26, 1997, the Florida Marlins stunned the Cleveland Indians in Game 7 of the World Series. Tied 2-2 in the bottom of the 11th inning, Edgar Renteria delivered the game-winning base hit off of Charles Nagy with two outs and the bases loaded scoring Craig Counsell to win the franchise’s first-ever World Series title.
They entered the postseason as the American League Wild Card, but lost the Division Series in 5 games to the Cleveland Indians. The 1997 Yankees failed to repeat as World Series Champions and win their second consecutive title.
The Seattle Mariners are the only current MLB franchise that has never appeared in a World Series; the San Diego Padres, Colorado Rockies, Texas Rangers, Tampa Bay Rays, and Milwaukee Brewers have all played in the Series but have never won it.
The BASEBALL WORLD SERIES has been played in Cleveland 6 times, when the CLEVELAND INDIANS won the American League championship in 1920, 1948, 1954, 1995, 1997, and 2016. They went on to win the series in 1920 and 1948.
PHOENIX – Though the Arizona Diamondbacks won the 2001 World Series in seven scintillating games, a different fandom was equally affected by the emotion and weight of that extraordinary postseason: the fans of the New York Yankees.