Thursday, October 24, 2013

Boston Hosted The First World Series In 1903

Huntington Avenue Grounds
Before there was a Fenway Park and before there was a team called the Red Sox, Boston hosted the very first World Series 110 years ago. The 'Americans'—who later became the Pilgrims and then the Red Sox—played Games 1-3 at the Huntington Avenue Grounds (now the campus of Northeastern University). They beat the Pirates 5 games to 3 in the best-of-nine series—winning the final four games. Game One turned out a little differently than it did this year—some guy named Cy Young took the loss for Boston (although he did pitch a complete game). Not that it means anything, but Boston won Game Two, 3-0. Just sayin'.