10/28/2002 01:15 am ET
Giants-Angels by the numbers
World Series records fall by the wayside
By Jim Molony / MLB.com
They made history as the first World Series involving two Wild Card teams, and the Angels and Giants didn't stop setting precedents and rewriting the record books once they reached the Fall Classic.
By the time their memorable seven-game series concluded, the Angels and Giants had set or tied more than two dozen World Series and postseason records, including most runs scored by both teams (85) and most home runs by both teams (21).
Here's a look at some of the records set or tied in the 98th World Series:
World Series records set or tied
Most home runs, both teams, 21: The Giants and Angels combined for 21 home runs, most in a World Series of any length. The previous record of 17 was set in 1953 and tied in 1955 and 1977.
Most home runs, team, 14: The Giants hit 14 home runs, a record for the World Series regardless of length and breaking both the Major League record set by the Yankees (12 in 1956) and the NL record set by the 1977 Dodgers (9).
Most homers, both teams, one inning, 3: Giants 2, Angels 1, second inning, Game 1; Giants 2, Angels 1, second inning, Game 2.
Most runs scored, both teams, 85: The Giants and Angels combined for a World Series record 85 runs, breaking the mark of 82 set previously in the 1960 World Series by the Yankees (55) and Pirates (27).
Most total bases, both teams, 231: The Angels (114) and Giants (117) combined for 231 total bases, breaking the record of 225 set by the Yankees (142) and Pirates (83) in 1960.
Most extra-base hits, both teams, 45: The Angels (23) and Giants (22) combined to set a new record of 45. The old mark of 42 was set by the Yankees (27) and Pirates (15) in 1960 and tied by St. Louis (23) and Milwaukee (19) in 1982 and by Atlanta (22) and Minnesota (20) in 1991.
Most intentional walks, team, 9: The Giants received a record nine intentional passes in the Series, seven to Barry Bonds and one apiece to Reggie Sanders and Benito Santiago.
Fewest strikeouts, club, game, 0: Angels, Game 2.
Most double plays, both clubs, game, 6: Giants 3, Angels 3, Game 4.
Most runners left on base, club, nine-inning game, 15: Angels, Game 3.
Most home runs, player, seven games, 4: Barry Bonds, with four, tied the record for most homers in a seven-game World Series set by Babe Ruth in 1926 and tied by Duke Snider ('52, 55), Hank Bauer ('58) and Gene Tenace ('72). The record for most home runs in the World Series regardless of length is five by Reggie Jackson (six-game WS in 1977).
Most walks, player, 13: Barry Bonds walked once in Game 7, giving him a World Series record 13 free passes. Bonds broke the previous record of 11 set by Babe Ruth of the Yankees in 1926 and tied by Gene Tenace of Oakland in 1973.
Most career intentional walks, player, 7: Barry Bonds had seven to tie the all-time career World Series mark set by Bernie Williams of the Yankees in 1996, 1998-2000.
Most runs scored in a WS game, player, 4: Jeff Kent tied the World Series record in Game 5. It was the eighth time it had been accomplished.
Youngest pitcher to win a game, 20: Francisco Rodriguez became the youngest to win a World Series game, taking Game 2 at 20 years, 286 days.
Most games with at least one hit: San Francisco's J.T. Snow became the 27th player to collect at least one hit in every game of a seven-game World Series.
Most walks, inning, 4: Jarrod Washburn, Angels, first inning, Game 5.
Most consecutive walks, inning, 3: Jarrod Washburn, Angels, first inning, Game 5.
Most putouts, center fielder, inning, 3: Darin Erstad, Angels, second inning, Game 5.
Most at-bats, game, 6: Garret Anderson and Darin Erstad, Angels, Game 3; Kenny Lofton and Rich Aurilia, Giants, Game 5.
Most runs scored, seven-game series, 8: Barry Bonds tied the record for a seven-game series held by nine others, with Jim Thome and Matt Williams (Cleveland, 1997) the most recent.
Most times stealing home, series, 1: Brad Fullmer, Angels.
Highest on-base percentage, series of more than four games, .700: Barry Bonds, Giants.
Highest slugging percentage, series of more than four games, 1.294: Barry Bonds, Giants.
Postseason records set or tied
Most home runs, team, 27: The Giants hit 27 home runs this postseason, setting the postseason record. The Angels finished second with 24.
Most home runs, player, 8: Barry Bonds hit eight home runs in this postseason, one more than the Angels' Troy Glaus.
Most RBIs, player, 19: Anaheim's Scott Spiezio hit a three-run homer in the seventh inning Saturday night to boost his RBI total for the postseason to 19, which tied the postseason record set by Cleveland catcher Sandy Alomar Jr. in 1997.
Most walks, player, 27: Barry Bonds had a record 27 walks since the postseason began.
Most intentional walks, player, 13: Barry Bonds set the record with 13.
Most hits, single postseason, 25: Anaheim's Darin Erstad singled Sunday night to give him 25 postseason hits, which tied the all-time record set by Atlanta's Marquis Grissom in 1995.
Highest BA with runners in scoring position, .688: Scott Spiezio tied Marty Barrett's record of .688 set in 1986. Spiezio was 11-for-16 with runners in scoring position during the postseason.
Most wins by a pitcher in a postseason, 5: The Angels' Francisco Rodriguez tied the record set by Arizona's Randy Johnson in 2001.
Most wins by a relief pitcher in a postseason, 5: The Angels' Francisco Rodriguez set the record with five wins in only nine appearances.
Jim Molony is a reporterr for MLB.com. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.