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Biggest Blowouts in World Series History (Game)

Bill Dickey And Tony Lazzeri Had Home Runs In The 1936 Game 2 Blowout

Bill Dickey And Tony Lazzeri Had Home Runs In The 1936 Game 2 Blowout

It seems more often than not, World Series games (if not the Series themselves) are close.

Out of all those meetings (631 of them through 2013), only 18 (2.85 percent) were blowouts of 10 runs or more. In the last 30 years, we have seen only seven such games.

There hasn’t been a beating of this kind of magnitude in a good six seasons. The Boston Red Sox were the last team to hand one out, whupping the Colorado Rockies 13-1 to open the 2007 Fall Classic sweep.

The biggest blowout ever was a 14-run annihilation of the New York Giants by the eventual champion New York Yankees in 1936.

It’s doubtful we’ll see anything of this sort in 2014 with the pitching-focused talent of both the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals.

Check out what happened in 1960 – it has to be one of the greatest World Series of all time. The Yankees beat the Pittsburgh Pirates by 13 in Game 2, by 10 in Game 3 and by 12 in Game 6. But the Pirates won the Series in Game 7, thanks to Bill Mazeroski‘s walk-off home run.

SEASON WINNER LOSER GAME RUN DIFF.
1. 1936 New York Yankees 18 New York Giants 4 Game 2 14
2. 1960 New York Yankees 16 Pittsburgh Pirates 3 Game 2 13
2. 2001 Arizona Diamondbacks 15 New York Yankees 2 Game 6 13
4. 1951 New York Yankees 13 New York Giants 1 Game 5 12
4. 1960 New York Yankees 12 Pittsburgh Pirates 0 Game 6 12
4. 1968 Detroit Tigers 13 St. Louis Cardinals 1 Game 6 12
4. 1982 St. Louis Cardinals 13 Milwaukee Brewers 1 Game 6 12
4. 2002 San Francisco Giants 16 Anaheim Angels 4 Game 5 12
4. 2007 Boston Red Sox 13 Colorado Rockies 1 Game 1 12
10. 1911 Philadelphia Athletics 13 New York Giants 2 Game 6 11
10. 1934 St. Louis Cardinals 11 Detroit Tigers 0 Game 7 11
10. 1959 Chicago White Sox 11 Los Angeles Dodgers 0 Game 1 11
10. 1985 Kansas City Royals 11 St. Louis Cardinals 0 Game 7 11
10. 1996 Atlanta Braves 12 New York Yankees 1 Game 1 11
15. 1960 New York Yankees 10 Pittsburgh Pirates 0 Game 3 10
15. 1978 New York Yankees 12 Los Angeles Dodgers 2 Game 5 10
15. 1982 Milwaukee Brewers 10 St. Louis Cardinals 0 Game 1 10

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Baseball Players with the Most Multi-Home Run Games in The World Series and Postseason

The Sultan Of World Series Swat, Babe Ruth, Hit Three Home Runs In A World Series Game Twice

The Sultan Of World Series Swat, Babe Ruth, Hit Three Home Runs In A World Series Game Twice

Only six players have had more than one multi-home run game in the World Series, led by Babe Ruth, who had four – twice as many as anyone else. The other five guys did it twice apiece.

In 1980, Kansas City Royals first baseman, Willie Aikens became the first player to have more than one multi-hr game in a single World Series – but the Royals lost to the Philadelphia Phillies four games to two.

Chase Utley became the second and only other player to do that in 2009, this time in a winning effort.

Another 12 players had at least two multi-home run games in the postseason, including Manny Ramirez and Carlos Beltran with three, second most behind the Babe. Beltran did it with three different teams, in fact.

If you want to see every single player with a multi-home run game in the World Series and postseason, check out my amazing source today, baseball-reference.com.

MULTI-HOME RUN GAMES IN THE WORLD SERIES

PLAYER SEASON SERIES GAME HR FOR AGAINST
1. Babe Ruth 4 1923 World Series Game 2 2 New York Yankees New York Giants
1926 World Series Game 4 3 New York Yankees St. Louis Cardinals
1928 World Series Game 4 3 New York Yankees St. Louis Cardinals
1932 World Series Game 3 2 New York Yankees Chicago Cubs
2. Chase Utley 2 2009 World Series Game 1 2 Philadelphia Phillies New York Yankees
2009 World Series Game 5
2 Philadelphia Phillies New York Yankees
2. Duke Snider 2 1952 World Series Game 6 2 Brooklyn Dodgers New York Yankees
1955 World Series Game 5 2 Brooklyn Dodgers New York Yankees
2. Mickey Mantle 2 1958 World Series Game 2 2 New York Yankees Milwaukee Braves
1960 World Series Game 2 2 New York Yankees Pittsburgh Pirates
2. Lou Gehrig 2 1928 World Series Game 3 2 New York Yankees St. Louis Cardinals
1932 World Series Game 3 2 New York Yankees Chicago Cubs
2. Willie Aikens 2 1980 World Series Game 1 2 Kansas City Royals Philadelphia Phillies
1980 World Series Game 4 2 Kansas City Royals Philadelphia Phillies

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MULTI-HOME RUN GAMES IN THE POSTSEASON

