The American League won its 13th All Star game in a row 4-3 last night with the greatest closer of all time, Mariano Rivera, throwing the final pitch to seal the deal. Making the win extra sweet was the venue- the "new" Busch Stadium, home of the only National League franchise that may deserve to be mentioned in the same sentence as the Yankees. Ah yes...the Yankees...
In case you have forgotten or happen to be sadly under informed, Wikipedia gives it straight- the New York Yankees of the American League have played in 39 of the 104 Series through 2008 and have won 26 World Series championships, the most of any Major League franchise and exactly one quarter of all World Series titles won to date. For the National League, the Dodgers have appeared in the Series the most at 18 times (9 each in Brooklyn and Los Angeles), but have won the Series only 6 times (once as Brooklyn, five times as Los Angeles). The St. Louis Cardinals have represented the National League 17 times and have won 10 championships, which is the second most of any Major League Team. The Chicago Cubs have the longest streak of not winning the World Series, with their last championship coming in 1908.
Think about it- the team with the second most championships (St. Louis) in Major League Baseball has barely over one third of the Yankees total winnings.