The World Series is just a day away.
Our matchup this season will feature the powerful Houston Astros and the ragtag Philadelphia Phillies.
Houston won 106 games during the regular season and secured the top seed in the American League, while the Phillies barely snuck in as the third Wild Card in the National League, winning just 87 games.
But the series will start tomorrow and air on FOX Sports.
While Houston will be heavily favored, the Phillies certainly have a chance to pull off an upset, and if they do, they’ll maintain MLB’s parity, becoming the ninth different team to have won the World Series in the last nine years.
If the Phillies can manage to win the World Series this year, that would make it 9 different franchises to win in the last 9 years!
— Codify (@CodifyBaseball) October 27, 2022
Phillies Look To Maintain Parity
One thing you rarely see in baseball is a team winning back-to-back World Series titles.
The Phillies themselves came close to repeating their 2008 success in 2009.
These days, it’s also rare for a team to win multiple World Series titles in a short period of time.
The San Francisco Giants were the last time to pull off that feat, winning three titles from 2010 to 2014.
But since 2014, no team has won more than one World Series title.
The Astros obviously won in 2017, but of course, many fans don’t count it since that was the height of their sign-stealing scandal.
The Phillies are the team that most people will be rooting for in this World Series given recent events, and they could follow in the footsteps of the Atlanta Braves from a year ago, who defeated the Astros in six games.
They’d also be the ninth different team to win it all in as many years.