- 2003 World Series
Infobox World Series Expanded
year = 2003
champion_games = 91-71, .562, GB: 10
New York Yankees(2)
runnerup_games = 101-61, .623, GA: 6
October 18– October 25
television = FOX
Joe Buckand Tim McCarver
radio_network = ESPN
Jon Millerand Joe Morgan
Randy Marsh, Tim Welke, Larry Young, Ed Rapuano, Jeff Kellogg, Gary Darling
HOFers = none.
New York Yankeesover Boston Red Sox(4-3)
Florida Marlinsover Chicago Cubs(4-3)
The 2003 World Series marked the 99th baseball
World Seriesevent. The Florida Marlinsdefeated the New York Yankeesin six games, 4-2.
It featured the
New York Yankeesin their sixth Series appearance in eight years. Opposing them were the wild card Florida Marlins, appearing in their second World Series in their 11-year franchise history. The Marlins were the underdogs, and they capped a remarkable season turnaround by defeating the Yankees four games to two. The Marlins become the second straight wild card team to win the World Series; the Anaheim Angels (currently called the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim) won the World Series as the wild card team the previous year (2002). The Boston Red Soxwon the Wild Card and World Series a year later as well. The series was, however, somewhat overshadowed by the League Championship Series that year, when the Chicago Cubsand Boston Red Sox, both widely believed to be cursed, both went down to dramatic defeats, each in seven games. (see Steve Bartmanand Curse of the Bambino, respectively)
It was the 100th anniversary of the World Series, and advertised as such. However, it was only the 99th event due to a strike cancelling the
1994 World Seriesand the boycott of the 1904 World Seriesby the National League.
The Marlins started the season 19-29 when they fired manager
Jeff Torborgand hired 72-year old Jack McKeon, who had been retired from baseball for over two years. They went 75-49 under McKeon to win the wild card. McKeon would become the oldest manager to ever win a World Series. They lost the first game of the NLDS to the San Francisco Giants, but came back to win the final three. After going down three games to one to the Cubs in the NLCS, they rallied to win the final three games. In the World Series, the Marlins put up their young roster with a $54 million payroll up against the storied Yankees and their $164 million payroll. By facing the Marlins, the Yankees have faced every team in the National League that has won a pennant with the exception of the 2005 Houston Astrosand the 2007 Colorado Rockies.
The Yankees had been awarded home-field advantage for this World Series, because the AL won the 2003 All-Star game. MLB had alternated home-field advantage for the World Series between the two leagues prior to this, and the NL would have been due for home-field in 2003 before the change.
Florida Marlins(4) vs AL New York Yankees(2)
October 18, 2003at Yankee Stadiumin New York, New YorkLinescore
Brad Penny(1-0)|LP= David Wells(0-1)|SV= Ugueth Urbina(1)
A trio of Marlins pitchers managed to keep the Yankees in check.
Brad Penny, Dontrelle Willis, and Ugueth Urbinaheld New York to two runs. Juan Pierrescored Florida's first run and drove in the other two. The Yankees scored their runs on a single by Derek Jeterand a solo home run by Bernie Williams, the 18th postseason home run of his career, tying a mark shared by Reggie Jacksonand Mickey Mantle.
Urbina ran into immediate trouble in the ninth, walking
Jason Giambito lead off the inning and, one out later, walking pinch-hitter Rubén Sierrato put pinch-runner David Dellucciin scoring position. However, Alfonso Sorianowas called out looking on a 3-2 pitch and Nick Johnsonflied out to center to end the game. David Wellspitched seven solid innings for New York in a losing effort. The defeat marked the first Yankees loss of a home World Series contest since Game 2 of the 1996 World Series.
