Carrie Underwood

Carrie Marie Underwood (born March 10, 1983) is an American country singer who rose to fame as the winner of the fourth season of American Idol.

Early years

Carrie Underwood was born in Muskogee, Oklahoma and raised in a farm in Checotah, Oklahoma.

At the age of 13, her manager at the time tried to get a recording contract at Capitol Records, but due to management changes at Capitol it never materialized.

Underwood graduated from Checotah High School in 2001 as salutatorian. Underwood attended Northeastern State University, where she majored in mass communication and is a member of Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority. She also competed in numerous beauty pageants at the university and was selected as Miss NSU runner-up in 2004.

Idol

Underwood's musical influences include pop, but are predominantly country; she stated during Idol auditions that her favorite singer is Martina McBride. On the April 20 elimination show, Underwood demonstrated her ability to play the guitar. She can also play piano and yodel, the latter of which was demonstrated on the Tonight Show the night after she won.

After singing Martina McBride's "Independence Day" Simon Cowell said he couldn't believe no one has discovered her yet.

On the March 22 show, after a performance of Heart's "Alone", Simon Cowell said, "Carrie, you're not just the girl to beat, you're the person to beat. I will make a prediction, not only will you win this competition, but you will sell more records than any other previous 'Idol' winner." Cowell went on to say on the March 30 show that she has the "it factor" that will make her a star.

On her last song of the night in the final two, Carrie's spectacular performance of "Angels Brought Me Here" had Simon saying, "I think you've done enough to win the competition." On May 25, 2005, she became the fourth winner of American Idol, beating Southern rocker Bo Bice, and she joins Kelly Clarkson and Clay Aiken as the only contestants who have never been one of the "bottom three" singers during any week's results. During the season, Constantine Maroulis tried to flirt with her but she refused to go out with him.

Post-Idol career

As part of her title, Underwood gained a recording contract with Arista Records; her first single, "Inside Your Heaven", was released on June 14, 2005. The single debuted at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, with first-week sales of 170,000 copies, and briefly stopped Mariah Carey's run at #1 with "We Belong Together." One week later, runner-up, Bo Bice, released his version of the song, which debuted at #2. Underwood's version was shunned by country radio reaching a peak of #59 on the country charts. [1] The B-side is "Independence Day", a cover of the Martina McBride hit.

Some Hearts CD Cover

Underwood performed a well-received "The Star Spangled Banner" before Game 4 of the 2005 NBA Finals at the Palace of Auburn Hills in Michigan. In the same year, she starred in ads for Hershey's Chocolate. The commercials have Underwood singing Hershey jingles like the jingles for Hershey's, Kit Kat and Almond Joy. She is also wearing vintage Hershey T-shirts that feature Hershey's, Almond Joy, Kit Kat, Reeses and other chocolate brand logos. The T-Shirts are now available to buy with proofs of purchase. Underwood is also the latest spokesperson for Skechers shoes, following in the footsteps of Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera.

Underwood's second single, "Jesus, Take The Wheel" was made available for radio airplay on October 18, 2005. It received so much airplay that it debuted at #39 on the Billboard Country Chart in its first week, setting a record. It is currently ranked at #1 in its thirteenth week on that chart. The single also debuted at #48 on the Billboard Hot 100 where it currently sits at #26 after reaching a peak at #25.

Her initial album release, entitled Some Hearts, hit store shelves on November 15, 2005. [2] On that same day, she presented an award and performed "Jesus, Take The Wheel" at the 39th Country Music Association awards in New York City. When the week's sales figures were tabulated, Some Hearts entered the Billboard 200 chart with 315,000 copies sold. The large first week sales of Some Hearts made it #1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and the biggest debut of any country artist since the advent of the SoundScan system in 1990.

In December 2005, Underwood was named "Oklahoman of the Year" by Oklahoma Today magazine.

On January 9th 2006, Some Hearts was certified Double Platinum by the RIAA with shipments of over 2 million units, making it the fastest-selling debut country album in the history of Nielsen SoundScan.[3]

"Don't Forget to Remember Me" was recently announced as the next single. [4]

Personal life

As of November 2005, Carrie Underwood is currently dating Northeastern State University student Chad Eagleton. Pictures of the two of them surfaced when Chad Eagelton posted pictures of him and Carrie at the Maxim after party on his Facebook account. During American Idol she dated Drake Clark, also from Northeastern State University. Carrie Underwood and Drake Clark agreed to break it off since the two were not spending enough time together.

