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Old 09-13-2013, 02:01 PM
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Default Random World Series fact I learned today

I was looking up past World Series winners on Wikipedia and read that a team from the original 16 clubs (pre 1960 expansion) has appeared in every World Series. In other words, there has never been a World Series with 2 post-1960 expansion teams playing each other. I just found that interesting and wanted to share.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...ries_champions
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Old 09-13-2013, 03:12 PM
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The Yankees Cardinals are heavily responsible for this.
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Old 09-13-2013, 03:40 PM
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The Yankees Cardinals are heavily responsible for this.
As well as the White Sox. If the White Sox hadn't beaten the Angels in the 2005 ALCS, there would have been a World Series between two 1960s expansion teams because the Cardinals didn't beat the Astros.

The Yankees, of course, beat the Mariners in 2001 to prevent a World Series between two later expansion teams. Beyond those two, I would have to look things up.

Expansion teams started appearing in the World Series in 1969, and now there are 14 expansion franchises to go along with the 16 pre-1960 franchises. It's odd that expansion franchises haven't met in a World Series.
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Old 09-13-2013, 04:23 PM
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And the Sox are tied for dead last amongst the charter teams in WS appearances along with Cleveland.
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Old 09-13-2013, 05:48 PM
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In 1980, the Royals beat the Yankees in the ALCS in 3-0 in a best of five.

The Astros had a two games to one lead over the Phillies in the NLCS and lost the last two games of the series at home in extra innings, allowing the Phillies to keep this streak alive.

Four of the five games of the 1980 NLCS went extra innings. One hell of a series.
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Old 09-13-2013, 06:05 PM
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And the Sox are tied for dead last amongst the charter teams in WS appearances along with Cleveland.
Yes, but they are tied with the Orioles/Browns (the franchise of Tito Landrum and double the World Series appearance of the White Sox) for World Series titles. They also are tied with the Senators/Twins for World Series titles. The Tigers only have four and the Indians only have two.

It didn't help the White Sox that they had of their best teams during the second golden age of the Yankees.
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Old 09-13-2013, 08:00 PM
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Won't happen this year either, unless the Nationals pull off a pretty big miracle and catch one of the three NL Central contenders, since all 5 probable NL playoff teams (Braves, Cardinals, Pirates, Reds, Dodgers) are in the "Original 16."
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Old 09-13-2013, 08:23 PM
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Yes, but they are tied with the Orioles/Browns (the franchise of Tito Landrum and double the World Series appearance of the White Sox) for World Series titles. They also are tied with the Senators/Twins for World Series titles. The Tigers only have four and the Indians only have two.

It didn't help the White Sox that they had of their best teams during the second golden age of the Yankees.
I saw a stat the other day that from 1952-1967 the White Sox had a better winning percentage than the Dodgers, Braves and Giants and had the second best winning percentage in all of baseball. The only problem was that the Yankees had the best.
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