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Los Angeles Dodgers 4 at New York Yankees 8, F — In a performance as legendary as any Yankee great before him, Reggie Jackson blasted three consecutive home runs on three pitches against three different Dodger hurlers (Burt Hooton, Elias Sosa and Charlie Hough) into the frenzied Stadium throng. It was his defining moment in
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OCincinnati Reds 3 at Baltimore Orioles 9, F — After a rocky first inning, Cuellar silenced the Reds over the final eight frames to earn a complete game, six-hit victory. Cuellar was backed by home runs by Frank Robinson and Merv Rettenmund, which highlighted a nine-run, 15-hit onslaught that saw every Baltimore position but Brooks
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Los Angeles Dodgers 2 at Minnesota Twins 0, F — With a league-leading 26 wins, 2.04 ERA and a then-record 382 strikeouts, Sandy Koufax was unquestionably the best pitcher in all of baseball. But with an advancing case of arthritis in his golden left arm, every breathtaking outing was countered by hours of treatment to
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Boston Red Sox 1 at Tampa Bay Rays 3, F — Akinori Iwamura stabbed Jed Lowrie’s bad-hop grounder, had a moment of indecision about whether to flip the ball to shortstop Jason Bartlett, then he headed to second base. Once his foot touched down on the bag for the force out, the Rays were headed
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New York Yankees 3 at Brooklyn Dodgers 2, F — A classic “Subway Series,” old-school style. Leading the Series 3-2, Brooklyn rookie Billy Loes battled Yankee veteran Vic Raschi zero for zero for five complete innings. Duke Snider and Yogi Berra exchanged solo shots in the sixth, and young slugger Mickey Mantle’s first career World
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Baltimore Orioles 3 at New York Mets 5, F — Slugger Donn Clendenon and light-hitting Al Weis each homered to back the five-hit pitching of Jerry Koosman as the “Miracle Mets” closed out their first-ever World Series championship with a 5-3 victory over the heavily favored Orioles. A key play in the sixth featured Cleon
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Cleveland Indians 2 at Florida Marlins 3, F/11 — At first, the 1997 World Series between the powerful Cleveland Indians and the upstart Marlins seemed as if it would be memorable only because it marked the first time a wild-card team made it to the big dance. But as Florida’s Craig Counsell touched home plate
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Atlanta Braves 1 at NY Yankees 4, F — The Yankees became the first team to sweep consecutive World Series in 60 years — since the DiMaggio-led Yankees did it to the Cubs and Reds in 1938-39 – when they beat the Atlanta Braves 4-1 in Yankee Stadium. After a regular season filled with personal
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New York Mets 5 at New York Yankees 6, F — Although Roger Clemens dominated the game with eight two-hit innings, it wasn’t his pitching that garnered the postgame headlines. The Yankees seized control of the first Subway Series in 44 years with a 6-5 victory, but the buzz of the game was the “Clemens
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New York Yankees 4 at Boston Red Sox 5, F/14 — Fresh off a 12-inning epic the night before, in which the Sox were three outs away from being unceremoniously swept out from the ALCS, Game 5 itself is an all-time playoff classic. Back and forth all game long, the Sox entered the 8th inning
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New York Yankees 4 at New York Mets 2, F — The Yankees held a three-games-to-one advantage as the modern-day Subway Series headed into Game 5 at Shea. Through eight, each club had pushed across just two runs against tough pitching — the Yanks picking up solo home runs by Bernie Williams and Derek Jeter,
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