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Bret Saberhagen's Series to remember

Baby, World Series victory capped magical year for 21-year-old pitcher

Updated: May 25, 2011, 4:25 PM ET
By Mike Fish | ESPN.com

Twenty-five years ago this October, Bret Saberhagen stood anxiously on the downslope of the mound at Royals Stadium as right fielder Darryl Motley snatched the final fly ball out. The loosey-goosey Cali transplant known as "Sabes" around the clubhouse stood atop the world, master of his universe.

The Kid had it all. At 21, fresh-faced, with pale-blue eyes, he would convert his season-long mastery into the Cy Young Award. This raucous night, he had shut out the St. Louis Cardinals ...

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