Saturday, March 4, 2017

TURN BACK THE CLOCK- 1966 ORIOLES STUN THE DODGERS WITH A WORLD SERIES SWEEP!

Today’s “Turn Back the Clock” moment is more like “moment(s)”, as we celebrate the Baltimore Orioles and their magical 1966 season which ended with a World Championship by SWEEPING the reigning champion Los Angeles Dodgers:


Led by Triple Crown winner Frank Robinson, who came over in a blockbuster deal before the season, the Orioles had a young pitching staff that would not disappoint, led by their “aged veteran” Steve Barber who was only 28.
After finishing their season with a 97-63 record, it was on to the World Series against a Dodger teamed anchored by Sandy Koufax and Don Drysdale.
But this year was all about the O’s, as their young staff did the improbable and limited the Dodgers to TWO runs (both scored in the first game) for the ENTIRE series, throwing three straight shutouts to close it out and take home the series win.
The Dodgers were shut out for 33 straight innings, from the fourth inning of game 1 through to the end of game four!
It would be the beginning of a nice run for the organization, as they’d reach the World Series again in 1969, 1970, 1971, with another championship in 1970 against the Cincinnati Reds (who were themselves starting up a dynasty of sorts at that time).

6 comments:

  1. Great card! Remember it well. Your 70's cards are great, but appreciate it when you delve into the 60's.

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  2. That pic never, ever, ever, ever, ever, gets old. Nice card!

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    1. I'm guessing one of your all-time favorite sayings is "Moe Mows Down 11".

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  3. In the final 6 innings of game 1, not only were the Dodgers shut out, but Moe Drabowsky no-hit them while striking out eleven batters!

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  4. And that's how a little kid Cubs fan became an Orioles fan as well. Man Brooksie got some air!

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  5. Any thoughts to doing World Series cards for the later 70s Topps sets? Can't figure out why they got away from it. Isn't it what the sport is all about in the end?!

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