Chris Sale shut the door on the Los Angeles Dodgers’ World Series hopes Sunday night.

The Boston Red Sox pitcher came in the for ninth inning of Game 5 at Dodger Stadium and struck out the side to seal Boston’s fourth championship in 15 seasons.

Aside from winning his first career World Series championship, Sale also joined a list of pitchers who all accomplished a rare, special feat.

So rare, in fact, it hadn’t been done in 73 years.

Sale started Game 1 of the World Series at Fenway Park, tossing four innings with seven strikeouts in the Red Sox’s 8-4 win. He didn’t see any action again until Game 5, but he certainly made it count.

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