Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Yankees World Series -- Quick Nerdfest Note

This was an easy stat to put together, but I haven't seen it anywhere else.

This will be the 7th time that the Yankees will play a World Series against the defending champion.

The previous 6 results --

In 1923, the Yankees beat the Giants.

In 1943, the Yankees beat the Cardinals.

In 1956, the Yankees beat the Dodgers.

In 1958, the Yankees beat the Braves.

In all four of these cases, the Yankees lost to the team in the previous World Series and won the rematch.

In 1976, the Reds beat the Yankees. The Yankees showed up for their rematch in 1977, except the Reds didn't. The Yankees beat the Dodgers instead.

In 1922, the Yankees lost to the Giants. The Yankees played the Giants 3 straight years -- lost in 1921 and 1922, but won in 1923.