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  1918 World Series - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Series victory for the Red Sox was their fifth in five tries, going back to 1903.
The 1918 Series was played early in September due to the World War I "Work or Fight order." It was marred by players threatening to strike due to low gate receipts.
The Chicago home games in the series were played at Comiskey Park, which had a greater seating capacity than Weeghman Park, the prior home of the Federal League Chicago Whales that the Cubs were now using and which would be rechristened Wrigley Field in 1925.
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 Boston Wins World Series
Boston won the fifteenth World Series in 1918, where 18 is for a pillar, the symbol of historical impact.
The 1918 baseball season was cut short due to World War I. The last game was played on September 11, a day whose infamy has surpassed the Cub's loss to Boston in the 1918 World Series and the goat curse that followed.
The World Series victory was a reminder of the greatest wars in history and the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001 in New York.
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 2004 World Series - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It was the first World Series game-opening homer since Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees in the 2000 World Series against the New York Mets.
In a somewhat fitting coincidence, their World Series victory came 18 years to the day (October 27) after their loss to the New York Mets in the 1986 World Series, and on the night of a lunar eclipse.
The Red Sox were the first team to play an entire World Series without trailing at any point during any game since the Oakland Athletics in 1989 against the San Francisco Giants.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/2004_World_Series   (3747 words)

 1918 World Series by Baseball Almanac
In the first of many, the 1918 season was the first to show the effects of wartime on baseball.
Game 6, would be their last stand as Mays buried the hatchet in the form of a three hit 2-1 triumph that ended the Series and crowned his franchise as five-time World Champions.
Series shares would be reduced drastically because, for the first time, all first-division clubs shared in the revenue.
www.baseball-almanac.com /ws/yr1918ws.shtml   (794 words)

 The 1918 World Series
The powers that be decided that the stadium was too small to host a World Series, and that Comiskey Park with 28,800 seats should act as home turf to the Cubs.
In 1918 he was their firstbaseman, and lead off the second with a walk.
The only way to close this piece is to quote the New York Times, "...the 1918 triumph marks the fifth world's series that the Red Sox have brought to the high brow domicile of the baked bean.
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 World Series   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
The Series winner is determined through a best-of-seven playoff (except in 1903, 1919, 1920 and 1921 when the winner was determined through a best-of-nine playoff) and is awarded the World Series Trophy.
The 2004 World Series was played from October 23 until October 27, between the National League champion St. Louis Cardinals and the American League champion the Boston Red Sox.
Frank Graham called this Series jokingly "the fat men versus the tall men at the office picnic." It is the last time to date that the Chicago Cubs have appeared in the World Series.
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 The Sporting News: Baseball History of the World Series
In the aftermath of the United States' entry into World War I in 1917, a U.S. government edict called for the end of major-league baseball's 1918 regular season by Labor Day and the playing of the World Series immediately thereafter.
Accordingly, the 1918 Series was a late-summer classic that ran from September 5 through September 11.
Then it was up to Ruth, increased his Series scoreless streak to 29 innings, a record, in a 3-2 victory.
www.sportingnews.com /archives/worldseries/1918.html   (710 words)

 Major League Baseball : History : World Series History
When the players' demand for larger World Series cuts was rejected, it took an appeal from A.L. President Ban Johnson to convince the players to take the field.
With the United States involved in World War I, the government ordered Major League Baseball to finish its regular season by Labor Day, which meant the 1918 World Series was the first (and so far, only) Fall Classic played completely in September.
The World Series shifted to Boston for Game 4, Babe Ruth extended his scoreless-innings streak -- stretching back to 1916 -- to 29 2/3 innings, finally allowing a pair of runs in the eighth.
mlb.mlb.com /NASApp/mlb/mlb/history/postseason/mlb_ws_recaps.jsp?feature=1918   (420 words)

