With the World Series is in full bloom, it’s always fun to look back and see which Suffolk Sports Hall of Famers played a role on baseball’s biggest stage.
Bridgehampton native Carl Yastremzski, coming off one of the greatest individual seasons in baseball history after winning the Triple Crown in 1967, led the Red Sox to the series that fall. He hit .400 with 3 home runs and 5 RBI in the series, but they fell short to Bob Gibson and the Cardinals.
Yaz got back to the Fall Classic in 1975 against Cincinatti’s Big Red Machine, but lost in seven games. He hit .310 and led the Red Sox with nine hits in the series.
In 2005, Kings Park legend Craig Biggio played in his only World Series when the Astros were swept in four games by the Chicago White Sox. He hit .222 in the series.
Sal Butera was with the Twins in 1987 when they beat the Cardinals in seven games. He played in one game in the series.
Longtime Suffolk County resident Bud Harrelson was a player on the 1969 Mets and a coach with the Amazins’ in 1986.
Of course what would a World Series be without Bob Costas? The Commack native has been a field reporter, play-by-play announcer and trophy presenter for many years.