World Series stories in the SI Vault

Yanks Vs. Braves By Robert Creamer, September 30, 1957 For the first time in a decade, a western team carries the National League's hopes into the World Series. And a new era is here.

El Birdos Fly High By WIlliam Leggett, October 16, 1967 The St. Louis Cardinals, using a double-clawed attack consisting largely of Bob Gibson's pitching and Lou Brock's all-round skills, took an imposing grip on the 1967 World Series.

A California Split For Openers By Ron Fimrite, October 21, 1974 Against a slightly zany backdrop cluttered with Frisbees, fistfights, lawsuits and at least one goddess, the World Series got under way, each team squeezing out a victory.

One Heartstopper After Another By Ron Fimrite, October 27, 1980 Philadelphia returned home with a 3-2 World Series margin over K.C. when Reliever Tug McGraw fanned Jose Cardenal to win the fifth game Ron Fimrite.

K.C. Had A Blast By Ron Fimrite, November 04, 1985 With three straight Series victories, ranging from sublime to ridiculous, the Royals triumphed over history, the odds and the Cardinals.

From Bottom To Tops By Steve Rushin, October 28, 1991 In a World Series of flip-flopped fortunes, the worst-to-first Twins took on the worst-to-first Braves.

Crowd Pleasers By Tom Verducci, November 02, 1998 The Yankees secured their place among the most celebrated teams in history, putting the final touches on their masterpiece with a World Series sweep of the Padres.

Classic Comeback By Tom Verducci, November 04, 2002 Thanks to a historic Game 6 rally, the never-say-die Angels stunned the Giants in seven to win the first World Series championship in their 42-year history.

Party's Just Beginning By Tom Verducci, November 05, 2007 By pouring it on the Rockies, the Red Sox confirmed that they were baseball's best team in 2007 -- and thanks to the relentless scouting and player development program showcased in Boston's World Series sweep, the bash, it appears, just might last for years to come.

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