Baseball’s World Series is over a hundred years old, but despite its lengthy history, Saturday night’s game features a record, of sorts. Game 1 sees two rookies take the mound for the very first time.
The Cardinals’ Anthony Reyes is opposed by Rookie of the Year candidate Justin Verlander of Detroit. Reyes has the fewest wins for a Game 1 starter in the Fall Classic’s history. The right-hander earned just five victory’s for the Redbirds during a season in which he split time between St. Louis and Triple-A Memphis. Verlander closed out the regular season with a 17-9 record and an ERA at just over three and a half.
The 102nd installment of the World Series begins tonight in Detroit. First pitch is 7:05.
Related web sites:
Cardinals’ Official Website