This day in baseball: The Great Rivalry is bornPosted: May 7, 2014
The first game of what would become baseball’s fiercest rivalry took place on May 7, 1903 at Huntington Avenue Grounds in Boston. The Pilgrims won 6-2 over the Highlanders, as Hobe Ferris belted a home run and Chick Stahl hit two triples. Meanwhile, Highlanders pitcher Snake Wiltse gave up thirteen hits in the loss. Today, these two teams are known as the Boston Red Sox (the Pilgrims) and the New York Yankees (the Highlanders).