Boston Red Sox 5 at New York Mets 8, F — Both teams were facing their final game in one of the most dramatic postseasons ever: the Mets finally triumphant in an epic NLCS vs. the Houston Astros; the Red Sox fighting the “Curse of the Bambino” and the California Angels in the ALCS… and
Atlanta Braves 0 at Minnesota Twins 1, F/10 — A classic World Series is capped by a classic Game 7 as the Twins and Braves need extra frames to determine a winner at the Metrodome. Jack Morris goes the distance with a seven-hit, ten-inning shutout masterpiece and a base-running blunder by Atlanta’s Lonnie Smith in
National League 1 at American League 4, F — There was magic in the crisp Seattle air at 2001 Midsummer Classic, as Cal Ripken prepared for his 19th and final All-Star Game. Everyone in attendance at Safeco Field (and watching at home) knew history was in the making. As the teams took the field, starting
New York Yankees 4 at Brooklyn Dodgers 2, F — Gene Woodling and Mickey Mantle homered, and Billy Martin made a game-saving grab of an infield popup gone awry, as the Yankees recovered from a three game to two deficit to win their fourth of five straight World Series, in seven games over the Brooklyn
Boston Red Sox 4 at Colorado Rockies 3, F — A scintillating seven-game winning streak that began in Cleveland with the season on the brink of elimination ended with the Red Sox mobbing each other in the thin air of Coors Field of all places, culminating in a World Series championship that didn’t take even
American League 5 at National League, 4, F: Ichiro Suzuki hit the first inside-the-park homer in All-Star history and had three hits en route to the All-Star MVP award. Tampa Bay’s Carl Crawford and Cleveland’s Victor Martinez also homered to help extend the AL’s unbeaten streak to 11 games — 10 victories and one tie
Oakland Athletics 4 at Los Angeles Dodgers 5, F — The Dodgers, already serious underdogs against the A’s and Bash Brothers Jose Canseco and Mark McGwire, are given even less of a chance with injured star Kirk Gibson on the shelf. Canseco’s second-inning grand slam gives Oakland a 4-3 lead until the bottom of the
Florida Marlins 2 at New York Yankees 0 — Josh Beckett, on short rest, throws a complete-game shutout to clinch the Series and win the MVP. The shutout was the 19th in a World Series-deciding game. Beckett’s 47 strikeouts in the postseason tied Randy Johnson (2001) for the all-time record in a single postseason.
Atlanta Braves 2 at New York Yankees 3, F — Having blown a two-games-to-none lead in the series, the Braves needed a win to stay alive. But the Yanks broke through early, scoring three runs in the third inning off ace Greg Maddux. After a Joe Girardi triple got things rolling, Bernie Williams provided a
Toronto Blue Jays 0 at Texas Rangers 3, F — When baseball’s King of Ks, Nolan Ryan, struck out Roberto Alomar for his 16th strikeout of the game, it marked the completion of Ryan’s record seventh no-hit gem — three more than the man with the second most no-nos in history, Sandy Koufax. The 44
New York Yankees 4 at Boston Red Sox 3, F — It was billed as a heavyweight bout: Roger Clemens vs. Pedro Martinez. Yankees vs. Red Sox. The game actually exceeded the hype, as New York prevailed, 4-3, at Fenway Park during an evening that included a benches-clearing incident. During the fracas, Martinez knocked down
After watching the devastation on the news, two people from Detroit knew they wanted to do something to help the earthquake victims in Haiti. They also new they couldn’t do it alone. So with the help of local business, the pair collected goods and hand-delivered them to people in Haiti.
Check out a new music video featuring Brian Vander Ark. Vander Ark is the lead singer, principal songwriter and guitarist for the Michigan-based band Verve Pipe. The video features photos and video from the Free Press and the Detroit News and kicks off a new promotional campaign for the papers with an anthem that pays
When it comes down to it, an autograph from a Detroit Tigers baseball player really is a bunch of illegible scribble. But it is the journey, the memory and the moment of watching them sign their name that makes it special and for many something they will never forget. Eric Seals – DFP
Hundreds gathered in Southfield, Michigan on Tuesday, March 17, 2009, to mourn Detroit Pistons owner, philanthropist and businessman William Davidson. By Alexandra Bahou.