2017 World Series
The 2017 World Series was the championship series of Major League Baseball’s 2017 season. It was a best-of-seven playoff played between the National League champion Los Angeles Dodgers and the American League champion Houston Astros. The Astros defeated the Dodgers, four games to three, to win their first World Series in franchise history. The Dodgers won their fifth consecutive National League West title and home field advantage throughout the playoffs as the overall #1 seed.
About 2017 World Series in brief
The 2017 World Series was the championship series of Major League Baseball’s 2017 season. It was a best-of-seven playoff played between the National League champion Los Angeles Dodgers and the American League champion Houston Astros. The Astros defeated the Dodgers, four games to three, to win their first World Series in franchise history, also becoming the first team from Texas to do so. Both teams set a World Series record with a combined total of 25 home runs throughout the entire series, including a team record 15 home runs by the Astros. Houston outfielder George Springer was named the World Series Most Valuable Player after hitting five home runs in the series. This was the first Fall Classic since 1970, and the eighth overall, in which both participants had 100 or more wins during the regular season. The series was played in a 2–3–2 format, with the Dodgers hosting Games 1, 2, 6, and 7; and the Astros hosting Games 3, 4, and 5. A 2019 investigation by MLB found that the Astros had been illegally using technology to steal signs from opposing teams during the 2017 and 2018 seasons. While Astros Manager A. J. Hinch and General Manager Jeff Luhnow were suspended for one year, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred opted against punishing any of the players involved or revoking the Astros’ World Series title. The Dodgers won their fifth consecutive National League West title and home field advantage throughout the playoffs as the overall #1 seed. In the postseason, the Dodgers swept the 4th-seeded Arizona Diamondbacks and then defeated the number 3 seed and defending World Series champion Chicago Cubs in the previous year’s rematch of the Championship Series in five games.
The two teams did not meet in interleague play during theRegular season, and this was the second time the Dodgers and Astros had met in the postseason. The first time since 2001–2002 when two consecutive World Series went to seven games. Entering the Fall Classic, the Dodger bullpen had thrown 23 consecutive scoreless innings, a postseason record for a bullpen. The team won a 101–61 regular season record, their first division title since 2001 and the #2 seed in the AL, and their first postseason appearance since 2005, when they were swept in four games by the New York Yankees. The teams also met in a tie-breaker game, won by the Houston Astros at Dodger Stadium, in the 1980 National League west division championship series. The Dodger shortstop Corey Seager, who was out for the entire National League Championship Series with a back injury, was included on the Dodgers’ World series roster. The pitcher Clayton Kershaw finished second in the voting for Cy Young award, and closer Kenley Jansen finished fifth in the NL All-Stars in six NL All Stars in six different positions. The Series was played between October 24 and November 1, and it was sponsored by the Internet television service YouTube TV and officially known as the 2017 World series presented by YouTube TV. The Dodgers had second consecutive Rookie of the Year, Cody Bellinger, who hit 39 home Runs in 2017.