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The Courier-Journal Covers the First Game of the First World Series


From the Louisville Courier-Journal, October 2, 1903


Pittsburg Wins the First Game


Masterly Pitching of Philippi to (Sic) Much for the Bostons


First of World’s Series


Over Sixteen Thousand People See Leach and Sebring Hit the Ball Hard.


“Deacon” Strikes Out Ten


Boston, Oct. 1 – The masterly pitching of Phillipe brough about the downfall of the Boston Americans to-day in the first game of the world’s championship series with Pittsburg, the National League pennant winners. The score was 7 to 3, and 16,000 persons witnessed the play. So completely were the American League champions under the spell of Phillipe that until the seventh inning only one Boston runner reached third, and then only on an error. Score:


BOSTON AB R BH PO A E

Dougherty, LF 4 0 0 1 1 0

Collins, 3b 4 0 0 2 3 0

Stahl, CF 4 0 1 2 0 0

Freeman, RF 4 2 2 2 0 0

Parent, SS 4 1 2 4 4 0

Lachance, 1b 4 0 0 8 0 0

Ferris, 2b 3 0 1 2 4 2

Criger, c 3 0 0 6 1 2

Young, p 3 0 0 0 1 0

O’Brien* 1 0 0 0 0 0

Farrell** 1 0 0 0 0 0

Totals 35 3 6 27 14 4

Pittsburg AB R BH PO A E

Beaumont, cf 5 1 0 3 0 0

Clarke, lf 5 0 2 4 0 0

Leach, 3b 5 1 4 0 1 1

Wagner, ss 3 1 1 1 2 1

Bransfield, 1b 5 2 1 7 0 0

Ritchey, 2b 4 1 0 1 2 0

Sebring, rf 5 1 3 1 0 0

Phelps, c 4 0 1 10 0 0

Phillipe, p 4 0 0 0 2 0

Totals 40 7 12 27 7 2

*Batted for Criger in the ninth. ** Batted for Young in the ninth.

Innings 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 T

Boston 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 3

Pittsburg 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 7

Three-base Hits – Freeman, Parent, Leach, Bransfield. Home Run – Sebring. Stolen Bases – Wagner, Bransfield, Ritcher. First Base on Balls – Off Young 3. Struck Out – By Young 5, by Phillipe 10. Passed Ball – Criger. Time of Game – One hour and fifty-five minutes. Umpires – O’Day and Connolly. Attendance – 16,242.


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