It’s been a crazy couple of weeks at work (no this blog is not my job but it would be nice to get paid to write about sports all day) and then I unfortunatly left my Macbook charger in the hotel I was staying at in Manhattan (shout out to Affinia Dumont Hotel for sending back my stuff!) So though I had these great articles written, I of course had no way to upload them.
Until today of course 🙂
So even though last week was my NY themed week (that I couldn’t post on), I decided to roll it over into this week to finish up.
With that said, lets talk the Subway Series.
Termed originally as the “Nickle Series” (the cost to ride the Subway at the time) – the Subway Series is a series of Major League Baseball games played between teams based in New York City.
Back in the 1920’s the NY Yankees and the NY Giants were the first match up of the series. The Giants, sharing the stadium at the time with the Yankees at the Polo Grounds, won the first two meetings. It wasn’t until the Yankees became evicted from the ballpark that their fortunes would change and they would go on to dominate in much of the intra-city competitions.
In the 1940’s the term became popular in describing the contest between the Yankees and this time Jackie Robinsons Brooklyn Dodgers.
Currently the Subway Series refers to play against the Yankees and the Mets. Their stadiums remain directly accessible by subway: Yankee Stadium via the 161st Street station; Citi Field via the Willets Point station.
Side note: The first of the intra-city competitions really started in 1889, but these series were known as the “Trolley Series”; as New York’s subway did not open until 1904.