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World Series tickets are on sale now! The longest season in all of major sports culminates down to one event, the MLB World Series. Last season saw the Kansas City Royals take home their 2nd World Series title in a close 5 game series over the New York Mets. The Chicago Cubs and the Boston Red Sox are the favorites to win the World Series in 2016, but the Texas Rangers, Los Angeles Dodgers and Washington Nationals are right at their heels. It’s going to be as exciting as major league baseball gets so don’t pass up your chance at cheap World Series tickets. The American league won the 2016 MLB All-Star Game and has reserved the right for home field advantage for the 2016 World Series. Don’t miss the chance to see the World Series live and in person. World Series tickets are available now, so find your seats, and buy your 2016 tickets today!
The 2016 MLB World Series will begin Tuesday, October 25th at the home of the American League Champion Series winner. If you aren’t able to score tickets for the World Series, the games will be telecasted on the MLB Network, TBS, and FOX. ESPN will provide radio coverage throughout the 2016 World Series. In Canada, the World Series will be broadcasted on Sportsnet.
The World Series home field advantage is decided halfway through the season at the annual MLB All Star game. The league who wins this game receives home field advantage during the World Series, regardless of individual team record.
In 2012, Major League Baseball instituted a one game wild-card playoff. Two teams from each league play each other in a single elimination game at the end of the regular season to decide who advances to the Division Series. The purpose of an additional wild card team to each league is to add importance to division races. In the old system, the wild card team had no incentive to win the division because the second place team also made the playoffs. The new system punishes wild card teams and forces teams to strategize because of the single game elimination format. The wild card team now has to win more games to win a World Series Title. This was ultimately a positive move for MLB as it increases revenue and excitement with a sudden death playoff. In addition, the extra playoff spot allows more teams to compete for a World Series title at the end of the season, increasing excitement for fans.
The New York Yankees Don Larsen pitched the only perfect game in World Series history. Don Larsen came back from a rough game 2 loss to pitch the most memorable game of his life in Game 5. The Yankee pitcher needed just 97 pitchers to retire all 27 Dodgers who stepped up to the plate! The Yankees would go on to win the 1956 World Series in game 7.Kirk Gibson – 1988, Game 1 – Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Oakland Athletics
One at bat! That’s all Kirk Gibson needed to make one of the biggest impacts in World Series history. It was Game 1 of the 1988 World Series and Gibson did not start due to injuries in both legs. Unknown to the World Series ticket holders in Dodger Stadium Gibson was taking batting practice in the clubhouse as the bottom of the 9th was approaching. Manager Tommy Lasorda secretly called in Gibson to pinch hit. With two outs, Kirk Gibson hit one of the most memorable home runs in baseball history off power pitcher Dennis Eckersley (led AL with 45 saves) to give the win to the Dodgers. The Dodgers would go on to win the 1988 World Series 4-1!Bill Buckner - 1986, Game 6 – Boston Red Sox vs. New York Mets
This particular performance is on the list for all the wrong reasons. It was Game 6 of the 1986 World Series and the Boston Red Sox needed one more win to beat the heavily favored New York Mets and win their first World Series title in over 60 years at the time. With two outs in the bottom of the 10th inning Mookie Wilson hit a ground ball directly at Buckner on first base. As Buckner attempted to make the play, he misfielded the ball, allowing it to go through his legs giving the Mets the win. The New York Mets would go on to win Game 7 and the series leaving Buckner concreted in baseball infamy. Red Sox fans would have to wait until 2004 to win their first World Series title in 86 years.Reggie Jackson – 1977, Game 6 – New York Yankees vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
Ever wonder why Reggie Jackson is known as Mr. October? Reggie Jackson’s most memorable and greatest achievement came during Game 6 of the 1977 World Series as he smashed not 1, not 2, but 3 straight home runs to clinch the World Series. What’s even more remarkable, Reggie hit all three home runs on the first pitch, off three different pitchers! Anyone who had World Series tickets for that game have had a remarkable story to tell anytime the subject comes up.David Freese - 2011, Game 6 - St. Louis Cardinals vs. Texas Rangers
David Freese was without a doubt the hero of the 2011 World Series. With two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, Freese and the Cardinals were down to their last strike, but Freese was able to hit a triple off the wall to tie the game at 7. The Rangers scored twice more in the tenth inning and once again everyone though the game was over. The resiliant Cardinals continued to fight and tied the game at 9. Heading in to the 11th inning everyone was wondering who the hero of this critical game would be. David Freese wanted the spotlight once again. As the first batter for the Cardinals in the bottom of the 11th he sent a 3-2 pitch over the center field wall and the Cardinals won a thriller, 10-9. They won Game 7 as well, stealing the World Series title away from the Texas Rangers.