#98: 1939 World Series

February 15, 2016 Brent Blackwell 0

Introduction to the 1939 World Series   First off, let me welcome you back to our countdown of the most competitive World Series of all time. During this year's pennant chase and postseason, we realized the countdown wouldn't be done in time for the 2015 World Series, so we decided to resume things at a…

#103: 1990 World Series

June 23, 2015 Brent Blackwell 0

Home list with explanations Note: Leverage Index is an average of the leverage of situations, with 1 being average, below 1 being low-pressure, and above 1 being high-pressure. 1990 was an odd little World Series. It was a 4-game sweep. 2 of the games weren't contests at all and can safely be called bad games.…

World Series #105: 1932

June 11, 2015 Brent Blackwell 0

Home list with explanations Note: Leverage Index is an average of the leverage of situations, with 1 being average, below 1 being low-pressure, and above 1 being high-pressure. No World Series featured more future Hall of Famers than the 1932 World Series - 14 of the players, managers, and umpires would wind up enshrined. No…

World Series #107: 2007

June 9, 2015 Brent Blackwell 0

Home post with list explained Note: Leverage Index is an average of the leverage of situations, with 1 being average, below 1 being low-pressure, and above 1 being high-pressure. The 2007 World Series had intrigue at the onset. It featured the Boston Red Sox in their first post-drought Series, able to play without an 86-year…

World Series #108: 1999

June 8, 2015 Brent Blackwell 0

Home post with list explained Note: Leverage Index is an average of the leverage of situations, with 1 being average, below 1 being low-pressure, and above 1 being high-pressure. It was to be the perfect end to the 1990's. Sportswriters declared it the Series that would decide the "Team of the 90's". It certainly decided…

World Series #109: 1963

June 7, 2015 Brent Blackwell 1

Home post with list explained Note: Leverage Index is an average of the leverage of situations, with 1 being average, below 1 being low-pressure, and above 1 being high-pressure. In the classic 1975 filmĀ One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Randall McMurphy tries to get his fellow patients to vote to ask Nurse Ratched to allow…

World Series #110: 1928

June 6, 2015 Brent Blackwell 0

Home post with the list explained Note: Leverage Index is an average of the leverage of situations, with 1 being average, below 1 being low-pressure, and above 1 being high-pressure. The widest gap between any two Series on this list are between #110 and #109. I hate to keep stressing it, but the '89 Series…

World Series #111: 1989

June 5, 2015 Brent Blackwell 0

Home Post with the list explained The least competitive World Series ever played is actually one of the more memorable ones. However, it's not memorable for anything that happened within the context of the baseball game. It's memorable because the Loma Prieta earthquake struck San Francisco 30 minutes before the beginning of game 3. Everyone…

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