It’s been 86 years since a World Series game was played in Washington. That was Game 5 of the 1933 Series between the original Washington Senators and the New York Giants. The Giants won the game, and the Series, thanks to a home run in the 10th inning by future Hall of Famer Mel Ott.
Ott was a legitimately great player at age 20, much as the Nationals’ Juan Soto was this past year. Soto turns 21 today. If he has the career Ott did, he’ll join Ott in Cooperstown someday. Ott has been nearly forgotten today, 60 years after he died in a car accident, far too young at 49.
Now, back to tonight’s game: The Nationals are surely in a good position to contemplate a sweep of this series. Per this mlb.com article they have a 74.3 percent chance of winning the Series at this point.
But in baseball, you never know. That’s why they play the games.
Here’s all the info you’ll need for tonight’s game.
Game time for World Series Game 3: 7 p.m. CT. TV: Fox. Announcers: Joe Buck, John Smoltz. Ken Rosenthal and Tom Verducci.
Zack Greinke (Astros) vs. Anibal Sanchez (Nationals)
Here is the complete MLB.com Mediacenter for today.
Baseball-reference.com game preview
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