World Series - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. World Series. Dates: October 1. MVP: Pat Borders (Toronto)Television: CBS, simulcast in Canada on CTVTV announcers: Sean Mc.
Donough and Tim Mc. Carver. Radio: CBSCJCL (Toronto)WGST (Atlanta)Radio announcers: Vin Scully and Johnny Bench on CBSTom Cheek and Jerry Howarth on CJCLSkip Caray, Pete Van Wieren, Ernie Johnson, Joe Simpson, and Don Sutton on WGST. Umpires: Jerry Crawford (NL), Mike Reilly (AL), Joe West (NL), Dan Morrison (AL), Bob Davidson (NL), John Shulock (AL)Hall of Famers: Blue Jays: Pat Gillick (GM), Roberto Alomar, Dave Winfield. Braves: Bobby Cox (mgr), Tom Glavine, John Smoltz.
ALCS: Toronto Blue Jays over Oakland Athletics (4вЂ“2)NLCS: Atlanta Braves over Pittsburgh Pirates (4вЂ“3)The 1. World Series was the first World Series ever with games played outside the United States, following the 1. It pitted the American League champions Toronto Blue Jays against the National League champions Atlanta Braves. Toronto defeated Atlanta four games to two, marking the first time a team based outside the United States won the World Series. With the Montreal Expos having been replaced by the Washington Nationals, the Blue Jays remain the only Canadian team to have appeared in, and won, a World Series (which they would do again in 1. This was the eleventh straight World Series in which the New York Yankees did not appear; as a result, it tied their record for the most consecutive seasons without winning a pennant (previously, their longest stretch between pennants was from 1.
Yankees losing the Series). This drought would be extended over the next three years and two Series, which were won by the Blue Jays and Braves, respectively. BackgroundThe Blue Jays made it to the Series after beating the Oakland Athletics in six games in the American League Championship Series. The Braves were in their second consecutive series after again knocking off the Pittsburgh Pirates in seven games in the National League Championship Series. SummaryAL Toronto Blue Jays (4) vs. NL Atlanta Braves (2)Game.
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October 1. 7Toronto Blue Jays вЂ“ 1, Atlanta Braves вЂ“ 3. Atlanta- Fulton County Stadium. October 1. 8Toronto Blue Jays вЂ“ 5, Atlanta Braves вЂ“ 4. Atlanta- Fulton County Stadium. October 2. 0Atlanta Braves вЂ“ 2, Toronto Blue Jays вЂ“ 3. Sky. Dome. 2: 4. 95.
October 2. 1Atlanta Braves вЂ“ 1, Toronto Blue Jays вЂ“ 2. Sky. Dome. 2: 2. 15. October 2. 2Atlanta Braves вЂ“ 7, Toronto Blue Jays вЂ“ 2. Sky. Dome. 3: 0. 55. October 2. 4Toronto Blue Jays вЂ“ 4, Atlanta Braves вЂ“ 3 (1. Atlanta- Fulton County Stadium.
MatchupsSaturday, October 1. Atlanta- Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. Braves fans had plenty to worry about in regard to both starting pitchers. Tom Glavine's post- season career had been less than stellar, including giving up eight runs in the second inning of Game 6 of the NLCS against Pittsburgh. Entering Game 1, Glavine's career post- season record was 1вЂ“5 despite two starts where he had pitched well and only given up one earned run each time. Glavine was 0вЂ“2 in those starts.
In addition to Glavine's struggles in the postseason, the Braves would be facing their nemesis from the previous postseason. In the offseason, the Blue Jays signed free agent pitcher Jack Morris to be the ace of their staff. Morris was coming off a 1.
World Series performance that saw him win series MVP and two of his three starts for the Minnesota Twins against the Braves. This included a complete game shutout in the deciding seventh game, where Morris pitched ten innings. While his 1. 99. 1 postseason had been historic, Morris' 1. He lost Game 1 of the ALCS against Oakland despite a complete game, and gave up five runs in the third inning of Game 4 but ended up with a no- decision after Toronto rallied for an extra- inning victory. Glavine gave up a home run to Joe Carter in the fourth for the first run of the Series, while Morris shut the Braves out for five innings.
After dropping the first game, the Mets turned to young phenom Dwight Gooden in what figured to be a classic matchup with Boston's own young pitching sensation Roger.
In the sixth, with two runners on and two out Damon Berryhill golfed a Morris pitch over the right- field wall for a three- run homer. It was all the offense Atlanta needed, and the Braves took the game by a 3вЂ“1 count. Glavine went the distance for the victory, only giving up four total hits. In taking the loss, Morris suffered his first career World Series defeat in his sixth start, with one no- decision.
