World Series History
The World Series because we know it today originated back in 1903 after years of fighting amongst both the National and American Leagues. Each eventually came to peace allowing the sport of baseball to eventually crown a true winner without any backlash or dispute. The Boston Americans (currently known as the Red Sox) defeated Honus Wagner along with the Pittsburgh Pirates behind leading pitching from Cy Young to earn the AL the name after beating the Buccos five games .
Together with the matches happening at the end of October and sometimes entering early November, the World Series was coined the nickname,”The Fall Classic.” Ever since, it’s become the final series of the season played involving the National League winner and American League winner. The representatives from both leagues partake in a seven-game series to crown the victor.
Since inception, the group with the greatest overall record would earn home field advantage throughout the series. That changed when former MLB Commissioner Bud Selig cooked up the mad idea to provide home field advantage to the winner of this All-Star Game following the 2002 Midsummer Vintage ended in a tie. This experiment was set into action the next season, but MLB and the MLBPA recently decided to scrap the notion from the 2016 offseason. Home field advantage will once again be dependent on regular season records of both pennant winners.