Washington DC Gets Its First World Series In 86 Years

Deadspin reports:

Since Oct. 7, 1933, there have been 14 American presidents, 12 men on the moon, hundreds of Academy Award-winning performances in movies, and countless insults hurled during election debates but not a single World Series game played in Washington, D.C. That is about to change.

Doing their best to defy the famous 1904 Charles Dryden quip about D.C. baseball — “first in war, first in peace, and last in the American League” — the Washington Nationals defeated the St. Louis Cardinals in four straight games to reach the 2019 World Series.

The Nationals, who have won 16 of their last 18 games, finished off the Cardinals by a score of 7-4 on Tuesday night at Nationals Park. Their most-recent antecedent in D.C. baseball history is a 1933 Senators team that featured four future Hall-of-Famers.