Oakland starter Stewart dominated the Giants, allowing five hits in a complete game, handing the A's a one-game edge in the Series. AB. (Moving the game to the opponents' stadium was not an option, because the Oakland A's were also based in the SF Bay area. The ESPN live coverage of the Series (ESPN and ABC at the time produced separate broadcasts) was interrupted during then-television analyst Joe Torre's pre-game report on the field. On October 17, just minutes before the scheduled start of Game 3, a magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck the Bay Area causing significant damage to both Oakland and San Francisco. Steinbach knocked the ball out of Kennedy's mitt, scoring the second run of the inning. Oakland Athletics beat San Francisco Giants (5-0). He's there in time, and the A's are the World Champions! Giants catcher Bill Bathe became the fifth National League player in World Series history to hit a home run in his very first at-bat. New York: St Martins, 1990. 1st ed. This would be the last World Series that ABC would televise from start to finish (and also the last they would produce themselves), and Game 4 was the last MLB game on ABC until July 1994. The A's led from the first batter of the game on as Rickey Henderson's home run set the tone. Many thanks to him. Every Sports Reference Social Media Account, Site Last Updated: Monday, December 14, 10:47PM. The San Francisco Giants won the NL West division by three games over the San Diego Padres, then defeated the Chicago Cubs four games to one in the National League Championship Series. This record was subsequently tied again in 1995, and has since been surpassed several times, first in 2001.) This Series was also known as the "Bay Bridge Series," "BART Series," "Battle of the Bay," and "Earthquake Series" as the two participant cities lie on opposite sides of San Francisco Bay, connected by the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge and the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system, and the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake that occurred before the start of Game 3. Experts credit the timing of the Series as a lucky break that prevented massive loss of life in the region; key in reducing the loss of life was the fact that many people on both sides of the bay had left work early or were staying late to participate in after-work group viewings and parties, reducing the traffic that would otherwise have been on the collapsed freeways at 5:04 p.m. on a Tuesday (indicating that 42 people had died in the collapse of the Cypress Street Viaduct in Oakland). The Cubs beat the Cleveland Indians in the 2016 World Series in seven games after trailing in the series 3 games to 1. "[8], By contrast, the broadcasting team in the CBS Radio booth next door, consisting of Jack Buck, Johnny Bench, and John Rooney, was off the air when the earthquake started because their show was in a pretaped segment being played from New York. Many historical player head shots courtesy of David Davis. Not long after returning, Jose Canseco (still in full uniform) and his wife Esther were spotted filling up their car at a self-service gas station. Mookie Betts helped the Dodgers win Game 1 at the plate and on the basepaths. The Giants, meanwhile, failed to repeat as National League Champions and would not return to the playoffs until 1997, when they were swept by the Florida Marlins in the NLDS. Kevin Mitchell's homer would bring the Giants closer as they cut an 8–0 deficit to 8–6 in two innings. Due to the destructive nature of this earthquake, the game was postponed and the series did not resume for ten days. Visit Baseball-Reference.com for the complete box score, play-by-play, and win probability It was the first major earthquake in the United States to be broadcast by live television. The starters were the Game 1 starters, Stewart and Garrelts. This record for combined HRs in a World Series game would endure until Game 2 in 2017, in which the Astros and Dodgers combined for 8 HRs.[12]. Most in a conference game is 127 points scored versus Iowa State in 1989. Oakland starter Mike Moore took on Giant Rick Reuschel. At the time, October 28 was the latest end date ever for a World Series, even though the series only lasted the minimum four games. Royals-Mets World Series Game 1 box score | The Kansas City Star SUBMIT. Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Julio Urias 1-1, Blake Treinen 1-0, Pedro Baez 2-0, Adam Kolarek 0-1, Brusdar Graterol 0-1, Kenley Jansen 0-0: Batters Faced - Julio Urias 18, Blake Treinen 4, Pedro Baez 7, Adam Kolarek 3, Brusdar Graterol 2, Kenley Jansen 5: Inherited Runners-Scored - Pedro Baez 2-2, Brusdar Graterol 1-0 AL Oakland Athletics (4) vs. NL San Francisco Giants (0). The earthquake would affect the National Anthem performances for the games at Candlestick Park as well. He was joined by Johnny Bench as his analyst, who replaced Bill White when he was appointed to replace Giamatti as president of the National League earlier in the year. Are you a Stathead, too? With that, Vincent quickly had several other National and American League parks put on standby, including Wrigley Field and Comiskey Park in Chicago, The Kingdome in Seattle, The Astrodome in Houston, or Yankee Stadium and Shea Stadium in New York City. All images are property the copyright holder and are displayed here for informational purposes only. Williams would eventually win a World Series as a member of the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2001, and retired in 2003. The World Series. HR–Oakland Canseco (1,2nd inning off Belcher 3 on, 2 out), Los Angeles Hatcher (1,1st inning off Stewart 1 on, 1 out); Gibson (1,9th inning off Eckersley 1 on, 2 out). The Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Tampa Bay Rays by an 8-3 score in Tuesday's Game 1 of the 2020 World Series. [citation needed]. When Game 3 was originally scheduled for October 17, the scheduled starting pitchers were Bob Welch for the A's and Don Robinson for the Giants. Clark signed with the Texas Rangers and despite not being able to escape the injury bug, he was a productive member of the team for the next five seasons. Wins leader Rick Reuschel was gone after the following season, retiring in 1991. The Book: Playing the Percentages in Baseball, WP: Dave Stewart (3-0) • LP: Scott Garrelts (1-1). Copyright © 2000-2020 Sports Reference LLC. [11] It was postponed for another five days (until October 27) because of delays in restoring transmission links. On June 13, 2009, immediately prior to the second game of the interleague regular season meeting between the Giants and A's, the Giants honored 27 members of their 1989 team. The earthquake hit while the video was playing and temporarily knocked the feed out, and just before it was knocked out Al Michaels could be heard on air saying "I'll tell you what, we're having an earth-" with the feed cutting out just before he finished. Finally, Will Clark was let go by the Giants after 1993 due to a decline in production thanks in large part to injuries that kept him out of the lineup for much of the previous three seasons. The Series ran from October 14 through October 28, with the Athletics sweeping the Giants in four games. After Dave Henderson walked and Mark McGwire struck out, Terry Steinbach hit a three-run home run off Reuschel to left field, scoring both Parker and Henderson. [9], As for the Series itself, Fay Vincent[10] decided to postpone Game 3 (although he did not tell anyone before doing so, resulting in an umpire protest, though the original reason for the postponement was loss of power in the stadium, concern about possible structural damage, and the danger of possible aftershocks) initially for five days, resulting in the longest delay in World Series history. However, they were unsuccessful in defending their championship as the Cincinnati Reds swept them in the 1990 World Series. [6] Dave Stewart, the Athletics' ace, took on Giants pitcher Scott Garrelts in Game 1 of the Bay Bridge series. Just prior to game 3 on Oct. 17th, the Loma Prieta earthquake (magnitude 7.1) struck the San Francisco/Oakland area. Due in part to the earthquake and subsequent interruption of play, as well as the four-game sweep by the A's, ABC only drew an overall Nielsen rating of 16.4 for the Series. The series would be historic in other ways as well: the 76-year gap between matchups was the longest in World Series history, a record this World Series would hold until 2018 when the Red Sox and Dodgers met for their first World Series meeting in 102 years; it also marked the first time two franchises had faced off in the World Series after having once played each other when both were based in a different city. The San Francisco Giants won the National League West division by three games over the San Diego Padres then defeated the Chicago Cubs, four games to one, in the National League Championship Series. Pitches-strikes: Lee, C 104-69; O'Day 13-8; Ogando, A 25-18; Lowe 23-15; Kirkman 5-3; Lincecum 93-64; Casilla 19-12; Romo 7-6; Lopez 2-2; Ramirez, Ramon E. 12-7; Affeldt 6-2; Wilson, Br 11-7. Clark retired following the 2000 season, where he made one last trip to the postseason as a member of La Russa's Cardinals. The Dodgers moved closer toward winning their first championship in 32 years with an 8-3 win over the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 1 of the World Series at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. The San Francisco 49ers of the NFL continued its '80s dynasty by winning Super Bowl XXIII and XXIV in between the Athletics' World Series triumph. (The 1981 Series, which went six games, had also ended on October 28. Dave Henderson just missed hitting three home runs for the A's as his first inning shot bounced off the top of the wall for a double. Subscribe to our Free Newsletter, This Month in Sports ReferenceFind out when we add a feature or make a change. Also, it was noted in the news media that there were three major league stadiums in southern California.). But it would prove to be too little too late for San Francisco as they would lose 9–6. That's a ground ball to the right side, speared by Phillips, flips to Eckersley...YES!!! Jack Buck returned for his seventh and last World Series as the radio voice for CBS, as he was to move to the television side the next year. Out of respect for the Loma Prieta earthquake victims, the Oakland Athletics chose not to celebrate their World Series victory with champagne, as is normally customary for the winning team in the World Series.