The World Series is on the horizon, so what better time to check out a few designs that feature some of the best ball players to ever grace the diamond?
During Game 5 of the 1956 World Series, Don Larsen pitched a perfect game. I’ll never understand why we don’t hear more about Don Larsen.
A home run in a World Series game is one thing, but when you get three in one game, you become a baseball legend. In 1977, Reggie Jackson popped a trio over the fence.
Nothing is as rife with drama as a World Series that comes down to the wire. Mazeroski’s ninth-inning home run in Game 7 of the 1960 World Series put the Pirates on top and into the history books.
Kirk Gibson hit a booming home run in the first game of the 1988 series, despite suffering injuries to both knees.
When it comes to unbeatable World Series pitching, Mathewson set the standard in 1905 by pitching three shutouts in a single week.
It was a duel between two pitchers in Game 7 of the ’91 Series, in which Jack Morris battled John Smoltz for 10 shutout innings. Morris came out on top after Atlanta’s relief failed, ultimately paving the way for a Minnesota victory.
You want fast? Try Enos Slaughter, who scored from first on a routine line drive in 1947’s Game 6 to help the Cardinals win the Series.
Willie May’s “The Catch” may be more famous than any other defensive play in baseball history. His deep center field grab saved two runs in Game 1 of the 1954 Series.
Joe Carter ended the 1993 World Series with a game- and series-winning home run in Game 7. It was only the second time a home run ended the World Series, the first being Mazeroski’s dinger in 1960.
The most famous image of Carlton Fisk is him “waving” his home run ball into fair territory during Game 6 of the 1975 World Series. His effort won the game for Boston, but they ended up losing the World Series to the Reds in the next game.