The New York Yankees were a very popular baseball team in the 1960s because of their ability to go far and win the world series 2 times in the 1960’s. In 1962 The Yankees went to the world series and played at Yankee Stadium(britannica.com). In the World Series, they ended up defeating the San Francisco Giants in game 7 so the Yankees could take the gold trophy(Britannica.com).Game 7 in the world series means that the two teams playing had an equal skill level.Each team won 3 games,but in the last game the Yankees took the gold by learning from their mistakes. In 1961 the
The Texas Rangers (73-65) came into this game just one game back of the Houston Astros in the AL West, and they looked dominant in the series so far against the Seattle Mariners (67-73). The Rangers had won two in a row and had to feel good about their chances tonight, but laid an absolute goose egg in a 6-0 defeat to the putrid Seattle Mariners. Martin Perez (2-5, 5.43 ERA) took the loss for the Rangers and Vidal Nuño (1-2, 3.25 ERA) took the win for the Mariners.
The teams that were in the 1919 world series were the Cincinnati Reds and the Chicago White Sox. The White Sox's were the favorite for the game but in the end the Reds had won the game 10-5. This was a major upset and before the first pitch there had been talk of a fixed game. The game was actually fixed so that the Reds would win the game. Gamblers had payed some of the White Sox players to lose the game. The people that had to gain from the White Sox's loss were the people that put bets on the Reds to win the game. The White Sox's were the favorite so they would have a lot of people betting on them to win and not many people would bet on the Reds to win. The White Sox’s that threw the game were called Black Sox’s. There were eight Sox’s that
In just their second season in Los Angeles, the dodgers won their second world series pennant beating the white soxin six games in 1959. Lead by the domination of Sandy Koufax and Don Drysdale, the dodgers captured three national leauge pennants in the 60's, and captured two more world series championships, sweeping the Yankees and barley beating the Twins in seven games. The dodgers won four more national leauge pennants in 1966,1974, 1977, and 1978. but losing every world series appearence. They went on to win a world series in 1981 thanks to pitching sensation fernando valenzuela. The early 1980's were affectionatly dubbed as "fernandomania." In 1988, another pitching star, Oral Hershiser, again lead them to another world series pennant, helped by one of the most historical home runs of all time, by their INJURED star Kirk Gibson who had hurt Both of his legs. That would be his only playing time in the series.
Game 1 of the series was a complete success as fans were treated to the best baseball from both leagues. The Pirates played well on both sides of the ball as Deacon Phillippe pitched a six hit game and right fielder Jimmy Sebring hit the first home run ever in World Series history. He drove in four runs for a 7-3 victory. Game 2 was not bad either as Boston reflected Pittsburgh's previous performance. They tied the series up when Bill Dinneen threw a three-hit game and Patsy Dougherty hammered two homers in a 3-0 win. Pittsburgh's pitching staff, full of illness and injuries, forced the Pirates to start
The series of Colorado and LA Dodgers are tied up at a game a piece heading into the final game of this series tonight at Dodger Stadium. Pucking Hockey has a free MLB pick in this match-up and possibly a baseball prediction.
The worry I had earlier began to slowly dissipate as we headed onward to the next inning. It’s a shame that the worry was only gone for a total of 18 pitches before they had gotten three scores and were ahead of us. When we finally got inside the dugout for our turn to bat, we were pumped to get back ahead of them as fast as possible. We were able to get one run before we reached our three outs and were thrust back onto the field with a tying score. They took two runs from us again causing me to get worried again. They just went ahead of us by two points, and I felt that all was lost. We were finally able to get the last out and we headed inside to the dugout. We were only able to get one run back like last time and I felt that we would lose and then we would be unable to go to the World Series, which is something I had wanted to achieve for sometime. But we were struck out and we went back out onto the field.
