World Series Game Seven Factoids

Well we’ve finally reached the end of the 2016 season, with what should be a very entertaining game seven between the Cubs and Indians.  Here are some “game seven” facts to whet your appetite.

Record for most SP K’s in a WS game 7 is 10, done 4 times. Last done by Roger Clemens in 2001

Record for highest game score (per @baseball_ref) in a WS game 7 is 88 by Sandy Koufax in 1965 baseball-reference.com/boxes/MIN/MIN1…

Record for most hits in a WS game 7 is 4, done 4 times, most recently by George Brett in 1985

Only one player has hit multiple homers in a WS game 7. Yogi Berra hit 2 in 1956.

No batter has struck out 4 or more times in a WS game 7.

Oldest player to ever participate in a WS game 7 is Arthur Rhodes, who was 42 during the 2011 Series.

Freddie Lindstrom, who was 18 during the 1924 Series, was the youngest player to appear in a WS Game 7.

Most total bases in a WS Game 7 is 9, done by Willie Stargell in 1979 (homer, 2 doubles, single)

Youngest WS game 7 starting pitcher was Bret Saberhagen at 21 yrs, 199 days for game 7 of the 1985 Series.

The shortest SP outing in a WS game 7: 3 batters with no outs recorded, by Hank Borowy in 1945 baseball-reference.com/boxes/CHN/CHN1…

The most pitchers used in a WS game 7 is 7! By the Cardinals in 1985 in a game they lost 11-0 baseball-reference.com/boxes/KCA/KCA1

The last CG in a WS game 7 was Jack Morris‘ 10-inning shutout in 1991 baseball-reference.com/boxes/MIN/MIN1…

There have only been 5 CG losses in WS game 7 history, the last being Bob Gibson in 1968 bbref.com/pi/shareit/6Qk…

There have been 9 blown saves in WS game sevens, with Mariano Rivera‘s in 2001 being the last bbref.com/pi/shareit/LSN…

The most players used by a team in a WS game 7 is 20, most recently by the Marlins in 1997 baseball-reference.com/boxes/FLO/FLO1…

The highest attendance for a WS game 7 was 71,548 on October 6, 1947 baseball-reference.com/boxes/NYA/NYA1…

The only PH homer in a WS game 7 was Hal Smith off of Jim Coates in 1960 baseball-reference.com/boxes/PIT/PIT1…

 

The longest WS game 7 (in terms of duration) was 4 hours, 10 minutes for Marlins/Indians in 1997 baseball-reference.com/boxes/FLO/FLO1…

The longest 9-inning WS game 7 was 3 hours 20 minutes for D’backs/Yankees in 2001 baseball-reference.com/boxes/ARI/ARI2…

Thanks to @baseball_ref here is how all of the WS game sevens ended bbref.com/pi/shareit/dl1…

When Ben Zobrist takes field tonight, he’ll become the last player alphabetically to appear in a WS game 7 (Don Zimmer).

The fewest hits allowed by a team in a WS game 7 is three, last accomplished by Cards in 1967 baseball-reference.com/boxes/BOS/BOS1…

Of the 41 game sevens in WS history, 5 have ended with a score of 3-2, 4 have ended 4-1.

Of the 41 game sevens in WS history, 10 have ended with a shutout. bbref.com/pi/shareit/CUb…

In the 41 game sevens in WS history, the *average* final score has been 5-2

Bret Saberhagen threw the only “Maddux” (CG shutout with <= 99 pitches) in WS game 7 history bbref.com/pi/shareit/zRH…

The #Indians are 1-1 in WS game sevens. bbref.com/pi/shareit/Jg4…

The #Cubs are 0-1 in WS game sevens. baseball-reference.com/play-index/sha…

14 of the 41 WS game sevens were decided by 1 run.

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