The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


October 28, 2011

Cardinals force Game 7 in World Series

Thriller sends Series to 1st Game 7 since ’02



In 1924, Earl McNeely’s grounder bounced over rookie third baseman Freddie Lindstrom’s head to bring home Muddy Ruel with the winning run in the 12th inning, giving the original Washington Senators a 4-3 victory.

Brooklyn fans treasure Johnny Podres’ 2-0 win in 1955 over the Yankees, who beat the Dodgers in the Series five times previously. Sandy Koufax pitched a shutout on two days’ rest in 1965 as Los Angeles defeated Minnesota’s Jim Kaat 2-0, and Lew Burdette pitched a shutout on two days’ rest in 1957 to lead the Milwaukee Braves over the Yankees’ Don Larsen 5-0.

In 1975, Cincinnati’s Joe Morgan got the go-ahead hit off Boston’s Jim Burton — who never pitched in the major leagues again — to give the Reds a 4-3 victory at Fenway Park. The Mets overcame a 3-0 deficit against the Red Sox in Game 7 in 1986 as Ray Knight and Darryl Strawberry homered in an 8-5 victory.

“The experience of Game 7,” La Russa said, “is something they’ll never forget.”


Game 6

Texas     110         110         300         20           —            9              15           2

St. Louis                200         101         012         21           —            10           13           3

(11 innings)

C.Lewis, Ogando (6), D.Holland (6), M.Adams (8), Feliz (9), D.Oliver (10), Feldman (10), M.Lowe (11) and Napoli; J.Garcia, Salas (4), Lynn (6), Dotel (7), Rzepczynski (8), Motte (9), Westbrook (11) and Y.Molina. W—Westbrook 1-0. L—M.Lowe 0-1. HRs—Texas, A.Beltre (2), N.Cruz (2), J.Hamilton (1). St. Louis, Berkman (1), Craig (2), Freese (1).



World Series Comebacks

Comebacks where a team was one out from elimination in the World Series and they rallied back to win the game.

2011 — St. Louis Cardinals over Texas Rangers — Game 6 (Final result TBD)

1986 — New York Mets over Boston Red Sox - Game 6 (The Mets won Game 7)

1911 — New York Giants over Philadelphia Athletics - Game 5 (The A’s beat the Giants in Game 6 to win the WS)


Other Game of Note

1992 Braves were down to their last out in the ninth inning in Game 6 when Otis Nixon hit an RBI single to tie the game at 2 and sent it to extra innings, but the Braves still lost that game to the Blue Jays in extra innings and were eliminated.

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