Sunday, September 27th, 2020

Potential World Series Rematches: 2020



Today, the 2020 Major League Baseball season comes to a close. Should MLB have moved ahead with this 60-game season? That issue can be debated until pitchers and catchers report for spring training in 2021. With significant COVID-19 outbreaks within the Miami Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals organizations, the season seemed like it was headed for a shutdown. Somehow teams managed to gain control of the outbreaks and the season continued.

Like everything else in 2020, MLB's postseason format looks different. Heading into action on the final day of the regular season, all eight American League contenders are known. Specific seeding is still subject to play today. In the National League, four teams are still fighting for a postseason berth: Milwaukee Brewers, San Francisco Giants, Philadelphia Phillies and the Cardinals.

With several teams remaining mathematically alive, there are a number of potential World Series rematches on the table. With legendary franchises like the New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers guaranteed postseason positions, there are dozens of Series we've seen before (including years when franchises were located in different cities). Believe it or not, there's even the potential for an all-Chicago World Series.

1905: New York Giants vs. Philadelphia Athletics
1906: Chicago White Sox vs. Chicago Cubs
1910: Philadelphia Athletics vs. Chicago Cubs
1911: Philadelphia Athletics vs. New York Giants
1913: Philadelphia Athletics vs. New York Giants
1914: Boston Braves vs. Philadelphia Athletics
1917: Chicago White Sox vs. New York Giants
1919: Cincinnati Reds vs. Chicago White Sox
1920: Cleveland Indians vs. Brooklyn Robins
1921: New York Giants vs. New York Yankees
1922: New York Giants vs. New York Yankees
1923: New York Yankees vs. New York Giants
1924: Washington Senators vs. New York Giants
1926: St. Louis Cardinals vs. New York Yankees
1928: New York Yankees vs. St. Louis Cardinals
1929: Philadelphia Athletics vs. Chicago Cubs
1930: Philadelphia Athletics vs. St. Louis Cardinals
1931: St. Louis Cardinals vs. Philadelphia Athletics
1932: New York Yankees vs. Chicago Cubs
1933: New York Giants vs. Washington Senators
1936: New York Yankees vs. New York Giants
1937: New Yankees vs. New York Giants
1938: New York Yankees vs. Chicago Cubs
1939: New York Yankees vs. Cincinnati Reds
1941: New York Yankees vs. Brooklyn Dodgers
1942: St. Louis Cardinals vs. New York Yankees
1943: New York Yankees vs. St. Louis Cardinals
1947: New York Yankees vs. Brooklyn Dodgers
1948: Cleveland Indians vs. Boston Braves
1949: New York Yankees vs. Brooklyn Dodgers
1950: New York Yankees vs. Philadelphia Phillies
1951: New York Yankees vs. New York Giants
1952: New York Yankees vs. Brooklyn Dodgers
1953: New York Yankees vs. Brooklyn Dodgers
1954: New York Giants vs. Cleveland Indians
1955: Brooklyn Dodgers vs. New York Yankees
1956: New York Yankees vs. Brooklyn Dodgers
1957: Milwaukee Braves vs. New York Yankees
1958: New York Yankees vs. Milwaukee Braves
1959: Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Chicago White Sox
1961: New York Yankees vs. Cincinnati Reds
1962: New York Yankees vs. San Francisco Giants
1963: Los Angeles Dodgers vs. New York Yankees
1964: St. Louis Cardinals vs. New York Yankees
1965: Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Minnesota Twins
1972: Oakland Athletics vs. Cincinnati Reds
1974: Oakland Athletics vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
1976: Cincinnati Reds vs. New York Yankees
1977: New York Yankees vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
1978: New York Yankees vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
1981: Los Angeles Dodgers vs. New York Yankees
1987: Minnesota Twins vs. St. Louis Cardinals
1988: Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Oakland Athletics
1989: Oakland Athletics vs. San Francisco Giants
1990: Cincinnati Reds vs. Oakland Athletics
1991: Minnesota Twins vs. Atlanta Braves
1992: Toronto Blue Jays vs. Atlanta Braves
1993: Toronto Blue Jays vs. Philadelphia Phillies
1995: Atlanta Braves vs. Cleveland Indians
1996: New York Yankees vs. Atlanta Braves
1997: Florida Marlins vs. Cleveland Indians
1998: New York Yankees vs. San Diego Padres
1999: New York Yankees vs. Atlanta Braves
2003: Florida Marlins vs. New York Yankees
2008: Philadelphia Phillies vs. Tampa Bay Rays
2009: New York Yankees vs. Philadelphia Phillies
2016: Chicago Cubs vs. Cleveland Indians
2017: Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Dodgers


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