All the major news outlets covered how the Dodgers won the 2020 World Series, but how did it happen after the long wait (since 1988)?
The Los Angeles Dodgers won the 2020 World Series by seizing their opportunity when Blake Snell’s very dominant game outing of six was controversially cut short at Arlington in the Global life field. In the sixth inning, by being on the offensive against the Tampa Bay Rays reliever Nick Anderson, they won 3-1 to lay their claim on the elusive crown to complete their massive domination of the strangest and shortest ever season in the history of the major league of baseball.
Los Angeles Dodger’s top performer Corey Seager who drove the go-ahead run in the sixth run, became just the eight-player to win the league’s most valuable player and the world series’ most valuable player as well.
They had a .717 winning percentage of 43.17, which turns out to be the fifth-highest scored in the modern era despite playing in a 60-game season.
Despite the season being a success, it was marred by a series of challenges that included:
- The Dodgers starting third baseman Justin Turner, just before the eighth inning, was pulled after his test results came out as positive for the COVID-19 virus.
- Randy Arozarena, an outfielder for the Tampa Bay Rays, was quarantined for over a month over the pandemic. But on the positive note, He recovered to become the October hero, much to the surprise of the Rays(This was his first-inning homer, which was in-game week six, and it became his record 10th of the postseason)
Despite all the challenges faced, The Dodgers, eight times winners of the national league and the runners up of the 2017 and 2018 world series, ended up delivering what their fans craved for as they were able to hoist the Commissioner’s Trophy in a generation for the first time.