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ESPN: Top 115 WS Of All Time #605084
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For alot of reasons I aint the biggest fan of "ranking" articles like this one (and the article is done by only ONE writer?!), but fwiw, a dude at ESPN ranked all 115 World Series.

Nats-Stros was #51.

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51. 2019: Nationals over Astros in seven
Series leverage: 43rd
Game leverage: 87th

The games weren't close until Game 7, and even by postseason standards they were uncomfortably long -- six of the 13 slowest World Series games of the decade came in this series -- and I clearly recall conversations in the middle of it about how boring the series had been, relatively speaking. But seven months later, with no meaningful game played since, I remember this one quite fondly! Remember Juan Soto and the Soto Shuffle? Alex Bregman trying to invent a new home run bat "flip" and getting mercilessly outcooled by Soto four innings later? Max Scherzer getting scratched from Game 5 and then being questionable for the rest of the series? And starting Game 7 anyway and gutting through five pretty good innings with pretty bad stuff? When Trea Turner was called out for running to first base wrong and we all lost our minds? Adam Eaton and Howie Kendrick's Drive the Car home run dance? Baby Shark? Getting to go outside and hang out at a bar and shake your friend's hand and buy flour at the grocery store whenever you needed it? Kendrick hitting a perfect pitch off the right-field foul pole in Game 7, the 10th-biggest championship probability swing in major league history? Gerrit Cole not being used in Game 7 for some reason, then showing up to the postgame news conference in a Boras Corporation cap? How divinely just the outcome felt when we learned about the Astros' banging scheme? We should have appreciated baseball more when we had it.

Full article:

https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/29104085/ranking-every-world-series-mlb-history


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#3:

1924: Senators over Giants in seven

Series leverage: 1st
Game leverage: 5th

I would consider saying this about as many as five games, but I think Game 7 of this World Series is really it: the best game in baseball history. By average leverage index, it's the fourth-best World Series game, and it's the only one of the top 10 that was a Game 7. For that matter, it's the only one of the top 10 that was even a clincher. It started with subterfuge -- the Giants started right-hander Curly Ogden as a decoy, had him face two batters, then pulled him for lefty George Mogridge -- and ended with a walk-off, and the sequence from the eighth inning on goes:

Senators score two in the bottom of the eighth to tie it;

Giants get a one-out triple in the top of the ninth, can't get him home;

Senators put runners at the corners with one out in the bottom of the ninth, can't score;

Giants strand a leadoff walk in the top of the 10th;

Giants strand two in the top of the 11th;

Senators strand two in the bottom of the 11th;

Giants strand leadoff single in the top of the 12th -- with Walter Johnson pitching his fourth inning of emergency relief;

Senators score after two errors in the bottom of the 12th.

The footage somehow still exists, and it's as clear as any baseball footage you'll ever see from that far back.


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4 minutes of Library of Congress footage of Washington's Game 7 win in 1924:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ar9qiJnUlow

Awesome quality. The last minute or so shows fans storming the field after the Win. Great stuff.



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Hard to argue about games 3-5, long and painful ordeals. But #51 out of 114 is an outrage. Game seven was a legendary build up of dread transitioning to anticipation to glory. He didn't even mention Martinez spiking his blood pressure to rage about the Trea Turner call.

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We went to games 3-4 and did the overnight hotel. A long, painful, and expensive ordeal (thanks to stubhub). At least I can say I went. Loved seeing the red-white-blue semicircle banners inside the park -- had the same thrill i had seeing them at the 1969 AS Game at RFK.


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Originally Posted by SilverFox1
We went to games 3-4 and did the overnight hotel. A long, painful, and expensive ordeal (thanks to stubhub). At least I can say I went. Loved seeing the red-white-blue semicircle banners inside the park -- had the same thrill i had seeing them at the 1969 AS Game at RFK.


Nice that you got to see a couple games. As a long term plan holder I was extremely happy with their policy to prioritize their high paying customers over single game buyers. I was able to get seats for my family and friends for every game, which was nice payback for all those games that I couldn't resell for $6.

For me the best memories will be wandering around the ballpark area before each game. We got there 2-3 hours early each day and took in every bit of the atmosphere.

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Yeah we got there early too, the buzz in the air was electric and I think everyone felt it. Even the folks I saw who were drunk a couple of hours before the game were nice. Which was weird.


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Yeah we got there early too, the buzz in the air was electric and I think everyone felt it. Even the folks I saw who were drunk a couple of hours before the game were nice. Which was weird.


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Originally Posted by SilverFox1
Yeah we got there early too, the buzz in the air was electric and I think everyone felt it. Even the folks I saw who were drunk a couple of hours before the game were nice. Which was weird.


I had my kids there on Friday and my mom on Sunday. Saturday I went with my drinking buddies and we got Das Boot beers from that German beer pub down by the water. That was a heck of a start to the day. I ended up catching the ball from the first inning double play from Rendon to Zimmerman when Ryan tossed it into the stands. I see balls used for a lot less interesting plays going for thousands of dollars, wish I had a way to authenticate mine.


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