Posted by Steve Lombardi on October 13, 2010
The odds are not favorable for a Giants-Rangers World Series match-up this year. (And, it's probably not a pairing that the big cheeses at FOX are rooting for in this season's big dance.) But, while it's extremely uphill, it's not impossible for these two teams to advance to the Fall Classic in 2010. And, these two franchises have faced each other before in a game that's part of baseball history.
The first "Interleague Game" in MLB history was played on June 12, 1997 - when the Texas Rangers hosted the San Francisco Giants at The Ballpark in Arlington.
Now, here comes another cool thing about all this: Darren Oliver pitched in that game back in 1997 and he's still pitching today - working this season...for the Texas Rangers. Man, he's been around a loooong time.