The Texas Rangers excel in identifying potential players, then preparing them for the Big Leagues. Home-grown talent will be on display when they go to the World Series for the first time.
Roy Halladay took the Year of the Pitcher into the postseason. The All-Star right-hander, who tossed a perfect game at Florida on May 29, dominated the Reds with a sharp fastball and a devastating slow curve in his first playoff start.
The New York Yankees win their 27th World Series title with a 7-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies. In Game 6 alone, Matsui drove in six runs.
Utley lifted Philadelphia to an 8-6 win in Game 5 of the World Series with two home runs. Now, the series heads to New York for Wednesday's Game 6.
Baseball's highest-paid player, the Yankees' Alex Rodriguez, called his game-winning double the biggest hit of his career. The Yankees now lead the World Series 3 games to 1.
Pedro Martinez pitched masterfully for six innings of the Phillies' 3-1 loss to the Yankees Thursday. Now, he just needs a manager to take him out when he gets tired.