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Orioles vs Dodgers 1966 World Series 1966 World Series - Pitching Shutouts

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The Baltimore Orioles' all-star pitching staff dominated the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1966 World Series vaulting the Orioles to a four game sweep. In the first game, ace reliever, "Moe" Drabowsky bailed out Orioles' starter Dave McNally.

With the bases-loaded in 3rd inning, one out with Baltimore leading 4-1, Drabowsky was summoned from the bull pen, fanned Wes Parker of the Dodgers, then walked in a run, got catcher John Roseboro on a foul out to end the inning. In the 4th and 5th innings, Drabowsky struck out the side - a record six straight batters and allowed only one hit in 6 2/3 innings. He set a record by striking out 11 batters in relief for WS play.

The Orioles went on to win the next three games, all by complete game shutouts and sweep the World Series from the Dodgers.

As a fact: the Orioles pitched the last 33 2/3 innings without allowing a single run. Hall of Famer, Jim Palmer spun a 4-hit shutout in game 2, Wally Bunker threw a 6-hit shutout in the next game and Dave McNally came back to pitch a 6-hitter in the final game, another shutout winning 1-0. Don Drysdale lost games 1 & 4 while Sandy Koufax was the loser in game 2 by the score of 6-0. This was the last series appearance for Koufax who retired after the season due to arm uncorrectable injuries. archives

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