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Believe it or not, before the New York Yankees were the team to beat in the postseason, the role was filled by the old New York Giants.
The New York Giants competed in many of the early World Series—1905, 1911, 1912, 1913 and 1917.
Things changed in the 1920s, however, when the Giants were forced to play their crosstown rivals, the Yankees, three years in a row. And while legendary manager John McGraw led the Giants to victories in 1921 and 1922, the star-studded Yankees were finally victorious in 1923.
In subsequent years, the Yankees beat the Giants in the Fall Classic numerous times—1936, 1937, 1951 and 1962 after the Giants had moved to San Francisco.
Though the Yankees have not met the Giants at the World Series in 50 years, the history is still there.
Should these two teams meet, the matchup would peak fans' interest from sea to shining sea.