Baseball History Today: October 25th

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2005 – The first World Series game to be played in the state of Texas takes place at Minute Maid Park. The Houston Astros host the Chicago White Sox in what will become the longest World Series game. The game would go 14 innings and take 5 hours and 41 minutes to play. Former Astro Geoff Blum cracks a two-out solo home run in the top of the 14th to boost the Pale Hose to a 7-5 win.

2003 – The last game to played at “old” Yankee Stadium will not be a memorable one for the home crowd. Florida Marlins pitcher Josh Beckett takes the mound on three days rest and hurls a complete game shutout. The Marlins win their second WS title as they defeat the New York Yankees 2-0 in Game 6.

This was also the 100th World Series game to be played at Yankee Stadium.

1987 – Who says home field doesn’t mean that much. The Minnesota Twins win Game 7 at the Metrodome to win the Series and defeat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-2 in Game 7 to win the title. All seven games in the series were won by the home team.

1986 – Some events don’t require words…only video.

1978 – San Diego Padres pitcher Gaylord Perry becomes the first pitcher to win the Cy Young Award in both Leagues. Perry receives 22 of 24 first-place votes to nab the honor. Perry won teh AL Cy Young in 1972 when he was a member of the Cleveland Indians.

Notable Birthdays:

Lee MacPhail – 1917 (d. 2012)
Bobby Thomson – 1917 (d. 2010)
Roy Smalley – 1952
Pedro Martinez – 1971

Topics: Bill Buckner, Chicago White Sox, Gaylord Perry, Miami Marlins, Minnesota Twins, New York Mets

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