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7+ TB In World Series Game 1

Posted by Steve Lombardi on October 19, 2011

How many batters had 7+ total bases in Game 1 of a World Series?

Here is the list -

Rk Player Date Series Gm# Tm Opp Rslt PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB IBB SO HBP SH SF ROE GDP SB CS WPA RE24 aLI BOP Pos. Summary
1 Larry Walker 2004-10-23 WS 1 STL BOS L 9-11 5 5 1 4 2 0 1 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0.600 4.225 1.682 2 RF
2 Andruw Jones 1996-10-20 WS 1 ATL NYY W 12-1 4 4 3 3 0 0 2 9 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.257 4.556 .372 7 LF
3 Ted Kluszewski 1959-10-01 WS 1 CHW LAD W 11-0 4 4 2 3 0 0 2 9 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.181 4.266 .608 4 1B
4 Chase Utley 2009-10-28 WS 1 PHI NYY W 6-1 5 4 2 2 0 0 2 8 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.215 1.089 .526 3 2B
5 Troy Glaus 2002-10-19 WS 1 ANA SFG L 3-4 4 4 2 2 0 0 2 8 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.086 1.370 1.547 5 3B
6 Greg Vaughn 1998-10-17 WS 1 SDP NYY L 6-9 4 4 3 2 0 0 2 8 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.149 1.215 1.082 3 LF
7 Willie Aikens 1980-10-14 WS 1 KCR PHI L 6-7 4 4 2 2 0 0 2 8 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.232 2.648 .852 4 1B
8 Davey Lopes 1978-10-10 WS 1 LAD NYY W 11-5 5 5 2 2 0 0 2 8 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.210 3.226 .594 1 2B
9 Gene Tenace 1972-10-14 WS 1 OAK CIN W 3-2 3 3 2 2 0 0 2 8 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.385 2.808 .700 7 C
10 Joe Collins 1955-09-28 WS 1 NYY BRO W 6-5 4 3 3 2 0 0 2 8 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.304 2.773 .833 5 1B
11 Tommy Leach 1903-10-01 WS 1 PIT BOS W 7-3 5 5 1 4 0 2 0 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.045 1.045 .200 3 3B
12 Freddy Sanchez 2010-10-27 WS 1 SFG TEX W 11-7 5 5 2 4 3 0 0 7 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.356 3.675 .986 2 2B
13 Vic Wertz 1954-09-29 WS 1 CLE NYG L 2-5 5 5 0 4 1 1 0 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.458 3.185 1.934 5 1B
14 Joe Medwick 1934-10-03 WS 1 STL DET W 8-3 5 5 2 4 0 0 1 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.174 2.179 .518 4 LF
15 Mel Ott 1933-10-03 WS 1 NYG WSH W 4-2 4 4 1 4 0 0 1 7 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.260 3.208 .364 4 RF
16 Dutch Ruether 1919-10-01 WS 1 CIN CHW W 9-1 4 3 1 3 0 2 0 7 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.214 3.767 .730 9 P
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Generated 10/19/2011.

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With all the big hitters in tonight's game, I wonder if anyone will join this list?

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37 Responses to “7+ TB In World Series Game 1”

  1. Gotta love pitcher Dutch Ruether going 3 for 3 with 2 triples! (Even if he had a little help from the opposition.)

  2. Richard Chester Says:

    As a long-time Yankee fan I was glad to see that Joe Collins finally made a list. He toiled 8 full seasons for the Yankees in relative obscurity behind stars such as DiMaggio, Mantle, Berra, etc. He was not great but he filled in very well with the rest of the team and was a good defensive player. I remember two of his walk-off HRs. On 6/17/52 he hit one off Bob Lemon, I was at that game. On 8/2/55 he hit two HRs off Early Wynn in a 2-1 Yankee victory with the second one coming in the bottom of the tenth inning. All told he hit 4 WS hrs.

  3. @3: Bauer and Woodling were two other not-quite-superstars who fit in nicely with the Yankee teams of that era. By the way, Mickey Mantle would have been eighty years old tomorrow.

  4. Thomas Court Says:

    Wow... So that catch by Willie Mays ruined what could have been a 5-5 game by Vic Wertz? Gotta figure that was at least a triple, which would have brought his total base total to 10.

  5. mr. drizzle Says:

    i assumed that most of these would be 2 HR games, (naturally) but was surprised that 7 of the 9 of these 2 HR games, are exactly that, with no other hits...

  6. Lawrence Azrin Says:

    @3/ Steven - Gil McDougald was probably the ultimate "not-quite-superstar" (as you put it) for the Yankees teams of that era. Bill James had an excellent summary of his career in his NBJHA.

    in brief:
    - he was so good defensively at 2nd, SS, and 3rd that Stengel could platoon him in the infield in many roster combinations
    -his power numbers suffered from being a righty pull hitter in Yankee Stadium
    -if he'd been on another team, playing one position, he'd probably have been a bigger star

    I think people appreciated him plenty at the time, as he got five AS selections, and got MVP votes five times.

