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History Repeats Itself...Kinda

There was a real similarity in one respect between the Tigers' victory in the series just concluded over the Yankees and the 1960 World Series.


In that series 51 years ago, New York won games by scores of 16-3, 10-0 and 12-0. That is an aggregate total of 38-3. And yet, the Pirates won the series when Pittsburgh took four games by a total of seven runs, and, of course, the championship on Bill Mazeroski's walk-off homer in Game Seven.


And this year? This year the Yankees won two games over the Tigers by a combined score of 19-4, and yet Detroit won the series by winning three games by a total of four runs.


It is never easy to "root for" an "enemy" team when they have advanced, especially when that team trailed your team by seven games at one stage in the season, but I have to say: Congratulations Tigers. And good luck against the Rangers. Maybe we can hope that Jhonny Peralta and Victor Martinez can get a World Series championship after all.

Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.