The National League side of the World Series matchup has been set as the Los Angeles Dodgers await the winner of the New York Yankees and Houston Astros.
The Dodgers beat the Cubs, 11-1, in Game 5 of the NLCS to advance to the World Series for the first time in 29 years. The Dodgers will host either the Yankees or Astros in Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday at Dodger Stadium, followed by Game 2 on Wednesday in Los Angeles.
This is the Dodgers’ 22nd National League pennant in franchise history, which is the second-most in the league behind the Giants at 23. This is also the Dodgers’ 11th Postseason appearance since winning the World Series in 1988, and their stretch of 10 playoff appearances in a row without winning a title is a MLB record.
After the Cubs ended their 108-year championship drought last season, the Dodgers’ current 28-year drought entering the 2017 season currently ranks as the 12th-longest among MLB teams:
- Indians – 69 years (last won in 1948)
- Rangers – 56 years (never won since franchise started in 1961 as Senators)
- Astros – 55 years (never won since franchise started in 1962 as Colt .45’s)
- Brewers – 48 years (never won since franchise stared in 1969 as Pilots)
- Padres – 48 years (never won since franchise started in 1969)
- Nationals – 48 years (never won since franchise started in 1969 as Expos)
- Mariners – 40 years (never won since franchise started in 1977)
- Pirates – 38 years (last won in 1979)
- Orioles – 34 years (last won in 1983)
- Tigers – 33 years (last won in 1984)
- Mets – 31 years (last won in 1986)
- Dodgers – 28 years (last won in 1988)
Now that the Dodgers are in, get ready to cheer them on during the World Series gear at Lids.