Saturday, October 21st, 2017

Potential World Series Rematches: 2017 (v3.0)


New York Yankees center fielder, Joe DiMaggio, slides home safely for the go-ahead run in the ninth inning in 7-4 win over the Brooklyn Dodgers in Game Four of the 1941 World Series.

On Thursday night, the Los Angeles Dodgers demolished the Chicago Cubs, 11-1, at Wrigley Field to win the franchise's 22nd pennant (21 National League, 1 American Association), and its first since 1988. Last night, the Houston Astros forced a seventh game in American League Championship Series (ALCS) by defeated the New York Yankees, 7-1.

The 2017 World Series matchup will be decided this evening. After jumping to an early 2-0 ALCS lead at home, the Houston Astros dropped all three games at Yankee Stadium. With the ALCS shifting back to Houston for the final two games, the trend of home team victories continued. Will the Astros earn history by becoming the first team to win pennants in both the American and National leagues? If so, fans will experience a unique World Series. If the Yankees shatter the trend and claim the first road win of the 2017 ALCS, fans will see a rather familiar Fall Classic.

Here are the potential World Series rematches:

1941: Brooklyn Dodgers vs. New York Yankees
1947: Brooklyn Dodgers vs. New York Yankees
1949: Brooklyn Dodgers vs. New York Yankees
1952: Brooklyn Dodgers vs. New York Yankees
1953: Brooklyn Dodgers vs. New York Yankees
1955: Brooklyn Dodgers vs. New York Yankees
1956: Brooklyn Dodgers vs. New York Yankees
1963: Los Angeles Dodgers vs. New York Yankees
1977: Los Angeles Dodgers vs. New York Yankees
1978: Los Angeles Dodgers vs. New York Yankees
1981: Los Angeles Dodgers vs. New York Yankees

Photo: Sports Illustrated / Associated Press


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