1989 World Series

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The 1989 World Series was played between the Oakland Athletics and the San Francisco Giants. The Series ran from October 14 through October 28, with the A's sweeping the Giants in four games. It was the first World Series sweep since 1976, and is best remembered for the Loma Prieta earthquake, which occurred on October 17 at the beginning of Game 3 and caused a 10-day disruption in play. Fay Vincent presided over the series, his first as Commissioner of Baseball after the sudden death of his predecessor Bart Giamatti over a month earlier. This series is also known as the "Earthquake Series," "Bay Bridge Series," and "The Battle of the Bay." It was the first World Series in which the losing team never had the lead and never had the tying run at the plate in its final turn at-bat.

The San Francisco Giants won the National League West division by three games over the San Diego Padres then defeated the Chicago Cubs, four games to one, in the National League Championship Series. The Oakland Athletics won the American League West division by seven games over the Kansas City Royals then defeated the Toronto Blue Jays, four games to one, in the American League Championship Series.

In the CBS Radio Network booth that was right next to the ABC Sports television booth, announcers Jack Buck, Johnny Bench, and John Rooney bolted as soon as the earthquake started. This was in sharp contrast to ABC's Al Michaels, Jim Palmer, and Tim McCarver, who all seemed to maintain their composure on camera once a back-up generator restored their power. Bench ran to a spot underneath a steel grate. Buck soon told Bench "If you would have moved that fast when you played, you wouldn't have hit into so many double plays."

ABC play-by-play man Al Michaels, who spent three years in San Francisco as an announcer for the San Francisco Giants, was nominated for an Emmy Award for news broadcasting after giving an eyewitness account of the aftermath of the earthquake at Candlestick Park.

The Hall of Fame players in the 1989 World Series were Dennis Eckersley and Rickey Henderson.


1989 World Series-Game 1

Date Oct. 14th, 1989
Location Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Attendance 49,385
First Pitch Marcus Giamatti
National Anthem The Wiffenpoofs

1989 World Series Game 1-Line Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
San Francisco 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1
Oakland 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 x 5 11 1

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1989 World Series Game 1-Box Score

San Francisco Giants 0, Oakland Athletics 5

San Francisco Giants Oakland Athletics
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Butler cf 4 0 0 0 Henderson R. lf 5 0 2 1
Thompson 2b 4 0 0 0 Lansford 3b 5 0 1 0
Clark 1b 4 0 2 0 Gallego 2b 0 0 0 0
Mitchell lf 4 0 2 0 Canseco rf 3 0 0 0
Williams 3b,ss 4 0 0 0 Parker dh 4 1 1 1
Riles dh 4 0 0 0 Henderson D. cf 3 1 0 0
Maldonado rf 4 0 0 0 McGwire 1b 4 0 3 0
Kennedy c 3 0 0 0 Steinbach c 4 1 1 0
Uribe ss 2 0 1 0 Phillips 2b,3b 4 1 2 1
Oberkfell ph,3b 0 0 0 0 Weiss ss 4 1 1 1
Garrelts p 0 0 0 0 Stewart p 0 0 0 0
Hammaker p 1 0 0 0 - - - - -
Brantley p 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
LaCoss p 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Total 33 0 5 0 Total 36 5 11 4
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
San Francisco 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1
Oakland 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 x 5 11 1
San Francisco Giants IP H R ER BB SO
Garrelts L(0-1) 4.0 7 5 4 1 5
Hammaker 1.2 3 0 0 0 2
Brantley 1.1 1 0 0 1 0
LaCoss 1.0 0 0 0 0 1
Total 8.0 11 5 4 2 8
Oakland Athletics IP H R ER BB SO
Stewart W(1-0) 9.0 5 0 0 1 6
Total 9.0 5 0 0 1 6

E–Kennedy (1), Stewart (1). PB–Steinbach (1). 2B–San Francisco Clark (1,off Stewart). HR–Oakland Parker (1,3rd inning off Garrelts 0 on, 0 out); Weiss (1,4th inning off Garrelts 0 on, 0 out). U–Rich Garcia (AL), Paul Runge (NL), Vic Voltaggio (AL), Dutch Rennert (NL), Eric Gregg (NL), Al Clark (AL). T–2:45. A–49,385.


