**Baseball is one of the most cherished sports in America and around the world. It is a beloved pastime for generations of fans, with its electrifying atmosphere, nail-biting outcomes of games and edge-of-the-seat action.
But why is the pinnacle of Baseball’s Major League championships known as the World Series? It may come as a surprise that the World Series was not called by this name until well into the 20th Century. In this article, we will uncover the fascinating history of the “World Series”, the iconic sports championship it has become, and why it was given its famous name.
So buckle up and let’s go find out why the World Series is called the World Series.
Why is it called the World Series?The World Series is the annual championship of Major League Baseball in the United States.
It’s been around for nearly 125 years, but what exactly is it and why is it called the World Series?
The Origin of the NameThe name “World Series” arose to reflect the fact that the league was a national league and it was decided that the teams that reached the championship would be from all over the United States. The New York Giants, for example, would play against the Philadelphia Athletics in the inaugural World Series in 190
The idea of the World Series actually came about in 188 That year, the National League’s president, William A.
Hulbert, proposed a postseason series between winners of the two leagues. Hulbert then chose the name “World Series” as a way to commemorate the championship being open to all parts of the country, being the “world” of baseball. The term “world championship” was initially used for the series, but eventually, it was just shortened to “World Series”.
How the Series is StructuredThe World Series traditionally involves two teams from the National and American leagues (MLB’s two major leagues). The teams compete in a best-of-seven series, with the winner of the series taking the championship title.
The two teams for the World Series are decided by the top teams in the regular season standings. The team with the best record in each league receives a bye until the League Championship Series (LCS), where they will play against the winner of the wild-card game. The winner of each LCS will then compete against each other in the World Series.