|The 83rd World Series matched the Boston Red Sox against the New York Mets. The Mets chose Ron Darling to oppose dependable left-hander Bruce Hurst in the series' opener. Hurst surrendered just four hits and shutout the Mets 1-0. |
In Game 2, the Red Sox pounded Dwight Gooden and four relief pitchers and won 9-3. Wade Boggs lined two doubles and Jim Rice, three singles, for the winning Red Sox. The series shifted to Fenway Park, and the odds were favorable for the Red Sox, who were up two games already.
Game 3, Mets' Lenny Dystra leadoff the game with a home run off Dennis 'Oil Can' Boyd into the right-field seats. The Mets coasted to a 7-1 win behind Bob Ojeda, who allowed only one run in seven strong innings. Game 4, Mets' catcher Gary Carter hit two home runs and Ron Darling hurled seven shutout innings as the Mets tied the series at 2 games apiece.
Game 5, the Red Sox with Bruce Hurst pitching a complete game won 4-2.
Game 6. A total of nine errors by both teams were committed in the series but Red Sox' Bill Buckner's 10th inning error, on a ball that rolled through his legs at first base, allowed the winning run to score. Buckner's error made him the "World Series Goat" in the eyes of all Red Sox' fans. Because of his error, the series went to seven games.
Game 7, home runs by Dwight Evans and Rich Gedman in the second inning gave the Red Sox a early 3-0 lead that held up into the 6th inning. But Boston's Bruce Hurst yielded four hits and a walk and the game was tied at 3-3. A succession of five Red Sox' relievers gave up five runs giving the Mets a 8-5 win and the World Championship. Baseballhistorian.com