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The Astros raced to a 5-0 lead off Yu Darvish and cruised to a 5-1 victory in the first World Series Game 7 at Dodger Stadium, which opened in 1962, the year the Astros debuted as the Colt .45s.
After that, the pitchers on both sides took over, making for a tense finale, if not a classic, in the first World Series Game 7 ever held at Dodger Stadium, the third-oldest venue in the majors.
These two faced off in Game 2, won by the Astros, 5-2, in L.A. A win tonight would clinch Houston's first World Series.
So who can be surprised that average working stiffs are priced out of the first World Series games in Los Angeles in 29 years?
The Americans played in their first World Cup in 40 years.
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Origin and Etymology of first world
First Known Use: 1967See Words from the same year
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: the countries of the world that have many industries and relatively few poor people : the rich nations of the world
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