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[edit] 1903 Boston Americans / Franchise: Boston Red Sox / BR Team Page

Record: 91-47, Finished 1st in American League (1903 AL)

World Series Champs

Managed by Jimmy Collins

Ballpark: Huntington Avenue Grounds

[edit] History, Comments, Contributions

A plaque commemorating Boston's 1903 World Series win stands outside Fenway Park

The 1903 Boston Americans won the first World Series.

A number of sources claim that the team was known as the "Boston Pilgrims", but it was not so. One or two newspapers did occasionally used the name "Pilgrims" in 1907. However, the team actually never had a name but was most commonly referred to as the "Bostons" or the "Americans." In December 1908, the team was officially named the Boston Red Sox.

[edit] Standings

American League W L T GB Pct.
Boston Pilgrims 91 47 3 -- .659
Philadelphia Athletics 75 60 2 14½ .556
Cleveland Naps 77 63 0 15 .550
New York Highlanders 72 62 2 17 .537
Detroit Tigers 65 71 1 25 .478
St. Louis Browns 65 74 0 26½ .468
Chicago White Sox 60 77 1 30½ .438
Washington Senators 43 94 3 47½ .314


[edit] World Series

Main article: 1903 World Series
Game Date Visitor Score Home Score Record

(BOS-PIT)

Attendance
1 October 1 Pittsburgh Pirates 7 Boston Americans 3 0-1 16,242
2 October 2 Pittsburgh Pirates 0 Boston Americans 3 1-1 9,415
3 October 3 Pittsburgh Pirates 4 Boston Americans 2 1-2 18,801
4 October 6 Boston Americans 4 Pittsburgh Pirates 5 1-3 7,600
5 October 7 Boston Americans 11 Pittsburgh Pirates 2 2-3 12,322
6 October 8 Boston Americans 6 Pittsburgh Pirates 3 3-3 11,556
7 October 10 Boston Americans 7 Pittsburgh Pirates 3 4-3 17,038
8 October 13 Pittsburgh Pirates 0 Boston Americans 3 5-3 7,455
The 1903 Boston Americans

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