October 19, 2003at Yankee Stadiumin New York, New YorkLinescore
Andy Pettitte(1-0)|LP= Mark Redman(0-1)|SV=
Alfonso Soriano(1), Hideki Matsui(1)|
The Yankees bounced back behind the arm of
Andy Pettittewho allowed only six hits and one walk in 8 2/3 innings. He allowed only one unearned run on a single by Derrek Lee. The Yankees' Hideki Matsuihit a three-run home runin the first inning on a 3-0 pitch, becoming the first Japanese player to hit a home run in a World Series, and also became the second Japanese player to play a World Series game. Alfonso Sorianohit a two-run shot off reliever Rick Hellingin the fourth. Florida's starter Mark Redmanlasted only two and a third innings while allowing four runs.
October 21, 2003at Pro Player Stadium in Miami, FloridaLinescore
Mike Mussina(1-0)|LP= Josh Beckett(0-1)|SV= Mariano Rivera(1)
Bernie Williams(2), Aaron Boone(1)|HomeHR=|
Game 3 was a close pitcher's duel for the first seven innings. Florida starter
Josh Beckettheld the Yankees to one run through seven innings, the lone run coming on a bases loaded walk after two consecutive borderline pitches that were called balls. The Marlins struck early off New York starter Mike Mussinawith Miguel Cabrera singling in Juan Pierre in the bottom of the first. Mussina settled down and did not allow another run to the Marlins in seven strong innings. Beckett pitched strong into the eighth until he started to tire. He left with one out in the eighth having recorded 10 strikeouts for the night.
Dontrelle Willisentered the 1-1 game and got one out, but gave up an opposite-field single to Hideki Matsuito give the Yankees their first lead of the night. Chad Foxrelieved Willis and struck out Rubén Sierra to end the inning. The Yankees offense would return in the ninth. Aaron Booneled off the inning with a home run to left, and after walking Alfonso Sorianoand hitting Derek Jeter, Bernie Williams hit a three-run shot to center to give the Yankees a 6-1 lead. Williams' home run was the his 19th in the postseason, a new Major League record. His 65 RBIs were also the most in postseason history. Yankee closer Mariano Riverapitched the final two innings for his record 30th career postseason save. Mussina received his fifth postseason win.The game was interrupted in the seventh by a rain delay lasting 39 minutes. It was the first weather-related delay of a World Series game since game 1 of the 1996 World Series.
October 22, 2003at Pro Player Stadium in Miami, FloridaLinescore
Braden Looper(1-0)|LP= Jeff Weaver(0-1)|SV=
Miguel Cabrera(1), Álex González (1)|
The Marlins jumped out to an early lead against Yankees starter
Roger Clemens. Miguel Cabrerahit a two-run homer in the first and Derrek Leehit an RBI single. Clemens settled down and held the Marlins scoreless in the next six innings. When Clemens struck out Luis Castillo to end the seventh, it was then thought to have marked the end of his Major League career. With flashbulbs lighting up the stadium, the crowd gave him a standing ovation; the Marlins even paused to applaud in recognition of Clemens' hall-of-fame career. (As it turned out, Clemens would put off his retirement to sign with the Houston Astrosfor 2004.) Meanwhile, the Yankees scored their first run on a sacrifice fly by Aaron Boonein the second inning. Marlins starter Carl Pavanoheld the Yankees to that lone run through eight strong innings.
Clemens was set to get the loss until the Yankees rallied in the ninth against
Ugueth Urbina. Bernie Williams singled with one out, Hideki Matsuiwalked and Jorge Posadagrounded into a force play. Pinch-hitter Rubén Sierrafouled off two full-count pitches before tripling into the right-field corner to tie the ball game. The game headed to extra innings. The Yankees threatened to score in the top of the 11th when they loaded the bases with one out off Chad Fox. Braden Looperrelieved Fox and struck out Boone, and replacement catcher John Flahertypopped out to third. The Marlins won the game in dramatic fashion in the bottom of the 12th when Álex González led off the inning with a home run off Jeff Weaverthat just cleared the fence in left to help the Marlins win 4-3.