 USATODAY.com - Cubs-Red Sox Series framed by WWI, strike threat   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Fourscore and seven years ago, forefathers of the Chicago Cubs and Boston Red Sox brought forth a World Series conceived in greed and dedicated to the proposition that when it comes to bare-knuckled corruption, all men, alas, are created equal.
One of the paradoxes of baseball history is that the Chicago "Black Sox" fix of the 1919 World Series is so notorious while little is known about the nastiness that plagued the Cubs-Red Sox Series the previous year.
The '18 Series was played against the backdrop of bloody trench warfare in World War I, unease about the Russian Revolution, severe restrictions on food and travel and a deadly influenza epidemic.
www.usatoday.com /sports/baseball/2005-06-09-sox-cubs-1918_x.htm   (1429 words)

 Red Sox Connection: 1918
The World Series pitted the Red Sox against the Chicago Cubs.
Because World Series shares were the lowest in the history of the game, players from both teams threatened to strike and not finish the Series.
Wood also poses the question of whether the 1918 World Series could have been fixed, as the game in that era was marked by the presence of gamblers, greed of the owners, and the dishonesty of a few players.
www.redsoxconnection.com /stories/1918.html   (855 words)

 2004 World Series by Baseball Almanac
Many fans stated that what he accomplished in Game 2 of the World Series belonged in a special class and was the kind of story that would be told (and retold) for generations to come.
Had the 2004 World Series goes down to a Game 7 duel, it would have been played on October 31, 2004 in Fenway Park—A date which also happened to be Halloween.
This was not the case as the Boston Red Sox recorded the eleventh American League sweep, won their sixth World Championship, and their first since thirty-one thousand four-hundred fifty-eight (31,458) days had passed (Game 6 of the 1918 World Series).
www.baseball-almanac.com /ws/yr2004ws.shtml   (2203 words)

 Cheap World Series Tickets - World Series MLB Baseball Tickets
In baseball, the World Series is the championship series of Major League Baseball in North America, played in October after the end of the regular season between the pennant winner of the American League and the pennant winner of the National League.
The Red Sox won the series four games to none, earning their first World Series Championship in 31,458 days, the last being in the 1918 World Series, completed on September 11, 1918.
A persistent myth is that the "World" in "World Series" came about because the New York World newspaper sponsored it.
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 September 1998 Boston Baseball: The World Championship That Almost Wasn't
Before 1918, the players on the participating clubs shared 60% of the gate receipts from the first four games, split 60-40 between the winners and losers.
Once the participants had been paid, the remainder of the pool would be distributed among the other first-division clubs: half to the each league’s runners-up, 30% to the third-place clubs and 20% to the fourth-place finishers.
Its dominant member, AL president Ban Johnson, was celebrating the World Series at the bar of the Copley Plaza Hotel.
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 100 Years of the World Series   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
In addition, Enders's narrative is very lucid and engaging, relating the important events and figures of each series in a style that is at once both informative and engaging.
All in all, if you are looking for a book on the first 100 years of the World Series to buy, this is without question or qualification the best currently available.
If you do not own any world series material, this is a good start, but do not try to refer from it, I have only have this book some hours, and I have already found 15 major errors.
www.baseball-fanatics.com /books/product.php?ASIN=0760742014   (824 words)

 Yankees Section - YESNetwork.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
The chants of 1918 will no longer be heard at Yankee Stadium and for the first time since 1919, the Red Sox will strut into the Bronx with the upper hand as the defending world champions.
Eighteen seasons after their last World Series appearance and 86 seasons after their last title, the Red Sox started the season out struggling almost an exact replica of the 1978 Yankees, and like those Yankees, the Red Sox bounced back from their early-season woes.
The Red Sox surged on to the World Series and swept a team that had beaten them twice in the World Series during the Curse, the Cardinals, in four straight games.
www.yesnetwork.com /yankees/news.asp?news_id=966   (872 words)

 Oldest Man in the United States is a Red Sox Fan
Hale was 27 during the 1918 World Series, and he said he doesn't really remember it.
Hale is officially the second-oldest man in the world, and the 10th oldest human being on earth.
He is rooting for Boston to take the World Series because the Red Sox remind him of his home, and because Carolyn never got to see it happen, and because he knows how much Fred Jr.
www.redsoxconnection.com /fans/oldestfan.html   (807 words)

