Re-Live some of the most exciting World Series Match-Ups with this Time
Included in this set are the following famous match-ups:
1924 Washington vs. New York
In the 1924 World Series, Washington beat New York in seven games. New York
became the first team to play in four consecutive World Series, winning in
1921–1922 and losing in 1923–1924. Their long-time manager, John McGraw, made
his ninth and final World Series appearance in 1924. This was the second
extra-inning World Series-deciding game (1912) and the last until 1991.
Walter Johnson, after pitching his first 20-victory season (23) since 1919, was
making his first World Series appearance, at the age of 36, while nearing the
end of his career with Washington. He lost his two starts, but Washington
battled back to force a Game 7, giving Johnson a chance to redeem himself when
he came on in relief in that game. Johnson held on to get the win and give
Washington its first and only championship. The seventh game is widely
considered to be one of the most dramatic games in Series history.
1946 St. Louis vs. Boston
In the eighth inning of Game 7, with the score 3–3, St. Louis' Enos Slaughter
opened the inning with a single but two batters failed to advance him. With two
outs, Harry Walker walloped a hit over Johnny Pesky's head into left-center
field. As Leon Culberson chased it down, Slaughter started his "mad dash". Pesky
caught Culberson's throw, turned and—perhaps surprised to see Slaughter headed
for the plate—supposedly hesitated just a split second before throwing home. Roy
Partee had to take a few steps up the third base line to catch Pesky's toss, but
Slaughter was safe without a play at the plate and Walker was credited with an
RBI double. St. Louis won the game and the Series in seven games, giving them
their sixth championship.
Boston superstar Ted Williams played the Series injured and was largely
ineffective but refused to use his injury as an excuse.
As the first World Series to be played after wartime travel restrictions had
been lifted, it returned from the 3-4 format to the 2–3–2 format for home teams,
which has been used ever since. It also saw the return of many prominent players
from military service.
2016 Cleveland vs. Chicago
Chicago defeated Cleveland 4 games to 3 to win their first World Series in
108 years. Game 7, an 8–7 victory in extra innings, which marked the fifth time
that a Game 7 had gone past nine innings, was the first to have a rain delay
which occurred as the tenth inning was about to start. Chicago was the sixth
team to come back from a three-games-to-one deficit to win a best-of-seven World
Chicago, playing in their eleventh World Series and their first since 1945, won
their third championship and first since 1908. It was Cleveland's sixth
appearance in the World Series and their first since 1997, with their last
Series win having come in 1948. The two teams entered their match-up as the two
franchises with the longest World Series title droughts, a combined 176 years
without a championship. .
Below you'll find several samples from the game.
A Sample Ball Park Card:
A Sample Talent Card:
A Sample Error Card:
A Sample Pitcher Flash*Card:
A Sample Hitter's Flash*Card:
1979 Time Travel Brochure:
This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 22 February, 2017.