A Timeline of World Series Game Seven's

Games where both teams must win to advance to the postseason or next round of the postseason.
Behind Babe, Bucs Beat Tigers in '09 Series
October 16, 1909 at Bennett Park, Detroit
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Detroit Tigers
World Series, Game Seven
At Stake: World Championship

The Bucs’ Babe Adams shut down the Tigers and the Pirates battered Detroit pitching for an easy 8-0 win. The Tigers lost their third straight Fall Classic.
Muffed Fly Ball Sinks Giants in Extra Innings of World Series Deciding Game
October 16, 1912 at Fenway Park, Boston
Boston Red Sox vs. New York Giants
World Series, Game Eight
At Stake: World Championship

In one of the most exciting ultimate games ever, the Sox won in the bottom of the 10th when Giants outfielder Fred Snodgrass muffed a fly ball, allowing the winning run to score. The final score was 3-2, with the exciting game played in new Fenway Park (opened earlier that season).
Johnson Emerges from Bullpen to Lead Senators to Only Title In Game Seven
October 10, 1924 at Griffith’s Stadium, Washington D.C.
Washington Senators vs. New York Giants
World Series, Game Seven
At Stake: World Championship

In an epic game, Walter Johnson relieved for the Senators and shut down the Giants, allowing Washington to win in the 12th inning. Muddy Ruel delivered the key hit and scored the Series-winning run.
Two Errors Cost Senators in Game Seven Against the Pirates
October 15, 1925 at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Washington Senators
World Series, Game Seven
At Stake: World Championship

The Pirates benefited from two costly errors by Senators’ shortstop Roger Peckinpaugh, winning 9-7, and denying Washington a second straight title.
Ol' Pete Shuts Down Yanks in Relief to Lead Cardinals to First Championship
October 10, 1926 at Yankee Stadium, New York
St. Louis Cardinals vs. New York Yankees
World Series, Game Seven
At Stake: World Championship

The Cards eked out the win when Pete Alexander entered the game and struck out Tony Lazzeri with the bases full. Ahead 3-2 in the ninth, the Cards threw out Babe Ruth trying to steal, ending the series.
Cardinals Clip A's, Stopping a Three-Peat
October 10, 1931 at Sportsman’s Park, St. Louis
St. Louis Cardinals vs. Philadelphia Athletics
World Series, Game Seven
At Stake: World Championship

In a pitching matchup pitting the A’s George Earnshaw against the Cards’ Burleigh Grimes, St. Louis won a tight 4-2 contest, thus denying Philadelphia their third straight World Championship.
Cardinals Win Rout in Game Seven in Detroit
October 9, 1934 at Navin Field, Detroit
St. Louis Cardinals vs. Detroit Tigers
World Series, Game Seven
At Stake: World Championship


In a laugher, the Cardinals throttled Detroit 11-0 as Dizzy Dean handcuffed the Tigers. Midway through the contest, commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis removed Cardinals’ left fielder Joe Medwick from the game after irate Detroit fans pelted him with fruit and garbage in response to a hard slide the previous frame.
Reds Squeak past Tigers in thrilling Game Seven
October 8, 1940 at Crosley Field, Cincinnati
Cincinnati Reds vs. Detroit Tigers
World Series, Game Seven
At Stake: World Championship


Behind the hitting of Frank McCormick and the pitching of Paul Derringer, the Reds nipped Detroit 2-1 and won their second World Title.
Tigers celebrate their second title by defeating the Cubs in Wrigley Field
October 10, 1945 at Wrigley Field, Chicago
Detroit Tigers vs. Chicago Cubs
World Series, Game Seven
At Stake: World Championship

The Detroit Tigers battered the underdog Chicago Cubs, winning 9-3 behind ace lefty Hal Newhouser. The victory finished off an exciting season where the Tigers scratched out the pennant and welcomed back slugger Hank Greenberg from service in World War II.
Slaughter's "Mad Dash" leads to winning run for Redbirds
October 15, 1946 at Sportsman’s Park, St. Louis
St. Louis Cardinals vs. Boston Red Sox
World Series, Game Seven
At Stake: World Championship

Late in the game Harry Walker drove a double (not a single as is often misreported) into the gap that scored hustling Enos Slaughter from first with the winning run. Red Sox shortstop Johnny Pesky is fitted for goats horns when he holds the ball a little too long on the relay. Final score: 4-3.
Blevens Unlikely Hero for Yankees
October 6, 1947 at Yankee Stadium, New York
New York Yankees vs. Brooklyn Dodgers
World Series, Game Seven
At Stake: World Championship

The Yankees won their first Game Seven, defeating the Brooklyn Dodgers behind Floyd Bevens and reliever Joe Page, 5-2.
Mantle Homers to Help Beat Rival Dodgers
October 7, 1952 at Ebbets Field, Brooklyn
New York Yankees vs. Brooklyn Dodgers
World Series, Game Seven
At Stake: World Championship

The Yankees again defeated the Dodgers in the 7th game, 4-2, as young Mickey Mantle went deep in the deciding game at Ebbets Field.
Bums No More: Podres
Leads Dodgers to First
Title and Redemption
Against the Yanks
October 4, 1955 at Yankee Stadium, New York
New York Yankees vs. Brooklyn Dodgers
World Series, Game Seven
At Stake: World Championship

The Dodgers won their first Series, beating the Yanks in Yankee Stadium behind the the tremendous pitching of Johnny Podres, 2-0. Gil Hodges drove in both of the game’s runs.
Yankees Beat Dodgers in Rematch
October 10, 1956 at Ebbets Field, Brooklyn
New York Yankees vs. Brooklyn Dodgers
World Series, Game Seven
At Stake: World Championship

The Yankees get back at Brooklyn, whipping the Dodgers on their home field and wrestling away the World Title, 9-0. Yogi Berra belts two homers and Johnny Kucks allows just three hits.
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