She is a big sports fan. Her favorite sports teams are the Boston Red Sox, Dallas Cowboys, and Los Angeles Lakers.

List of Underwood's performances on American Idol

Auditions and pre-performance rounds

  • St. Louis Auditions - "I Can't Make You Love Me" (Original Artist: Bonnie Raitt)
  • Hollywood 1 - "Young Hearts (Run Free)" (O.A.: Candi Staton)"
  • Hollywood 2 - "Independence Day" (O.A.: Martina McBride)

Live performances

  • Semi-Final Performance 1 (Women Top 12) - "Could've Been" (O.A.: Tiffany)
  • Semi-Final Performance 2 (Women Top 10) - "Piece of My Heart" (O.A.: Faith Hill's version of Janis Joplin's classic)
  • Semi-Final Performance 3 (Women Top 8) - "Because You Love Me" (O.A.: Jo Dee Messina)
  • Finals Top 12 Performance (Songs of the 60's) - "When Will I Be Loved" (O.A.: The Everly Brothers)
  • Finals Top 11 Performance (Billboard #1's) - "Alone" (O.A.: Heart)
  • Finals Top 10 Performance (Songs of the 90's) - "Independence Day" (O.A.: Martina McBride)
  • Finals Top 9 Performance (Broadway Musicals) - "Hello Young Lovers" (O.A.: Johnny Mathis)
  • Finals Top 8 Performance (Songs from Contestants' Birthyear) - "Love Is a Battlefield" (O.A.: Pat Benatar)
  • Finals Top 7 Performance (70's Dance Music) - "MacArthur Park" (O.A.: Donna Summer's version of Richard Harris' hit)
  • Finals Top 6 Performance (Songs of the 21st Century) - "When God Fearin' Women Get the Blues" (O.A.: Martina McBride)
  • Finals Top 5 Performance 1 (Leiber and Stoller Songs) - "Trouble" (O.A.: Elvis Presley)
  • Finals Top 5 Performance 2 (Billboard top 40) - "Bless the Broken Road" (O.A.: Rascal Flatts' version of Marcus Hummon's "Bless the Broken Road")
  • Finals Top 4 Performance 1 (Nashville Songs) - "Sin Wagon" (O.A.: The Dixie Chicks)
  • Finals Top 4 Performance 2 (Gamble and Huff Songs) - "If You Don't Know Me by Now" (O.A.: Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes)
  • Finals Top 3 Performance 1 (Clive Davis' choice) - "Crying" (O.A.: Roy Orbison)
  • Finals Top 3 Performance 2 (Performer's choice) - "Making Love out of Nothing at All" (O.A.: Air Supply)
  • Finals Top 3 Performance 3 (Judges' choice) - "Man! I Feel Like a Woman!" (O.A.: Shania Twain)
  • Finals Top 2 Performance 1 (new song written for AI) - "Inside Your Heaven"
  • Finals Top 2 Performance 2 (favorite from season) - "Independence Day" (O.A.: Martina McBride)
  • Finals Top 2 Performance 3 (song originally written for Australian Idol) - "Angels Brought Me Here" (O.A.: Guy Sebastian)
  • Final Results Show (duet with Bo Bice) - "Up Where We Belong" (O.A.: Jennifer Warnes and Joe Cocker)
  • Final Results Show (performance with Rascal Flatts) - "Bless the Broken Road"
  • Final Results Show (post-win performance of first single) - "Inside Your Heaven"

Discography

Albums

Singles

Awards

2005 Billboard Music Awards

  • Top-Selling Hot 100 Song of the Year: "Inside Your Heaven/Independence Day," Carrie Underwood (Won)
  • Country Single Sales Artist of the Year: Carrie Underwood (Won)
  • Top-Selling Country Single of the Year: "Inside Your Heaven/Independence Day," Carrie Underwood (Won)

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2005 Billboard Music Awards. †Denotes wild-card team (since 1995).. Her favorite sports teams are the Boston Red Sox, Dallas Cowboys, and Los Angeles Lakers. Prior to 1924, the pattern generally had been to alternate, or to make other arrangements convenient to both clubs. She is a big sports fan. In 1925, Brooklyn owner Charles Ebbets convinced owners to adopt the current 2-3-2 system of scheduling World Series games (one team would host the first two games, the other team would host the next three, and the first team would host the last two if necessary; the leagues alternated which representative would host the first games), already used in the 1924 Series, as a permanent rule. Carrie Underwood and Drake Clark agreed to break it off since the two were not spending enough time together. The list of post-season rules evolved over time.

