El Bullpen: Altuve sets off party in Houston, seals Astros return to World Series
By Tab Bamford
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What a game!
When the Yankees tied the game on a two-run home run off Astros closer Roberto Osuna, the Washington Nationals were among those entertained by the incredible drama.
Aroldis Chapman got the first two Astros out to start the ninth inning before walking George Springer.
Then José Altuve happened.
2002 – Twenty-year-old Venezuelan righthander Francisco Rodriguez became the youngest pitcher ever to win a World Series game. With just 15 days of major league experience, “K-Rod” threw 37 pitches retiring nine consecutive batters in three innings to pick up the victory as the Anaheim Angels outslug the Giants in Game 2, 11 – 10.
2000 – It was a big day for Carlos Delgado. He was named the second winner of the Hank Aaron Award in the American League. He then signed a record four-year $68 million contract with the Blue Jays. Delgado’s average salary of $17 million is the most in major league history.
1996 – Andruw Jones, 19, became the youngest player to hit a home run in the World Series. He hit two in Game 1 of the Series against the Yankees.
1990 – José Rijo won for the second time as the Reds swept the heavily-favored A’s in the World Series. Rijo was named the Series’ MVP.
1973 – Oakland’s Reggie Jackson had RBI doubles in the first and third innings to lead the A’s to a 3-1 victory over the Mets in Game 6 of the World Series.
1924 – Kansas City Monarchs manager José Mendez threw a three-hit, 5-0 shutout over Hilldale to win the tenth and final game of the first Negro League World Series.
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Juan González (b. 1969)
Luis Encarnación (b. 1963)
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