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What is the Pennant Race?
The pennant race is a baseball term used to describe the time period towards the end of the year, around mid-late august and on to the playoffs. The pennant is the name for the championship of the division, whether it be the national league or the American league, and the race is all the games leading up to the World Series that determine who will represent each league.
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Answer . My recollection of a book I read once and found hysterical is that this tradition goes way, way back, to baseball in the 1880s. In a old, old book by a man named …Richter called "History and Record of Base Ball" I distinctly remember reading that in the rules drawn up by one of the old baseball leagues, (it may have been the National Association of Base Ball Clubs) one of the decrees suggested something to the effect that part of the moneys collected by the league would go towards the purchasing of a championship "streamer", which was to be given to the club that won the championship and flown outside their home field for the next season.\n. \nWhether or not this is the first record of a flag/pennant/streamer being used as an award for the best team, I'm not sure. It is a tough book to find but certainly a great one if you are interested in the game's history..
Vintage Pennants . Vintage pennants are difficult to date to a specific season. Many pennants were for sale at the ballparks for several years in a row. Team logo's and art…work could help in dating. Often team will use the same artwork on other souvenirs like programs, and yearbooks making it possible to date to a specific year. Most pre 1970 full sized (12" x 30") felt pennants sell for below $50.- $100. Photo pennants, and scroll or roster pennants listing team players, Championship, and World Series Pennants are more desired by collectors and will sell for more. Premium mini pennants offered by candy companies in a special offer for example could also sell for more. As with all collectibles condition is important. Common flaws with pennants are missing ties, pin holes, frying, creases, and "crackling" on the printing. Sometimes people will trim down a pennant to rid it of the frying or other flaws like a flat tip (point) Caused by being pinned up and ripped off. Any of these flaws will degrade the pennant significantly. Doctored pennants - A term used to describe a pennant that has been altered to cover up a flaw, is a practice that is frowned upon among the collecting community, and could sell for less than a pennant with the flaws it was meant to cover up. Yankee pennants with the "Uncle Sam" logo are very popular with collectors and were common in the 1940's into the 1950's. The New York Yankees official "Top hat" logo was first introduced in 1947 and would only appear on pennants made after this time. For more info on the value for a specific Yankee pennant from different years visit the links I left below.
AL Pennants (5) 1920 â¢ 1948 â¢ 1954 â¢ 1995 â¢ 1997 Central Division titles (7)  1995 â¢ 1996 â¢ 1997 â¢ 1998 â¢ 1999 2001 â¢ …2007  - In 1994, a players' strike wiped out the last eight weeks of the season and all post-season. Cleveland was one game out of first place in the Central Division behind Chicago when play was stopped. No official titles were awarded in 1994. World Series titles (2) 1920 â¢ 1948
The Baltimore Orioles have won 6 American League pennants: 1966, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1979, 1983 The franchise also won a pennant in 1944 when they were the St. Louis B…rowns.
In baseball, to "win the pennant" is to finish the season in first place of a division or league.
The pennant is another term for winning your league championship, either ALCS or NLCS. This comes from back when the MLB had fewer teams, 8-16 teams total. They would only h…ave a championship series instead of having so many rounds in the playoffs like today. When you win the American League Championship Series or National League Championship Series.
A pennant is a triangular sign, usually made out of a felt (or felt-like) material and printed on both sides. It usually has a wooden or plastic rod used as a handle in the wi…dest end of the triangle. See the related link below for a picture of a pennant.
The Dodgers won one World Series championship in Brooklyn in 1955. They have won 5 more in Los Angeles, in 1959, 1963, 1965, 1981, and 1988. The Dodgers won 18 National Leag…ue Pennants: 1916 (when they were known as the Brooklyn Robins), 1920 (Brooklyn Robins), 1941 (renamed Brooklyn Dodgers), 1947, 1949, 1952, 1953, 1955, 1956, 1959 (relocated as Los Angeles Dodgers), 1963, 1965, 1966, 1974, 1977, 1978, 1981, and 1988.
The knights raised their pennant to cheer for the battle which was going on between the cow boys and the redskins.
When a baseball team has some theoretical chance of making the playoffs, they are involved in a pennant race or chasing the pennant.
One is rectangular and the other is triangular :)
The Braves have won 9 National League pennants ... 2 while they played in Boston (1914, 1948), 2 while they played in Milwaukee (1957, 1958), and 5 while they've played in Atl…anta (1991, 1992, 1995, 1996, 1999).
My old high school pennant still hangs on my bedroom wall.
means no passing zone
To win the National League or the American League Championship in major league baseball. The two pennant winners face off in the World Series
Major League Baseball 1975: - National League Championship: Cincinnati Reds won series 3-0 vs. Pittsburgh Pirates - American League Championship: Boston Red Sox …won series 3-0 vs. Oakland Athletics - World Series Championship: Cincinnati Reds won series 4-3 vs. Boston Red Sox