2016 World Series News
Roberto Perez had the night of his life as he hit two home runs and the Cleveland Indians defeated the Chicago Cubs 6-0 to take a one game lead in the World Series. He tied the franchise record for RBIs in a World Series game with four and he joined Manny Ramirez and Jim Thome as the only Cleveland players to hit two homers in a postseason game. Perez said, “I’ve come a long ways. I’m just playing with a lot of confidence right now.” Game 2 is tonight in Cleveland and the forecast calls for rain. MLB has moved the start time up for this event to a 7 pm ET start. Trevor Bauer will take the mound for the Indians while Jake Arrieta will pitch for the Cubs. Bauer claims the health of his right hand is no longer a worry, “Going into Toronto, the doctors told me they were confident it would be OK. I was confident it would be fine. It hadn’t bled the two days before that at all. … I wouldn’t take the mound if I didn’t feel confident I’d be able to pitch and help the team. So, yeah, I’m confident like I was back then too.” Be sure to purchase your World Series tickets today as the series will shift back to Chicago for game 3 on Friday.
What more can be said about this year’s World Series matchup? At this point every fan knows what’s at stake with the Indians not winning since 1948 and the Cubs… much farther than that. Neither team is bothered too much by the history. Cubs manager Joe Maddon said, “After you’ve actually done it, that’s when you really dwell on that particular thought. In the meantime, I promise you, our guys are going to be in the present tense. I think we all have a tremendous amount of respect for history and what’s happened before us or not happened before us. But, you know, you go in that room right now, they’re very young. Really not impacted by a lot of the lore, I don’t think.” The Cubs will be sending Jon Lester while the Indians will counter with Corey Kluber. With expected temperatures to be in the low 40’s both teams will need to be ready to face the elements. Be sure to pick up your tickets today!
The Chicago Cubs have ended an incredible pennant-winning drought and have scored their first appearance in the World Series since 1945. They will open the series Tuesday as the AL-winning Indians play host to game 1 at Progressive Field. The Cubs have opened the Series as heavy favorites, with bettors having to wager 175 dollars on the Cubs to win 100 dollars. A 100 dollar bet on Cleveland would pay out 155 dollars if they were to succeed. Both teams haven’t won the World Series in quite some time, with the Indians last winning in 1948 and the Cubs in 1908. The Indians have gone ahead and named their starting pitcher for game 1 as Corey Kluber, while the Cubs have yet to name their starter as of this writing. There are still tickets available for game 1 so be sure to grab yours today!
Game 1 of the World Series is taking place October 25th in Cleveland, Ohio and the city is doing everything it can to prepare for the city-wide festivities. It won’t be the only party taking place that day however, as the Cleveland Cavaliers start their season right across the street at Quicken Loans Arena against the New York Knicks. The Cleveland Cavaliers will be raising their championship banner high that night as they celebrate their victory over the Golden State Warriors. One could argue that the Cavaliers’ championship gave extra motivation to the Indians after seeing how much the city of Cleveland embraced the revelry. The Indians are fully prepared to bring Cleveland it’s third professional sports championship in the same year, so be sure to grab your tickets for Progressive Field today!
The World Series will be kicking off in grand fashion as game 1 will be taking place in Cleveland, Ohio on October 25th as the Cleveland Indians will take on the winner of the NLCS between the Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Dodgers. This World Series will be the Indians’ sixth overall appearance in the classic and will be the first appearance overall for the team since 1997. The Indians will be looking for their first title since 1948 wherein they beat the then-known Boston Braves. World Series tickets are available now so be sure to grab them today!
The City of Cleveland thought they were through to hosting their third championship series in 12 months when the Cleveland Indians lost to the Toronto Blue Jays in game 5 yesterday. The city of Cleveland has truly been blessed this year in regards to their professional sports teams, with the NBA’s Cavaliers taking home the championship trophy for the first time ever this year, along with the AHL’s Cleveland Monsters, also bringing their first championship home. The Indians look to make it three for three as they strive to defeat the Toronto Blue Jays today in game 5. Cleveland fans be sure to purchase your World Series tickets today!
Game 1 of the World Series is scheduled to take place on October 25th in either Cleveland or Toronto. Due to the American League winning the All-Star game in July the American League holds home-field advantage in this year’s great American classic. If the series were to go the full seven the final game would be played on November 2nd. Cleveland would be in their first World Series appearance since 1997, the Blue Jays since 1993, the Dodgers since 1988, and for the Cubs it would break a long streak dating back to 1945. Be sure to grab your tickets today on Razorgator, and remember that if a game is cancelled due to elimination you will get your money back!
