Today in History: World Series

Evening public ledger., October 08, 1915, World's Series Final
Today in History–October 1–the Library of Congress features American baseball’s first World Series, the first game of which was played on this day in 1903. The best-of-nine series matched the American League’s Boston Americans (soon to be Boston Red Sox) against the National League’s Pittsburgh Pirates, with Boston winning the series 5 games to 3. The National League bowed out in 1904 but the series resumed in 1905. The World Series was then played yearly until 1994, when a players strike ended the baseball season early. Learn more by visiting the Today in History section then clicking the links below.

First World Series ticket

Chicago Cubs vs. Cleveland Indians World Series ticket 2017

World Series image set

World Series 1903 newspaper articles

Baseball’s World Series select newspaper articles 1903-1910

World Series front-page newspaper articles

More World Series newspaper articles

World Series related legislation

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