The city of Los Angeles may not be done collecting another major sports title before 2020 ends. A week removed from the Los Angeles Lakers’ coronation as the 2020 NBA champions, the Los Angeles Dodgers secured an MLB World Series berth on Sunday, defeating the Atlanta Braves in seven games in the National League Championship Series.
Per Brad Townsend of the Dallas Morning News, LA will get another shot at claiming the rare NBA/World Series title in one calendar year. Only LA has managed to achieve the feat in 2002 and 1988. It is worth noting that the Angels were situated at Anaheim, which is part of Orange County and LA’s metropolitan area.
LA will bid for the rare NBA/World Series title in the same year. It’s happened twice previously, both times by LA.
Lakers/Angels in 2002. And Lakers/Dodgers in 1988.
Hate to bring this up, but Mavs/Rangers came within one strike, twice, of pulling it off in 2011.
— Brad Townsend (@townbrad) October 19, 2020
Much like its basketball counterpart, the Dodgers are also one of the most distinguished franchises in baseball. All in all, they have won six World Series in 20 total appearances and secured their third berth in the last four years.
The entire city of LA rejoiced after the Dodgers overcame a 3-1 deficit and won the lost three games against the Braves.
The game was at a deadlock several times up until Cody Bellinger stepped up with the thunderous blow in the bottom of the seventh. The pivotal Game 7 had a dramatic finish, with the Dodgers coming out victorious, 4-3.
Even Lakers greats like Magic Johnson and current superstar LeBron James took to social media to congratulate the Dodgers for their amazing accomplishment.
The Dodgers will look to bounce back after dropping its last two World Series in 2017 and 2018. They will take on the Tampa Bay Rays in the finale, with Game 1 scheduled on October 20.