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World  Series
10/26/2002 11:08 pm ET 
World Series in-game notes
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GAME SIX…SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2002

FIRST PITCH was at 4:59 p.m.

GAMETIME TEMPERATURE was 64 degrees.

TONIGHT'S CELEBRITIES: A partial list of the celebrities attending Game 6:

Jim Belushi, actor Tommy Lasorda, Hall of Fame Manager
Chris Carter, actor Dominic Purcell, actor
Shaun Cassidy, singer Ving Rhames, actor
Brandi Chastain, soccer star John Ritter, actor
Katie Couric, Today Show Alex Rodriguez, all-star shortstop
David Duchovny, actor Adam Sandler, actor
Fred Durst, singer Wilmer Valderrama, actor
Mark Paul Gosselaar, actor Damian Wayans, actor
Topher Grace, actor Dave Winfield, Hall of Fame outfielder
Lindsay Davenport, tennis star  

BARRY BONDS walked in each of his 1st 2 plate appearances tonight to set an all-time record for walks in a World Series of any length with 12…BABE RUTH (1926) and GENE TENACE (1973) each had 11 walks in a 7-game Series.

Of the 12 walks, 7 are intentional, tying the all-time career Series mark set by BERNIE WILLIAMS in 4 Series, 1996 and 1998-2000.

Bonds now has 26 walks in this post-season, the most ever in a single post-season…Also has a record 13 intentional walks in the post-season.

SHAWON DUNSTON hit his 1st career post-season home run in the 5th inning…At 39 years, 218 days, Dunston becomes the 6th oldest player to ever hit a home run in a World Series Game:

Age Player Team Year
40 years, 162 days Enos Slaughter New York (AL) 1956
40 years, 25 days Joe Morgan Philadelphia 1983
39 years, 272 days Johnny Mize New York (AL) 1952
39 years, 241 days Eddie Murray Cleveland 1995
39 years, 225 days Willie Stargell Pittsburgh 1979
39 years, 218 days Shawon Dunston San Francisco 2002

Dunston's only homer in the regular season was a pinch-hit blast on April 15 vs. San Diego…He went 147 at bats between those 2 home runs.

A DH BLAST: Dunston;s homer was the 1st for a designated hitter in a World Series game since JIM LEYRITZ, pinch-hitting for the dh, went deep on Oct. 26, 1999, Game 4 vs. Atlanta…The last starting dh to homer in a Series game was Florida's JIM EISENREICH on October 21, 1997, Game 3 at Cleveland.

KENNY LOFTON recorded his 2nd steal of this Series in the 5th inning…Was his 8th career World Series steal, tying JOHNNY EVERS for 8th on the all-time list…Was his 4th steal of this post-season and 26th of his career, 2nd all-time behind RICKEY HENDERSON.

KEVIN APPIER: 71 pitches (35 balls, 36 strikes)…4.1 ip, 4 h, 3 r-er, 3 bb, 2 so, 1 hr….Appier's era in 2 starts of this Series is 11.37 (8 er/6.1 ip) and in 5 starts of this post-season is 6.22 (15 er/21.2 ip).

BARRY BONDS connected for his 4th homer in this Series in the 6th inning…It is the 9th time that a player has had at least 4 homers in a single World Series:

No. Player Team Year No. Game In Series
5 Reggie Jackson New York (AL) 1977 6
4 Babe Ruth New York (AL) 1926 7
4 Lou Gehrig New York (AL) 1928 6
4 Duke Snyder Brooklyn 1952 7
4 Duke Snyder Brooklyn 1955 7
4 Hank Bauer New York (AL) 1958 7
4 Willie Aikens Kansas City 1980 6
4 Lenny Dykstra Philadelphia 1993 7
4 BARRY BONDS San Francisco 2002 6

The blast was Bonds' 8th of this post-season, the most ever in a single post-season…Bonds had been tied mwith TROY GLAUS at 7.

WITH THE TWO HOMERS TONIGHT, the Giants have 14 homers in this Series, the most ever for a team in a World Series of any length…San Francisco had been tied with the 1956 Yankees at 12.

ANOTHER HOME RUN RECORD: The Giants (14) and Angels (5) have combined for 19 homers in this Series, also an all-time record for a Series of any length. The previous record of 17 was done in 1953, 1955, and 1977.

SIX SCORELESS INNINGS: This is the 1st time that a team has been held scoreless for the 1st 6 innings of a World Series game since the Yankees failed to score in the 1st 6 frames in Game 7 of the 2001 Series.



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