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Time Travel Baseball Great World Series Match-Ups Set 1

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Re-Live some of the most exciting World Series Match-Ups with this Time Travel Set.

Included in this set are the following famous match-ups:

1919 Chicago vs. Cincinnati

The 1919 World Series matched the American League champion Chicago against the National League champion Cincinnati. Although most World Series have been of the best-of-seven format, the 1919 World Series was a best-of-nine series. Baseball decided to try the best-of-nine format partly to increase popularity of the sport.

The events of the series are often associated with the Black Sox Scandal, when several members of the Chicago franchise conspired with gamblers to throw World Series games. The 1919 World Series was the last World Series to take place without a Commissioner of Baseball in place. In 1920, the various franchise owners installed Kenesaw Mountain Landis as the first "Commissioner of Baseball."

In 1921, eight players from the White Sox—including superstar Shoeless Joe Jackson—were banned from organized baseball for fixing the series (or having knowledge about the fix).

 

1927 New York vs. Pittsburgh

In the 1927 World Series, the New York Franchise swept the Pittsburgh team in four games. This was the first sweep of a National League team by an American League team.

That year, the New York squad led the American League in runs scored, hits, triples, home runs, base on balls, batting average, slugging average and on base percentage. It featured legends Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig at their peaks. The team won a then-league record 110 games, finished with a 19-game lead over second place, and are considered by many to be the greatest team in the history of baseball.

The 1927 Pittsburgh team, with MVP Paul Waner, led the National League in runs, hits, batting average and on base percentage.

 

1980 Philadelphia vs. Kansas City

The 1980 World Series matched Philadelphia against the Kansas City, with Philadelphia winning in six games to capture the first of two World Series titles in franchise history to date. It is remembered for Game 6, which ended with Tug McGraw striking out Willie Wilson at 11:29 p.m. Wilson set a World Series record by striking out twelve times (after getting 230 hits in the regular season) in the six-game set. Philadelphia became the last of the original AL and NL franchises to win a World Series title.

Kansas City became the second expansion team, and the first American League expansion team, to appear in the World Series. The AL would have to wait until 1985 before one of their expansion teams—Kansas City themselves—would win a World Series.

This was the first World Series played entirely on artificial turf. It was also the first World Series since 1920, and the last to date, to feature two franchises that had never previously won a championship.

Below you'll find several samples from the game.

A Sample Ball Park Card:

A Sample Talent Card:

A Sample Error Card:

A Sample Pitcher Flash*Card:

A Sample Hitter's Flash*Card:

1979 Time Travel Brochure:


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