Greatest Moment In Marlins History: #119 Game 3 World Series

Aug 4, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Scott Kazmir in the dugout in the second inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome back to the Greatest Moments in Marlins History. Once again we are going back to 1997 for moment 119. On October 21, 1997, Game 3 of the 1997 World Series took place. Earlier in the countdown we gave you Gary Sheffield’s catch in Game 3 (moment 124), but for this moment we bring you the game. After splitting the first 2 games in sunny warm Miami, the Marlins headed to cold snowing Cleveland. Side note, game 4 of this series is the coldest game ever in World Series history, just reaching 38 degrees. Game 3 was a high scoring affair between the 2 teams. The scoring started in the first inning with a solo shot by Gary Sheffield. That lead didn’t last when Sandy Alomar scored David Justice in the bottom of the inning giving the Tribe a 2-1 lead. The Marlins then tied it up in the 3rd with a bases loaded walk to Gary Sheffield. The Marlins took the lead in the 4th with a solo shot from Darren Daulton; but that lead didn’t last as in the bottom of that same inning the Tribe put 3 more on the board to lead 5-3. They then hit 2 more in the 5th to take a commanding 7-3 lead, but never count the 1997 Marlins out. The Marlins came storming back, scoring 2 in the 6th and 7th. The game was all tied up entering the 9th and then the Marlins offense really came alive! They scored 7 runs in the 9th inning. In the bottom of the 9th the Tribe made it interesting by scoring 4 more runs but came up short. The Marlins won 14-11 after a 4 hour and 12 minute 9 inning game! What a game! Join me next time to see what other 1997 moments are on the list. Let’s Go Marlins!

Topics: Darren Daulton, David Justice, Florida Malins, Gary Sheffield, Miami Marlins, Sandy Alomar

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