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1968 World Series (4-3): Detroit Tigers (103-59) over St. Louis Cardinals (97-65)

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Series Games

Game 1 / Box Score and Play-By-Play

  October 2, 1968 at Busch Stad (St. Louis Cardinals)

                                 1  2  3    4  5  6    7  8  9     R  H  E
                                 -  -  -    -  -  -    -  -  -     -  -  -
    Detroit Tigers               0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0     0  5  3
    St. Louis Cardinals          0  0  0    3  0  0    1  0  x     4  6  0

    PITCHERS: DET - McLain, Dobson (6), McMahon (8)
              STL - Gibson

               WP - Bob Gibson
	       LP - Denny McLain
             SAVE - none

   HOME RUNS: DET - none
              STL - Brock

  ATTENDANCE: 54,692

Game 2 / Box Score and Play-By-Play

  October 3, 1968 at Busch Stad (St. Louis Cardinals)

                                 1  2  3    4  5  6    7  8  9     R  H  E
                                 -  -  -    -  -  -    -  -  -     -  -  -
    Detroit Tigers               0  1  1    0  0  3    1  0  2     8 13  1
    St. Louis Cardinals          0  0  0    0  0  1    0  0  0     1  6  1

    PITCHERS: DET - Lolich
              STL - Briles, Carlton (6), Willis (7), Hoerner (9)

               WP - Mickey Lolich
	       LP - Nelson Briles
             SAVE - none

   HOME RUNS: DET - Cash, Horton, Lolich
              STL - none

  ATTENDANCE: 54,692

Game 3 / Box Score and Play-By-Play

  October 5, 1968 at Tiger Stad (Detroit Tigers)

                                 1  2  3    4  5  6    7  8  9     R  H  E
                                 -  -  -    -  -  -    -  -  -     -  -  -
    St. Louis Cardinals          0  0  0    0  4  0    3  0  0     7 13  0
    Detroit Tigers               0  0  2    0  1  0    0  0  0     3  4  0

    PITCHERS: STL - Washburn, Hoerner (6)
              DET - Wilson, Dobson (5), McMahon (6), Patterson (7), Hiller (8)

               WP - Ray Washburn
	       LP - Earl Wilson
             SAVE - Joe Hoerner

   HOME RUNS: STL - Cepeda, McCarver
              DET - Kaline, McAuliffe

  ATTENDANCE: 53,634

Game 4 / Box Score and Play-By-Play

  October 6, 1968 at Tiger Stad (Detroit Tigers)

                                 1  2  3    4  5  6    7  8  9     R  H  E
                                 -  -  -    -  -  -    -  -  -     -  -  -
    St. Louis Cardinals          2  0  2    2  0  0    0  4  0    10 13  0
    Detroit Tigers               0  0  0    1  0  0    0  0  0     1  5  4

    PITCHERS: STL - Gibson
              DET - McLain, Sparma (3), Patterson (4), Lasher (6), Hiller (8), Dobson (8)

               WP - Bob Gibson
	       LP - Denny McLain
             SAVE - none

   HOME RUNS: STL - Brock, Gibson
              DET - Northrup

  ATTENDANCE: 53,634

Game 5 / Box Score and Play-By-Play

  October 7, 1968 at Tiger Stad (Detroit Tigers)

                                 1  2  3    4  5  6    7  8  9     R  H  E
                                 -  -  -    -  -  -    -  -  -     -  -  -
    St. Louis Cardinals          3  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0     3  9  0
    Detroit Tigers               0  0  0    2  0  0    3  0  x     5  9  1

    PITCHERS: STL - Briles, Hoerner (7), Willis (7)
              DET - Lolich

               WP - Mickey Lolich
	       LP - Joe Hoerner
             SAVE - none

   HOME RUNS: STL - Cepeda
              DET - none

  ATTENDANCE: 53,634

Game 6 / Box Score and Play-By-Play

  October 9, 1968 at Busch Stad (St. Louis Cardinals)

                                 1  2  3    4  5  6    7  8  9     R  H  E
                                 -  -  -    -  -  -    -  -  -     -  -  -
    Detroit Tigers               0  2 10    0  1  0    0  0  0    13 12  1
    St. Louis Cardinals          0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  1     1  9  1

