World Series History
The World Series because we know it today came back in 1903 after years of fighting amongst both the National and American Leagues. Each finally came to peace allowing the game of baseball to eventually crown a true winner with no backlash or dare. The Boston Americans (now known as the Red Sox) defeated Honus Wagner along with the Pittsburgh Pirates behind stellar pitching from Cy Young to earn the AL the title after beating the Buccos five games to three.
Together with the matches occurring at the end of October and sometimes entering early November, the World Series was coined the nickname”The Fall Classic.” Ever since, it’s become the final series of the season played involving the National League winner and American League champion. The agents from the leagues partake in a seven-game series to crown the victor.
Since beginning, the group with the best overall record would earn home field advantage during the series. That all changed when former MLB Commissioner Bud Selig cooked up the mad notion to provide home field advantage to the winner of this All-Star Game following the 2002 Midsummer Classic finished in a tie. This experiment was put into action the following season, but MLB and the MLBPA recently decided to scrap the idea from the 2016 offseason. Home field advantage will once more be dependent on regular season records of the two pennant winners.
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