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Encyclopedia > 1903 World Series
1903 World Series Poster (a latter-day mockup)
1903 World Series Poster (a latter-day mockup)

The 1903 World Series, the first modern World Series to be played in Major League Baseball, matched the Boston "Americans" against the Pittsburgh Pirates, with Boston prevailing five games to three. 1903 World Series Poster File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... 1903 World Series Poster File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Births June 19 - Lou Gehrig - Hall of Fame First baseman ... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1,4,8,9,27 Name Boston Red Sox (1907–present) See Nicknames before Red Sox for disputed nicknames Ballpark Fenway Park (1912–present) Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds (1901-1911) Major league titles World Series... Major league affiliations National League (1887–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1,4,8,9,20,21,33,40 Name Pittsburgh Pirates (1891–present) Pittsburgh Innocents (1890) (Also referred to as Infants in 1890) Pittsburg Alleghenies (1882-1889) Ballpark PNC Park (2001–present) Three Rivers Stadium...


Pittsburgh pitcher Sam Leever injured his shoulder while trap-shooting, so his teammate Deacon Phillippe had to pitch five complete games for Pittsburgh. He won three of his games, but it was not enough to overcome the club from the new American League. Boston pitchers Bill Dinneen and Cy Young led Boston to victory. Samuel Leever ( December 23, 1871 - May 19, 1953), nicknamed The Goshen Schoolmaster, was an American right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who spent his entire career with the Pittsburgh Pirates. ... Charles Louis Deacon Phillippe (originally Phillippi) (May 23, 1872-March 30, 1952) was a turn-of-the-century pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates. ... William Henry Dineen (born April 5, 1876 Syracuse, NY - died January 13, 1955 Syracuse, NY) was a pitcher with a 12 year career from 1898 to 1909. ... This article or section needs a complete rewrite for the reasons listed on the talk page. ...


Although much was made of the influence of the Boston "Royal Rooters", Boston only won two out of four at home and three of four at Pittsburgh. This article does not cite its references or sources. ...


The Pirates' benevolent owner Barney Dreyfuss added his share of the gate receipts to the players' share, so the losing team's players actually finished with a larger individual share than the winning team's. Barney Dreyfuss (February 23, 1865 Freiburg, Germany as Bernhard Dreyfuss - February 5, 1932 New York, New York). ...


The Series would bring the new American League prestige and proved it can beat the best of the National League, thus leading to future World Series competitions.


Managers: Jimmy Collins (Boston), Fred Clarke (Pittsburgh) James Joseph Collins (January 16, 1870 - March 6, 1943) was a Major League Baseball player at the turn of the 20th century who was widely regarded as being the American Leagues best third baseman prior to Brooks Robinson. ... Fred Clarke of the Pittsburgh Pirates at the West Side Grounds in 1903. ...


Umpires: Hank O'Day (NL), Tommy Connolly (AL) Henry Francis ODay (July 8, 1862 - July 2, 1935) was an American right-handed pitcher, manager and – most significantly – umpire in Major League Baseball. ... Thomas Henry Connolly (December 31, 1870 - April 28, 1961) was an Anglo-American umpire in Major League Baseball. ...

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Summary

AL Boston Americans (5) vs NL Pittsburgh Pirates (3) Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1,4,8,9,27 Name Boston Red Sox (1907–present) See Nicknames before Red Sox for disputed nicknames Ballpark Fenway Park (1912–present) Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds (1901-1911) Major league titles World Series... Major league affiliations National League (1887–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1,4,8,9,20,21,33,40 Name Pittsburgh Pirates (1891–present) Pittsburgh Innocents (1890) (Also referred to as Infants in 1890) Pittsburg Alleghenies (1882-1889) Ballpark PNC Park (2001–present) Three Rivers Stadium...

Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 Pirates - 7, Americans - 3 October 1 Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds 16,242
2 Pirates - 0, Americans - 3 October 2 Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds 9,415
3 Pirates - 4, Americans - 2 October 3 Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds 18,801
4 Americans - 4, Pirates - 5 October 6 Exposition Park III 7,600
5 Americans - 11, Pirates - 2 October 7 Exposition Park III 12,322
6 Americans - 6, Pirates - 3 October 8 Exposition Park III 11,556
7 Americans - 7, Pirates - 3 October 10 Exposition Park III 17,038
8 Pirates - 0, Americans - 3 October 13 Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds 7,455

