The 1992 World Series: Much Closer Than I Remember
When it was learned which teams would face each other in this year’s Fall Classic, I think most baseball fans let out a collective groan. A Rangers/Cardinals World Series? How could that ever possibly be exciting?
Well, Texas and St. Louis have us collectively eating our words as this World Series matchup has suddenly been one of the most exciting to watch in recent memory. On the eve of what could be the end of one very close World Series, I’m reminded of another: the 1992 World Series.
Actually, I was reminded of it by the 1992 World Series Coke can that I have sitting on my desk. I was too young to realize it at the time, but the World Series between the Blue Jays and the Atlanta Braves was much closer than I remember.
Talk about a nail-biter of a World Series: all four of the Blue Jays wins were one-run victories, games which could have very easily gone either way. Especially Game 6, which ended in extra innings.
Interestingly enough, the Atlanta Braves actually outscored the Blue Jays 20-17 throughout the 1992 World Series, but Toronto squeaked out just one more hit than the Braves, 45-44.
The interesting parallel relating to this year’s World Series is the Cardinals have actually outscored the Rangers 22-19 by and lead by 3 runs and yet trail the series 3-2.
I guess it just goes to show you that World Series matchups which might possibly look like a snoozer on paper may actually turn out to be one of the greatest in recent memory. Just ask the 1992 Toronto Blue Jays.