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 The Armenian Genocide - Ermeni Soykýrýmý
One of the main subjects that the "Turkish thesis" insists upon in discussions of the events of 1915, is the exaggeration of the number of slain people in Armenian circles.
In a world, where Generals responsible of the murder of 7,000 people in Bosnia were sued for having committed the crime of genocide, this is a very weird argument.
It may look amazing, but the reality that what happened in 1915 was a mass murder was accepted by everybody having lived in that period, and was never the object of an argument.
ermeni.org /english/1915legendsandrealities.htm   (1073 words)

 Cooperstown Confidential - A regular column of the Oakland A's Fan Coalition
Now that we’re in the midst of what is taking shape as a memorable World Series, let’s take a look back at some of the history-making and trendsetting events in the history of the Fall Classic.
Woodrow Wilson’s presence at the Series gave the event a sense of national recognition that had been lacking in its earliest years… With four of the five games decided by one run, the Red Sox won a highly competitive but low-scoring Series.
The tragedy, the first of its kind to strike the World Series, forced postponement of the third game and caused Commissioner Fay Vincent to consider a change of venue for the rest of the Series… When the Series anticlimactically resumed 12 days later at San Francisco, the A’s completed a sweep by winning back-to-back slugfests.
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 1915 World Series by Baseball Almanac
The 1915 Fall Classic was notable mostly for the debut of a young twenty year old lefty named George Herman Ruth.
In a strange twist, the two other teams from Boston and Philadelphia, who were previous World Series contenders, experienced a very different story in 1915.
This was the first World Series in Phillies history and the third for the franchise from Boston (two as Red Sox and one as the Americans), who was the second team to claim three (3) World Championships and the only undefeated multi-winner to date.
www.baseball-almanac.com /ws/yr1915ws.shtml   (860 words)

 World Series St. James Encyclopedia of Pop Culture - Find Articles
The term "World Series" was first coined for a nine-game series between the Boston Pilgrims and the Pittsburgh Pirates, an informal outgrowth of a 1903 "peace treaty" signed between the two competing "major" baseball leagues, the 27-year-old National League (N.L.) and the upstart 2-year-old American League (A.L.).
The World Series not only bounced back in the 1920s, but came to form the centerpiece of a new era of popularity and stability for baseball.
John McGraw's Giants had returned to the World Series in 1921 to find they were in the first of 13 "Subway Series," facing their co-tenants at the Polo Grounds, the Yankees, who now had the biggest star in sports, Babe Ruth.
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 MLB Greatest Players - All Time greatest MLB Baseball Players
In the 1918 World Series he continued his pitching heroics, running his series record to 29 2/3 scoreless innings, a mark that stood for forty-three years.
With the talented Sox, Ruth went 18-8 in 1915, 23-12 (with a league-leading 1.75 ERA and nine shutouts) in 1916, 24-13 (2.01 ERA) in 1917, and 13-7 in 1918.
In 1932, the Yankees won their final title with Ruth, defeating the Cubs in the World Series, which featured Babe's famous "Called Shot." For the Babe it was his seventh World Series ring.
www.hollywoodsportsbook.com /mlbgreats/mlb_greatest_ruth.cfm   (2220 words)

 World Series : Boston Red Sox   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Though they won 11 American League flags in 1903, 1904, 1912, 1915, 1916, 1918, 1946, 1967, 1975, 1986 and 2004 but were able to conquer the Fall Classic title, a post-season playoff, only six times in 1903, 1912, 1915, 1916, 1918 and 2004.
The 1915 World Series gained more recognition as a national event when Woodrow Wilson became the first President to attend a game.
This was the Red Soxs’ fifth and the last World Series title since Babe Ruth, Sox’s ace player was traded off to the Yankees due to his notorious habits.
www.fenwayinfo.com /worldSeries.html   (733 words)

 World Series Game Baseball History, History Of The World Series Games.
Before the birth of the World Series in 1903, there were other postseason championships that took place as early as 1884.
The first World Series, in 1903, was a best-of-nine affair arranged between the champions of the older National League (founded in 1876) and the American League.
Identical to the ball used during the 2005 world series.
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 World Series
The World Series, which has determined the championship of professional baseball every year but two since 1903, can be traced to a series played in 1884.
The "modern" World Series was established between the American League and its older rival, the National League, in 1903 as part of a plan to regularize competition between the leagues.
The National League tried a championship series between the winners of the first half of the season against the winners of the second half, but it was not a hit with the fans and was dropped in 1893.
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 1980 World Series by Baseball Almanac
Both the Philadelphia Phillies, who had been in the 1915 World Series (and lost the Red Sox) and 1950 World Series (and lost to the New York Yankees), and Kansas City Royals were playing for their first World Championship.
Seventy-seven (77) years of World Series history and during Game 4, Willie Aikens became the first player ever with a pair of two-homer games (Game 1 was his first) during a Fall Classic.
The World Series Most Valuable Player Award was given to Mike Schmidt.
www.baseball-almanac.com /ws/yr1980ws.shtml   (1330 words)

