On Tuesday night, the New York Mets will take on the Kansas City Royals in Game 1 of the 2015 World Series.
According to Google, these are the top questions related to the baseball championship. Are you asking the same questions? We’ve got you covered.
1. When does the World Series start?
The World Series starts Tuesday, October 27 at 8:07 p.m. ET in Kansas City, Missouri.
2. Who is in the World Series?
The two teams competing are the New York Mets, representing the National League, and the Kansas City Royals, representing the American League.
3. Who won the World Series last year?
4. Who is favored to win the World Series?
According to OddShark.com, the Vegas odds are dead even heading into game 1.
5. When was the last time the Mets won the World Series?
The last time the Mets won the World Series was in 1986 when they defeated the Boston Red Sox in seven games. The series is widely remembered for one of the most memorable plays in baseball history when in game 6, a slow ground ball hit by the Mets’ Mookie Wilson bounced through Red Sox first baseman Bill Buckner’s legs, allowing the winning run to score and the Mets to avoid elimination. The Mets then clinched the series with an 8-5 victory in Game 7.
6. Where do the Mets play?
The Mets play at Citi Field in Flushing Meadows in the New York City borough of Queens.
7. How many home runs has Daniel Murphy hit in the postseason?
The Mets’ star infielder has hit seven home runs this postseason, becoming the first player to homer in six consecutive playoff games. (Carlos Beltran previously held the record of five with the Houston Astros in 2004.) His seven home runs in a postseason also put him in a four-way-tie for fourth in baseball history. If he were to hit two more home runs, he will have the most home runs in a single postseason in baseball history, overtaking Barry Bonds, Nelson Cruz and Carlos Beltran.
8. Why do the Royals have home field advantage in the World Series?
The Royals have home field advantage in the World Series because the American League won the All-Star Game. In 2003, former MLB commissioner Bud Selig made the rule stating that home field advantage in the World Series would go to the team that won that year’s All-Star Game.