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    1905: New York Giants over Philadelphia Athletics
    1906: Chicago White Sox over Chicago Cubs
    1907: Chicago Cubs over Detroit Tigers
    1908: Chicago Cubs over Detroit Tigers
    1911: Philadelphia Athletics over New York Giants
    1912: Boston Red Sox over New York Giants
    1913: Philadelphia Athletics over New York Giants
    1916: Boston Red Sox over Brooklyn Robins
    1921: New York Giants over New York Yankees
    1922: New York Giants over New York Yankees
    1923: New York Yankees over New York Giants
    1925: Pittsburgh Pirates over Washington Senators
    1935: Detroit Tigers over Chicago Cubs
    1936: New York Yankees over New York Giants
    1937: New York Yankees over New York Giants
    1940: Cincinnati Reds over Detroit Tigers
    1941: New York Yankees over Brooklyn Dodgers
    1944: St. Louis Cardinals over St. Louis Browns
    1945: Detroit Tigers over Chicago Cubs
    1947: New York Yankees over Brooklyn Dodgers
    1949: New York Yankees over Brooklyn Dodgers
    1950: New York Yankees over Philadelphia Phillies
    1951: New York Yankees over New York Giants
    1952: New York Yankees over Brooklyn Dodgers
    1953: New York Yankees over Brooklyn Dodgers
    1955: Brooklyn Dodgers over New York Yankees
    1956: New York Yankees over Brooklyn Dodgers
    1971: Pittsburgh Pirates over Baltimore Orioles
    1974: Oakland Athletics over Los Angeles Dodgers
    1979: Pittsburgh Pirates over Baltimore Orioles
    1983: Baltimore Orioles over Philadelphia Phillies
    1985: Kansas City Royals over St. Louis Cardinals
    1986: New York Mets over Boston Red Sox
    1987: Minnesota Twins over St. Louis Cardinals
    1988: Los Angeles Dodgers over Oakland Athletics
    1989: Oakland Athletics over San Francisco Giants
    2000: New York Yankees over New York Mets
    2002: Anaheim Angels over San Francisco Giants
    2009: New York Yankees over Philadelphia Phillies
    2016: Chicago Cubs over Cleveland Indians

    Many of the series here are crosstown match-ups, and most of those that are not are today easy drives along the Interstate Highway System. In the case of 1987, the cities are connected via the Mississippi River.
    The playoffs should expand eventually, but only if MLB itself expands.

    See my blog for more info.

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