Thursday, September 30, 2010

Game 3 of World Series to Start "Early"

MLB Commissioner Bud Selig announced today that Game 3 of the World Series on Saturday, October 30th will start early.

And by early, Selig means the first pitch will be thrown at 6:57 p.m EST.

Of course, there was a time when the World Series was played during the daytime.

The first night game in the Fall Classic was played in Pittsburgh as the Pirates hosted the Baltimore Orioles in Game 4 of the 1971 World Series.

The last day game played in a World Series was when the Detroit Tigers clinched it in Game 5 against the San Diego Padres. It was the game where Kirk Gibson hit the three run homerun off "Goose" Gossage.

I would like to see one day game played in every World Series. Start the Saturday game at 4 p.m. EST. Now that would be a nice nod to tradition.

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