Everybody anticipated a playoff series for the ages between the century-old rival Dodgers and Giants, and now they have it.

Anything lower than a winner-take-all Game 5 would have been a baseball travesty, leaving the sport short-changed on the October stage.

The franchises had shifted to the West Coast after they performed a best-of-three matchup for the 1962 NL pennant. After topping Los Angeles ace Sandy Koufax in the opener, San Francisco misplaced the subsequent day. Mays then keyed a four-run rally in the ninth inning to win 6-4 in Game 3 at Dodger Stadium.

All these years later, the longtime rivals are again at it.

“This is what baseball wants. I mean, I think, as I understand, all the series are done and so we’re going to be the only show in town. So if you have a pulse or you’re a sports fan, you better be watching Dodgers-Giants,” Los Angeles supervisor Dave Roberts mentioned.