World Series Baseball
t all began 100 years ago with a gentlemen's challenge. Two Major Leagues -- an established one called the "National" and a newcomer called the "American." The owners of Pittsburgh's NL club and Boston's AL club agreed to schedule a series of games to decide true superiority, and the team that won the most would be declared the best baseball team in the land. From Cy Young's first pitch for Boston to Troy Percival's last for Anaheim, that has remained the fundamental purpose of a living storybook known as the World Series. Only the chapters end, and the book goes on forever, always with the same and simple mission of settling summertime debate on a glorious autumn diamond.