Dodgers Win 7th World Series

Tyson Gagliano, Reporter

The Los Angeles Dodgers have won their 7th World Series championship and their 1st in 32 years defeating the Tampa Bay Rays 3-1 in game 6 of the World Series.

The Dodgers, who won their 3rd National League in 4 years, were looking to finally capture another championship after losing back-to-back in 2017 and 2018.

Their championship run was nothing short of a miracle after making an historic comeback down 3-1 in the NLCS. The comeback was only the 14th time a team has comeback when down 3-1 in the MLB playoffs.

After winning the national league pennant, the Dodgers would face the American league champs the Tampa Bay Rays who were coming off a game 7 victory over the Houston Astros. The series took place in Arlington Texas.

The 2 teams seemed to be neck and neck throughout the early part of the series with the Dodgers winning game 1 and 3, and the Rays winning game 2 and 4. The Dodgers then won game 5 and 6 to clinch the championship.

The Willie Mays World Series MVP, which was introduced in 2017, was given to shortstop Corey Seager who batted .400, with a .556 on-base percentage and 1.256 OPS. He had 7 RBIs with a pair of home runs to go with it. He would end up being a huge factor in their victory.

The Tampa Bay Rays didn’t make it easy, led by historic postseason by rookie outfielder Randy Arozarena. Randy would set the postseason record for most hits by a player in a single postseason and most homes runs in the postseason by a rookie.

The most impressive aspect of the Tampa Bay Rays short-fallen title run was having the 28th lowest payroll in the Major Leagues with 28.3 million. The scale is impressive when compared to the New York Yankees 109.4-million-dollar payroll.

Despite the challenges the Dodgers faced, their title run will be looked back on for years to come. With their roster they currently have, their set up to make another title run in 2021.