1. First World Series – was in 1903 between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Boston Americans; Boston won.
  2. Rough Beginnings – in 1904, right after the very first year, the word series was canceled.
  3. Cubs Curse – after being asked to leave a World Series game between the Chicago Cubs and the Detroit Tigers in 1945, owner of the Billy Goat Tavern, Billy Sianis cursed the Chicago Cubs. He said they wouldn’t win the World Series. The curse must have finally worn off because the Cubs won the 2016 World Series.
  4. Big Rings – the tradition of awarding rings to World Series winners began in 1922.
  5. The Perfect Game – when a pitcher prevents the opposing team from ever stepping foot on base, that is a perfect game. This is a special moment for any pitcher and to achieve it even once is a gigantic achievement. To pitch a perfect game in the World Series is legendary. The only man to ever accomplish a perfect game in the World Series is Don Larson of the New York Yankees in 1956.
  6. Night Games – the first World Series to be played at night occurred in 1971. TV ratings shot through the roof, as many people who were normally at school or work during the day could watch the games aired at night. From this moment on, all World Series Games during the weekday were night games.
  7. America’s Pastime – although it is called the World Series of Baseball, the only team to participate from outside of the U.S. is the Toronto Blue Jays.
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