All but one team (Toronto) in the MLB is based the US. So why do we call the championship event the World Series?
Some have speculated the name derived from the New York newspaper, The World, which reported the game results. But this myth was debunked by the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1999. Barney Dreyfuss, owner of the Pittsburgh Pirates, deserves credit for coining the term. In 1903, he challenged the Red Sox (then known as the Boston Americans) to a "World's Championship Series." It has been held every year since except twice (in 1904 and 1994).
Although the league is US-based, players are scouted from around the world. Countries such as Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Japan, Taiwan, and Cuba are all represented in the MLB. In fact, in the 2006 season, players born outside the US represented 27.4 percent of the MLB.
Considering that the MLB is the world's premier league for baseball and many players are recruited from outside the US, calling the championship series the World Series is not too far-fetched. Even so, some would say that calling the winning team of the World Series the "World Champions" is egotistical of the United States.
Little League World Series Baseball was created in 2008.
The World Series in baseball is the best team in the American League, playing the best team in the National League for the Major League Championship.
Before 1978 official league baseballs were used in the world series. When the World Series was played in the American League ballpark, an official American League baseball was used, National League ballpark, National League baseball. The baseballs were not specially marked for the World Series. Rawlings started to make World Series baseballs in 1978 that features The World Series logo.
1978 World Series baseballsRawlings started to make World Series baseballs in 1978 that featured the World Series logo.Before 1978 official league baseballs were used in the world series. When the World Series was played in the American League ballpark, an official American League baseball was used, National League ballpark, National League baseball. The baseballs were not specially marked for the World Series.
The championship of baseball is called the World Series. Since 1903, the winners of the National League and American League play each other in the championship to determine who is the best team in the league.
1987 Rawlings Official World Series baseballA 1987 Rawlings Official World Series baseball is worth about $30.00 - $40.00 in Near Mint condition with the box. ($25.00-$30.00 without box) Rawlings started to make World Series baseballs in 1978 that featured the World Series logo. Before 1978 official league baseballs were used in the world series. When the World Series was played in the American League ballpark, an official American League baseball was used, National League ballpark, National League baseball. The baseballs were not specially marked for the World Series.
The baseball World Series is the final round of playoffs played between the winner of the American League, and National League, to decide the Major League Championship.
1945 World Series BaseballsWhen the World Series was played in the American League ballpark, an Official American League Reach baseball was used, and when the World Series was played in the National League ballpark the Official National League Spalding baseball was used.It was not until 1978 when Rawlings first started to make World Series baseballs that features the World Series logo.
The Commissioner's Trophy is the name of the baseball trophy. It is presented to the winner of the World Series.
1998 Major League Baseball World SeriesThe New York Yankees (an American League team) beat the San Diego Padres (a National League team) in the 1998 World Series.
The " World Series" itself is not a sport. It is the championship 7 game series played between two major league baseball teams each year in october. The winner of the American League and the winner of the National League play in a "best-of-seven" series hence the name "World Series"
The 'Little League World Series' focus on baseball. Every year, the focus of the Little League World Series is placed on the 16 baseball teams that come from South Williamsport.
You did not mention at what level of baseball you are asking. But in every level there is a playoff system. Most levels from Little League to the Major League it is called the World Series. In the Major Leagues the World Series is determined by a best-of-seven game series between one American League team and one National League team. Whoever wins 4 games first wins the World Series.
Jason Marquis pitched for the South Shore American Little League in the 1991 Little League World Series and the St. Louis Cardinals in the 2004 MLB World Series.
Ed Vosberg and Jason Varitek were the only baseball players to appear in the Little League World Series, the College World Series and Major League Baseball's World Series.
There are two leagues in Major League Baseball: the American League and the National League. Each league conducts its own rounds of the playoffs, so there will be at least one team from each league still actively playing until the finals -- called the World Series -- are settled. The winner of the World Series is considered the world champion.
The world series is between the top american league team and the top national league team. There is no american league world series. The Texas Rangers were the american league team in the World Series. The St. Louis Cardinals from the national league beat them in seven games.
Jason Varitek - Red Sox
The "World Series" has been played by Major League Baseball since 1903. The World Series is the last round of playoffs, played between the American League champions, and the National League champions.
League Championships then the World Series
its the championship between the national league and American league champions
As of the 2010 World Series, American League teams have claimed 62 world championships, while National League clubs have won 43.
What MLB team has never won in the world series
the philadelphia phillies won the 2008 world series