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JoeC
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« on: October 30, 2019, 01:30:39 PM »

To my adopted home town Washington Nationals (playing Game 7 tonight in Houston).

Last time in a World Series for Washington was 1933, when the NY Giants beat them, 4 games to 1.

For old time aficionados, here's the Washington position lineup. Check out the relative diminutive size of the players (especially the Infielders), and their salaries (a 1933 dollar is worth roughly $19 today). So Joe Cronin, the highest paid Senator, was making $342,000 in today's money. Even the lowest paid starting player was making about $125,000 in 2019 money. Not THAT bad.

C- Luke Sewell  5'9 160  $8,000
1B - Joe Kuhel  6' 180  $7,200
2B - Buddy Myer  5'10 163  $8,000
SS- Joe Cronin  5'11 180  $18,000
3B - Ossie Bluege  5'11 162  $7,500
LF - Heinie Manush  6'1 200  $11,500
CF- Fred Schulte  6'1 183  $6,500
RF - Goose Goslin  5'11 185  $11,000

Stars on the victorious 1933 NY Giants team were Bill Terry and Mel Ott. Future great managers Paul Richards and Chuck Dressen rode the pine. Top pitchers were Carl Hubbell, Hal Schumacher, Freddie Fitzsimmons and Roy Parmalee. The Giants pitching was, I think, the difference. 
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« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2019, 01:16:46 PM »

The Nationals were a nice story this year. I wonder how many teams have played in the World Series representing both leagues. Also the 86 year interval seems like it must be one of the longest times between appearances.
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JoeC
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« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2019, 01:25:00 PM »

I've seen many WS in my 76 years and the more I've seen, the more I think "luck" or "fate" plays a role. A few more inches to the right and Kendrick's deciding Game 7 HR is a foul ball. Before that Soto, who is a poor defensive OF, catches that shoe top line drive, cutting off a bigger Astros rally.

That, btw, reminded me of the '69 NY Mets first championship with slow Ron Swoboda making that great grab in RF off Brooks Robinson's sinking liner in the 9th inning of Game 4 (he hadn't even played in the NL CS against the Cubs, to get the Mets to the WS). Or, Billly Martin getting -- what was it -- 12 hits in one of the NYY Series against Bklyn. What were the odds?
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« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2019, 02:00:24 PM »

The Nationals were a nice story this year. I wonder how many teams have played in the World Series representing both leagues. Also the 86 year interval seems like it must be one of the longest times between appearances.

Although a Washington franchise appeared in the WS in 1933, that team, now the Minnesota Twins, has no relationship to the current Washington Nationals franchise which was born as the Montreal Expos in 1969. So, although a Washington franchise had not won a WS since 1924, nor appeared in one since 1933, the 2019 WS winning Washington Nationals are a distinct "new" baseball team formed in 1969.  The 1924/33 Washington Senators were indeed in the AL. But the 2019 NL Washington Nationals victory does not represent a team that appeared in the WS representing both leagues.     
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