Checkout the name gematria and birth numerology on the Dodgers Manager, Dave Roberts.
Of course '42' is Jackie Robinson's numbers, and we know what else.
Dave Roberts birth numerology also stands out in light of them facing the Cubs in the NLCS.
5/31/1972 = 5+31+19+72 = 127
5/31/1972 = 5+31+(1+9+7+2) = 55 (Chicago Cubs)
5/31/1972 = 5+3+1+1+9+7+2 = 28
5/31/72 = 5+31+72 = 108 (Major League = 108) (Cubs have not won World Series for 108-years)
The name 'Dave Roberts' does have a parallel to 'World Series' as well.
Dave = 4+1+4+5 = 14
Roberts = 9+6+2+5+9+2+1 = 34/43 (Dodges won Game 5, NLDS, 4-3)
Dave Roberts = 48/57 (World Series = 57)
Notice that Dave Roberts is currently 44-years old.
From his birthday to the start of the World Series is 147-days. That is October 25, 2016.