beat Atlanta Braves, 5-4 at Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium
  • 1992-10-20 1st Baseball World Series game is played outside United States; Toronto Blue Jays beat Atlanta Braves, 3-2 in Game 3 at SkyDome in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1992-10-22 Atlanta Braves become 1st American team to win a Baseball World Series game outside of United States; beat Toronto Blue Jays, 7-2 in Game 5 at SkyDome in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1992-10-24 World Series Baseball: Toronto Blue Jays beat Atlanta Braves, 4-3 in Game 6 at Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium to win their first-ever title; MVP: Toronto catcher Pat Borders
  • 1993-10-20 Highest scoring, longest lasting World Series game - Toronto Blue Jays score 6 runs in 8th inning to defeat Philadelphia Phillies 15-14, in 4 hr-14 min slugfest at Veterans Stadium, Philadelphia
  • 1993-10-23 World Series Baseball: Defending champion Toronto Blue Jays beat Philadelphia Phillies, 8-6 in Game 6 at the SkyDome, Toronto; MVP: Blue Jays infielder Paul Molitor
  • 1994-08-12 Members of the Major League Baseball Players Association go on strike leading to cancellation of World Series for only the second time in MLB history (1904); labour dispute
  • 1994-09-14 MLB team owners vote to cancel remainder of 1994 season, as well as the World Series for only the second time in history, continuing labor dispute with Players Association

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1995-08-04 Following a suspension from the league for substance abuse former Mets outfielder Darryl Strawberry joins NY Yankees and eventually helps the Bronx Bombers to win the 1996 World Series

Baseball Player Darryl Strawberry
Baseball Player
Darryl Strawberry
  • 1995-10-28 World Series Baseball: Atlanta Braves beat Cleveland Indians, 1-0 in Game 6 at Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium to win their 3rd title; MVP: Braves starter Tom Glavine
  • 1996-10-19 Braves beat NY Yanks by record tying 11 runs, 12-1 in a World Series
  • 1996-10-20 Braves Andruw Jones is youngest player to homer in World Series
  • 1996-10-23 New York Yankees set record recovering from 0-6 in Baseball World Series game to beat Braves, 8-6 in Game 4 at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium; record 7th straight post-season road win
  • 1996-10-26 World Series Baseball: New York beats Atlanta Braves, 3-2 in Game 6 at Yankee Stadium to win club's 23rd title; MVP: Bronx Bombers' reliever John Wetteland
  • 1997-10-19 700th World Series home run (Sandy Alomar, Cleveland Indians)
  • 1997-10-21 Cleve Marquis Grissom hit in his 15th straight World Series game (streak ends at 15, he is 2nd to Hank Baur with 17)
  • 1997-10-22 Cleve Marquis Grissom World Series hitting streak ends after 15 games
  • 1997-10-22 Coldest World Series game Marlins vs Cleveland (38°F)
  • 1997-10-22 Second longest 9 inning World Series game (4:12) as Marlins & Indians were tied 7-7 going into the 9th, Mariners win 14-11
  • 1997-10-26 World Series Baseball: Florida beats Cleveland Indians, 3-2 in Game 7 at Pro Player Stadium, Miami for Marlins first-ever title; MVP: Florida pitcher Liván Hernández
  • 1998-10-21 World Series Baseball: New York Yankees beat San Diego, 3-0 in Game 4 at Qualcomm Stadium to sweep Padres and win 2nd title in 3 years; MVP: Yankees 3rd baseman Scott Brosius
  • 1999-10-27 World Series Baseball: New York Yankees beat Atlanta, 4-1 in Game 4 at Yankee Stadium to sweep Braves and retain title; MVP: Yankees closer Mariano Rivera

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2000-10-26 World Series Baseball: NY Yankees beat NY Mets, 4-2 in Game 5 at Shea Stadium to win "Subway Series"; Yankees 3rd straight title; MVP: Derek Jeter