    PITCHERS: DET - McLain
              STL - Washburn, Jaster (3), Willis (3), Hughes (3), Carlton (4), Granger (7), Nelson (9)

               WP - Denny McLain
	       LP - Ray Washburn
             SAVE - none

   HOME RUNS: DET - Kaline, Northrup
              STL - none

  ATTENDANCE: 54,692

Game 7 / Box Score and Play-By-Play

  October 10, 1968 at Busch Stad (St. Louis Cardinals)

                                 1  2  3    4  5  6    7  8  9     R  H  E
                                 -  -  -    -  -  -    -  -  -     -  -  -
    Detroit Tigers               0  0  0    0  0  0    3  0  1     4  8  1
    St. Louis Cardinals          0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  1     1  5  0

    PITCHERS: DET - Lolich
              STL - Gibson

               WP - Mickey Lolich
	       LP - Bob Gibson
             SAVE - none

   HOME RUNS: DET - none
              STL - Shannon

  ATTENDANCE: 54,692

Series MVP - Mickey Lolich

Series Batting Stats

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Detroit Tigers

                                          SERIES STATS                   |      REGULAR SEASON       
 Player              G  AB  R  H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO  BA    OBP   SLG  SB |  AB  H  HR  BA     OPS  SB
+-------------------+-+---+--+--+--+--+--+---+--+--+-----+-----+-----+---+----+---+--+-----+-----+---+
*Gates Brown         1   1  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  .000  .000  .000  0 |  92  34  6  .370 1.127   0
*Norm Cash           7  26  5 10  0  0  1   5  3  5  .385  .433  .500  0 | 411 108 25  .263  .816   1
 Wayne Comer         1   1  0  1  0  0  0   0  0  0 1.000 1.000 1.000  0 |  48   6  1  .125  .389   0
 Pat Dobson          3   0  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  0                    0 |  28   4  0  .143  .343   0
 Bill Freehan        7  24  0  2  1  0  0   2  4  8  .083  .214  .125  0 | 540 142 25  .263  .820   0
 John Hiller         2   0  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  0                    0 |  37   3  0  .081  .162   0
 Willie Horton       7  23  6  7  1  1  1   3  5  6  .304  .448  .565  0 | 512 146 36  .285  .895   0
 Al Kaline           7  29  6 11  2  0  2   8  0  7  .379  .400  .655  0 | 327  94 10  .287  .820   6
 Fred Lasher         1   0  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  0                    0 |   9   1  0  .111  .222   0
#Mickey Lolich       3  12  2  3  0  0  1   2  1  5  .250  .308  .500  0 |  70   8  0  .114  .341   0
*Tom Matchick        3   3  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  1  .000  .000  .000  0 | 227  46  3  .203  .534   0
*Eddie Mathews       2   3  0  1  0  0  0   0  1  1  .333  .500  .333  0 |  52  11  3  .212  .666   0
*Dick McAuliffe      7  27  5  6  0  0  1   3  4  6  .222  .323  .333  0 | 570 142 16  .249  .755   8
 Denny McLain        3   6  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  4  .000  .000  .000  0 | 111  18  0  .162  .359   0
 Don McMahon         2   0  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  0                    0 |+  7   1  0  .143  .286   0
*Jim Northrup        7  28  4  7  0  1  2   8  1  5  .250  .276  .536  0 | 580 153 21  .264  .771   4
 Ray Oyler           4   0  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  0                    0 | 215  29  1  .135  .399   0
*Daryl Patterson     2   0  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  0                    0 |  13   0  0  .000  .071   0
 Jim Price           2   2  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  1  .000  .000  .000  0 | 132  23  3  .174  .526   0
 Joe Sparma          1   0  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  0                    0 |  60   8  0  .133  .298   0
 Mickey Stanley      7  28  4  6  0  1  0   0  2  4  .214  .267  .286  0 | 583 151 11  .259  .675   4
 Dick Tracewski      2   0  1  0  0  0  0   0  0  0                    0 | 212  33  4  .156  .475   3
 Don Wert            6  17  1  2  0  0  0   2  6  5  .118  .375  .118  0 | 536 107 12  .200  .557   0
 Earl Wilson         1   1  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  1  .000  .000  .000  0 |  88  20  7  .227  .742   0
+-------------------+-+---+--+--+--+--+--+---+--+--+-----+-----+-----+---+----+---+--+-----+-----+---+
 Total               7 231 34 56  4  3  8  33 27 59  .242  .328  .390  0 |        185  .235  .687  26

    * - bats left-handed, # - switch hits, ? - unknown, else - bats right-handed

A + before season totals indicates the player was with multiple teams this year.

