The World Series is called that because ????

America is the only participating nation AND audience, how can it be called the World Series? Irregardless of the fact that there may be players involved from around the world, no other country watches it. Many sports have international players, am just curious as it does not make sense. Why not 'The... show more America is the only participating nation AND audience, how can it be called the World Series?

Irregardless of the fact that there may be players involved from around the world, no other country watches it. Many sports have international players, am just curious as it does not make sense.

Why not 'The American Series'?
Update: Doesn't make sense Ricki, any world series involves more than one country.....
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