Why Is World Series 2018 So Famous?


Baseball World Series 2018 was the championship event of MLB’s 2018 season. This epical 114th edition of the World Series final saw Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers in a clash for the title. Red Sox won the AL championship and the Los Angeles Dodgers who won the NL championship.  Red Sox won the series title by beating the Dodgers in five games. This was their fourth title in fifteen years which dates back to 2004. It was their ninth in the history of the franchisee. The primary sponsor for the event was YouTube. The telecast of the event was named ‘World Series 2018 presented by YouTube TV’. In the United States of America, the telecast rights were awarded to Fox. Steven Pearce got the award of the World Series Most Valuable Player, while Alex Cora became the fifth first-season manager.

Why Is World Series 2018 So Famous?
Why Is World Series 2018 So Famous?

Some Important Milestones Achieved During The World Series 2018

  • The World Series 2018 was prominent for its third game as it had sustained for a record-breaking 18 innings.
  • Alex Cora was the first manager from Puerto Rico to win a world series.
  • Since the year 2000, the World Series 2018 featured two teams in a unique form. The same two teams also reached the postseason in the previous year.
  • Red Sox were the first team to win a world series. This win came exactly after one century their last win being in the year 1918 against Chicago Cubs.
  • Dodgers were the team to lose successive Fall Classics.
  • The World Series 2018 was the 19th consecutive telecast for Fox in the United States of America.

Interesting Broadcasting Facts About The Series

  • The broadcasting team consisted of Joe Buck as the play-by-play announcer. John Smoltz was the color commentator while Ken Rosenthal and Tom Verducci were the field reporters.
  • Alongside English, Fox was also providing a Spanish feed of the World Series. Rolando Nichols being the play-by-play announcer while Carlos Alvarez and Edgar Gonzalez were the color commentators.
  • MLB International had carried the World Series 2018 outside of the United States of America. Matt Vasgersian as the play-by-play announcer and Buck Martinez as the color commentator.
  • ESPN radio was broadcasting the event for 21st consecutive year with English and Spanish coverage.
  • Both the team’s flagship radio stations were broadcasting the series locally with their customary announcers. AM 570 LA Sports was covering Los Angeles in English and Spanish. While WEEI 93.7 FM was covering the Red Sox in English and WCCM 1490 AM in Spanish.
Why Is World Series 2018 So Famous?
Why Is World Series 2018 So Famous?

The Memorable Celebration

After their victorious run exactly after a century, the Red Sox celebrated their win with a gala parade. On the morning of October 31st, the parade started from Fenway Park and culminated at Staniford Street. It is to be noted that this specific world series trophy sustained some minor damage during the festivity. An onlooker threw a beer can at the trophy. On December 3rd, the president of Red Sox – Sam Kennedy accepted a team invitation. The invitation came from the White House. On this memorable event, MLB had produced an 80-minute documentary narrated by Uzo Aduba. It was released on 4th December 2018.

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