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 World Series Summary
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.
Despite its name, the World Series is not a "world championship" in the same sense as the FIFA World Cup or the Cricket World Cup because it is not between national teams, but is limited to Major League Baseball teams, which represent individual cities and states (currently of the United States and Canada only).
One of these series at the end of 1903 was a meeting between the two pennant winners and is known as the 1903 World Series.
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  World Series
In baseball, the World Series is the championship series of the North American Major League Baseball, played between the American League and National League champions, after the end of the regular season in October.
The 1904 Series[?] was supposed to be between the AL's Boston Pilgrims and the NL's New York Giants.
The Cleveland Indians ruined a possible all-Boston World Series by defeating the Boston Red Sox in a playoff after the two top American League teams were tied at the end of the season.
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 WORLD SERIES : Encyclopedia Entry
The World Series is the championship series of Major League Baseball and the culmination of the sport's postseason each October.
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.
In the television serial Lost, the stranded airplane crash survivor Jack is shown video of the Boston Red Sox winning the 2004 World Series to prove that citizens of the remote fictional island are in contact with the outside world.
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 World Series Trivia | 2006 | Records | History | Baseball | MLB | 2004 Boston Red Sox | Chicago White Sox   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The first World Series shown on television was the 1947 World Series between the New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers.
The 1919 World Series became known as the Black Sox scandal after eight players on the Chicago White Sox were banned from Major League Baseball for "throwing" the World Series to the Cincinnati Reds.
The 1989 World Series between the San Francisco Giants and the Oakland A's was postponed for 10 days after a massive earthquake rocked Northern California.
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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 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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 The Sporting News: Baseball History of the World Series
The 1919 World Series was, in fact, not honorably played by every participant, as was disclosed late in the 1920 season when confessions were made.
A sharp shift in the betting odds shortly before the start of the World Series -- the highly favored White Sox suddenly became underdogs -- aroused curiosity, as did swirling rumors that something might be amiss in certain players' onfield effort.
Plus, he hit the first Cincinnati batter of the Series, Morrie Rath, with a pitched ball, which supposedly was the signal to bettors that the fix was on.
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 1908 World Series - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 1908 World Series matched the defending champion Chicago Cubs against the Detroit Tigers in a rematch of the 1907 Series.
The 1908 World Series is significant for being the last World Championship for the Cubs.
This was the year of the infamous "Fred Merkle Bonehead Play", that allowed the Chicago Cubs to reach the World Series after beating the New York Giants in a one-game playoff.
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The Chicago Cubs were coming off of their first World Series title, defeating the Tigers in the 1907 World Series.
The Cubs have yet to win another World Series title and have not held the National League Pennant since the final year of World War II, 1945.
The newly established Orioles franchise has won three World Series titles since their arrival in Baltimore, the last one coming in 1983.
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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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 Sporting News: Baseball History of the World Series
Having repeated as NL titleists by the barest of margins (the Pirates, like the Giants, finished one game behind Chicago), the Cubs prepared for a second consecutive World Series against the Detroit Tigers, who had won the American League championship on the final day of the regular season.
As was the case the previous year, the Tigers held the lead entering the ninth inning of the Series opener.
Summers, a 24-game winner in 1908, then yielded six consecutive hits and five runs, the go-ahead runs scoring on a bases-loaded single by Solly Hofman.
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 1908 World Series by Baseball Almanac
The fourth official World Series marked the third consecutive postseason championship appearance of the Chicago Cubs.
The Cubs became the first team to record three consecutive World Series appearances and two consecutive World Series victories with both championship wins coming off the heels of a record one-hundred sixteen victory season of 1906.
The attendance during Game 5 (6,210) of the 1908 World Series was the smallest World Series crowd in major league history.
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 JMU - 1908 - A Special Year
The big news in Harrisonburg in 1908 was the establishment of the State Normal and Industrial School for Women — the future James Madison University.
But there were plenty of other things going on in the rest of the country and the world.
October 14 — The Chicago Cubs win the World Series by defeating the Detroit Tigers 2-0 to win the series, four games to one over the Detroit Tigers.
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 Chicago Cubs
They were upset by their cross-town rival White Sox in six games in what remains the only all-Chicago World Series ever played.
The Cubs won both series and these back to back championships are the only two the franchise has ever won.
As was their growing habit, the Cubs lost this World Series, too.
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 World Series Almanac : 1908   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
his was the fourth official World Series since it was virtually identical of the 1907 Fall Classic.
The Cubs and the Tigers after clinching their respective league titles, once again encountered in the World Series.
The Cubs clinched their second straight World Series title.
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 10/4/2004 - Braves Postseason Record Since 1991 - Sports - Chattanoogan.com
After beating the Rockies in the Division Series, the Braves swept the Reds in the NLCS (the only four-game sweep in NLCS history) to advance to their third World Series of the decade.
The Braves advanced to the World Series once again after disposing of the Dodgers in the NLDS and the Cardinals in the NLCS.
The Division Series against the Astros and NLCS against the Mets might be remembered as two of the most dramatic series.
