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  World Series - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In baseball, the World Series is the championship series of Major League Baseball in the United States and Canada, played in October after the end of the regular season between the pennant winner of the American League and the pennant winner of the National League.
The Series winner is determined through a best-of-seven playoff (except in 1903, 1919, 1920 and 1921 when the winner was determined through a best-of-nine playoff) and is awarded the World Series Trophy, as well as World Series rings.
These series' were arranged by the individual teams, not by the leagues directly, the same as the 1880s World's Series matches had been, and which had often proved troublesome.
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 2004 World Series - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Boston team became the 18th in major league history to sweep its opponents in the World Series, and the 4th team to keep its opponent from obtaining the lead at any time in the Series.
It was the first World Series game-opening homer since Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees in the 2000 World Series against the New York Mets.
In a somewhat fitting coincidence, their World Series victory came on the same day (October 27) as their defeat in the 1986 World Series, and the night of a lunar eclipse.
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 1957 World Series - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The 1957 World Series featured the defending champion New York Yankees against the Milwaukee Braves, who had won their first pennant since moving from Boston in 1953.
The Braves won the Series in 7 games for the franchise's first championship since the "Miracle Braves" of 1914.
A pivotal moment in the Series occurred with the Braves trailing in the bottom of the 10th inning in Game 4; pinch-hitter successfully argued that he had been hit by a pitch, pointing out a smudge of shoe polish on the ball to plate umpire Augie Donatelli.
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 Major League Baseball History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Before the birth of the World Series Championship in 1903, there were other postseason championships which took place as early as 1884.
With a handshake, the World Series Championship was born.
Despite the success of the initial World Series, animosity between New York Giants President John Brush, manager John McGraw and American League President Ban Johnson prohibited the N.L. Champion Giants from meeting Boston, again the A.L. pennant winners, in a 1904 championship.
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 World Series - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Red Sox won the series four games to none, earning their first World Series Championship in 31,458 days, the last being in the 1918 World Series, completed on September 11, 1918.
Eight Chicago players conspired with gamblers to lose the Series, and were led to apprehension and permanent suspension from the league, despite being heavy favorites at the conclusion of the regular season.
The 2001 WS is the first series to have games played in November, due to the 2001 regular season ending a week late following the mass postponement of sporting events in the days following the terrorist attacks of September 11.
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 1967 World Series - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Red Sox reached the World Series by emerging victorious from a dramatic four-team that revitalized interest in the Red Sox after eight straight losing seasons.
Pitching dominated this World Series, with Hall of Famer Bob Gibson leading the Cardinals.
The decisive Game 7 featured Gibson and Lonborg facing each other for the first time in the series, but Lonborg was starting on only two days' rest, and was unable to compete with Gibson, who only allowed three hits over the course of a complete game.
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 Urban Legends Reference Pages: Business (World Series)
Many believe that the name World Series is American hype or arrogance, but the truth is that the Series was named after the New York World newspaper who sponsored the title games in the early part of the century.
The "Temple Cup" championship series, as it became known, was held for the four years between 1894 and 1897, after which a lack of fan interest resulted in its termination and the return of the cup to its donor.
When the World Series between the National and American leagues began in 1903, the owners borrowed the name from the world championship series held in the 1880s between the National League and the American Association.
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 World Series : A Comprehensive History of the World Series by Baseball Almanac
Every sport has their pinnacle trophy, but none is as coveted as baseball's World Series; a best of seven contest that celebrates our national pastime.
The World Series is the crushing blow of Fred Snodgrass dropping a routine fly ball and Willie McCovey hitting the final out straight to Bobby Richardson.
The inaugural World Series of 1903 was a resounding success and represented the first step in healing the bruised egos of both the veteran National and fledgling American Leagues.
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 1905 World Series by Baseball Almanac
The Series would be contested under guidelines drawn up by the Giants' owner, seeking to stabilize an event he earlier had cancelled.
Recalling memories of the first World Series, it remained a pitcher's duel until the fifth inning when the Giants offense finally broke through for two runs.
Trivia alert: This was the first World Series where EVERY single game played was a shutout—from both the Giants AND the Athletics.
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 World Series | BaseballLibrary.com
The first World Series, in 1903, was a best-of-nine affair arranged by the winners of the NL and the AL and won by the AL's Boston Pilgrims in a 5-3 upset over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The feud between AL president Ban Johnson and the 1904 NL-champion Giants' manager John McGraw precluded a World Series that year, but the popularity of the 1903 Series led the National Commission to establish an official World Series starting in 1905, with the length of the contest set at seven games.
The 1917 Series was memorable for Giants third baseman Heinie Zimmerman's futile chase to home plate of Eddie Collins as the White Sox took the lead in the Series clincher; neither catcher Lew McCarty nor pitcher Rube Benton covered home.
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 World Series
The World Series, which has determined the championship of professional baseball every year but two since 1903, can be traced to a series played in 1884.
The "modern" World Series was established between the American League and its older rival, the National League, in 1903 as part of a plan to regularize competition between the leagues.
The National League tried a championship series between the winners of the first half of the season against the winners of the second half, but it was not a hit with the fans and was dropped in 1893.
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 Fall 2001: Origin of the Name "World Series"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
One baseball myth that just won't die is that the "World Series" was named for the New York World newspaper, which supposedly sponsored the earliest contests.
In fact, the postseason series between the AL and NL champs was originally known as the "Championship of the World" or "World's Championship Series." That was shortened through usage to "World's Series" and finally to "World Series."
The World was a tabloid much given to flamboyant self-promotion.
