The Los Angeles Dodgers won the world series on Thursday (14 Oct) when they won the seventh game of the best four out of seven event.
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Background: The Los Angeles Dodgers won the world series on Thursday (14 Oct) when they won the seventh game of the best four out of seven event. The score was 2 runs for the Dodgers and C for the Minnesota Twins.
The biggest crowd ever--nearly 51 thousand--saw the final game.
In the first inning, Lou Johnson of the Dodgers hit a fly ball to short right field and Tony Oliva of the Twins made the best catch of the game, diving for the ball and coming up with it.
In the fourth inning, Jim Kaat, the Twins pitcher, gave Johnson just the pitch he needed. Johnson smashed the ball into deep left field...the ball hit the left-field foul pole and dropped into the stands for a homer, Johnson's second of the series. Ron Fairly was up next and hit a long fly to right field. This time Oliva didn't catch it and Fairly got to right field. Then Wes Parker of the Dodgers pushed a ball over Don Mincher's head for a base hit. Once again, Oliva had trouble fielding it, and Fairly made it all the way home with the second Dodger run.
That was all the scoring there was. The victory was the second world championship for the Dodgers in three years. Sandy Koufax was the only pitcher on Thursday; the Twins used four pitchers.