MLB is full of incredible random stats and facts.
Are you ready for the most surprising fact you will ready today?
Here it goes:
“The 2013 Red Sox are the ONLY team in the past decade to clinch a World Series title on their own turf,” MLB Network tweeted.
The 2013 Red Sox are the ONLY team in the past decade to clinch a World Series title on their own turf 🤯 pic.twitter.com/GGaNYzD2c3
— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) October 26, 2022
That’s a little hard to believe, to be honest, but it’s true.
Every fan dreams about seeing his/her team win the World Series.
Things would be even better if that win comes at their own stadium, but life isn’t always that generous.
The last time we had a champion celebrate the last out, or the game-winning hit, on their own turf was in 2013, when the Boston Red Sox defeated the St. Louis Cardinals.
After that, everybody was crowned on the road: the San Francisco Giants won in Kansas City in 2014, the Kansas City Royals won in New York in 2015, the Chicago Cubs celebrated in Cleveland in 2016, and the Houston Astros won in Los Angeles in 2017.
The Red Sox won in Los Angeles in 2018, the Washington Nationals silenced Houston in 2019, the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Tampa Bay Rays in Texas due to the pandemic in 2020, and the Atlanta Braves celebrated in Houston last year.
The 2022 MLB World Series will be played between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Houston Astros.
For the Phillies to win in Citizens Bank Park, they would have to sweep or take the series 4-1.
If they let the Astros win two or more, the series will be decided at Minute Maid Park, where Houston has a great chance of breaking the trend.
If the Astros sweep, however, they will uncork the champagne on the road.