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 The Sporting News: Baseball History of the World Series
It's not that the 1904 Giants, National League champions by 13 games, had quaked in their cleats over thoughts of a Series date with the Boston Red Sox, repeat titleists 'in the American League.
The Series would be contested under guidelines drawn up by the Giants' owner, seeking to stabilize an event he earlier had torpedoed.
The Series also was noteworthy because the Giants concentrated on scuttling the opposition instead of the event itself.
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 SPACE.com -- Total Lunar Eclipse to Grace World Series Game 4
Even if the dates of these eclipses and World Series games had coincided, it would still have been a moot point since these two eclipses were visible only on the other side of the globe, across Asia.
In fact, the date when the final game of the World Series was played has noticeably moved forward in the fall calendar over the years.
By the time those eclipses come, Major League Baseball officials might have slated the World Series for the middle of November, and perhaps it will live up to its name and be played in other parts of the world.
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 Re: World Series
In fact the Toronto Blue Jays are one of the few teams to have won the World Series in back-to-back years (1992 and 1993).
In 1904 the New York Giants of the National League refused to play against the "bush-leaguers" and "contract-jumpers" of the new American League, and in 1994 the players went on strike in the middle of the season and the World Series was cancelled.
Other series had been played in the 1880's by the champions of the National League against the champions of the American Association, and that series was sometimes called the World Series, but it's not included in World Series history.
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 1999 World Series - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The 1999 World Series matched the defending champion New York Yankees against the Atlanta Braves, with the Yankees sweeping the Series in four games for their second title in a row and 25th overall.
The Yankees players were each paid $326,000 for this particular World Championship.
The 1999 New York Yankees became the first team to win the World Series in consecutive sweeps since the 1938-1939 Yankees.
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 Major League Baseball 1998 | World Series
The World Series began in 1903 when Pittsburgh of the older National League (founded in 1876) invited Boston of the American League (founded in 1901) to play a best-of-9 game series to determine which of the two league champions was the best.
Since then the World Series has been a best-of-7 format, except from 1919-21 when it returned to best-of-9.
After surviving two world wars and an earthquake in 1989, the World Series was cancelled for only the second time in 1994 when the players went out on strike August 12 to protest the owners' call for revenue sharing and a salary cap.
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 Are you entitled...
The NHL starts a tradition of bizarre formats where the two first-place teams met in a series in which the winner automatically went to the finals and the loser eliminated.
MLB expands to four divisions, adding a series for the division winners to determine the World Series participants.
However, no World Series is played this year because of a strike/lockout/whatever.
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 The Sporting News: Baseball History of the World Series
With the AL's designated-hitter rule being used in the Series for the first time (it would be implemented in alternating years), Driessen had found a spot in the Cincinnati lineup.
The trip to the plate was Mason's first and last in World Series competition, making him the only man to hit a home run in his lone career Series at-bat.
Amazingly, Anderson did not make a single change during the entire Series among his nine regulars, forsaking the use of a pinch-hitter or a pinch-runner and never making a switch in either his batting order or defensive alignment.
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 wikien.info: Main_Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The 1904 World Series would have matched the Boston Red Sox, who won the American League pennant, against the New York Giants, who won the pennant in the National League.
However, due to the business rivalry of the two leagues, and also the strong personal dislike between Giants manager John McGraw and American League President Ban Johnson, the Giants refused to play against the champions of the "junior circuit", and the Series was not held.
Relations became more cordial the next year, however, and the World Series has been played every year since 1905, except in 1994 when the 232-day players' strike ended the season in August.
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 World Series Classic Moments, Fall Classic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
It was the birth of the modern World Series.
The Series highlight came in the fifth inning of Game Three when Babe Ruth strode to the plate, the score tied at four runs apiece.
Though the 1960 World Series was headed for a seventh and final game, the Yankees were dominating the Pirates in nearly every statistical category.
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 World Almanac for Kids
** Play-offs and World Series canceled due to strike.
Atlanta, NL New York, AL Florida,† NL New York, AL New York, AL New York, AL Arizona, NL Anaheim, AL Florida, NL World Series not held because New York (NL) refused to play Boston (AL).
*** World Series not held due to strike.
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 The Sporting News: Baseball History of the World Series
In the Series opener, Black threw a six-hitter and Robinson, Snider and Reese slugged homers in a 4-2 victory.
The Yankees' 1952 Series title enabled Stengel to match Joe McCarthy's mark of managing a club to four consecutive World Series crowns.
While Ol' Case must have had some doubts about where he and the Yankees stood after the first five games of the 1952 World Series, there was no doubting their vantage point after seven games.
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 World Series Champions
The Red Sox became the first team to come back from a 3-0 series deficit in baseball history, and, overall, rattled off eight straight wins to capture the Commissioner's Trophy.
On a team with many possible candidates, Manny Ramirez was named World Series MVP, although it's interesting to note that Derek Lowe became the first pitcher ever to earn wins in three series clinching games.
The following is a list of each franchise's World Series championships since 1903 (I'll try to include the World Series from 1884-1892, but I've got to figure out what team became what, et cetera).
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 Buy World Series Tickets - Baseball World series Tickets
In 1904, There was no World Series for the reason that John T. Brush, president of the National League champion New York Giants, declined to let his baseball team to compete against Boston, the representative of the "inferior" American League.
The New York Giants, having ruined the 1904 World Series with an distinctive air of disdain, were willing participants in the 1905 fall classic.
It's not that the 1904 New York Giants, National League champions by 13 games, had quaked in their cleats over thoughts of a Series date with the Boston Red Sox, repeat titleists 'in the American League.
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