The World Series begins tonight and we have a bit of a throwback matchup between the two teams that have been around forever. The Giants may have moved west to the Bay Area from New York but both the Giants and Tigers have their history’s deeply entrenched in baseball’s past. From names like Ty Cobb, Al Kaline, Hank Greenberg, Willie Mays, Bobby Thompson and John McGraw, the history within these teams is everything baseball is about.
Those names are now met with Justin Verlander, Prince Fielder, Tim Lincecum, Buster Posey and the Triple Crown champ Miguel Cabrera. The Tigers were supposed to make it this far after making huge offseason acquisitions to set them up for this kind of a run, while the Giants are the punk kids who just won’t go away and won’t stop playing amazing baseball in October.
However, as historical as both franchises are, they’ve only met 12 times since 1997 and have never met in the postseason.
Both teams are now the last two standing in baseball, but the question is who is going to emerge as World Series Champs? Can the Tigers avenge a loss in their last appearance to the St. Louis Cardinals or will the Giants prove they’re the real deal by winning their second title in three years? We’ll let the numbers decide.