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  World Series - MSN Encarta
The World Series is held in October and concludes the major league baseball season.
The first contests resembling the World Series were held during the 1880s, when the leading baseball clubs of the two major leagues—the National League and the American Association—agreed to play in exhibition games following their regular seasons.
The first World Series was held in 1903, when Barney Dreyfuss, owner of the NL champion Pittsburgh Pirates, challenged Henry Killilea, owner of the AL champion Boston Americans (later renamed the Boston Red Sox), to a best-of-nine-games series.
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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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 Encyclopedia: 1905 World Series   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Jump to: navigation, search 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 1952 World Series featured the three-time defending champion New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers, with the Yankees winning in 7 games for their fourth straight title – tying the mark they set between 1936 and 1939 – and the 15th in their history, and their third defeat of the...
The 1956 World Series of Major League Baseball was played between the New York Yankees (representing the American League) and the defending champion Brooklyn Dodgers (representing the National League) during the month of October 1956.
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 World Series Fan site
The World Series is the most crucial and the highest level of baseball contest in North America.
The eventual series of the league decides the pennant winner and the pennant winners compete in the major league world champion to win the coveted World Series title.
The first official World Series was a best-of-nine affair played between the already established National League and novice American League in which Boston Pilgrims defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates by 5-3.
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 1945 World Series - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 1945 World Series matched the American League Detroit Tigers against the National League Chicago Cubs.
Frank Graham jokingly called this Series "the fat men versus the tall men at the office picnic." It is the last time to date that the Chicago Cubs have appeared in the Series.
The Curse of the Billy Goat was allegedly placed on the Cubs during this series.
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 Encyclopedia: San Francisco Giants   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The series is perhaps best remembered because the Loma Prieta earthquake on October 17, 1989 disrupted the planned Game 3 of the series at Candlestick Park.
The 2002 World Series was among the classic matchups in the history of the Series.
Rebounding from the World Series loss in 2003, the Giants (under new manager Felipe Alou) recorded 100 victories for the seventh time in franchise history and the third time in San Francisco.
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 Urban Legends Reference Pages: 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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 1987 World Series - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 1987 World Series was played from October 17 to October 25, 1987 between the Minnesota Twins and the St.
The Minnesota Twins won 4 games to 3, giving the franchise its first World Series victory since 1924, when the team was located in Washington, D.C. and known as the Washington Senators.
The 1987 Series was remarkable in several regards: It featured the first World Series game played in an indoor stadium (the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome), and was the first World Series in which all games were won by the home team.
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 Today in History: October 1
The Yankees had also made it to the 1926 World Series (but lost to the St. Louis Cardinals in seven games), and this photograph of the 1926 team includes almost the entire 1927 lineup.
The series was financially and popularly successful, but the arrangement to play was informal, depending only upon an agreement by the teams involved.
Prompted by the outcry, baseball's National Commission officially established the World Series in 1905.
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 1986 World Series - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 1986 World Series, the 83rd playing of the modern championship series in Major League Baseball, was a memorable battle between the New York Mets and the Boston Red Sox which helped to spread the legend of "The Curse of the Bambino" to mass public awareness.
Just prior to the start of the World Series, Bill Buckner during an interview for Boston television, jokingly brought up the fear of allowing the other team to score the winning run after letting the ball go through his legs.
This was the first World Series in which the designated hitter rule was used when the game was played in the American League team's home stadium, with pitchers batting in games played at the National League venue.
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 Cardinals Vs. Tigers World Series Tickets : Cardinals Vs. Tigers World Series Baseball Tickets @ BuySellTix
The MLB World Series is a best-of-7 face-off for all ages.
It wasn't until 1905 that the World Series Championships were recognized permanently under stipulations in which the leagues would meet annually for a series of games to declare the Professional Baseball Championship of the World.
The Detroit Tigers are in their first World Series since 1984, while the last St. Louis Cardinals World Series was in 2004.
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 1905 World Series Game 3 - Giants @ Athletics
It was the second victory for the New York team, and the manner of the achievement led to a comparison of notes as to the reason why McGraw's men have captured two of the three games played.
At the same time it admits of legitimate judgment upon both the exercise of brains and brawn in the performance of the game, and no one can gainsay that throughout the series the Giants have excelled in one quarter which ultimately figures highest-acute baseball intelligence.
Especially was this so in the fifth, when through a combination of hits by the Giants and a series of senseless and ruderness manouvres by the Athletics New York scored five runs.