[13]. The 1953 World Series matched the four-time defending champions New York Yankees against the Brooklyn Dodgers in a rematch of the 1952 Series, and the fourth such matchup between the two teams in the past seven seasons.The Yankees won in six games for their fifth consecutive title—a mark which has not been equalled—and their 16th overall. Win Expectancy, Run Expectancy, and Leverage Index calculations provided by Tom Tango of InsideTheBook.com, and co-author of The Book: Playing the Percentages in Baseball. The Giants led 6-0 after six frames, and held on for the 6-2 decision behind 7 1/3 strong innings from starter Preston Gomez and 1 2/3 innings of perfect relief from knuckleballing reliever Hoyt Wilhelm. Players line up for introductions before Game 1 of the baseball World Series between the Houston Astros and the Washington Nationals Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, in Houston. Some defensive statistics Copyright © Baseball Info Solutions, 2010-2020. The series resumed on October 27 and finished the next day. Yes it is away to remind oneself of a World Series seen on TV years ago or to become aquainted with a World Series before television. It was the first cross-town World Series (involving two teams from the same metropolitan area) since 1956, and only the third such series that did not involve New York City (the 1906 and 1944 World Series, which featured matchups between the Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals and St. Louis Browns respectively, were the others). Oakland took the lead in the bottom of the second when Dave Henderson walked, advanced to second on a Terry Steinbach single, and scored on another single by Tony Phillips that moved Steinbach up to third. Buck was replaced by Vin Scully the next year, who made his return to CBS Radio following NBC Sports' loss of television rights to CBS. 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[6], A's designated hitter Dave Parker tattooed a home run to lead off the third off of Garrelts, and Weiss added a lead off home run in the fourth. Henderson promptly stole second, and scored one pitch later when Carney Lansford hit a double to right field. All rights reserved. Candlestick Park in San Francisco suffered damage to its upper deck as pieces of concrete fell from the baffle at the top of the stadium and the power was knocked out. Join our linker program. Oakland got off to a fast start; Rickey Henderson led off the bottom of the first with a walk. The following table lists the past winners of the World Series, the score being the number of games (out of 7) each team won. The Rawlings 1989 World Series Game Baseball. Little League World Series MVP and future NHL star Chris Drury threw out the ceremonial first pitch in Game 2. The Giants had no answer for Oakland's relievers, and the A's won 5–1 and took a 2–0 lead in the Series.[6]. Find the complete scorecard of Pakistan vs India 1st Test Online. Mets. The 1989 World Series was the championship series of Major League Baseball's (MLB) 1989 season. As noted in his later book Juiced, Canseco noted that someone wrote an article portraying him as chauvinistic forcing his wife to pump the gas, but that in reality, she told him to let her do it because if people saw him in his full uniform, it would cause a scene. The Giants scored their first run of the Series in the top of the third; José Uribe reached first on a fielder's choice, advanced to third via a Brett Butler single, and scored on a Robby Thompson sacrifice fly. The first person he saw in the midst of all of this was his teammate, Robinson, who told Maldonado that he sensed that an earthquake was occurring. [7] Michaels, McCarver, and third man in the booth Jim Palmer grabbed for whatever they could to brace themselves and grabbed on to one another's legs, leaving all three men with thigh bruises. On the A's, players Mark McGwire and Jose Canseco would later play for other teams. Giants manager Roger Craig (affectionately known as "Humm Baby") was fired after 1992 season and replaced by Dusty Baker, who managed the team to their next World Series. Fay Vincent, who had just taken over as Commissioner of Baseball after the sudden death of his predecessor Bart Giamatti in September, presided over his first World Series and dedicated it to his predecessor's memory.[1]. (Photo by Cooper Neill/MLB Photos via Getty Images) When they get to the World Series… This would be the first time that the World Series ended in the last week of October, until the 2001 World Series when the 9/11 attacks delayed the NFL and MLB games for a week, and caused the World Series to end in November. Become a Stathead & surf this site ad-free. Total Zone Rating and initial framework for Wins above Replacement calculations provided by Sean Smith. This marked the fourth World Series matchup, and first since 1913, between the two franchises. 