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Did any of the talking heads mention the long layoff before the series started? I find it hard to believe that someone wouldn't have, but Joe Buck was going on during the pre-game about how everyone gave the Tigers the advantage before the series started, no one expected this, etc. etc.
We are a nation of wussies.
Have teams named the Giants ever won the NFL and MLB championships in the same year? I got tired of looking for the answer.
it's amazing that 2 years after their last WS victory the only starters to repeat are Posey and Sandoval.
Heard McCarver talking about Spahn/Mirachal going 16 innings each ... in the same game.
In a 1920 regular-season match, Leon Cadore (Brooklyn Dodgers) and Joe Oeschger (Boston Braves) went at it...the match was called on account of darkness, scoreless...after 26 innings.
Can I mention Harvey Haddix?
Still probably the greatest hard-luck pitching performance ever.
When you get to the Series, that's what your ace does.
Has this happened though, since the norm went from 3 to 4 days rest? I mean, in the old days, three days rest was the norm. History is full of World Series when the ace pitched three games. But since the norm went to 4 days rest, has it happened?
Curt Schilling in 2001 went 1-4-7
Yeah, that fact was mindblowing. As someone who hasn't paid much mind to the Giants, I don't even see how it's possible, for a variety of reasons. How a team can win a WS and dump basically everyone. How a team that won a WS and dumped everyone can win again in two years. Why a team would do so; I don't remember the Giants being a team belonging to a nursing home age wise. It's an amazing fact and a testament to the Giants scouting, GM and managerial positions. I thought what the Marlins accomplished after 97 was stellar and a lightning fast redevelopment. They have nothing on the Giants in comparison.
Giants as World Series champs
But this one hurts.
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