The World Series is the championship series of Major League Baseball and the culmination of the sport's postseason each October. Dubbed the fall classic, the modern World Series has been an annual event since 1903. Every year World Series Tickets get harder and harder to get. Whether you are rooting on your own team, looking for corporate tickets, or just looking to be a part of history, Just Great Tickets is the place to get the best World Series Tickets.
The World Series has been dominated by the New York Yankees. The Yankees have played in 39 of the 103 Series through 2007 and have won 26 World Series championships, which is far more than any other Major League franchise. For the National League, the Los Angeles Dodgers have appeared in the Series the most at 18 times, but have only won the series 6 times. The St. Louis Cardinals have represented the National League 17 times and have won 10 championships, which is the most for any National League team.
Whether the Fall Classic pits two dynasties vying for supremacy or a Cinderella team looking for its first title, World Series Tickets are at a premium. The baseball season provides ups and downs - but the World Series is a place reserved for memories that last a lifetime and become a part of baseball lore. It was 1908 when the Chicago Cubs last won the World Series. In 1919 the fix was in as Chicago's other team, the White Sox, heavily favored over the Cincinnati Reds, conspired to throw the World Series. But the events of the 1919 Series did not dampen the spirits of baseball fans, nor make World Series Tickets any easier to get.
Baseball was the national pastime, and fans supported their teams with vigor. The 1920s and 1930s saw the New York Yankees win 9 World Series behind great players like Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. The St. Louis Cardinals Gashouse gang took home the 1934 Series, and World Series Tickets were in high demand when the Detroit Tigers, behind Hank Greenberg and Charlie Gehringer, defeated the Cubs in 1935. This was the heyday of baseball, and World Series Tickets were as good as gold.
The Yankees reloaded in the 1940s and 1950s with another 10 World Series championships, including 5 straight between 1949 and 1953, with Joe DiMaggio's incredible career giving way to Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra and Whitey Ford were the key cogs of the dynasty as it headed into the 1950s and 1960s. Yankee fans wanted World Series Tickets - and The House the Ruth Built seemed to host it every year. Of course, other teams did win: the 1955 World Series was one of the most famous of all time, as the Brooklyn Dodgers finally overcame the Yankees, defeating them in a hard fought series for their first World Series Championship behind Jackie Robinson and Pee Wee Reese. World Series Tickets for that Fall Classic were priceless. And World Series Tickets in Milwaukee were at a premium when Hank Aaron led the Milwaukee Braves over the vaunted Yankees in the 1957 Fall Classic.
The 1960s were the age of the superstar. Players like Willie Mays, Bob Gibson, Frank Robinson, Roberto Clemente and Sandy Koufax put their teams on their backs and carried them to World Series championships. World Series Tickets were always a tough tickets, as year in and year out, these great players fought it out within their own leagues for a chance to face the other leagues best in the Series. Imagine World Series Tickets in 1966 as the Orioles defeated the powerful Los Angeles Dodgers, or how about the 1969 Series, watching Gibson and Mickey Lolich go head to head in games 1, 4, and 7 as the Tigers barely outlasted the Cardinals in a series that went the distance.
And the 1970s - the decade of the Team. World Series Tickets were what Bay Area fans needed to watch the Oakland A's - with Reggie Jackson, Vida Blue and Rollie Fingers - win three straight series, taking the spotlight from the San Francisco Giants. And Cincinnati's Big Red Machine thrilled the nation in 1975 with its incredible 7 game World Series victory over the Boston Red Sox. World Series Tickets in Cincinnati and Boston that year were priceless. And who can forget about Willie "Pops" Stargell and the "We Are Family" Pittsburgh Pirates of 1979. Now that was a team. Teams in the 1970s were the identity of their cities, and World Series Tickets were coveted by the rabid fans who supported these franchises through thick and thin.
Starting in the 1980s, free agency, foreign born players and big money all entered the game of baseball. The last three decades have included another Yankee Dynasty, expansion teams like the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Florida Marlins rising to the top, and long suffering franchises like the Boston Red Sox finally taking home the World Series trophy. Through it all, World Series Tickets have remained the most desirable sporting tickets.
Three consecutive years in the 1980s produced 3 of the most memorable World Series in baseball history: The Mets in 1986, winning Game 6 on Buckner's error, Kirby Puckett's 1987 Twins and Kirk Gibson's 1988 Dodgers all provided highlights to last a lifetime to fans with World Series Tickets. Then how about 1983, the only walk-off home run in World Series history by Joe Carter gave the Blue Jays a repeat World Series Championship. Other moments to remember: the upstart Diamondbacks defeating the all-powerful Yankees in 2001 on Luis Gonzalez's single off Mariano Rivera, and Josh Beckett's 2 dominating performances with 2 different teams, in 2003 with the Florida Marlins and in 2007 leading the Red Sox to their 2nd World Series title in 4 years.
No matter what the critics say, baseball is and always will be America's game. World Series Tickets, therefore, will always be in demand. When your team makes it to the Fall Classic, contact Just Great Tickets for your World Series Ticket needs.