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Baseball commissioner Bud Selig speaks at a news conference before Game 2 of baseball's World Series between the Kansas City Royals and the San Francisco Giants Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Bud Selig’s imprint clear in his final World Series as commissioner

- Associated Press

Game 7 of the World Series on Wednesday night featured a pair of wild-card teams that had already played during the regular season. In a finale hosted by the club whose league won the All-Star game. With managers able to contest calls by umpires, the final decision coming from a replay room far from the field.

Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura throws during the first inning of Game 6 of baseball's World Series against the San Francisco Giants Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Tannen Maury, Pool)

Royals rout Giants 10-0 to force Game 7 in Series

- Associated Press

Lorenzo Cain looped a two-run single and Eric Hosmer chopped a two-run double over shortstop in a seven-run second inning as the Kansas City Royals battered the San Francisco Giants 10-0 Tuesday night to force a decisive Game 7 in the World Series.

St. Louis Cardinals broadcaster Tim McCarver throws the ceremonial first pitch before Game 3 of baseball's NL Division Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Los Angeles Dodgers, Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

World Series fixture Tim McCarver watching Giants, Royals from home

- Associated Press

McCarver had been on the job for every World Series since 2000 before going on semiretirement after last year’s Fall Classic and being replaced in the Fox booth by Tom Verducci and Harold Reynolds. McCarver called 24 World Series overall, including all but two since 1989.

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