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World Series Redux Notes

June 21, 2022

This past weekend, three World Series rematches were played, one between two teams, the Houston Astros and Chicago White Sox, who are now in the same league.

In 2005 the White Sox swept the Astros in 4 straight games. That is their lone title in 103 completed baseball seasons from (1918-2021, with no World Series or completed season in 1994). They have made just 3 World Series appearances in that span and just 2 in 101 seasons from (1920-2021).

Meanwhile the Astros have made three consecutive odd year World Series (winning in 2017, losing in 2019 and 2021) and their one other was the sweep at the hands of the White Sox.

The White Sox won their first two World Series (1906 and 1917) before losing the infamous 1919 W.S. and also the 1959 entity. Their win in 2005 gives them a (3-2) World Series record, Houston as cited is (1-3).

There have been four World Series meetings between the Boston REd Sox and St. Louis Cardinals, teams that met over the past weekend.

“St.Loo” won the first two, “rhyming” 7 game series wins in 1946 and 1967, with Harry “The Cat” Breechen and Bob Gibson, respectively, winning 3 World Series games for the Cardinals.

Boston won the last two, ending an 86 year title drought, sweeping the Cards in 2004 and 6’ing them in the 2013 Fall (Not so) Classic.

102 years ago the Cleveland franchise defeated the Dodgers, then in Brooklyn 5 games to 2 in the 1920 World Series that is best remembered for Cleveland’s Bill Wambsganss turning an unassisted triple play, in game 5 of that best of nine series.


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Bill Wambsganss, pictured above.

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