There is no greater stage for baseball than the World Series, yet much of the history of the Fall Classic is obscured by the likes of Mazeroski, Gibson, Reggie, and the Yankees. Who better than Seamheads.com's Michael Lynch to uncover and present some of the most fascinating, forgotten feats and failures in the history of the World Series?
Who were the least likely World Series heroes? The biggest MVP flops? How about an all-time 0-fer lineup, some of whose members are sure to surprise you. Also read about
Michael Lynch is an award-winning baseball historian and author of three other baseball books. Baseball's Untold History: The World Series is the second book of a 4-book "Untold History" series being published by Summer Game Books.
PART I: 1903 - 1929
Have We Met? The Unlikeliest World Series Heroes
Ed Doheny: The Paranoid Pirate
The Ultimate Fall Classic: Game One
Bill Abstein: Floundering at First Base
Hello, Goodbye: Reb Russell's "Perfect" Game
The Ultimate Fall Classic: Game Two
1920: A True Fall Classic
Scalped by More Than the Indians
Jesse Haines Out-Babes "The Babe"
The Ultimate Fall Classic: Game Three
PART II: 1930 - 1960
MVP-lease! The Biggest World Series Flops
Welcome to the Bigs, Meat
Brother Can You Spare a Win?
The Ultimate Fall Classic: Game Four
A Returning Vet's Unusual At Bat
Hitless Wonders: An All-Time O-fer Lineup
Mickey Grasso: POW at the Plate
Here's Your Hat...
What's Your Hurry?
The Ultimate Fall Classic: Game Five
Mind-Numbing Numbers: The Oddest World Series Stat Lines
He Ain't Heavy...He's a Boyer
The Mickey Lolich Miracle
Protest Flags, Vietnam, and the 1969 Mets
The Ultimate Fall Classic: Game Six
Jim Palmer Walks Like a Man
Bruce Kison Comes to Earth
Lonnie Smith: Braves' Hero
The Ultimate Fall Classic: Game Seven