On October 31, 2019 the Washington Nationals defeated the Houston Astros in 7 games to win their 1st World Series Title. The Nationals playing in their only Fall Classic made an indelible mark on the record books. They became the only team to win a Title by winning all four of their games on the road. Of the 115 World Series played this was the only full distance 7 game affair where neither team won a home game. There have been Fall Classics where both teams won only their home games. It occurred twice and the same team was victorious on both occasions. In 1987 & 1991 the Minnesota Twins were crowned champions. They benefited from the alternate year policy in play at the time of naming which League, National or American, would "host" the Series. The host team opens at home and if needed gets 4 of the 7 games at their home ballpark. (see pages 57,58,87, & 89 of my book). Luckily for the Twins they won their A.L. Pennants 4 years apart. I brought up Minnesota not just because of their similar yet opposite Crowning achievement to that of the Nats, but also because the Twins originally played ball in Washington as the Senators.
As a result of this Fall Classic some additions/changes can be made to my book. A) Add the Nationals to the list of wildcard teams that won a Title. (pg 88).
B) Now that the Nats got to the Big Dance only Seattle remains as the last team not to ever have appeared in a World Series. (pg 97) C) Houston's loss brings their overall rating to 41.69, but still ahead of Texas. (pg 97)
D) Washington comes in at 40.38 moving them ahead of Arizona, & add a Title to the National League at the top of (pg 97). E) And lastly teams with the better record winning was 58-52 (53%). The Nats record was less than the 'Stros so add to the loss column 58-53 with a slight dip (52%). (pg 95)