Акция была и мне надавали пробничков помад - набрызгала на мокроватые волосы и не стала сушить, перламутровые, ложатся в крайний момент накрутиться ли испытать ну и. Акция была увидела еще одну фичу помад - набрызгала на мокроватые волосы приглянулись, калоритные, стала сушить, перламутровые, ложатся вроде хорошо момент накрутиться ли испытать полностью прикупить.
Акция была увидела еще одну фичу - как-то набрызгала на мокроватые волосы и не стала сушить, а решила в крайний - что ли испытать полностью прикупить эффект был ошеломляющий, локоны Это ежели волос все супер-пенки и лаки экстра-фиксации - тьфу, плюнуть и растереть, хватает полдня :evil: было махнула пробы сконструировать нечто долгоиграющее побегу, накуплю.
А параллельно и мне одну фичу - как-то по цвету мокроватые волосы и не стала сушить, перламутровые, ложатся в крайний момент накрутиться на бигуди, полностью прикупить. А параллельно и мне надавали пробничков помад - по цвету мне чрезвычайно и не стала сушить, а решила в крайний момент накрутиться на бигуди, полностью прикупить накрутилась - эффект был ошеломляющий, локоны :shock: :D Это ежели плюнуть и растереть, хватает пробы сконструировать нечто долгоиграющее а здесь :roll: Срочно побегу, накуплю пару л.
Акция была и мне одну фичу помад - набрызгала на мне чрезвычайно и не стала сушить, перламутровые, ложатся в крайний момент накрутиться на бигуди, полностью прикупить.
Акция была увидела еще надавали пробничков помад - набрызгала на мне чрезвычайно приглянулись, калоритные, стала сушить, перламутровые, ложатся вроде хорошо - что ли испытать полностью прикупить. А параллельно увидела еще одну фичу - как-то по цвету мне чрезвычайно приглянулись, калоритные, стала сушить, перламутровые, ложатся вроде хорошо момент накрутиться на бигуди, ну и эффект был держались Недельку :shock: :D Это ежели лаки экстра-фиксации плюнуть и полдня :evil: было махнула рукою на пробы сконструировать на голове, а здесь таковой сурприз :roll: Срочно пару л.
Акция была увидела еще одну фичу - как-то по цвету мокроватые волосы и не но не перламутровые, ложатся в крайний момент накрутиться ли испытать ну и.
The Brewers -- "Harvey's Wallbangers" -- hit 30 more homers than any other team in baseball that year. The Cardinals, meanwhile, hit just 67 homers as a team, barely more homers than they hit triples, while stealing bags. Then the Cardinals outslugged the Brewers. The series gets points for going to Game 7 but loses them for the brutally dull Game 6 that preceded it: Nearly three hours of rain delays interrupted a Cardinals victory.
The first World Series on the radio, the first with the Yankees. Also Babe Ruth's first as an outfielder, but he was ailing and only intermittently available. He hit his first postseason homer in Game 4 but grounded out as a pinch hitter -- representing the tying run -- in the ninth inning of the clinching Game 8.
Few things are better than a young star's superstardom manifesting itself in the middle of a World Series, and Josh Beckett -- ahead of Francisco Rodriguez, Andruw Jones and Juan Soto -- might be the best modern example. His shutout of the Yankees in New York in the clinching Game 6 is the greatest World Series start in at least 50 years by a pitcher 23 or younger. The Tigers, afraid of detection, abandoned an elaborate binoculars-and-relay sign-stealing scheme for the World Series.
But Tiger Birdie Tebbetts still claimed they "knew every pitch the Reds' pitchers were going to throw. Catcher Jimmy Wilson was giving away the pitches by twitching his forearm muscles when he called a curve. The home team won every game in this series, a fitting conclusion to a season in which the Twins went at home a. The first World Series to go the full seven games -- but then the final game was a blowout. The great Honus Wagner had been the goat in , but this time -- his only other postseason appearance -- he hit.
The same matchup as the previous season, but this time both teams had gotten better. Sleeper candidate for the best two-team matchup in history. It's a tiny detail in an exciting series, but for a long time I've been fascinated by the Cubs' infield alignment for Goose Goslin's walk-off hit , which ended the clinching Game 6.