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1989 World Series-Game 2

Date Oct. 15th, 1989
Location Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Attendance 49,388
First Pitch Chris Drury & Andy Paul
National Anthem The Whispers

1989 World Series Game 2-Line Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
San Francisco 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0
Oakland 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 x 5 7 0

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1989 World Series Game 2-Box Score

San Francisco Giants 1, Oakland Athletics 5

San Francisco Giants Oakland Athletics
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Butler cf 2 0 1 0 Henderson R. lf 3 1 3 0
Thompson 2b 3 0 0 1 Lansford 3b 3 0 1 1
Clark 1b 4 0 0 0 Canseco rf 2 1 0 0
Mitchell lf 4 0 1 0 Parker dh 4 1 1 1
Williams 3b,ss 4 0 0 0 Henderson D. cf 3 1 0 0
Riles dh 3 0 0 0 McGwire 1b 4 0 1 0
Maldonado rf 3 0 0 0 Steinbach c 4 1 1 3
Kennedy c 3 0 1 0 Phillips 2b 3 0 0 0
Uribe ss 2 1 0 0 Weiss ss 3 0 0 0
Oberkfell ph,3b 1 0 1 0 Moore p 0 0 0 0
Reuschel p 0 0 0 0 Honeycutt p 0 0 0 0
Downs p 1 0 0 0 Eckersley p 0 0 0 0
Lefferts p 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Bedrosian p 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Total 29 1 4 1 Total 29 5 7 5
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
San Francisco 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0
Oakland 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 x 5 7 0
San Francisco Giants IP H R ER BB SO
Reuschel L(0-1) 4.0 5 5 5 4 2
Downs 2.0 1 0 0 0 2
Lefferts 1.0 1 0 0 1 1
Bedrosian 1.0 0 0 0 0 2
Total 8.0 7 5 5 5 7
Oakland Athletics IP H R ER BB SO
Moore W(1-0) 7.0 4 1 1 2 7
Honeycutt 1.1 0 0 0 0 1
Eckersley 0.2 0 0 0 0 0
Total 9.0 4 1 1 2 8

E–None. DP–San Francisco 2, Oakland 1. 2B–Oakland Lansford (1,off Reuschel); Parker (1,off Reuschel); McGwire (1,off Downs). 3B–Oakland R Henderson (1,off Lefferts). HR–Oakland Steinbach (1,4th inning off Reuschel 2 on, 1 out). SF–Thompson (1,off Moore). IBB–Canseco (1,by Lefferts). SB–Butler 2 (2,2nd base off Moore/Steinbach 2); R Henderson (1,2nd base off Reuschel/Kennedy). CS–R Henderson (1,3rd base by Downs/Kennedy). WP–Moore 2 (2). IBB–Lefferts (1,Canseco). U–Paul Runge (NL), Vic Voltaggio (AL), Dutch Rennert (NL), Al Clark (AL), Rich Garcia (AL), Eric Gregg (NL). T–2:47. A–49,388.


