On October 1, 1903, the Boston Pilgrims and Pittsburgh Pirates play the first modern-day World Series game,also called "Championship of the United States‚". Played at Boston's Huntington Street park before an overflow crowd of 16‚242. Deacon Phillippe outduels Cy Young and pitches Pittsburgh to a 7-3 win. The Pilgrims will eventually win the Series, five games to three.
Pittsburgh RF Jimmy Sebring hits the first HR and adds three other hits. 3B Tommy Leach has 4 hits‚ including 2 triples for the Pirates and winds up with four three-baggers‚ a Series record. The first of his triples goes into the RF crowd and he is allowed 3B by the ump.