World Series History (Part 2)

Events in Sport

Events 201 - 303 of 303

  • 1972-10-13 Commish Bowie Kuhn allows Bert Campaneris to play in World Series
  • 1972-10-14 Oakland A Gene Tenace is 1st to homer in 1st 2 World Series at bats
  • 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
  • 1973-10-21 A's manager Dick Williams quits after A's beat Mets in World Series
  • 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 at World Series

Singer and Actress Linda Ronstadt
Singer and Actress
Linda Ronstadt
  • 1978-10-10 Yanks & Dodgers play in World Series # 75

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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

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • 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 Cincinnati beats A's, 2-1 in Game 4 at Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum to sweep Oakland and win Reds' 5th Baseball World Series; Reds' pitcher José Rijo MVP

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1990-10-21 Esther Canseco calls Oakland A's manager Tony La Russa a "punk" for not starting husband Jose in the World Series

Baseball Manager Tony La Russa
Baseball Manager
Tony La Russa
MLB Player José Canseco
MLB Player
José Canseco
  • 1991-08-24 Taiwan captures its 15th Little League World Series, 11-0
  • 1991-10-27 Minnesota Twins beat Atlanta Braves, 1-0 in 10 in Game 7 at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome; win 2nd Baseball World Series since move to Minneapolis; Twins pitcher Jack Morris MVP
  • 1992-10-17 1st World Series with non-US team, Toronto loses 3-1 to Braves
  • 1992-10-18 1st non-US team to win a World Series Game; Toronto 5, Atlanta 4
  • 1992-10-20 1st World Series game outside of US - Toronto beats Atlanta
  • 1992-10-22 Atlanta, becomes 1st US team to win a World Series game out of US
  • 1992-10-24 Toronto beats Braves, 4-3 in Game 6 at Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium to win their first Baseball World Series; Toronto catcher Pat Borders MVP
  • 1993-10-20 Highest scoring World Series game Blue Jays 15, Phillies 14 in 4h14m
  • 1993-10-23 Blue Jays beat Philadelphia Phillies, 8-6 in Game 6 at the SkyDome, Toronto to retain Baseball World Series; Blue Jays infielder Paul Molitor MVP

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1993-10-23 Joe Carter of the Toronto Blue Jays hits a World Series winning walk-off home run against the Philadelphia Phillies

MLB Outfielder Joe Carter
MLB Outfielder
Joe Carter
  • 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 vot 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 Atlanta Braves beat Cleveland Indians, 1-0 in Game 6 at Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium to win their 3rd Baseball World Series; Braves starter Tom Glavine MVP
  • 1996-09-08 Sri Lanka defeat Australia to win Singer World Series at Colombo
  • 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 New York beats Atlanta Braves, 3-2 in Game 6 at Yankee Stadium to win 23rd Baseball World Series; Bronx Bombers' reliever John Wetteland MVP
  • 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 Florida beats Cleveland Indians, 3-2 in Game 7 at Pro Player Stadium, Miami for Marlins first Baseball World Series; Florida pitcher Liván Hernández MVP
  • 1998-10-21 New York Yankees beat San Diego, 3-0 in Game 4 at Qualcomm Stadium to sweep Padres and win 2nd Baseball World Series in 3 years; Yankees 3rd baseman Scott Brosius MVP
  • 1999-10-27 New York Yankees beat Atlanta, 4-1 in Game 4 at Yankee Stadium to sweep Braves and retain Baseball World Series; Yankees closer Mariano Rivera MVP