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1989 World Series-Game 3

Date Oct. 27th, 1989
Location Candlestick Park
Attendance 62,038
First Pitch Public Servants
National Anthem The Gatlin Brothers

1989 World Series Game 3-Line Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Oakland 2 0 0 2 4 1 0 4 0 13 14 0
San Francisco 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 4 7 10 3

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1989 World Series Game 3-Box Score

Oakland Athletics 13, San Francisco Giants 7

Oakland Athletics San Francisco Giants
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Henderson R. lf 5 1 1 0 Butler cf 3 0 0 0
Nelson p 0 0 0 0 Nixon ph,cf 2 1 1 0
Burns p 0 0 0 0 Thompson 2b 3 0 0 0
Lansford 3b 4 4 3 2 Litton ph,2b 2 0 2 1
Honeycutt p 0 0 0 0 Clark 1b 4 1 1 0
Gallego ph,3b 1 0 0 0 Mitchell lf 5 1 1 0
Canseco rf 5 3 3 3 Oberkfell 3b 2 1 1 0
Javier rf 0 0 0 0 Williams ss 4 1 1 1
McGwire 1b 4 0 0 1 Kennedy c 3 0 1 2
Henderson D. cf 4 2 3 4 Manwaring c 1 1 1 0
Steinbach c 4 0 1 1 Sheridan rf 2 0 0 0
Phillips 2b,3b,lf 5 1 1 1 Brantley p 0 0 0 0
Weiss ss 5 1 1 0 Riles ph 1 0 0 0
Stewart p 3 0 0 0 Hammaker p 0 0 0 0
Blankenship ph,2b 2 1 1 0 Lefferts p 0 0 0 0
- - - - - Bathe ph 1 1 1 3
- - - - - Garrelts p 1 0 0 0
- - - - - Downs p 0 0 0 0
- - - - - Maldonado rf 3 0 0 0
Total 42 13 14 12 Total 37 7 10 7
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Oakland 2 0 0 2 4 1 0 4 0 13 14 0
San Francisco 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 4 7 10 3
Oakland Athletics IP H R ER BB SO
Stewart W(2-0) 7.0 5 3 3 1 8
Honeycutt 1.0 1 0 0 0 1
Nelson 0.2 3 4 4 1 1
Burns 0.1 1 0 0 1 0
Total 9.0 10 7 7 3 10
San Francisco Giants IP H R ER BB SO
Garrelts L(0-2) 3.1 6 4 4 0 3
Downs 1.0 2 4 4 2 1
Brantley 2.2 1 1 1 2 1
Hammaker 0.2 5 4 4 0 0
Lefferts 1.1 0 0 0 0 0
Total 9.0 14 13 13 4 5

E–Mitchell (1), Williams (1), Lefferts (1). DP–San Francisco 1. 2B–Oakland D Henderson (1,off Garrelts); R Henderson (1,off Garrelts), San Francisco Manwaring (1,off Nelson); Litton (1,off Burns). HR–Oakland D Henderson 2 (2,4th inning off Garrelts 0 on, 0 out,5th inning off Downs 0 on, 1 out); Phillips (1,4th inning off Garrelts 0 on, 1 out); Canseco (1,5th inning off Downs 2 on, 0 out); Lansford (1,6th inning off Brantley 0 on, 2 out), San Francisco Williams (1,2nd inning off Stewart 0 on, 2 out); Bathe (1,9th inning off Nelson 2 on, 1 out). HBP–D Henderson (1,by Hammaker). SB–R Henderson 2 (3,3rd base off Garrelts/Kennedy,2nd base off Downs/Kennedy). HBP–Hammaker (1,D Henderson). U–Vic Voltaggio (AL), Dutch Rennert (NL), Al Clark (AL), Eric Gregg (NL), Paul Runge (NL), Rich Garcia (AL). T–3:03. A–62,038.


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1989 World Series-Game 4

Date Oct. 28th, 1989
Location Candlestick Park
Attendance 62,032
First Pitch Willie Mays
National Anthem Nell Carter

1989 World Series Game 4-Line Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Oakland 1 3 0 0 3 1 0 1 0 9 12 0
San Francisco 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 6 9 0

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1989 World Series Game 4-Box Score

