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  Division Series History by Baseball Almanac
As a result, the winners in each division were now required to play each other in a best-of-five Championship Series to determine who would advance to represent their respective leagues in the coveted World Series.
In 1985, the format was changed to a best-of-seven contest where it has remained to this day.
In any event, the two series winners move on to the best-of-seven Championship Series to determine who will represent their league in the World Series.
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 World Series : A Comprehensive History of the World Series by Baseball Almanac
In 1884, the Providence Grays of the National League outplayed the New York Metropolitan Club of the American Association in a three game series for what was originally called "The Championship of the United States." Several newspapers penned the Grays as "World Champions" and the new title stuck.
More changes were on the horizon and in 1901, the American League was established much to the dismay of the senior circuit.
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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  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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 The Year in American Soccer - 1985
Meanwhile, a new indoor league, the American Indoor Soccer Association, was launched in the fall of 1984 to capitalize on the growing interest.
In effect, the league acted for a time as a second division circuit, and it was not until the late 80's that they began to seriously compete with the MISL for indoor dominance.
The series was established an a way to provide the regional soccer fans some meaningful competition, after the demise of the NASL and USL, and the cancellation of overseas tours by Aston Villa and West Bromwich Albion.
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 Minor League Baseball: History: Top 100 Teams   (Site not responding. Last check: )
He was named to the American Association and National Association Class AAA All-Star teams, was voted the league’s Rookie of the Year and was chosen The Sporting News’ Minor League Player of the Year.
Bass was named to the league and National Association Class AAA All-Star teams, was voted the American Association’s Most Valuable Player, a rare distinction for a DH, and was the National Association’s Minor League player of the Year.
Manuel was named American League Manager of the Year by the Baseball Writers Association, receiving 25 of a possible 28 first-place votes.
www.minorleaguebaseball.com /app/milb/history/top100.jsp?idx=37   (2975 words)

 American Heroes
Lloyd Moseby was picked to the 'Sporting News' American League All-Star team in '83 after he hit.315, stole 27 bases, lined 31 doubles, 7 triples, 18 home runs, 81 RBIs and became the first-ever Blue Jay to score 100 runs - 104.
Every big league city seems to have one or two, a popular all-around slugger or a hustling veteran that rarely gets due credit for doing the little things that propel a team to victory.
In 1915, I did lead the league with a 1.49 ERA and was 14-5, but the old zip was gone from my fastball, it didn't hop anymore.
www.baseballhistorian.com /html/american_heroes.cfm?page=89   (2486 words)

 Sample Lesson
In 1985 Major League Baseball switched from a best-of-five league playoff series to a best-of-seven league playoff series.
The winners of the league playoffs represent the National and American Leagues in the World Series, which is also a best-of-seven games.
In a longer series, the percentage of games the Cyclones win tends to be closer to 60% than in a shorter series.
www.wmich.edu /~coreplus/u7lesson3.html   (1429 words)

 National League Championship Series - BaseballWiki
A structured playoff series began in 1969, when both the National and American Leagues were reorganized into two divisions each, East and West.
In 1981, a divisional series was held due to split-season caused by strike action.
In 1994, the league was restructured into three divisions, with the three division winners and a wild-card team advancing to a best-of-five playoff round, the National League Division Series (NLDS).
baseball.wikia.com /wiki/National_League_Championship_Series   (1027 words)

 ESPN.com - Major League Baseball - Third basemen
Rather, it would be his two home runs in the '11 World Series that resulted in him being forever after known simply as "Home Run." In Game 2, Baker slugged a two-run homer in the sixth inning that provided the winning margin in the Philadelphia Athletics' 3-1 victory over the New York Giants.
Part of Philadelphia's famed "$100,000 Infield," Baker helped lead the A's to four American League pennants in five years, and in the early '20s he teamed with Ruth on two of the Yankees' pennant-winning clubs.
Robinson hit.429 in the Series, but it was his amazing defensive work that got him Series MVP honors.
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 Clumped Together to Confuse Us
There is the regular season, the American League Division Series, the National League Division Series, the American League Championship Series, the National League Championship Series, and the World Series.
The playoffs were initiated in 1969 when the two leagues expanded from ten to twelve teams and were divided into two divisions of six teams each.
In 1985, the playoffs were changed to a best of seven series, which was a more realistic way than a best of five series to determine a pennant winner, but the American League had added one team to each division in 1977, creating six losers in each division.
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 1985 AL Stargell Award
They had a few close calls along the way; the pennant race with the Angels was a tight one, and they won their division by only one game.
Mattingly's RBI total was the most by any American League player since 1949, and he won the MVP Award.
He was the best hitter in the league, and also reached his peak as a power hitter.
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 From Lynn, a healthy respect | Chicago Tribune news | Local news, weather, traffic, shopping and classified
They won the American League's Rookie of the Year and MVP awards more quickly than anybody else.
Ripken suffered a leg injury early in 1985 that proved he was not only physically stronger but also, according to Lynn, mentally tougher.
The league championship series are extended to a best-of-seven format.
www.chicagotribune.com /bal-cal1985sep23,0,2947334.htmlstory   (1125 words)

