This afternoon, postseason baseball will commence as the Cardinals take the mound against the Pirates. But in a different time, it would have been the Brown Stockings versus the Alleghenys. Here's how they—and the other six playoff teams—got where they are today, as told by their ever-evolving logos.
For the second year in a row, the Oakland A's have shocked everyone by capturing the AL West title. The team celebrated after clinching the division with an 11-7 victory over the Twins last night (the Rangers helped out by losing 4-0 to the Royals), and everybody had a good time.