During American Idol she dated Drake Clark, also from Northeastern State University. Most importantly, the now-official (and compulsory) World's Series match was to be operated strictly by the National Commission itself, not on the whims of individual teams. Pictures of the two of them surfaced when Chad Eagelton posted pictures of him and Carrie at the Maxim after party on his Facebook account. Receipts for later games were split among the two teams and the National Commission, the governing body for the sport, which was able to cover much of its annual operating expenses from World Series revenue. As of November 2005, Carrie Underwood is currently dating Northeastern State University student Chad Eagleton. This was to discourage teams from throwing early games in order to prolong the series and make more money. [4]. One rule was that player shares would come from gate receipts from the first four games only.

"Don't Forget to Remember Me" was recently announced as the next single. During the winter of 1904/05, however, feeling the sting of press criticism, Brush saw the light and proposed what came to be known as the "Brush Rules", under which the series would be played over subsequent years. On January 9th 2006, Some Hearts was certified Double Platinum by the RIAA with shipments of over 2 million units, making it the fastest-selling debut country album in the history of Nielsen SoundScan.[3]. Brush also cited the lack of rules under which the games would be played and how the money would be split. In December 2005, Underwood was named "Oklahoman of the Year" by Oklahoma Today magazine. Boston won on the last day of the season, but Brush stuck to his original decision. The large first week sales of Some Hearts made it #1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and the biggest debut of any country artist since the advent of the SoundScan system in 1990. At the time of the announcement, their new cross-town rivals, the Highlanders, were leading the AL.

When the week's sales figures were tabulated, Some Hearts entered the Billboard 200 chart with 315,000 copies sold. Brush, refused to allow his team to play, citing the "inferiority" of the upstart American League. [2] On that same day, she presented an award and performed "Jesus, Take The Wheel" at the 39th Country Music Association awards in New York City. The Giants' owner, John T. Her initial album release, entitled Some Hearts, hit store shelves on November 15, 2005. The 1904 Series would have been between the AL's Boston Americans and the NL's New York Giants. The single also debuted at #48 on the Billboard Hot 100 where it currently sits at #26 after reaching a peak at #25. It had been arranged well in advance by the owners of the respective teams, as both were league leaders by large margins.

It is currently ranked at #1 in its thirteenth week on that chart. One of these series at the end of 1903 was a meeting between the two pennant winners and is known as the 1903 World Series. It received so much airplay that it debuted at #39 on the Billboard Country Chart in its first week, setting a record. These series were arranged by the individual teams, not by the leagues directly, the same as the 1880s World's Series matches had been. Underwood's second single, "Jesus, Take The Wheel" was made available for radio airplay on October 18, 2005. After two years of bitter competition and player raiding, the National and American Leagues made peace and, as part of the accord, several pairs of teams squared off for interleague exhibition games after the 1903 regular season. Underwood is also the latest spokesperson for Skechers shoes, following in the footsteps of Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera. National League - American League.

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Underwood performed a well-received "The Star Spangled Banner" before Game 4 of the 2005 NBA Finals at the Palace of Auburn Hills in Michigan. National Association of Professional Baseball Players. [1] The B-side is "Independence Day", a cover of the Martina McBride hit. National Association of Baseball Players (Amateur -> Professional). Underwood's version was shunned by country radio reaching a peak of #59 on the country charts. The following are teams that played an earlier version of the "World's Championship Series" or otherwise claimed the national championship "Pennant". The single debuted at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, with first-week sales of 170,000 copies, and briefly stopped Mariah Carey's run at #1 with "We Belong Together." One week later, runner-up, Bo Bice, released his version of the song, which debuted at #2. World Series Cricket was a short-lived but influential cricket competition.

