Did you miss the baseball playoffs last night? Find out who won and why they are the champions!
The American League won the baseball playoff last night against the National League. This is the first time in history that the American League has won four games in a row. The final score was 4-2.
New York Yankees
Last night, the New York Yankees won the American League Championship. They will now move on to the World Series.
The Houston Astros are an American professional baseball team based in Houston, Texas. The Astros compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League (AL) West division, having moved to the division in 2013 after spending their first 51 seasons in the National League (NL). The Astros have played their home games at Minute Maid Park since 2000.
Los Angeles Angels
The Los Angeles Angels are a professional baseball team based in Anaheim, California. The Angels compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League (AL) West division. The Angels have played home games at Angel Stadium of Anaheim since 1966.
The Los Angeles Dodgers won the National League pennant last night, beating the Milwaukee Brewers 5-1 in Game 7 of the NL Championship Series. The Dodgers will now face the Boston Red Sox in the World Series, which begins tomorrow night.
Los Angeles Dodgers
The Los Angeles Dodgers are an American professional baseball team based in Los Angeles, California. The Dodgers compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the National League (NL) West division. Established in 1883 in Brooklyn, New York, the team moved to Los Angeles before the 1958 season. They played for four seasons at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum before moving to Dodger Stadium in 1962.
The Washington Nationals are a professional baseball team based in Washington, D.C. They are the 2019 World Series champions. The Nationals compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the National League (NL) East division. From 2005 to 2007, the team played in RFK Stadium; since 2008 their home ballpark has been Nationals Park, located on South Capitol Street in Southeast D.C., near the Anacostia River.
The Nationals are the eighth major league franchise to be based in Washington, D.C., and the first since 1971. The current franchise was founded in 1969 as the Montreal Expos, one of two expansion teams that began play that year. The team was purchased by Major League Baseball in 2002 and became the first franchise relocated by MLB under its policy of controlling territorial rights to teams.
The Milwaukee Brewers are a professional baseball team based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. They are members of the National League Central division. The Brewers play their home games at Miller Park, which opened in 2001. The team is managed by Craig Counsell and coached by David Stearns.
The Brewers finalized their purchase of the Seattle Pilots in March 1970, and took over the team’s management. The Pilots only played one season in Seattle before moving to Milwaukee. In their first season in Milwaukee, the Brewers finished fourth in the National League West with a record of 66–96. Counsell was fired after the season, and replacement manager George Bamberger led the Brewers to a 70–92 record in 1971. Bamberger was fired after one season, and replaced by Del Crandall.
The 1960s witnessed some of the best teams in baseball history; despite this, the Pilots only managed one winning season (69–93 in 1969). It was during this decade that All-Star outfielder Ken Griffey Sr. played for the team; he would be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1995. In 1964, Major League Baseball added two expansion teams to its existing 16 teams: New York City was given a team called the Mets while Milwaukee was given a franchise as well, dubbed the Brewers (a nod to Milwaukee’s beer-brewing tradition).