World Series Heroes Goats Where are they now
World Series Heroes Goats Where are they now, With the 2011 World Series under way, we take a look at some of the most memorable moments of past championship series, and we find out where the key players are today.

Goose Gossage. Richard Michael "Goose" Gossage, His claim to fame: Goose Gossage was an intimidating closer who is in the Hall of Fame, and he had a perfect 0.00 ERA in two World Series with the Yankees. But he had a 13.50 clunker with the San Diego Padres in 1984 and provided that fall's memorable moment when he talked manager Dick Williams out of ordering an intentional walk to Detroit's Kirk Gibson in the bottom of the eighth of Game 5. Gibson promptly smacked a three-run home run to essentially wrap up the Series. Goose Gossage coached 2010 Taco Bell All-Star Legends game,
Carlton Fisk carlton fisk "pudge", His claim to fame: The Cincinnati Reds may have won the World Series in 1975, but it was Red Sox catcher Carlton Fisk whom most people remember. In Game 6, Fisk homered in the bottom of the 12th inning to force a decisive Game 7. The Big Red Machine ultimately took home top honors, but Fisk's heroics will always be remembered. Carlton Fisk honorary board Cancer Support Center,
Pat Borders dodgers release pat borders, His claim to fame: Catcher Pat Borders was instrumental in the Toronto Blue Jays' 1992 World Series win over the Atlanta Braves by batting .450 throughout the series. While Borders didn't boast one particular clutch performance, his play throughout the six-game series earned him MVP honors.
Brooks Robinson 16 gold gloves, His claim to fame: Brooks Robinson won more than a dozen Gold Gloves at third base and is in the Hall of Fame. But he went 1 for 19 as the heavily favored Baltimore Orioles lost the 1969 World Series to the upstart New York Mets in five games. Redemption came only a year later, as Robinson won Series MVP honors by batting .429 with two home runs and providing spectacular defense in a five-game victory over the Cincinnati Reds. Brooks Robinson president of the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association,
Dave Winfield Mr. May. His claim to fame Dave Winfield signed a then-record $23 million, 10-year contract with the Yankees before the 1981 season, ostensibly as a successor to "Mr. October" Reggie Jackson in the New York spotlight. But Winfield went a miserable 1 for 22 as the Yankees lost the '81 World Series to the Dodgers in six games, earning a sarcastic tag. dave winfield executive Vice President/Senior Advisor of the San Diego Padres,
Mark Wohlers His claim to fame: Mark Wohlers was one of the first pitchers to throw 100 mph consistently, and he had a career-high 39 saves in 1996 as the Atlanta Braves reached the World Series. Atlanta led 5-2 in the eighth inning of Game 4, ready to take a commanding 3-1 lead in the Series. Wohlers promptly allowed two singles and then a game-tying home run by Jim Leyritz. The Yankees went on to win the game, and the Series in six games. Mark Wohlers Team Wohlers real estate, fastest pitch in baseball + Aroldis Chapman
Jose Mesa + Joe Table, His claim to fame: Jose Mesa had a 19-year career and recorded 321 saves. But he blew the biggest save opportunity of his career. He entered Game 7 of the 1997 World Series with the Indians leading Florida 2-1. He gave up two hits, and Craig Counsell delivered a game-tying sacrifice fly. The Marlins won the game, and the Series, in extra innings. Jose Mesa baseball retired in 2007,
Byung-Hyun Kim. His claim to fame: Byung-Hyun Kim is the rarest species of goat -- one with a World Series ring. The Arizona Diamondbacks closer blew saves in Games 4 and 5 of the 2001 World Series as the Yankees surged to a 3-2 lead. He surrendered Tino Martinez's game-tying home run and Derek Jeter's game-winning homer in Game 4, and he allowed Scott Brosius' game-tying homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth of Game 5. The D-backs took Kim off the hook by winning Games 6 and 7 at home to take the title. Byung-Hyun Kim pitcher for the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles of Nippon Professional Baseball,
Bill Buckner guest appearance Curb Your Enthusiasm, His claim to fame: Bill Buckner had a stellar 22-year career, batting .289 with 2,715 hits. But he is most remembered for letting Mookie Wilson's ground ball wiggle through his legs in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series as Ray Knight scored the winning run for the Mets in the 10th inning. Red Sox pitchers Calvin Schiraldi and Bob Stanley and manager John McNamara were equally culpable in Boston's failure to protect a two-run lead in the 10th, but the image of Buckner is the one that became iconic.