October 1 is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds was a baseball park located in Boston, Massachusetts and was the home field of the Boston Red Sox from 1901 to 1911. ... October 2 is the 275th day (276th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 90 days remaining. ... Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds was a baseball park located in Boston, Massachusetts and was the home field of the Boston Red Sox from 1901 to 1911. ... October 3 is the 276th day of the year (277th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds was a baseball park located in Boston, Massachusetts and was the home field of the Boston Red Sox from 1901 to 1911. ... October 6 is the 279th day of the year (280th in leap years). ... Exposition Park was a baseball park that formerly stood in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... October 7 is the 280th day of the year (281st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Exposition Park was a baseball park that formerly stood in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... October 8 is the 281st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (282nd in leap years). ... Exposition Park was a baseball park that formerly stood in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... October 10 is the 283rd day of the year (284th in Leap years). ... Exposition Park was a baseball park that formerly stood in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... October 13 is the 286th day of the year (287th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds was a baseball park located in Boston, Massachusetts and was the home field of the Boston Red Sox from 1901 to 1911. ...

Matchups

Game 1

October 1: Huntington Avenue Grounds, Boston, Massachusetts October 1 is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Huntington Avenue American League Base Ball Grounds is the full name of a baseball stadium that formerly stood in Boston, Massachusetts. ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub of the Universe (The State House, according to Oliver Wendell Holmes, is the hub of the Solar System), Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution Location in Massachusetts Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ... Official language(s) English Capital Boston Largest city Boston Area  Ranked 44th  - Total 10,555 sq mi (27,360 km²)  - Width 183 miles (295 km)  - Length 113 miles (182 km)  - % water 13. ...


The Pirates started Game 1 strong, scoring six runs in the first four innings. They extended their lead to 7-0 on a solo home run by Jimmy Sebring in the 7th, the first home run in World Series history. Boston tried to mount a comeback in the last three innings, but it was too little, too late, as they ended up losing by a score of 7-3 in the first ever World Series game. Both Phillippe and Young threw complete games, with Phillippe striking out 10 and Young fanning 5, but Young also gave up twice as many hits and allowed 3 earned runs to Phillippe's 2.

Team 2 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Pittsburgh 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 7 12 2
Boston 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 3 6 4
W: Deacon Phillippe (1-0)   L: Cy Young (0-1)  
HR: PIT – Jimmy Sebring (1)

Charles Louis Deacon Phillippe (originally Phillippi) (May 23, 1872-March 30, 1952) was a turn-of-the-century pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates. ... This article or section needs a complete rewrite for the reasons listed on the talk page. ...

Game 2

October 2: Huntington Avenue Grounds, Boston, Massachusetts October 2 is the 275th day (276th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 90 days remaining. ... Huntington Avenue American League Base Ball Grounds is the full name of a baseball stadium that formerly stood in Boston, Massachusetts. ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub of the Universe (The State House, according to Oliver Wendell Holmes, is the hub of the Solar System), Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution Location in Massachusetts Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ... Official language(s) English Capital Boston Largest city Boston Area  Ranked 44th  - Total 10,555 sq mi (27,360 km²)  - Width 183 miles (295 km)  - Length 113 miles (182 km)  - % water 13. ...


After starting out strong in Game 1, the Pirates simply shut down offensively, managing to get a meager 3 hits, all of which were singles. Pirates starter Sam Leever went only one inning and gave up 3 hits and 2 runs before being replaced by Bucky Veil in the second inning due to injury, who finished the game for Pittsburgh. Bill Dinneen struck out 11 and pitched a complete game for the Americans, while Patsy Dougherty hit home runs in the first and sixth innings to produce 2 of the Boston's 3 runs.

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Pittsburgh 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2
Boston 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 X 3 8 0
W: Bill Dinneen (1-0)   L: Sam Leever (0-1)  
HR: BOSPatsy Dougherty 2 (2)

William Henry Dineen (born April 5, 1876 Syracuse, NY - died January 13, 1955 Syracuse, NY) was a pitcher with a 12 year career from 1898 to 1909. ... Samuel Leever ( December 23, 1871 - May 19, 1953), nicknamed The Goshen Schoolmaster, was an American right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who spent his entire career with the Pittsburgh Pirates. ... Patrick Henry Dougherty (October 27, 1876 - April 30, 1940) was a Major League baseball outfielder. ...

