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20 Must-Know Facts, Stats of the 2013 World Series
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The stats tell us why Trevor Rosenthal and Yadier Molina both match up well against the Boston Red Sox.

Entering the 2013 World Series, the Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals haven't faced one another under meaningful circumstances in more than five years.

Thankfully, this is an age of specific, advanced statistics and look-it-up-instantly search engines and databases. We can overcome their lack of direct interaction and compile tons of fascinating information relating these two pennant winners.

You'll find the best of it presented in the following slides as we set the scene for Wednesday night's much-anticipated opener.

 

*Stats provided by Baseball-Reference.com unless otherwise noted.

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