The final game of the first-ever World Series was played in October 13, 1903 between the Boston Americans (Red Sox) and the Pittsburgh Pirates. In Game 8 of the best-of-nine Series, Boston defeated Pittsburgh, 3-0, to take the championship 5 games to 3. Boston’s Bill Dinneen earned the victory over Deacon Phillippe of the Pirates.
The first World Series game ever was played on 1 October 1903 at Boston’s Huntington Avenue Grounds before a crowd of 16,242. In the game, Cy Young and the Americans (now the Red Sox) were defeated 7-3 by Deacon Phillippe and the Pirates. The first World Series home run was hit by Jimmy Sebring in the top of the seventh – a dinger that gave the Pirates a 7-0 lead at the time. Though the Americans attempted to make a comeback in the final innings, they were unable to catch up in time.