World Series

Rooftop view of a 1903 World Series game in Boston
Christy Mathewson threw 3 complete-game shutouts in the 1905 World Series.
The 1919 Chicago White Sox team photo
Bill Mazeroski hit a dramatic ninth-inning walk-off home run that decided the 1960 World Series
The Catch: Willie Mays hauls in Vic Wertz's drive near the wall in Game 1 of the 1954 World Series.
1959 World Series action at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
1968 World Series program and tickets for Games 4 and 5 at Tiger Stadium
Carlton Fisk, best known for his "waving fair" home run in Game 6 of the 1975 World Series
Reggie Jackson earned the nickname "Mr. October" by hitting three consecutive home runs in the clinching game six of the 1977 World Series
President Ronald Reagan with the 1988 World Series champions: Los Angeles Dodgers
In Game 6 of the 1991 World Series, Kirby Puckett made a memorable leaping catch in left field to rob an extra-base hit. In the bottom of the 11th inning, Puckett hit a game-winning home run to send the Series to Game 7
Fireworks in SkyDome after Joe Carter's 1993 World Series-winning home run
Game 1 of the 2008 World Series between the Philadelphia Phillies (NL) and Tampa Bay Rays (AL) at Tropicana Field
In 2011, David Freese hit a game-tying two-run triple (with two outs) to send it into extra innings. In the bottom of the 11th, Freese led off with a game-winning home run to send the Series to Game 7
Chicago Cubs celebrate their 2016 World Series victory, their first in 108 years
Game action in the 1906 Series in Chicago (the only all-Chicago World Series to date)
Bill Wambsganss completes his unassisted triple play in 1920
Washington's Bucky Harris scores his home run in the fourth inning of Game 7 (October 10, 1924)
The Chicago Cubs celebrate winning the 2016 World Series, which ended the club's 108-year championship drought.

Annual championship series of Major League Baseball in the United States and Canada, contested since 1903 between the champion teams of the American League (AL) and the National League (NL).

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American League Championship Series

Best-of-seven playoff and one of two League Championship Series comprising the penultimate round of Major League Baseball's (MLB) postseason.

NLCS 2008 Game 3 between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Philadelphia Phillies played at Dodger Stadium

The winner of the ALCS wins the AL pennant and advances to the World Series, MLB's championship series, to play the winner of the National League's (NL) Championship Series.

Major League Baseball

Professional baseball organization and the oldest major professional sports league in the world.

National League Baltimore Orioles, 1896
Cy Young, 1911 baseball card
Jackie Robinson comic book, 1951
1959 World Series action at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Graph showing, by year, the average number of runs per MLB game
Mark McGwire was one of several central figures in baseball's steroids scandal
Cleveland Indians throwback uniform
A Grapefruit League game at the former Los Angeles Dodgers camp in Vero Beach, Florida
President John F. Kennedy throwing out the first pitch at the 1962 All-Star Game at DC Stadium
Rafael Palmeiro (batter), one of the MLB players suspended for steroid use
MLB blackout map in the United States
Canadian MLB blackout map

Each team plays 162 games per each season and six teams in each league advance to a four-round postseason tournament that culminates in the World Series, a best-of-seven championship series between the two league champions that dates to 1903.

National League Championship Series

Best-of-seven playoff and one of two League Championship Series comprising the penultimate round of Major League Baseball's (MLB) postseason.

Billy Bean stands by the NLCS logo at Dodger Stadium in 2016

The winner of the NLCS wins the NL pennant and advances to the World Series, MLB's championship series, to play the winner of the American League's (AL) Championship Series.

League Championship Series

Semifinal round of postseason play in Major League Baseball which has been conducted since 1969.

NLCS 2008 Game 3 between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Philadelphia Phillies played at Dodger Stadium

In 1981, and since 1995, the two annual series have matched up the winners of the Division Series, and the winners advance to meet in the World Series.

Pennant (sports)

Commemorative flag typically used to show support for a particular athletic team.

The ritual of hoisting of the premiership flag in Australian sporting culture dates back to 1895 and is an enduring symbol in Australian sporting culture and particularly Australian rules football. "The Flag" is figuratively still as important as "the Cup" in the VFL/AFL long after a premiership trophy was introduced in 1959. This is the premiership flag flown the Carlton Football Club in 1907 for the premiership it won in the 1906 Grand Final.

The pennant winners earn the right to play in MLB's title round, the World Series.

American Association (1882–1891)

Professional baseball league that existed for 10 seasons from to.

Sapporo Dome in Japan serves as home ballpark for the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters, a professional baseball team playing in Nippon Professional Baseball.

Together with the National League (NL), founded in, the AA participated in an early version of the World Series seven times versus the champion of the NL in an interleague championship playoff tournament.

YouTube TV

Streaming television service that offers live TV, on demand video and cloud-based DVR from more than 85 television networks, including the Big Three broadcast networks, FOX Network, The CW and PBS in most markets.

YouTube TV launched on February 28, 2017, and is the presenting partner of the World Series and the NBA Finals.

Boston Red Sox

American professional baseball team based in Boston.

The Red Sox logo worn on uniforms in 1908, announcing the team's first official nickname
The 1901 Boston Americans team photograph
The Americans logo, 1901–07
Iconic photo of the Huntington Avenue Grounds before the first modern World Series game
A season pass for the 1906 season.
Babe Ruth in 1915
Ted Williams in 1954
The bullpen car used by the Red Sox
Carlton Fisk, best known for his "waving fair" home run in Game 6 of the 1975 World Series
Roger Clemens is the club's all-time strikeout (2,590), wins (192), and shutouts (38) leader
The Red Sox hosting a home game against the Atlanta Braves in July 2001
The Red Sox celebrate their clinching of the 2003 AL Wild Card with a victory over the Baltimore Orioles
David Ortiz was named 2004 ALCS MVP and 2013 World Series MVP. His #34 was retired by the club in 2017
2007 season final standing
Victorious Red Sox players being honored at the White House by President George W. Bush
The Massachusetts State House displaying a banner in honor of the Red Sox's 2013 World Series appearance. "B Strong" was a patch worn by the Red Sox in memory of Boston Marathon bombing victims
2018 ALCS MVP – Jackie Bradley Jr.
2018 World Series MVP – Steve Pearce
Left field grandstands during a 2014 game
Center field bleachers during a 2014 game
A spring training game at JetBlue Park
1907: Boston players leaving their hotel in Little Rock for a spring training game (photo courtesy of the Boston Public Library)
Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame at Fenway Park

The team has won nine World Series championships, tied for the third-most of any MLB team, and they have played in 13.

San Francisco Giants

American professional baseball team based in San Francisco.

Christy Mathewson
Mel Ott
Barry Bonds
Madison Bumgarner
Orlando Cepeda
Will Clark
Jeffrey Leonard
Tim Lincecum
Willie Mays
Juan Marichal
Willie McCovey
Gaylord Perry

The Giants have played in the World Series 20 times, an NL record.

1903 World Series

An overflow crowd at the Huntington Avenue Grounds in Boston prior to Game 3
The 1903 Pittsburgh Pirates
The 1903 Boston Americans and Pittsburgh Pirates
Jimmy Sebring hit the first home run in World Series history, an inside-the-park home run in Game 1.
In Game 2, Patsy Dougherty hit the first over-the-fence home run in World Series history.
Members of the Boston Police Department at Huntington Avenue Grounds during the series
Game 4 at Exposition Park
Game 5 winning pitcher Cy Young
Game 6 winning pitcher Bill Dinneen
Souvenir card of the "World's Championship Games"

The 1903 World Series was the first modern World Series to be played in Major League Baseball.