1958 — Construction began on the new ballpark for the Giants in San Francisco. The rocks in the area resembled candlesticks.
1981 — The Los Angeles Dodgers, behind Pedro Guerrero's five RBIs, beat the New York Yankees 9-2 to take the World Series in six games.
1989 — The Oakland Athletics swept the San Francisco Giants in the World Series with a 9-6 win over San Francisco.
1995 — The Braves won their first World Series since moving to Atlanta with a 1-0 win over Cleveland in Game 6. Tom Glavine and Mark Wohlers combined on a one-hitter and David Justice homered in the sixth inning.
2007 — The Boston Red Sox swept to their second title in four years with a 4-3 win over the Colorado Rockies in Game 4. Jon Lester pitched shutout ball into the sixth inning and Jonathan Papelbon closed with his third save of the Series. Mike Lowell won the MVP award, leading a team that hit .333 in the Series.
2009 — Chase Utley hit two solo homers off CC Sabathia to help the defending champion Philaldelphia Phillies beat the New York Yankees 6-1 in Game 1 of the World Series.
2011 — The St. Louis Cardinals won a remarkable World Series they weren't even supposed to reach, beating the Texas Rangers 6-2 in Game 7. A day after an epic Game 6 that saw them twice within one strike of elimination, the Cardinals captured their 11th World Series crown behind another key hit by hometown star David Freese and six innings from starter Chris Carpenter. Freese's two-run double tied it in the first inning against loser Matt Harrison and Allen Craig hit a go-ahead homer in the third.
2012 — Marco Scutaro singled home the tiebreaking run in the 10th inning, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Detroit Tigers 4-3 to complete a four-game sweep and win their second World Series title in three years. Pablo Sandoval, who hit three homers in Game 1, was selected Series MVP. He was 1 for 5 in Game 4, dropping his Series average to .500 (8 for 16).
Today's birthdays: Josh Thole 27; Nate McLouth 32.