Yankees vs. Dodgers: An out-of-this-World Series

The premise sounded like so much fun — during the innocent phase, before the pain began: a matchup of all-time Dodgers versus Yankees!

Think greatest World Series ever. Imagine the possibilities. Imagine the matchups, the drama, the personalities, the history.

These are baseball’s greatest World Series rivals. No two teams have met more often in the World Series. If it’s not exactly Lakers-Celtics, it’s close.

“These are two of the historically most significant teams in baseball history,” says NBC sportscaster and baseball author Bob Costas. “They just have extremely rich and textured histories.”

The Dodgers and Yankees have met in the World Series 11 times. The Yankees hold a commanding 8-3 lead, though they’ve split their last six meetings.

So if you’re putting together their all-time teams, what could possibly go wrong?

It’s all that history. Almost too much history.

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