St. Louis Cardinals

                                          SERIES STATS                   |      REGULAR SEASON       
 Player              G  AB  R  H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO  BA    OBP   SLG  SB |  AB  H  HR  BA     OPS  SB
+-------------------+-+---+--+--+--+--+--+---+--+--+-----+-----+-----+---+----+---+--+-----+-----+---+
 Nelson Briles       2   4  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  4  .000  .200  .000  0 |  80  11  0  .138  .349   0
*Lou Brock           7  28  6 13  3  1  2   5  3  4  .464  .516  .857  7 | 660 184  6  .279  .746  62
*Steve Carlton       2   0  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  0                    0 |  73  12  2  .164  .438   0
 Orlando Cepeda      7  28  2  7  0  0  2   6  2  3  .250  .300  .464  0 | 600 149 16  .248  .684   8
 Ron Davis           2   7  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  2  .000  .000  .000  0 |+296  60  1  .203  .535   1
*Johnny Edwards      1   1  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  1  .000  .000  .000  0 | 230  55  3  .239  .613   1
 Curt Flood          7  28  4  8  1  0  0   2  2  2  .286  .333  .321  3 | 618 186  5  .301  .705  11
 Phil Gagliano       3   3  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  .000  .000  .000  0 | 105  24  0  .229  .586   0
 Bob Gibson          3   8  2  1  0  0  1   2  1  2  .125  .222  .500  0 |  94  16  0  .170  .456   1
 Wayne Granger       1   0  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  0                    0 |   5   1  0  .200  .400   0
 Joe Hoerner         3   2  0  1  0  0  0   0  0  1  .500  .500  .500  0 |   6   0  0  .000  .000   0
 Dick Hughes         1   0  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  0                    0 |  15   0  0  .000  .063   0
*Larry Jaster        1   0  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  0                    0 |  43   6  1  .140  .368   0
 Julian Javier       7  27  1  9  1  0  0   3  3  4  .333  .400  .370  1 | 519 135  4  .260  .638  10
*Roger Maris         6  19  5  3  1  0  0   1  3  3  .158  .273  .211  0 | 310  79  5  .255  .681   0
 Dal Maxvill         7  22  1  0  0  0  0   0  3  5  .000  .120  .000  0 | 459 116  1  .253  .627   0
*Tim McCarver        7  27  3  9  0  2  1   4  3  2  .333  .400  .593  0 | 434 110  5  .253  .645   4
 Mel Nelson          1   0  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  0                    0 |  12   2  0  .167  .398   0
#Dave Ricketts       1   1  0  1  0  0  0   0  0  0 1.000 1.000 1.000  0 |  22   3  0  .136  .272   0
#Dick Schofield      2   0  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  0                    0 | 127  28  1  .220  .618   1
 Mike Shannon        7  29  3  8  1  0  1   4  1  5  .276  .300  .414  0 | 576 153 15  .266  .710   1
 Ed Spiezio          1   1  0  1  0  0  0   0  0  0 1.000 1.000 1.000  0 |  51   8  0  .157  .385   1
*Bobby Tolan         1   1  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  1  .000  .000  .000  0 | 278  64  5  .230  .607   9
 Ray Washburn        2   3  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  1  .000  .000  .000  0 |  60   5  0  .083  .308   0
 Ron Willis          3   0  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  0                    0 |  11   0  0  .000  .083   0
+-------------------+-+---+--+--+--+--+--+---+--+--+-----+-----+-----+---+----+---+--+-----+-----+---+
 Total               7 239 27 61  7  3  7  27 21 40  .255  .318  .397 11 |         73  .249  .643 110

    * - bats left-handed, # - switch hits, ? - unknown, else - bats right-handed

A + before season totals indicates the player was with multiple teams this year.

