Posted by James Briggs on March 11, 2004
In Reply to: World Series posted by Brian from Shawnee on March 11, 2004
: : Why is it called the World Series when it's only in America?
: Well, technically since 1969 it's also covered Canada. In fact the Toronto Blue Jays are one of the few teams to have won the World Series in back-to-back years (1992 and 1993). Of course the first Series was played in 1903 when no teams existed west of St. Louis, so it really didn't even cover the enitre U.S.!
: A little arrogance goes a long way in marketing, you know. Who wants to go to the "Pretty Big Series"? Why not call it the "World Series"? Brilliant!
It gets that title from the original 'sponsor' - the now defunct newspaper The New York World.