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2016 World Series Schedule & Home Field Advantage
Game 1 of the best-of-seven 2016 World Series will be Tuesday, October 25th and the complete 2016 World Series schedule is as follows:
Game 1 - Tuesday, October 25th (at American League)
Game 2 - Wednesday, October 26th (at American League)
Game 3 - Friday, October 28th (at National League)
Game 4 - Saturday, October 29th (at National League)
Game 5 - Sunday, October 30th (at National League)
Game 6 - Tuesday, November 1st (at American League)
Game 7 - Wednesday, November 2nd (at American League)
The AL earned home field advantage by virtue of winning this year’s MLB All-Star Game, a tradition that’s been in place since 2003. All-Star MVP Eric Hosmer led the AL squad to a 4-2 victory.
The 2016 postseason begins on October 4th with the AL Wild Card Game between the Orioles and Blue Jays in Toronto. The NL’s play-in game follows the next night, as the San Francisco Giants visit the New York Mets. Eight teams compete in the league’s two Division Series through October 13th (if necessary), at which point the victors will advance to their respective Championship Series. Baseball’s top four teams will then battle it out over the course of 10 days to decide who will represent each league in the Fall Classic.
World Series History & Greatest Moments
The World Series has a rich tradition, featuring some of the most talented athletes and dramatic competitions in all of pro sports. For over 100 years, baseball’s best have fought for the right to claim the title of World Champion, resulting in scores of memorable moments:
1956 World Series, Game 5: New York Yankees vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
To date, only one pitcher has ever thrown a perfect game in the World Series: Dan Larsen. The righty lifted the Yankees to their third straight win in the best-of-seven series, one which New York would eventually go on to win on the road in Game 7. Larsen was named Series MVP in recognition of his still-unmatched feat.
1960 World Series, Game 7: Pittsburgh Pirates vs. New York Yankees
Thirty-three years in the making, Pittsburgh returned to the World Series to face off with Mickey Mantle’s powerhouse Yankees. Down 7-4 in the bottom of the eighth in Game 7, Pittsburgh scored five times to take a two-run lead. The Bronx Bombers managed to tie it in the top of the ninth, but second basemen Bill Mazeroski had the final say with a dinger over the left field wall. He became the first player to hit a walk-off homer in a WS Game 7, handing the Bucs their first championship in 35 seasons.
1986 World Series, Game 6: Boston Red Sox vs. New York Mets (10 innings)
Whispers of the so-called “Curse of the Bambino” were perhaps never louder than in ’86, when the ball rolled through the wickets of Bill Buckner at first and allowed the Mets to complete an improbable comeback win. The Sox made a risky move, pulling starter Roger Clemens (who’d allowed just one earned run in seven frames) to insert a pinch hitter in hopes of adding to a 3-2 lead. The Mets made them pay, striking out PH Mike Greenwell before sparking their game-winning rally later that same inning. They would go on to win the World Series in seven games.
1991 World Series, Game 7: Minnesota Twins vs. Atlanta Braves (10 innings)
Jack Morris put together one of the all-time pitching performances in ’91, spreading 11 hits and just three earned runs across 13-plus innings pitched in Games 1 and 4 of the World Series. He took the ball in Game 7, firing 10 scoreless innings en route to Minnesota’s second WS title in five years. Gene Larkin drove in the decisive run with a bases-loaded pinch hit, capping one of the most thrilling Fall Classics in memory.
2002 World Series, Game 6: San Francisco Giants vs. Anaheim Angels
It was a year of firsts in 2002, as the Angels (prior to the L.A. name change) secured their first franchise Wild Card berth. They took an improbable rout to their first World Series, meeting up with the Giants in baseball’s first-ever matchup of Wild Card teams in the Fall Classic. With a shocking six-run rally in Game 6, the Angels overcame a 5-0 seventh-inning deficit to set up a decisive Game 7 on their home field. Behind a strong start from then-rookie John Lackey, Anaheim prevailed 4-1 for their first and only World Series Title.
2011 World Series, Game 6: Texas Rangers vs. St Louis Cardinals (11 innings)
Down two in the bottom of the ninth and facing elimination, the Cards were in dire straits. Enter David Freese, who promptly ripped a triple to bring home Albert Pujols and Lance Berkman, tying the game. The action would continue into the 11th inning, when who would step to the plate for St. Louis once again but David Freese. The third baseman wasted no time sending the game winner over the fence to force a seventh game, where the Cards would take series and their 11th World Championship.
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