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World Series postgame notes
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10/24/2003  1:00 AM ET 
World Series postgame notes
Game 5: Marlins 6, Yankees 4
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THE GAMETIME TEMPERATURE matches the highest for a World Series game since gametime temperatures were 1st recorded in 1975. It matches the temperature on Oct. 15, 1977, Game 4, New York at Los Angeles.


JASON GIAMBI was scratched from the starting lineup tonight with an aggravation of a left knee injury..He is available for pinch-hitting tonight.

DAVID WELLS: 8 pitches (3 balls, 5 strikes)...1 ip, 0 h, 0 r, 0 bb, 0 so...Wells left the game after one inning due to acute lower back spasms due to a recurring lumbar disc problem.

WELLS' OUTING was the shortest by a starter in a World Series game since San Diego's MARK THURMOND lasted 0.1 innings on October 14, 1984, Game 5, at Detroit (0.1 ipp, 5 h, 3 r-er/ND)...It was the shortest start by a Yankee in a World Series game since BOB TURLEY lasted 1.0 inning on October 13, 1960, Game 7 at Pittsburgh (2 ip, 3 r-er, 1 bb/ND)...ART DITMAR lasted just 0.1 innings in his start on Oct. 5, 1960, Game 1 at Pittsburgh (3 h, 3 r-er, 1 bb/L).

DEREK JETER singled to lead off the game and has hit safely in all 5 games of this Series...He scored his 25th run in Series play in that inning, tying ELSTON HOWARD for 7th on the all-time list, one behind ROGER MARIS.

BRAD PENNY had a 2-run single in the 2nd inning...The last 2 pitchers with more than one rbi in a World Series game were 2-CHAD OGEA, Cleveland, Oct. 25, 1997, Game 6 at Florida and 2-MIKE MOORE, Oakland, October 28, 1989, Game 4 at San Francisco.

JOSE CONTRERAS: 65 pitches (27 balls/38 strikes)...3 ip, 5 h, 4 r-er, 3 bb, 4 so...Contreras has a 5.68 era (4 er/6.1 ip) in 4 appearances in this World Series.

IVAN RODRIGUEZ singled in the 5th inning and has hit safely in 15 of 16 games in this post-season.

JUAN PIERRE doubled in the 4th inning and has hit safely in 9 of his last 10 games of this post-season.

BERNIE WILLIAMS singled in the 6th inning and has hit safely in all 4 games of this Series.

ON THE WAY TO COOPERSTOWN: The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum has received the bat used by ALEX GONZALEZ hit his game-winning home run in the bottom of the 12th inning last night, the 13th walk-off home run in World Series history.

TIM McCARVER is working his 79th World Series game tonight, most of any television announcer ever...The previous record was 78 by CURT GOWDY.


Game 565,975$5,672,372.43--------------------

Game 4$850,855.86 $2,127,139.66
Total$4,964,543.71 $4,183,985.58

ALCS PLAYER POOL: $8,457,768.33
NLCS PLAYER POOL: $5,055,329.64

TONIGHT'S ATTENDANCE is the largest for a World Series game since October 26, 1997, Game 7, 67,204 here at Pro Player Stadium, Florida at Cleveland

CHRIS HAMMOND: 20 pitches (6 balls, 14 strikes)...2 ip, 2 h, 2 r, 0 er, 0 bb, 0 so...This was Hammond's 1st appearance of the post-season.

JEFF NELSON: 41 pitches (13 balls, 28 strikes)...2 ip, 2 h, 0 r, 1 bb, 4 so...Nelson has pitched 4 scoreless innings in his 3 appearances of this Series...Nelson appeared in his 16 career World Series game tonight, tying ROLLIE FINGERS for 4th on the all-time list.

BRAD PENNY: 7 ip, 8 h, 2 r, 1 er, 2 bb, 4 so...Penny has won both of his starts in this World Series with a 2.19 era (3 er/12.1 ip)...In the post-season, he is 3-1, 5.73 (14 er/22 ip) in 7 games/4 starts.

