MLB: A Retrospective Of October 2014, WS

(originally written October 2014)

NLWC: SF/PIT  ALWC: OAK/KC  NLDS A: LA/STL  NLDS B: SF/WAS  ALDS A: KC/LAA  ALDS B: DET/BAL  NLCS:  SF/STL  ALCS: KC/BAL  WS: SF/KC

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Hunter Pence Goes Deep, Game 1
Hunter Pence Goes Deep, Game 1

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.

Josh Willingham's Last Stand, Game 7
Josh Willingham's Last Stand, Game 7

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.

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