Two others have done it - three playoffs in four years, a World
Series win, same manager - in the decade since the playoffs were expanded to include wild cards: the 1990s-2000s Yankees and Braves, no less.
That October, the Yankees posted the numbers of a World
Among the 22 pitchers who have won 300 or more career games, only four have been credited with a World
Series victory after they won their 300th regular season contest.
The 1990 Oakland A's had tempered the Kirk Gibson-induced horror of 1988 with a World
Series title in 1989 and returned a team that was clearly the class of baseball with Jose Canseco, Mark McGwire, Rickey Henderson, Dave Stewart and Dennis Eckersley.
The Yankee dynasty of the 1930s and 1940s under McCarthy--four straight world championships from 1936-39, plus two more in 1941 and 1943 sandwiched around a World
Series loss in 1942--was fueled by the arrival of Joe DiMaggio joining an established team of superstars that featured Lou Gehrig, Bill Dickey, Lefty Gomez and Red Ruffing.
I want to be a fan,'' said third baseman Troy Glaus, owner of a World
Series MVP award, ``and just watch him hit all year.
Look, we're trying to bring a World
Series situation to Seattle, regardless of how many wins we have the rest of the year.
The Angels are happy that Black, who surrendered Reggie Jackson's 500th career homer and also pitched in a World
Series for the Royals, decided to accept their offer to coach.
There were a lot of 13-year-old Cincinnati Reds fans allowed to stay up past midnight, listening to broadcaster Marty Brennaman call the game they hoped would bring them a World