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October twice as exciting in SoCal

October twice as exciting in SoCal

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For the third time in six seasons, the Angels and Dodgers are in the postseason together, making Los Angeles the hottest two-team city in baseball when it comes to playing in October.

Whether that translates to a true Freeway Series for the first time remains to be seen, but L.A. is now right alongside the Bay Area and New York in dual postseason appearances since the Wild Card entered play in 1995.

Postseason matchups

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Postseason information

With back-to-back years for the L.A. teams following the first Angels-Dodgers postseason in 2004, that combo has matched Yankees-Mets ('99, '00, '06) and A's-Giants ('00, '02, '03) for the most one-market double-dips since the two-tiered league playoffs began, with three.

The Bay Area rules overall since divisional play began in 1969, with the A's-Giants rivalry the only one to appear five times together in the same postseason. That includes 1971 and the 1989 World Series, which was interrupted by the Loma Prieta earthquake.

Last year, Chicago saw both its teams reach the postseason for the first time since the 1906 World Series, won by the White Sox. The Cubs lost to the Dodgers and the White Sox lost to the Rays in their respective Division Series matchups a year ago, and neither reached the playoffs this time.

Twice the October excitement
This chart details all playoff seasons for the four cities or regions that currently have two Major League franchises.
Yr
White Sox
Cubs
Yr
Angels
Dodgers
Yr
Yankees
Mets
Yr
A's
Giants
2009
2009
ALDS
NLDS
2009
ALDS
2009
2008
ALDS
NLDS
2008
ALDS
NLDS
2008
2008
2007
NLDS
2007
ALDS
2007
ALDS
2007
2006
2006
NLDS
2006
ALDS
NLCS
2006
ALCS
2005
Won WS
2005
ALCS
2005
ALDS
2005
2004
2004
ALDS
NLDS
2004
ALCS
2004
2003
NLCS
2003
2003
Lost WS
2003
ALDS
NLDS
2002
2002
Won WS
2002
ALDS
2002
ALDS
Lost WS
2001
2001
2001
Lost WS
2001
ALDS
2000
ALDS
2000
2000
Won WS
Lost WS
2000
ALDS
NLDS
1999
1999
1999
Won WS
NLCS
1999
1998
NLDS
1998
1998
Won WS
1998
1997
1997
1997
ALDS
1997
NLDS
1996
1996
NLDS
1996
Won WS
1996
1995
1995
NLDS
1995
ALDS
1995
1994
1994
1994
1994
1993
ALCS
1993
1993
1993
1992
1992
1992
1992
ALCS
1991
1991
1991
1991
1990
1990
1990
1990
Lost WS
1989
NLCS
1989
1989
1989
Won WS
Lost WS
1988
1988
Won WS
1988
NLCS
1988
Lost WS
1987
1987
1987
1987
NLCS
1986
1986
ALCS
1986
Won WS
1986
1985
1985
NLCS
1985
1985
1984
NLCS
1984
1984
1984
1983
ALCS
1983
NLCS
1983
1983
1982
1982
ALCS
1982
1982
1981
1981
Won WS
1981
Lost WS
1981
ALCS
1980
1980
1980
ALCS
1980
1979
1979
ALCS
1979
1979
1978
1978
Lost WS
1978
Won WS
1978
1977
1977
Lost WS
1977
Won WS
1977
1976
1976
1976
Lost WS
1976
1975
1975
1975
1975
ALCS
1974
1974
Lost WS
1974
1974
Won WS
1973
1973
1973
Lost WS
1973
Won WS
1972
1972
1972
1972
Won WS
1971
1971
1971
1971
ALCS
NLCS
1970
1970
1970
1970
1969
1969
1969
Won WS
1969
1968
1968
1968
1968
A's to OAK
1967
1967
1967
1966
1966
Lost WS
1966
1965
1965
Won WS
1965
1964
1964
1964
Lost WS
1963
1963
Won WS
1963
Lost WS
1962
1962
1962
Won WS
Mets debut
1961
1961
Angels debut
1960
1959
Lost WS
1958
1957
1956
1955
1954
1953
1952
1951
1950
1949
1948
1947
1946
1945
Lost WS
1944
1943
1942
1941
1940
1939
1938
Lost WS
1937
1936
1935
Lost WS
1934
1933
1932
Lost WS
1931
1930
1929
Lost WS
1928
1927
1926
1925
1924
1923
1922
1921
1920
1919
Lost WS
1918
Lost WS
1917
Won WS
1916
1915
1914
1913
1912
1911
1910
Lost WS
1909
1908
Won WS
1907
Won WS
1906
Won WS
Lost WS
1905
1904
1903
1902
1901
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