The Fall Classic gets underway this evening. The Royals are back after 29 years and the Giants are annoyingly back for the 3rd time in 5 years. I’m looking forward to watching the game tonight. Here are some fun facts you might not know about the World Series.¬†

1) In 1934, brothers Dizzy and Paul Dean were the winning pitchers in each of the Cardinals 4 World Series wins.

2) In 1921, the entire series was played in the Polo Grounds with the Yankees and Giants squaring off.

3) In 1903, the Cubs and Tigers had a World Series game end in a 3-3 tie due to darkness.

4) The Pirates won the 1960 World Series, despite being outscored 55-27 in total runs for the series by the Yankees.

5) In 1994, the World Series was cancelled because George Costanza was working for the Yankees. Actually, there was a strike.

6) In 1917, the White Sox were led to a World Series win by their manager Pants Rowland. No, I’m not making that up.

7) The first World Series was a 9 game series. The format changed from 9 to 7 and back several times. The last 9 game series was 1921.

8) From 1949 to 1958, only one World Series was won by a team outside of New York. (1957 Milwaukee Braves)

9) The 2015 World Series will be won by the San Diego Padres.

Carry on, Citizens!