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The Eric Hinske watch

Posted by Andy on October 29, 2009

The big news yesterday before Game 1 started was that the Yankees added Eric Hinske to their post-season roster. This gives Hinske the chance to take part in something extremely rare: making the last out in two consecutive World Series.

Using the post-season batting event finder, it's easy to create a list of the final play of every World Series. I'm putting the entire list after the jump if you want to see it. Hinske made the last out as a member of the Rays in 2008 and although I wouldn't bet on it, Hinske has at least an outside shot to do it again this season. After all, last year Hinske came in as a pinch-hitter against Brad Lidge and struck out, ending Game 5 and the World Series. The Yankees added Hinske to their roster to serve as a late-inning pinch-hitter, so who kn0ws--if the Phillies win the World Series again we may very well see Hinske make the last out.

Some notes about this list:

  • Of the 102 World Series, ten of them ended with one or more runs scoring as a walk-off win. The other 92 ended in defeat for the team at bat.
  • Only one player has ever ended two consecutive World Series: Boss Schmidt in 1907 and 1908, as the Tigers lost twice in a row to the Cubs.
  • Amazingly, two players have both made the last out in one World Series and drove in the winning run in another: Edgar Renteria made the last out in 2004 and won it in 1997. Before that, Goose Goslin made the last out in 1925 and won it in 1935. Interestingly, Goslin had a much better year in 1925 than he did in 1935--but I bet he was happier at the end of 1935.

Anyway, I'll be watching to see if Hinske can do it too!

Here's the full list (after the jump):