As part of her title, Underwood gained a recording contract with Arista Records; her first single, "Inside Your Heaven", was released on June 14, 2005. The term World Series has since been appropriated by other championships, such as the College World Series, the Little League World Series, the World Series of Golf, the World Series of Poker, the World Series of Birding and the World Series of Martial Arts. During the season, Constantine Maroulis tried to flirt with her but she refused to go out with him. Commissioner Bud Selig, among others, has high hopes that this tournament could be as big as soccer's World Cup. On her last song of the night in the final two, Carrie's spectacular performance of "Angels Brought Me Here" had Simon saying, "I think you've done enough to win the competition." On May 25, 2005, she became the fourth winner of American Idol, beating Southern rocker Bo Bice, and she joins Kelly Clarkson and Clay Aiken as the only contestants who have never been one of the "bottom three" singers during any week's results. Many of the major baseball playing nations have committed to participating (the United States, Dominican Republic, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, etc.). I will make a prediction, not only will you win this competition, but you will sell more records than any other previous 'Idol' winner." Cowell went on to say on the March 30 show that she has the "it factor" that will make her a star. Teams will be split into four groups of four and play a round robin schedule, with the top two teams from each group advancing to the next round.

On the March 22 show, after a performance of Heart's "Alone", Simon Cowell said, "Carrie, you're not just the girl to beat, you're the person to beat. The tournament will be held in sites around North America, Central America, and Asia. After singing Martina McBride's "Independence Day" Simon Cowell said he couldn't believe no one has discovered her yet. Many major leaguers have expressed interest in playing in such a competition, including Miguel Tejada of the Baltimore Orioles (Dominican Republic), Dontrelle Willis of the Florida Marlins (United States), Carlos Lee of the Milwaukee Brewers (Panama), and Andruw Jones of the Atlanta Braves (from the Dutch island of Curaçao). She can also play piano and yodel, the latter of which was demonstrated on the Tonight Show the night after she won. In light of the International Olympic Committee recently voting baseball out of the Summer Games as a medal sport, this competition hopes to prove to the IOC that baseball is truly an international game. On the April 20 elimination show, Underwood demonstrated her ability to play the guitar. It will be the first international baseball competition to feature Major League players.

Underwood's musical influences include pop, but are predominantly country; she stated during Idol auditions that her favorite singer is Martina McBride. Recently, Major League Baseball officially revealed its plans for the World Baseball Classic, to be held in March 2006. She also competed in numerous beauty pageants at the university and was selected as Miss NSU runner-up in 2004. According to the IBAF chairman, such a move would do more for popularizing baseball around the world than any amount of money spent by the MLB for its current worldwide marketing. Underwood attended Northeastern State University, where she majored in mass communication and is a member of Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority. The International Baseball Federation (IBAF) has lobbied MLB to suspend play during the Summer Olympics, so that MLB players could compete for their respective national teams, and has agreed to shorten the Olympic tournament if MLB agrees to freeing its players. Underwood graduated from Checotah High School in 2001 as salutatorian. At the 2004 Summer Olympics the United States was not represented at all, since its team of minor league players did not survive the qualifying rounds.

At the age of 13, her manager at the time tried to get a recording contract at Capitol Records, but due to management changes at Capitol it never materialized. The United States sends a team of minor league players to the Summer Olympics, as it takes place during the regular Major League season. Carrie Underwood was born in Muskogee, Oklahoma and raised in a farm in Checotah, Oklahoma. Baseball tournaments between international teams do occur, notably at the world championships and at the Olympic Games. . In deference to any controversy, more and more the term "World Series Championship" is being used, the subtlety being that it is merely a title and not a political statement. Carrie Marie Underwood (born March 10, 1983) is an American country singer who rose to fame as the winner of the fourth season of American Idol. Pappas' web page on the subject.).

Top-Selling Country Single of the Year: "Inside Your Heaven/Independence Day," Carrie Underwood (Won). (For details, see Mr. Country Single Sales Artist of the Year: Carrie Underwood (Won). Furthermore, investigation of the New York World for the relevant years revealed no evidence of the supposed sponsorship. Top-Selling Hot 100 Song of the Year: "Inside Your Heaven/Independence Day," Carrie Underwood (Won). Baseball researcher Doug Pappas refutes that claim, demonstrating a linear progression from the phrase "World's Championship Series" (used to describe the 1903 series as well as some of the 19th-century postseason series) to "World's Series" (a term first used in the 1880s and which persisted for decades) to "World Series". Final Results Show (post-win performance of first single) - "Inside Your Heaven". A persistent myth is that the "World" in "World Series" came about because the New York World newspaper sponsored it.

