Dennis Eckersley. Pitcher Dennis Eckersley, a six-time All-Star, ended his 24-year MLB career with a record of 197-171 (48-41 as a reliever).
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1903. Before the birth of the World Series in 1903, other postseason championships took place as early as 1884.
Larry Andersen. Jeff Bagwell was drafted after playing three years for the University of Hartford.
1987. In 1987, the St. Louis Cardinals played the Minnesota Twins in the H.H.H. Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Lew Burdette. Lew Burdette was the surprising hero of the '57 series with three wins.
Two. Johnny Bench's autobiographies are titled "From Behind Home Plate" and "Catch You Later".