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 Prior Pitches Cubs To 2-1 Series Lead - Sports - WXII12.com | WXII
The Cubs, who were swept out of the 1998 Division Series by the Braves, have lost 10 consecutive post-season series since their 1908 World Series triumph over Detroit.
Of course, this is only their fourth playoff series since their last World Series appearance in 1945.
The Braves, meanwhile, are making their 12th straight post-season appearance and are on the verge of being eliminated in the Division Series for the third time in the past four years.
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 Sports: Cubs finally end frustration
Kerry Wood pitches Chicago to its first playoff series victory since the 1908 World Series.
Kerry Wood pitched another dominating game and Aramis Ramirez began the celebration with a mammoth home run, pushing the Cubs past Atlanta 5-1 in the decisive Game 5 Sunday night for their first postseason series victory since the 1908 World Series.
The franchise that endured the College of Coaches and the curse of a goat moves on to play Florida in the NL Championship Series.
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While the Chicago Cubs were playing the Detroit Tigers in the 1908 World Series, many reporters were struggling to get a good view of the games.
Some World Series press pins for teams that don't make it to the Fall Classic are also available.
While non-World Series press pins are generally of similar high quality, that wasn't the case in at least one instance.
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 DesMoinesRegister.com | Sports
DeRosa - already an eighth-inning hero in this series with a two-run double to win Game 2 - was the only Brave to reach second base after back-to-back walks pushed Gary Sheffield to second in the first inning.
Maddux was not helped, however, by four Atlanta errors - tying the most in a Division Series with the Expos in 1981 and the Rockies in 1995.
The last time Chicago won a postseason series was the 1908 World Series against Detroit.
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 2005 World Series - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Roger Clemens recorded his shortest World Series start, leaving after the second inning with 53 pitches including 35 for strikes, due to a sore hamstring that he had previously injured (and caused him to miss his last regular season start) as the loss went to Wandy RodrĂ­guez.
This was the first World Series won by a team from the Central Division of either league since the league realignment prior to the 1994 season.
This was the 19th World Series to end in a four-game sweep, and the second consecutive Series (and 12th overall) in which the AL team swept the NL team.
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 Postseason Index - Baseball-Reference.com
World Series (4-3): Minnesota Twins (85-77, AL) vs. St.
World Series (4-3): Kansas City Royals (91-71, AL) vs. St.
World Series (4-2): Philadelphia Athletics (102-52, AL) vs. St.
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 The Official Site of The Colorado Rockies: Video: Baseball's Best
OCTOBER 2-10, 1968 -- A pitcher's duel is common in the World Series.
The Angels won the Series, four games to three, bringing the World Series trophy to Anaheim for the first time in the 41-year history of the franchise.
The 3-2 Series win was the Cubs' first postseason series victory since their 1908 World Series win.
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 Cubs hold off Braves for rare series victory, 5-1
The Braves were dealt another heartbreaking loss in the postseason, going down for the second year in a row in Game 5 of the division series.
Twelve consecutive division titles have produced only one World Series championship, and the Braves face an uncertain future.
Wood won for the second time in the best-of-five series with a performance that matched his effort in Game 1.
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 2004 World Series Game 3   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Continuing their intrepid quest to win a championship for the first time since 1918, the Red Sox beat the Cardinals, 4-1, last night to take a commanding 3-0 lead in the 100th World Series.
The 2004 Red Sox are within one victory of hardball holy land, and no team in World Series history has blown a 3-0 lead.
Suppan's gaffe, destined to go into Series lore alongside Fred ``Bonehead'' Merkle neglecting to touch second base in the 1908 World Series, changed Game 3 in every way.
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 1957 World Series - ArmchairGM - Sports Wiki, Sports Blog, Sports Resource, Sports Community, Sports 2.0
The Braves' win in Game 2 was the first World Series game won by a non-New York City team since 1948.
In every World Series between 1948 and 1957, either both teams were from New York City or a New York City team won in a sweep (1950 and 1954).
Of the previous 10 World Series, the Yankees had participated in eight of them and won seven.
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 Reverse The Curse - Get Your Curse Gear to Support Your Chicago Cubs and Help Break the Curse
While the Cubs have not won the World Series since 1908, the curse actually began in 1945 - the last time the Cubs made the World Series.
This was the day of Game 4 of the World Series, with the Cubs holding a 2-1 lead over the Tigers, and the next four games to be played at Wrigley Field.
However, with no goat at their side in the postseason, the Cubs were swept in 3 games by the Braves, and their seemingly magical season still ended with the emptiness of no World Series.
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 1908 World Series --> 1909 My League - OOTP Developments Forums
World Series Game 3 10/3/08 — NEW YORK — The World Series shifted to the Hilltop Park for game three and George Winter took the mound against Frank Corridon and the Highlanders.
World Series Game 6 10/7/08 — PITTSBURGH — The Highlanders were up against George Winter once again in game 6 and Buck Herzog greeted him with a lead off double which turned into the first run of the game on a throwing error two batters later.
The A’s were able to salvage one of 4 games from their series with the Tigers over the same period to leave the three clubs atop the division.
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