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According to this article in today's New York Times, when Miguel Cabrera took a called third strike from Sergio Romo in the bottom of the tenth in Game 4 of the World Series Sunday night, he became the first batter to do so, ending the World Series, since Goose Goslin, the Hall of Fame left fielder for the Washington Senators did it in 1925. What the article doesn't tell you is the name of the Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher that struck out Goslin in that decisive seventh game. But it took some work for the Bucs just to get to a seventh game.
After being down three games to one, the Pirates came back to win Games 5 and 6, but had the tall task of facing The Big Train, Walter Johnson, in Game 7. Johnson had dominated the Bucs with a complete-game five hitter, walking one and striking out ten in Game 1 which the Senators won 5-1. He came back in Game 4 on three days rest and threw a complete-game, six-hit shutout, walking two and strking out two in the Senators 4-0 win.
Obviously Vegas, had it existed, would have made the Bucs heavy underdogs in Game 7. But after falling behind 4-0 in the first, the Pirates battled their way back and finally scored three runs in the bottom of the eighth to take a 9-7 lead. At that point manager Bill McKechnie called on.....none other than Red Oldham to close it out. Oldham had pitched 53 innings in 11 games for the Bucs that season recording one save (although the stat was not kept in those years). It was the first, and only, postseason pitching appearance of his career. He came on in the ninth, struck out Sam Rice looking, got Bucky Harris to line to second and the K'd Goslin, looking.
Pop the champagne.
Sergio Romo and Red Oldham forever linked in World Series history.