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Can this World Series match the madness of the 1980 Phillies-Astros NLCS?

Can this World Series match the madness of the 1980 Phillies-Astros NLCS?

Not many predicted the Phillies to win it all in 1980. Many baseball writers predicted Philadelphia to finish fourth in the NL East after they had lost in the NLCS three straight years from 1976-78 before finishing fourth with 84 wins in ’79. They appeared to have made the right call as the Phillies were …

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Yanks' season ends in familiar heartbreak

Yanks’ season ends in familiar heartbreak

NEW YORK — The Yankees’ two most recent trips to the American League Championship Series ended with heartbreak in Houston, their pindrop-silent clubhouse filled with back slaps, hugs, tears and regrets. The opponent remained the same this time, with the Astros celebrating yet another advance to the World Series, but winter arrived earlier than expected …

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Fightin' Phils (4 HRs) crush way to cusp of World Series

Fightin’ Phils (4 HRs) crush way to cusp of World Series

PHILADELPHIA — Something special is happening here. One more victory and the Phillies are going to the World Series. “You can’t write it better for the guys in that room, for the staff, for everybody in this organization,” Hoskins said. “But I think, most importantly, for the city. Yeah, you can’t write it better. I …

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