A Breakdown of the Numbers in Game One of the World Series
Game one of the World Series went deep into the Kansas City night.
The Royals did win the game five to four, however there were some milestones set along the way.
The numbers from game one:
14: Innings in Kansas City’s win, tying the record for longest World Series game. No other Game 1 had reached the 14th inning.
34: Players used in the game.
42: The age of Game 1 losing pitcher Bartolo Colon, appearing in his first World Series.
5:09: The duration of Game 1, the second-longest game by elapsed time in World Series history, behind Game 3 of the 2005 World Series between the Chicago White Sox and Houston Astros (5:41).
7: At-bats each by the Mets’ David Wright and Daniel Murphy.
21: Consecutive saves by Mets pitcher Jeurys Familia, dating to late July, before he surrendered a home run to Kansas City’s Alex Gordon in the ninth inning, sending the game to extra innings.
3: Scoreless innings pitched by Chris Young, Game 1’s winner. Young played for the Mets in 2011 and 2012.
2005: The last time a World Series game reached the 14th inning. That occurrence only happened one other time -- in 1916.
2: Runs by Kansas City’s Alcides Escobar. Escobar led off the bottom of the first inning with an inside-the-park home run -- and ended the game by scoring on Eric Hosmer’s sacrifice fly.
Game two can be heard tonight on AM 1400 ESPN. Pregame begins at 5pm.