World Series

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  1. an annual series of games between the winning teams of the two major leagues: the first team to win four games being champions of the U.S.

World Series


  1. baseball (in the US and Canada) a best-of-seven playoff for the world championship between the two winning teams in the major leagues at the end of the season

World Series

  1. A series of baseball games held each October between the champions of the two major baseball leagues, the American League and the National League.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of World Series1

An Americanism dating back to 1885–90

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Example Sentences

The San Diego Padres had to do something to improve their World Series odds leading into Monday’s Major League Baseball trade deadline.

Capping it all off with a World Series victory, Betts had a year for the ages — the kind which most great players can really expect to have just once, if they have one at all.

It might be hiding World Series talent that would have come out if only the season had been longer.

When they started the year 14-5, hopes were high the team could reclaim its World Series form of just a few seasons earlier.

Although the overall effect wasn’t enough to keep the Dodgers, Yankees and Astros from staying World Series favorites, their odds have dropped by a not-insignificant amount.

Instead, he gives his very best effort and tries to win the World Series with a single swing of his bat.

Riots broke out both after last year's pumpkin festival and after the Red Sox World Series win last year.

His five World Series rings put him behind only 20 other players, 19 of whom were Yankees.

On the way to the 1996 World Series, the Yankees met the Baltimore Orioles in the American League Championship Series.

The first World Series of the new millennium was an all-New York affair.

Youve hit on an idea thats going to win the pennant of the League this season, with the World Series thrown in for good measure.

Im already spending my World Series money, crowed Larry, the irrepressible, to his comrades gathered about him in the smoker.

And even if we win the pennant, theres the World Series, and thats something else again.

Well get that much even if we lose the World Series, and a good deal more if we win.

It brought a bigger reputation, a larger salary and a capital chance to get into the World Series.


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More About World Series

What is the World Series?

The World Series is the annual championship series of Major League Baseball (MLB).

It’s a best-of-seven series between the champions of the National League and the American League.

Despite its name, the World Series is not a worldwide competition—it only ever features MLB teams (all of which are located in either the United States or Canada).

The trophy awarded to the winner of the World Series is known as the Commissioner’s Trophy.

Because the World Series typically happens in the fall, it is sometimes called the Fall Classic. 

The name World Series is also used in the names of other baseball events, notably the College World Series and the Little League World Series. It’s also used in the names of other competitive events, such as the World Series of Poker.

When is the World Series?

The World Series usually begins in October, often ending in November.

More information and context on the World Series

In the early 1900s, the American League and National League operated as two separate entities. In 1903, the championship-winning teams from both sides competed in a best-of-nine series to determine a “world champion.” The event was initially named the World’s Championship Series. It was renamed the World Series in 1905.

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How is World Series discussed in real life?

The World Series is one of the most popular and well-known championship events in professional sports. Winning the World Series is considered the pinnacle of professional baseball in the US and Canada.

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