The last time this happened was 2004, the Cardinals defeated the Astros in the NL and the Red Sox beat the Yankees to win the AL and eventually the World Series. The only other time it happened before that was in 2003 when the Red Sox-Yankees and Marlins-Cubs series went 7 games each. In fact, 2003 was only the third time the ALCS went 7 games. The A and NLCS have only been best-of-7 since 1985; before that they were best-of-5. The last time both series went the distance in 5 games was 1973, with A's-Orioles and Mets-Reds.
Through the 2008 season, that was 1992 when they lost to the Atlanta Braves in the NLCS 4 games to 3.
Dick Ruthven pitched the lat two innings of the 1980 NLCS, and picked up the win.
Prior to the 2012 ALCS, the Yankees were last swept in the 1980 ALCS, by the Kansas City Royals.
The New York Yankees last made the playoffs in 2010. They lost to the Texas Rangers in the ALCS four games to two.
Roberto Clemente played his last game in the NLCS, on October 3, 1972.
What were Roberto Clemente's stats for his last game in NLCS vs Reds 10/3/1972
Roberto Clemente Played his last game on October 3, 1972 in the NLCS against Cincinnati.
Prior to 2014, The Orioles were last in the playoffs in 1997. They lost to the Cleveland Indians in the ALCS, 4 games to 2, after defeating Seattle in the ALDS 3 games to 1. This answer is wrong. The Baltimore Orioles were in the playoffs in 2012, when they beat the Texas Rangers in the Wild Card game, and then lost to the Yankees in the ALDS.
2012. The Washington Nationals made the playoffs in 2012 with the best record in MLB that season(98-64). They lost the NLCS to the St. Louis Cardinals 3 games to 2
In 2003 when they lost to the Florida Marlins. In 2004 they won the first 3 games of the ALCS against the Red Sox and only needed 1 more win but then they lost the next 4.
In 2000, the Yankees won the first two ACLS games at Yankee Stadium against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. The Yankees went on to win the series four games to two, clinching a World Series berth with a Game 6 win in New York.
1988 ... the Mets lost in the NLCS to the Dodgers and the Yankees finished 5th in the AL East.
October 10, 1972 off Ross Grimsley of the Cincinnati Reds in Game 4 of the NLCS.
Jason Lane hit the last HR at Old Busch stadium in the 4th inning of the Astros ALCS clinching 5-1 victory.
Right fielder Jerry White who grounded out to second to end Game 5 of the 1981 NLCS.
The Cubs last victory in the playoffs was in Game 4 of the 2003 NLCS when they defeated the Florida Marlins 8-3. The winning pitcher in that game was Matt Clement.
The Yankees made it to the playoffs this past 2012 season. They made it to the ALCS but lost to the Detroit Tigers.
Yes, in the 74th hunger games, the head gamemaker changes a rule to allow both tributes from a district to both win if they are the last two alive in the area.
Both games of the 2011 season.
As of January 2013, the the Texas Rangers have won the American League Championship Series (ALCS) twice: in 2010 and 2011.
The Texas Rangers defeated the Yankees 6-1 in game six of the 2010 ALCS.
Expos 1969 was the first game, 2004 was the last game.
2005. The Astros defeated the Braves in the NLDS and Cardinals in the NLCS to advance to the World Series where they lost to the White Sox.
Wilbur Wood in 1973 for the Chicago White Sox was the last pitcher to start both games of a doubleheader.
Justin Verlander this year at both ends of AS break. July 1973 Wilber Wood started both games of doubleheader against NYY