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The Nationals and Orioles both locked down their respective league’s East Division’s last night. Could it be a possible Beltway World Series?
Or how about a Freeway Series (I-5) between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Los Angeles Angels Of Orange County near Disneyland and Fullerton (or whatever Arte Moreno’s team us called now.
If that doesn’t tickle your fancy, maybe iconic close series of 1985 and 1989 respectively, meaning the I-70 series (KC vs STL) or the Bay Bridge (Earthquake Series), between the A’s and Dodgers.
Both of those winning clubs have not won the Fall Classic since those years.
Even Detroit and Pittsburgh are only 284 Miles apart, should they have a chance meeting.
Who is not here for the 1st time in 20 years – will probably be the Braves (whose playoff chances are on fumes), and the Yankees/Red Sox all failed to have at least one representative of those 3 in the Post Season since 1989, when the Cubs, Dodgers, A’s and Blue Jays made the playoffs.
2009 was the last time teams within close proximity to each other squared off in the World Series – when the Yanks took out the defending champion Phillies in 6 games.
The Yankees/Mets 2000 “Subway Series” was the last time two teams in the same city played in the Fall Classic, something the 2 Los Angeles squad’s could do.
1990 – Boston made ALCS
1991 – Atlanta lost WS
1992 – Atlanta lost WS
1993 – Atlanta lost in NLCS
1994 – no World Series played but the Yankees had the best record in the AL
1995 – Atlanta won the World Series, NYY/BOS both lost in the ALDS
1996 – Yankees won the World Series over the Braves.
1997 – Braves lost the World Series, NYY lost in the ALDS
1998 – Yankees won the World Series, Atlanta lost in the NLCS Boston lost in the ALDS
1999 – Yankees won the World Series over the Braves. Boston lost in the ALCS
2000 – Yankees won the World Series, Boston and Atlanta lost in the LDS rounds.
2001 – Yankees lost the World Series, Atlanta lost the NLCS
2002 – Yankees and the Braves both lost in the LDS round.
2003 – Yankees lost the World Series, Boston lost the ALCS and the Braves lost in the LDS
2004 – Boston won the World Series, Yankees lost the ALCS and Braves in the NLDS
2005 – All 3 clubs lost in the LDS round.
2006 – Yankees lost in the ALDS
2007 – Boston won the World Series, Yankees lost in the ALDS
2008 – Boston lost in the ALCS.
2009 – Yankees won the World Series, Boston lost LDS
2010 – Yankees lost in the ALCS, Atlanta lost in the NLDS
2011 – Yankees lost in the ALDS,
2012 – Yankees lost in the ALCS, Braves lost in the NLWC.
2013 – Boston won the World Series, Atlanta lost in the NLDS
2014 – Boston officially eliminated, Yankees and Braves on Wild Card’s death’s door.
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