Luis Sojo. His claim to fame: In Game 5 of the 2000 New York subway series, Yankees' utility player Luis Sojo delivered a two-out single in the top of the ninth, giving the Yankees the go-ahead runs and ultimately World Series rings. Luis Sojo manager of the Cardenales de Lara Venzuelan Winter Leagueform=foxsp, Detroit Tigers + 1984 World Series,
Mitch Williams His claim to fame: Mitch Williams had 192 saves in an 11-season career, including a career-high 43 as the Philadelphia Phillies' closer in 1993. But his best season ended in the worst way possible for a closer — he surrendered a World Series-ending home run. Joe Carter's three-run blast in Game 6 at Toronto clinched the Blue Jays' second consecutive championship. Mitch Williams sells Wild Thing Southpaw Salsa WalMart,
John Wetteland. His claim to fame: In 1996, the New York Yankees defeated the Atlanta Braves in six games to win another trophy. This time, instead of bats doing the job, it was the work of closer John Wetteland, who racked up four saves in Games 3 through 6 to earn MVP honors. John Wetteland bullpen coach seattle mariners, Pacific Coast League,
Bill Mazeroski, His claim to fame: Bill Mazeroski holds a special place among World Series heroes. In Game 7 of the 1960 World Series against the New York Yankees, the Pittsburgh second-baseman hit a home run to give the Pirates the championship. While Toronto's Joe Carter is the only other player to hit a decisive home run, Mazeroski's was in Game 7. Bill Mazeroski special instructor Pirates spring training,
Scott Brosius + nickname + supercalifragilistic Chris Berman, His claim to fame: Scott Brosius was on all three World Champion Yankees teams in 1998, 1999 and 2000, but his performance in Game 3 of the 1998 World Series against the San Diego Padres earned him star status. Brosius hit two home runs that game — including one off Padres closer Trevor Hoffman — to give the Yankees a 3-0 Series lead.
Gene Tenace, His claim to fame: The 1972 World Series was a showcase for Oakland A's catcher Gene Tenace. In Game 1, Tenace homered in his first two at-bats against the Cincinnati Reds, driving in all three Oakland runs. In Game 7, Tenace clinched the championship for Oakland by driving in two runs in a 3-2 victory. Gene Tenace hitting coach toronto blue jays,
Rick Dempsey, His claim to fame: Better known for his skills behind the plate, Orioles catcher Rick Dempsey proved he also could hit the ball during the 1983 Series between Baltimore and the Philadelphia Phillies. Dempsey, who earned MVP honors, homered and doubled in a decisive Game 5 to give the Orioles the championship. rick dempsey orioles broadcasting,
Kirk Gibson, Kirk Gibson manager arizona diamondbacks, His claim to fame: Down a run in the bottom of the ninth inning of Game 1 of the 1988 World Series, a visibly injured Kirk Gibson hobbled to the plate to pinch hit. His at-bat resulted in a two-run homer off Oakland A's pitcher Dennis Eckersley that is still shown on highlight reels every October. The Dodgers went on to win the Series 4-1. Gibson also played on this 1984 World Series team. Detroit Tigers + 1984 World Series,
Luis Gonzalez, His claim to fame: Foiling another Yankee World Series victory, Luis Gonzalez cracked the winning hit in Game 7 of the 2001 World Series off Mariano Rivera to give the Arizona Diamondbacks their first championship. arizona diamondbacks + nickname The D'Backs, luis gonzalez inducted into Hispanic Heritage Baseball Museum,
Reggie Jackson Mr. October, His claim to fame: The 1977 World Series earned New York Yankees Slugger Reggie Jackson his nickname. After hitting home runs in Games 4 and 5 against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Jackson took it a step farther in Game 6. Mr. October slugged three more home runs, all off the first pitch and off different pitchers, to lead the Yankees to another world championship. Reggie Jackson special advisor to New York Yankees,
Don Larsen. His claim to fame: Don Larsen accomplished something no one else has yet to do. In Game 5 of the 1956 World Series, the New York Yankees hurler threw the only perfect game in postseason history as the Yankees went on to defeat the Brooklyn Dodgers in seven games. Don Larsen age 82,

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