Sox-Dodgers: Two of baseball’s most storied franchises meet up with everything on the line

Who said money can’t buy you championships? As two teams with top three payrolls in Major League Baseball get ready to square up for a world title, here’s what you need to know…

This year’s World Series between the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers will be the second time these two franchises have met with a championship on the line. The last time they played, the Red Sox defeated the then Brooklyn Robins in five games.

The 2,982 miles between Fenway Pahk (yes, that was intentional) and Dodger Stadium will account for the most traveling teams have ever had in the Fall Classic. The distance between those two stadiums narrowly edges out that of Candlestick Park and the Old Yankee Stadium in the 1962 World Series.

Neither of these teams are strangers to October baseball. The Red Sox’s eight World Series wins have them tied with the Giants for fourth most in MLB history. The Dodgers have won it all six times, good for sixth on that list.

So, with the history of this series covered, how do these two teams match up?

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