Nah, I reckon its just the yanks taking the oppertunity to call their sport
a world series because nobody else gets to play them at it and, if they did,
they'd probably loose like the English cricket team! Maybe the GAA should
rename the All-Ireland Championships to the World Hurling Championship and
World GA Footie Championships then too! He-he! I'm waiting for our Clare
lads to be crowned World Champions!!!
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Colm Buckley [mailto:colm at tuatha.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, October 31, 2001 11:21 AM
> To: social at linux.ie> Subject: Re: [ILUG-Social] [ILUG] linux in the world series...
>>> Alan writes:
>> > The series was origanally sponsored by a newspaper, called the New
> > York World (or The something World) and the name World Series stuck.
> > (Tried Google, tried Encyclopedia Britannica and www.worldseries.com
> > and http://www.everything2.com/ but cant backup this statement)
>> Actually, I'm pretty sure this is a myth. The official "World Series"
> started in 1903 as an inter-league championship between the National
> League and the American Baseball Association. However, the first
> match series to be called "World's Series" was in 1884, between the
> Providence Grays (NL) and the New York Metropolitans (ABA). The term
> appeared in the New York Clipper newspaper; there was no record of any
> newspaper called the "World" sponsoring or otherwise influencing the
>> Apparently, it *is* just aggrandisement, however there are some
> indications that the term was used merely to refer to the "world of
> baseball", as in the unification of the two major associations, rather
> than to the planet.
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