On September 5, 1918 — At Comiskey Park, Babe Ruth of the Red Sox six-hits the Cubs in the opening game of the World Series, 1 – 0. The Fall Classic game, which starts almost a month earlier than usual due to World War I, is played at the White Sox home field rather than Weeghman Park (to be renamed Wrigley Field in 1926) due to the larger seating capacity. During the 7th-inning stretch, a military band plays “The Star Spangled Banner” and Fred Thomas, makes its debut at a professional sporting event on leave from the Navy, snaps to attention.



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