Talk:1904 World Series

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I assume this refers to a sport of some kind. Don't you think that should be mentioned in the article? It might even go so far as to mention which sport. This needs context.—Rory 16:56, Aug 17, 2004 (UTC)

  • It's Baseball. That's a given because baseball is the only sport (I know of) where the championship is called the World Series. (Ok, poker has a World Series, but it's called The World Series of Poker). Also, the box at the bottom of the page states that it is the World Series of baseball. --Thebends 00:04, 6 January 2006 (UTC)

should this page exist?[edit]

Can you have a reference page to a World Series that did not get played? Perhaps there is a better Title for this page... Entirelybs 15:33, 11 July 2007 (UTC)

It basically duplicates info that's in the World Series page. Maybe it could redirect to the appropriate point in that article. Baseball Bugs 15:51, 11 July 2007 (UTC)

Winner By Default?[edit]

Can one make the case that the Americans won the Wortld Series by default since the Giants refused to play them? (talk) 18:54, 3 May 2009 (UTC)

No, because in 1904 there was no rule compelling them to play a World Series. For 1905, the Giants themselves participated in drafting rules to standardize the Series and to also make participation compulsory. So, for example, if the A's had decided in 1905 that they didn't want to face the Giants, the Giants might have been declared winners by forfeit. However, the Series is about money, so there was no chance of that happening. Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots 19:36, 3 May 2009 (UTC)

According to Lee Allen in The National League Story (1961), the Giants had announced that they would refuse to play an interleague series, because John McGraw's former team, the AL Baltimore Orioles, had moved to New York, and, as luck would have it, the Yankees (yes, they were called Yankees then) lost the pennant on the last day, with Jack Chesbro losing a game by one wild pitch. After the Boston team had won the pennant, they offered to play the Giants in a series of games, but John T. Brush declined--it was too late. Dougie monty (talk) 08:19, 2 October 2009 (UTC)

Having already announced they wouldn't play the AL winner (when they thought it might be New York), it probably would have looked fishy if they said, "OK, it's Boston, so we'll play." The Giants' refusal may have actually been a good thing, as it brought the Series under the management of MLB itself rather than the individual clubs, which is what helped sink the Series in the 1880s. →Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots 11:54, 2 October 2009 (UTC)