World Series stories in the SI Vault
Yanks Vs. BravesBy Robert Creamer, September 30, 1957For 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 HighBy WIlliam Leggett, October 16, 1967The 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 OpenersBy Ron Fimrite, October 21, 1974Against 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 AnotherBy Ron Fimrite, October 27, 1980Philadelphia 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, 1985With 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, 1991In a World Series of flip-flopped fortunes, the worst-to-first Twins took on the worst-to-first Braves.
Crowd PleasersBy Tom Verducci, November 02, 1998The 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 ComebackBy Tom Verducci, November 04, 2002Thanks 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 BeginningBy 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.