Series Pitching Stats

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Detroit Tigers

                        SERIES STATS                     |     REGULAR SEASON           
 Player              G  ERA   W-L SV CG  IP   H ER BB SO |  W-L   IP  ERA   WHIP  SO SV 
+-------------------+-+------+---+--+--+----+--+--+--+---+------+---+-----+-----+---+--+
*Mickey Lolich       3   1.67 3-0  0  3 27.0 20  5  6 21 | 17-9  220  3.19  1.10 197  1
 Denny McLain        3   3.24 1-2  0  1 16.7 18  6  4 13 | 31-6  336  1.96  0.90 280   
 Pat Dobson          3   3.86 0-0  0  0  4.7  5  2  1  0 |  5-8  125  2.66  1.10  93  7
 Earl Wilson         1   6.23 0-1  0  0  4.3  4  3  6  3 | 13-12 224  2.85  1.15 168   
 Daryl Patterson     2   0.00 0-0  0  0  3.0  1  0  1  0 |  2-3   68  2.12  1.18  49  7
 Fred Lasher         1   0.00 0-0  0  0  2.0  1  0  0  1 |  5-1   49  3.33  1.21  32  5
*John Hiller         2  13.50 0-0  0  0  2.0  6  3  3  1 |  9-6  128  2.39  1.12  78  2
 Don McMahon         2  13.50 0-0  0  0  2.0  4  3  0  1 |+ 5-2   82  1.98  1.02  65  1
 Joe Sparma          1  54.00 0-0  0  0  0.3  2  2  0  0 | 10-10 182  3.70  1.35 110   
+-------------------+-+------+---+--+--+----+--+--+--+---+------+---+-----+-----+---+--+
 Total                   3.48 4-3  0  4 62.0 61 24 21 40 |            2.71 1.120   

    * - throws left-handed, ? - unknown, else - throws right-handed

A + before season totals indicates the player was with multiple teams this year.

St. Louis Cardinals

                        SERIES STATS                     |     REGULAR SEASON           
 Player              G  ERA   W-L SV CG  IP   H ER BB SO |  W-L   IP  ERA   WHIP  SO SV 
+-------------------+-+------+---+--+--+----+--+--+--+---+------+---+-----+-----+---+--+
 Bob Gibson          3   1.67 2-1  0  3 27.0 18  5  4 35 | 22-9  305  1.12  0.85 268   
 Nelson Briles       2   5.56 0-1  0  0 11.3 13  7  4  7 | 19-11 244  2.81  1.26 141   
 Ray Washburn        2   9.82 1-1  0  0  7.3  7  8  7  6 | 14-8  215  2.26  1.11 124   
*Joe Hoerner         3   3.86 0-1  1  0  4.7  5  2  5  3 |  8-2   49  1.48  0.95  42 17
 Ron Willis          3   8.31 0-0  0  0  4.3  2  4  4  3 |  2-3   64  3.39  1.23  39  4
*Steve Carlton       2   6.75 0-0  0  0  4.0  7  3  1  3 | 13-11 232  2.99  1.19 162   
 Wayne Granger       1   0.00 0-0  0  0  2.0  0  0  1  1 |  4-2   44  2.25  1.18  27  4
*Mel Nelson          1   0.00 0-0  0  0  1.0  0  0  0  1 |  2-1   53  2.91  1.10  16  1
 Dick Hughes         1   0.00 0-0  0  0  0.3  2  0  0  0 |  2-2   64  3.52  1.03  49  4
*Larry Jaster        1    inf 0-0  0  0  0.0  2  3  1  0 |  9-13 154  3.50  1.24  70   
+-------------------+-+------+---+--+--+----+--+--+--+---+------+---+-----+-----+---+--+
 Total                   4.65 3-4  1  3 62.0 56 32 27 59 |            2.49 1.120   

    * - throws left-handed, ? - unknown, else - throws right-handed

A + before season totals indicates the player was with multiple teams this year.

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