Who Was In The 2015 World Series?

world seriesEvery year, the champions of the two leagues of Major League Baseball play one another to determine the world champion. This annual competition is called the World Series and has been played 111 times. The 2015 World Series matched the Kansas City Royals, winners of the American League pennant, against the New York Mets, champions of the National League.

The Royals were making their second straight appearance in the World Series. In 2014, the Royals lost to the San Francisco Giants, 4 games to 3. Kansas City returned to the Series after they defeated the Toronto Blue Jays in the American League Championship Series.

The New York Mets made their first trip to the World Series since 2000, when they lost to the New York Yankees. This was the fifth National League pennant in franchise history. The Mets beat the heavily favored Chicago Cubs in the National League Championship Series. They surprisingly swept the Cubs, winning the series 4-0.

The Royals won the World Series, 4 games to 1. This was their second world championship. The last time that the Royals won the World Series was in 1985, when they beat the St. Louis Cardinals. This was one of the longest championship droughts in American League history.

backyard swing setIn 2016, the Royals will be trying to make their third straight trip to the Series to defend their title. For many years, the Royals were a symbol of futility, as they struggled to win even 70 games. Now, they are an American League power and are favored to repeat as Central Division champions.

The Mets will also be favored to win the Eastern Division. However, once again the Chicago Cubs look like one of the best teams in baseball. Who will win the next World Series will certainly be exciting to find out.

Men have been dreaming of their World Series moment since they were little boys in their backyard with their tee, bat, and ball with the best wooden swing set in the background.

The History of Baseball

13770173730fs7bThe origins of baseball go all the way back to to the mid 1800s when amateur players played a game with rules that were informal and the equipment was improvised. The originator was supposedly a man named Abner Doubleday, who during the Civil War was attributed to have thought up and started the idea of the game. Another man, Alexander Cartwright was also attributed to be a founder, and there will probably be a controversy about that for a long time.

During the 1860s, semi-pro baseball became very popular, and was said to have been patterned after a British game called “rounders.” However baseball purists claimed just the opposite, and the staunchly defended the precept that baseball was strictly an American idea and an American game.

One of the first official “teams” that was officially organized was the New York Knickerbockers, formed in 1845. The team was responsible for laying out the “Knickerbocker Rules,” which was the foundation for the modern rules of baseball.

These rules included nine inning games, nine players on the field, bases that were 90 feet apart in distance. One of the more significant rules was the elimination of being able to “plug” the runner with the ball, in other works you could not hit him with a throw, you had physically touch, or “tag” him with it, or force an out by tagging the next base, as it done today.

During the 1860’s and 1870’s baseball began to become more and more popular, finally outshining the then popular sport of cricket. Professional teams began to spring up such as the Cincinnati Red Stockings, the Boston Red Stockings, as well as the New York Knickerbockers.

A national association of players called the “The National Association of Base Ball Players” or the NABBP. It soon grew into a truly national association with scheduled games, and teams that began to draw followings of fans.

It was not long before baseball clubs began to pay the better players, due to their level of play, and the game was turning into a money-making proposition. Several different leagues were formed, until they meshed into the National Base Ball League. Several rival leagues were formed, but finally the American Base Ball Association was formed.

This began the rise of players who became nationally known, and names such as Ty Cobb, Christy Mathewson and others brought the level of play more into the modern era with their achievements on the field.

Philadelphia Phillies – Getting Tickets To A Game

1384864718te0pkNothing is better than going to a baseball game during April. If you are planning on going to a Philadelphia Phillies game in April, you will want to make sure that you find the tickets at a great price. The key to finding the tickets at a good price is going to ultimately come down to doing the research and shopping comparison necessary. In this article, we will be going over some of the best ways to get your tickets to a game.

Getting Tickets To A Game:

1. StubHub.

If you are planning on going to a game, you might want to check StubHub. StubHub is one of the best re seller markets to check. Within this market, you should be able to find tickets ranging from all budgets. Therefore, you can filter the tickets by your budget range and be able to land some great seats that you can afford. The best part about StubHub is that you can generally see an example of the seat that you are choosing. This means that you are going to be able to tell specifically where you will be sitting and what the view is going to look like. That way, you do not have to purchase tickets without knowing exactly where you are going to be sitting and what kind of view you are going to have while sitting there.

2. Ticketmaster.

Ticketmaster is another solid place to look. By purchasing your tickets on Ticketmaster, you are going to be purchasing them directly from the team itself. Therefore, you are going to generally get the regular prices for all of the games. However, this option is not always going to be available, especially if they are going to be playing another local team such as the Pirates.

3. Other Websites.

There are all kinds of different re seller websites out there that you can choose from. Just to name a few; SeatGeek, Vivid Seats, and more. By checking these various websites out, you are going to be able to find even more supply which will help to allow you to pick and choose the best seats and the best price that you can come up with.

If you are looking to save as much money as possible on the tickets, you should try to purchase them far in advance or right near game time for the best pricing.



Welcome to my baseball blog for the Philadelphia Phillies!

Having grown up inĀ  the Philadelphia area my entire life, it’s save to say that I am a true die-hard fan. I was born and raise to be a Phillie and it goes without saying that I will also die a Phillie.

Philadelphia has been known to be pretty rough fans. We expect a lot from our players, but that’s only because we know they are the best and they can be the best as well.

Passion is one of the many qualities we have. And even if we are hard fans, we are also very loving fan that embrace our players no matter what the end result is.

That being said, I am happy to have this blog to be able to give you information about the Phillies and what you can except when visiting the area.

Thanks for reading,