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TWT FIVE ” POSTSEASON PITCHING PERFORMANCES

1. Don Larsen, 1956 World Series, Game 5: The perfect game remains the only no-hitter of any kind in postseason play. Said Yankees catcher Yogi Berra: “His stuff was good, good, good. Anything I put down, he put over.”

2. Bob Gibson, 1968 World Series, Game 1: The Cardinals’ ace started off the series by striking out a record 17 Tigers en route to a 4-0 win by St. Louis.

3. Jack Morris, 1991 World Series, Game 7: Ten scoreless innings helped the Twins win the series and solidified Morris’ rep as one of the best clutch pitchers of all time.

4. Pedro Martinez, 1999 ALDS, Game 5: Facing the Indians in a deciding game, an ailing Martinez came on in the fourth inning and pitched six innings of perfect relief, allowing the Red Sox to win 12-8.

5. Randy Johnson, 2001 World Series, Game 2: Forget Byung-Hyun Kim and Scott Brosius. The Big Unit threw a shutout, striking out 11 and giving up just three hits.

WEEKEND PREVIEW ” WHAT TO WATCH FOR IN SPORTS

Division Series baseball: This weekend’s action could feature six games in two days. Tune in Sunday when Curt Schilling takes the mound for the Red Sox against the Angels. Then keep watching to see Roger Clemens and the Yankees face the Indians.

Bears at Packers: Remember last year when the Bears were the class of the NFC and people were begging Brett Favre to retire?

No. 15 Virginia Tech at No. 22 Clemson: The ACC is wide open, and a win here by either team could vault it into conference title contention. Tune in to see whether freshman quarterback Tyrod Taylor can continue his winning ways for the Hokies.

UAW-Ford 500: The Nextel Cup returns to Talladega, where Jeff Gordon edged out Jimmie Johnson in April. A reverse result for Johnson would give him a commanding lead in the Nextel Cup points race.

No. 9 Florida at No. 1 LSU: Too bad the Gators lost to Auburn last week or this could have been the year’s top matchup. Still, this remains a tense SEC battle with definite national title implications.


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