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Saturday, October 21, 2006

Fall Classic flashback

In 1968, a friend's dad took us to Game 1 at Busch Stadium. This is what we saw:

1968 was the Year of the Pitcher, and two shining examples pitched for World Series teams. The St. Louis ace was Bob Gibson, who went 22-9 with a microscopic 1.12 ERA in the regular season. The Tiger staff was led by Denny McLain, who at 31-6, became the first 30-game winner in Major League Baseball since Dizzy Dean won 30 games for St. Louis back in 1934.
Game 1 in St. Louis matched Gibson and McLain, but there was no contest, as Gibson set a World Series record with 17 strikeouts and beat McLain, 4-0.

Cepeda, Flood, Brock, McCarver, Kaline, Northrup. Unfortunately, the Tigers came back from down 3-1 to win in seven. Payback, please.


  • At 7:06 PM, Blogger AR1836 said…

    We've had our(Cards fan) hearts broken every game since opening day 1983 when the defending champs took a beating to open the season(if only we'd finished off the Royals in game 6 and Magrane had been allowed to stay in the game against the Twins--he still had some grit left after taking the game 1 beating). 24 years is too long without a Cards world championship. It's time for Tony's title. What a great job of managing a team this year for La Russa, Duncan, McKay, Petitti, Oquendo, and others in the organization. Number 10 would be nice this year and well-deserved.


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