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10/23/2004 9:24 PM ET
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Eight of last 10 Game 1 winners took series
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The winner of the first game of the World Series has gone on to win the Fall Classic 59 times (59.6%). That has been the case in six of the last seven World Series, and eight of the last 10.

Last 11 World Series Game 1 winners
Year Game 1 winner Series result
2004Red Sox 11, Cardinals 9TBD
2003Marlins 3, Yankees 2Marlins, 4-2
2002Giants, 4, Angels 3Angels, 4-3
2001Diamondbacks 9, Yankees 1Diamondbacks, 4-3
2000Yankees 4, Mets 3 (12)Yankees, 4-1
1999Yankees 4, Braves 1Yankees, 4-0
1998Yankees 9, Padres 6Yankees, 4-0
1997Marlins 7, Indians 4Marlins, 4-3
1996Braves 12, Yankees 1Yankees, 4-2
1995Braves 3, Indians 2Braves, 4-2
1993Blue Jays 8, Phillies 5Blue Jays, 4-2

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