PLAYER SEASON SERIES GAME HR FOR AGAINST
1. Babe Ruth 4 1923 World Series Game 2 2 New York Yankees New York Giants
1926 World Series Game 4 3 New York Yankees St. Louis Cardinals
1928 World Series Game 4 3 New York Yankees St. Louis Cardinals
1932 World Series Game 3 2 New York Yankees Chicago Cubs
2. Manny Ramirez 3 1995 ALCS Game 2 2 Cleveland Indians Seattle Mariners
1998 ALDS Game 3 2 Cleveland Indians Boston Red Sox
2005 ALDS Game 3 2 Boston Red Sox Chicago White Sox
2. Carlos Beltran 3 2004 NLDS Game 5 2 Houston Astros Atlanta Braves
2006 NLCS Game 4 2 New York Mets St. Louis Cardinals
2012 NLDS Game 2 2 St. Louis Cardinals Washington Nationals
4. Bernie Williams 2 1995 ALDS Game 3 2 New York Yankees Seattle Mariners
1996 ALDS Game 4 2 New York Yankees Texas Rangers
4. Jayson Werth 2 2009 NLCS Game 5 2 Philadelphia Phillies Los Angeles Dodgers
2009 World Series Game 3 2 Philadelphia Phillies New York Yankees
4. Chase Utley 2 2009 World Series Game 1 2 Philadelphia Phillies New York Yankees
2009 World Series Game 5 2 Philadelphia Phillies New York Yankees
4. Jim Thome 2 1998 ALCS Game 3 2 Cleveland Indians New York Yankees
1999 ALDS Game 5 2 Cleveland Indians Boston Red Sox
4. Duke Snider 2 1952 World Series Game 6 2 Brooklyn Dodgers New York Yankees
1955 World Series Game 5 2 Brooklyn Dodgers New York Yankees
4. Mickey Mantle 2 1958 World Series Game 2 2 New York Yankees Milwaukee Braves
1960 World Series Game 2 2 New York Yankees Pittsburgh Pirates
4. Jeff Kent 2 1997 NLDS Game 3 2 San Francisco Giants Florida Marlins
2002 World Series Game 5 2 San Francisco Giants Anaheim Angels
4. Eric Karros 2 1995 NLDS Game 2 2 Los Angeles Dodgers Cincinnati Reds
2003 NLDS Game 4 2 Chicago Cubs Atlanta Braves
4. Chipper Jones 2 1995 NLDS Game 1 2 Atlanta Braves Colorado Rockies
2003 NLDS Game 4 2 Atlanta Braves Chicago Cubs
4. Reggie Jackson 2 1971 ALCS Game 3 2 Oakland A’s Baltimore Orioles
1977 World Series Game 6 3 New York Yankees Los Angeles Dodgers
4. Troy Glaus 2 2002 ALDS Game 1 2 Anaheim Angels New York Yankees
2002 World Series Game 1 2 Anaheim Angels San Francisco Giants
4. Lou Gehrig 2 1928 World Series Game 3 2 New York Yankees St. Louis Cardinals
1932 World Series Game 3 2 New York Yankees Chicago Cubs
4. Steve Garvey 2 1974 NLCS Game 4 2 Los Angeles Dodgers Pittsburgh Pirates
1978 NLCS Game 1 2 Los Angeles Dodgers Philadelphia Phillies
4. George Brett 2 1978 ALCS Game 3 3 Kansas City Royals New York Yankees
1985 ALCS Game 3 2 Kansas City Royals Toronto Blue Jays
4. Willie Aikens 2 1980 World Series Game 1 2 Kansas City Royals Philadelphia Phillies
1980 World Series Game 4 2 Kansas City Royals Philadelphia Phillies

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Baseball Teams with Undefeated (Perfect) Postseasons

The 1976 Cincinnati Reds: Only Team With An Undefeated Postseason In The Playoffs Era

The 1976 Cincinnati Reds: Only Team With An Undefeated Postseason In The Playoffs Era

The Kansas City Royals are 7-0 this postseason and a win away from the World Series. If they win out, the Royals will join how many teams with undefeated postseasons?

There are two answers: a very, very short one and a slightly longer, technical one.

Since the first playoff rounds were introduced in 1969 (NLCS and ALCS), only one team ever has gone perfectly through the postseason: the 1976 Cincinnati Reds swept the Philadelphia Phillies in the NLCS and then swept the New York Yankees in the World Series.

Before that, any sweep in the World Series would have to be considered an undefeated postseason. That happened 12 times before 1969. So the longer answer? Thirteen teams in total have had perfect records in the postseason.

Want to see all the World Series sweeps? Click here.

SEASON WINNER
REC. SERIES
LOSER
1. 1907 Chicago Cubs 4-0 World Series Detroit Tigers
2. 1914 Boston Braves 4-0 World Series Philadelphia Athletics
3. 1922 New York Giants 4-0 World Series New York Yankees
4. 1927 New York Yankees 4-0 World Series Pittsburgh Pirates
5. 1928 New York Yankees 4-0 World Series St. Louis Cardinals
6. 1932 New York Yankees 4-0 World Series Chicago Cubs
7. 1938 New York Yankees 4-0 World Series Chicago Cubs
8. 1939 New York Yankees 4-0 World Series Cincinnati Reds
9. 1950 New York Yankees 4-0 World Series Philadelphia Phillies
10. 1954 New York Giants 4-0 World Series Cleveland Indians
11. 1963 Los Angeles Dodgers 4-0 World Series New York Yankees
12. 1966 Baltimore Orioles 4-0 World Series Los Angeles Dodgers
13. 1976 Cincinnati Reds 7-0
4-0 World Series New York Yankees
3-0 NLCS Philadelphia Phillies

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