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Quick World Series Names/Notes

November 9, 2022

I cite current Phils manager Rob Thomson, best known as a Giants’ player, Robby Thompson (he hit a big home run in #3 ’89 NLCS on the night news came that the great Bette Davis died) and the man who hit the legendary 1951 N.L. pennant winning home run, Bobby Thomson all have been involved in one World Series and was on the losing end.

Dusty Baker now with victories in his 3rd World Series after losses in his first two as both a manager and player, was a coach on that ’89 Giants’ pennant winner that included Robby Thompson.

In both his losing World Series as a manager, Dusty faced “S” named managers, his teammate on his lone player title with the ’81 Dodgers, Mike “S”cioscia and last year’s title winning manager Brian “S”nitker of the Braves.

Baker wins vs a manager whose name starts one “down” the alphabet from “S,” in “T”homson and as a player split in 2 “L” vs “L” World Series, the opposing manager being Bob “L”emon and “L”asorda his manager in both the ’78 loss and ’81 win.

The ’77 World Series loss was to a manager whose name started one letter “down” the alphabet from “L,” namely Alfred “Billy” “M”artin.

All 4 Dusty Baker vs the Phillies LCS or World Series ended on Saturdays, three of them with (3-1) NLCS victories, 2 for Dusty and L.A. (Dodgers) in ’77 and ’78 and one for the Phils led by “Dusty pal,” “The Sarg,” Gary Mathews in ’83. The just completed World Series went 6 games.



Ruth Elizabeth “Bette” Davis, pictured above, died on October 6, 1989, a Friday, however I believe news of the great star’s death was not made public until Saturday October 7th.

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