Over the past month-plus, we've been running a massive bracket to find the best World Series champion of the last 68 years. To review, we've done the following brackets before:

Best stadium: Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City

Best jersey: Kansas City Royals

Best hat: Baltimore Orioles

Best throwback: Houston Astros

This time, we went all the way back to 1947 to introduce the Sports On Earth World Series Champion bracket. Like the NCAA Tournament, it was 68 teams.

A few points:

• We seeded them all 1-68 based on winning percentage. If two teams had the same winning percentage, the tiebreaker was how many games it took them to win the World Series.

• The only thing that counts is your vote.

• Logos via SportsLogos.net.

So, here's the big updated bracket (click on the image to enlarge so you can see all the teams and their records).

Last week, we whitteled it down to two squads:


The winner was … last year's champion! The 2015 Kansas City Royals beat the 1972 Oakland A's in the final. But we're not quite done with them yet. Because now that we have a new champion, there is one last battle for those Royals to fight.

2015 Kansas City Royals vs. 2016 Chicago Cubs

One last vote, like a final boss. Enjoy!


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