Records, facts and curious feats that have marked the history of the World Series

Records, facts and curious feats that have marked the history of the World Series

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Every year, the 30 teams of Big leagues go on a 162-game run in hopes of landing a postseason berth and eventually trying to reach one of two spots in the playoffs. World Series, seeking to become the undisputed champion of the most popular baseball league in the world.

The “Fall Classic”Is one of the oldest and most storied professional league finals in the sporting world. It has been characterized by countless feats, records and plays that have marked baseball forever.

At the team level or from the point of view of each player who has participated in at least one occasion, the World Series It is one of the largest stages, where each feat is recorded for posterity. That is why ESPN Digital has compiled some of the most incredible (and possibly impossible to break) records in the history of World Series.

Most appearances by a player

To talk about this record, it is important to highlight the team in which it was achieved. New York Yankees It is the team with the most appearances and championships (27) in the history of the MLB. The legendary Yogi Berra was vital for the team to set that record.

During his career, the member of the Cooperstown Hall of Fame managed to arrive in fourteen times to World Series, winning in ten of these, which is also the all-time record for most single-player championships.

More appearances with different teams

Reach a World Series it is difficult, in fact, there are several teams that have not yet achieved it. Doing it several times and on top of it with four different outfits, is a feat that has only been performed by one player.

Lonnie smith reached the “Fall Classic” next to Philadelphia phillies in 1970, St. Louis Cardinals in 1972, Kansas City Royals in 1985 and Atlanta Braves in 1992. The gardener managed to win it in three of his four trips.

The youngest and oldest player to reach a World Series

In 1924, Fred lindstrom of the New York Giants (San Francisco Giants today) became the youngest player in the history of MLB in reaching a World Series, when doing it with 18 years, 10 months, and 13 days. On your side, Jack quinn of the Philadelphia Athletics (Oakland Athletics) reached its first World Series in 1930 with 46 years, two months and 29 days, to become the oldest player to reach the final of Big leagues. Both records are held today.

Two home runs in the first two World Series at-bats

At the offensive level, the World Series It has served as the setting for unforgettable batting displays. However, start your first World Series with two home runs in the first two shifts It is something that has only happened a couple of times. The first time occurred in 1972 with Gene Tenace of the Athletics and the second time he did it Andruw Jones together to the Braves in 1996.

Perfect game

In the history of the World Series only one perfect game has been released, the October 8, 1956, when Don Larsen of the Yankees performed the feat.

Most wins for a pitcher in the same World Series

Randy johnson has been one of the most dominant pitchers in the history of MLB. His dominance extended to the World Series 2001 when he became the only pitcher to achieve three wins in the same final. What’s more, Johnson He is the oldest pitcher to throw a full game without allowing runs, which he did in that series, with 38 years, one month, and 18 days.

Other curious facts

The World Series It has a best-of-seven-game format, however, from its inception in 1903 to 1922 (with several changes in between) the best-of-nine-game was played.

From the beginning of the “Fall Classic”, The location alternated between National League and the American. This changed in 2003 (and until 2016) when MLB established that winning from Stars game gave home advantage to start the World Series. This changed in 2017 when it was determined that the team with the best record would have the “advantage” of the house.

Have been played 40 deciding matches under the format of the best of seven meetings in the history of the World Series. In these matches, the visiting team has come out with the best part, winning 21 games. Additionally, of these 40 parties, 22 have been decided by two races or less.

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