10/27/2002 11:08 pm ET
World Series in-game notes
GAME SEVEN…SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2002
FIRST PITCH was at 5:03 p.m.
GAMETIME TEMPERATURE was 64 degrees for the 2nd straight night.
TONIGHT'S CELEBRITIES: A partial list of the celebrities attending Game 7:
|Jim Belushi, actor
||Frankie Muniz, actor
|Wayne Brady, actor
||Katey Sagal, actress
|Brian Cranston, actor
||Rob Schneider, actor
|Gray Davis, Governor of California
||John Travolta, actor
|Reggie Jackson, Hall of Fame outfielder
||Pierce Brosnan, actor
THE DH HITS 9TH: The Giants' designated hitter batted 9th in each of the 4 games in Anaheim…The last time a DH batted 9th in a World Series game was San Diego's KURT BEVACQUA in Game 1 in 1984.
PEDRO FELIZ makes his 1st World Series start as the DH tonight…He is the 1st player to make his 1st World Series start in a Game 7 since St. Louis' STEVE LAKE started at catcher for the Cardinals in 1987 against Minnesota.
J.T. SNOW singled in the 2nd inning and is the only Giant to hit safely in all 7 games.
DARIN ERSTAD singled in the 3rd inning for his 25th hit of the postseason, tying him with Atlanta's MARQUIS GRISSOM in 1995 for the most hits in a single postseason…Erstad has hit safely in 15 of 16 games in this postseason.
GARRET ANDERSON produced the 3rd 3-run double in World Series history in the 3rd inning…The others:
Frank Frisch, St. Louis (NL), Oct. 9, 1934, Game 7, 3rd inning
Anderson extended his hitting streak in this postseason to 10 games.
Paul Richards, Detroit, Oct. 10, 1945, Game 7, 1st inning
Lou Brock, St. Louis, Oct. 6, 1968, Game 4, 8th inning
Terry Pendleton, Oct. 20, 1985, Game 2, 9th inning
LIVAN HERNANDEZ: 2 ip, 4 h, 4 r-er, 4 bb, 1 so, 1 hbp…Hernandez had a 14.29 era (9 er/5.2 ip) in his 2 starts in this Series after going 2-0, 5.27 in 2 starts in the 1997 fall classic.
GIANTS STARTERS compiled an 8.10 era (27 er/30 ip) in the 7 games of this World Series…In their last 2 World Series, the Giants' starters have a 9.21 era (44 er/43 ip) in 11 games…That includes 1989 and 2002…The 1989 figure in 4 games versus Oakland was 11.77 (17 er/13 ip).
CHAD ZERBE: 7 pitches…1 ip, 0 h, 0 r, 0 bb, 0 so…Zerbe had a 3.00 era (2 er/6 ip) in 3 appearances in this World Series.
JOHN LACKEY: 86 pitches (31 balls, 55 strikes)…5 ip, 4 h, 1 r-er, 1 bb, 4 so…Lackey has a 4.38 era (6 er/12.1 ip) in 3 games/2 starts in this Series…He went 5 innings in each of his starts in this Series.
ANGELS STARTERS had a 7.55 (26 er/31 ip) era in the 7 games of this Series.
NO LONG OUTINGS: This marked the 1st World Series in history where a starting pitcher did not work at least 7 innings…It marks the 12th time that there was not a complete game in the World Series, the 6th time in the last 7 fall classics.
BRENDAN DONNELLY allowed his first hit of this World Series when J.T. SNOW doubled in the 6th inning.
BENGIE MOLINA had a pair of doubles tonight, his 1st 2 extra base hits in this World Series…He is the 1st catcher with 2 doubles in a World Series Game since Atlanta's JAVY LOPEZ on Oct. 25, 1995, Game 4 vs. Cleveland.
RECORD FOR COMBINED RUNS: Through 6 innings, the Giants (44) and Angels (41) have combined for 85 runs, most ever in a single World Series…The old record of 82 was accomplished by the Yankees and the Pirates in 1960.
RECORD FOR COMBINED TOTAL BASES: Through 6 innings, the Giants (116) and Angels (114) have combined for 230 total bases, the most ever in a single Series…The old record was 225 by the Yankees and Pirates in 1960.
The totals for the Giants and Angels are the 2nd and 3rd most ever in a World Series to 142 for the Yankees in 1960.
RECORD FOR COMBINED EXTRA BASE HITS: Through 6 innings, the Giants (22) and Angels (23) have combined for 45 extra base hits, most ever in a Series…The old mark of 42 had been done 3 times.