Stories tagged: world series
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 3, 2017, 7:52 p.m.
Houston celebrates World Series championship
World Series MVP George Springer planted the Houston Astros’ championship trophy at the front of a fire truck to a cheering crowd as the team began their victory parade Friday, …
Fri., Nov. 3, 2017
After a baseball season to remember, the NFL is looking even more dreary
The NFL just got another big problem: baseball. It takes a long time for trend lines to cross. We may be talking about a 10- or 15-year process here. But …
Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 4:55 p.m.
Carlos Beltran wept on field after Astros won World Series
When Carlos Beltran was 22 years old, he won the Rookie of the Year award after a sensational season with the Kansas City Royals in 1999.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 10:07 p.m.
Astros romp past Dodgers for first World Series title
George Springer and the Houston Astros rocketed to the top of the baseball galaxy Wednesday night, winning the first World Series championship in franchise history by romping past the Los …
Tue., Oct. 31, 2017, 9:40 p.m.
McCullers steps into spotlight as Astros’ Game 7 starter against Dodgers’ Darvish
Lance McCullers Jr. headed into Game 6 of the World Series not knowing whether he would be attempting to close out a championship on Tuesday night or starting Game 7 …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 31, 2017, 10:11 p.m.
Dodgers rally against Verlander to send World Series to Game 7 decider
Chris Taylor, Corey Seager and the Los Angeles Dodgers sent this twist-and-turn World Series to Game 7, rallying against Justin Verlander to beat the Houston Astros 3-1 Tuesday night.
Mon., Oct. 30, 2017, 8:35 p.m.
Epic game or lousy pitching? Either way this World Series is a hit
An epic game. No, make that an instant classic.
Mon., Oct. 30, 2017, 6:20 p.m.
Norman Chad: Managerial expectations set too high
In 10 seasons as New York Yankees manager, Joe Girardi produced 10 winning records, six playoff appearances and a World Series title.
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 29, 2017, 11:12 p.m.
Bregman’s game-winning single in 10th caps Astros’ wild 13-12 win over Dodgers for 3-2 Series lead
Jose Altuve, Carlos Correa and the Houston Astros kept hammering away in a wild slugfest that no one saw coming, rallying against Clayton Kershaw and rocking the Los Angeles Dodgers …
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 28, 2017, 9:54 p.m.
Dodgers tie World Series with big ninth inning against Astros
Cody Bellinger lined a go-ahead double in the ninth inning, four Dodgers pitchers combined on a two-hitter and Los Angeles rallied past the Houston Astros 6-2 Saturday night to tie …
Sat., Oct. 28, 2017, 3:49 p.m.
Houston’s Yuli Gurriel banned five games in 2018 for racist gesture at Yu Darvish
Yuli Gurriel will have to sit out for making a racist gesture toward Yu Darvish – but not during the World Series.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 27, 2017, 10:20 p.m.
Big second inning helps Astros top Dodgers for 2-1 lead in World Series
The Houston Astros broke out their bats in a four-run second inning, beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-3 Friday night for a 2-1 World Series lead.
Fri., Oct. 27, 2017, 5:11 p.m.
Once mocked, bright Astros jerseys have developed into fan favorite
Once mocked, now fashionable, those rainbow jerseys of the Houston Astros are back in full bloom at the World Series.
Thu., Oct. 26, 2017, 8:48 p.m.
Astros’ World Series run lifts Houston amid Hurricane Harvey recovery
Paul Daulong hopes the Houston Astros jersey his daughter gave him after Hurricane Harvey’s flooding devastated the family’s home will be a good luck charm as his beloved baseball team …
Thu., Oct. 26, 2017, 5:58 p.m.
Astros manager A.J. Hinch denies report of altercation at hotel
Astros manager A.J. Hinch firmly said there was “no altercation” at a hotel in California this week at the World Series following a TMZ Sports report that he argued with …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 25, 2017, 10:44 p.m.
George Springer’s two-run homer in 11th inning gives Astros Game 2 win
George Springer hit a two-run drive in the 11th inning and the Houston Astros won a thrilling home run derby at Dodger Stadium, beating Los Angeles 7-6 Wednesday night to …
Wed., Oct. 25, 2017, 5:52 p.m.
Vin Scully delivers, and then calls in a left-handed reliever
The cheers began even before Vin Scully stepped onto the field. One year removed from the broadcast booth, his job was to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before Game …
Tue., Oct. 24, 2017, 9:01 p.m.
Commentary: Hottest World Series game draws some cool customers
The hottest World Series game on record drew some pretty cool customers to Dodger Stadium.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 24, 2017, 9:21 p.m.
Kershaw sizzles, gets Dodgers off to hot start with 3-1 win in World Series opener
No sweat, Clayton Kershaw. Changing jerseys to beat the 103-degree heat, the Dodgers ace with a checkered playoff history delivered a signature performance, pitching Los Angeles past the Houston Astros …
Mon., Oct. 23, 2017, 8:15 p.m.
Fresh faces lead Houston Astros, Los Angeles Dodgers to World Series
A new generation of ballplayers is featured in the World Series starting Tuesday night. Houston’s dynamic infield duo of Carlos Correa and the diminutive Jose Altuve sparks the top offense …
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 22, 2017, 10:05 p.m.
Hot World Series on deck: Altuve, Astros vs. Kershaw, Dodgers
Big-time aces Clayton Kershaw and Justin Verlander. Playoff boppers Jose Altuve and Justin Turner.
Sat., Oct. 21, 2017, 5:46 p.m.
Dodgers face short list of decisions for World Series, topped by Corey Seager
The absence of Corey Seager felt so unpronounced in the National League Championship Series, yet his name still resounded through the Los Angeles Dodgers’ celebration late Thursday night.
Thu., Oct. 12, 2017
100 years ago in Spokane: Crowds gather outside news offices to hear World Series play-by-play
Baseball fans in Spokane had no radio, TV or ESPN Gamecast for following the 1917 World Series. However, they did have the sidewalk outside the Spokane Daily Chronicle building.
Mon., July 31, 2017, 6:43 p.m.
Cubs issue World Series ring to Steve Bartman
Steve Bartman is getting a World Series championship ring from the Chicago Cubs.
Mon., April 10, 2017, 8:30 p.m.
Banner moment: Cubs finally raise championship flag
Finally, a banner moment at Wrigley Field. The Chicago Cubs have raised their 2016 World Series championship flag, delighting a raucous crowd that waited through a rain delay for a …
Mon., Jan. 16, 2017, 10 p.m.
President Obama celebrates World Series champion Chicago Cubs
President Barack Obama welcomed the Chicago Cubs to the White House on Monday to celebrate their World Series win and speak to the power of sports to unite a divided …
Wed., Nov. 9, 2016, 2:49 p.m.
Steve Christilaw: Never take championships for granted
Winning titles spoils you. You begin to think the winning will never end.
Sat., Nov. 5, 2016, 12:53 p.m.
Paul Sullivan: Cubs stimulate renaissance for supposed ‘dying’ sport
Baseball is a dying sport, or so we’re told. It’s too slow. The games are too long. There’s not enough action to appease the all-important millennials.
Fri., Nov. 4, 2016, 9:07 p.m.
Cubs’ final triumph most-watched World Series game in 25 years
The Cubs winning their first World Series in more than a century turned back the clock for baseball on television, giving the sport its biggest audience in 25 years with …
Thu., Nov. 3, 2016, 7:59 p.m.
Millions in Chicago glued to TV watching Cubs’ World Series win
The Cubs’ first World Series championship in 108 years had Chicago-area viewers glued to their televisions for five hours on Wednesday.