1989 Major League Baseball championship series, Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, California, Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California, Footage from the game broadcast, originally aired October 17, 1989. HBP: Torres, A (by Lee, C); Renteria (by O'Day). This book contains a box score of every World Series game played, Players stats for each year's World Series and the preceding season. Meanwhile, Ken Oberkfell was slated to start at third base for the Giants, with Matt Williams moving over to shortstop instead of the benched José Uribe. USC eventually went on to win 43-38 as both teams traded scores in the final minute with the Trojans getting the game-winner with 16 seconds left, but Lake’s impact has been big for the Bruins all … beat San Francisco Giants (N.L.). The official box score of Baseball vs Fall World Series (Game 1) on 10/23/2020 Kevin Mitchell would never regain the form that helped him win the National League MVP award in 1989, and after his production declined in the next two seasons he was traded to the Seattle Mariners in the 1991 offseason. The game was postponed out of concerns for the safety of everyone in the ballpark as well as the loss of power, with Vincent later saying that he did not know when play would resume. The Loma Prieta earthquake struck on October 17, 1989, at 5:04 p.m. Game 3 was scheduled to start at 5:35 p.m. at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, and thousands of people were already in the stadium when the quake hit. The winner of the series is determined by a best-of-seven game playoff between the winners of each of the baseball leagues - The American League and the National League. Skip to navigation < > ... World Series World Series; ... had a fine season in 2020 — 2.74 ERA, 12.1 K/9, 2.0 BB/9, 0.91 WHIP. The Oakland Athletics won the American League West division by seven games over the Kansas City Royals then defeated the Toronto Blue Jays, four games to one, in the American League Championship Series. R. H. BI. The World Series now regularly concludes at the end of October or beginning of November due to the addition of the Division Series and Wild Card Games to the postseason.) All logos are the trademark & property of their owners and not Sports Reference LLC. We present them here for purely educational purposes. Real-time MLB Baseball scores on ESPN. The feed ended up being replaced with a green ABC Sports "World Series" telop graphic as used for technical difficulties. Mookie Betts is the 2nd player in World Series history with a walk and multiple stolen bases in an inning, joining Babe Ruth in 1921. The four-game sweep by the Athletics at the time would mark only the third time in World Series history that a team never trailed in any game, with the 1963 Los Angeles Dodgers, 1966 Baltimore Orioles, and later the 2004 Boston Red Sox being the only other times this occurred, and the first in the playoff era (post-1968). The Oakland Athletics won the AL West division by seven games over the Kansas City Royals, then defeated the Toronto Blue Jays four games to one in the American League Championship Series. In 2012, the Giants would go back to the World Series and defeat the Detroit Tigers in a four-game sweep, and in 2014 they would beat the Kansas City Royals in seven games to capture their third World Series crown in five seasons. For Oakland, Ron Hassey was slated to be the starting catcher for Game 3 in place of Terry Steinbach, as Hassey was at the time Welch's personal catcher. Oct. 20: World Series Game 1 October 20 2020 The Athletic’s Bob Kravitz on the Indiana Pacers’ hiring of Raptors assistant Nate Bjorkgren as their new head coach (8:01). The box score below is an accurate record of events for the baseball contest played on October 28, 1989 at Candlestick Park. Affeldt pitched to 1 batter in the 9th. La Russa would remain with the Cardinals through 2011 after having led the team to three World Series and two world championships. The final member of the 1989 team, Matt Williams, was traded to the Cleveland Indians after the 1996 season in a trade that brought future Giants star Jeff Kent to the team. At the time of the 1989 World Series, the Oakland franchise had not seen a World Series win since 1974. The Dodgers now have a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven series… Jose Canseco, who drew a walk earlier that inning, scored on the play. Stevie Wonder, who was slated to play the National Anthem on his harmonica at Game 3 on October 17, pulled out days following the earthquake, and in his place Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers, who had been slated to perform at Game 4 on October 18, would sing the National Anthem when Game 3 was finally played on October 27. ... Scores & Stats Royals-Mets World Series Game 1 box score Royals 5, Mets 4, 14 inn. Game 1 of the 2020 World Series showed us one thing: The Dodgers are still, very, irrefutably legit. [6], The A's regained the