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World Series Facts

When you’re looking for the basics on any World Series Baseball matchups, these informative articles will have what you’re looking for. In addition to the teams, the dates, important statistics, the players, and the highlights in each Series, there are also notable events in the world of baseball for each year, and some trivia about what was happening around the world on the World Series dates each year.

New York Yankees 4 Brooklyn Dodgers 3 October 3 – October 10, 1956 The 1956 World Series pitted the Yankees against the Dodgers for the fourth time in five years. Brooklyn aimed to defend its championship from 1955, winning the first two games at Ebbets Field 6-3 and 13-8. New York’s pitchers rallied with five...

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Philadelphia Athletics 4 Chicago Cubs 1 October 8 – October 14, 1929 Joe McCarthy’s Cubs entered the 1929 World Series, seeking their third championship. Pat Malone paced Chicago’s pitchers with 22 wins. Al Simmons powered the A’s “Mack Attack” with an AL leading 157 RBIs. Philadelphia finished 104-46. In Game 1, aging Philadelphia pitcher Howard...

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New York Yankees 4 San Diego Padres 0 October 17 – October 21, 1998 The 1998 World Series matched the perennial champion Yankees against the Padres. The 1998 Yankees surpassed the 1927 franchise of Babe Ruth and “Murderer’s Row,” winning a record 125 games: 114 regular-season and 11 postseason victories. Eight Yankees slugged fifteen or...

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Chicago White Sox 4 Chicago Cubs 2 October 9 – October 14, 1906 The 1906 World Series was a cross-town matchup between the Cubs and White Sox. The Cubs won a record 116 games and posted a .763 winning percentage. Dubbed the “Hitless Wonders,” the Sox had the American League’s lowest team batting average (.230)....

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Oakland Athletics 4 Los Angeles Dodgers 1 October 12 – October 17, 1974 The 1974 World Series was the first all-California Series. The A’s were one of baseball’s great teams of the 1970’s, but tensions between the players and the front office promised to tear the 2x World Champions apart from within. Ace Catfish Hunter...

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Baltimore Orioles 4 Los Angeles Dodgers 0 October 5 – October 9, 1966 Coming into the 1966 World Series, the Dodgers had replaced the Yankees as baseball’s leading dynasty with two championships in three years on the strength of their dominant pitching. The Orioles, who won their first AL pennant, also featured a strong pitching...

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New York Yankees 4 Philadelphia Phillies 0 October 4 – October 7, 1950 The 1950 World Series was the 47th Fall Classic. Dubbed the Whiz Kids by Philadelphia papers, the youthful Phillies won the National League pennant thanks to a heroic effort down the home stretch by Robin Roberts (20 wins), who pitched three times...

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Chicago Cubs 4 Detroit Tigers 1 October 10 – October 14, 1908 The 1908 World Series matched the Cubs and Tigers in the first-ever rematch. Attendance was the poorest in Series’ history. The Series was boycotted due to a ticket-scalping scheme allegedly run by the Cubs’ owner. A record-low 6,210 fans attended Game 5. For...

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Detroit Tigers 4 Chicago Cubs 3 October 3 – October 10, 1945 The 1945 World Series was the fourth meeting between the Tigers and Cubs. The Tigers sought their second championship (their first came in 1935 against the Cubs). Chicago eyed its third championship (their titles came in 1907 and 1908 against Detroit). With many...

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Cincinnati Reds 4 Oakland Athletics 0 October 16 – October 20, 1990 The 1990 World Series was a rematch of the 1972 Fall Classic won by Oakland in seven games. The champion Athletics returned for their third straight Series. They boasted Bob Welch (27 wins), Dave Stewart (20 wins), and reliever Dennis Eckersley (48 saves,...

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