Game 3

October 3: Huntington Avenue Grounds, Boston, Massachusetts October 3 is the 276th day of the year (277th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Huntington Avenue American League Base Ball Grounds is the full name of a baseball stadium that formerly stood in Boston, Massachusetts. ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub of the Universe (The State House, according to Oliver Wendell Holmes, is the hub of the Solar System), Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution Location in Massachusetts Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ... Official language(s) English Capital Boston Largest city Boston Area  Ranked 44th  - Total 10,555 sq mi (27,360 km²)  - Width 183 miles (295 km)  - Length 113 miles (182 km)  - % water 13. ...


Deacon Phillippe, pitching on only one day rest, started Game 3 for the Pirates, and did not let them down as he pitched his second complete game victory of the series to put the Pirates up two games to one.

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Pittsburgh 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 7 0
Boston 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 4 2
W: Deacon Phillippe (2-0)   L: Tom Hughes (0-1)  

Charles Louis Deacon Phillippe (originally Phillippi) (May 23, 1872-March 30, 1952) was a turn-of-the-century pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates. ...

Game 4

October 6: Exposition Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania October 6 is the 279th day of the year (280th in leap years). ... Exposition Park was a baseball park that formerly stood in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... Nickname: Steel City, Iron City, City of Champions, City of Bridges, City of Colleges Location in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Allegheny County Founded 1758 Mayor Luke Ravenstahl (D) Area    - City 151. ... Official language(s) None Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 160 miles (255 inches LengthUS = 280 km)  - Length {{{LengthUS}}} miles (455hamburgers HighestPoint = Mount Davis km)  - % water 2. ...


After two days of rest, Deacon Phillippe was ready to pitch his second straight game. He threw his third complete game victory of the series against Bill Dinneen, who was pitching in his second start of the series. However, Phillippe's second straight victory was almost not to be, as the Americans, down 5-1 in the top of the ninth, staged a rally to bring the game within one. The comeback attempt failed, though, as Phillippe managed to put an end to it and give the Pirates a commanding 3-1 series lead.

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Boston 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 4 9 1
Pittsburgh 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 X 5 12 1
W: Deacon Phillippe (3-0)   L: Bill Dinneen (1-1)  

Charles Louis Deacon Phillippe (originally Phillippi) (May 23, 1872-March 30, 1952) was a turn-of-the-century pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates. ... William Henry Dineen (born April 5, 1876 Syracuse, NY - died January 13, 1955 Syracuse, NY) was a pitcher with a 12 year career from 1898 to 1909. ...

Game 5

October 7: Exposition Park , Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania October 7 is the 280th day of the year (281st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Exposition Park was a baseball park that formerly stood in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... Nickname: Steel City, Iron City, City of Champions, City of Bridges, City of Colleges Location in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Allegheny County Founded 1758 Mayor Luke Ravenstahl (D) Area    - City 151. ... Official language(s) None Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 160 miles (255 inches LengthUS = 280 km)  - Length {{{LengthUS}}} miles (455hamburgers HighestPoint = Mount Davis km)  - % water 2. ...


Game 5 was a pitcher's duel for the first five innings, with Boston's Cy Young and Pittsburgh's Brickyard Kennedy giving up no runs. That changed at the top of the sixth, however, when the Americans scored a then-record 6 runs that inning. Young, on the other hand, managed to keep his shutout intact before finally giving up a pair of runs in the bottom of the eighth. He went the distance and struck out four for his first World Series win.

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Boston 0 0 0 0 0 6 4 1 0 11 13 2
Pittsburgh 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 6 4
W: Cy Young (1-1)   L: Brickyard Kennedy (0-1)  

This article or section needs a complete rewrite for the reasons listed on the talk page. ... William Park (Brickyard) Kennedy (October 7, 1867 - September 23, 1915) was a starting pitcher in Major League. ...

Game 6

October 8: Exposition Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania October 8 is the 281st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (282nd in leap years). ... Exposition Park was a baseball park that formerly stood in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... Nickname: Steel City, Iron City, City of Champions, City of Bridges, City of Colleges Location in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Allegheny County Founded 1758 Mayor Luke Ravenstahl (D) Area    - City 151. ... Official language(s) None Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 160 miles (255 inches LengthUS = 280 km)  - Length {{{LengthUS}}} miles (455hamburgers HighestPoint = Mount Davis km)  - % water 2. ...


Game 6 featured a rematch between the starters of Game 2, Bill Dinneen (Boston) and Sam Leever (Pittsburgh). This time, Leever would pitch the entire game, but despite throwing a complete game he was outmatched by Dinneen, who ended up with his second complete game victory of the series. After losing three of the first four games of the World Series, the underdog Boston Americans had tied the series at three games apiece.

