10/22/08 8:08 PM ET
Dome as home equals Series success
Teams that play under roof have won four Fall Classics
By Tom Singer / MLB.com
Dome is where the heart is
|Year||Dome Team||Opponent||Indoors||Series Outcome|
|1993||Blue Jays||Phillies||Blue Jays, 2-1||Blue Jays, 4-2|
|1992||Blue Jays||Braves||Blue Jays, 2-1||Blue Jays, 4-2|
|1991||Twins||Braves||Twins, 4-0||Twins, 4-3|
|1987||Twins||Cardinals||Twins, 4-0||Twins, 4-3|
Equally extraordinary has been the extent of their home-field dominance. Entering Wednesday night's Game 1 at Tropicana Field, domed teams have a record of 12-2 in home World Series games.
Their caveat: They have gone a poor 4-8 when the venue switched to the outdoor home of their opponent.
The Twins of both 1987 and '91 captured their titles with extremes, winning all their home games while losing all their road games.
Wednesday's game marked the first World Series game to be played on artificial turf since October 23, 1993, at what was then called SkyDome in Toronto, when the Blue Jays defeated the Phillies, 8-6, in Game 6 to win the World Series on a home run by Joe Carter, Philadelphia's last appearance in the Fall Classic.
Tom Singer is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.