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Tuesday, 23 October 2007 01:23
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 SCOREBOARD
Tuesday, Oct. 23
No games scheduled. The World Series starts in Boston on Wednesday.

FIRST-TIMERS
The Colorado Rockies, in their 15th season, are making their first appearance in the World Series. The Rockies, winners of 21 of their last 22 games, are the sixth team since 1992 to reach the Fall Classic for the first time. The previous five have a 4-1 record with Toronto (1992), Florida (1997), Arizona (2001) and Anaheim (2002) all victorious and Houston (2005) the one to fail. Hopefully, they won't have to wait as long as the Red Sox, who broke an 86-year World Series drought by winning in 2004.

MANAGERIAL MERRY-GO-ROUND
k Yankees minor league system and one of the few big league managers who has never coached or played in the majors, Hillman has managed in Japan for the past five years. Hillman will manage the Nippon Ham Fighters in their defense of Japan's World Series championship.

YANKEE DOODLES
The New York Yankees began their search for a new manager on Monday following the decision by Joe Torre, who left last week after 12 seasons. The interview process began with former Florida Marlins manager Joe Girardi, who spent about an hour at Legends Field. Yankees bench coach Don Mattingly was due in Tuesday and New York first base coach Tony Pena on Wednesday.

SPEAKING
``We're under the radar. It's being billed as a David and Goliath situation. But that's OK. We're as confident as anybody, we're as hot as anybody. We think we're as good as anybody.'' - Colorado reliever Matt Herges on the upcoming matchup between the Rockies and the Boston Red Sox in the World Series. Game 1 begins on Wednesday in Boston.

SEASONS
Oct. 23
1910 - Philadelphia's Jack Coombs won his third game of the World Series, beating the Chicago Cubs 7-2 as the Athletics took the championship in five games. Eddie Collins had three hits, including two doubles, to lead the A's attack.
1981 - The Los Angeles Dodgers beat New York 5-4 in the third game of the World Series to narrow the Yankees' lead to 2-1.
1985 - John Tudor tossed a five-hit, 3-0 victory over the Kansas City Royals to give the St. Louis Cardinals a 3-1 lead in the World Series.
1986 - Bruce Hurst's complete-game victory gave the Boston Red Sox a 4-2 win and 3-2 lead in the World Series against the New York Mets. Hurst scattered 10 hits with one walk and six strikeouts.
1993 - Joe Carter became the second player in baseball history to end a World Series with a home run, hitting a three-run shot off Mitch Williams in the ninth inning that gave the Toronto Blue Jays their second straight championship with an 8-6 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies in Game 6.
Today's birthdays: John Lackey 28; David Riske 30; Kazuo Matsui 31.
 

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