 Synaptic Flatulence
The United States League died on the vine, yet on March 8th 1913, in the city of Indianapolis, the Federal League was born.
In order to maintain its hold on their players, the Feds (as the Federal League came to be known as) devised a program in which a certain percentage of the profits generated by the league would be set aside to be divvied up among the players at the conclusion of each season.
The Federal League was a godsend to the players of the two leagues, in that it gave them leverage in renegotiating new contracts with their clubs.
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 American League Championship Series - SoSH | Boston Red Sox | Red Sox Rumors | Spring Training | Pawtucket Red Sox
The American League Championship Series is part of the playoffs.
The winners of each divisional series face off in a 7 game series to see who will represent the American League in the World Series.
In 1969, Major League Baseball was reformatted to include the League Championship Series.
www.sonsofsamhorn.net /wiki/index.php/American_League_Championship_Series   (238 words)

 League Championship Most Valuable Player Award on Baseball Almanac
The winner of this series specific most valuable honor is selected by a committee of writers and executives in attendance and announced at the conclusion of the League Championship Series.
Livan Hernandez and Orlando Hernandez are the first set of brothers to win the the League Championship Most Valuable Player Award, Steve Garvey is the first player to win it twice, and Dave Stewart is the first pitcher to win it twice.
1988 was the first season in which a pitcher dominated each league championship series and won both (American and National League) of the possible awards and 1990 was the first season where the award was split between two players (N.L.).
baseball-almanac.com /awards/aw_mvpl.shtml   (199 words)

 Tigers host Cardinals in World Series opener Saturday - Sportsterminal.com - News
They led the American League Central for most of the year before losing 31 of their last 50 games and settling for the wild card with a 95-67 record.
The Cardinals are in the World Series for the second time in three years under La Russa.
In that series, the Tigers rallied from a three games to one deficit to beat the Cardinals as Lolich won three games in the series, outdueling Gibson in Game Seven.
www.sportsterminal.com /sports/news.asp?league_id=626&news_id=177160&VIEW_MORE=5   (690 words)

 AUEAGLES.COM: American Men's Basketball Defeats World HoopStars in Exhibition Opener
American will be led into the 2004-05 campaign under fifth-year head coach Jeff Jones.
American University, which fields a 19-sport NCAA Division I athletics program featuring 10 women’s sports and nine for men, completed its third year of membership in the Patriot League.
Since joining the Patriot League, the University has captured league championships in men’s cross country, women’s cross country, women’s lacrosse, men’s soccer, women’s soccer, men’s tennis, women’s tennis and women’s volleyball, field hockey and a regular-season title in men’s basketball.
www.american.edu /athletics/mbb/articles/2003-04/7-23_NITAnnouncement.htm   (383 words)

 World Series Notebook for Saturday, October 21 - Sportsterminal.com - News
Reyes' five wins is the fewest by a Game One starter in the history of the World Series and his 5.06 ERA is the highest in Game One since Alvin Crowder and his 5.75 ERA started for Detroit against St. Louis in 1934.
With losses in their last three trips to the World Series (Kansas City in 1985, Minnesota in 1987 and Boston Red Sox in 2004), the Cardinals are tied for the second-longest current streak.
Detroit's plus-24 win differential from 2005 to 2006 (71 to 95) is the most by a team that reached the World Series since Atlanta won 65 games in 1990 and 105 in 1991 to reach the World Series before losing in seven games to Minnesota.
www.sportsterminal.com /sports/news.asp?league_id=626&news_id=177314&VIEW_MORE=5   (802 words)

