The 2009 World Series: Philadelphia Phillies vs. the New York Yankees. Tonight was Game 1 in New York. Connor's Uncle Keith lives in New York and is a Yankees Season Ticket Holder and I'm sure was not happy with the outcome of the game tonight! There are two natives of the Illinois Valley that play for the Phillies (Chad Durbin and JA Happ) so I'm sure this series will have a variety of people cheering for teams they normally wouldn't cheer for!
Here is some World Series Trivia for you thanks to Wikipedia:The New York Yankees of the American League have played in 40 of the 105 Series through 2009 and have won 26 World Series championships through 2008, the most of any Major League franchise and exactly one quarter of all World Series titles won to date. For the National League, the Dodgers have appeared in the Series the most at 18 times (9 each in Brooklyn and Los Angeles), but have won the Series only 6 times (once as Brooklyn, five times as Los Angeles). The St. Louis Cardinals have represented the National League 17 times and have won 10 championships, which is the second most of any Major League Team. The Chicago Cubs have the longest streak of not winning the World Series, with their last championship coming in 1908. (So sorry Cub's fan...I'm really only pointing this out for historical information - he he he!)
Final Score of Game 1: Philadelphia 6/New York Yankees 1 (sorry Uncle Keith!)