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Adversity made Strasburg's World Series MVP award sweeter

Nov 01, 2019 - 3:08 PM

Stephen Strasburg and the Nationals win their first World Series title, just months after being given only a .01 percent chance of winning the crown by oddsmakers

HISTORIC. Stephen Strasburg becomes the first pitcher to go 5-0 in a single playoff run and is named the first World Series MVP pitcher since San Francisco's Madison Baumgartner in 2014. Photo from Instagram/@nationals

Nationals rally past Astros to capture World Series

Oct 31, 2019 - 2:12 PM

Written off months ago after a poor start, the Washington Nationals complete one of the most shocking championship runs in baseball history

HISTORIC. The Washington Nationals celebrate after defeating the Houston Astros in Game 7 to win the 2019 World Series. Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images/AFP

Altuve stars as Astros outgun Yankees to reach World Series

Oct 20, 2019 - 1:51 PM

Jose Altuve hits the game-winner as the Houston Astros book their ticket to the World Series for the second time in 3 years

GAME HEROES. Before Jose Altuve (left) gets to finish the job, Yuli Gurriel also smashes a three-run homer for the Astros. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

Baseball's World Series: 5 things to know

Oct 24, 2018 - 8:46 AM

It's Los Angeles versus Boston in Major League Baseball's best-of-seven finals

GAME ON. Justin Turner of the Los Angeles Dodgers swings at a pitch during the first inning against the Boston Red Sox in Game 1 of the 2018 World Series at Fenway Park in Boston. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Mission accomplished, Houston: Astros dedicate win to city

Nov 02, 2017 - 1:05 PM

The Houston Astros fulfill a promise. Ever since Hurricane Harvey deluged the Houston region in August, the Astros have been men on a mission.

JUBILATION. Houston Astros owner and chairman Jim Crane hoists the Commissioner's Trophy after the Astros defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers, 5-1, in game seven to win the 2017 World Series at Dodger Stadium on November 1, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/AFP

Sizzling Kershaw pitches Dodgers to World Series lead

Oct 25, 2017 - 3:15 PM

The Dodgers take game one of the World Series against the Astros

GAME ONE. Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches during the first inning against the Houston Astros in game one of the 2017 World Series. Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images/AFP

Pitched battle promises World Series classic

Oct 23, 2017 - 12:35 PM

The Dodgers are aiming to clinch their first title since 1988, while the Astros are looking to make history with an inaugural championship

ULTIMATE PRIZE. Talented pitchers Kershaw and Verlander are underway to claiming their first World Series title for their respective teams. Photo from Facebook.

Astros down Yankees, set World Series clash with Dodgers

Oct 22, 2017 - 2:11 PM

The Houston Astros win 4-0 against the New York Yankees

WORLD SERIES CLASH. The Houston Astros book a finals clash with the LA Dodgers. File Photo by Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

Cubs, Indians will go the distance to end droughts

Nov 02, 2016 - 2:38 PM

One set of long suffering supporters will finally celebrate the end of epic misery while the other will endure yet another heartbreak and be left to wonder if their wait will ever be rewarded

GRAND SLAM. Addison Russell of the Chicago Cubs hits a grand slam home run during the third inning against the Cleveland Indians in Game 6 of the 2016 World Series at Progressive Field on November 1, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Oldest living World Series player can't bring Indians luck

Nov 02, 2016 - 12:26 PM

The 95 year old Eddie Robinson the last living member of the Indians 1948 World Series championship team attends game 6 but fails to see Cleveland celebrate a title just yet

NO LUCK YET. The presence of Eddie Robinson, 95, the oldest living World Series player, did not bring good luck to Indians in Game 6. Photo from Wikipedia

Cubs rout Indians to force one-game title showdown

Nov 02, 2016 - 12:06 PM

A long suffering Chicago Cubs team charges to the brink of their first World Series title since 1908 by forcing a winner take all Game 7 against the Cleveland Indians

DAGGER. Anthony Rizzo of the Chicago Cubs hits a two-run homer during the ninth inning against the Cleveland Indians in Game 6 to seal a 9-3 victory and extend the 2016 World Series to a deciding Game 7. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

World Series: Indians hope to emulate Cavaliers title bash

Nov 01, 2016 - 3:55 PM

Memories of the Cleveland Cavaliers NBA championship celebration last June inspire the Cleveland Indians to try and win first World Series title since 1948

WILL INDIANS CELEBRATE? Pitcher Josh Tomlin wants to experience celebrating a championship with the Cleveland Indians, just like the Cavaliers 4 months ago. Jamie Squire/Getty Images/AFP

Cubs try to force winner-take-all World Series showdown

Nov 01, 2016 - 3:24 PM

The Cubs must level the Series to force a seventh game that would decide which hoodoo would finally end

WILL THERE BE A GAME 7? The Chicago Cubs look to extend the World Series to a deciding Game 7. Manager Joe Maddon (C) says it's all up to his team come Game 6. Jamie Squire/Getty Images/AFP

Indians edge Cubs to seize World Series lead

Oct 29, 2016 - 1:39 PM

Cleveland grabs a 2 1 lead over Chicago in Major League Baseball s best of 7 championship showdown

The Cleveland Indians celebrate after beating the Chicago Cubs 1-0 in Game Three of the 2016 World Series at Wrigley Field on October 28, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

Indians blank Cubs 6-0 in World Series opener

Oct 26, 2016 - 2:07 PM

The Cubs have to wait a little longer for their first World Series win in 71 years

Baseball: Cubs one win away from World Series spot

Oct 21, 2016 - 3:42 PM

Addison Russell comes up big again to lead the Cubs past the Dodgers in Game 5

Cleveland Indians reach World Series by ousting Blue Jays

Oct 20, 2016 - 12:23 PM

The Cleveland Indians now await the winner between the Cubs and Dodgers

AL CHAMPS. The Cleveland Indians are back in the World Series for the first time since 1997. Photo by Elsa/AFP

Royals beat Mets to win first World Series since 1985

Nov 02, 2015 - 2:12 PM

The Royals won a major league record 7 playoff games in come from behind fashion including all 4 of their World Series triumphs

CHAMPIONS. The Kansas City Royals celebrate defeating the New York Mets to win the 2015 World Series. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

San Francisco Giants win World Series

Oct 30, 2014 - 11:52 AM

The Giants defeat the Royals 4 games to 3 in Major League Baseball s best of 7 final to collect their 8th championship overall and follow up titles in 2010 and 2012

THIRD TIME IN FIVE SEASONS. The San Francisco Giants celebrate their World Series win. Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images/AFP

Baseball: Red Sox beat Cardinals to win World Series

Oct 31, 2013 - 11:50 AM

It is the Red Sox s 8th World Series title and first at Fenway Park since 1918

NUMBER EIGHT. Boston Red Sox players celebrate after the Red Sox defeated the Cardinals in game six of the 2013 Major League Baseball World Series to win the World Series four games to two at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, 30 October 2013. EPA/Jason Szenes

Red Sox beat Tigers to reach World Series

Oct 20, 2013 - 1:37 PM

UPDATED Boston will face the St Louis Cardinals

VICTORY SPLASH. Boston Red Sox pitcher Ryan Demptster sprays beer on fans after the Red Sox defeated the Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, 19 October 2013. EPA/Rhona Wise