The first official World Series was contested in 1903 between the Boston Americans (Currently the Boston Red Sox) and the Pittsburgh Pirates (now the Pittsburgh Pirates).
Boston mad Pittsburgh five games . Yes, you read that right, it was an eight-game series.
The American League has won 65 of the 114 World Series championships. The Yankees lead the charge with 27 titles in only 40 looks — something Yankees fans won’t allow you to forget… EVER.
The next-best showing in the American League is. Some of those looks came when they were the Philadelphia Athletics when the group was established in Kansas City, and not one came. The Red Sox have won eight of their 12 appearances and like the Yankees, their fans won’t allow you to forget it.
In the National League, St. Louis is in the lead with 11 wins in its 19 looks, followed by the San Francisco Giants — formerly the New York Giants of the”Shot heard’round the world!” Fame — winning eight of their 20 appearances. The LA Dodgers have won six of the 18 appearances with some of those wins occurring when the team was established in Brooklyn.
There are still two teams that have to play at a World Series — the Seattle Mariners and the Washington Nationals. A number of us are OK with this since the Montreal Expos never made it into the World Series and now it’s DC’s turn to suffer.
A group hasn’t won consecutive World Series because the Yankees took the championship in 1998, 1999 and 2000. Bear in mind the core ? Only one of them was recorded from the Mitchell Report. Can you guess which one? Here is a hint: It’s not Mariano Rivera since he was too busy becoming a fantastic person.
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