Three of the biggest World Series Upsets in MLB history

The All-Star break is fast approaching in the MLB and competition is heating up as teams head further into the summer. It is never too early to guess about the upcoming World Series, who will be in it, and are there any teams that may make a dramatic late-season push.

There are some cases where teams looked outmatched heading into the first game, but there are teams that pulled off some of the biggest upsets in MLB history.

We examine three of the biggest upsets in the World Series.

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Pittsburgh Pirates defeat New York Yankees 1960

The Yankees featured the best names in baseball— Whitey Ford, Yogi Berra, Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle. The Bronx Bombers finished the season 97-57 for the best record. This fall classic was the Yankees fifth in six years, and New York won two of those titles.

While Pittsburgh featured Roberto Clemente and Bill Mazeroski, the team failed to stand out against the almost larger-than-life Yankees.

No one much gave Pittsburgh a chance in this series, but the Pirates managed to force a game seven.

This series gave fans one of the most notorious moments in baseball as Mazeroski belted a walk-off homer that made it 10-9. This remains the only game seven walk-off home run.

Florida Marlins defeat New York Yankees 2003

This marked the Yankees fifth World Series appearance in the last six years. New York finished an incredible 101-61 in 2003. The starting rotation for NYC included, Roger Clemens, Andy Pettitte, David Wells, and Mike Mussina. The Yankees won the ALCS in dramatic fashion thanks to Aaron Boone.

All the momentum pointed toward the Bronx Bombers.

Then the Florida Marlins, at one point were 19-29, and won as the Wild Card, managed to get in the fall classic.

It was a case of rags versus riches, or David versus Goliath. The Yankees sported the highest payroll and most success. The Marlins recorded one of the lowest payrolls that year, and with the exception of a World Series in 1997, rarely made it to the postseason.

Behind great pitching from the likes of Josh Beckett, Brad Penny and Carl Pavano, the Marlins won in six games to stun the Yankees and the world.

New York Mets defeat Baltimore Orioles 1969

Since coming into the league in 1962, the New York Mets gave fans little to believe in. New York never eclipsed 73 wins in any season to that point.

With an 18-23 record at one point, the Mets seemed far from champions, but a remarkable 82-39 run helped New York finish 100-62.

Baltimore on the other hand posted a 109-53 record, and possessed four pitchers that won more than 10 games.

Jim Palmer, Mike Cuellar, Dave McNally and Tom Phoebus combined for a 73-29 record. The worst ERA of the four was a 3.52.

This series win is fondly remembered as the Miracle Mets. It is easily the biggest upset in World Series history.