MLB: A Retrospective Of October 2014, WS
(originally written October 2014)
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Four batters into the 2014 World Series, San Francisco led 1-0—until Pence smacked a full-count heater from KC starter James Shields over the CF wall. Just like that, the Royals faced a 3-0 hole before even coming to bat.
KC's veteran slugger has said 2014 would be his 12th and final season; Royals manager Ned Yost made sure to get Willingham a couple of at-bats (he struck out as a PH in both Games 1 and 2). He hit 195 homers with the Marlins, Nats, A's, Twins and Royals—two of which were grand slams in the same 2009 game.