20 years ago (1990), an 8-3 win in Game 3 of the World Series at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.

Cincinnati
Barry Larkin ss
Billy Hatcher cf
Paul O'Neill rf
Eric Davis lf
Hal Morris dh
Chris Sabo 3b
Todd Benzinger 1b
Joe Oliver c
Mariano Duncan 2b

Tom Browning p

Oakland
Rickey Henderson lf
Carney Lansford 3b
Jose Canseco rf
Dave Henderson cf
Harold Baines dh
Mark McGwire 1b
Terry Steinbach c
Willie Randolph 2b
Mike Gallego ss

Mike Moore p


WP: Tom Browning (1-0)
LP: Mike Moore (0-1)
HR: CIN - Chris Sabo 2 (2). OAK - Harold Baines (1), Rickey Henderson (1).

The Reds scored seven runs in the third inning off Mike Moore and Scott Sanderson to blow the game open and take a commanding 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven Series. Chris Sabo blasted two homers in his first two at-bats, one of which became immortalized as the "Red October" cover of Sports Illustrated. Billy Hatcher was "only" 2-for-5, dropping his line to

.750/.786/1.250/2.036



(There was no thread yesterday, as neither the 1975 nor 1990 World Series played on October 18. The '75 Series was scheduled, but was rained out in Boston--as it was on the 19th as well.)