American & National League Championship Series Post Contest Commentary.wmv
The Texas Rangers have defeated the Detroit Tigers and the St. Louis Cardinals have defeated the Milwaukee Brewers, both the American and National League Championship Series concluding within six contests. The Cardinals procure their eighteenth National League Championship, equalizing the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants. St. Louis is the initial Warren C. Giles Trophy receipient with three World Series appearances within eight seasons since the Atlanta Braves 1992-1999. The Rangers are the initial consecutive American League Champion since the New York Yankees 1998-2001. Texas joins the 1969-1970 Baltimore Orioles, the 1975-1976 Yankees, the 1988-1989 Oakland Athletics, and the 1991-1992 Braves as only the fifth franchise within the divisional era with a World Series appearance which succeeds a World Series defeat.