Category Archives: World Series

MLB’s original 16 meeting in the World Series

Two of the last three World Series have featured a pair of original franchises from the American and National leagues. When the Indians and Cubs met in 2016 (their first World Series pairing), it featured two teams that have played in the same cities since their inceptions (not to mention the two longest title droughts

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When you need it most, it stops

“It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone. You count on

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At the World Series

David Wright swung and the ball shot into the air. I spotted it immediately against the ink-black sky, the white orb growing bigger as it flew closer. When you’ve been to enough ballgames, you know how to read fly balls, but a lot depends on your vantage point. When you’re in the stands along the

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What I didn’t know about the DH

I know a lot about baseball. I’m not saying that to brag, just as a piece of background information. I’m not claiming to be all-knowing or a trivia savant (off the top of my head, I can’t tell you who won the 1962 AL Cy Young Award or ’63 World Series), but I do have

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Most valuable losers

When Chase Utley hit his second home run in Game 5 of the World Series, giving him five against the Yankees, the discussion began about who had been named Series MVP from the losing team. Since the award was first given (in 1955 to Johnny Podres), only one player had ever earned the honor but

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