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

Baseball Player Derek Jeter
Baseball Player
Derek Jeter
  • 2001-11-04 Arizona beats New York Yankees, 3-2 in Game 7 at Bank One Ballpark, Phoenix for Diamondbacks' first Baseball World Series; Arizona pitchers Randy Johnson & Curt Schilling co-MVP's
  • 2002-10-27 Anaheim beats San Francisco Giants, 4-1 in Game 7 at Edison Field to win Angels' first Baseball World Series; Anaheim 1st baseman Troy Glaus MVP
  • 2003-10-25 Florida beats New York Yankees, 2-0 in Game 6 at Yankee Stadium for Marlins second Baseball World Series; Florida pitcher Josh Beckett MVP
  • 2004-10-27 The Boston Red Sox win the World Series for the first time in 86 years
  • 2004-10-27 Boston beats St. Louis Cardinals, 3-0 in Game 4 at Busch Stadium to sweep Cardinals and win Red Sox first Baseball World Series since 1918; Boston outfielder Manny Ramirez MVP
  • 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 Chicago beats Houston, 1-0 in Game 4 at Minute Maid Park to sweep Astros and win White Sox first Baseball World Series in 88 years; Chicago outfielder Jermaine Dye MVP
  • 2006-10-27 St. Louis beats Detroit Tigers, 4-2 in Game 5 at Busch Stadium to win Cardinals' 10th Baseball World Series; Cards infielder David Eckstein MVP
  • 2007-10-28 Boston Red Sox beats Colorado, 4-3 in Game 4 at Coors Field, Denver to sweep the Rockies and win their 2nd Baseball World Series in 4 years; Boston 3rd baseman Mike Lowell MVP
  • 2008-10-29 Philadelphia beats Tampa Bay Rays, 4-3 in Game 5 at Citizens Bank Park for Phillies second Baseball World Series in their 126-year history; Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels MVP
  • 2009-11-04 NY Yankees beat Philadelphia Phillies, 7-3 in Game 6 at Yankee Stadium to win Bronx Bombers' record 27th Baseball World Series; NY outfielder Hideki Matsui MVP
  • 2010-11-01 San Francisco beats Texas Rangers, 3-1 in Game 5 at Arlington to clinch Giants first Baseball World Series since relocating from NYC in 1958; SF shortstop Édgar Rentería MVP
  • 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 St. Louis beats Texas Rangers, 6-2 in Game 7 at Busch Stadium to win Cardinals' 11th Baseball World Series; Cards 3rd baseman David Freese MVP
  • 2012-10-28 San Francisco beats Detroit, 4-3 in 10 innings in Game 4 at Comerica Park; sweep Tigers, 4-0 for Giants' 2nd Baseball World Series in 3 years; SF 3rd baseman Pablo Sandoval MVP
  • 2012-10-28 Pablo Sandoval is named MLB 2012 World Series MVP.
  • 2013-10-23 Boston Red Sox defeat St Louis Cardinals in game 1 of the MLB 2013 World Series
  • 2013-10-24 St Louis Cardinals defeat Boston Red Sox to tie the MLB 2013 World Series 1-1
  • 2013-10-26 St Louis Cardinals defeat Boston Red Sox to lead the MLB 2013 World Series 2-1
  • 2013-10-30 Boston Red Sox decisively beat St Louis Cardinals, 6-1 in Game 6 at Fenway Park to win the Baseball World Series; Boston slugger David Ortiz MVP
  • 2014-10-29 San Francisco beats Kansas City Royals, 3-2 in Game 7 at Kauffman Field, KC to win Giants' 3rd Baseball World Series in 5 years; SF starter Madison Bumgarner MVP
  • 2015-10-28 Longest ever 1st game of Baseball World Series (5h 9min), Kansas City Royals defeat New York Mets 5-4, also joint longest by innings
  • 2015-11-01 Kansas City Royals win their first Baseball World Series since 1985; rally in the 9th and then break away in 12th to beat Mets, 7-2 in Game 5 in NYC; Royals catcher Salvador Perez Series MVP
  • 2016-11-02 Chicago Cubs beat Cleveland Indians, 8-7 in Game 7 at Progressive Field, Cleveland; first Cubs' Baseball World Series win in 108 years

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

Baseball Star José Altuve
Baseball Star
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 Boston Red Sox beats LA Dodgers, 5-1 in Game 5 at Dodger Stadium to win 9th Baseball World Series in franchise history
  • 2019-10-30 Washington Nationals beat Houston Astros, 6-2 in Game 7 at Minute Maid Park, Houston to win first Baseball World Series in franchise history; all 7 games won away from home