Can Houston achieve the first great record of the 21st century? Expectations are clearly high.
MLB is currently preparing for the 2023 season. Even after entering the 21st century, 23 seasons have already ended. Numerous players have turned professional and retired. Albert Pujols, who was the oldest player last year, left the field after 22 years of career in the big leagues.
In the major leagues where Pujols, who debuted in 2001, retired, now the active player with the longest career is Miguel Cabrera (DET), who first appeared on the big league stage in 2003. Cabrera, who completed 11,426 plate appearances in the major leagues for 20 years, is a player who is like a living witness of the 21st century major league. But there is something that even Cabrera has never seen in a major leaguer. Not only Cabrera, but also Pujols has never seen it as a major leaguer. It’s the ‘World Series’ 2nd consecutive victory.
In the 21st century Major League, a total of 23 World Series have already been held and champions have been born 23 times. However, no one has won the championship two years in a row. The last team to win consecutive World Series titles was the New York Yankees, the most prestigious team in baseball. After the Yankees won the championship for three consecutive years from 1998 to 2000, no one has worn a championship ring twice in a row.
There were many strong teams. The Arizona Diamondbacks, who blocked the Yankees’ 4th straight World Series victory in 2001 by writing a ‘drama without a script’, the Anaheim Angels (now LAA) in 2002, who stopped Barry Bonds’ only championship challenge, and Cabrera, who was like a comet, were truly a true story. 토토사이트 The 2003 Florida Marlins (now MIA), which showed what a blast it was, shook the major leagues in the early 21st century.
The Boston Red Sox finally broke the curse of the Bambino in 2004, the St. Louis Cardinals reborn as the best team in the National League with Pujols, the Philadelphia Phillies leading the late 2000s and early 2010s with the ‘Fantastic Four’, the best catcher Buster Posey and the fall There were the San Francisco Giants, who wrote the ‘even-numbered year myth’ with the power of legend Madison Bumgarner, and the Los Angeles Dodgers, who became a strong team dominating the major leagues in the mid-2010s, but no one has been able to sit on the throne for two consecutive years.