  Car#  G# Date          Series G Batter            Tm   Opp Pitcher           Score       Result Inn RoB Out Cnt Pit RBI Play Desc.
+-----+---+-------------+------+-+-----------------+---+----+-----------------+-----------+------+---+---+---+---+---+---+-------------------------+
     1   1 1903-10-13    WS     8 Honus Wagner      PIT @BOS Bill Dinneen      down   0-3  SO     t 9 ---   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Strikeout    
     2   1 1905-10-14    WS     5 Lave Cross        PHA @NYG Christy Mathewso  down   0-2  Out    t 9 ---   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Groundout: SS-1B 
     3   1 1906-10-14    WS     6 Frank Schulte     CHC @CHW Doc White         down   3-8  Out    t 9 123   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Groundout: 1B unassisted 
     4   1 1907-10-12    WS     5 Boss Schmidt      DET  CHC Mordecai Brown    down   0-2  Out    b 9 1--   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Popfly: SS (Deep SS-3B Hole) 
     5   1 1908-10-14    WS     5 Boss Schmidt      DET  CHC Orval Overall     down   0-2  Out    b 9 ---   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Groundout: C-1B 
     6   1 1909-10-16    WS     7 Tom Jones         DET  PIT Babe Adams        down   0-8  Out    b 9 -2-   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Flyball: LF  
     7   1 1910-10-23    WS     5 Johnny Kling      CHC  PHA Jack Coombs       down   2-7  Out    b 9 1--   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Groundout: SS unassisted/Forceout at 2B 
     8   1 1911-10-26    WS     6 Art Wilson        NYG @PHA Chief Bender      down   2-13 Out    t 9 ---   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Groundout: 3B-1B 
     9   1 1912-10-16    WS     8 Larry Gardner     BOS  NYG Christy Mathewso  tied   2-2  Out    b10 123   1  -        1 *ENDED GAME*:Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; Yerkes Scores/unER 
    10   1 1913-10-11    WS     5 Larry Doyle       NYG  PHA Eddie Plank       down   1-3  Out    b 9 ---   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Flyball: RF  
    11   1 1914-10-13    WS     4 Stuffy McInnis    PHA @BSN Dick Rudolph      down   1-3  Out    t 9 ---   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Groundout: 3B-1B 
    12   1 1915-10-13    WS     5 Bill Killefer     PHI  BOS Rube Foster       down   4-5  Out    b 9 ---   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Groundout: SS-1B 
    13   1 1916-10-12    WS     5 Mike Mowrey       BRO @BOS Ernie Shore       down   1-4  Out    t 9 -2-   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Popfly: SS   
    14   1 1917-10-15    WS     6 Lew McCarty       NYG  CHW Red Faber         down   2-4  Out    b 9 -2-   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Groundout: 2B-1B 
    15   1 1918-09-11    WS     6 Les Mann          CHC @BOS Carl Mays         down   1-2  Out    t 9 ---   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Groundout: 2B-1B 
    16   1 1919-10-09    WS     8 Joe Jackson       CHW  CIN Hod Eller         down   5-10 Out    b 9 -23   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Groundout: 2B-1B 
    17   1 1920-10-12    WS     7 Ed Konetchy       BRO @CLE Stan Coveleski    down   0-3  Out    t 9 1--   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B 
    18   1 1921-10-13    WS     8 Frank Baker       NYY  NYG Art Nehf          down   0-1  Out    b 9 1--   1  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Double Play: Groundout: 2B-1B; Ward out at 3B/1B-3B 
    19   1 1922-10-08    WS     5 Aaron Ward        NYY @NYG Art Nehf          down   3-5  Out    t 9 ---   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Flyball: RF  
    20   1 1923-10-15    WS     6 Jack Bentley      NYG  NYY Sam Jones         down   4-6  Out    b 9 ---   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Groundout: 2B-1B 
    21   1 1924-10-10    WS     7 Earl McNeely      WSH  NYG Jack Bentley      tied   3-3  2B     b12 12-   1  -        1 *ENDED GAME*:Double to LF (Ground Ball); Ruel Scores/unER; Johnson to 3B 
    22   1 1925-10-15    WS     7 Goose Goslin      WSH @PIT Red Oldham        down   7-9  SO     t 9 ---   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Strikeout Looking 
    23   1 1928-10-09    WS     4 Frankie Frisch    STL  NYY Waite Hoyt        down   3-7  Out    b 9 1-3   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Foul Flyball: LF 
    24   1 1929-10-14    WS     5 Bing Miller       PHA  CHC Pat Malone        tied   2-2  2B     b 9 12-   2  -        1 *ENDED GAME*:Double; Simmons Scores; Foxx to 3B 
