Looking back through the years, here’s what happened on this day (October 25) in World Series history.
If you follow the Red Sox, there is pain (Buckner) and some new found pleasure (Beckett) from the list below.
1911 - Fred Merkle's 10th-inning sacrifice fly scored Larry Doyle to give the New York Giants a 4-3 win over the Philadelphia Athletics in the World Series. The victory cut the A's lead in the Series to 3-2.
1917 - Miller Huggins resigned as manager of the Cardinals to become the skipper of the Yankees.
1981 - Steve Yeager and Pedro Guerrero hit back-to-back homers in the seventh inning to lead the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 2-1 victory over the New York Yankees. LA took a 3-2 edge in the World Series.
1986 - The New York Mets rallied for three runs after there were two out and none on in the 10th inning against the Boston Red Sox, pushing the World Series to a decisive seventh game. The tie-breaking run scored when Mookie Wilson's slow grounder went between Bill Buckner's legs.
1987 - The Minnesota Twins, behind Frank Viola, won their first World Series championship by beating the St. Louis Cardinals 4-2 in Game 7, becoming the first team to win its four home games in a Series.
2003 - Josh Beckett became the first pitcher since Jack Morris in 1991 to spin a complete-game shutout in a decisive World Series game as the visiting Marlins defeated the Yankees, 2-0, in Game 6. The 23-year-old, who returned to the mound on three days of rest, was named World Series MVP following his five-hitter.
(Source: Major League Baseball)
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