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The 1978 World Series matched the defending champion New York Yankees against the Los Angeles Dodgers in a rematch of the 1977 Series, with the Yankees winning in six games to repeat as champions.

Managers: Billy Martin (New York), Tommy Lasorda (Los Angeles)

Umpires: Ed Vargo (NL), Bill Haller (AL), John Kibler (NL), Marty Springstead (AL), Frank Pulli (NL), Joe Brinkman (AL)

Series MVP: Bucky Dent (New York)

Television: NBC (Joe Garagiola, Tony Kubek and Tom Seaver announcing)

Game 1

October 10, 1978 at Dodger Stadium (Los Angeles Dodgers)

                                 1  2  3    4  5  6    7  8  9     R  H  E
                                 -  -  -    -  -  -    -  -  -     -  -  -
    New York Yankees             0  0  0    0  0  0    3  2  0     5  9  1
    Los Angeles Dodgers          0  3  0    3  1  0    3  1  X    11 15  2

    PITCHERS: NYY - Figueroa, Clay (2), Lindblad (5), Tidrow (7)
              LAD - John, Forster (8)

               WP - John
	       LP - Figueroa
             SAVE - none

   HOME RUNS: NYY - Jackson
              LAD - Baker, Lopes (2)

  ATTENDANCE: 55,997

Game 2

October 11, 1978 at Dodger Stadium (Los Angeles Dodgers)

                                 1  2  3    4  5  6    7  8  9     R  H  E
                                 -  -  -    -  -  -    -  -  -     -  -  -
    New York Yankees             0  0  2    0  0  0    1  0  0     3 11  0
    Los Angeles Dodgers          0  0  0    1  0  3    0  0  X     4  7  0

    PITCHERS: NYY - Hunter, Gossage (7)
              LAD - Hooton, Forster (7), Welch (9)

               WP - Hooton
	       LP - Hunter
             SAVE - Welch

   HOME RUNS: NYY - none
              LAD - Cey

  ATTENDANCE: 55,982

Game 3

October 13, 1978 at Yankee Stadium (New York Yankees)

                                 1  2  3    4  5  6    7  8  9     R  H  E
                                 -  -  -    -  -  -    -  -  -     -  -  -
    Los Angeles Dodgers          0  0  1    0  0  0    0  0  0     1  8  0
    New York Yankees             1  1  0    0  0  0    3  0  X     5 10  1

    PITCHERS: LAD - Sutton, Rautzhan (7), Hough (8)
              NYY - Guidry

               WP - Guidry
	       LP - Sutton
             SAVE - none

   HOME RUNS: LAD - none
              NYY - White

  ATTENDANCE: 56,447

Game 4

October 14, 1978 at Yankee Stadium (New York Yankees)

                                 1  2  3    4  5  6    7  8  9   10     R  H  E
                                 -  -  -    -  -  -    -  -  -    -     -  -  -
    Los Angeles Dodgers          0  0  0    0  3  0    0  0  0    0     3  6  1
    New York Yankees             0  0  0    0  0  2    0  1  0    1     4  9  0

    PITCHERS: LAD - John, Forster (8), Welch (8)
              NYY - Figueroa, Tidrow (6), Gossage (9)

               WP - Gossage
	       LP - Welch
             SAVE - none

   HOME RUNS: LAD - Smith
              NYY - none

  ATTENDANCE: 56,445

Game 5

October 15, 1978 at Yankee Stadium (New York Yankees)

                                 1  2  3    4  5  6    7  8  9     R  H  E
                                 -  -  -    -  -  -    -  -  -     -  -  -
    Los Angeles Dodgers          1  0  1    0  0  0    0  0  0     2  9  3
    New York Yankees             0  0  4    3  0  0    4  1  X    12 18  0

    PITCHERS: LAD - Hooton, Rautzhan (3), Hough (4)
              NYY - Beattie

               WP - Beattie
	       LP - Hooton
             SAVE - none

   HOME RUNS: LAD - none
              NYY - none

  ATTENDANCE: 56,448

Game 6

October 17, 1978 at Dodger Stadium (Los Angeles Dodgers)

                                 1  2  3    4  5  6    7  8  9     R  H  E
                                 -  -  -    -  -  -    -  -  -     -  -  -
    New York Yankees             0  3  0    0  0  2    2  0  0     7 11  0
    Los Angeles Dodgers          1  0  1    0  0  0    0  0  0     2  7  1

    PITCHERS: NYY - Hunter, Gossage (8)
              LAD - Sutton, Welch (6), Rau (8)

               WP - Hunter
	       LP - Sutton
             SAVE - none

   HOME RUNS: NYY - Jackson
              LAD - Lopes

  ATTENDANCE: 55,985

Trivia

  • This Series became most well-known for a controversial play in which Reggie Jackson broke up a double play by using his hip to deflect the ball heading to first base, allowing Thurman Munson to score from second base on the error.
  • The Yankees became the last repeat World Champions until fifteen years later (1992-93 Toronto Blue Jays).
  • The Yankees won the last four games of the series after losing the first two. Coincidentally enough, the Dodgers would do that against them three years later.
  • This would be the last time the Yankees would win a world series until 1996, the longest drought for that team to this date
  • 1978 was the first of ten consecutive years that see ten different teams win the World Series, a string unprecedented in Major League history.

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