‘For the first time in 120-year history’ two teams with 100 losses two years ago meet in the WS. Will it be the first championship in 22 years vs. the first championship since its founding?
The Arizona Diamondbacks and Texas Rangers will clash in the World Series.
Arizona won 4-2 against the Philadelphia Phillies in Game 7 of the National League Championship Series held at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA on the 25th (Korean time). Arizona, with a series record of 4 wins and 3 losses, advanced to the World Series.
In the American League, Texas defeated Houston 4-3 in the American League Championship Series a day earlier and advanced to the World Series. Texas and Arizona will clash for the World Series championship starting with the first game to be held at Globe Live Field in Arlington, Texas, USA on the 28th.
When the postseason began, not many experts predicted that Texas and Arizona would face each other in the World Series. Texas (90-72) began fall baseball in second place in the American League wild card, and Arizona (84-78) ranked third in the National League wild card. Both teams’ regular season performance was not very good.스포츠토토
However, once the postseason began, Texas and Arizona raced toward the World Series without hesitation. In the Wild Card Series, Texas defeated Tampa Bay (99-63), second in winning percentage in the American League, by two wins, and defeated Baltimore (101-61), the winner of the Eastern Division and first in winning percentage in the American League, with three consecutive wins in the Division Series. In the League Championship Series, they succeeded in getting revenge by defeating Houston (90 wins, 72 losses), who had lost the district championship due to a low opponent record, by 4 wins and 3 losses.
Arizona (84-78) also took a huge hit. Arizona, which had the fewest regular season wins among teams that advanced to the postseason this season along with Miami (84 wins, 78 losses), beat the Central Division champion Milwaukee (92 wins, 70 losses) with two consecutive wins, and in the division series held the Dodgers, second in winning percentage in the National League. (100 wins, 62 losses) with 3 consecutive wins. In the League Championship Series, they won a close game against Philadelphia (90 wins, 72 losses) all the way to Game 7, and advanced to the World Series. Arizona became the team with the third fewest wins among teams that advanced to the World Series in a 162-game system. First place is the 1973 Mets (82 wins, runner-up), and second place is the 2006 St. Louis (83 wins, championship).
MLB.com, the official major league media, said, “Let’s go back to 2021. Four teams recorded more than 100 losses. One of them was Arizona, which ranked last with Baltimore with 52 wins and 110 losses, and the other was Texas, which recorded 60 wins and 102 losses, its worst record since 1973 (57 wins and 105 losses). “Two years later, these two teams will face each other in the World Series,” he said, highlighting the World Series matchup between Arizona and Texas.
Arizona and Texas are the fifth teams in Major League history to advance to the World Series after two years with more than 100 losses. Previously, the Boston Braves (now Atlanta) in 1914, Boston in 1967, Mets in 1969, and Tampa Bay in 2008 succeeded in advancing to the World Series two years after a 100-loss season. No team has recorded 100 losses and successfully advanced to the World Series the following year. This is the first time in 120 years since the first World Series was held in 1903 that two teams with more than 100 losses in the same year advanced to the World Series at the same time two years later.
Both Arizona and Texas are desperate to win this World Series. This is Arizona’s second time advancing to the World Series. Since winning its first championship in 2001, it has never been to the World Series. This is Texas’ third time advancing to the World Series after finishing second in the World Series in 2010 and 2011. Texas has not won a World Series in 61 years since its founding in 1961.