When Boston Won the World Series by Bob Ryan
A Chronicle of Boston's Remarkable Victory in the First Modern World Series of 1903

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This year marks the 100th anniversary of the first World Series, in which the upstart Boston squad of the fledgling American League triumphed over the Pittsburgh Pirates of the time-honored National League. Starring such legendary players as Boston's Cy Young and Bill Dinneen, and Pittsburgh's Honus Wagner and Deacon Phillippe, When Boston Won the World Series chronicles with stirring detail the events that led up to baseball's first Fall Classic: the 1901 creation of the American League, its roster "raids" against National League teams, the sea change of public interest that caused the American League to outsell the National by 500,000 tickets, and the subsequent concession of the Nationals. The resulting handshake deal established a season-ending series which would determine the best baseball team in the world.

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Published April 1, 2003 by Running Press Book Publishers. 192 pages
Genres: History, Sports & Outdoors. Non-fiction

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Ryan didn't have to stray too far from the Boston Globe offices to pen this brief history of the 1903 World Series champion Boston Americans.

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In his new book WHEN BOSTON WON THE WORLD SERIES, acclaimedBoston Globe sports columnist Bob Ryan does an excellent job transporting readers back to the fabled Huntington Avenue Grounds, where the first modern World Series took place in 1903.

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