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 Newsvine - Agent Boras Urges 9-Game World Series
The World Series originally was a best-of-nine affair, with the Boston Americans (now the Red Sox) beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-3 in 1903.
The Series switched to best-of-seven for the second edition in 1905 and has remained that way with the exception of 1919, 1920 and 1921, when it against was best-of-nine.
I doubt this World Series weekend concept will actually take hold, but it is an interesting concept that could help resuscitate a league with the largest decline in number of fans over the last 20 years.
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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.
The 1905 New York Giants suddenly found themselves the champions of a contest that they had previously boycotted and had a newfound respect for their American League rivals who made them earn it.
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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 Oakland Athletics News
The Series marked the end of the Athletics' first dynasty, with Plank and Bender jumping to the upstart Federal League in 1915 and the members of the famed $100,000 Infield (Baker, Collins, Stuffy McInnis and Jack Barry) either sold off or traded.
Following the loss in the 1914 World Series, Connie Mack's Athletics suffered through the toughest period thus far in the franchise's history, enduring seven consecutive last-place finishes from 1915-1921 before the club slowly began to creep toward respectability.
Having won three straight World Series, the A's made the ALCS in 1975, but were swept by the Red Sox in three games.
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 1905 World Series - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Three of those, over a six-day span, were pitched and won by Christy Mathewson, a 25-year-old New York pitcher who established himself as a first-magnitude star in doing so.
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 The World Series — Infoplease.com
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.
After surviving two world wars and an earthquake in 1989, the World Series was cancelled for only the second time in 1994 due to the players' strike.
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 World Series | BaseballLibrary.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
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 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.
The Yankees appeared in their last World Series for the next 12 years in 1964 and lost to the Cardinals, led by Bob Gibson.
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 1903 World Series - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 1903 World Series, the first modern World Series to be played in Major League Baseball, matched the Boston Americans against the Pittsburgh Pirates, with Boston prevailing five games to three.
He threw his third complete game victory of the series against Bill Dinneen, who was pitching in his second start of the series.
And so, the first baseball World Series had ended, with the fledgling American League's Boston Americans winning over the heavily favored Pittsburgh Pirates of the National League.
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 1905 World Series Game 5 - Athletics @ Giants
The crowd, in the neighborhood of 27,000 people, saw the battle, and a battle it was, to cheer the baseball heart and satisfy the innermost cravings of the rooter's mind.
Christie Mathewson, the Giant slabman, who made the world's championship possible for New York, may be legitimately designated as the premier pitching wonder of all baseball records.
But to Mathewson belongs the palm, for his almost superhuman accomplishment during the series which closed yesterday will stand as a mark for all pitchers in the future.
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 Rogers rescues Tigers to even World Series | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle
Rogers, the third-oldest pitcher to start a World Series game, extended his scoreless streak to 23 innings this postseason while also becoming only the second pitcher to have three starts without allowing a run in a single postseason.
The other was Hall of Famer Christy Mathewson, who had three shutouts in the 1905 World Series for the New York Giants against the Philadelphia Athletics.
The only other two men over 40 to win a World Series game won in relief —D olf Luque in 1933 for the New York Giants against the Washington Senators and John Franco in 2000 for the New York Mets against the New York Yankees.
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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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 The World Series Anniversary
It wasn't until 1919 that the series returned to a nine game affair in order to try and capitalize on the rising popularity of baseball after World War I. It was seen as a greedy move and three years later the idea was abandoned, with the seven game series in place ever since.
On September 29, 1947, a record World Series crowd of 75,365 paid $325,828 to see the opener, and on April 17, 1983 the MLB, ABC, and NBC agreed to a six year $1.2 billion television package.
The life of baseball's World Series has seen bribery, betting scandals, strikes, and stand-offs, but the memorable milestones, broken records, and lazy summer afternoons spent at the ballpark more than make up for its trials.
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 Remarks Congratulating the World Series Champion Minnesota Twins
Well, I thank you all, and I'd like to welcome the winners of the 84th World Series, the Minnesota Twins; their owner, Carl Pohlad; and the umpires and officials of major league baseball to the White House and Washington, the Twins' original home.
But seriously, I'd like to congratulate your manager, Tom Kelly, the youngest nonplaying manager to take his team to a World Series since 1905, and Frank Viola, the series most valuable player, and Garry Gaetti, the league championship series most valuable player.
It started out as the Washington Senators, won the '24 World Series, lost in the '25 and '33 series, moved to Minnesota in '61 and lost the '65 series, and finally, ending up with a thrilling seventh game victory in front of 55,376 decibel-shattering fans.
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