How Well Do You Remember These Iconic World Series Players and Moments?


The first World Series game was played in what year?

Not all World Series moments are good, and the best team doesn't always win. The winning team is usually the hottest, not necessarily the best.

Which World Series game was postponed, due to an earthquake?

Game 3 of the 1989 World Series was postponed due to an earthquake. Less than an hour before the game was to start, a 6.9 magnitude earthquake hit San Francisco.

What baseball and World Series great was known as the Sultan of Swat?

Babe Ruth attempted a steal in the final inning of Game 7 of the 1926 World Series. This Hail Mary play didn't quite make the grade, and the Yankees lost to the St. Louis Cardinals, 3-2.

What World Series pitcher spent most of his career with the Pittsburgh Pirates?

Babe Adams was a rookie pitcher in the 1909 World Series. He helped drive the Pirates to a World Series win that year.

What mascot helped the Anaheim Angels to several post-season wins?

The Anaheim Rally Monkey serves as the team's good luck charm. The mascot helped rally the team to their first World Series win in 2002.

Pitchers Ralph Terry and Jack Sanford battled it out during what World Series game?

The Yankees' Ralph Terry and the Giants' Jack Sanford went neck and neck in the seventh game of the 1962 World Series. Unfortunately for the Giants, the Yankees won.

Who earned the nickname Mr. November during the 2001 World Series?

Jeter's 10th-inning home run was the play of the game. It came just minutes after midnight, when October gave way to November. Although Game 4 of the series was exciting, Game 5 held some special moments, too.

What team held an 8-0 lead in the 1929 World Series, only to see it all fall apart?

Even with a significant lead, the Chicago Cubs were cursed to lose. The A's won Game 4, 10-8.

What Milwaukee pitcher drove his team to a 1957 World Series win?

Lew Burdette, pitching on only two nights' rest, pitched a shutout against the Bronx Bombers. This win gave the Milwaukee Braves a 2-1 World Series record.

Who singled to right field to win the 1935 World Series?

Goose Goslin and the Detroit Tigers won their first World Series game against the Chicago Cubs in Game 5 of the 1935 World Series. Goslin's single drove home Mickey Cochrane for the win.

Game 6 of the 1975 World Series went for how many innings?

Game 6 of the 1975 World Series was a grueling 12 innings long. The game was postponed for three days because of rain, and when Cincinnati and Boston finally got a chance to play, Fisk's hit struck the foul pole, but the ball stayed fair.

Who ruined a no-hitter in Game 4 of the 1947 World Series?

The New York Yankees were riding high against the Brooklyn Dodgers in Game 4 of the 1947 World Series. Cookie Lavagetto came to bat and drove the Dodgers to a 3-2 win.

What New York Giants pitcher shut out the Philadelphia Athletics in Game 1 of the 1905 Fall Classic?

Christy Mathewson played 17 seasons with the Giants. He is considered one of the most dominating pitchers in MLB history.

What 1968 Detroit Tigers pitcher won the series for the team?

Mickey Lolich and St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Bob Gibson slugged it out in the 1968 series. However, it must be said that it was starting pitcher, Denny McLain, who led the team to the series.

Who set a record for World Series strikeouts in Game 1 of the 1963 World Series?

Sandy Koufax led the Los Angeles Dodgers to a Series win against the New York Yankees in 1963. Koufax struck out 15 players in Game 1.

Sandy Koufax set a record of 15 strikeouts in the 1963 World Series. Who beat that record in 1968?

St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Bob Gibson struck out 17 players in Game 1 against the Detroit Tigers. Gibson pitched a shutout.

Whose 509th fielding opportunity hit a sour note for the Dodgers in the 1941 Fall Classic?

Mickey Owen missed the strikeout signal in Game 4 of the 1941 World Series, allowing Tommy Henrich to make it to first base. The play should have been the final out of the game.

Whose home run hit drove the Yankees to a win in Game 1 of the 1949 World Series?

Tommy Henrich was the hero in both the 1941 and the 1949 Series games. In 1949 he helped the Yankees win Game 1 with a score of 1-0.

Cleveland Indians second baseman Bill Wambsganss won in Game 5 of what World Series matchup, with the only unassisted triple play in World Series history?