Clayton Kershaw has been sidelined for the entirety of the second half of the regular season and is finally making a return. The Los Angeles Dodgers has announced today that Clayton Kershaw will make his first start of the second half this Friday against the Marlins in Miami. Kershaw started out this season looking better than we have ever seen him before, and that is saying a lot. Before Kershaw was injured his record was 11 – 2, with a 1.79 ERA, and a 16.1 – 1 strikeout to walk ratio. If Kershaw had not been injured and continued at the pace he was at, he would have been the clear NL Cy Young Award winner and NL MVP Award winner. Kershaw’s return is highly anticipated especially by the Dodgers because if they have him back at the level he was playing at, that means they will be going into the playoffs as one of the best teams.
The Red Sox won! It was a super close game. The final score was 2-1 in the Red Sox Favor over the Cubs. Carl Mays did so good. He pitched the whole game and only gave up the one run. The Red Sox scored two runs early in the third inning and did not score again the rest of the game. The Cubs put the pressure on scoring a run in the 4th, but they didn't manage to get another run across the rest of the game. Something awesome happened in the top of the eighth inning though. The Red Sox brought Babe Ruth in to play Left Field! I was so excited to see him walk on the field. He didn’t get to hit, but it was just great to see him walk out on to the field and get to be out there. After a long day, it feels really good to be going to bed a fan of the
The LA Dodgers were found on 1883 in Brooklyn , New York. The LA Dodgers with their history of different names like the Brooklyn Bridegrooms because seven players got married in the same season on 1888, Trolley Dodgers was another name they were given because of all the Trolley cars that weaved through Brooklyn, New York. In 1890, the Dodgers transferred from the American Association to National League. In the 1900 , the Brooklyn Dodgers went under manager Ned Hanlon. In 1901 , the Dodgers went into Third place and finished Second place in 1902. Jimmy Shekard was the Dodgers first home run champion and Zach Wheat was another great player. The Longest game in Dodger History was on the First of May in 1920. On 1925, the Dodger's President
Winning a World Series, is no longer as easy as just dipping into the free agent pool. That point was proven when the Yankees let Robinson Cano walk, deciding to sign Jacoby Ellsbury, Brian McCann, and Carlos Beltran in the same off season.
The Cubs offense got hot again and scored five run in innings four through six. This gave the Cubs a six to three lead through six innings. In the eighth inning the Cubs brought in their fireball throwing closer to get the last nine out of the game and seal the Cubs first World Series in 108 years. However, the Indians never gave up, they scored three runs in the bottom of the eighth to tie the game. The Indians once again had the momentum going into the ninth inning.
Joe DiMaggio hit in 56 straight games, the longest hitting streak before or since. Ted Williams became the last man to hit .400. And the Brooklyn Dodgers won their first pennant in 20 years. (Burns) This is when Major League Baseball became the National Pastime. Since Major League Baseball has become the National Pastime the St. Louis Cardinals have had a rich history in baseball, for many years there have been many different teams won their respective divisions, have the best record in baseball, and win the amazing World Series. Although Major League Baseball has been around since the early 1800’s, since the year 2000 the St. Louis Cardinals have been one of the best teams in Major League Baseball.
The NL West is one of the most contested divisions in the major leagues, and the top two teams in that division are the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers. The Dodgers and Giants have always had a rivalry all the way back to the time when they both still played in New York. In today’s game, they are two of the best teams in the major leagues and are considered contenders for the Commissioner’s Trophy or winning the World Series. Both teams have followed similar paths and have ended up playing a tug-o-war for the top spot in the NL West.
Let me begin before everyone jumps me by emphasizing this in no way reflects the two teams win-loss records. The Rangers are far (far, far, far, far) and away a better baseball team than the Houston Astros in almost every statistical category. As a team the Rangers hit .262 compared to a brutal .240 for the Astros. Rangers on base percentage- .323 to the Astros .299. The Rangers scored 730 times to an Astros 610. Joe Nathan alone just about had as many saves as Astros had wins. See where I’m going with this? The Rangers are on paper a very solid baseball team while the Astros are just another doormat for the rest of Major League Baseball to stomp all over.