After a grueling 162-game season, ten teams, five from each league, have ascended over their rivals to advance into the playoffs. With both new faces and storied franchises standing tallest in the major leagues this year, baseball fans are in store for another thrilling October. For the first time in the history of the sport, there will not be a repeat champion for fifteen straight years, as the 2014 victors, the San Francisco Giants, were officially eliminated at the hands of ace Clayton Kershaw on Tuesday night. The Giants were one of many tournament hopefuls who fell just short of the finish line, as the Twins and Angels were eliminated over the weekend. With each team remaining clawing toward the Commissioner’s Trophy, weaknesses will be exposed and a true champion will be crowned, and it all kicks off Oct. 6.
Toronto Blue Jays
New York Mets
With fresh faces abound, another thrilling October is underway. While one of the top three teams in the sport will be sent packing on Wednesday, there is still history to be made. All of these teams will go down in the record books, but only one will have the privilege to stare down at the rest of the playing field for all of time.