This day in baseball: The World Series is born

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.