The amount of games in Major League Baseball's playoffs each Fall varies, depending on the series. If a tiebreaker is necessary to decide the Wild Card from either division, then a single game will be played between the tying teams to determine who enters the playoffs as the Wild Card.
The first round, also known as the Division Series (ALDS for the American League, and NLDS for the National League) is a Best-of-5 series with a winner determined after three total game wins. The winner of this series advances to their league's Championship Series (ALCS and NLCS), which is a Best-of-7 series. The two teams that win the two Championship Series will then face one another in the finals of the playoffs, known as the "World Series". Like the Championship Series, the World Series is a Best-of-7, with the winner taking all after four wins.
Because these are a series of "Best-ofs", the amount of games played each year in the playoffs may be greatly different. If every contention between two teams is a clean sweep, the amount of games played will be far fewer than average. Conversely, if every series goes to its maximum number of games, the playoffs will take longer than usual.
The Dodgers have won 6 World Series:
1955, 1959, 1963, 1965, 1981, and 1988.
With 14 World Series appearances, Yankees catcher and outfielder Yogi Berra played the most times in this event. Berra, who played 19 major league seasons for the Yankees, appeared in the Fall Classics of 1947, 1949-1953, 1955-1958 and 1960-1963. The Yankees won 10 world championships during that time.
A 23 innings game between the Indians and the Twins.
The Brewers' only World Series appearance was in 1982, when they were in the American League. They lost to the St. Louis Cardinals of the National League in seven games.
Frank Isbell had 4 doubles, game #5 1906 world series
The 2008 series of Time Team is due to start to be screened on channel 4 Sunday evenings starting Jan/Feb 2008 Possibly thirteen episodes again this year, also 4 specials are being filmed. The 2008 series of Time Team is due to start to be screened on channel 4 Sunday evenings starting Jan/Feb 2008 Possibly thirteen episodes again this year, also 4 specials are being filmed.
Through the 2009 season ...
Boston Americans (1903 - now the Boston Red Sox)
New York Giants (1905 - now the San Francisco Giants)
Chicago White Sox (1906)
Boston Braves (1914 - now the Atlanta Braves)
Cincinnati Reds (1919)
Cleveland Indians (1920)
Washington Senators (1924 - now the Minnesota Twins)
St. Louis Cardinals (1926)
New York Mets (1969)
Toronto Blue Jays (1992)
Florida Marlins (1997)
Arizona Diamondbacks (2001)
Anaheim Angels (2002 - now the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim)
Radio station WJZ in Newark, New Jersey was the first to broadcast the World Series in 1921. Thomas Cowan recreated the games between the New York Yankees and New York Giants from reports that were phoned in from the Polo Grounds.
The first Radio transmitting was in Argentina, on the 27 August 1920 from a roof of the Coliseo Theatre, in Buenos Aires. These transmissions were done by the Society of Radio Argentina, by the "crazy of the roof" they transmitted the Opera: Parsifal by Richard Wagner, interpreted by the Soprano Sara Cesar. That is why the international Radio day in the world is the 27th of august.
All but one team (Toronto) in the MLB is based the US. So why do we call the championship event the World Series?
Some have speculated the name derived from the New York newspaper, The World, which reported the game results. But this myth was debunked by the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1999. Barney Dreyfuss, owner of the Pittsburgh Pirates, deserves credit for coining the term. In 1903, he challenged the Red Sox (then known as the Boston Americans) to a "World's Championship Series." It has been held every year since except twice (in 1904 and 1994).
Although the league is US-based, players are scouted from around the world. Countries such as Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Japan, Taiwan, and Cuba are all represented in the MLB. In fact, in the 2006 season, players born outside the US represented 27.4 percent of the MLB.
Considering that the MLB is the world's premier league for baseball and many players are recruited from outside the US, calling the championship series the World Series is not too far-fetched. Even so, some would say that calling the winning team of the World Series the "World Champions" is egotistical of the United States.
No. There have only been two postseason no hitters. New York Yankees pitcher Don Larsen threw a perfect game against the Brooklyn Dodgers in the 1956 World Series. In the first round of the 2010 playoffs, Roy Halladay of the Philadelphia Phillies pitched a no-hit game against the Cincinnati Reds.
Deion played in one World Series, the 1992 World Series for the Atlanta Braves against the Toronto Blue Jays. His batting average was an incredible .533 (8 hits in 15 at bats with 5 stolen bases) but the Braves lost to the Blue Jays 4 games to 2.
Pitcher Fernando Hernandez in 1997.
The Padres have not won a World Series. They have played in two, 1984 against the Tigers and 1998 against the Yankees, and lost both times.
Pete Fox(1934 Tigers)
It is a baseball term that means that the batter has struck out watching the third strike go by while a forward K means that the batter struck out swinging the bat, but missed.
Since they moved to San Francisco in 1958, the Giants have won six National League pennants and advanced to the World Series in 1962, 1989, 2002, 2010, 2012 and 2014. They lost their first three attempts to capture a world championship before they won three world titles in five seasons (2010, 2012 and 2014).