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Boston 0 0 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 6 10 1
Pittsburgh 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 10 3
W: Bill Dinneen (2-1)  L: Sam Leever (0-2)

William Henry Dineen (born April 5, 1876 Syracuse, NY - died January 13, 1955 Syracuse, NY) was a pitcher with a 12 year career from 1898 to 1909. ... Samuel Leever ( December 23, 1871 - May 19, 1953), nicknamed The Goshen Schoolmaster, was an American right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who spent his entire career with the Pittsburgh Pirates. ...

Game 7

October 10: Exposition Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania October 10 is the 283rd day of the year (284th in Leap years). ... Exposition Park was a baseball park that formerly stood in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... Nickname: Steel City, Iron City, City of Champions, City of Bridges, City of Colleges Location in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Allegheny County Founded 1758 Mayor Luke Ravenstahl (D) Area    - City 151. ... Official language(s) None Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 160 miles (255 inches LengthUS = 280 km)  - Length {{{LengthUS}}} miles (455hamburgers HighestPoint = Mount Davis km)  - % water 2. ...


The fourth and final game in Pittsburgh saw Deacon Phillippe start his fourth game of the series for Pittsburgh. This time, however, he wouldn't fare as well as he did in his first three starts. Cy Young, pitching in his third start of the series, would face a much more favorable fate, holding the Pirates to only three runs. The upstart Americans were now one win away from winning the first ever baseball World Series, taking three out of four at Pittsburgh's Exposition Park.

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Boston 2 0 0 2 0 2 0 1 0 7 11 4
Pittsburgh 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 3 10 3
WP: Cy Young (2-1)  LP: Deacon Phillippe (3-1)

This article or section needs a complete rewrite for the reasons listed on the talk page. ... Charles Louis Deacon Phillippe (originally Phillippi) (May 23, 1872-March 30, 1952) was a turn-of-the-century pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates. ...

Game 8

October 13: Huntington Avenue Grounds, Boston, Massachusetts October 13 is the 286th day of the year (287th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Huntington Avenue American League Base Ball Grounds is the full name of a baseball stadium that formerly stood in Boston, Massachusetts. ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub of the Universe (The State House, according to Oliver Wendell Holmes, is the hub of the Solar System), Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution Location in Massachusetts Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ... Official language(s) English Capital Boston Largest city Boston Area  Ranked 44th  - Total 10,555 sq mi (27,360 km²)  - Width 183 miles (295 km)  - Length 113 miles (182 km)  - % water 13. ...


The final game of the inaugural World Series started out as an intense pitcher's duel, with no runs being scored until the fourth inning - when a Hobe Ferris single scored two runners. Deacon Phillippe started his fifth and final game of the series, while Bill Dinneen started his fourth game of the series. As he did in Game 2, Dinneen threw a complete game shutout while striking out seven, leading the Boston Americans to victory, while Phillippe, who also threw a respectable game, just couldn't pitch at Dinneen's level due to wearing out his arm in the series (as a result of playing so many games in such a short time span) and gave up three runs in the defeat. 1909 baseball card picturing Hobe Ferris Albert Sayles Hobe Ferris, (December 7, 1877 – March 18, 1938), was a major league second baseman during the 1900s. ...


And so, the first baseball World Series had ended, with the fledgling American League's Boston Americans winning over the heavily favored Pittsburgh Pirates of the National League. Honus Wagner, the National League batting champion, ended up going only 6 for 27 at the plate (.222 batting average) in the series, appropriately striking out to end the final game. This article does not cite its references or sources. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Pittsburgh 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 3
Boston 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 X 3 8 0
W: Bill Dinneen (3-1)  L: Deacon Phillippe (3-2)
Crowd outside the 1903 World Series

William Henry Dineen (born April 5, 1876 Syracuse, NY - died January 13, 1955 Syracuse, NY) was a pitcher with a 12 year career from 1898 to 1909. ... Charles Louis Deacon Phillippe (originally Phillippi) (May 23, 1872-March 30, 1952) was a turn-of-the-century pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates. ... 1903 World Series Crowd File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... 1903 World Series Crowd File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ...

