10 Fun Facts About the 2014 World Series

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The San Francisco Giants celebrates the Commissioner's Trophy in the locker room after defeating the Detroit Tigers to win Game Four of the Major League Baseball World Series at Comerica Park on October 28, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. The San Francisco Giants defeated the Detroit Tigers 4-3 in the tenth inning to win the World Series in 4 straight games

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Every year, 30 MLB teams play a 162-game regular season in hopes that they will be competing in October–because that means they have a shot at becoming World Series Champions.

This year, it’s the San Francisco Giants and the Kansas City Royals playing in the Fall Classic.

In honor of America’s pastime, we leave you with 10 fun facts about the two teams competing–and a little history about the World Series as well. Enjoy…

10. 110th MLB World Series

The World Series trophy is seen prior to Game Six of the MLB

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The Giants and Royals are playing in the 110th World Series since it began in 1903. It should be the 112th, but in 1904 the World Series wasn’t played because of a rivalry between the two leagues, and in 1994 there was a players’ strike. Oh, and the team that didn’t play in 1904: the New York Giants (now San Francisco Giants).