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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.