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World Series Shutouts Prove Pitching Wins Championships

Morris hurled 10 innings of shutout ball to lead the Minnesota Twins to a 1-0 win over the Atlanta Braves in Game 7 of the 1991 World Series.

There’s an old adage that says pitching wins championships. Throughout the long history of baseball, that’s certainly proven correct.

And the best pitching generally wins out in championship situations, where 23 World Series have been decided by shutouts in the final game.

Put another way, more than one out of five World Championships has been decided by shutout, including six 1-0 games and seven 2-0 contests.

The very first World Series in 1903 finished in a shutout as the Boston Americans, behind Bill Dineen, beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-0.

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