 World Series History
The Washington Nationals (Twins) won the 1924 World Series with 4 games, over the New York Giants (Giants) who won 3 games.
The Pittsburgh Pirates (Pirates) won the 1925 World Series with 4 games, over the Washington Nationals (Twins) who won 3 games.
The (Angels) won the 1959 World Series with 4 games, over the Chicago White Sox (White Sox) who won 2 games.
www.baseballhistory.info /World-Series.html   (2159 words)

 World Series   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
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.
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.
IRL, Champ Car Series Discuss Merging (Washington Post) Indy Racing League and the Champ Car World Series are in talks to unifying the rival American open-wheel series.
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 Chicago Defender / Sports
The last time they played each other in a real game was the 1918 World Series, and winning was somewhat of a routine for both clubs.
The Red Sox were in the World Series for the third time in four years, having won it in 1915 and 1916.
The Red Sox wouldn't play in the World Series again until 1946, and it would be 86 long years before they'd win another championship.
www.chicagodefender.com /page/sports.cfm?ArticleID=1071   (955 words)

 Babe Ruth | The BASEBALL Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
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.
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.
In fact, the idea was first mentioned seriously by Red Sox Hall of Fame outfielder Harry Hooper, who saw the value in the Babe's bat and glove in the outfield on a regular basis.
www.thebaseballpage.com /past/pp/ruthbabe   (3850 words)

 Boston.com / Sports / Baseball / Red Sox / YES!!!
While church bells rang in small New England towns and horns honked on the crowded streets of the Hub, the 2004 Red Sox last night won the 100th World Series, completing a four-game sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals with a 3-0 victory on the strength of seven innings of three-hit pitching by Derek Lowe.
It was a baseball epic, an event for the ages putting the Sox into a World Series that was profoundly anticlimactic.
In the finale, a game played under a full moon/lunar eclipse on the date of Boston's Game 7 loss in the excruciating 1986 World Series, Johnny Damon led off with a home run and the Sox were never threatened.
www.boston.com /sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2004/10/28/yes   (533 words)

 Red Sox Win First World Series Since 1918   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
The Red Sox became the first team in World Series history to lead after the first inning of the first four games, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
The Red Sox had won five of the first 15 World Series before the trade, the last one in 1918.
Marquis, struggling with his control, became the first Cardinals pitcher in this Series to last through the fifth inning, allowing three runs and six hits in six innings before he was pinch hit for.
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 The Turkish fronts, 1918 (from World War I) --  Encyclopædia Britannica
A major international conflict fought from 1914 to 1918, World War I was the most deadly and destructive war the world had ever seen to that time.
The traumatic effect of World War I on the collective psyche of Europeans was reflected in the outpouring of literature that directly dealt with the war.
Most of the works inspired by the war were infused with a sense of disillusionment, and some had a pointedly antiwar spirit.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-53166   (918 words)

 cbs2chicago.com - Cubs Win Over Red Sox, 14-6
Pounding the ball over the walls and against the ivy in their own historic park, Chicago had 20 hits and routed the World Series champion Red Sox 14-6 on Friday.
The teams, known more for their curses than their postseason success until the Red Sox broke through and won the World Series last season, were meeting in the regular season for the first time.
The Cubs still haven't won a World Series since 1908 or been in once since 1945 when, according to legend, a local bar owner put a hex on the team because his goat was barred from Game 4.
cbs2chicago.com /topstories/local_story_161113524.html   (693 words)

 World Series Almanac : 1990   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
he Oakland Athletics, defending World Series Champions, entered the Series after advancing through the regular season to play against Cincinnati Reds.
The Oakland took the lead in Game 3 initially but a homer and two-run shot by third baseman Chris Sabo of the Reds gave them a 8- 3 lead.
Finally the Cincinnati Reds were the winners sweeping the Series in four games.
www.worldseries-almanac.com /1990_worldseries.html   (171 words)

 WABI TV 5 - Local Sports   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
It will be the teams' first meeting since the 1918 World Series.
As Red Sox Nation knows all too well, that was the last time Boston won a World Series.
The Cubs' home games in the 1918 World Series were played across town at old Comiskey Park, because that ballpark was bigger.
www.wabi.tv /story.asp?8362   (94 words)

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