MLB World Series

Season 31 Episode 6

Game 6 - Los Angeles at N.Y. Yankees (1977)

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Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Oct 18, 1977 on FOX
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Game 6 - Los Angeles at N.Y. Yankees (1977)
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Game 6 of the 1977 World Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium in New York, New York.
Final Score: Los Angeles 4 N.Y. Yankees 8
N.Y. Yankees win the 1977 World Series 4-2

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    • TRIVIA (7)

      • Final Score
        Los Angeles 4 N.Y. Yankees 8
        N.Y. Yankees win the 1977 World Series 4-2

      • The victory improved the New York Yankees' franchise record in World Series to 21-10.
        The loss dropped the Los Angeles Dodgers' franchise record in World Series to 4-11.

      • Total attendance for the six games was 337,708. The winning player's share was $27,758.03 and the losing player's share was $20,899.03.

      • New York Yankee right-fielder Reggie Jackson was named the 1977 World Series MVP. It was Jackson's second World Series MVP award, having also won in 1973 with the Oakland Athletics.

      • New York right fielder Reggie Jackson became only the second man in World Series history to hit three home runs in one game, when he went deep on the first pitch he saw in the fourth, fifth and eighth innings. The only other man to accomplish the feat was Babe Ruth, who did it twice in a Yankee uniform; in Game 4 of the 1926 Series and again in Game 4 of the 1928 Series, both times against the St. Louis Cardinals.

      • With 25 total bases, New York right-fielder Reggie Jackson Jackson also set a World Series record for the most total bases in a Series of any length.

      • The 1977 World Series was the first in history where neither teams' pitching staff recorded a save.

    • QUOTES (3)

      • New York Left Fielder Lou Piniella: It has reached the point with our team that we just wanted to get it over with. Instead of thinking of winning we're thinking of getting it over. It's been a tough season.

      • New York Right Fielder Reggie Jackson: The word superstar is overused a lot. Guys like Ruth, DiMaggio, Mays, Clemente. Now I can say I had one day like those guys.

      • Color Commentator Howard Cosell: (after New York's Reggie Jackson hit his third home-run) Oh, what a blow! What a way to top it off. Forget about who the Most Valuable Player is in the World Series! How this man has responded to pressure! Oh, what a beam on his face. How can you blame him? He's answered the whole world! After all the furor, after all the hassling, it comes down to this!

    • NOTES (3)

      • Bill White - Pregame Host & Trophy Presentation

      • Starting Lineups
        Los Angeles Dodgers
        Davey Lopes 2B
        Bill Russell SS
        Reggie Smith RF
        Ron Cey 3B
        Steve Garvey 1B
        Dusty Baker LF
        Rick Monday CF
        Steve Yeager C
        Burt Hooton P
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        New York Yankees
        Mickey Rivers CF
        Willie Randolph 2B
        Thurmon Munson C
        Reggie Jackson RF
        Chris Chambliss 1B
        Graig Nettles 3B
        Lou Piniella LF
        Bucky Dent SS
        Mike Torrez P

      • Reserves
        Los Angeles Dodgers
        Glenn Burke
        Vic Davalillo
        Mike Garman
        Ed Goodson
        Jerry Grote
        Charlie Hough
        Tommy John
        Lee Lacy
        Rafael Landestoy
        Manny Mota
        Johnny Oates
        Doug Rau
        Lance Rautzhan
        Rick Rhoden
        Elias Sosa
        Don Sutton
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        New York Yankees
        Paul Blair
        Ken Clay
        Ed Figueroa
        Ron Guidry
        Don Gullett
        Fran Healy
        Ken Holtzman
        Catfish Hunter
        Cliff Johnson
        Mickey Klutts
        Sparky Lyle
        Fred Stanley
        Dick Tidrow
        Roy White
        George Zeber

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