Arete, Sport and Society, American Sport History, Baseball, World Series, MLB
Major League Baseball (Organization); World Series (Baseball)
The team that won the National League Championship has not faced the team that won the American League Championship in the World Series since 1972. It was in 1973 that the American League started using the Designated Hitter. It has changed many things, some for good, some for ill. And you can argue for or against the DH until you turn blue. But one thing is certain, the World Series has been tarnished since 1972.
Sport and Society for Arete
College of Arts and Humanities
Crepeau, Richard C., "The Inequities of the DH and Impact on World Series" (1991). On Sport and Society. 292.