Talk:1903 World Series

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Remaining Trivia Items[edit]

I think the remaining trivia items could be deleted without relocating the information in this article. Perhaps the first (team Hall of Famers) could be moved, but the last two (Honus Wagner's reaction and 3-1 comeback) seem like a stretch. (Dossett 18:38, 7 June 2007 (UTC))

Boston Team Name[edit]

Should this really say "Boston Americans"? The poster in the picture says "Red Sox."

--User:Pkirlin

I do not think that the poster dates from 1903, I believe it is a mock-up. Boston did not have a nickname until 1908, before this they were variously called the Americans or the Pilgrims. Also, in 1903 I believe the competition was most commonly referred to as the "World's Championship Series"; this is certainly what was printed on the series program [1]. Rje 13:05, 2 April 2006 (UTC)

They were also called the "Somersets" at some point, after the name of the team owner. 64.69.116.189 20:31, 22 July 2006 (UTC)

For a period of time including 1903, Pittsburgh would've been referred to as 'Pittsburg,' as expressed in [2] Exoterrick 18:58, 2 June 2006 (UTC)
Changed the caption under the picture to indicate that it is not contemporary to 1903. Vidor 07:24, 7 September 2006 (UTC)

FYI that the Boston 'Pilgrims' is a reference to a nickname. Official name was the Boston 'Americans' as listed on main Boston Red Sox pages, but also in other sources such as baseball-reference.com.

Technically speaking, they had no official name except "Boston American League Baseball Club". They wore "B A" on some early jerseys, and were called "Americans" as much as anything. They were only rarely called "Pilgrims". They became "Red Sox" officially in 1908 when they glommed onto the abandoned name and colors of their National League rivals in Boston. Previous to that the Americans wore dark blue as their team color. Baseball Bugs 17:56, 11 July 2007 (UTC)

Controversy[edit]

Not that I agree with it, but there's been some controversy floating around about what World Series was actually the first. Since the 1903 World Series was played with nine games, some people (yankee fans in particular) think that the 1903 series didn't "count". Should the controversy be mentioned? --Thebends 22:33, 5 January 2006 (UTC)

There is no controversy. It's just fans who don't know anything about the games history opining. With their line of thinking the 1919 World Series shouldn't count because it was a best of 9.--Moneyball

Well, it shouldn't really count, but that's not why ;) -Elmer Clark 06:28, 18 August 2006 (UTC)
The 1903 World Series had eight games. And we might want to try explaining in the article why this series had 8 games instead of the usual 7. -- §HurricaneERIC§ archive 23:23, 28 November 2006 (UTC)