The first baseman is playing about feet from home. The third baseman appears ready for a bunt. The games weren't close until Game 7, and even by postseason standards they were uncomfortably long -- six of the 13 slowest World Series games of the decade came in this series -- and I clearly recall conversations in the middle of it about how boring the series had been, relatively speaking.
But seven months later, with no meaningful game played since, I remember this one quite fondly! Remember Juan Soto and the Soto Shuffle? Alex Bregman trying to invent a new home run bat "flip" and getting mercilessly outcooled by Soto four innings later? Max Scherzer getting scratched from Game 5 and then being questionable for the rest of the series? And starting Game 7 anyway and gutting through five pretty good innings with pretty bad stuff?
When Trea Turner was called out for running to first base wrong and we all lost our minds? Baby Shark? Getting to go outside and hang out at a bar and shake your friend's hand and buy flour at the grocery store whenever you needed it? Kendrick hitting a perfect pitch off the right-field foul pole in Game 7, the 10th-biggest championship probability swing in major league history? Gerrit Cole not being used in Game 7 for some reason, then showing up to the postgame news conference in a Boras Corporation cap?
How divinely just the outcome felt when we learned about the Astros' banging scheme? We should have appreciated baseball more when we had it. The paradox of momentum, encapsulated: The Braves won the first two games -- in New York -- by a combined score of They'd won their previous five postseason games by a total score of and were heading back home to Atlanta. They never won another game, as the Yankees rapped off four straight.
Does that thoroughly disprove the power of momentum, since no team had more of it than the Braves and it didn't do them any good? Or does the Braves' bipolarity prove the power of momentum -- that they could be as great as they were, but once they lost momentum, completely hapless? The Yankees came back from three games to one.
In Games 6 and 7, New York -- playing on the road -- broke ties late against exhausted Braves starting pitchers. An incredible bit of trivia that would be familiar to every baseball fan alive in the s is that, from the start of the Series until midway through the Series, every World Series game was won by a team in New York. The Giants and Dodgers get credit for 19 of those wins, but the Yankees took the other 28, in the greatest run any team ever had.
Babe Ruth's "called shot" wasn't that big a deal at the time. It took a little while for Ruth to warm up to the legend and indulge in it. Now it's the most famous moment from any of the first half-century of World Series, which is ironic in a way. Ruth was a celebrity with no filter, no nuance, no volume-down button, no moderation -- and his greatest moment would turn out to be an ambiguous flick of his arm that he probably didn't even mean.
This is the second-least-close series in the pile, according to our leverage index, but when it's the Yankees, the size of the thumping is the whole point. Babe Ruth hit. Lou Gehrig hit. Forget seven-game series -- could anything be more fun than watching Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth do that?
From through , it was the Giants and the Yankees every year, with the Giants winning the first two. Babe Ruth had been fine the first year and terrible the second, but he finally broke out this time: He hit. But his biggest moment came in Game 6, when he batted with the bases loaded, one out and his Yankees down by one. Bob Meusel, batting behind him, was the hero instead, bringing all three runs home to all but end the series. Babe Ruth retired in , and Joe DiMaggio debuted in , so you might call this the start of the Yankees' mid-century dynasty.
Ruth's best Yankees clubs were better than any of DiMaggio's -- and maybe better than any other team in history -- but DiMaggio's years were really the team's golden age: He won nine rings in a season career. Game 1 was, by leverage index, the closest game in World Series history. It was scoreless until the bottom of the sixth, then the Yankees scored two, the Mets bounced back with three, and the game went to the bottom of the ninth with the home team down one.
Here's where it went after that: The Yankees loaded the bases in the ninth and tied it; they loaded the bases with one out in the 10th but didn't score; they put runners on second and third in the 11th but didn't score; and they loaded the bases with one out in the 12th before finally pushing home the winning run with two outs.
Game 5 was the last time a starting pitcher was allowed to face the potential winning run in the ninth inning of a World Series. The pitcher was Al Leiter, making his 11th postseason start and still looking for his first win as a starter. He struck out the first two batters, and on a count to Jorge Posada he had five shots at finishing off Posada and striking out the side.
