Since the inception of the World Baseball Classic in 2006, the Americans have always been considered a favorite due to the amount of American-born talent. Unfortunately, the event has been a major disappointment for the red, white, and blue, as the team has never even made the championship game.
That’s set to change this year as the Americans advanced to the finals last night by beating Japan 2-1 and play Puerto Rico tonight to see who will be crowned the champion. While you can probably never call the USA an underdog in this event, since this is our first finals appearance we got to thinking about the greatest American underdog stories. Check them out below.