From Ponzi schemes to pennant rings, the New York Mets have returned to the World Series in the wake of six-consecutive losing seasons and budget concerns stemming from ties to that infamous fraudster, the late Bernie Madoff.
Armed with a pitching staff that lights-up radar guns but not the team’s bean counters and a power-hitting trade-deadline acquisition who sparked both the team’s offense and its fanbase, the Mets are amazin’ many with their push to the precipice of a championship. Waiting for them, since last year apparently, are the Kansas City Royals, who are hoping their familiar cast of characters can this year keep the crown that slipped through their fingers a season ago.
And although we’ll have to wait to see who comes out on top, we can certainly get acquainted with the teams and everything else that makes the World Series tick. You see, given that baseball is a game that lends itself to and is in love with statistics, personal finance website WalletHub.com took a closer look at some of the most important facts and figures related to this year’s World Series. You can check them out in the visual report below: