By Craig Robinson
The World Series is over: The San Francisco Giants swept the Detroit Tigers for their second title in three years. Pablo Sandoval, who hit three home runs in Game 1, was named MVP, but the Giants owe just as much to their pitchers, who shut down the Tigers’ big bats. Detroit, waiting for a championship since 1984, will have to keep waiting.
As with the Division Series and Championship Series, instead of taking the usual approach to summarizing the Series, Craig Robinson of Flip Flop Fly Ball is looking at the championship in a series of fancy charts and graphs. Lots and lots of fancy charts and graphs.
Topics covered include:
• The history of the World Series, how it has historically been won, and by which teams.
• How often the team with a better regular-season record has won the Series.
• How close each game was.
• The composition of each roster by place of birth, age and player acquisition.
• How Sandoval’s three-homer game compares to those of Babe Ruth, Reggie Jackson and Albert Pujols.
• And of course: uniforms worn.
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