Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Orioles Sweep Dodgers
On Oct. 9, 1966, the Baltimore Orioles win the World Series as they sweep the Los Angeles Dodgers four games to none.
The Orioles pitchers threw 33 consecutive scoreless innings, which became a World Series record. The record spanned from the fourth inning in Game 1 through the completion Game 4.
The Baltimore Orioles pitching staff only allowed just two earned runs and finished with a team ERA of 0.50. The two runs scored by the Dodgers in the series were scored in innings two and three of Game 1.
The Orioles became the first non-Yankee American League team to win the World Series since the 1948 Cleveland Indians. The Orioles also became the last of the original eight American League teams to win a World Series at all.
The Orioles had played in the Fall Classic as the St. Louis Browns in the 1944 World Series, in which they were also the last of the original eight AL teams to participate in a World Series.
Frank Robinson became the first non-pitcher from a winning World Series team to win the World Series MVP trophy.
Bobby Richardson had won the World Series MVP for the Series-losing New York Yankees in the 1960 World Series.
Since their first World Series title in 1966 the Baltimore Orioles have won two more World Series titles, in 1970 and 1983 while going to the World Series five more times including three straight appearances from 1969-1971.