    25   1 1930-10-08    WS     6 Jimmie Wilson     STL @PHA George Earnshaw   down   1-7  Out    t 9 12-   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Flyball: RF  
    26   1 1931-10-10    WS     7 Max Bishop        PHA @STL Bill Hallahan     down   2-4  Out    t 9 12-   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Flyball: CF  
    27   1 1932-10-02    WS     4 Riggs Stephenson  CHC  NYY Herb Pennock      down   6-13 Out    b 9 ---   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Flyball: RF  
    28   1 1933-10-07    WS     5 Joe Kuhel         WSH  NYG Dolf Luque        down   3-4  SO     b10 12-   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Strikeout    
    29   1 1934-10-09    WS     7 Marv Owen         DET  STL Dizzy Dean        down   0-11 Out    b 9 12-   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B 
    30   1 1935-10-07    WS     6 Goose Goslin      DET  CHC Larry French      tied   3-3  1B     b 9 -2-   2  -        1 *ENDED GAME*:Single to RF; Cochrane Scores 
    31   1 1936-10-06    WS     6 Harry Danning     NYG  NYY Johnny Murphy     down   5-13 Out    b 9 ---   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Groundout: 1B unassisted 
    32   1 1937-10-10    WS     5 Jo-Jo Moore       NYG  NYY Lefty Gomez       down   2-4  Out    b 9 ---   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Groundout: 1B-P 
    33   1 1938-10-09    WS     4 Billy Herman      CHC @NYY Red Ruffing       down   3-8  Out    t 9 1--   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Groundout: P-1B 
    34   1 1939-10-08    WS     4 Wally Berger      CIN  NYY Johnny Murphy     down   4-7  Out    b10 12-   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Lineout: SS  
    35   1 1940-10-08    WS     7 Earl Averill      DET @CIN Paul Derringer    down   1-2  Out    t 9 ---   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Groundout: 2B-1B 
    36   1 1941-10-06    WS     5 Jimmy Wasdell     BRO  NYY Tiny Bonham       down   1-3  Out    b 9 ---   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Flyball: CF (Deep CF) 
    37   1 1942-10-05    WS     5 George Selkirk    NYY  STL Johnny Beazley    down   2-4  Out    b 9 1--   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Groundout: 2B-1B 
    38   1 1943-10-11    WS     5 Debs Garms        STL  NYY Spud Chandler     down   0-2  Out    b 9 12-   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Groundout: 2B-1B 
    39   1 1944-10-09    WS     6 Mike Chartak      SLB @STL Ted Wilks         down   1-3  SO     t 9 ---   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Strikeout    
    40   1 1945-10-10    WS     7 Don Johnson       CHC  DET Hal Newhouser     down   3-9  Out    b 9 1--   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B 
    41   1 1946-10-15    WS     7 Tom McBride       BOS @STL Harry Brecheen    down   3-4  Out    t 9 1-3   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B 
    42   1 1947-10-06    WS     7 Bruce Edwards     BRO @NYY Joe Page          down   2-5  Out    t 9 1--   1  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B 
    43   1 1948-10-11    WS     6 Tommy Holmes      BSN  CLE Gene Bearden      down   3-4  Out    b 9 ---   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Flyball: LF  
    44   1 1949-10-09    WS     5 Gil Hodges        BRO  NYY Joe Page          down   6-10 SO     b 9 12-   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Strikeout    
    45   1 1950-10-07    WS     4 Stan Lopata       PHI @NYY Allie Reynolds    down   2-5  SO     t 9 12-   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Strikeout    
    46   1 1951-10-10    WS     6 Sal Yvars         NYG @NYY Bob Kuzava        down   3-4  Out    t 9 -2-   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Lineout: RF  
    47   1 1952-10-07    WS     7 Pee Wee Reese     BRO  NYY Bob Kuzava        down   2-4  Out    b 9 ---   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Flyball: LF  
    48   1 1953-10-05    WS     6 Billy Martin      NYY  BRO Clem Labine       tied   3-3  1B     b 9 12-   1  -        1 *ENDED GAME*:Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Bauer Scores; Mantle to 2B 
    49   1 1954-10-02    WS     4 Dale Mitchell     CLE  NYG Johnny Antonelli  down   4-7  Out    b 9 1--   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Foul Flyball: 3B 
    50   1 1955-10-04    WS     7 Elston Howard     NYY  BRO Johnny Podres     down   0-2  Out    b 9 ---   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Groundout: SS-1B 
