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2020 World Series Champion Will Set Crazy MLB Record

Jason Schandl
No matter who wins the 2020 World Series, a crazy MLB record will be set.
No matter who wins the 2020 World Series, a crazy MLB record will be set. / Jerritt Clark/Getty Images

The 2020 MLB postseason is a strange one. Not only did more teams make it than usual, but teams will be quarantined in "bubbles" for each series. As a result, no matter who the final two teams are, the World Series will be played at a neutral site at the new Globe Life Field in Arlington.

That means we are guaranteed to see a new MLB record. This will be the seventh straight World Series champion to not win the title at home — the longest such streak in MLB history (hat-tip tou/VStarfinn on Reddit for the find).

The last team to win a World Series in front of their home crowd was the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in 2013. Since then we have seen six straight champions finish off their wins on the road.

The last time the streak reached six was back in the 1950's, when it happened from 1954 to 1959.

This year's World Series obviously gets a bit of an asterisk on the streak, since no team even has the chance to win at home. There's no debating that this will keep the streak alive, however, and there is of course still a chance that it continues in 2021 as well.

FanDuel Sportsbook currently gives the Los Angeles Dodgers (+250) and New York Yankees (+390) the best odds to win the 2020 World Series.

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