The World Series begins on Wednesday with the St. Louis Cardinals taking on the Boston Red Sox.  Here are some of the most memorable World Series moments.

  • Billy Buckner Bobble

    Red Sox first baseman Bill Buckner became persona non grata in Beantown thanks to this play that has gone down in history.

  • Curse Over

    The Curse of the Bambino was officially lifted when the Red Sox finally won the World Series after an 86-year drought. This was the final out.

  • Shaken Up

    The San Francisco Giants were about to play the Oakland A’s in Game 3 of the Fall Classic when an earthquake struck while viewers watched live.

  • Jackson Three

    Reggie Jackson hits three home runs and cemented his status as Mr. October with this performance in Game 6, elevating him among the game’s elite. The Yankees won the series with this game and Jackson took home MVP honors.

  • Gibson Heroics

    A hobbling Kirk Gibson stepped up to the plate and hit a game-winning home run in the Game 1 over the heavily-favored Oakland A’s. It set the tone for the Dodgers World Series victory – the franchise’s most recent one.

  • Subway Series Throwdown

    Roger Clemens throws a bat at Mike Piazza. Clemens claimed he thought the bat was the ball. The Yankees easily won the series, but this play certainly made Clemens an enemy among the Mets faithful.

  • Clutch Carter

    Joe Carter hit a walk-off game-winning, World Series-clinching home run for the Blue Jays victory over the Phillies.

  • Desert Surprise

    Luis Gonzalez hit a walk-off single in the 9th inning in Game 7 off future Hall of Famer Mariano Rivera to give the Arizona Diamondbacks a series win.

  • Last Strike Triple

    This epic battle in Game 6 saw the Rangers one strike away from winning the game -- and the World Series -- not once, but twice. In the 9th inning, David Freese hit a game-tying triple and then in the 11th he returned for more theatrics with a walk-off home run. The Cardinals would go on to win the decisive seventh game.