The greatest World Series games, from 1 to 7

It's not easy, picking the greatest World Series games, 1 through 7. There have been a lot of World Series and a lot of great games, and when I first went through all of them I came up with 70 candidates.

You think it's easy, whittling 70 wonderfully dramatic games down to only seven? You try it. In the end, such an exercise is as much about feel as anything else, but I was looking for games featuring plenty of tension throughout, followed by an exciting finish. And if there were great players in the thick of things? All the better.

Rob Neyer writes for ESPN Insider and regularly updates his blog for ESPN.com. You can reach him via rob.neyer@dig.com.