Final Results Show (performance with Rascal Flatts) - "Bless the Broken Road". Attempts to pit the North American champions against champions in the Japanese or Latin American leagues in a truly meaningful way have, so far, not succeeded. Final Results Show (duet with Bo Bice) - "Up Where We Belong" (O.A.: Jennifer Warnes and Joe Cocker). Sometimes the Japanese have gained the upper hand in those series; but since they are only exhibitions, their results cannot be regarded as conclusive. Finals Top 2 Performance 3 (song originally written for Australian Idol) - "Angels Brought Me Here" (O.A.: Guy Sebastian). The World Series winners have occasionally played winter exhibition series against the best players of other leagues around the world, such as Japan. Finals Top 2 Performance 2 (favorite from season) - "Independence Day" (O.A.: Martina McBride). Moreover, virtually all of the best international players — from the Pacific Rim, Latin America, the Caribbean, and elsewhere — play on Major League rosters, with the notable exception of Cuban nationals.

Finals Top 2 Performance 1 (new song written for AI) - "Inside Your Heaven". While some would contend that there is no reason to believe that the World Series winner is a significantly better team than any club team outside Major League Baseball, no challenges have been made by other leagues. Finals Top 3 Performance 3 (Judges' choice) - "Man! I Feel Like a Woman!" (O.A.: Shania Twain). At the time the term was first used, baseball at the major league level was only played in the United States. Finals Top 3 Performance 2 (Performer's choice) - "Making Love out of Nothing at All" (O.A.: Air Supply). The "World" appellation has stuck despite the fact that only teams in the two major leagues, which happen to cover only the United States and Canada, actually participate. Finals Top 3 Performance 1 (Clive Davis' choice) - "Crying" (O.A.: Roy Orbison). That rule has been in place from the beginning, to keep the games "honest".

Finals Top 4 Performance 2 (Gamble and Huff Songs) - "If You Don't Know Me by Now" (O.A.: Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes). The shares for the actual participants are limited to the gate receipts of the minimum number of games necessary to play the series. Finals Top 4 Performance 1 (Nashville Songs) - "Sin Wagon" (O.A.: The Dixie Chicks). Prior to 1969, teams finishing in the first division, or top half of the leagues' standings, received such shares; today, only the teams finishing in second place in their division but not earning a wild card receive them, because there are more divisions with each having fewer teams. Finals Top 5 Performance 2 (Billboard top 40) - "Bless the Broken Road" (O.A.: Rascal Flatts' version of Marcus Hummon's "Bless the Broken Road"). A portion of the gate receipts from the World Series — and, from 1969 onward, the other rounds of postseason play preceding it — is used to fund a Players' Pool, from which descending shares are distributed to the World Series winner, the World Series loser, all the other teams qualifying for the playoffs which did not reach the World Series, and certain other teams which did not qualify for the playoffs, the criteria for the latter changing at various times. Finals Top 5 Performance 1 (Leiber and Stoller Songs) - "Trouble" (O.A.: Elvis Presley). The designated hitter was not used at all prior to the 1975 Series, although the DH rule had been adopted by the AL in 1973.

Finals Top 6 Performance (Songs of the 21st Century) - "When God Fearin' Women Get the Blues" (O.A.: Martina McBride). From 1975 through 1985, the designated hitter was used for all games in even-numbered years, and was not used in any games in odd-numbered years. Finals Top 7 Performance (70's Dance Music) - "MacArthur Park" (O.A.: Donna Summer's version of Richard Harris' hit). In a National League ballpark, both team's pitchers must hit. Finals Top 8 Performance (Songs from Contestants' Birthyear) - "Love Is a Battlefield" (O.A.: Pat Benatar). In an American League ballpark, both teams use a designated hitter to hit for the pitcher. Finals Top 9 Performance (Broadway Musicals) - "Hello Young Lovers" (O.A.: Johnny Mathis). Since 1986, the designated hitter rule has been applied based on the rules normally in effect at the home ballpark.

