Legends of the Fall

The World Series can be puzzling
October 26, 2008

ACROSS

1. BALCO raider

4. Pitchers get four days of it

8. Infield ___ rule

11. Tigers great Trammell

12. Area equals radius squared multiplied by 3.14159265, ___

13. Nothing across

14. Won it in '67

16. They deliver

17. Between Tinker and Chance

18. What a wrestler wears

20. The Greatest

22. Canadiens' eight-time Stanley Cup (right) winning coach, Blake

23. What catchers give pitchers

27. Has MLB's longest-running playoff streak

31. Middle-earth villain

32. First name, as it were, of ex--Red Sox Boyd

34. You've Got Mail org.

35. Michael Jordan's (left) was famous

38. Won it in '79

41. April is its cruelest month?

43. Softball great Richardson

44. Won it in '97

48. Oriole Melvin and coach Jim

52. Pitcher's stat

53. Never won it

55. Fox Sports' McCarver

56. Blood's foe

57. Confess

58. Dubbed in Spanish

59. Tickle him?

60. ___ me root, root, root ...

DOWN

1. Flava's last name

2. Hand you might use to field a bunt

3. How rookies sometimes appear, when hazed

4. Cey, the 1981 Series co-MVP

5. Dead Ball, Modern, Steroid, e.g.'s

6. Outcome of some doubleheaders

7. It isn't, poetically

8. Not fair

9. Run like a centerfielder (right)

10. Brewers' manager until Sept. 15, 2008

11. Hamels (top) or Halladay, e.g.

15. Home to Gilligan (right)

19. Defunct compact car brand

21. O.J.'s judge in '95

23. After Tinker and before Chance

24. Fly ball's path

25. Onetime giant in radio tech.

26. One way to nurse a cold one

28. Herzog, who managed '82 champs: the White___

29. Old-time pitcher, Preacher

30. Golfer Ernie

33. Cap

36. Wayne or Abner

37. Fielder in Milwaukee

39. The Cowboys' leading man

40. Without a key

42. Angry look

44. Won it in '86

45. What a diva (left) might sing

46. Knievel (right) prop

47. Puts a charge into rehab.

49. Scout's report on a top prospect?

50. Many

51. Dir. to travel from Boston to Philadelphia

54. Google's was much anticipated (abbr.)

WORLD SERIES
FALL CLASSIC
2008

DESCRAMBLER

Rearrange the letters in the tan squares to answer this question: What would any postseason baseball player like to be called?

ANSWERS

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ILLUSTRATIONPUZZLE BY KOSTYA KENNEDY PHOTOAL TIELEMANS (HAMELS) PHOTOMICHAEL IVINS/BOSTON RED SOX (TROPHY) PHOTOROGERS PHOTO ARCHIVE/GETTY IMAGES (DIMAGGIO) PHOTOEVERETT COLLECTION (GILLIGAN) PHOTOMICHAEL NORRIS/ICON SMI (ROBBIE KNIEVEL) PHOTOANDREAS RENTZ/GETTY IMAGES (OPERA SINGER) PHOTODAVID E. KLUTHO (STANLEY CUP) PHOTOJOHN W. MCDONOUGH (JORDAN) PHOTO ILLUSTRATION

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)