October 21, 2005

World Series Repeats

The White Sox and Astros begin the World Series tomorrow night. Obviously , both clubs did not play in last years's series. I wondered how often the same two teams have met in consecutive fall classics (winners in bold).
Year AL        NL

1907 Tigers Cubs
1908 Tigers Cubs

1921 Yankees Giants
1922 Yankees Giants
1923 Yankees Giants

1930 Athletics Cardinals
1931 Athletics Cardinals

1936 Yankees Giants
1937 Yankees Giants

1942 Yankees Cardinals
1943 Yankees Cardinals

1952 Yankees Dodgers
1953 Yankees Dodgers

1955 Yankees Dodgers
1956 Yankees Dodgers

1957 Yankees Milwaukee
1958 Yankees Milwaukee

1977 Yankees Dodgers
1978 Yankees Dodgers


BlackJack said...

While it's entirely unsurprising, it sickens me to see the Yankees appear so many times on that list.

redsock said...

yeah, sorry about that!

off the top of my head, i figured the last time would have been during the nyy-nyg-bkn era. (i completely forgot about 76-77.)

mouse said...

Definitely not surprised that the Yankees dominate that list. That's what 26 World Championships will do. I can sum it up in one word: BORING. [Yawn]

Jere said...

Times the Sox and Yanks appeared in consecutive World Series:

3. ('46-'47; '75-'76; 2003-2004.)

Just throwin' that out there because I'd never thought of it before.