IN THE NEWS: In the World Series Opener, Sandy Koufax fans the first five batters he faces en route to a World Series record 15. John Roseboro's 3-run home run is the difference, as Los Angeles beats the Yankees 5–2 at New York.
IN THE NEWS: Sandy Koufax beats the Yanks again 2–1 for a shocking World Series sweep for the Dodgers. Whitey Ford gives up only two hits, both by Frank Howard, who crashes a long home run in the 5th to start the LA scoring. The Bronx Bombers bat just .171 and score only four runs, the 2nd lowest total in World Series history.
IN THE NEWS: The Mets take 1B Bill Haas from the Dodgers and P Jack Fisher from the Giants, while Houston grabs P Claude Raymond from the Braves in a supplemental draft for the expansion teams. In the draft, each of the eight original clubs was required to make available four players from their roster of August 31st (the Reds list five players). Houston and the Mets can pay $30,000 for each of the players chosen. Haas will never reach the majors, and the two pitchers chosen will make contributions: the other players go unchosen. Paul Richards, Houston GM, who had originated the idea of the draft, had second thoughts after seeing the players made available.