1985: The Cardinals and the Royals meet in an all-Missouri matchup, and it’s the I-70 World Series.
1989: The Giants and Athletics endure an earthquake to play in the Bay Bridge Series.
2000: The Bronx Bombers rumble with the Metropolitans of Queens in an all-NYC Subway Series.
This is 2009, Yankees versus Phillies, and there’s only one possible name for it: The Jersey Turnpike World Series!
It’s time the Garden State gets its due with a World Series of its own. New Jersey connects Manhattan’s George Washington Bridge in the north to Philadelphia’s Ben Franklin Bridge in the south. In between, millions of baseball fans from area codes 201, 609, 732, 908, 973, et al. are passionate the Yankees, Phillies or (rarely) both. From the Delaware Water Gap to Cape May, the people of New Jersey will be watching these games intently.
So come on, America. Recognize this series for what it is: A celebration of New Jersey!