Sunday, October 1st, 2017

Potential World Series Rematches: 2017


Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Johnny Podres celebrates the Game Seven win over the New York Yankees in the 1955 World Series.

Major League Baseball's 2017 postseason begins Tuesday evening with the American League Wild Card Game between the Minnesota Twins and New York Yankees. The game, scheduled for New York's Yankee Stadium, will determine which team advances to face the Cleveland Indians in the American League Division Series.

Looking ahead, this postseason provides many World Series combinations we've seen before. The Twins can eliminate 74% of the possible rematches with an upset victory over the Yankees on Tuesday. Here is a list of the teams to reach the postseason:

NL Central: Chicago Cubs
NL East: Washington Nationals
NL West: Los Angeles Dodgers
NL Wild Card #1: Arizona Diamondbacks
NL Wild Card #2: Colorado Rockies

AL Central: Cleveland Indians
AL East: Boston Red Sox
AL West: Houston Astros
AL Wild Card #1: New York Yankees
AL Wild Card #2: Minnesota Twins

Here are the World Series matchups we've seen before:

1916: Brooklyn Robins* vs. Boston Red Sox
1918: Chicago Cubs vs. Boston Red Sox
1920: Brooklyn Robins* vs. Cleveland Indians
1932: Chicago Cubs vs. New York Yankees
1938: Chicago Cubs vs. New York Yankees
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
1965: Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Minnesota Twins
1977: Los Angeles Dodgers vs. New York Yankees
1978: Los Angeles Dodgers vs. New York Yankees
1981: Los Angeles Dodgers vs. New York Yankees
2001: Arizona Diamondbacks vs. New York Yankees
2007: Colorado Rockies vs. Boston Red Sox
2016: Chicago Cubs vs. Cleveland Indians

*Note: From 1914 through 1931, the Brooklyn Dodgers were called the Robins after the team's manager, Wilbert Robinson.

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