How many times has the World Series been decided in a Game 7?
The Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians will be playing in Game 7 of the 2016 World Series on Wednesday, November 2nd. It will be the 37th time a Fall Classic has gone to seven games. Game 7s are often unforgettable and produce some of the best moments in baseball history.
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Let’s take a look back at some of those memories.
2014 saw Kansas City Royals outfielder Alex Gordon nearly hit a game-tying inside the park home run in the ninth inning off Madison Bumgarner. Instead, he settled for a triple. Also, back in 2001, Luis Gonzalez and the Arizona Diamondbacks gave New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera one of his very few postseason blemishes.
Who will soon forget the 1960 World Series, which ended on a walk off home run by Bill Mazeroski? That’s the only time a Fall Classic has been decided by a walk off home run. In 1996, the Florida Marlins came back against the Indians to win 3-2 in extra innings. That is the last time a Game 7 has gone to extra innings in the Fall Classic.