Tonight, the fun begins.
The Houston Astros and the Philadelphia Phillies will square off in the World Series for the first time.
Philadelphia is in the big dance for the first time in 13 years, while Houston is back for the fourth time since 2017.
For the Astros, there is one pitcher who has a chance to make some exciting World Series history.
Smith was with the Atlanta Braves last season when they defeated the Astros in six games last fall.
If he were to get into a game this series, he could be the 10th player to win back-to-back World Series titles with different teams, this of course depending on if the Astros win.
If Will Smith gets into a game, he could be the 10th player to win the World Series in back-to-back years with different teams — if the Astros were to win it all
— Sarah Langs (@SlangsOnSports) October 28, 2022
Smith Can Accomplish Rare Feat
The Astros acquired the veteran Smith from the Braves at the trade deadline in exchange for right-hander Jake Odorizzi.
Smith went 0-3 during the regular season with a 3.97 ERA in 65 appearance and 59 innings of work.
His career postseason numbers are quite good.
In 20 appearances, Smith is 4-2 with a 1.47 ERA.
The 33-year-old is a free agent at the end of the season, but does have a chance to pull off a rare feat.
Terrance Gore is the most recent player to have accomplished the rare feat of winning the World Series in back-to-back years with different teams, having been a part of the Braves’ title run last October and a part of the Los Angeles Dodgers’ run in the COVID-shortened 2020 season.