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

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

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


(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.)