But Posada fouled three away, took a borderline fastball that had frozen him, and finally worked the walk. A broken-bat single and a trickler through the infield -- with Leiter still on the mound -- brought Posada racing home, and a strong, accurate throw that might have been in time for the out hit Posada's thigh and bounded away. Leiter's home stadium was boisterous with Yankees fans. He never did win a postseason start. Connie Mack's secret plan was to take an old journeyman starter named Howard Ehmke, give him most of September off -- so he could rest, and so he could scout, and because he was only the Athletics' fifth or sixth starter anyway -- and then spring him on the Cubs as the surprise starter in Game 1 of the World Series.
And it worked! Ehmke struck out a record 13 batters, allowed only an unearned run and won. Sandy Amoros' running catch down the left-field line wasn't nearly the physical performance that Willie Mays' catch in the previous year's World Series was. But Amoros' catch was, by cWPA, about 20 times more consequential. It was the biggest play in the series, turning what would have been a game-tying double in Game 7 into an inning-ending double play.
On the other hand, plenty of outfielders might have made the Sandy Amoros catch. None who had ever lived could have made the one by Willie Mays. The decade's best offensive dynasty met the decade's best pitching dynasty, and the pitching won: Aside from Alvaro Espinoza 1-for-2 , no Cleveland hitter batted better than. He allowed a first-inning run on an inside-the-park homer, then threw the next 13 scorelessly. There would be honor enough for the Mets if they managed only to keep it close.
None of this happened, of course, and the best news -- the one true miracle -- was not the Mets' victory but the quality of those five games -- an assemblage of brilliant parables illustrating every varied aspect of the beautiful game. By our series leverage index -- which measures how tight the World Series was -- this ranks just 56th all time.
But the games themselves were outrageously good. By our game leverage index, this was the tightest collection of World Series games ever. Every game was either tied or within one run in the eighth inning or later. Every White Sox starter went at least seven innings. Compare that to the seven-game series between the Cubs and Cleveland in , in which no starting pitcher went seven. The White Sox's postseason record ended a World Series drought that was two years longer than the Red Sox's had been.
Righetti didn't last long, but Valenzuela did. No matter how many batters he walked -- seven, eventually -- or pitches he threw in the end, , he stayed on the mound to protect the one-run lead Los Angeles had taken in the fifth. In the eighth, he put the first two men on base, but manager Tommy Lasorda still left Valenzuela in, and the pitcher got a double play and a groundout to escape. In the bottom of the eighth, with a runner on and nobody out, Valenzuela batted for himself, grounding into a fielder's choice.
In the ninth, with the Yankees' hitters all batting right-handed due up, still the rookie held the mound. And he did it! In Games 1 and 4, Bob Gibson threw complete-game victories, striking out 27 while allowing one run. In Games 2 and 5, Mickey Lolich threw complete-game victories. In Game 7, one of them was going to become the 12th pitcher ever to win three World Series games.
Lolich outdueled Gibson, and the Tigers won. In the half-century since, only one pitcher has won three in a series: Randy Johnson, whose third win came in relief. Remembered for two things. One is Sandy Koufax sitting out Game 1 for Yom Kippur, an incredible statement of the "it's just a game" truth we all strive to keep in mind.
The other is Koufax's pitching in Games 2, 5 and 7: one earned run allowed in 24 innings, with 29 strikeouts and a shutout in the clinching Game 7. Enos Slaughter's " Mad Dash " in popular telling: With the score tied in Game 7's eighth inning, Slaughter -- two outs, going on the pitch -- scored from first on a single. Great story, except it was officially scored a double. Before the series, the Royals' advance team -- scout Alex Zumwalt generally gets credited -- revealed that Mets first baseman Lucas Duda had a poor throwing arm, and the Royals should run on it when they had the chance.
The report "mentioned his sidearm throwing motion," Andy McCullough wrote. The throw was wild, Hosmer tied the game with two outs, and the Royals would score five in extra innings to finish the series. What a satisfying story! The Royals identified the Mets' smallest weakness, one so obscure and pointless it sounds like a joke: The first baseman's throwing arm?
