This year’s American League Championship Series (ALCS, 4 wins out of 7), which determines the winner of the Major League Baseball (MLB) American League, is a match between the Texas Rangers (Arlington) and the Houston Astros (Houston), two major league teams based in Texas. no see.
The first game of the ALCS between the two teams will begin at 9 a.m. (Korean time) on the 16th at Minute Maid Park, Houston’s home stadium.먹튀검증
Expressions referring to matches between teams from the same hometown include the ‘Subway Series’ (New York Yankees-Mets) and the ‘Freeway Series’ (Los Angeles Dodgers-Los Angeles Angels).
This match between Texas and Houston is the ‘Lone Star’ series, named after the state flag of Texas.
The Texas flag with a single star is so symbolic that it is known as a ‘lonely star’, but it can also be interpreted as an ‘independent star’ when recalling the war of independence that Texas residents fought against Mexico before incorporating into the United States.
The Texas Rangers call Arlington, an affluent neighborhood in the Dallas and Fort Worth metropolitan areas of northern Texas, their home.
The Houston Astros are based in Houston, the fourth largest city in the United States and a cosmopolitan city in the southeast with a high concentration of diplomatic missions.
Not only are the two teams talented, but even greater attention is focused on the history of the head coach who led the two teams to the ALCS.
The numbers tell the story of the two veteran fighters, and they are nothing short of splendid.
According to MLB.com, Houston manager Dusty Baker and Texas manager Bruce Bochy will be the second manager with 2,000 wins to compete in the postseason.
There are only 12 managers in the big leagues who have won more than 2,000 games.
Coach Baker has won a total of 2,183 games in the regular league during his 26 years as manager until this year, ranking 7th in this category.
After taking the helm again four years after his retirement, Coach Bochy, who completed his 26th season, ranked 10th with 2,093 wins.
The combined number of wins between the two amounts to 4,276.
The first matchup between coaches with 2,000 wins took place in the 2009 National League Division Series.
Manager Tony LaRussa (2,552 wins), who was leading the St. Louis Cardinals at the time, and Joe Torrey (2,246 wins), manager of the Dodgers, created new history.
Coach La Russa retired with his career wins increased to 2,902 (2nd place) and Coach Tory to 2,326 wins (5th place).
Coach Baker and Coach Boc, who are the first and second oldest active major league coaches, are also set to face off against coaches over the age of 68 for the third time in the postseason.
Prior to this, manager La Russa (77 years old) faced manager Baker (72 years old) in the 2021 American League Division Series, and manager Felipe Alou (68 years old) and manager Jack McKeon (72 years old) faced each other in the 2003 National League Division Series. .
Coach Baker, who suffered from the sorrow of being irrelevant, led Houston to the World Series championship last year, setting a new record for the oldest manager or head coach to wear a championship ring in all four major American sports, and will break the record again this year when he toasts the victory.
Coach Bochy, who led the San Diego Padres and San Francisco Giants to the top of the National League, became the seventh manager in history to lead three different teams to the championship series.
Since 1969, when the league championship series system was introduced, there has yet to be a head coach who has led all three teams to the league championship, and Coach Bocch is attempting his first milestone.
If Coach Bochy overcomes Houston in this year’s ALCS, including the pre-1969 era, he will become only the third coach in history to lead three different teams to the World Series.
Coach Bochy is fighting Coach Baker for the second time in fall baseball since he defeated Coach Baker’s Cincinnati Reds with 3 wins, 2 losses, and a reverse sweep in the 2012 National League Division Series when he was in charge of San Francisco.