Jeff FrancisFor only the second time in MLB post season history two Canadians will faceoff in the World Series. Back in 2007 Eric Gagne played for Boston as they beat Jeff Francis and his Colorado Rockies.

Ryan Dempster and John Axford will become the 16th and 17th Canadians to play in the World Series since it officially started in 1903. Only 9 Canadians have won the World Series! They include Bill O’Neill (1906), George Gibson (1909), Jack Graney (1920), George Selkirk (1936, 37, 38, 39 41),  Ron Taylor (1964, 69), John Hiller (1968), Rob Butler (1993), Eric Gagne (2007), Matt Stairs (2008).

Here are the other Canadians (Bolded ones are Hall of Famers):

George Selkirk – NYY 1936, 37, 38, 39, 41, 42 – 21 games

George SelkirkGeorge Gibson – Pittsburgh 1909 – 7 games

Matt Stairs – Philadelphia 2008-2009 – 6 games

Larry McLean – NY Giants 1909 – 5 games

Ron Taylor – St. Louis 1964, NY Mets 1969 – 4 games

Larry Walker – St. Louis Cardinals 2004 – 4 games

Jimmy Archer – Detroit 1907, Chicago Cubs 1910 – 4 games

Reggie Cleveland – Boston -1975 – 3 games

Jack Graney – Cleveland 1920 – 3 games

John Hiller – Detroit 1968 – 2 games

Rob Butler – Toronto 1993 – 2 games

Eric Gagne – Boston 2007 – 1 game

Jeff Francis – Colorado 2007 – 1 game

Johnny Rutherford – Brooklyn 1952 – 1 game

Bill O’Neill – Chicago White Sox 1906 – 1 game