Word Series baseball returned to Chavez Ravine last night in spectacular fashion:
- On the 45th anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s passing, his son, daughter and widow threw out the first pitch;
- Dodger greats Sandy Koufax, Don Newcombe, Vin Scully, Tommy Lasorda and more were on hand;
- It was the fastest World Series game since 1992;
- At 104 degrees, it was the hottest starting temperature ever: higher than the last two openers combined;
- Justin Turner, a former unwanted utility infielder, won the game with a two run homer and tied the great Duke Snider for the all time team RBI lead in the post season;
- Clayton Kershaw, the best pitcher on the planet, became only the second pitcher in World Series history to strike out 11 batters without walking any. The other: Don Newcombe!
- The Astros, who led the majors in runs scored and fewest strike-outs, scored only one run and struck out 12 times.
When it lives up to its name, The Fall Classic is a great sporting event.
LET’S GO BLUE!!!!