lead in the bottom of the 4th when Dave Parker drove a line shot off the wall that was both an inch from being foul and an inch from being a home run. Do you have a sports website? At the start of Game 3, emergency responders who had aided during the earthquake, including police officers and firefighters, were honored and threw out the ceremonial first pitch. Question, Comment, Feedback, or Correction? The World Series moved to Cleveland for Game 3, but the Tribe couldn't turn the tide. This record was tied again in 1995, and has since been surpassed several times, beginning with the terrorism-delayed 2001 Series, which ran from October 27 through November 4. A Goodyear Blimp that was covering the telecast was used to coordinate emergency efforts. Canseco was traded during the 1992 season to the Texas Rangers and after that bounced around from team to team including a return to Oakland in 1997. They won game 7 by a score of 8–7 in 10 innings at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio, ending their 108-year drought. Maldonado told ESPN that he was in the clubhouse getting ready when the earthquake hit. He would later win the 2000 World Series with the New York Yankees. (The 1981 World Series, which went six games, had also ended on October 28. The Oakland Athletics defeated the San Francisco Giants and the box score is "ready to surrender its truth to the knowing eye." Our reasoning for presenting offensive logos. The Goodyear Blimp (which was already aloft for the game) provided video of structural damage and fires within the city. TEN YEARS AFTER: FIRST IN A WEEK-LONG RETROSPECTIVE OF THE LOMA PRIETA QUAKE. Walt Weiss then sent a soft ground ball toward first, but Giants first baseman (and NLCS MVP) Will Clark threw the ball low and to the right of catcher Terry Kennedy. Later, the Golden State Warriors would win the 2017 and 2018 NBA Finals, defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers. † Game 3 was originally slated for October 17 at 5:35 pm; however, it was postponed when an earthquake occurred at 5:04 pm. Much of the play-by-play, game results, and transaction information both shown and used to create certain data sets was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet. It was the first World Series sweep since 1976, when the Cincinnati Reds swept the New York Yankees. The then New York Giants defeated the Philadelphia Athletics in the 1905 World Series four games to one, the Athletics defeating the Giants in the 1911 World Series four games to two, and then again in the 1913 Fall Classic four games to one. Their equipment van was the only one with a generator, and they continued their live coverage with Chris Berman and Bob Ley. As previously mentioned, CBS Radio also covered the Series. The Giants would not return to the World Series until 2002, when they lost a seven-game series to the Anaheim Angels after holding a 3–2 series lead. This was the first World Series since the introduction of prime-time games in 1971 to draw a rating of less than 20.[15]. Players for the Oakland Athletics returned home, but had to travel via State Route 237 in San Jose, adding an extra 90 minutes due to the collapse of the Bay Bridge and the I-880 Cypress Street Viaduct. Here's Buehler's combined line from his two career games in the Fall Classic: 13 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 17 K, 1 BB. It was the Giants' first World Series appearance since 1962, while the Athletics were playing in their second straight Fall Classic following the 1988 Series. The A's victory continued a string of success for any Bay Area-based professional sports team. After Nell Carter sang the National Anthem, Willie Mays (who was initially scheduled to throw out the first pitch on October 17 and was about to be interviewed by ABC's Joe Morgan when the earthquake hit) threw out the ceremonial first pitch. Find out more. It took the Giants until 2010 to get back to the World Series, and they won their first world championship since 1954, when the team was still located in New York, by defeating the Texas Rangers in five games. The 1989 World Series was the championship series of Major League Baseball's (MLB) 1989 season.The 86th edition of the World Series, it was a best-of-seven playoff played between the American League (AL) champion Oakland Athletics and the National League (NL) champion San Francisco Giants.The Series ran from October 14 through October 28, with the Athletics sweeping the Giants in four games. The Washington Nationals, behind an effective performance from their own ace, Max Scherzer, stunned the Astros, 5-4, to win Game 1 of the World Series at Minute Maid Park. Kennedy was charged with an error, and Phillips advanced to second. Brett Butler would leave after one more season with the Giants, going to play for the Los Angeles Dodgers. The television rights would move exclusively to CBS the following year (ABC had shared coverage with NBC since 1976 up until the end of the 1989 season). I never saw anyone move that fast in my life.". Or write about sports? 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