MLB: Pitchers with Three Wins in a Single World Series
After winning Games 1 and 5, Bumgarner wrapped up Game 7 last night with a five-inning relief effort – but only got the save. “Middle reliever” Jeremy Affeldt, who pitched just 2.1 innings, but happened to be in the game when the San Francisco Giants took the final 3-2 lead, got the win.
Think about the challenge of winning three games in one World Series. First of all, that’s the most. No pitcher has ever won four games in one go-round (in either a best-of-seven or best-of-nine Series).
No relief pitcher has ever done it, although some of these starters below notched a win in relief, like the last to do it, Randy Johnson (2001). Johnson is the only pitcher to win three games in a single World Series in almost 50 (!) years – since Bob Gibson in 1967.
A handful of the Series noted (and asterisked) below deserve some further explanation, and enhance the accomplishment we’re talking about, too.
The 1903* and 1920* World Series were best-of-nines and finished 5-3 and 5-2, respectively. The 1912*** World Series went eight games; Game 2 was a tie called for darkness. So for these three Series (and the four pitchers that won three games in them), there was more opportunity to earn an extra win.Follow @VinGetz
|1.||Bill Dinneen||1903*||2, 6, 8||Boston Americans||Pittsburgh Pirates|
|2.||Deacon Phillippe||1903*||1, 3, 4||Pittsburgh Pirates**||Boston Americans|
|3.||Christy Mathewson||1905||1, 3, 5||New York Giants||Philadelphia Athletics|
|4.||Babe Adams||1909||1, 5, 7||Pittsburgh Pirates||Detroit Tigers|
|5.||Jack Coombs||1910||2, 3, 5||Philadelphia Athletics||Chicago Cubs|
|6.||Smoky Joe Wood||1912***||1, 4, 8||Boston Red Sox||New York Giants|
|7.||Red Faber||1917||2, 5, 6||Chicago White Sox||New York Giants|
|8.||Stan Coveleski||1920*||1, 4, 7||Cleveland Indians||Brooklyn Robins|
|9.||Harry Brecheen||1946||2, 6, 7||St. Louis Cardinals||Boston Red Sox|
|10.||Lew Burdette||1957||2, 5, 7||Milwaukee Braves||New York Yankees|
|11.||Mickey Lolich||1968||2, 5, 7||Detroit Tigers||St. Louis Cardinals|
|12.||Bob Gibson||1967||1, 4, 7||St. Louis Cardinals||Boston Red Sox|
|13.||Randy Johnson||2001||2, 6, 7||Arizona Diamondbacks
||New York Yankees|
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