The Most Memorable World Series Moments
With the 2017 World Series approaching, we decided to take a look at some of the most unforgettable moments in the history of the MLB tournament.
Chicago Cubs vs. Cleveland Indians
World Series 2017 – Game 7
The list wouldn’t be complete without including last year’s World Series, which will stand out in history for the Chicago Cubs finally winning a World Series after 108 long years. While at first it wasn’t looking good for the Cubs, being down 3-1 in the series, they managed to hold on through two more games and bring the series a Game 7. The Indians came through with three runs in the eighth inning, tying the game at 6-6. After a scoreless ninth inning and a short rain delay, the Cubs scored twice with hits from Miguel Montero and Ben Zobrist. From David Ross ending his career with a home run to finally ending the curse, World Series 2017 will certainly be remembered.
Cardinals vs. Rangers
World Series 2011 – Game 6
In the 2011 World Series, the Cardinals found themselves down 3-2 in the series. Coming into the bottom of the ninth inning in Game 6, the Cardinals were down 7-5. David Freese tied the game with a two-run triple when there were two outs. At the bottom of the eleventh inning with the game sitting at 9-9, Freese saved the series again with a home run. The Cardinals ended up winning Game 7 and the championship title.
New York Yankees vs. Diamondbacks
World Series 2001 – Game 4
The Diamondbacks were leading the series 2-1 going in to Game 4 and were ready to close out the game with two outs in the ninth. But that changed when Tino Martinez hit a home run to tie the game at 3-3. In the tenth inning, Derek Jeter hit a home run, granting him the nickname of Mr. November due to his hit leading to the first time the World Series lasted into November. Though the Yankees went on to lose the series, Game 4 was one to be remembered.
San Francisco Giants vs. Kansas City Royals
World Series 2014 – Game 7
Game 7 of the 2014 World Series stands out because of Madison Bumgarner. Coming into the fifth inning, Bumgarner’s performance stunned all as he led the Giants through five scoreless innings. After 62 pitches and standing at the bottom of the ninth, Bumgarner pitched one last ball to Salvador Perez who popped it up, and as Pablo Sandoval caught it, Bumgarner became a legend and the Giants took the title with a 3-2 win.
Boston Red Sox vs. St. Louis Cardinals
World Series 2004 – Game 4
Game 4 of the 2004 World Series goes down in history as the Red Sox winning their first championship after 86 years and breaking the Curse of the Bambino. After sweeping the first three games of the series, the Red Sox started Game 4 with a hit from Johnny Damon. With the Sox leading the game 3-0, Keith Foulke came in to pitch in the bottom of the ninth and take the series for the Boston team.