October 13, 1903 – Boston defeats Pittsburgh in First World Series.

Pittsburgh had a formidable team, led by future Hall of Famers Honus Wagner and player-manager Fred Clarke. Boston, in turn, was led by future Hall of Famers Cy Young and player-manager Jimmy Collins.

The championship was joyfully celebrated in Boston, and the victory proved the American League teams could compete with the National League. The Boston Americans’ victory was splashed across the front page of the Boston Journal.

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