Whats the greatest sporting event each year? Well, an argument could certainly be made for the Super Bowl, and no sports fan in their right mind would pass up the chance for Super Bowl tickets. But sometimes it seems that footballs biggest game is more about commercials and halftime shows rather than a sport. The NBA Finals and the Stanley Cup are both great events as well, but arenas generally cant hold more than 20,000 fans and that just doesnt compare to a stadium filled with 60,000 or more. Thats why so many fans regard the World Series as the ultimate sporting event, and why World Series seats are so highly coveted.
The World Series also boasts a history that no other championship can match. Although variations of the World Series were played in the late 1800s, it is generally accepted that the first true World Series was held in 1903 with the Boston Americans (later the Boston Red Sox) defeating the Pittsburgh Pirates. The early history of the World Series was quite colorful there was no 1904 World Series because the National League champion New York Giants refused to play the inferior representative from the American League, which would have been Boston. Players used to earn a share of the gate receipts for the World Series, but that had to be changed to only allow that for the first four games, thus discouraging teams from fixing those early games so that the series would be extended to more games. From those humble beginnings, the World Series has become the highlight of the year for most sports fans.
Over the past century, World Series ticket holders have seen some amazing things. From the alleged fixing of the 1919 World Series by the Chicago Black Sox to the earthquake that rocked the 1989 World Series to Bill Buckners famous boot in the 1986 Series that rocked Boston, you just never know what is going to happen when the American League meets the National League in October. Think about the memorable moments like gimpy Kirk Gibsons home run in the 1988 World Series, Kirby Pucketts amazing play in 1991 or Bill Mazeroskis Game 7-winning shot in the 1960 World Series. Theres a reason why its called the Fall Classic.
Chicago Cubs World Series tickets are a dream every year in the Windy City, but that dream hasnt come true since 1908. At least Cubs fans have a glimmer of hope after seeing the Boston Red Sox win the 2004 World Series, ending a nearly 90-year drought. After Boston Red Sox World Series tickets became a reality, perhaps anything is possible. Neither Cubs nor Red Sox fans feel too sorry for the New York Yankees faithful as they lament not having won a World Series title since 2000. You can bet that George Steinbrenner is busy looking for more free agents to sign in pursuit of those elusive New York Yankees World Series tickets. And fans of the Philadelphia Phillies and New York Mets are also feeling some optimism about World Series tickets as both clubs have shown championship potential in recent years. No matter what team you support, the World Series dream is shared by baseball fans everywhere.