Oakland Athletics 9, San Francisco Giants 6

Oakland Athletics San Francisco Giants
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Henderson R. lf 6 2 3 2 Butler cf 5 1 3 1
Lansford 3b 4 1 2 1 Oberkfell 3b 3 0 0 0
Canseco rf 4 1 2 0 Thompson ph,2b 1 0 1 1
McGwire 1b 5 0 1 0 Bedrosian p 0 0 0 0
Henderson D. cf 3 2 1 0 Clark 1b 4 1 1 0
Steinbach c 4 1 1 3 Mitchell lf 4 1 1 2
Phillips 2b 5 0 1 1 Williams ss,3b 4 0 1 0
Weiss ss 3 1 0 0 Kennedy c 3 1 0 0
Moore p 3 1 1 2 Litton 2b,3b 4 1 1 2
Phelps ph 1 0 0 0 Nixon rf 3 0 0 0
Nelson p 0 0 0 0 Robinson p 0 0 0 0
Honeycutt p 0 0 0 0 LaCoss p 1 0 0 0
Burns p 0 0 0 0 Bathe ph 1 0 0 0
Parker ph 1 0 0 0 Brantley p 0 0 0 0
Eckersley p 0 0 0 0 Downs p 0 0 0 0
- - - - - Riles ph 0 0 0 0
- - - - - Maldonado ph 1 1 1 0
- - - - - Lefferts p 0 0 0 0
- - - - - Uribe ss 1 0 0 0
Total 39 9 12 9 Total 35 6 9 6
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Oakland 1 3 0 0 3 1 0 1 0 9 12 0
San Francisco 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 6 9 0
Oakland Athletics IP H R ER BB SO
Moore W(2-0) 6.0 5 2 2 1 3
Nelson 0.1 1 2 2 1 0
Honeycutt 0.1 3 2 2 0 0
Burns 1.1 0 0 0 0 0
Eckersley SV(1) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 9.0 9 6 6 2 3
San Francisco Giants IP H R ER BB SO
Robinson L(0-1) 1.2 4 4 4 1 0
LaCoss 3.1 4 3 3 3 1
Brantley 0.1 3 1 1 0 0
Downs 1.2 0 0 0 0 1
Lefferts 0.1 1 1 1 1 0
Bedrosian 1.2 0 0 0 2 0
Total 9.0 12 9 9 7 2

E–None. 2B–Oakland D Henderson (2,off Robinson); Moore (1,off Robinson); Phillips (1,off LaCoss), San Francisco Butler (1,off Honeycutt). 3B–Oakland Steinbach (1,off LaCoss); R Henderson (2,off Brantley), San Francisco Maldonado (1,off Honeycutt). HR–Oakland R Henderson (1,1st inning off Robinson 0 on, 0 out), San Francisco Mitchell (1,6th inning off Moore 1 on, 2 out); Litton (1,7th inning off Nelson 1 on, 0 out). IBB–Weiss 2 (2,by Robinson,by LaCoss). SB–Canseco (1,2nd base off LaCoss/Kennedy). CS–Butler (1,2nd base by Moore/Steinbach). IBB–Robinson (1,Weiss); LaCoss (1,Weiss). U–Dutch Rennert (NL), Al Clark (AL), Eric Gregg (NL), Rich Garcia (AL), Vic Voltaggio (AL), Paul Runge (NL). T–3:07. A–62,032.


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Oakland Athletics Team Hitting Stats

Players Name Pos GM AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI Avg BB SO SB
Lance Blankenship 2b 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 .500 0 0 0
Todd Burns p 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Jose Canseco of 4 14 5 0 0 1 5 3 .357 4 3 1
Dennis Eckersley p 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Mike Gallego 2b,3b 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Dave Henderson of 4 13 4 2 0 2 6 4 .308 4 3 0
Rickey Henderson of 4 19 9 1 2 1 4 3 .474 2 2 3
Rick Honeycutt p 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Stan Javier of 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Carney Lansford 3b 4 16 7 1 0 1 5 4 .438 3 1 0
Mark McGwire 1b 4 17 5 1 0 0 0 1 .294 1 3 0
Mike Moore p 2 3 1 1 0 0 1 2 .333 0 1 0
Gene Nelson p 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Dave Parker dh 3 9 2 1 0 1 2 2 .222 0 2 0
Ken Phelps ph 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Tony Phillips 2b,of 4 17 4 1 0 1 2 3 .235 0 3 0
Terry Steinbach c 4 16 4 0 1 1 3 7 .250 2 1 0
Dave Stewart p 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 1 0
Walt Weiss ss 4 15 2 0 0 1 3 1 .133 2 2 0
AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI Avg BB SO SB
Total 146 44 8 3 9 32 30 .301 18 22 4