Trivia

  • The 1903 World Series was a best-of-nine affair. Baseball would go to a best-of-seven format when the Series was revived in 1905 (the '04 Series not being played), but would go back to best-of-nine for the 1919, 1920 and 1921 World Series before permanently deciding on best-of-seven.
  • Four Hall of Famers appeared in the Series, two for each side: for Boston are Young, the winningest pitcher in history, and Collins, the third baseman who revolutionized his position; for Pittburgh are Wagner, one of the greatest shortshops of his day or any, and Clarke, who managed the Pittsburgh team for more than a decade.
  • This first postseason series would also be the first time a team has come back from a 3 games to 1 deficit to win a postseason series. It would not happen again until Pittsburgh came back to defeat Washington in the 1925 World Series, and has happened only ten times in baseball history.

The Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Washington Senators in 7 games. ...

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This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ... The 1904 World Series is a championship series that didnt happen in American Major League Baseball. ... The 1905 World Series matched the New York Giants against the Philadelphia Athletics, with the Giants winning 4 games to 1. ... The 1906 World Series featured a crosstown matchup between the Chicago Cubs, who had posted the highest regular-season win total (116) in major league history, and the Chicago White Sox. ... The 1907 World Series featured the Chicago Cubs and the Detroit Tigers, with the Cubs winning the Series in 5 games (4 wins and 1 tie) for their first championship. ... The 1908 World Series matched the defending champion Chicago Cubs against the Detroit Tigers in a rematch of the 1907 Series. ... The 1909 World Series featured the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Detroit Tigers. ... 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The 1959 World Series featured the Los Angeles Dodgers, who had won their first pennant since moving from Brooklyn in 1958 by defeating the Milwaukee Braves 2-0 in a three-game pennant playoff, and the Chicago White Sox, who had earned their first pennant in the 40 years since... Bill Mazeroskis famous walk-off home run at Forbes Field to win the 1960 World Series The 1960 World Series was played between the Pittsburgh Pirates (NL) and New York Yankees (AL). ... The 1961 World Series of baseball matched the New York Yankees (109-53) against the Cincinnati Reds (93-61), with the Yankees winning in 5 games to earn their 19th championship in the last 39 seasons. ... The 1962 World Series matched the defending champion New York Yankees against the San Francisco Giants, who had won their first NL pennant since moving from New York in 1958, defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers in a three-game playoff. ... The 1963 World Series matched the two-time defending champion New York Yankees against the Los Angeles Dodgers, with the Dodgers sweeping the Series in four games to capture their second title in five years. ... The 1964 World Series, the 56th playing for the championship of Major League Baseball, pitted the National League champion St. ... The 1965 World Series featured the National League champion Los Angeles Dodgers against the American League champion Minnesota Twins, who had won their first pennant since 1933 when the team was known as the Washington Senators. ... The 1966 World Series matched the Baltimore Orioles against the defending champion Los Angeles Dodgers, with the Orioles sweeping the Series in 4 games to capture the first championship in franchise history. ... The 1967 World Series matched the St. ... The 1968 World Series featured the defending champion St. ... The 1969 World Series was played between the New York Mets and the Baltimore Orioles, with the Mets prevailing in 5 games to accomplish one of the greatest upsets in Series history. ... The 1970 World Series was between the Cincinnati Reds and the Baltimore Orioles, with the Orioles winning in five games. ... The 1971 World Series matched the defending champion Baltimore Orioles against the Pittsburgh Pirates, with the Pirates winning in seven games. ... The 1972 World Series matched the Oakland Athletics against the Cincinnati Reds, with the Athletics winning the Series in seven games. ... The 1973 World Series matched the defending champion Oakland Athletics against the New York Mets, with the As winning in seven games to repeat as World Champions. ... 1974 World Series Logo The 1974 World Series matched the two-time defending champion Oakland Athletics against the Los Angeles Dodgers. ... The 1975 World Series was between the Boston Red Sox and Cincinnati Reds. ... The 1976 World Series matched the defending champion Cincinnati Reds of the National League against the New York Yankees of the American League, with the Reds sweeping the Series to repeat. ... 1977 World Series Logo The 1977 World Series matched the New York Yankees against the Los Angeles Dodgers, with the Yankees winning in six games to capture their first title since 1962, and their 21st overall. ... 1978 World Series Logo The 1978 World Series matched the defending champion New York Yankees against the Los Angeles Dodgers in a rematch of the 1977 Series, with the Yankees winning in six games to repeat as champions. ... 1979 World Series Logo The 1979 World Series matched the National Leagues Pittsburgh Pirates (98-64) against the American Leagues Baltimore Orioles (102-57), with the Pirates coming back from a 3 games to 1 deficit to win the Series in seven games. ... 