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World Series Notes

March 19, 2020

This note seems hard to believe, however, after the first three World Series (1903, 1905 and 1906) were contested between a pair of first time World Series entrants, the next 112 (1907-2019 with no W.S. in ’94), were not.

Additionally, since the Washington Nationals made the 2019 World Series, which they of course, won, there is no possibility of two first time World Series entrants meetings under the current format.

In fact, only the Seattle Mariners, among baseball’s 30 teams have never made a World Series appearance. They did make 3 ALCS appearances, losing to Cleveland (Indians) in ’95 and to the Yankees in both 2000 and 2001.

The loss in ’01 occurred after a record tying 116 win regular season.


Lou Piniella in a Yankees’ uniform, pictured above, has been in 5 World Series (4 as a player with the Yankees, his team going (2-2) and one as Cincinnati Reds manager, in which his team pulled off a shocking 4 game sweep of favored Oakland (Athletics).

Lou was the Mariners’ manager when despite a 116 win regular season, they failed to make the World Series.

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