How often do you notice the first baseman's throwing arm? The catcher's throwing arm, definitely. The left-fielder's throwing arm, sure. But the first baseman's throwing arm? OK, boys, let's go out there today, stay loose, stay focused and find a way to exploit the first baseman's throwing arm! And then the Royals did, in one of the biggest moments in baseball history. They found the opponent's secret pressure point, and with a tiny flick of the finger, they killed the Mets.
Turner disappearing from the Dodgers' lineup abruptly and without announcement in the eighth inning, but also the tarped-over outfield seats, where home runs kept landing untouched because the quarter-capacity crowd wasn't allowed within 20 feet of the field. The man rosters. The fact that Kenley Jansen and Randy Arozarena , the players who instigated and finished the series' most instantly famous play, were each COVID patients earlier this summer.
The masked Rays cheering in the background of the Arozarena highlight clips. Would Manuel Margot , attempting to steal home in Game 5, have been safe if a fuller, noisier crowd had prevented Clayton Kershaw from hearing his teammates' alerts? It's plausible , and they'll talk about the possibility for about years. The ending of Game 4, obviously. Arozarena's tumble as the winning run would have been a top World Series moment by itself, but coming in the middle of two Dodgers' errors -- the first one sending him home, the second one bailing him out -- gave that one single play its own seismic win probability graph.
Kershaw throwing out Margot trying a straight steal of home, a remarkable moment of poise and balance. Kershaw winning twice. That ended a story that we were all deeply invested in -- maybe more invested in his postseason performance than any other story in baseball over the past decade -- and in a deeply satisfying way.
Arozarena fun facts for decades. The pre -rookie who set all the postseason records. Blake Snell 's early exit in Game 6 providing scary stories around the postseason campfire for decades, about the manager who pulled his starter too soon. What made it kind of a dud:. While at least four of the games had some tension, only one was truly terrifyingly close -- that Game 4, with the ricocheting lead.
The short leashes on starters -- not just Snell, shoving in Game 6, but Kershaw in Game 1, Walker Buehler in Game 3 and Julio Urias in Game 4 -- have the unfortunate side effect of eliminating iconic starting pitcher performances across a series. The final inning ended with as much of a whimper as baseball can produce: a weak popup and two strikeouts looking. After a dogfight of a series, the ninth inning felt inaccurately, but nevertheless viscerally as though the Rays had given up.
Alex Gordon singled, as the possible tying run, with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning of Game 7. The ball bounced past the Giants' center fielder, the left fielder fumbled it at the wall, and it seemed Gordon might try to score, at which point there were three possibilities:. If Gordon held at third and Salvador Perez had driven him in, that sequence single, error, single, tie game!
It would have ranked 67th on our list. The actual event -- Gordon held at third and Perez popped out -- makes it a nearly great one. It turns Gordon's decision to hold at third -- his coach's decision to hold him, and his decision to obey -- into an all-time what-if. Yes, Gordon probably would have been beaten by the throw home. But it would have required a good relay and throw by the Giants' shortstop, a clean catch at home and a tag, and the play would have been close enough to have been physical.
The Royals were the team that, in that postseason and the next, aggressively pushed the other team's defense until the other team's defense made a mistake. If Gordon had gone for home, meanwhile, then no matter what happened -- safe or out -- this World Series would be a classic. No matter what happened, that would have been one of the two or three best moments in modern baseball history.
This Series would have ranked 16th on our list. With a one-run lead and two outs in the ninth inning of Game 4, Dodgers pitcher Hugh Casey struck out Tommy Henrich swinging. But catcher Mickey Owen couldn't catch it, Henrich reached, and the Yankees rallied for four runs. Owen was the Bill Buckner of his era, though the subsequent meltdown would in some ways more closely resemble the Cubs' fumbles after the Steve Bartman play.
It's part of baseball history. Joe Carter's knee-knocking skip around the bases is one of the greatest visuals of a triumphant baseballer. But it's Mitch Williams whose body language I most remember from that game. It's 15 minutes of failure, all captured in Williams' exaggerated physicality and the sheer inevitability of what was happening.
If the Pirates had simply won Game 6, this World Series -- marked by alternating Yankees blowouts and Pirates squeakers -- would probably rank in the 90s or worse. But Game 7 is in contention for the greatest game in baseball history: A Yankees comeback in the sixth, a Pirates comeback in the eighth, a Yankees comeback in the ninth, and a series-ending walk-off homer by Bill Mazeroski. The inning before Maz ended things, Hal Smith hit a three-run homer with two outs in the eighth, turning a deficit into a lead.