Finals Top 10 Performance (Songs of the 90's) - "Independence Day" (O.A.: Martina McBride). Starting with the 2003 World Series, the league that wins the mid-season All-Star Game has been awarded home-field advantage. Finals Top 11 Performance (Billboard #1's) - "Alone" (O.A.: Heart). Until 2003, the team given the home-field advantage was switched every year between the American League and the National League. Finals Top 12 Performance (Songs of the 60's) - "When Will I Be Loved" (O.A.: The Everly Brothers). That has been the pattern since 1924, with the exception of World War II, when travel restrictions were in place. Semi-Final Performance 3 (Women Top 8) - "Because You Love Me" (O.A.: Jo Dee Messina). The first two games of the series are played in the home ballpark of the team awarded home-field advantage; the next three are in the other team's ballpark, and the final two, if necessary, are back in the first team's ballpark.

Semi-Final Performance 2 (Women Top 10) - "Piece of My Heart" (O.A.: Faith Hill's version of Janis Joplin's classic). . Semi-Final Performance 1 (Women Top 12) - "Could've Been" (O.A.: Tiffany). The Chicago Cubs have gone the longest between titles, having last won the World Series in 1908. Hollywood 2 - "Independence Day" (O.A.: Martina McBride). Of those eight teams, only three have appeared in the Series: Milwaukee, San Diego, and Houston. Hollywood 1 - "Young Hearts (Run Free)" (O.A.: Candi Staton)". Eight teams, all established since 1961, have never won a World Series title: the Texas Rangers, Houston Astros, San Diego Padres, Washington Nationals, Milwaukee Brewers, Seattle Mariners, Colorado Rockies, and Tampa Bay Devil Rays.

Louis Auditions - "I Can't Make You Love Me" (Original Artist: Bonnie Raitt). The New York Yankees have the most World Series titles, with 26 championships through the 2005 season. St. The modern World Series has been an annual event since 1903, with the exceptions of 1904 and 1994. Baseball has employed various championship formulas since the 1850s. The Series winner is determined through a best-of-seven playoff (except in 1903, 1919, 1920 and 1921 when the winner was determined through a best-of-nine playoff) and is awarded the World Series Trophy, as well as World Series rings.

It is played between the pennant winner of the American League and the pennant winner of the National League. The World Series is the championship series of Major League Baseball in the United States and Canada, the culmination of the sport's postseason each October. Glory Fades Away: The Nineteenth Century World Series Rediscovered, Jerry Lansch, 1991. Baseball Almanac: World Series.

Sporting News: History of the World Series. World Series.com - official website. Darold Knowles is the only pitcher to appear in every game of a seven-game World Series (1973). Bobby Richardson is the only player from a losing team to win a Series MVP award (1960).

Reggie Jackson is the only other player to accomplish the feat (1977). Babe Ruth twice hit three home runs in one Series game (1926 and 1928). The 1976 World Series was the first Series to use the designated hitter rule. The 1971 World Series featured the first Series game scheduled under lights.

The 1970 World Series featured the first Series game on artificial turf. The 1949 World Series featured the first Series game finished under lights. The 1908 World Series holds the record for poorest attendance including the record-low 6,210 in the finale. Amazingly, that has not happened since.

The 1906 World Series featured two franchises that had never appeared in the World Series. At 82-79 (.503), the 1973 New York Mets had the lowest winning percentage of any World Series team. From 1978 to 1987, no franchise won the World Series twice, the longest such streak. From 1949 to 1966, every Series involved the Yankees, Dodgers and/or Giants.

From 1949 to 1956, every Series game was won by a team from New York City. The 1921-1922 Giants and 1975-1976 Reds are the only National League teams to win two straight World Series. The Oakland Athletics' three consecutive World Series victories from 1972 to 1974 are the most for any non-Yankees franchise. The New York Giants' four consecutive World Series appearances from 1921 to 1924 are the most for any non-Yankees franchise.

The New York Yankees have won two or more championships in seven different decades - 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s and 1990s. 2005 - Chicago White Sox broke their curse winning for the first time since 1917. 2004 - Boston Red Sox broke their curse winning for the first time since 1918. 1994 - World Series cancelled due to strike.

1993 - Toronto Blue Jays won on a Game 6 walk-off home run by Joe Carter. 1989 - Series interrupted by the Loma Prieta earthquake. 1988 - Los Angeles Dodgers propelled to victory by Kirk Gibson's shocking Game 1 walk-off home run. 1986 - New York Mets' elimination averted in Game 6 with the assistance of Bill Buckner's infamous error.

