The World Series between the Royals and Giants will feature two teams that didn’t even win 90 games during the regular season.
While many people know about the Giants, they are no rookie when it comes to the World Series having won two in the last four years, little is known about the Kansas City Royals. Here are five fun facts about America’s newest favorite team.
Baseball is trying to be pure again. And when you consider the final four teams in the MLB postseason, they did a good job. The Giants, Cardinals, Orioles and Royals aren’t considered members of the monetary aristocracy, at least not at the level of the Yankees, Red Sox, and Dodgers.
The Giants beat the Cardinals to make the World Series. But baseball fans outside of San Francisco will be rooting for the Royals.
The Royals reach their first World Series since 1985 with 8 straight American League playoff wins, beating the Athletics, Angels and Orioles.
From lovable losers to American League Champions, the Kansas City Royals have now won eight straight playoff games and are headed to the World Series for the first time since 1985.
The Royals lead the Orioles 2-0. The Cardinals and Giants are tied at one game. What’s the chance of each possible World Series matchup?
Unbelievably, this will be the 12th consecutive year that baseball’s midsummer classic, The All-Star Game, will determine home-field advantage in baseball’s fall classic, The World Series. Ridiculous.
Some of the best American sporting events worth traveling for are the Daytona 500, the Masters Tournament, the Super Bowl the U.S. Open and the World Series.
Despite your monolithic love for the Cardinals, no one was rooting for the Redbirds more than I was. Not only as a Yankees fan, but as a native New Yorker imbued with an epic allergy to all things New England, I am biologically skewed against the Red Sox.