Champs & Chumps

Frank Cosetti played and coached with the Yankees for 37 consecutive seasons, participated in 23 World Series and earned 17 championship rings.

Yogi Berra has appeared in the most World Series (21) either as a player, coach, or manager. He’s also played the most series (14) and won the most (10)!

Don Larsen is the only person to pitch a perfect game in the World Series! Not a single Brooklyn Dodger reached a base in game 5 in the 1956 World Series.

Watch the final pitch (that’s Yogi Berra jumping into Larsen’s arms):

Marv Owen set the World Series record with 31 consecutive hitless times at bat.

New York Mets

  • Darryl Strawberry of the New York Mets was immortalized at the 1986 New York State Fair in a 600-lb sculpture made of butter!
  • In 1993, the New York Mets baseball team used over 21,600 baseballs!

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Kansas City Royals

  • The Kansas City Royals made it to to the World Series! Believe It or Not!
  • Up until the 2014, The Kansas City Royals had not lost a post-season game since 1985.
  • The Royals are the first team to win the Wild Card game to go to the World Series.

That Baseball Superstition

Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling was fresh from foot surgery when he pitched the 2004 World Series – his foot bleeding almost the whole time. Schilling helped the Sox win their first championship in 86 years.

His bloody sock was auctioned off for $92,613 and now resides in the baseball Hall of Fame.

John Sturm is a man of firsts:

  • First baseman for the Yankees
  • First up in the first inning of the first game of his first World Series
  • Made the first hit of the game on the first of October
  • Made the first out, first put-out, and was the first man hit by pitched ball

In the 1944 World Series all games were played at Sportsman’s Park in St. Louis because both the Browns and Cardinals called the same field home.

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Sportsman’s park 1946


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