What stops World Series champions from repeating? Alex Cora tries to explain

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What stops World Series champions from repeating? Alex Cora tries to explain
What stops World Series champions from repeating? Alex Cora tries to explain

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — For a second, it looked like Mike Piazza had tied the game with a home run off Mariano Rivera. But Bernie Williams caught the ball in center field, a step away from the warning track at Shea Stadium. The final out of the 2000 World Series gave the Yankees their third consecutive championship. Rivera turns 50 later this year; Piazza is 51; Shea Stadium is a parking lot and no team has repeated as World Series champions since. The Red Sox became the latest of 19 consecutive teams who couldn't figure out how to do it again when they were officially eliminated Friday. The NFL, NBA, NHL, and Premier League have all had repeat champions during that time. The same is true for

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