MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Why is it called the “World Series”?

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MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Why is it called the “World Series”?

Tonight is game 1 of the World Series between the Houston Astros and the Atlanta Braves. I know, I know, bummer none of the Connecticut adjacent teams made it. Yankees, Mets, and Red Sox all out. Red Sox at least came close!

Today’s mystery… why do they call it the “World Series”?

It all started with a guy named Barney Dreyfuss who was the owner of the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1903. He wrote a letter to the owner of the Boston Red Sox challenging them to a ‘World’s Championship Series’. The Pirates were the best National League team that year and the Red Sox were the best in the American League. The name stuck ever since but has been shortened to World Series.

So… go Braves I guess tonight? Because everyone hates the Astros for cheating and I know a few people who live down in ATL.

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