1920 was the year to shine for the Indians. 1920 World Series team players also scored the first grand slam in a World Series and the first home run ever hit by a pitcher.

What year heralded the phrase, "The Boston Red Sox are world champions"?

The Boston Red Sox finally won the World Series in 2004 after an 86-year drought. The Series pitted the Boston Red Sox against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Whose error enabled the Boston Red Sox to win the 1912 world series?

Fred Snodgrass seemed sure to catch a fly ball in Game 8 of the 1912 World Series. The New York Giants player dropped the ball, allowing the Red Sox to go on to win the game. An eighth game was played because Game 2 ended in a tie, due to darkness.

Pitcher Walter Johnson drove what team to a win in the 1924 World Series?

Johnson came in as a relief pitcher in the 9th inning of Game 7, with the Senators and the Giants tied 3-3. He allowed no runs in the next three innings of a 12-inning game.

Who scored the only walk-off home run ever in a deciding game of the World Series in MLB history, in the 1960 Series?

Bill Mazeroski rocketed the ball into the left field seats during the 1960 matchup between New York Yankees and Pittsburgh Pirates. The Pirates won the game 10-9.

A perfect game has only happened once in the World Series. What year did it happen?

The 1956 World Series pitted the New York Yankees against the Brooklyn Dodgers. Yankees pitcher, Don Larsen, pitched a perfect game in Game 5 of that Series.

What team's first baseman, Bill Buckner, made an error in the 1986 World Series that was explained away by the Curse of the Bambino?

The Boston Red Sox were just one out away from winning the game. Buckner's error cinched a win for the New York Mets.

Whose catch in Game 1 of the 1954 World Series spelled bad news for the Cleveland Indians?

Willie Mays and the New York Giants swept the series in 1954. Mays' over-the-shoulder catch remains one of the most admired in baseball history.

Joe Carter's three-run home run in Game 6 helped what team win the 1993 World Series?

The Toronto Blue Jays won the 1993 Series in Game 6 with an 8-6 victory against the Philadelphia Phillies. The Blue Jays won the Series in 1992 and 1993.

Who was Mr. October in the 1977 World Series?

The 1977 Series pitted the Los Angeles Dodgers against the New York Yankees. Jackson's three home runs and five RBIs led the Yankees to their first World Series win in 15 years.

What World Series saw the Minnesota Twins kept alive by a Kirby Puckett hit in Game 6?

The 1991 World Series pitted the Minnesota Twins against the Atlanta Braves. Puckett kept the Twins in the Series with a Game 6, 11th inning with a home run hit into the left center field seats.

Kirk Gibson's pinch-hitting in Game 1 helped the Los Angeles Dodgers win what World Series?

Gibson only played for the Dodgers for three seasons. He slipped during a catch in the 1988 National League Championship Series, so his World Series Game 1 at bat was his only one that year.

Which seven-game World Series saw five one-run victory margins, three extra-inning games, and multiple walk-off hits?

The 1991 Series pitted the Minnesota Twins against the Atlanta Braves. The Twins won Game 7 with help from Jack Morris' 10-inning shutout.

Who tied Babe Ruth and Reggie Jackson for the most hits in a single World Series game, in 2011?

Albert Pujols had five hits in the game. Babe Ruth had performed the same feat twice. The Cardinals won the series 4-3.

Bernie Carbo hit a three-run homer to center field in Game 6 of what World Series?

Bernie Carbo played for the Boston Red Sox against the Cincinnati Reds in the 1975 matchup. Carbo's pinch hit for Roger Moret resulted in the three-run homer.

What 1984 World Series team won at least partially due to Kirk Gibson's Game 5 efforts?

The 1984 Series pitted the Detroit Tigers against the San Diego Padres. The Tigers slammed the Tigers, four games to one.

What 1970 World Series player was known as the Human Vacuum Cleaner?

Brooks Robinson earned the nickname Human Vacuum Cleaner because of his incredible skill at third base. Brooks helped win the Series by scooping up hits that might have become runs.

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World Series games have always been a source of excitement, especially for the winning team. But win or lose, World Series games have left us with some memorable baseball moments. Can you identify these?

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