Berryhill's home run marked the first runs Morris had given up in the World Series since a Terry Pendleton home run in the bottom of the third inning of Game 4 of the 1. Series. Morris pitched an additional 3 1вЃ„3 innings in that game, all ten in Game 7, and the first 5 2вЃ„3 innings of this game to run his scoreless innings streak in the World Series to 1. Sunday, October 1. Atlanta- Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. Before the game started, during the performance of the National Anthems of the United States and Canada, the U. S. Marine Corps Color Guard accidentally flew the flag of Canada upside down[1. The Corps apologized for the error and took pains to carry the flag properly prior to Game 3 in Toronto after insisting that they would be honored to do so.
On top of that, Canadian rock/country musician Tom Cochrane sang the Canadian national anthem incorrectly. Instead of singing the line ".. from far and wide, O Canada, we stand on guard for thee ..", Cochrane instead sang a lyric that was in a previous version of the song: ".. O Canada, we stand on guard, we stand on guard for thee ..".
Not only did Cochrane substitute the archaic lyric, he also did not sing it correctly, as the lyric said "we stand on guard, O Canada, we stand on guard for thee" before it was changed. The pitching match- up featured former Met David Cone, acquired by the Jays in an August trade, against the Braves' John Smoltz, with whom he had been battling for the National League strikeout lead at the time of the trade. Cone had 2. 14 strikeouts when he was traded by the Mets to the Blue Jays for Jeff Kent and Ryan Thompson, and due to baseball rules involving players switching leagues his total was frozen at that number while Smoltz continued to earn strikeouts.
Smoltz finished the season with 2. Cone, but Cone led the major leagues with a combined total of 2. Randy Johnson). A controversial call was made by umpire Mike Reilly in the top of the fourth inning with Atlanta leading 1вЂ“0 after David Justice scored on a wild pitch from Cone. Roberto Alomar was at third base with John Olerud batting.
On the first pitch of the at- bat, Smoltz threw a breaking ball that skipped past Damon Berryhill. Alomar broke for home plate while Berryhill went to retrieve the ball.
As Smoltz moved in to receive the throw he nearly collided with a sliding Alomar, who had reached the plate at exactly the same time that both Smoltz and the ball did. Smoltz tagged Alomar and Reilly called him out on the close play, despite an angry Alomar's protest, and the inning came to an end. Replays shown by CBS showed that Alomar might have touched the plate with his hands before Smoltz was able to apply a tag.
In the top of the fifth Pat Borders and Manuel Lee both reached base in front of Cone, who had already singled earlier in the game. Cone responded with his second hit of the game (only the third hit for a pitcher in the World Series since 1. Borders and cut the Atlanta lead to 2вЂ“1.
Lee then scored on a single by Devon White, tying the game. The Braves rallied in the bottom half of the inning as Deion Sanders provided a spark. With one out, Sanders singled. He then immediately stole second, and after Borders made an errant throw he got up and ran to third. Cone then walked Terry Pendleton, then gave up the go- ahead run when David Justice singled in Sanders. Blue Jays manager Cito Gaston then pulled Cone in favor of David Wells, who gave up the fourth Atlanta run when pinch hitter Brian Hunter's sacrifice fly scored Pendleton. Toronto made another rally in the eighth inning.
After Alomar doubled to left with one out, Joe Carter and Dave Winfield hit back to back singles, the second of which scored Alomar and cut the lead to 4вЂ“3. Smoltz was then lifted in favor of Mike Stanton, who retired Olerud, and then closer Jeff Reardon struck out Kelly Gruber to end the threat. The Jays entered the ninth trailing by the one run Reilly had cost them and turned to their bench, which the team had nicknamed "The Trenches".
After a walk to Derek Bell, Toronto reserve infielder Ed Sprague drilled a pitch from Reardon, then baseball's all- time saves leader, to left for a two- run homer to give the Blue Jays the lead. The play was called by legendary Blue Jays announcer the late Tom Cheek, who said "Watch him hit a homer.", during Sprague's at bat. Atlanta tried to rally in the ninth. After Mark Lemke flew out, Toronto closer Tom Henke hit pinch hitter Lonnie Smith with a pitch. Ron Gant came in to pinch run for him and, after Otis Nixon recorded the second out, he stole second.
Sanders then walked to put the winning run on base and Pendleton, an NL MVP candidate, came to the plate. Pendleton had led the majors with a . However, he popped out to Jays third baseman Kelly Gruber to seal the victory for Toronto.
Gruber then angered Braves fans and players by mocking the "Tomahawk Chop" as he left the field.[1. Tuesday, October 2. Sky. Dome in Toronto, Ontario. Before this game, the U.
S. Marine Corps Color Guard offered to hoist the Canadian flag once more in order to make amends for the inverted flag incident of Game 2. Likewise, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police flew the flag of the United States. As Game 3 moved across the border (for the first Canadian Classic) the question still remained of the Blue Jays' ballpark benefit.
Before this series, the Blue Jays had previously only gone 3вЂ“6 in the postseason in their home park. Two of the wins, however, had come in the American League Championship Series as the Blue Jays won Game 2 and the clinching Game 6 against Oakland at home.