    51   1 1956-10-10    WS     7 Jackie Robinson   BRO  NYY Johnny Kucks      down   0-9  SO     b 9 1--   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Strikeout    
    52   1 1957-10-10    WS     7 Bill Skowron      NYY  MLN Lew Burdette      down   0-5  Out    b 9 123   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Groundout: 3B unassisted/Forceout at 3B 
    53   1 1958-10-09    WS     7 Red Schoendienst  MLN  NYY Bob Turley        down   2-6  Out    b 9 12-   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Lineout: CF  
    54   1 1959-10-08    WS     6 Luis Aparicio     CHW  LAD Larry Sherry      down   3-9  Out    b 9 ---   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Flyball: LF  
    55   1 1960-10-13    WS     7 Bill Mazeroski    PIT  NYY Ralph Terry       tied   9-9  HR     b 9 ---   0  -        1 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run (Deep LF) 
    56   1 1961-10-09    WS     5 Vada Pinson       CIN  NYY Bud Daley         down   5-13 Out    b 9 ---   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Flyball: LF  
    57   1 1962-10-16    WS     7 Willie McCovey    SFG  NYY Ralph Terry       down   0-1  Out    b 9 -23   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Lineout: 2B  
    58   1 1963-10-06    WS     4 Hector Lopez      NYY @LAD Sandy Koufax      down   1-2  Out    t 9 12-   2 0-0   1   0 *ENDED GAME*:Groundout: SS-1B 
    59   1 1964-10-15    WS     7 Bobby Richardson  NYY @STL Bob Gibson        down   5-7  Out    t 9 ---   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Popfly: 2B   
    60   1 1965-10-14    WS     7 Bob Allison       MIN  LAD Sandy Koufax      down   0-2  SO     b 9 1--   2 2-2   5   0 *ENDED GAME*:Strikeout Swinging 
    61   1 1966-10-09    WS     4 Lou Johnson       LAD @BAL Dave McNally      down   0-1  Out    t 9 12-   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Flyball: CF  
    62   1 1967-10-12    WS     7 George Scott      BOS  STL Bob Gibson        down   2-7  SO     b 9 ---   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Strikeout    
    63   1 1968-10-10    WS     7 Tim McCarver      STL  DET Mickey Lolich     down   1-4  Out    b 9 ---   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Foul Flyball: C 
    64   1 1969-10-16    WS     5 Davey Johnson     BAL @NYM Jerry Koosman     down   3-5  Out    t 9 1--   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Flyball: LF  
    65   1 1970-10-15    WS     5 Pat Corrales      CIN @BAL Mike Cuellar      down   3-9  Out    t 9 ---   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Groundout: 3B-1B 
    66   1 1971-10-17    WS     7 Merv Rettenmund   BAL  PIT Steve Blass       down   1-2  Out    b 9 ---   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Groundout: SS-1B 
    67   1 1972-10-22    WS     7 Pete Rose         CIN  OAK Rollie Fingers    down   2-3  Out    b 9 1--   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Flyball: LF (LF-CF) 
    68   1 1973-10-21    WS     7 Wayne Garrett     NYM @OAK Darold Knowles    down   2-5  Out    t 9 1-3   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Popfly: SS   
    69   1 1974-10-17    WS     5 Von Joshua        LAD @OAK Rollie Fingers    down   2-3  Out    t 9 ---   2 0-0   1   0 *ENDED GAME*:Groundout: P-1B 
    70   1 1975-10-22    WS     7 Carl Yastrzemski  BOS  CIN Will McEnaney     down   3-4  Out    b 9 ---   2 2-1   4   0 *ENDED GAME*:Flyball: CF  
    71   1 1976-10-21    WS     4 Roy White         NYY  CIN Will McEnaney     down   2-7  Out    b 9 ---   2 2-0   3   0 *ENDED GAME*:Flyball: LF (LF-CF) 
    72   1 1977-10-18    WS     6 Lee Lacy          LAD @NYY Mike Torrez       down   4-8  Out    t 9 12-   2 1-1   3   0 *ENDED GAME*:Bunt Popfly: P 
    73   1 1978-10-17    WS     6 Ron Cey           LAD  NYY Rich Gossage      down   2-7  Out    b 9 ---   2 2-2   6   0 *ENDED GAME*:Foul Flyball: C 
    74   1 1979-10-17    WS     7 Pat Kelly         BAL  PIT Kent Tekulve      down   1-4  Out    b 9 ---   2 0-0   1   0 *ENDED GAME*:Flyball: CF  
    75   1 1980-10-21    WS     6 Willie Wilson     KCR @PHI Tug McGraw        down   1-4  SO     t 9 123   2 1-2   4   0 *ENDED GAME*:Strikeout    
    76   1 1981-10-28    WS     6 Bob Watson        NYY  LAD Steve Howe        down   2-9  Out    b 9 12-   2 1-0   2   0 *ENDED GAME*:Flyball: CF  
    77   1 1982-10-20    WS     7 Gorman Thomas     MIL @STL Bruce Sutter      down   3-6  SO     t 9 ---   2 3-2  10   0 *ENDED GAME*:Strikeout Swinging 
    78   1 1983-10-16    WS     5 Garry Maddox      PHI  BAL Scott McGregor    down   0-5  Out    b 9 ---   2 0-2   3   0 *ENDED GAME*:Lineout: SS  