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Oakland Athletics Team Pitching Stats

Players Name W L G GS CG S SH IP ERA H SO ER BB
Todd Burns 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1.2 0.00 1 0 0 1
Dennis Eckersley 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 1.2 0.00 0 0 0 0
Rick Honeycutt 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 2.2 6.75 4 2 2 0
Mike Moore 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 13.0 2.08 9 10 3 3
Gene Nelson 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1.0 54.00 4 1 6 2
Dave Stewart 2 0 2 2 1 0 1 16.0 1.69 10 14 3 2
W L G GS CG S SH IP ERA H SO ER BB
Total 4 0 13 4 1 1 1 36.0 3.50 28 27 14 8

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1989 World Series

San Francisco Giants Team Hitting Stats

Players Name Pos G AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI Avg BB SO SB
Bill Bathe ph 2 2 1 0 0 1 1 3 .500 0 0 0
Steve Bedrosian p 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Jeff Brantley p 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Brett Butler of 4 14 4 1 0 0 1 1 .286 2 1 2
Will Clark 1b 4 16 4 1 0 0 2 0 .250 1 3 0
Kelly Downs p 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Scott Garrelts p 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 1 0
Atlee Hammaker p 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Terry Kennedy c 4 12 2 0 0 0 1 2 .167 1 3 0
Mike LaCoss p 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Craig Lefferts p 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Greg Litton 2b,3b 2 6 3 1 0 1 1 3 .500 0 0 0
Candy Maldonado of 4 11 1 0 1 0 1 0 .091 0 4 0
Kirt Manwaring c 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 1.000 0 0 0
Kevin Mitchell of 4 17 5 0 0 1 2 2 .294 0 3 0
Donell Nixon of 2 5 1 0 0 0 1 0 .200 1 1 0
Ken Oberkfell 3b 4 6 2 0 0 0 1 0 .333 3 0 0
Rick Reuschel p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Ernie Riles dh 4 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 1 0
Don Robinson p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Pat Sheridan of 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Robby Thompson 2b 4 11 1 0 0 0 0 2 .091 0 4 0
Jose Uribe ss 3 5 1 0 0 0 1 0 .200 0 0 0
Matt Williams ss,3b 4 16 2 0 0 1 1 1 .125 0 6 0
AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI Avg BB SO SB
Total 134 28 4 1 4 14 14 .209 8 27 2

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1989 World Series

San Francisco Giants Team Pitching Stats

Players Name W L G GS CG S SH IP ERA H SO ER BB
Steve Bedrosian 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2.2 0.00 0 2 0 2
Jeff Brantley 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 4.1 4.15 5 1 2 3
Kelly Downs 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 4.2 7.71 3 4 4 2
Scott Garrelts 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 7.1 9.82 13 8 8 1
Atlee Hammaker 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2.1 15.43 8 2 4 0
Mike LaCoss 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 4.1 6.23 4 2 3 3
Craig Lefferts 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 2.2 3.38 2 1 1 2
Rick Reuschel 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 4.0 11.25 5 2 5 4
Don Robinson 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.2 21.60 4 0 4 1
W L G GS CG S SH IP ERA H SO ER BB
Total 0 4 9 4 0 0 0 34.0 8.21 44 22 31 18

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