 1915 WS - BR Bullpen
The 1915 World Series opposed teams from Boston and Philadelphia for the second consecutive year, except that this time, the leagues were reversed: it was the Boston Red Sox who represented the American League and, making their first-ever appearance in a World Series, the Philadelphia Phillies holding up the National League's colors.
For Boston, World Series veterans 2B Jack Barry and catcher Hick Cady were in the line-up, at the expense of Heinie Wagner and Pinch Thomas respectively, in what were also moves designed to bolster the offensive side of the ledger.
The World Series moved to Boston for Game 3, after taking a Sunday off to rest (Sunday games were still forbidden in most cities at the time).
www.baseball-reference.com /bullpen/1915_WS   (3684 words)

 Two Thousand Three NFL Draft   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Every sport has their pinnacle trophy, but none is as coveted as baseball's World Series; a best of seven contest that celebrates our national pastime.
Over the last century, the World Series has been woven into the fabric of America's culture evolving far beyond a mere football tournament.
The World Series is the crushing blow of Fred Snodgrass dropping a routine fly ball and Willie McCovey hitting the final out straight to Bobby Richardson.
www.beteagle.com /bet/mlb/baseballworldseries.html   (640 words)

 Athletic Field - 1915   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Both men were with the New Giants in the World Series of 1912 and 1913.
In Spring 1915, the varsity track and field team was second in a dual meet with Lehigh, third in a trangular meet with Dickinson and Franklin and Marshall, and second in a dual meet with Gettsyburg.
The athletic field was used for cultural events as well as athletic events because spectators could stand or sit on the hillside or in buggys or automobiles on the field itself.
www.departments.bucknell.edu /edu/photo_history/1915/Field.html   (339 words)

 The Ballpark Guys Test of World Series Knowledge
Reggie Jackson is the lifetime World Series slugging percentage leader with a mark of.755, including a staggering.890 in three series with the Yankees.
Such was the case in the 1959 World Series, when the Los Angeles Dodgers' Chuck Essegian carved his name in the World Series record book by clubbing an unprecedented two pinch-hit homers in the Dodgers' first-ever Los Angeles World Series win.
The first time a manager won the World Series in both leagues, he opposed a manager in the series who had also won a World Series in the other league and was trying to accomplish the same feat.
www.ballparkguys.com /trivia/BG_Series_Test.htm   (1451 words)

 Philadelphia Athletics Historical Society's Official Website and Online Shoppe
Between 1910-1915, the World Series came to Philadelphia five times as the Athletics and then the Phillies brought league titles and post-season play to their faithful fans in the City of Brotherly Love.
However, there was no World Series in 1902—the result of an ongoing “war” between the two leagues—and in 1905 the Athletics were thrashed by the New York Giants four games to one.
With two World Series victories in a row fitting neatly in the palm of Philadelphia’s hand, city residents were becoming comfortable with that championship feeling as they cheered the A’s during a parade down Broad Street.
www.philadelphiaathletics.org /history/goldenagebywarrington.htm   (3343 words)

 1980 World Series - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 1980 World Series was the first of numerous World Series that journeyman outfielder Lonnie Smith (then with Phillies) participated in.
Louis Cardinals), 1985 World Series (as a member of the Kansas City Royals), and the 1991 and 1992 World Series as a member of the Atlanta Braves.
With their victory in the 1980 World Series, the Phillies became the last of the "Original Sixteen" franchises to win a Series (although it should be noted that the St.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1980_World_Series   (1343 words)

 2003 World Series - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Due to the 1994 strike and an NL abstention from the 1904 event, this was actually the 99th World Series event.
The series was, however, somewhat overshadowed by the League Championship Series that year, when the Chicago Cubs and Boston Red Sox, both widely believed to be cursed, both went down to dramatic defeats in Game 7s.
MLB had alternated home-field advantage for the World Series between the two leagues prior to this, and the NL would have been due for home-field in 2003 before the change.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/2003_World_Series   (2076 words)

