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  • 1970
    World Series: Recap
    The AL Champion Orioles handled Cincinnati in five games in a World Series of milestones. Most notably, Emmett Ashford became the first African American to work the Fall Classic. This Series was also the first to be played on artificial turf and the last to be held entirely in the afternoon.
    BLA vs. CN1
    Post season recap for this year
    ALCS: BLA vs. MIN NLCS: CN1 vs. PTP
  • 1969
    World Series: Recap
    There were heroes galore for the "Miracle Mets", who had their first winning record and won a World Series crown in the franchise's eighth year, defeating the Orioles in five games in one of history's biggest post-season upsets.This was the first Series preceded by the League Championship Series.
    NYN vs. BAL
    Post season recap for this year
    ALCS: BAL vs. MIN NLCS: NYN vs. ATL
  • 1968
    World Series: Recap
    Detroit claimed its first crown since 1945, outlasting the defending champion Cardinals in seven games in the final World Series played before the start of divisional play and League Championship Series. MVP Mickey Lolich out-dueled Bob Gibson in Game Seven, scattering five hits in a 4-1 win.
    DET vs. SLN
  • 1967
    World Series: Recap
    AL Triple Crown winner Carl Yastrzemski and AL Cy Young Award winner Jim Lonborn carried the "Impossible Dream Red Sox to their first Series appearance in 21 years, falling to St. Louis in seven games. Series MVP Bob Gibson held Boston to three runs in three complete game wins, including Game Seven.
    SLN vs. BOS
  • 1966
    World Series: Recap
    Defending champ Los Angeles was no match for the overpowering pitching of the Orioles, who completed a Series sweep with three straight shutouts and recorded the second lowest ERA (0.50) in history. Baltimore scored more runs (3) in the first inning of Game One than the Dodgers had in the Series.
    BAL vs. LAN
  • 1965
    World Series: Recap
    The Dodgers prevailed in seven games in the first World Series between teams that had losing records the previous year. The Twins, in their first Series since 1933 (Washington Senators), defeated Sandy Koufax and Don Drysdale in Games One and Two but succumbed to Koufax's three-hitter in Game Seven.
    LAN vs. MIN
  • 1964
    World Series: Recap
    The Cardinals claimed their seventh World Series Championship, signaling the end of the New York juggernaut that appeared in 14 of 16 Fall Classics from 1949-64. After the Series, the Yankees fired manager Yogi Berra and signed Johnny Keane, who resigned as Cardinals' manager.
    SLN vs. NYA
  • 1963
    World Series: Recap
    The Dodgers' pitching staff overpowered the Yankees, allowing only four runs while executing the first four-game sweep of New York in post-season history. Series MVP Sandy Koufax pitched two complete games and struck out 15 Yankees in Game One.
    LAN vs. NYA
  • 1962
    World Series: Recap
    It took 13 days to slog through relentless rain with the Yankees prevailing in seven games despite the Giants' higher cumulative batting average and lower ERA. The Yankees won Game Seven, 1-0, behind Ralph Terry with the only run scoring on Tony Kubek's fifth-inning double-play.
    NYA vs. SFN
  • 1961
    World Series: Recap
    The Yankees rolled to their 19th World Series title in 39 years, subduing the Reds in five games. After a summer spent watching Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris pursue Babe Ruth's home run mark, the Yankees turned to pitching as Series MVP Whitey Ford spun shutouts in Games One and Four.
    NYA vs. CN1
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