Posted Tuesday, October 29th 2013 @ 1pm
This World Series isn't the only one to have some crazy endings. Games 3 and 4 of this year’s World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals were the first ones ever to end on an obstruction call (Game 3) and a pick-off (Game 4). In the entire 629-game history of the World Series, just 13 other games ended on a play that wasn’t a conventional out, ground-ball double play or a hit.
Here are three of the weirdest endings:
- 1926, Game 7 – Babe Ruth caught stealing with two outs in the bottom of the ninth. With the Yankees' Bob Meusel at the plate and Lou Gehrig on deck, Ruth tried to steal second to get into scoring position, but was thrown out easily by Cardinals catcher Bob O’Farrell.
- 1972, Game 5 – Pinch-running Oakland A's pitcher Blue Moon Odom is out at home on foul-pop double play by Reds second baseman Joe Morgan. Morgan slipped when turning to throw to home, but his throw beat Odom home anyway.
- 1986, Game 6 – A walkoff error on Red Sox first baseman Bill Buckner. A little roller got behind the bag and the Mets' Mookie Wilson came home to win it.