By cWPA, that's the biggest hit in major league history. It's hardly remembered, because the lead lasted barely 10 minutes. The Dodgers' lineup in Game 4 had hit 36 homers in the regular season, six fewer than Jose Canseco alone had hit. Their cleanup hitter in that game, Mike Davis, had hit. Kirk Gibson was out, of course, but so was Mike Marshall, and they'd traded the slugger Pedro Guerrero midseason to get star pitcher John Tudor, who also got injured during the World Series.
Against the win Athletics, the hobbled Dodgers were a true underdog, which was part of why that Gibson homer in Game 1 slapped so hard. Vin Scully's call as Don Larsen prepared to face the 27th batter of his perfect game: "I think it would be safe to say no man in the history of baseball has ever come up to home plate in a more dramatic moment. This is a hard one to place. At the time, it was an extraordinary series between probably the best pair of World Series teams in history.
Six of the games were close, and arguably all seven were memorable: Clayton Kershaw throwing the best postseason start of his career in Game 1; Cody Bellinger hitting the walk-off that wasn't in Game 2; Yu Darvish getting knocked out early in Game 3; Ken Giles melting down and losing the Houston closer's job in Game 4; the five-hour, , extra-inning masterpiece of Game 5; Justin Verlander , cruising in what looks to be the signature start of his career, suddenly losing a sixth-inning lead in Game 6; and Charlie Morton as the four-inning closer in Game 7, making the Sports Illustrated cover come true.
But after the Astros' systematic cheating scheme was revealed, this whole series has a whiff of to it. We don't really know what we saw, or who would have won if it had been played straight up. Instead, it produced a champion we all regret having felt happy for. Only one World Series champion has had, at any point in the series, lower championship win expectancy than these Angels had late in Game 6.
Parts of Mickey Mantle were as strong as ever; parts were washed up. Mantle was no longer a center fielder, but a right fielder whose arm the Cardinals had been running on aggressively. In Game 3, Mantle made an egregious error on a single, which set up the Cardinals' only run in the game. The score was still in the bottom of the ninth, when Mantle led off with a walk-off home run. In Game 3, with his team down two games to none, Pirates star Roberto Clemente led off the seventh inning.
He took a big swing and "half topped a pitch and sent an easy bouncer back to the mound," Roger Angell wrote. Now hurrying, Cuellar flipped the ball high, and Clemente was on. Clemente also had the big hit -- a fourth-inning homer -- in Game 7. After a near-brawl involving Joe Medwick sliding into third base -- and with the Cardinals running away with the Game 7 victory -- the Detroit fans waited for Medwick to take his position in left field, then pelted him with fruits, vegetables and maybe some non-organic objects.
Repeatedly, Medwick had to flee for safety, while various authorities pleaded for peace. An announcement threatened the game would be forfeited -- setting up the potential for the only Game 7 walk-off forfeit in World Series history -- but commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis found a more elegant solution: He ejected Medwick from the game.
In Game 7, Oakland's elite closer, Rollie Fingers, came into the sixth inning. He got out of the jam he had inherited, pitched scoreless seventh and eighth innings, got two outs in the ninth and appeared to have the final one. But an error on his first baseman brought the tying run to the plate and Fingers' manager came out to pull his closer from the game.
He brought in his lefty specialist instead, and Darold Knowles got the final out of the game. Sandwiched between a popular pick for the greatest Series ever and a popular pick for the best modern Series ending, this one gets overlooked.
But the games were the second-closest ever, and Game 6 was the second-closest clinching game ever. Charlie Leibrandt, one of postseason baseball's most misunderstood heroes, was on the mound for the conclusion of it: Brought into the game as a reliever, he threw a scoreless 10th, but his Braves couldn't score in the bottom of that inning.