1980 World Series Logo The 1980 World Series matched the Philadelphia Phillies against the Kansas City Royals, with the Phillies winning in six games to capture the first World Series title in franchise history. ... 1981 World Series Logo The 1981 World Series matched the New York Yankees against the Los Angeles Dodgers, marking their third meeting in the Series in five years. ... The 1982 World Series matched the St. ... The 1983 World Series matched the American League champion Baltimore Orioles against the National League champion Philadelphia Phillies, with the Orioles winning four games to one. ... The 1984 World Series began on October 9, 1984 and ended October 14. ... The 1985 World Series, popularly known as the Show-Me Series and the I-70 Series, pitted the National League champion St. ... The 1986 World Series, the 83rd playing of the modern championship series in Major League Baseball, was a memorable battle between the New York Mets and the Boston Red Sox which helped to spread the legend of the Curse of the Bambino to mass public awareness. ... 1987 World Series Logo The 1987 World Series was played from October 17 to October 25, 1987 between the Minnesota Twins and the St. ... The 1988 World Series matched the Oakland Athletics against the Los Angeles Dodgers, with the Dodgers upsetting the heavily favored As to win the Series in five games. ... The 1989 World Series was played between the Oakland Athletics and the San Francisco Giants, and is best remembered for the earthquake which caused a 10-day interruption in play. ... The 1990 World Series matched the defending champion Oakland Athletics against the Cincinnati Reds, with the Reds sweeping the Series in four games. ... The 1991 World Series was played from October 19 to October 27 between the Minnesota Twins (95-67) of the American League and the Atlanta Braves (94-68) of the National League. ... The 1992 World Series was the first Series ever played outside of the United States of America. ... The 1993 World Series was the second Series in a row played outside the United States of America. ... The 1994 World Series was cancelled on September 14 of that year due to an ongoing strike by the Major League Baseball Players Association, which had begun in August. ... The 1995 World Series matched the Atlanta Braves against the Cleveland Indians, with the Braves winning in six games to capture their first championship since moving to Atlanta in 1966. ... The 1996 World Series matched the defending champion Atlanta Braves against the New York Yankees, with the Yankees winning in six games to capture their first championship since 1978, and their 23rd overall. ... The 1997 World Series was widely regarded as one of the most exciting Series in recent memory. ... The 1998 World Series matched the New York Yankees against the San Fransisco Giants, marking the first time the Yankees had ever faced an expansion team in the Series. ... The 1999 World Series matched the defending champion New York Yankees against the Atlanta Braves, with the Yankees sweeping the Series in four games for their second title in a row and 25th overall. ... The 2000 World Series (a Subway Series) featured a crosstown matchup between the two-time defending champion New York Yankees and the New York Mets, with the Yankees winning 4 games to 1 for their third straight championship and 26th overall. ... The 2001 World Series (the November Series) took place between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the New York Yankees and is considered one of the most exciting World Series in recent memory. ... The 2002 World Series was among the classic matchups in the history of the Series. ... The 2003 World Series marked the 100th anniversary of the first modern World Series. ... The 2004 World Series represented the 100th time two modern Major League Baseball teams met to decide the championship. ... The 2005 World Series, the 101st playing of Major League Baseballs championship series, saw the American League champion Chicago White Sox sweep the National League champion Houston Astros 4 games to 0 in the best-of-seven-games series, winning their third championship and first since 1917. ... The primary logo for the 2006 World Series The 2006 World Series, the 102nd edition of Major League Baseballs play-offs for the championship, began on October 21 and ended on October 27, and matched up the American League champion Detroit Tigers against the National League champion St. ...


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The World Series is held in October and concludes the major league baseball season.
The first contests resembling the World Series were held during the 1880s, when the leading baseball clubs of the two major leagues—the National League and the American Association—agreed to play in exhibition games following their regular seasons.
The World Series continued to be played during World War II (1939-1945), but all of baseball faced difficulties.
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The first World Series was held in 1903, when Barney Dreyfuss, owner of the NL champion Pittsburgh Pirates, challenged Henry Killilea, owner of the AL champion Boston Americans (later renamed the Boston Red Sox), to a best-of-nine-games series.
The 1920 World Series, which matched the Cleveland Indians and the Brooklyn Dodgers (later the Los Angeles Dodgers), became memorable for one of baseball's rarest feats—the unassisted triple play.
The 1921 World Series was played entirely in New York City, between the New York Yankees and the New York Giants.
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