On October 13, 1903, In the 95-minute contest at the Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds, a crowd of 7,455 fans claimed the right to see the Boston Pilgrims win the first modern-day World Series Five games to three. In the decisive eighth game, the Pilgrims blank the Pittsburgh Pirates, 3-0, on the strength of Bill Dinneen’s complete-game pitching. Deacon Phillippe of the Pirates hurls his fifth complete game of the Series, but takes the loss.



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