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Baseball History Today: October 22nd

After trailing the St. Louis Cardinals three games to one in the 2012 NLCS, the San Francisco Giants complete their comeback by capturing Game 7 by a final score of 9-0. The postseason of comebacks is in full swing for the Giants as they had also dug themselves out of a 2-0 deficit to the Cincinnati Reds in the NLDS.

Marco Scutaro is named the series MVP after producing three hits in the series final game.

2011 – Albert Pujols had a game for the ages. In Game 3 of the World Series, Pujols ties the record for home runs in a WS game (3, with Babe Ruth and Reggie Jackson), hits in a WS game (5, with Paul Molitor), and RBI in a WS game (6, with Bobby Richardson and Hideki Matsui). For the game, Pujols collects 14 total bases, setting a new record.

1997 – The coldest World Series game to be played occurs in Cleveland. With snow flurries and a temperature of 38 degrees, the Florida Marlins defeat the Cleveland Indians, 10-3.

1975 – This series is still considered one of the best World Series ever played. One night after Carlton Fisk‘s 12th-inning walk-off shot to tie the Series at three games a piece, the Cincinnati Reds take the final game by a score of 4-3. In the top of the ninth inning, Joe Morgan hits a blooper that plates Ken Griffey for the game’s winning run.

1972 – The Oakland Athletics claim their first title since moving to Oakland as they defeat the Reds in Game 7 by a final of 3-2.

1920 – Eight White Sox players are indicted for throwing the 1919 World Series. They dropped the series five game to three despite being considered heavy favorites. This became known as the Black Sox Scandal and provided the backdrop for the movie Eight Men Out.

Notable Birthdays:

Jimmie Foxx (1907, d. 1967)
Ichiro Suzuki (1973)

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