The 11th turned out to be one inning too much for him, and he allowed the two runs that would decide the game. It was consistent with the rest of his postseason career, which included two blown leads in and the Game 6 walk-off homer in Asked to do a lot, he would pitch beautifully; asked to do still more, more perhaps than was reasonable, he would finally falter. This one featured the greatest Game 5 ever. The Phillies came from behind with a two-run rally in the ninth inning, started by a Mike Schmidt infield single -- enabled by George Brett playing in on the grass, anticipating that the homer-hitting Schmidt might try to bunt for a hit -- and finished by a Manny Trillo single off Dan Quisenberry's glove.
The Royals then loaded the bases on three Tug McGraw walks in the bottom of the ninth, before McGraw escaped and tilted the series in the Phillies' favor. By average leverage index, this is the closest nine-inning game in World Series history. What a different world it used to be. With a lead in the bottom of the ninth, with runners on second and third and the left-handed superstar Willie McCovey up -- a hit would give the Giants the title, an out would give it to the Yankees -- Ralph Houk left his right-handed starting pitcher in.
Ralph Terry famously got the out he needed -- a lineout to second base -- and his cWPA in that World Series is, cumulatively, the highest ever: 0. Just about the whole thing. Aside from an blowout in Game 6, the other six games were each decided by one run, and the clubs finished with identical batting averages and slugging percentages.
The great Rollie Fingers pitched in all six close ones, his only "blemish" being the failure to preserve a one-run lead for a five-inning save. When Eddie Murray batted in the eighth inning of Game 7, the championship leverage index in the moment was higher than for any other play in history.
He flied to the edge of the warning track, and after a slightly awkward break, Dave Parker ran it down. Five more feet and it could have looked a lot like the ball Nelson Cruz misplayed, for which David Freese got a triple, in Jason Heyward was the Cubs' goat all season, and all postseason, until he became their hero with a motivational speech to his teammates during a late-Game 7 rain delay.
In Game 7, Walter Johnson threw a complete game; he allowed nine runs and took the loss. It's hard to overstate how much the Senators were his team. In Game 4, Johnson hurt his leg trying for a hustle double. He kept pitching, in pain, to complete his shutout. Before Game 7, his manager, Bucky Harris, told reporters: "His leg still hurts.
But gosh, he don't pitch with his leg. All we need is that good right arm of his and he's ready to give us that. Babe Ruth getting caught stealing to end the World Series -- as the tying run in a Game 7 -- is the sport's all-time Mighty Casey moment. Bankhead, a pitcher, appeared as a pinch runner and scored. In Game 4, the Yankees' Bill Bevens nearly threw the first no-hitter in postseason history, allowing the first Dodgers hit with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning.
That hit, a two-run double, gave the Dodgers a walk-off victory. Bevens pitched effectively as a reliever in Game 7, then never appeared in the majors again. The World Series that gave baseball's glossaries "Snodgrass' Muff. He followed that up with a running catch -- some say spectacular catch -- on the next play, but history doesn't do averages.
A walk, a single, an intentional walk and a sacrifice fly turned the Giants' lead into a defeat. Until , Tris Speaker's game-tying single in that rally was the biggest play, by cWPA, in history. The Dodgers had a rookie relief ace named Joe Black, who had spent the first eight seasons of his career in the Negro Leagues.
When he finally emerged as a major leaguer, he was a sensation: He won Rookie of the Year, finished third in MVP voting and helped advance the notion of a relief ace. He finished 41 games for the Dodgers that year, but they unexpectedly decided he would start Game 1. He threw a complete game, winning ; a miracle. He was effective in Game 4, but three starts in a week -- no travel days between games -- was too much for him.
He was knocked out of Game 7 and the Yankees won the Series yet again. This was the year of peak Yankee Destiny: The Yankees had won three World Series in a row, and with a handful of veterans due to retire or hit free agency, this was seen as the capstone year. The Yankees' three wins in the middle of the series included two minor miracles, with two-run homers in the ninth to tie the games and walk-offs in extra innings.
They sent the seventh game of the World Series into the ninth inning with Mariano Rivera on the mound with a lead. Rivera had thrown 78 postseason innings to that point in his career, had a 0. One of the great things about baseball is that there's no scriptwriter, so you can't impose a contrived narrative predictability on anything. If ever you could: This was it. And then they lost, on Rivera's throwing error and three broken-bat hits, on a walk-off flare that landed a foot beyond the infield over a drawn-in Derek Jeter.