There are at least a minimum of eight teams in Major League Baseball who have not won the World Series and they are the Texas Rangers, the Seattle Mariners and Tampa Bay Rays of the America League, the Houston Astros never won the World Series as part of either the American or National League, the Colorado Rockies, Milwaukee Brewers and San Padres of the National League and also the National League's Washington Nationals who had also never won it as the Montreal Expos.
Through the 2010 World Series, 20 of the 106 Series have been decided in four games, the last time being in 2007 and the first time in 1907.
In MLB, the team that is losing must have five full innings of at bats for the game to be complete. If the home team is ahead, the game can be called in the bottom of the fifth inning and it would be considered complete since the visiting team, who is losing, has had five full innings of at bats. If the home team is losing, the game can be called in the top of the sixth inning and it would be considered complete since the home team has had five full innings of at bats.
The first MLB night game was played on May 24th, 1935 at Crosley Field in Cincinnati between the Reds and the Philadelphia Phillies. The Reds won 2-1.
"The first game played under lights by major league teams didnot take place in Cincinnati. It occured in (an exhibition game) February 21, 1931 at (Houston Buffs) Buff Stadium in Houston (Texas) between the Chicago White Sox and New York Giants. It was the first time two major league teams played under the lights. During the 1930 season Waco was the first in the (Triple AAA Minor League) Texas League to install lights. Before that season ended, Houston, San Antonio and Shreveport were playing night games. The first night game in the majors was held in 1935." - Gene Elston - Voice of the Houston Astros from 1962 to 1986.
Yes, but it has only happened once in 1960, when the New York Yankees lost the World Series to the Pittsburgh Pirates in 7 games. The Yankees were heavily favored to beat the Pirates in the WS in 1960, but lost when Bill Mazeroski of the Pirates hit a dramatic game-winning home run in the bottom of the 9th inning of game 7. It was the first and only time that a WS was won by a walk-off homer in the bottom of the 9th of the 7th game.
When the Yankees won, they won big, but the Pirates won the close games. The Yankees won game 2 by the score of 16-3; game 3 by the score of 10-0; and game 6 by the score of 12-0. In the 3 games the Yankees won, they outscored the Pirates 38-3. The Pirates won game 1 by the score of 6-4; game 4 by the score of 3-2; game 5 by the score of 5-2; and game 7 by the score of 10-9. In the 4 games the Pirates won, they outscored the Yankees 24-17. All told, the Yankees outscored the Pirates in the Series 55-27. The Yankees as a team batted .338 with 10 homers, 4 triples, and 13 doubles; whereas the Pirates batted .256 with 4 homers, no triples, and 11 doubles. That is why a player on the losing team won the World series MVP.
Bobby Richardson of the Yankees won the WS MVP because he had an outstanding Series and none of the Pirate hitters did. Richardson played all 7 games and had 30 at bats. He batted .367 with 11 hits, 8 runs, 2 doubles, 2 triples, a grand slam home run, and an outstanding record 12 RBIs. His 6 RBIs in one game also set a record, that has since been tied only 2 times. His record of 12 RBIs in one WS still stands today.
For that matter, many Yankees hitters had a much better Series than any of the Pirate hitters. Mickey Mantle batted .400 with 3 homers and 11 RBIs, Elston Howard batted .462, and Johnny Blanchard batted .455. For the Pirates, for those with 10 or more At Bats, the best hitters were Smoky Burgess, who batted .333 with no homers and no RBIs; Bill Mazeroski, who batted .320 with 2 homers and 5 RBIs; and Roberto Clemente who batted .310 with no homers and 3 RBIs. As a result, there were no outstanding hitters for the Pirates in the 1960 World Series, even though they won it.
For the Pirates, even though Clemente hit in all 7 games, he had no homers and only 3 RBIs. Hal Smith hit a key three run homer in game 7 to give the Pirates a 9-7 lead, but had only 8 At Bats in the Series and those were his only 3 RBIs. Mazeroski had the Series winning homer, but the WS MVP is based on a player's performance during the entire WS, and not just one game. For the entire WS, 7 Yankees had a higher batting average than Mazeroski, 3 Yankees had as many or more homers than he did, and 4 Yankees had more RBIs than he did.
The two best Pirate pitchers (both of whom faltered in game 7) were Vern Law, who went 2-0 in his other two starts prior to game 7, and Elroy Face who saved all three of Pittsburgh's close wins before game 7, which was the World Series saves record at the time. However, Whitey Ford of the Yankees pitched 2 complete game shutouts and was 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA, so if they gave the WS MVP to a pitcher, it probably would have gone to Ford.
That is why Bobby Richardson won the World Series MVP for the losing team and deservedly so.
The Oakland Athletics have won 9 World Series titles.
Total Athletics World Series wins: 9
As the Philadelphia Athletics, 5 times: 1910, 1911, 1913, 1929, 1930.
As the Kansas City Athletics, 0 times.
As the Oakland Athletics, 4 times: 1972, 1973, 1974, 1989.
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