Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Every Last WS Out Since 1989 (And a Few Last Hits, Too)

So what do current MLB players Shane Victorino, Miguel Cabrera, David Murphy and Matt Carpenter all have in common?

They've all had the dubious distinction of making the final out in a World Series.

So here's a cool video I saw on NESN's website today, and a few of the clips should warm your heart, on what is a brutally cold day here in the Northeast.

It is of the last out made in every World Series since 1989. There was no last out made in the World Series played in 1993, 1997, and 2001, as they all ended with hits in the final game to end the Series. (And they are included here, too.)

And of course, there was no World Series played in 1994 at all. (The Series played in 1995 and 2005 are not included, as the author could not include them due to some complications in getting the video.)

Edgar Renteria has the unique distinction of being featured twice in this video, on both ends of the spectrum. He got the World Series-winning hit to end the 1997 World Series, but made the final out of the 2004 World Series (which we all have memorized).


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