Derek Holland Dominates: Ranking the 8 World Series Shutouts Since 2000

I’m not a Marlins or a Yankees fan, but I remember this game so vividly.  

This was a great postseason, and it often gets overshadowed by the whole Steve Bartman incident. But let’s not forget what the Flordia Marlins accomplished.

They earned a win in the NLCS over the Cubs, then fell in a 0-2 hole to the Yankees. the series shifted to Miami, and Florida won three straight, including a crucial 12-inning affair.

When the series returned to New York, Jack McKeon handed the ball to Josh Beckett, putting on one of the most clutch pitching performances I’ve ever seen. He threw a complete shutout, allowed five hits, walked two and struck out nine.

The night ended when Beckett picked up a soft dribbler up the first base line hit by Jorge Posada, and tagged him to record the final out. He shut down a prolific offense in front of 56,000 Yankee fans to clinch a World Series title.  

I think that deserves the top spot on this list.

Derek Holland Dominates: Ranking the 8 World Series Shutouts Since 2000


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