Which World Series is worth time traveling for?

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You can't argue with Dodgers-Yankees -- probably a toss-up between '55 and '56.

but at a point where about half the Series were played before I was born and half after, I suspect most of the greatest ones were played after.

I did a quick check, taking 1961 as approximately the midway point: Before 1961 there were 17 seven-game series, and 20 after 1961. For six-game series, pre-1961 there were 13, and post-1961 there were 11. It seems fairly even!

NoTimeBeforeTime, Tuesday, 21 October 2014 12:00 (nine years ago) link

well, the midpoint of WS history now is '58/59.

this horrible, rotten slog to rigor mortis (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 21 October 2014 13:40 (nine years ago) link

1919 for me.

Van Horn Street, Thursday, 23 October 2014 01:27 (nine years ago) link

nine years pass...

Some time travel here--very cool.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQ-rnU8Yk04

Think I counted four walk-offs.

clemenza, Saturday, 4 November 2023 16:43 (three months ago) link

The person who put that together got lazy--you can go back much further than 1990.

All the '80s final outs:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkDMn2ddH9U

All the '70s final outs:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYaKaZ63Igc

All the '50s and '60s final outs, back to 1943:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dzt7cphw7o8

clemenza, Saturday, 4 November 2023 20:45 (three months ago) link

I watch these sorts of videos on YT from time to time. There were a few walkoffs but in the last 30 years or so, the clinching game wasn't all that close. Out of the non-walkoffs, in how many of these was the WS winner in doubt down to the last pitch? I'm talking about a one or two run game in G6 or G7. There's 2014 and 2016, but not really anything else.

NoTimeBeforeTime, Saturday, 4 November 2023 21:41 (three months ago) link

I cannot get over Reggie's dash to the dugout in '77 (2:25 on the '70s clip). He absolutely flattens one guy. Captures that moment--the Bronx is Burning--and the late-'70s in general very well.

clemenza, Saturday, 4 November 2023 22:02 (three months ago) link

Wow, first time seeing that 1993 walk-off! Pitcher falling over to give up a 3hr walk-off, beautiful.
We should poll these. 2001 gets my vote from the 90's-2020's group (though maybe I need to watch that 1993 game)

#1 GarcĂ­a Fan (H.P), Sunday, 5 November 2023 01:20 (three months ago) link


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