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Opinion | Farah Stockman

Baseball diplomacy

TAIPEI, Taiwan

Ever wonder why the world doesn’t really play in the World Series? Since 1903, when the Pittsburgh Pirates challenged the Boston Americans to a “world championship game,” we have taken it for granted that the best baseball team in America is the best baseball team on the planet.

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