1985 - Kansas City Royals' elimination averted in Game 6 with the assistance of an umpire's blown call. 1980 - Philadelphia Phillies won their first championship after nearly a century in existence. 1977 - New York Yankees won on Reggie Jackson's Game 6 heroics. 1976 - Cincinnati Reds swept entire postseason.

1975 - Boston Red Sox' Carlton Fisk's riveting Game 6 walk-off home run was not enough to break their curse. 1962 - New York Yankees won a Series decided by Willie McCovey's line drive. 1960 - Pittsburgh Pirates won on Bill Mazeroski's Game 7 walk-off home run (the only Game 7 walk-off home run). 1956 - New York Yankees' championship included Don Larsen pitching the only postseason perfect game.

1954 - New York Giants won championship after Willie Mays made The Catch. Louis Cardinals won on Enos Slaughter's mad dash in Game 7. 1946 - St. 1932 - New York Yankees dominated behind Babe Ruth's Called Shot.

1923 - New York Yankees won their first championship. 1920 - Cleveland Indians' victory was punctuated by Bill Wambsganss who turned the only postseason unassisted triple play. 1919 - Cincinnati Reds' championship was tainted by the Black Sox scandal. 1908 - Chicago Cubs won their last championship to date.

1905 - New York Giants' Christy Mathewson became the first World Series hero after pitching three complete game shutouts. 1902 Pittsburgh Pirates NL, Philadelphia Athletics AL - no Series. 1901 Pittsburgh Pirates NL, Chicago White Sox AL - no Series. 1900 Brooklyn Superbas win 4, Pittsburgh Pirates win 1 - Chronicle-Telegraph Cup Series.

1899 Brooklyn Superbas - no Series. 1898 Boston Beaneaters - no Series. 1897 Baltimore Orioles win 4, Boston Beaneaters win 1 - Temple Cup Series. 1896 Baltimore Orioles win 4, Cleveland Spiders win 0 - Temple Cup Series.

1895 Cleveland Spiders win 4, Baltimore Orioles win 1 - Temple Cup Series. 1894 New York Giants win 4, Baltimore Orioles win 0 - Temple Cup Series. 1893 Boston Beaneaters - no Series. 1892 Boston Beaneaters win 5, Cleveland Spiders win 0 - split-season championship.

1891 Boston Beaneaters NL, Boston Reds AA - NL instructs Beaneaters not to play Series as leagues discuss restructuring. 1890 Brooklyn Bridegrooms NL, Louisville Colonels AA - each win 3, no resolution. 1889 New York Giants NL win 6, Brooklyn Bridegrooms AA win 3. Louis Browns AA win 2.

1888 New York Giants NL win 6, St. Louis Browns AA win 5. 1887 Detroit Wolverines NL win 10, St. Louis Browns AA win 4, Chicago White Stockings NL win 2.

1886 St. Louis Browns AA - 6 game Series, ends in dispute. 1885 Chicago White Stockings NL, St. 1884 Providence Grays NL, Metropolitan [New York] AA - 3 game series, Providence wins all 3, 60-game winner Old Hoss Radbourn pitches every inning.

1883 Boston Beaneaters NL, Philadelphia AA - Philadelphia cancels scheduled Series after losing "City Series" to Phillies. 1882 Chicago White Stockings NL, Cincinnati Reds AA - 2 game Series, each club wins 1. 1881 Chicago White Stockings. 1880 Chicago White Stockings.

1879 Providence Grays. 1878 Boston Red Caps. 1877 Boston Red Caps. 1876 Chicago White Stockings.

1875 Boston Red Stockings. 1874 Boston Red Stockings. 1873 Boston Red Stockings. 1872 Boston Red Stockings.

1871 Philadelphia Athletics. 1870 Chicago White Stockings. 1869 Brooklyn Atlantics. 1868 New York Mutuals.

1867 Morrisania Unions. 1866 Brooklyn Atlantics. 1865 Brooklyn Atlantics. 1864 Brooklyn Atlantics.

1863 Brooklyn Eckfords. 1862 Brooklyn Eckfords. 1861 Brooklyn Atlantics. 1860 Brooklyn Atlantics.

1859 Brooklyn Atlantics. 1858 New York Mutuals. 1857 Brooklyn Atlantics.

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