Twenty-nine teams from the two leagues participate in the Series the L.A. (formerly Brooklyn) Dodgers have played 18 times for the National League, and the New York Yankees have represented the American League 40 times (and won 26, the most of any team!). The winning team receives a trophy from the Commissioner of Baseball, team rings for all of the players, and a larger percentage of gate receipts.
Beginning October 28, 2009, the New York Yankees and the Philadelphia Phillies will begin playoffs at Yankee Stadium in New York City. Who will you be rooting for?
Further informationOn November 5, 2009, the Yankees took their 27th World Series win, beating the Phillies 7-3 in Game 6!
Sources & links
"Back on Top, Yankees Add a 27th Title." New York Times. 5 Nov. 2009. "World Series." Major League Baseball. 26 Oct. 2009. "The World Series We "A Comprehensive History of the World Series." Baseball Almanac. 26 Oct. 2009.