Wednesday, October 05, 2016

today in baseball.......

.... the first radio broadcast of a world series game in 1921. game one of that series was the the first to begin: 1. a whole series played at the same site. the Polo Grounds housed both the Giants and Yankees. the Yankees were subleasing from there from 1913 to 1922, while the Giants were the primary tenant. this also happened the following year with the same two teams, and in 1944 featuring the St.Louis Cardinals and Browns. they shared Sportsman's Park in St.Louis. and 2. begin the last time the best of nine series was used. the Giants won this series 5 games to 3. also in 1953, the Yankees win their 5th world series in a row, beating the Brooklyn Dodgers in game 6 4-3 and the series four games to two. this was in a midst of a stretch where a team in New York went to the world series and won (1949-1956, with the Yankees winning 6 and the Dodgers and Giants winning one each) and a stretch where there was a New York team in the series (1949-1958, with the Yankees being in 9, the Dodgers being in 5 and the Giants in 2) from 1947-1964 the Yankees were the dominant team, being in 15 series and winning 10. so that is it for this day.

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