Friday, October 30, 2015

The Mets' and Royals' World Series Appearances 10/30/15

Hey baseball fans!

The World Series has already started, with the Royals taking the first two games against the Mets, but how successful have these two teams been in the biggest series in baseball? Well, let me tell you.

New York Mets:

1969-After being arguably the worst baseball team for the middle part of the 1960s, the "Miracle Mets" had the best season in franchise history to that point. They won 100 games, won their first ever National League Championship Series against the Braves, and won the World Series against the heavily-favored Baltimore Orioles in five games.

1973-The worst team to get to the World Series (their record was a somber 82-79), the Yogi Berra-led Mets faced the A's in the World Series. In Willie Mays's last season in the MLB, the Mets lost the World Series to the A's in seven games.

1986-With the help of a great pitching staff and a Game Six error by Red Sox first baseman, Bill Buckner, the 108-win Mets won the World Series over the Boston Red Sox in one of the best World Series of all time. Names like Mookie Wilson and Ray Knight became iconic after the infamous Buckner muff.

2000-The 2000 Mets won the NL Wild Card and eventually got to the World Series to face the juggernaut Yankees. The Bronx Bombers had won three of the past four Fall Classics and won the 2000 one as well in five games. The Mets, however, did end the Yankees'14-game World Series winning streak by winning Game Three of the Series.

NYM World Series Winning Percentage: .500

Kansas City Royals:

1980-This could've been the Royals' first championship, but instead it was the Phillies' first championship. Mike Schmidt and company took down the AL powerhouse in six games for the Phillies' first ever World Series championship.

1985-George Brett got his only World Series ring in 1985 in the second ever all-Missouri World Series. The Royals barely won the seven-game Series against the St. Louis Cardinals in another great World Series.

2014-Almost no one expected the 2014 Royals to even get to the playoffs, but they won the first spot in the AL Wild Card and then proceeded to sweep their way into the World Series. There, they came 90 feet away from tying Game Seven of the Series against the Giants, but San Francisco did close the door on KC and won the 2014 World Series in seven games.

KCR World Series Winning Percentage: .333

The Mets have more World Series experience and a better World Series winning percentage, but does that really matter? Will the Royals continue their momentum into Game Three of the World Series tonight? The only way to find out is to wait and see what happens. Thanks for reading this post and I hope you enjoyed it. Check back soon for more of "all the buzz on what wuzz."

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