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Subway Series

The Subway Series is a series of Major League Baseball rivalry games played between the two teams based in New York City, the Yankees and the Mets. This applied to the Giants and Dodgers as well, before they moved out of New York City; every historic and current venue for such games has been accessible via the New York City Subway, hence the name of the series. The term's historic usage has been in reference to World Series games played between the city's teams; the New York Yankees have appeared in all Subway Series games as they have been the only American League team based in the city, have compiled an 11–3 all-time series record in the 14 championship Subway Series. Since 1997, the term Subway Series has been applied to interleague play during the regular season between the Yankees and New York City's National League team: the New York Mets; the Mets and Yankees played each other in the 2000 World Series, in which the Yankees won. Although organized games between all-stars from New York teams against all-stars from Brooklyn teams date back to the 1850s, the first actual New York-Brooklyn "World Championship Series" occurred in 1889, a full nine years before Brooklyn was incorporated into the City of New York by the Greater New York Act of 1898, when the New York Giants squared off against the Brooklyn Bridegrooms called the "Trolley Dodgers", of the American Association.

The following season, Brooklyn withdrew from the Association and joined the League, setting the stage for many future intra-city competitions. Some might argue that the 1889 Series would qualify as a "Trolley Series", but would not qualify as a Subway Series since New York's subway did not open until 1904; the 1906 World Series between the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago White Sox is loosely referred to as a Subway Series, though the term Crosstown Series is more used. The term is inaccurate, since Chicago had surface systems from 1892 till the building of the State Street Subway in 1943. By the 1920s, the subway had become an important form of public transport in the city and provided a convenient form of travel between the three city ballparks: the Polo Grounds, in upper Manhattan; the 155th Street elevated and subway stations, the 161st Street station, the Prospect Park served the ballparks. In the case of the World Series contests listed, the entire Series could be attended by using the subway.

The date of the first usage of the term "Subway Series" is uncertain. The term "Nickel Series" appeared in newspapers by 1927, "Subway Series" appeared by 1928. "Subway Series" was already a familiar concept by 1934, as discussed in this article about that year's All-Star Game to be held in New York, discussing the "subway series" possibility for the Giants and Yankees.. The 1921 and 1922 match-ups were played in a single ballpark, as both the Giants and Yankees played at the Polo Grounds; the Giants won both of these World Series against the Yankees, the first two Subway Series played. Despite cordial relations just a few years before when the Yankees allowed the Giants to share their home at Hilltop Park for a year in 1911 and the Giants more than returning the favor in kind by sharing Polo Grounds with the Yankees since 1913, the Yankees were issued an eviction notice in mid-1920 ending their lease after the 1922 season; the Yankees opened their new ballpark in 1923. Fortunes changed for the Yankees as they defeated the Giants this time in the third straight year of World Series competition between the two teams.

Their new home would host the Yankees' first of 11 Subway World Series victories that year and first of an unprecedented 26 World Series until the stadium closed in 2008. The venues for the 1923, 1936, 1937, 1951 World Series—the Polo Grounds and the old Yankee Stadium—were a short walk apart across the Macombs Dam Bridge over the Harlem River; the term was used again in 1941 when the Dodgers made their first World Series appearance since 1920. Multiple Hall of Famers took part in these contests between the "Bronx Bombers" and "Dem Bums from Brooklyn" and the games involved numerous achievements including Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier as the first African-American baseball player in the World Series and Don Larsen's performance in pitching the only perfect game in post-season history; the seven matchups between the Yankees and the Dodgers between 1941 and 1956 cemented the term as being associated with the New York vs. Brooklyn contests, during the time when New York City was retroactively dubbed by historians as "The Capital of Baseball".

Despite Brooklyn's repeated success at winning the National League pennant, it was only able to win one World Series against the Yankees. The all-New York match-ups in World Series play during this period been the following: In addition to the five World Series played between the Yankees and Giants before 1940, the two teams played exhibition series against each other from time to time; the match-ups were known as the "City Series" and were sometimes played in October while other teams played in the World Series. However, after 1940, this became difficult because the Yankees would appear in the World Series. In the 17 years from 1941 to 1957, the Yankees appeared in the World Series 12 times, failing to reach the Series only in 1944, 1945, 1946, 1948, 1954. Before New York's two National League teams left the city, the Yankees and Dodgers played an annual midseason ex

Saber Khalifa

Saber Khalifa is a Tunisian international footballer who plays for Club Africain as a winger and striker. Born in Gabès, Khalifa has played in Tunisia and France for Stade Gabèsien, Espérance, Hammam-Lif, Al-Ahly, he joined French club Evian Thonon Gaillard in 2011, in 2013 he was a finalist in the Coupe de France when his side lost 2–3 to Bordeaux. On 7 August 2013, Khalifa was linked with a move to Marseille, he signed a four-year contract 2 days later, he stayed one season, playing 28 league scoring once. On 26 July 2014, Khalifa was loaned to Club Africain with an option to buy included in the deal. In June 2016 Kalifa was linked with a move to Qatar to play for Al-Shahania Sports Club but this move fell through, he spent time on loan with Kuwait SC in 2018. On 14 January 2019, Emirates Club has signed Khalfia for one seasons from Club Africain. Khalifa made his senior international debut for Tunisia in 2010 against Botswana and has appeared in FIFA World Cup qualifying matches, he was a member of Tunisia's squad at both the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations tournaments.

Khalifa was recalled to the national team squad in October 2013, having been suspended for the previous month. In December 2014 he was named as part of Tunisia's provisional squad for the 2015 African Cup of Nations, he was named in Tunisia's final 23-man squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. As of 28 June 2018 Scores and results list Tunisia's goal tally first. Upon signing with Marseille in August 2013, Khalifa's name was accidentally rendered as "Khlifa". In a video for Marseille's WebTV, he attributed this spelling mistake to the misconceived pronunciation of his name when he arrived in France. Yoann Touzghar a résilié son contrat au Club Africain‚ lensois.com, 12 June 2016

Tom Tilley

Thomas R. Tilley is a retired professional hockey player who played in the NHL with the St. Louis Blues, he played shot right-handed. Tilley was drafted by the Blues in the 10th round, 196th overall in the 1984 NHL Entry Draft. After being drafted he played for Michigan State for 4 years where he developed a strong defensive presence. After college, Tilley joined the Blues and played his only full season in the NHL during the 1988–1989 season, scoring 23 points. Tilley bounced between the Blues and their IHL affiliate Peoria Rivermen for the next two years before playing in Italy for another two years; the 1993–1994 season saw a return for Tilley with the Blues, as he skated in 48 contests. This would prove to be the last time Tilley would play in the NHL. Tilley played out the rest of his career in the IHL, retiring after the 2000–2001 season with the Chicago Wolves. Tilley lives in the Kansas City area and helps coach youth hockey, he won the Missouri 4th of July Washers tournament 2 times in a row Tom Tilley career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database Tom Tilley career statistics at EliteProspects.com