  7. oneblankspace Says:

    And only about half of these guys went on to win the Series.

  8. When he was playing, I didn't think Walker was quite HOF level. But his offense was a little better than I thought, stayed that good for longer than I thought, and he ws an excellent outfielder. Throw in the post-season home runs at the end of his career and I think he'd be a solid vote.

  9. Richard Chester Says:

    It looks like Dutch Ruether is the only pitcher on the list.

  10. @4

    Wertz was the only batter Don Liddle faced in the 8th. As Marv Grissom came in, Liddle flipped him the ball and said "I got my man, now you get yours." Still makes me laugh.

  11. Since Joe Collins in 1955, the Yanks have NEVER accomplished this feat, while it has happened TO them 4 times. But it appears that it doesn't mean much since the Yanks won all 4 of those World Series.

  12. Thomas Court Says:

    Usually you see a post like this AFTER some player has just accomplished the feat. I wonder if Steve already knows something about tonight's game that we don't

  13. LOL. Nah, just wishful thinking.

  14. If it happens tonight, it'll probably be someone like Elvis Andrus or Ryan Theroit.

  15. Willie Mays Aikens, I love that name. He's the only one with two 2-HR games in a single World Series, Am I right?

  16. Luis, until 2009 you were right. That year Chase Utley hit two in the first game and two in the fifth.

  17. Aikens also had the game-winning hit off Tug McGraw with 2 outs in the 10th in game 3 (1980), the first WS win in Royals history. The Phils intentionally walked Brett with 1B open to face Aikens, who hit just .198 off lefties that year and .219 for his career. Now, that was a smart IBB; sometimes good moves backfire.

  18. Arthur Rhodes tonight became only the 8th pitcher aged 40 or older to appear in game 1 of a WS. Only two of those occasions were before 2000.

    The oldest pitcher to appear in game 1 of a World Series was also a Cardinal. Who was he?

  19. Nesnhab: thanks for the correction. That was one of the oldest trivia questions that I remember.

    Oldest pitcher, perhaps Jeff Fassero?

  20. Not Jeff Fassero.

  21. If Darren Oliver and Arthur Rhodes appear in the same game during this World Series, it will be the first time in WS history (according to PI) that opposing pitchers both over 40 have appeared in the same game.

  22. @15.

    Besides Willie Mays Aikens, one other player named Willie has a 2 homer game in the World Series. He had only one regular season 2-HR game in a career of over 2200 games.

    Who is he?

  23. @22 - Is it Willie McGee?

  24. Richard Chester Says:

    @18

    Without looking up anything was it Grover Alexander?

  25. @18: Jim Kaat?

  26. John @17:

    The other strange thing about Aikens game winning hit is that it was to LF. He never hit the ball to LF, ever. He was an absolutely dead pull hitter. I suspect that the Phllies LF (Lonnie Smith or Luzinski??) was pulled way over into LCF and Maddox was in RCF. Had they been playing their normal positions, would the hit had fallen in? Aikens also hit a 3B in that game to LF, which is incredible for the above mentioned reason that he never hit the ball the other way and I don't know how he possibly got to 3B on any ball, let alone one hit to LF. He was, in my opinion, the slowest player ever to put on Royals uniform (with apologies to Steve Balboni and Billy Butler)

  27. @18

    Pete Alexander?? 1926?

  28. @ 22

    Willie Mays Hayes?

  29. Richard Chester Says:

    @23

    It is Willie McGee. He has 3 WS HRs of which two were hit in game 3 of the 1982 WS and his home run log shows 1 2HR game. He played in 2201 games. It was easy to track down. I went to the play index and searched for guys who played 2200-2299 games. There were two Willies, McGee and Randolph. From there I searched their WS and home run log stats.

  30. @25.

    Jim Kaat is the right answer for oldest pitcher to appear in Game 1 of a World Series, for the Cardinals against the Brewers in 1982.

    Oldest pitcher (in fact, the oldest player) to appear in any World Series game is the As 47 year-old Jack Quinn, in game 3 of the 1930 WS.

  31. @23, @29.

    Willie McGee is the right answer for the other player named Willie to homer twice in a World Series game.

    Willie Mays appeared in 20 games in 4 World Series, but never homered. His only post-season homer was in the 1971 NLCS.

  32. Surprised that there are only two guys in history with three XB hits in a Game 1.

  33. @26, Brent -- Good point about the rarity of a W.M. Aikens triple. He hit just 2 regular-season triples in 2,856 PAs.

    In modern MLB history, only 9 players had at least 2,000 PAs and a lower 3B rate than Aikens:
    -- Eight catchers (including actives V.Martinez, B.McCann and R.Barajas); and
    -- Ed Romero, perhaps the slowest middle infielder to have a long career. In 2,111 PAs, Romero had 1 triple and 9 SB with 10 CS.

  34. Richard Chester Says:

    @33

    I see that Johnny Estrada has the most PA without a triple--2244.

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