October 23, 2003at Pro Player Stadium in Miami, FloridaLinescore
Brad Penny(2-0)|LP= José Contreras(0-1)|SV= Ugueth Urbina(2)
Game 5 featured a rematch of Game 1's starters, Florida's
Brad Pennyversus New York's David Wells. Before a sellout crowd of 65,975, the Yankees did not appear very sharp, botching a rundown play in the fifth inning that led to two Marlin runs. Slumping Alfonso Sorianowas benched and first baseman Jason Giambinursed a leg injury. Wells left the game after pitching just one inning due to back spasms. His replacement, José Contreraspitched three shaky innings, allowing 3 walks and 4 runs. The Yankees drew first blood with a sacrifice fly from Bernie Williamsin the first. In the second, the Marlins scored on an RBI double by Álex González and Brad Penny helped his own cause by singling in two more runs. They scored again on a Juan Pierredouble in the 4th and a two-run single by Mike Lowellin the 5th, to give the Marlins a 6-1 lead.
The Yankees began clawing away at that lead with a
Derek JeterRBI-single in the 7th. Dontrelle Willisrelieved Penny by pitching a scoreless 8th. In the 9th, Jason Giambi hit a pinch-hit home run to right field off reliever Braden Looper. That made it 6-3 Marlins. After a Jeter single, Enrique Wilsondouble him home to cut the Marlins' lead to 6-4. Ugueth Urbinarelieved Looper and retired Bernie Williams on a fly ball near the outfield wall which was caught by Juan Encarnacionjust inches away from a home run and Hideki Matsui on a ground ball to first base to preserve the Marlins win.
October 25, 2003at Yankee Stadiumin New York, New YorkLinescore
Josh Beckett(1-1)|LP= Andy Pettitte(1-1)|SV=|
The series headed back to New York for Game Six, marking the 100th World Series game ever played at Yankee Stadium. Marlins manager
Jack McKeondecided to start 23-year-old Josh Becketton three days' rest. Beckett made the move seem brilliant—his complete game shutout in the final game of the World Series made him the first to accomplish the feat since Jack Morrisof the Minnesota Twinsin 1991. With the victory, the Marlins became the first National League team since the 1981 Los Angeles Dodgers to win the World Series without having home field advantage. They are just the fourth team overall to do it since 1984, following the 1992 Toronto Blue Jays and the 1999 New York Yankees. The 2006 St. Louis Cardinals have recently accomplished the same feat. The championship gave the Marlins more World titles (2) than division titles (0). The Atlanta Braveshad won the NL East every year since 1995 going into this World Series, a strike ended the 1994 season without division winners, and the Philadelphia Phillies won the Marlins' division in 1993. The Marlins also became the first team since the creation of the Division Series to win the World Series without ever having home-field advantage during their entire post-season. The Marlins became the first opposing team to win a Series championship on the field at Yankee Stadium since the 1981 World Series, when the Los Angeles Dodgers did it. The Marlins won the series despite scoring fewer runs (17) than the Yankees (21). With the closure of the original Yankee Stadium after the 2008 season, this was the last World Series game held in the original Yankee Stadium.
2003 World Series (4-2):
Florida Marlins(N.L.) over New York Yankees(A.L.)Linescore
New York Yankees
Total Attendance: 364,932 Average Attendance: 60,822 | Winning Player’s Share: – $306,150 Losing Player’s Share – $180,890cite web|url=http://www.baseball-almanac.com/ws/wsshares.shtml|title=World Series Gate Receipts and Player Shares|accessdate=2008-05-07|publisher=Baseball Almanac]
*cite web |author=Forman, Sean L. |title=2003 World Series |date= |work=Baseball-Reference.com - Major League Statistics and Information. |url=http://www.baseball-reference.com/postseason/2003_WS.shtml |accessdate=2007-12-09
* [http://www.nyyankeesfan.net/2003worldseries.php 2003 World Series Article]
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