Found October 01, 2013 on Metta Chronicles:
On this day in 1903, the National and American Leagues began the process of co-existing, ending two years of unnecessary fighting off the field. The first World Series featured the Boston Americans of the American League facing off against the Pittsburgh Pirates of the National League in a best-of-nine format. Boston won the series 5-3, winning four straight games after being down 1-3. At the start of the series, Pittsburgh pitcher Sam Leever injured his shoulder while clay-shooting. Could you imagine something like that happening today? “He doesn’t care about his team, he has no passion!” … Stuff like that I’d assume. His teammate Deacon Phillippe then pitched five complete games for the Pirates. Phillippe won three of his games, but it was not enough to beat the newcomers from the American League. Boston’s Bill Dinneen and Cy Young led the Americans to victory that year. One of the biggest advantages Boston had was in their ‘Royal Rooters’ – this group of fans traveled to Pittsburgh and sang the theme song ‘Tessie‘ to distract the oppositions players. Boston ended up winning three of their four games in Pittsburgh during that series. AL Boston Americans (5) vs. NL Pittsburgh Pirates (3) Game Date Score Location Time Attendance 1 October 1 Pittsburgh Pirates – 7, Boston Americans – 3 Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds 1:55 16,242 2 October 2 Pittsburgh Pirates – 0, Boston Americans – 3 Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds 1:47 9,415 3 October 3 Pittsburgh Pirates – 4, Boston Americans – 2 Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds 1:50 18,801 4 October 6 Boston Americans – 4, Pittsburgh Pirates – 5 Exposition Park (III) 1:30 7,600 5 October 7 Boston Americans – 11, Pittsburgh Pirates – 2 Exposition Park (III) 2:00 12,322 6 October 8 Boston Americans – 6, Pittsburgh Pirates – 3 Exposition Park (III) 2:02 11,556 7 October 10 Boston Americans – 7, Pittsburgh Pirates – 3 Exposition Park (III) 1:45 17,038 8 October 13 Pittsburgh Pirates – 0, Boston Americans – 3 Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds 1:35 7,455 Great article on the First World Series

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