MLB’s original 16 meeting in the World Series

What a run for these Giants, playing six games in which they faced elimination, and winning each one. In their long and storied history, they’d never won a Game 7 until last night (not counting Game 7 of the 1921 World Series, which was a best-of-nine).

In the 108th World Series, they’ll face the Tigers — another of the original 16 franchises from 1901 — for the first time. That seemed surprising to me, but it’s pretty common, especially when you consider that of the Cubs’ infrequent appearances, four were against Detroit, or that while the Dodgers have 18 World Series visits — ALL of which were against one of the AL’s original eight — 11 were against that team from the Bronx.

But all of this is more easily digested in table form, so here’s the breakdown:

TEAMS Braves Cardinals Cubs Dodgers Giants Phillies Pirates Reds
A’s 1 2 2 2 4 2
Browns/Orioles* 1 1 1 2 1
Indians 2 1 1
Red Sox 3 1 1 1 1 1 1
Senators/Twins 1 1 1 2 1
Tigers 5 4 1 2 1
White Sox 1 1 1 1
Yankees 4 5 2 11 7 2 2 3

*The Browns/Orioles franchise played one season, 1901, in Milwaukee as the Brewers before moving to St. Louis and then, in 1954, to Baltimore.

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