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]>> The Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers will face off in the World Series for the first time ever on Tuesday. But that's not the only first for Major League Baseball's championship series. Both teams are led by minority managers. Reuters Sports correspondent Rory Carroll is in Los Angeles.
>> For the first time, two minority managers will meet in the World Series. Red Sox manager Alex Cora hails from Puerto Rico, while Dodgers manager Dave Roberts is the son of an African American father and Japanese mother. Both managers are former players. And incredibly, each played on each of the teams represented in the World Series.
Roberts famously a part of the 2004 Red Sox team that ended the 86-year championship drought.>> The Red Sox led the league in wins this year with 108 games, dominating both their arch-rival New York Yankees, and defending champs, the Houston Astros. The Dodgers are returning to the World Series for the second straight year, after a tough loss to the Astros in seven games last year.
>> A battle between two teams from major marketplaces is great news for Major League Baseball, which has seen attendance and ratings drop in recent years. But for MLB and fans, this series could not have been scripted any better.