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Garland_IS_God
10-07-2005, 10:31 PM
Why does everybody keep saying first playoff series win since 1917 when we made it to the World Series in 1959?? How is this possible?

TornLabrum
10-07-2005, 10:32 PM
Why does everybody keep saying first playoff series win since 1917 when we made it to the World Series in 1959?? How is this possible?

They mean post-season series.

Garland_IS_God
10-07-2005, 10:33 PM
They mean post-season series.

But still, what about the 1959 season?

RadioheadRocks
10-07-2005, 10:33 PM
Why does everybody keep saying first playoff series win since 1917 when we made it to the World Series in 1959?? How is this possible?

Playoff series did not begin until 1969, when divisional play started. Prior to that, the team with the best record for the National and American Leagues faced each other in the World Series.

Garland_IS_God
10-07-2005, 10:34 PM
Playoff series did not begin until 1969, when divisional play started. Prior to that, the team with the best record for the National and American Leagues faced each other in the World Series.

Ok now I get it. Excuse my ignorance.

tifosiv122
10-07-2005, 10:34 PM
Why does everybody keep saying first playoff series win since 1917 when we made it to the World Series in 1959?? How is this possible?

http://www.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/ws/history/ws_history_index.jsp

"The League Championship began in 1969. The LCS went from a five-game series to a seven-game series in 1985. This round has seen some of the more thrilling and heart-pounding moments in postseason play. How about Sid Bream scoring on a close play to end Game 7 of the 1992 NLCS, and help the Braves beat the Pirates? Or Dave Henderson's home run after the Red Sox were down to their last strike in the 1986 ALCS at California? Check out all the League Championship Series history."

"The Division Series began in 1995. The AL has witnessed two Game Fives while the NL has seen six sweeps out of eight series. The Division Series has only been in existence for four seasons, but has seen its share of great moments. How about Ken Griffey's mad dash to hame place to beat the Yankees in the 1995 AL Division Series? Or Gary Sheffield limping home with the winning run in Game 1 of Florida's 1997 NL Division Series against San Francisco?"

So thats what they mean...the 1959 ChiSox never won a playoff series because there was only a world series.

Erik

TornLabrum
10-07-2005, 10:35 PM
But still, what about the 1959 season?

There were no playoffs in '59 and they lost the Series.

PaleHoseGeorge
10-07-2005, 10:35 PM
Until 1969 there were no postseason series except the World Series itself. The Sox haven't won that since 1917. As for the other series (1983 ALCS, 1993 ALCS, 2000 ALDS) the Sox lost all of those, too. Looked pretty pathetic while losing, too.

This was truly a historic night in Sox franchise history. However there isn't one of us here that is even mildly satisfied.

TornLabrum
10-07-2005, 10:37 PM
Until 1969 there were no postseason series except the World Series itself. The Sox haven't won that since 1917. As for the other series (1983 ALCS, 1993 ALCS, 2000 ALDS) the Sox lost all of those, too. Looked pretty pathetic while losing, too.

This was truly a historic night in Sox franchise history. However there isn't one of us here that is even mildly satisfied.

Especially those of us who are getting a little long in the tooth. We've seen a World Series. What we want to see is a World Series CHAMPIONSHIP!

1951Campbell
10-07-2005, 10:44 PM
Until 1969 there were no postseason series except the World Series itself. The Sox haven't won that since 1917. As for the other series (1983 ALCS, 1993 ALCS, 2000 ALDS) the Sox lost all of those, too. Looked pretty pathetic while losing, too.


This question seems to have come up quite a bit the last few days. Um...I'm only 30, and I have a pretty good grip on how "playoffs" went before the Wildcard era. Some of y'all need to consult your parents or the Baseball Encyclopedia, unless you want to elicit more giggles.

:)

TDog
10-08-2005, 12:16 AM
Until 1969 there were no postseason series except the World Series itself. The Sox haven't won that since 1917. As for the other series (1983 ALCS, 1993 ALCS, 2000 ALDS) the Sox lost all of those, too. Looked pretty pathetic while losing, too.

This was truly a historic night in Sox franchise history. However there isn't one of us here that is even mildly satisfied.

Adjectives abound for the way I feel about the Sox tonight, but, no "satisfied" isn't among them.

Reading posts from fans who know nothing but divisional baseball makes me feel old. It reminded me of the phrase "first title of any kind since ..." that came into vogue in 1984, when the Cubs ... well, you've been hearing a lot about what the Cubs did in 1984, haven't you? I shouldn't have been surprised that there are people too young to remember when the only postseason series was the World Series. But I was rather surprised to find a mistake the other day in an AP article which said the Sox were going for their first postseason-series win since 1959. Papers that went to press too early missed the correction.