STAT OF THE DAY
Phillies closer Brad Lidge
features a slider that is among the nastiest pitches in baseball. Not only was it the most swung-and-missed pitch in the game this season, but when hitters ended their at-bat by chasing Lidge's slider out of the strike zone, they did not record a single hit.
, Tampa Bay's rising star, also has a pitch that hitters have yet to hit when chasing it out of the zone. Here are the impressive numbers against Lidge's slider and Price's fastball when hitters chase either one out of the strike zone:
|vs. out-of-zone pitches
|Miss pct. of swings
|| .000 (0-for-66)
|| .000 (0-for-10)
THIS DATE IN POSTSEASON HISTORY: OCT. 22
: Eight members of the Chicago White Sox were indicted for "throwing" the 1919 World Series. Although considered heavy favorites to win the Series, the White Sox lost to the Cincinnati Reds in eight games.
The Oakland A's defeated the Cincinnati Reds 3-2 to win their first World Series since the franchise's move to California. Gene Tenace, named the MVP of the Series, drove in two of Oakland's runs. Future Hall of Famer Jim "Catfish" Hunter earned the W in relief.
The Cincinnati Reds finished off what some consider the greatest World Series ever by beating the Boston Red Sox 4-3 in Game 7. Future Hall of Famer Joe Morgan drove in the winning run in the ninth inning.
Gary Carter blasted a pair of home runs to lead New York to a 6-2 victory over the Red Sox at Fenway Park in Game 4 of the World Series.
In Game 2, the Yankees extended their World Series winning streak to 14 consecutive games, defeating the Mets 6-5 in a game in which Roger Clemens fired a piece of a bat in Mike Piazza's direction along the first-base line.