Greatest World Series Game 7's
Luis Gonzalez gets the game winning hit of Mariano Rivera
Greatest World Series Game 7's
Tonight we are going to get a rare treat of a World Series Game 7, the last World Series that went 7 Games was in 2002 when the Angels topped the San Francisco Giants, when Rookie John Lackey and a tri of relivers held a 3 run they were given in the 4th.
From our This Day in Baseball Archieves here are my best Game 7's(in chronological order):
2001: In Game Seven of a classic World Series, the Arizona Diamondbacks rally for two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to defeat the New York Yankees and their usually unbeatable closer, Mariano Rivera, 3 - 2, when Luis Gonzalez loops a bases loading single over second base. The four-year-old Diamondbacks, the youngest franchise to win a Fall Classic, end New York's string of three consecutive World Championships. Randy Johnson and Curt Schilling share the Series MVP honors. The Arizona pitchers are the first multiple winners since the Los Angeles Dodgers trio of Ron Cey, Pedro Guerrero and Steve Yeager shared the award in the 1981 World Series. Following the 2010 season, a panel of experts at the MLB Network voted this game the 9th greatest game of the past fifty years. Full Series Recap
1997: Edgar Renteria ends one of the most thrilling Game 7 in World Series history, singling with two outs in the bottom of the 11th inning to give the Florida Marlins their first World championship with a 3 - 2 victory over the Cleveland Indians. The five-year-old Marlins become the youngest expansion team to win the Fall classic. Pitcher Livan Hernandez wins the Series MVP award. Following the 2010 season, a panel of experts at the MLB Network voted this game the 13th greatest game of the past fifty years. Full Series Recap
1991: The Twins become World Champions for the second time in five years with a 1-0 victory in 10 innings behind Jack Morris's masterful pitching. In a Game Seven that rivals any in World Series history, theAtlanta Braves and Minnesota Twins go scoreless through nine innings. Lonnie Smith is decoyed into pausing at second base to keep him from scoring the winner for Atlanta in the eighth.
Gene Larkin's single off Alejandro Pena scores Dan Gladden with the game's only run. The game is the first Game 7 to go into extra innings since the Senators-Giants Series in 1924, 67 years for those who are counting. Morris is named the Series MVP for the Twins‚ who win all 4 games in theMetrodome while losing all 3 in Atlanta. Four of the 7 games are decided on the final pitch‚ while 5 are decided by a single run‚ and 3 in extra innings. All are Series records. Morris's 10-inning masterpiece is the last extra-inning complete game of the century. Both Atlanta and Minnesota had finished last in their respective divisions in 1990. Full Series Recap
1960: Bill Mazeroski of the Pittsburgh Pirates hits the most dramatic home runs in World Series history. Maz’ leadoff homerun in the bottom of the ninth against Ralph Terry of the New York Yankees gives Pittsburgh a stunning 10-9 win in Game Seven. Full Series Recap
1946: Enos Slaughter completes his “Mad Dash” toward home plate, helping the St. Louis Cardinals to a 4-3 win over the Boston Red Sox in Game Seven of the World Series. In the bottom of the eighth, Slaughter scores from first base on a double, taking advantage of Johnny Pesky’s hesitant relay throw. Full Series recap
1924: The Washington Senators win the only championship in franchise history. The Senators defeat the New York Giants, 4-3, in 12 innings. The winning run scores when a ball hit by Earl McNeely hits a pebble and bounces over third baseman Fred Lindstrom's head. Future Hall of Famer Walter Johnson, the greatest pitcher in team history, picks up the win in relief. Full Series Recap
What was the best Game 7 for you left on this list? 1975? 1973? 1925? 1973? 1971? 1940?By The Baseball Page
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