"Going to Baton Rouge and going to Alexandria and seeing the effect that home run had on people," Holley said last week in a Q&A session after the premiere of the film in Omaha, "they carry that with them now. Cubs starter Larry French had no such luck in the bottom of the ninth, surrendering a two-out, World Series-clinching walk-off single to Goose Goslin. Oct. 26, 1991: Twins 4, Braves 3The day before Minnesota's Jack Morris won his famous duel with John Smoltz to clinch the World Series, the Twins were just trying to survive. The game that had a little bit of everything has given the baseball universe the greatest gift of all. The game was knotted at 3-3 heading to the bottom of the 11th, when Atlanta put Game 1 starter Charlie Leibrandt on the mound in relief. "People remember vividly," Morris said. But the best is yet to come. A disputed call. His story, Morris said, illustrates that "anything is possible," a message reinforced this week as underdogs Arizona and Coastal Carolina battle for the national title in the best-of-three CWS championship series, starting Monday at 7 p.m. 10. But in the sixth, Adam Eaton, who had helped set up the first-inning run with a sacrifice bunt, did something bigger and better than bunting by belting a game-tying solo homer to right on an 0-1 slider that hung over the middle. -- Twenty years ago, when the College World Series still felt like a state fair instead of a state party delegate convention, I watched one of the most enduring moments in the history of baseball from 50 feet away. Oct. 7, 1935: Tigers 4, Cubs 3In a 3-3 game in the top of the ninth, Chicago got the potential winning run to third with a leadoff triple by Stan Hack. But with Brad Wilson at third base, Morris yanked the first pitch from Morrison over the wall in right field to secure a 9-8 LSU victory. Soto seized the opportunity for a first-of-its-kind retaliatory bat delivery to first-base coach Tim Bogar. It was classic. When he homered, I nearly panicked -- as might any college kid whose story had just imploded at a high-stress moment. Everyone remembered it.". One surprise early in this one was Alex Bregman boldly carrying his bat all the way down the first-base line while beginning his trot after his solo homer off Strasburg gave Houston, a win away from its second title in three seasons, a 2-1 lead. • Box score Not much compares to the drama and mystique of a Game 7 in the World Series -- but a Game 6 is as close as it gets. The Dodgers' winning run in the bottom of the 10th was classic small ball -- a walk by Jim Gilliam, a sacrifice bunt by Pee Wee Reese and an intentional walk to Duke Snider before Jackie Robinson knocked the walk-off single to left. Bill Mazeroski's homer for the Pirates to beat the Yankees in the 1960 World Series? In postseason history, including all series and Wild Card Games, home teams are only 57-60 in winner-take-all games. Stephen Strasburg dealing. In the bottom of the 10th, Frank Robinson tagged up and dashed home to score the game-winning run on a sac fly by Brooks Robinson, sending the World Series to Game 7. With Yan Gomes at first and no outs, Trea Turner hit a weak grounder toward third base. It was. Freese then played hero once more with his walk-off homer in the 11th, and St. Louis took Game 7 the next night. "We were so close," he said. 4. Oct. 16, 1971: Orioles 3, Pirates 2Reliever Bob Moose got the start for Pittsburgh -- making him the sixth starter for the Pirates in the first six games of the series -- and held Baltimore scoreless for the first five innings. Lanier struck out and Morris walked to the plate. Oct. 25, 1986: Mets 6, Red Sox 5The Red Sox, trying to close out their first championship since 1918, lost a 3-2 lead when Gary Carter hit a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the eighth. 6. Get the latest Major League Baseball box scores, stats, and live game results. Bat deliveries are here to ruffle feathers. “It's Game 7,” Scherzer said. The Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Tampa Bay Rays by an 8-3 score in Tuesday's Game 1 of the 2020 World Series. Composite Box Edit. It is also the last World Series game lost by the Red Sox to date, having swept the series in 2004 and again in 2007. Never in World Series history had the road team won the first six games. He could barely swing a bat and had not homered all season. One team enters with a chance to clinch a World Series title, while the other is battling to keep its season alive and force one of those winner-take-all Game 7s. The points have been tallied, and the results are in. Andrew Simon is a research analyst for MLB.com. • Rendon's G6 gives Nats confidence boost, “We're going to continue to try to ride this wave as long as possible,” Rendon said. The Dodgers now have a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven series… Scherzer-Greinke is one last pleasing pitching matchup in a Series that has been full of them. And the Nationals continuing a ridiculous run of road wins in this World Series. Before Internet connectivity and functional elevators at the CWS, the writers often left the press box in the top of the ninth inning to gather in the stairwell by the gate to the warning track that opened in the middle of the backstop behind home plate. Morris' homer still resonates with fans everywhere, especially in Louisiana, of course. Oct. 8, 1945: Cubs 8, Tigers 7The 1945 Cubs were on the brink of elimination when they welcomed the Tigers to Wrigley Field for Game 6, but Chicago jumped out to a 7-3 lead -- only to see it wiped away by a four-run rally by Detroit in the eighth. I went over my notes on LSU, the presumptive loser. So there I crouched as Wilson doubled and Justin Bowles grounded out. Freshman reliever Robbie Morrison struck out LSU catcher Tim Lanier with one out to bring up Warren Morris, the Tigers' accomplished junior second baseman who had missed 39 games in 1996 with a broken bone in his right hand. View the WASHINGTON NATIONALS vs. HOUSTON ASTROS game played on October 22, 2019. That includes 19-20 in the World Series, where home teams have lost three straight Game 7s -- most recently the Dodgers to the Astros in 2017 -- after winning each of the previous nine going back to 1982. But the defending-champion Orioles showed their mettle, scoring a run in both the sixth and seventh innings to tie the game at 2-2. And it came true that day. "It can't be done without him. "It's the only time it's ever been done in the history of baseball at this level and the big-league level," Bertman said last week in Omaha, here to commemorate the 20th anniversary of that national title. He played five seasons in the big leagues with the Pirates, Twins and Tigers and works today at a bank in Alexandria. It was classic. One batter later, Rendon hit a two-run homer off reliever Will Harris, who had relieved Brad Peacock, so the play wound up not affecting the outcome. The Blue Jays led, 2-1, in the bottom of the ninth when the Braves' Otis Nixon hit a game-tying RBI single to send it to extras. LSU trailed Miami by one run in the bottom of the ninth inning of the championship game. Cora played 14 years in the majors, on the way returning to Rosenblatt Stadium while in Triple-A in the Dodgers' organization. The Blue Jays threw out Nixon at first to clinch the title, bringing the World Series trophy north of the border for the first time in history. 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Holley masterfully captured Morris' backstory, from his LSU roots as a lightly recruited kid out of Alexandria, Louisiana, to the magical ending in Omaha. But in an attempt to come to an objective answer, we first narrowed the list down to a top 10 based on both teams' average leverage index, a stat that measures the magnitude of each plate appearance.