 The Sporting News: Baseball History of the World Series   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Vic Aldridge, who had pitched the distance in the Pirates' lone victory of the Series, was called upon by Manager Bill McKechnie to keep his club afloat in Game 5.
Of particular note was the performance of the Senators' outfield, as Goose Goslin whacked three home runs in the Series for the second straight year, Joe Harris hit.440 with three homers and Rice batted.364 and made an unforgettable defensive play.
For the Pirates, it was a return to a supremacy of the baseball world they had not enjoyed since 1909 when rookie pitcher Babe Adams led the club to the World Series title by beating the Detroit Tigers three times.
tsn.sportingnews.com /archives/worldseries/1925.html   (1060 words)

 The Sporting News: Baseball History of the World Series   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
One step away from World Series berths in 1976, 1977 and 1978, both the Phillies and the Royals lost in Championship Series play all three years.
While the Phils didn't exact revenge against their conquerors (having lost to the Cincinnati Reds once and the Los Angeles Dodgers twice), they were able to clear the NL Championship Series hurdle in 1980, and did so at the expense of the Houston Astros.
After losing down-to-the-wire AL Championship Series to New York in '76 and '77 and falling to the Yankees again in '78, Kansas City blotted out the Yanks in three straight games in the 1980 playoffs.
archive.sportingnews.com /archives/worldseries/1980.html   (1375 words)

 Philadelphia Phillies - Baker Bowl
Woodrow Wilson became the first US President to see a World Series game when he attended the second game of the 1915 World Series at Baker Bowl.
The Negro League World Series games were played at the ballpark in 1924-26.
Nicknamed "the Hump" because it was on an elevated piece of ground that had a railroad tunnel underneath the outfield.
www.baseball-statistics.com /Ballparks/Phi/Baker.htm   (1233 words)

 Boston Red Sox @ fenwayfanatics.com: Red Sox History
Boston's only shot at a World Series title during Williams' tenure came in 1946, but the Red Sox lost in seven games to the St. Louis, the first of three meetings between these two clubs for a world championship.
Boston had opportunities to return to the Series in 1948 and 1949, but the Sox instead lost a one-game playoff to the eventual world champion Cleveland Indians in 1948 and then blew a one-game lead over the Yankees with two games to play at the end of the 1949 season.
Boston returned to the World Series in 1986, thanks in part to the young arm of "Rocket" Roger Clemens, who won not only the Cy Young Award but American League MVP honors.
www.fenwayfanatics.com /redsox/history   (1663 words)

 Major League Baseball : History : World Series History
Notes: The World Series gained recognition as a national event when Woodrow Wilson became the first President to attend a game.
The World Series moved to Boston for Game 3, but the result was the same as Game 2, with the Sox winning 2-1 in their last at-bat.
Of course, Ruth would eventually make his presence known in many World Series, as both a pitcher and a hitter.
mlb.mlb.com /NASApp/mlb/mlb/history/postseason/mlb_ws_recaps.jsp?feature=1915   (448 words)

 Baseball Almanac - World Series Menu
The inaugural World Series of 1903 was a resounding success and represented the first step in healing the bruised egos of both the veteran National and fledgling American Leagues.
Pittsburgh and Boston went head-to-head for eight games proving that great baseball between the two leagues was possible and that a merger would benefit the growth of the sport.
Surprisingly, Brush regretted the decision and later that year proposed to continue with the series as originally conceived.
www.scrabaseball.com /worldseries.htm   (231 words)

 Heritage Highlights... SPOTLIGHT ON: Collecting World Series Tickets
And here we encounter a slight contradiction to the appeal of that "shirt pocket ride" through history, as the most valuable tickets of all are "full tickets," meaning those that were never used to gain entry to the game, and as such were never torn into stubs.
The reasoning is simple-only a tiny handful of World Series tickets have gone unused, with the overwhelming majority torn at the turnstiles.
World Series ticket collecting is a fun and (relative to most game used and signed memorabilia) affordable way to connect with some of the great moments in baseball history.
sports.heritageauctions.com /highlights/default.php?id=1032   (1389 words)

 Red Sox in the World Series   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Sox World Series opponent the Philadelphia Phillies were surprise winners in the National League after finishing sixth the previous season.
Interesting to note that the 1914 World Series was played in Fenway by the Braves.
The Series hero for Boston was Rube Foster who hurled two complete game victories for the Sox, winning game two with a three hitter, and by spreading out nine hits in the series finale.
www.allsports.com /mlb/redsox/1915.htm   (431 words)

 1915 World Series - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the 1915 World Series, the Boston Red Sox beat the Philadelphia Phillies four games to one.
In their only World Series before 1950, the Phillies won Game 1 before being swept the rest of the way.
The Red Sox pitching was so strong in the '15 series that the young Babe Ruth was not used on the mound and only made a single pinch-hitting appearance.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1915_World_Series   (262 words)

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