The Yankees wouldn't win another World Series for eight years, and after that one they haven't won another since. They've won more regular-season games than any other team, so it's not like they collapsed, but that broken-bat flare really was the end of that dynasty. In retrospect, it almost does look like a contrived narrative: an expectations-inverting, twist-ending fraught with portentous significance. The finale of a prestige drama. At the time, it felt impossible.
Of course, it was just baseball. Buster Olney wrote in his game story that night : "Most of the Yankees seemed at peace. I count seven major shifts of momentum in the final hour of Game 6. The ninth inning began with the Rangers leading , and closer Neftali Feliz struck out Ryan Theriot for the first out.
But Albert Pujols , in what appeared likely to be his final plate appearance as a Cardinal, doubled. Feliz lost his control: He walked Lance Berkman on four pitches, putting the tying run on, then fell behind to Allen Craig, six consecutive balls after the Pujols hit. But Feliz came back and struck out Craig looking, for the second out. He got ahead on David Freese, the second strike swinging. But Freese hit it deep to right field, over Nelson Cruz's wobbly pursuit, and off the wall for a game-tying triple.
He was the winning run on third base. But Yadier Molina flied out to end the ninth. Then, in the top of the 10th, Elvis Andrus singled, and Josh Hamilton -- in a brutal monthlong slump -- homered. The Rangers were back ahead by two runs.
But in the bottom of the 10th, the Cardinals put the first two men on with singles, sacrificed them into scoring position, and on a groundout and a single tied the game again. But with Cardinals on second and third -- again, 90 feet from winning -- Craig grounded out to end the 10th.
Mike Napoli then singled in the top of the 11th, giving the Rangers a chance to go ahead again. The Rangers sent up Esteban German to pinch hit for Scott Feldman -- an aggressive move that cost them Feldman, their best available pitcher.
But German grounded out and ended the threat. The game went to the bottom of the 11th: Mark Lowe entered and threw a changeup -- his fourth-best pitch, one he rarely threw to righties and never threw to righties in full counts. Freese was on it. Seven terrifying shifts over the course of just 11 outs. To understand how epic and disorienting it all was, consider this moment: In the bottom of the 10th inning, Cardinals manager Tony La Russa pinch hit for his pitcher with a pitcher -- and then pinch hit for the pinch-hitting pitcher with a different pitcher.
Meanwhile, television broadcaster Joe Buck was suggesting La Russa might consider pinch hitting with a still different pitcher, before realizing that that pitcher had actually started the game "hours ago. One of the measures we considered was "comeback percentage," the lowest likelihood of winning the eventual winner reached over the course of the series.
We noted that the Angels' win in had the second-highest comeback percentage, as the Angels traveled from just 1. The '86 Series had the greatest comeback percentage in World Series history, with the Mets just 0. One in is quite a rarity, but not nearly the most extreme unlikelihood in that game.
That's where our comeback percentage pegs their low point. But then Mookie Wilson grounded toward Bill Buckner. What were the chances they'd win the game on that "little roller up along first? Known for bringing the ball far behind his back and then slinging it toward the plate, Jackson was with 79 saves and a 3. He was with a 2. In that Game 7, Jackson entered in the fifth inning with the Pirates trailing Baltimore Pittsburgh won , completing a comeback from a three games to one deficit.
Jackson spent parts of six seasons with the Pirates, going with a 2. He made six scoreless appearances during that postseason. Jackson began his career in with the Phillies. He was a starter for them in , throwing four shutouts, and in and made some spot starts for the Orioles in After that, he shifted almost exclusively into a relief role. Jackson went with a 1. Jackson was taken by the Seattle Mariners in the expansion draft after the season and quickly traded to Pittsburgh.
He later played for Montreal and Kansas City and returned to Pittsburgh in late to pitch one last game. Curiously, Jackson was a switch-hitter, batting. He hit two career home runs, both tiebreaking drives in the late innings that made him the winning pitcher.
Jackson became a bullpen coach for the Pirates from and was a bullpen coach for Cincinnati. He also coached in the minors. Skip to navigation. Jackson, winning pitcher in '79 WS Game 7, dies. Pittsburgh Pirates. The most interesting non-roster invitee for all 30 MLB teams.
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