Penny is the 1st pitcher to win twice in the 1st 5 games of a World Series since the Yankees MIKE STANTON won Games 1 and 5 in relief versus the Mets in 2000. He is the 1st starter to accomplish that feat since Florida's LIVAN HERNANDEZ won Games 1 and 5 versus Cleveland in 1997.

Penny has won 3 of the Marlins' last 4 games in this post-season beginning with Game 7 of the NLCS.

DONTRELLE WILLIS: 8 pitches (3 balls, 5 strikes)...1 ip, 1 h, 0 r, 0 bb, 1 so...Willis has pitched 3.2 scoreless innings in 3 appearances in this Series.

BRADEN LOOPER: 15 pitches (5 balls, 10 strikes)...0.1 ip, 3 h, 2 r-er, 0 bb, 0 so, 1 hr...Looper has a 9.81 era in 4 appearances in this Series.

UGUETH URBINA: 5 pitches (2 balls, 3 strikes)...0.2 ip, 0 h, 0 r, 0 bb, 0 so...Urbina picked up his 2nd save in this Series, both for BRAD PENNY...His era in this series is 6.00 in 3 games...This was his 4th overall save in this post-season.

ALFONSO SORIANO made his professional debut in the outfield with his appearance in right field in the 8th inning.

JASON GIAMBI connected for the 19th pinch homer in World Series history when he went deep in the 9th inning. It was the 1st pinch homer in a World Series game since New York's JIM LEYRITZ hit one on Oct. 27, 1999, Game 4 versus Atlanta at Yankee Stadium...It was Giambi's 4th homer of the post-season.


Oct. 2, 1947/3Yogi BerraNew York (AL) Brooklyn
Oct. 3, 1952/3 Johnny Mize New York (AL) Brooklyn
Sept. 30, 1953/1George ShubaBrooklynNew York (AL)
Sept. 29, 1954/1Dusty RhodesNew York (NL) Cleveland
Oct. 2, 1954/4Hank Majeski ClevelandNew York (AL)
Oct. 2, 1955/5Bob CervNew York (AL) Brooklyn
Oct. 2, 1959/2Chuck EssegianLos AngelesChicago (AL)
Oct. 8, 1959/6Chuck EssegianLos AngelesChicago (AL)
Oct. 5, 1960/1Elston Howard New York (AL) Pittsburgh
Oct. 7, 1961/3John BlanchardNew York (AL) Cincinnati
Oct. 14, 1975/3Bernie Carbo BostonCincinnati
Oct. 21, 1975/6Bernie Carbo BostonCincinnati
Oct. 24, 1981/4Jay JohnstoneLos AngelesNew York (AL)
Oct. 15, 1988/1Kirk Gibson Los AngelesOakland
Oct. 27, 1989/3Bill BatheSan FranciscoOakland
Oct. 22, 1991/3Chili DavisMinnesotaAtlanta
Oct. 18, 1992/2Ed SpragueTorontoAtlanta
Oct. 27, 1999/4Jim LeyritzNew York (AL) Atlanta
Oct. 23, 2003/5Jason GiambiNew York (AL) Florida

DEREK JETER was 3-4 tonight and is batting .409 (9-22) in this Series.

THE YANKEES have lost consecutive games in this Series and trailing in the fall classic, 3 games to 2, for the 1st time since 1981, when Los Angeles won the final 4 games of the Series for a 4-2 victory. New York has dropped 4 of its last 6 Series games beginning with Game 6 in 2001.

THE MARLINS hold a 3-2 lead in the World Series, just as Florida did in 1997. The Marlins are 4-0 lifetime in the 5th Game of a post-season Series.

TRUE TO FORM: This Series has mirrored 2002 in won-lost results: Home team loses Game 1 and wins Game 2...Series changes sites and home team loses Game 3 and wins Games 4 and 5. That sequence had occurred in just of the 1st 97 World Series.

WITHOUT THE LONG BALL: The Marlins have hit just one homer in the 1st 5 games of this Series...Of Florida's 40 hits in this Series, 31 have been singles.

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