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Patch Picks: A Few Things You Might Not Know About Game 7s

Enjoy a slideshow of Game 6 of the World Series, and check out a few facts about Game 7s.

It's on as the St. Louis Cardinals take on the Texas Rangers at home Friday for Game 7 of the 2011 Major League Baseball World Series.

All signs are pointing to a St. Louis to take the throne. So Hazelwood Patch thought it would be fun to share a few facts about Game 7 throughout history.

According to Fox News:

  • Game 7 Drought: The World Series hasn’t gone seven games since the L.A. Angels defeated the S.F. Giants in 2002.
  • 1903: This eight-year Game 7 absence is the longest since the World Series began in 1903.
  • Record Holders: The Cardinals hold the record for most World Series Game 7s, going 7-3.
  • AWOL: There was no World Series was played in 1994 due to the 1994-95 strike.

 

According to CBS News:

  • Home Field Advantage: Home teams have won the last eight Game 7s in the World Series, a streak that started with the Cardinals beating Milwaukee in 1982.
  • Best-of-seven: The format was adopted permanently in 1922.

 

According to ESPN:

  • Hit the Road: No road team has won a Game 7 in 32 years, since the 1979 Pirates.
  • Lucky 2: The Cardinals have won 80 percent of their World Series when trailing 3-2 with the final two games at home.

 

Who will end up on the throne? We'll just have to see.

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