 Arizona Winter League
To provide professional baseball players a winter instructional league to be able to compete for pro jobs during spring training.
Scouts representing major league organizations, the South Coast League, the Northern League, the Frontier League, the American Association, the Mexican Summer League, the Liga Norte Sonora, the Colombian Winter League, and the Global Scouting Bureau all have confirmed attendance.
Championship Rings will be presented at the end of the season at the Yuma Legends of the Diamond Banquet honoring the AWL Champions and inducting local baseball greats.
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 The Sporting News: Baseball History of the World Series
The l0-day postponement and 12-day gap in games were the longest in World Series history and marked the first interruption for anything other than inclement weather.
While some observers called for cancellation of the remainder of the Series in deference to the earthquake victims, most favored its continuation and even viewed the competition and resumption of all other normal events (sports and otherwise) as crucial to the area's healing process.
Rickey Henderson belted a game-opening home run and Moore, in a rare batting appearance for the American League pitcher, stroked a 0-2 pitch from Don Robinson for a two-run double to highlight the Athletics' four-run outburst in the first two innings.
tsn.sportingnews.com /archives/worldseries/1989.html   (892 words)

 The Baseball Analysts: League Championship Series Predictions
Get rid of leagues and divisons altogether, give everyone an equal amount of games against each team, and let the two top teams sock it out at the end of the season.
Posted by: John at October 10, 2006 01:31 PM The current format rewards the team that is playing best at the end of the season, regardless of its overall season performance.
Posted by: Rob McMillin at October 13, 2006 06:33 AM There was basically zero interest in any of the three division races and the wild card in the American League in 2002.
baseballanalysts.com /archives/2006/10/league_champion.php   (3553 words)

 World Series - Related Items - MSN Encarta
World Series - Related Items - MSN Encarta
A season that saw Pete Rose break Ty Cobb's career base hit record, a two-day players' strike, and an image-deflating drug scandal was capped by the most remarkable series of postseason comebacks in baseball history.
The Kansas City Royals rallied from 3-1 deficits in both the league championship...
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 The Sporting News: Baseball History of the World Series
After going at each other viciously for two years, the established National League and fledgling American League buried the hatchet, at least temporarily, in 1903 -- thanks in large part to the owners of the NL's Pittsburgh club and the AL's Boston team.
Perhaps the main thing about the 1903 Series, though, was that it at least cooled tempers between baseball's warring factions.
That the upstart American League buried the hatchet squarely in the back of the haughty National League -- and did so with fiendish delight -- was merely a sidelight.
tsn.sportingnews.com /archives/worldseries/1903.html   (795 words)

 American League Championship Series - BaseballWiki
In Major League Baseball, the American League Championship Series (ALCS), played in October, is a playoff round that determines the winner of the American League pennant.
The winner of the series advances to play the winner of the National League Championship Series in baseball's championship, the World Series.
In 1994, the league was restructured into three divisions, with the three division winners and a wild-card team advancing to a best-of-five playoff round, known as the American League Division Series or ALDS.
baseball.wikia.com /wiki/ALCS   (961 words)

 Kansas City Royals Tickets - Kansas City Royals Schedule - Kansas City Royals Baseball Tickets
The team of Royals is a member of the Central Division of the American League.
The major victory of the Kansas City Royals was reached by the team in the 1985 season.
Moreover, the Kansas City Royals appeared six times in the American League Championship Series and obtained the title twice.
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 League Championship Series Logos on LogoServer
The League Championship Series (LCS) is a playoff round that determines the winner of the American and National League pennant.
The LCS began in 1969, when the leagues were reorganized into two divisions each.
The winners of each division played each other in a best-of-five series to determine who would advance to the World Series.
www.logoserver.com /League_Championship_Series_Logos.html   (219 words)

 CNN/SI - Tribal Warfare
Yet the American League Championship Series began as last season ended for Sandy: with his brother sticking a dagger of a home run through it.
Baltimore rallied to go ahead 4-2 and was four outs from leading the series two games to none when righty reliever Armando Benitez blew a lead as surely and as unsightly as Grissom blew his lunch four innings earlier.
The series moved to Cleveland last Saturday, as did the elder Sandy, a roving instructor for the Chicago Cubs who arrived from Arizona, where he had been tutoring minor leaguers.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /features/1997/weekly/971020/alcs.html   (1904 words)

 Little League Online
Future Major Leaguer Ed Vosberg plays in the Little League World Series for the runner-up team from Tucson, AZ, and goes on to become the only person to participate in the Little League World Series, College World Series (University of Arizona, champions, 1980) and Major League World Series (Florida Marlins, champions, 1997).
Little League begins the first capital campaign in the program's history, to raise $20 million for a variety of projects.
Little League graduate George W. Bush, son of former President George Bush, is elected to the highest U.S. office.
www.littleleague.org /about/chronology.asp   (3574 words)

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