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Some musings on past World Series games

Last month, the Major League Baseball Network rebroadcast the seventh game of the 1960 World Series between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the New York Yankees.

With legendary sportscaster Bob Costas hosting the show, and with several former players of the game present, the audience saw the Pirates climax their series victory with an exciting 10-9 win.

My interest was piqued when the former players proudly proclaimed that no one struck out in this 19-run, 24-hit pressurized game. Even the pitchers in five official plate appearances failed to whiff!

It is doubtful in this upcoming 2020 World Series that this will occur again, given the propensity of strikeouts in present-day baseball.

It raises the question what other World Series occurrences will not likely be repeated.

For example, the 1905 Fall Classic between the victorious New York Giants and the Philadelphia Athletics, in which every game resulted in a shutout. Hall of Famer Christy Mathewson hurled three games in the ...

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