The 1977 World Series MVP was Reggie Jackson of the New York Yankees.
Hideki Matsui was awarded the 2009 World Series Most Valuable Player.
Kirk Gibson was the last player to be on a World Series winning team the same year in which he was voted the league's MVP when he was with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1988.
Lou Boudreau was the player/manager of the Cleveland Indians that last won the World Series in 1948.
Robinson's 9 base hits tied the World Series record for most base hits by a player in a 5 game World Series. This is still the record for a 5 game Series ... the last player accomplishing this was Sean Casey of the Tigers in the 2006 World Series.
Lou Boudreau. Boudreau was player/manager of the 1948 Cleveland Indians that defeated the Boston Braves in the World Series. He batted .273 in the 1948 World Series on 6 hits in 22 at bats.
Through the 2008 World Series the last Canadian born player to play on a World Series winning team was Matt Stairs, born in St. John, New Brunswick, who was a member of the 2008 Philadelphia Phillies.
Jhonny Peralta of the Detroit Tigers was the last player to hit a home run in a World Series game. It was on October 24, 2012 against the San Francisco Giants in game 1.
That was Matt Williams who hit a home run with the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 2001 World Series and with the Cleveland Indians in the 1997 World Series.
Ryan Howard of the Philadelphia Phillies was the last African American player to hit a World Series home run. He did it on November 4, 2009 in game 6.
The last (& only) pitcher to hit a grand slam home run in the World Series is Dave Mc Nally of the Baltimore Orioles. He did it to win game 3 (vs Cincinnati October 13, 1970) of the 1970 World Series.
The 2012 World Series was the 108th played.
Davey Johnson did not play in the 1968 World Series. Tim McCarver was the last batter of the 1968 World Series.
The Cubs last won the World Series in 1908. Since then, the Yankees have won 26 World Series.