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A Timeline of World Series Game Seven's

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.
Burdette Shuts Out Yanks to Deliver Title to Milwaukee
October 10, 1957
Yankees Rally from 3-1 Hole to Defeat Braves in Rematch of '57 Series
October 9, 1958
Mazeroski Belts Homer to Walkoff 1960 Series for Pirates
October 7, 1960
Yankees Edge Giants When McCovey Liner is Caught to End Series
October 16, 1962
Gibson is Too Much for Yankees in 7th Game Masterpiece
1964 World Series
Sandy Shuts Down Twins in Game Seven
1965 World Series
It's Gibby Again in Game 7 Victory for Redbirds
1967 World Series
Cardinals over Red Sox
Lolich's Third Victory Gives Tigers Comeback Title in '68
1968 World Series
Tigers over the Cardinals
Blass Tosses 4-Hitter to Win Title for Bucs
1971 World Series
Pirates vs. Orioles
Reds Comeback Hopes Fall Short in Game 7 When Fingers Slams the Door
1972 World Series
A's Pitching Too Much for Mets
1973 World Series
Oakland A's over the New York Mets

Down 3-2 coming back to Oakland, the defending champion A's sent Catfish Hunter out to win Game 6, and the next afternoon, Ken Holtzman finished off the Mets in a 5-2 victory.
Reds Beat Red Sox in Thrilling Series at Fenway
1975 World Series
Cincinnati Reds vs Boston Red Sox

After a crushing defeat in Game Six, the Reds rallied to win the seventh game when Tony Perez's clutch homer knotted the contest. Joe Morgan's RBI-single was the winning margin as the Reds won their first title in 35 years.
Pirates "Family" Completes Comeback from Down 3 games to 1 to defeat O's
1979 World Series

With ancient "Pops" Stargell leading the offense and a stifling bullpen, the Pirates rebounded from losing three of the first four to win in seven in Baltimore.
Redbirds Beat Brewers in Suds Series
1982 World Series

Willie McGee made several highlight-reel plays and sparked the Cardinals to their first World Series title since 1967. The Brewers made their first appearance in the Fall Classic.
Royals finally taste champagne
1985 World Series

After five losses in the playoffs and one in the World Series in nine years, the Royals finally won their title. The Cards led 3-1, but led by pitcher Bret Saberhagen and leader George Brett, the Royals won the final three games.
Twins outlast Cardinals to win first title
1987 World Series

For the third time in six years, the Cardinals played a seven-game World Series, and for the second time they lost. The pesky Twins were underdogs in both the LCS and Fall Classic, but pitching and timely hitting proved crucial.
Gem by Morris delivers title for Twins
1991 World Series
Twins vs Braves

Jack Morris pitched a 10-inning shutout to defeat the Braves 1-0 in Game Seven at the Metrodome. The victory ran his postseason record to 7-1.
Renteria's single
is walkoff winner
in 11th inning
for Fish
1997 World Series
Marlins vs Indians

An error by Tony Fernandez opened the door for Florida, and Edgar Renteria's single up the middle capped an 11th inning Game 7 rally to win the Marlins first championship.
Rivera blows save and Diamondbacks prevail in nail-biting finish
2001 World Series
Diamondbacks vs Yankees

Closer Mariano Rivera blew a ninth inning lead in Arizona when Luis Gonzalez dropped a single over the drawn-in infield in Game Seven. The Diamondbacks were outscored and outslugged in the series, but found a way to win behind their two great pitchers, Johnson and Schilling.
SoCal over NoCal: Angels Lift Trophy for First Time
2002 World Series
Angels vs Giants

The Angels bullpen pitched four scoreless innings and made a 4-1 lead hold up to finish off the Giants in Anaheim.
Carpenter leads Cardinals to Triumph over Rangers
2011 World Series
Cardinals vs Rangers

Chris Carpenter handled the Texas offense, and his teammates put up enough support to capture a 6-2 win in Game 7.
MadBum's gem out of the Pen carries Giants to title
2014 World Series
Giants vs Royals

Pitching in relief on two days rest, lefty Madison Bumgarner fired five shutout innings in Kansas City.
Curses! The Cubs finally win the World Series after 108 years
2016 World Series
Cubs vs Indians

In possibly the most exciting Game 7 in history, the Cubs built a lead, squandered it in heartbreaking fashion, and saw rain delay the contest after nine innings. But in the 10th a clutch double by Ben Zobrist scored the eventual winning run. It was the first championship for the Cubs since 1908.
Astros Batter Darvish Early
2017 World Series
Astros vs Dodgers

Old National League West rivals met in the World Series, and it proved to be a doozy. The Astros scored five runs in the first two innings off Dodgers pitcher Yu Darvish and coasted to a clinching win in Los Angeles.
Nationals rally late to best the Astros
2019 World Series
Nationals vs Astros

The Astros bullpen failed them, and Washington scored six runs in the final three innings to prevail 6-2. The road team won every game in the series.
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