    79   1 1984-10-14    WS     5 Tony Gwynn        SDP @DET Willie Hernandez  down   4-8  Out    t 9 1--   2 1-0   2   0 *ENDED GAME*:Flyball: LF  
    80   1 1985-10-27    WS     7 Andy Van Slyke    STL @KCR Bret Saberhagen   down   0-11 Out    t 9 ---   2 1-0   2   0 *ENDED GAME*:Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF) 
    81   1 1986-10-27    WS     7 Marty Barrett     BOS @NYM Jesse Orosco      down   5-8  SO     t 9 ---   2 2-2   6   0 *ENDED GAME*:Strikeout Swinging 
    82   1 1987-10-25    WS     7 Willie McGee      STL @MIN Jeff Reardon      down   2-4  Out    t 9 ---   2 0-2   3   0 *ENDED GAME*:Groundout: 3B-1B 
    83   1 1988-10-20    WS     5 Tony Phillips     OAK  LAD Orel Hershiser    down   2-5  SO     b 9 --3   2 3-2   6   0 *ENDED GAME*:Strikeout Swinging 
    84   1 1989-10-28    WS     4 Brett Butler      SFG  OAK Dennis Eckersley  down   6-9  Out    b 9 ---   2 0-1   2   0 *ENDED GAME*:Groundout: 2B-P (2B-1B) 
    85   1 1990-10-20    WS     4 Carney Lansford   OAK  CIN Randy Myers       down   1-2  Out    b 9 ---   2 2-1   4   0 *ENDED GAME*:Foul Popfly: 1B (1B Foul) 
    86   1 1991-10-27    WS     7 Gene Larkin       MIN  ATL Alejandro Pena    tied   0-0  1B     b10 123   1 0-0   1   1 *ENDED GAME*:Single (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF); Gladden Scores; Puckett to 3B; Hrbek to 2B 
    87   1 1992-10-24    WS     6 Otis Nixon        ATL  TOR Mike Timlin       down   3-4  Out    b11 --3   2 0-1   2   0 *ENDED GAME*:Bunt Groundout: P-1B (Front of Home) 
    88   1 1993-10-23    WS     6 Joe Carter        TOR  PHI Mitch Williams    down   5-6  HR     b 9 12-   1 2-2   5   3 *ENDED GAME*:Home Run (Deep LF Line); Henderson Scores; Molitor Scores 
    89   1 1995-10-28    WS     6 Carlos Baerga     CLE @ATL Mark Wohlers      down   0-1  Out    t 9 ---   2 0-0   1   0 *ENDED GAME*:Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF) 
    90   1 1996-10-26    WS     6 Mark Lemke        ATL @NYY John Wetteland    down   2-3  Out    t 9 12-   2 3-2   7   0 *ENDED GAME*:Foul Popfly: 3B (3B Foul) 
    91   1 1997-10-26    WS     7 Edgar Renteria    FLA  CLE Charles Nagy      tied   2-2  1B     b11 123   2 0-1   2   1 *ENDED GAME*:Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Counsell Scores/unER; Eisenreich to 3B; White to 2B 
    92   1 1998-10-21    WS     4 Mark Sweeney      SDP  NYY Mariano Rivera    down   0-3  Out    b 9 ---   2 0-2   3   0 *ENDED GAME*:Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B) 
    93   1 1999-10-27    WS     4 Keith Lockhart    ATL @NYY Mariano Rivera    down   1-4  Out    t 9 ---   2  -        0 *ENDED GAME*:Flyball: LF  
    94   1 2000-10-26    WS     5 Mike Piazza       NYM  NYY Mariano Rivera    down   2-4  Out    b 9 --3   2 0-1   2   0 *ENDED GAME*:Flyball: CF  
    95   1 2001-11-04    WS     7 Luis Gonzalez     ARI  NYY Mariano Rivera    tied   2-2  1B     b 9 123   1 0-1   2   1 *ENDED GAME*:Single to CF (Fly Ball to Deep SS-2B); Bell Scores; Womack to 3B; Counsell to 2B 
    96   1 2002-10-27    WS     7 Kenny Lofton      SFG @ANA Troy Percival     down   1-4  Out    t 9 12-   2 0-0   1   0 *ENDED GAME*:Flyball: CF  
    97   1 2003-10-25    WS     6 Jorge Posada      NYY  FLA Josh Beckett      down   0-2  Out    b 9 ---   2 1-1   3   0 *ENDED GAME*:Groundout: P unassisted (Short 1B Line) 
    98   1 2004-10-27    WS     4 Edgar Renteria    STL  BOS Keith Foulke      down   0-3  Out    b 9 -2-   2 1-0   2   0 *ENDED GAME*:Groundout: P-1B 
    99   1 2005-10-26    WS     4 Orlando Palmeiro  HOU  CHW Bobby Jenks       down   0-1  Out    b 9 -2-   2 1-2   4   0 *ENDED GAME*:Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS) 
   100   1 2006-10-27    WS     5 Brandon Inge      DET @STL Adam Wainwright   down   2-4  SO     t 9 1-3   2 0-2   3   0 *ENDED GAME*:Strikeout Swinging 
   101   1 2007-10-28    WS     4 Seth Smith        COL  BOS Jonathan Papelbo  down   3-4  SO     b 9 ---   2 2-2   5   0 *ENDED GAME*:Strikeout Swinging 
   102   1 2008-10-27    WS     5 Eric Hinske       TBR @PHI Brad Lidge        down   3-4  SO     t 9 -2-   2 0-2   3   0 *ENDED GAME*:Strikeout Swinging 

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2 Responses to “The Eric Hinske watch”

  1. There have actually been 104 World Series prior to this year. I see the 1926 and 1927 World Series didn't make the list. I guess that's because 1926 ended on a caught stealing and 1927 ended on a wild pitch.

    Aaron Ward of the 1921 and 1922 Yankees actually figured in the final out both times. In 1921 he was thrown out at third trying to take an extra base on a groundout and in 1922 he flied out to end the game.

  2. Thanks for adding this info!