A bit of history. The Cubs are involved.
The World Series heads into November for the second year in a row. You surely remember last year’s, I’d think.
Having back-to-back seven-game World Series hasn’t happened too often in the 114-year history of the Fall Classic. (That’s 1903-2017, and that covers 113 World Series because there weren’t any in 1904 and 1994.)
Before this year, it had been 15 years since back-to-back Game 7’s in a World Series, the ninth-inning comeback in Game 7 in 2001 by the Diamondbacks followed by Dusty Baker’s Giants blowing an eighth-inning lead in Game 6 in 2002, forcing a Game 7 where the winning pitcher was John Lackey, then an Angels rookie.
Here are all the occasions where the World Series went to the limit at least two years in a row. (This, of course, doesn’t count the three World Series, 1919-21, that were best-of-nine; all three went to Game 7, but none of those “Game 7” games were decisive.)
1924: Washington Senators 4, New York Giants 3
1925: Pittsburgh Pirates 4, Washington Senators 3
1926: St. Louis Cardinals 4, New York Yankees 3
These include some of the most memorable games in World Series history. In …Read the Rest
Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue