MLB World Series
Ever since 1903, the American League champion and the National League champion have met in a series to determine who is Major League Baseball’s best team. The winner of this series heads home with the Commissioner’s Trophy, but that is only after they defeat their opponent in four games out of seven. Starting in 2003, the winner of the All-Star Game decided which team would get home-field advantage in the World Series. Before the 2017 season, however, the MLB ruled that the exhibition game would no longer determine something as big as home-field advantage in the most important series of the year. Now the team that had the better record during the regular season is the one that gets home-field advantage in the World Series. Games 1 and 2 are played at the stadium of the team that had the better record during the regular season, and Games 6 and 7 would also be played there if the series goes on that long.
2017 World Series Matchup
Last year's World Series featured two of the best teams in baseball, the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Houston Astros. That marked the first time two 100-win teams faced off against each other in the Fall Classic since the Reds and Orioles did so in 1970. It was also the Dodgers' first trip to the Series since 1988, when they took down the Oakland A's, while the Astros competed for the first title in team history. Houston's only prior World Series appearance came in 2005, when they lost to the Chicago White Sox.
The Astros won the championship in an exciting seven-game series. The two teams set a World Series record with a total of 25 combined home runs throughout the series, including a team record 15 home runs by the Astros. Astros outfielder George Springer was named World Series MVP.
Who won the first ever World Series?
In the first ever modern World Series (there were other attempts at naming a champion before they found a way to make this work in 1903), the Boston Americans (now the Boston Red Sox) took on the Pittsburg Pirates (now the Pittsburgh Pirates). The Americans won that 5-3—five games to three, that is, as the series was a best-of-nine affair at that time. It was a monumental win for Boston, an organization that now has eight World Series championships in franchise history.
What team has had the most success in the World Series?
When talking about World Series success, the team that dominates the conversation is the New York Yankees. The Yankees last won a World Series championship in 2009, and it was New York’s 27th title. The Bronx Bombers also happen to be the most recent team to have back-to-back championships, and they actually did even more than that: They won the World Series in three straight seasons from 1998 to 2000. The team with the second-most World Series victories is the St. Louis Cardinals. The Cardinals have won 11 World Series titles, with their most recent coming in 2011.
How much do World Series tickets cost?
World Series ticket prices can vary depending on the matchup, location, and point in the series. On average, World Series tickets resell for about $1000, and tickets for games earlier in the Series tend to be at a price point below this average while the later games can be more expensive.
How to buy MLB World Series tickets
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When do MLB World Series tickets go on sale?
MLB World Series tickets typically go on sale in October.
Where does the MLB World Series take place?
The MLB World Series takes place at two baseball stadiums within the U.S., depending on which teams make it.
When does the MLB World Series take place?
The World Series typically takes place in late October. The 2018 Series begins on October 23, 2018.