It's been a while since the Kansas City Royals and Baltimore Orioles last appeared in the American League Championship Series.
The MLB Instagram account posted pictures of previous stars for each team celebrating when it last went to the ALCS.
On the left is baseball's "Iron Man," Cal Ripken Jr., who appeared in 2,632 straight games over the course of 16 seasons. In 1997, the 36-year-old manned third base for an Orioles team that lost to the Cleveland Indians in the ALCS, 4-2.
Third baseman George Brett is pictured on the right from 1985, the year that the Royals won their only World Series in franchise history. For the next 29 seasons, they'd miss the playoffs entirely, before snapping that streak in triumphant fashion in 2014.
As you can see, it's been a while since both teams have enjoyed playing this deep into October. Better yet, one will soon be playing in the World Series against either the San Francisco Giants or St. Louis Cardinals.