World Series Winners, 1978-1987

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  • 1978
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The television series World Series Winners, 1978-1987 will take a look at the teams that won this game during this time period. The viewer will get to see the best hits and catches from the games as well as some of the most valuable players.

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1987 World Series, Game 7: Cardinals at Twins
6. 1987 World Series, Game 7: Cardinals at Twins
October 22, 1987
St. Louis Cardinals 2 at Minnesota Twins 4, F -- The 1987 World Series between the Twins and Cardinals brought a whole new meaning to the term "home-field advantage." It marked the first time that the home team won all of its games in a Series. It was also the first time that World Series games were played indoors, at Minnesota's Metrodome, where deafening crowds of more than 55,000 screaming fans waived their "Homer Hankies" and cheered on the Kirby Puckett-led Twins.
1986 World Series, Game 7: Red Sox at Mets
5. 1986 World Series, Game 7: Red Sox at Mets
October 27, 1986
Boston Red Sox 5 at New York Mets 8, F -- Both teams were facing their final game in one of the most dramatic postseasons ever: the Mets finally triumphant in an epic NLCS vs. the Houston Astros; the Red Sox fighting the "Curse of the Bambino" and the California Angels in the ALCS... and of course both clubs coming directly off the heels of the infamous "Bill Buckner" Game 6. And so the 1986 season for all the marbles came down to this final game at a packed and raucous Shea Stadium. A rainout of the originally-scheduled Game 7 the day before allowed the pressure to build for another 24 hours. Boston jumped out to a 3-0 lead; the Mets tied it four innings later, and built the lead in the 7th and 8th innings, including a home run by Darryl Strawberry and an RBI by closer Jesse Orosco. Indeed, it was Orosco's 1-2-3 ninth inning, and his subsequent flinging of arms and glove into the air that became the iconic image for these '86 Mets and their Championship season, and another defeat for the long-suffering Red Sox and their fans. Of course, it could not be known at the time, but this was the last World Series game the Sox would lose in 20 years; they swept to Championships in 2004 and 2007. At the time, however, it was a heart-stopping end to one of the classic postseasons in baseball history.
1983 World Series, Game 5: Orioles at Phillies
4. 1983 World Series, Game 5: Orioles at Phillies
October 16, 1983
Baltimore Orioles 5 at Philadelphia Phillies 0, F -- Eddie Murray hit a pair of homers and Rick Dempsey added a solo shot to back the five-hit pitching of Scott McGregor as the Orioles wrapped up their first World Series title in 13 years with a 5-0 shutout of the Phillies. Murray and Dempsey hit solo homers off Charles Hudson in the 2nd and 3rd innings, and Murray's two-run shot in the 4th broke the game open. Al Bumbry drove in Dempsey in the 5th to set the final margin, and McGregor took over from there. Picking up where he left off in Game 1, when he allowed only two runs in eight innings despite taking the loss, McGregor went the distance, striking out six, as the Orioles wrapped up the championship.
1982 World Series, Game 7: Brewers at Cardinals
3. 1982 World Series, Game 7: Brewers at Cardinals
October 20, 1982
Milwaukee Brewers 3 at St. Louis Cardinals 6, F -- Clutch hits by Keith Hernandez and George Hendrick backed the gutsy pitching of Joaquin Andujar. When Bruce Sutter recorded the last out to close the door on Milwaukee's "Harvey's Wallbangers," St. Louis had won its first World Series title since the Bob Gibson-led 1967 squad.
1980 World Series, Game 6: Royals at Phillies
2. 1980 World Series, Game 6: Royals at Phillies
October 21, 1980
Kansas City Royals 1 at Philadelphia Phillies 4, F -- With the Phillies just one tantalizing out away from a Championship, Tug McGraw got ahead on Willie Wilson, then struck him out swinging at a 1-2 fastball. McGraw threw his arms up, his teammates jumped all over each other, and the never-do-anything-the-easy-way Phillies had their first World Series title.
1978 World Series, Game 6: Yankees at Dodgers
1. 1978 World Series, Game 6: Yankees at Dodgers
October 17, 1978
New York Yankees 7 at Los Angeles Dodgers 2, F -- The New York Yankees wrapped up their 22nd championship behind the unlikely duo of Bucky Dent and Brian Doyle, as a tremendous seventh-inning Reggie Jackson home run off Game 2 nemesis Bob Welch put the final nail in the coffin. Closer Rich "Goose" Gossage blanked the Dodgers for the final two innings, as Captain Thurman Munson caught the final out of the game on a foul pop by Ron Cey. Dent would be named World Series MVP, batting .417 with 10 hits, 7 RBI, and 3 runs scored; Doyle would make a claim for the MVP himself with a .438 average, 7 hits, 2 RBI, and 4 runs. Sadly, this would be the final post-season game of Munson's career before his death during the 1979 season.
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The television series World Series Winners, 1978-1987 will take a look at the teams that won this game during this time period. The viewer will get to see the best hits and catches from the games as well as some of the most valuable players.

  • Premiere Date
    October 17, 1978