Minnesota's Kirby Puckett and San Diego's Tony Gwynn
each win batting titles on the final day of the
regular season. Puckett goes 2-for-5 to edge Carney
Lansford .339 to .336, while Gwynn goes 3-for-4 to
beat Will Clark .336 to .333.
Oakland's Dave Stewart wins the ALCS opener 7-3
Will Clark goes 4-for-4 with 2 home runs, including
the first NLCS grand slam since 1977, to lead
the Giants to a 11-3 win over the Cubs in game
one of the NL playoffs. Clark's 6 RBI tie Bobby Richardson's
single-game post season record set in the 1960 World
Rickey Henderson swipes 4 bases as Oakland beats
Toronto again 6-3.
The Cubs even the NLCS with 6 runs in the first
inning. Jerome Walton has 2 hits in the outburst.
Chicago wins 9-5.
Back at home Toronto wins its first ALCS game
Robby Thompson's 2-run HR gives the Giants the 5-4
victory in game 3.
Two Rickey Henderson HRs and a Jose Canseco
upper deck HR give Oakland a 6-5 win.
Oakland beats Toronto 4-3 to win the ALCS 4-1
and advance to the World Series for the 2nd straight
year. Rickey Henderson, who hit .400 with 8 stolen
bases, is named series MVP.
Matt Williams snaps a 4-4 tie with a 5th-inning
HR, and the Giants hold on to win 5-4.
The Giants win their first NL pennant since
1962 by defeating the Cubs 3-2 in game 5 of the
NLCS. Will Clark bats .650 in the series with 8 RBI
to win MVP honors.
Bob Quinn resigns as GM of the Yankees to accept
the same position with the Cincinnati Reds.
Dave Stewart shuts out the Giants 5-0 on 5
hits in game 1 of the World Series. He is the first
pitcher to start consecutive WS openers since the
Reds Don Gullett in 1975 and '76.
Terry Steinbach's 3-run HR is the big blow as Oakland
Game 3 of the World Series is postponed when an
earthquake strikes the San Francisco Bay area a half
hour before game time, causing minor damage to Candlestick
Park and major damage to the surrounding area.
After a 10-day earthquake delay, the rumbling continues
as Oakland hits 5 HRs in a 13-7 win.
The A's take an 8-0 and beat the Giants 96
to complete a 4-game sweep of the World Series, the
first WS sweep since 1976. Oakland's Dave Stewart,
who won 2 games, is named MVP.