The 2013 World Series gets underway tomorrow, and it won’t just be any old matchup. This year’s Fall Classic will feature two of Major League Baseball’s most iconic and historic franchises: the Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals.
Now, any baseball fan over the age of 18 certainly remembers the last time these two teams squared off in the Fall Classic. It was 2004, the year the Sox came back after being down 3-0 against the Yankees in the ALCS. They then swept the Cards to break the Curse of the Bambino. However, what many people may not realize is that the World Series rivalry between these two teams actually goes back a little further than that—like, all the way back to 1946.
Today, in light of the history behind this year’s World Series matchup, we thought it would be fun to take a look at all the championship rematches and rivalries we’ve seen over the years.
Where does the Sox-Cards World Series rivalry rank? You’ll have to keep reading to find out.