Best Oklahomans in World Series play
The World Series has begun with minimal Oklahoma presence. But Okies have a proud World Series history. Baseball historian Gary Sloan of Mustang offered this top 10 list of the best Oklahomans in World Series history:
10. Brad Penny (Broken Arrow): Won two games and had a 2.19 ERA for Marlins in 2003 Series.
9. Darrell Porter (Oklahoma City): 1982 Series MVP, when he hit a homer, drive in five runs and batted .286 for St. Louis.
8. Wilcy Moore (Hollis): Yankee reliever pitched 16 Series innings in 1927 and 1932, allowing just one earned run winning two games and saving another.
7. Joe Carter (Oklahoma City): Ended 1993 Series with a home run that won it for Toronto. In two Series, Carter hit four homers and drove in 11 runs.
6. Carl Hubbell (Meeker): Won two games for Giants in 1933 Series, with zero earned runs allowed in 20 innings. Overall Series record: 4-2, with a 1.79 ERA.
5. Johnny Bench (Binger): Dominated 1976 World Series with two homers, .533 average and six RBIs. Played in four Series with Reds and had five homers and 14 RBIs.
4. Pepper Martin (Temple): Star of 1931 World Series with 12 hits; tied with Paul Molitor for highest career Series batting average, .418, among players with at least 50 plate appearances.
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