MLB Playoffs (Related Stories)

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MLB Playoff stories in the SI Vault

Arms And The Men For CincyBy Walter Bingham, October 09, 1961A crossword-puzzle addict, the son of a Chicago policeman, a noted author and a quiet Texan are among the Cincinnati pitchers who are challenging the Yankee power in the Series.

The Pitchers Stand And FightBy Roy Terrell, October 15, 1962It figured to be a case of swat vs. swat. Instead, the Series developed into a contest between two suddenly brilliant pitching staffs.

The Good Guys Against The Bad GuysBy Ron Fimrite, October 24, 1977Amid antagonism in the clubhouse and anarchy in the Yankee Stadium bleachers, New York took a 3-1 World Series lead. Then a 10-4 win in Game 5 kept alive the happy Dodgers' hopes of having the last laugh.

One Heartstopper After AnotherBy Ron Fimrite, October 27, 1980Philadelphia returned home with a 3-2 World Series margin over K.C. when Reliever Tug McGraw fanned Jose Cardenal to win the fifth game.

A Series To SavorBy Steve Rushin, November 4, 1991 In a World Series of delicious drama, the Minnesota Twins barely bested the Atlanta Braves.

Brave HeartsBy Tom Verducci, November 06, 1995 On its third try in five years, Atlanta finally won the World Series.

Take Me Out To The BoneyardBy Mike Shropshire, September 23, 1996Until they climbed out of the grave this season, the Texas Rangers had a history that was stranger than fiction.

Joe Maddon Has A VisionBy Stephen Cannella, October 06, 2008In the company of Tampa Bay's progressive, contrarian skipper, there's always the chance of witnessing something you've never seen before -- like, say, the Rays in the playoffs.