- 296 Pages
- Released: October 14, 2005
- Originally Released: 2005
- Publisher: McFarland & Company
Description by OLDIES.com:
A number of authors have tried to identify baseball's premier feats, fantastic plays, and dominating performances. Because "best of" listings inevitably raise questions, differences of opinions, and even controversy, one is inclined to ask at the outset, "What makes a World Series game worthy of consideration as one of the very best ever played?"
Author Warren N. Wilbert, with input from SABR members, singles out 26 World Series games worthy of being called one of the best. To select the games, Wilbert asked the following questions: Was the game a key to the outcome of the Series? Did the game keep fans in suspense? Did the game provide unforgettable moments, incredible pitching, hitting, or fielding? Were there errors or misplays that affected the outcome of the game? Did the game feature a dominating performance that directly affected its outcome? Did the outcome turn on timely execution of strategy? Game Three of the 1911 World Series, Game Two of the 1916 Series, Game Three of the 1932 Series, Game Four of the 1941 Series, Game Four of the 1947 Series, Game One of the 1954 Series, Game Seven of the 1960 Series, Game One of the 1968, Series, Game One of the 1988 Series, Game Seven of the 1997 Series, and Game Six of the 2002 Series are among those included.