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  Posted: Thursday October 17, 2002 3:33 AM
Updated: Thursday October 17, 2002 3:33 AM

0 -- World Series played in by Barry Bonds' father, Bobby, in 14 major league seasons, including seven with San Francisco. Barry Bonds
Barry Bonds is making mincemeat of his reputation as a postseason flop.  AP
.216 -- Barry Bonds' lifetime postseason batting average, up from .196 before the 2002 playoffs started.
2 -- Members of the Bell family who have made it to the World Series. The grandfather of Giants third baseman David Bell, Gus, was 0-for-3 for the Reds in the 1961 World Series. David's father, Buddy, played 18 seasons without making a postseason appearance.
3 -- Runs scored by Bonds after being intentionally walked 68 times during the regular season. He has scored two runs on six intentional walks this postseason.
4 -- RBIs by Giants second baseman Jeff Kent in 72 career postseason at-bats, including one this year in 38 at-bats.
5-0 -- Anaheim's record at Edison Field during the 2002 playoffs. The Angels are 2-1 on the road. The last team to go undefeated at home for an entire postseason was the 1999 world champion Yankees (6-0).
8 -- Times the Giants have faced a team from the same state in the World Series (out of 17 trips). Six of those matchups were against the Yankees when the Giants were still based in New York.
12 -- Players who have ended World Series games with walkoff home runs: Derek Jeter, Yankees, '01 (Game 4); Chad Curtis, Yankees, '99 (Game 3); Joe Carter, Blue Jays, '93 (Game 6); Kirby Puckett, Twins, '91 (Game 6); Mark McGwire, A's, '88 (Game 3); Kirk Gibson, Dodgers, '88 (Game 1); Carlton Fisk, Red Sox, '75 (Game 6); Mickey Mantle, Yankees, '64 (Game 3); Bill Mazeroski, Pirates, '60 (Game 7); Eddie Mathews, Braves, '57 (Game 4); Dusty Rhodes, Giants, '54 (Game 1); Tommy Henrich, Yankees, '49 (Game 1).
17 -- Home runs hit by the Angels this postseason, the most of any playoff team. The Giants are second with 13.
24 -- Intentional walks issued by the Angels this season, tying them with the Twins and Devil Rays for fewest in the major leagues.
32.8 -- Highest Nielsen rating for a World Series, set in 1980 when the Phillies defeated the Royals in six games.
37 -- Babe Ruth's age when he made the last of his 10 World Series appearances in 1932. Bonds is making his first appearance at age 38.
57 -- World Series titles won by the American League, compared to 40 for the National League.
100 -- Home runs hit by Jim Edmonds since being traded from the Angels to the Cardinals before the 2000 season. One of the players he was traded for, Adam Kennedy, has hit only 22 home runs in that span, but outhomered Edmonds 4-2 in the first two rounds of this postseason.
1915 -- The year Woodrow Wilson became the first sitting president to attend a World Series game. Wilson threw out the first pitch in Game 2 at Philadelphia, where the Phillies were playing host to the eventual champion Red Sox.
1973 -- The last time both World Series managers had participated in the Fall Classic as players -- the A's Dick Williams and the Mets' Yogi Berra. Dusty Baker and Mike Scioscia played in multiple World Series with the Dodgers and were teammates on the 1981 world championship club.
$16,000 -- Price the Angels are paying, per home game, for supplying their fans with ThunderStix.

 


 
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