The 2017 World Series is finally here, and we’ve got an insane matchup that should go down to the wire. Not only are we looking at two powerhouses squaring off, but we are looking at two teams that have won over 100 games. This is going to be a great sight to see, as only 23 teams have reached the 100-win plateau during the Wildcard era, but only the 1998 Yankees, 2009 Yankees, and 2016 Cubs have gone on to win the Commissioners Trophy.
As I mentioned earlier, this will be the first World Series that pits two 100-game winners since all the way back in 1970, where the Reds and Orioles did battle and just the 8th World Series of all-time where it has occurred.
The Astros were the first ranked hitting team in the 2017 season while being the 11th ranked pitching staff. The Dodgers, on the other hand, had the 12th best offense in the league, while posting the second-best pitching numbers. So something has to give right?
With all of that being said, here are the top stories to watch for as the Fall Classic inches closer.