Baseball Player Derek Jeter
Baseball Player
Derek Jeter
  • 2001-11-04 World Series Baseball: Arizona beats New York Yankees, 3-2 in Game 7 at Bank One Ballpark, Phoenix for Diamondbacks' first title; co-MVP: Arizona pitchers Randy Johnson & Curt Schilling
  • 2002-10-27 World Series Baseball: Anaheim beats San Francisco Giants, 4-1 in Game 7 at Edison Field to win Angels' first title; MVP: Anaheim 1st baseman Troy Glaus
  • 2003-10-25 World Series Baseball: Florida beats New York Yankees, 2-0 in Game 6 at Yankee Stadium for Marlins second title; MVP: Florida pitcher Josh Beckett
  • 2004-10-27 World Series Baseball: Boston beats St. Louis, 3-0 in Game 4 at Busch Stadium to sweep Cardinals and win Red Sox first title since 1918; MVP: Boston outfielder Manny Ramirez
  • 2005-10-25 Then longest Baseball World Series game in time (5 hours, 41 mins) and tied longest in innings (14, tied with Game 2, 1916 WS and Game 1, 2015 WS); Chicago White Sox beat Houston Astros, 7-5 game 3 at Minute Maid Park, Houston
  • 2005-10-26 World Series Baseball: Chicago beats Houston, 1-0 in Game 4 at Minute Maid Park to sweep Astros and win White Sox first title in 88 years; MVP: Chicago outfielder Jermaine Dye
  • 2006-10-27 World Series Baseball: St. Louis beats Detroit Tigers, 4-2 in Game 5 at Busch Stadium to win Cardinals' 10th title in franchise history; MVP: Cardinals infielder David Eckstein
  • 2007-10-28 Boston World Series Baseball: Red Sox beat Colorado, 4-3 in Game 4 at Coors Field, Denver to sweep the Rockies and win their 2nd title in 4 years; MVP: Boston 3rd baseman Mike Lowell
  • 2008-10-29 World Series Baseball: Philadelphia beats Tampa Bay Rays, 4-3 in Game 5 at Citizens Bank Park for Phillies second title in their 126-year history; MVP: Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels
  • 2009-11-04 World Series Baseball: NY Yankees beat Philadelphia Phillies, 7-3 in Game 6 at Yankee Stadium to win Bronx Bombers' record 27th title; MVP: NY outfielder Hideki Matsui
  • 2010-11-01 World Series Baseball: San Francisco beats Texas Rangers, 3-1 in Game 5 at Arlington to clinch Giants first title since relocating from NYC in 1958; MVP: SF shortstop Édgar Rentería
  • 2011-10-27 MLB World Series Game 6: St. Louis Cardinal 3B David Freese hits game-tying 2 run triple with 2 outs in the 9th and then hits walk-off home run in the 11th
  • 2011-10-28 World Series Baseball: St. Louis beats Texas Rangers, 6-2 in Game 7 at Busch Stadium to win Cardinals' 11th title; MVP: Cardinals 3rd baseman David Freese
  • 2012-10-28 World Series Baseball: San Francisco beats Detroit, 4-3 in 10 innings in Game 4 at Comerica Park; sweep Tigers, 4-0 for Giants' 2nd title in 3 years; MVP: SF 3rd baseman Pablo Sandoval
  • 2013-10-30 World Series Baseball: Boston Red Sox beat St Louis Cardinals, 6-1 in Game 6 at Fenway Park to win title; MVP: Boston slugger David Ortiz
  • 2014-10-29 World Series Baseball: San Francisco beats Kansas City Royals, 3-2 in Game 7 at Kauffman Field, KC to win Giants' 3rd title in 5 years; MVP: SF starter Madison Bumgarner
  • 2015-10-28 Longest ever 1st game of Baseball World Series (5 hours, 9 minutes); Kansas City Royals beat New York Mets, 5-4; also joint longest by innings (14)
  • 2015-11-01 World Series Baseball: Kansas City Royals win their first title since 1985; rally in 9th and break away in 12th to beat Mets, 7-2 in Game 5 in NYC; MVP: Royals catcher Salvador Perez
  • 2016-11-02 World Series Baseball: Chicago Cubs beat Cleveland Indians, 8-7 in Game 7 at Progressive Field, Cleveland; first Cubs' title in 108 years; MVP: Chicago utility Ben Zobrist

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2017-11-01 World Series Baseball: Houston Astros win their first ever title; beat LA Dodgers, 5-1 in Game 7 at Dodger Stadium; MVP: Astros outfielder George Springer III

Baseball Player José Altuve
Baseball Player
José Altuve
  • 2018-10-26 Longest Baseball World Series game by both innings and time; LA Dodgers beat Boston Red Sox, 3-2 in the 18th inning (7 hours, 20 mins) in Game 3 at Dodger Stadium with Max Muncy walk-off homer
  • 2018-10-27 LA Dodgers beat the Boston Red Sox, 3-2 in Game 3 of baseball's World Series; a record 46 players used by both teams; Boston go on to win 4 games to 1
  • 2018-10-28 World Series Baseball: Boston Red Sox beats LA Dodgers, 5-1 in Game 5 at Dodger Stadium to win 9th title in franchise history; MVP: Boston utility Steve Pearce
  • 2019-10-30 World Series Baseball: Washington Nationals beat Houston Astros, 6-2 in Game 7 at Minute Maid Park, Houston to win first title in franchise history; MVP: Washington pitcher Stephen Strasburg
  • 2020-10-27 World Series Baseball: LA Dodgers beat Tampa Bay Rays, 3-1 in Game 6 at Globe Life Field, Arlington to win first title in 32 years; MVP: Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager