Elections, phooey---the World Series is upon us

It's two teams who last met in the Series when Babe Ruth pitched for one and Casey Stengel played left for the other.

"The World Series," George F. Will observed in October 1983, "occurs four times as frequently as the Iowa caucuses. What…

The Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers have met in the Series once before---in 1916. When Babe Ruth was a Red Sox pitcher (who won Game Two with a thirteen-inning pitching performance), Casey Stengel was a Dodgers outfielder (the team was known then as the Robins and hailed from Brooklyn), and of the four home runs hit in the set three were inside-the-park jobs.