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Score of First World Series Game

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The first World Series Game ever played was played on Thursday, October 1, 1903, at Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds in Boston, Massachusetts between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Boston Americans (now the Red Sox). What was the final score of that first World Series game?

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Pittsburgh won the first World Series game 7 to 3 over the Boston Americans in nine innings. Boston would go on to win that first World Series 5 games to 3.

First World Series MVP

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When was the first World Series MVP named and who was named MVP?

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The World Series MVP was first awarded in 1955. The winner of that first World Series MVP was Brooklyn Dodgers starting pitcher Johnny Podres. Podres notched two complete game wins in the 1955 World Series, one of which was a shutout. He gave up only two earned runs in 18 innings pitched and had 10 strikeouts. The Dodgers defeated the New York Yankees in that 1955 World Series 4 games to 3.

First World Series Home Run

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Who hit the first World Series home run?

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In the seventh inning of World Series Game 1 Jimmy Sebring of the Pittsburgh Pirates hit a solo home run to extend the Pirates lead to 7-0 over the Boston Americans (now the Red Sox). This was the first home run in World Series history. The pirates won that game 7-3 but went on to lose that first World Series 5 games to 3.

Chicago Cubs Opponent in the 1908 World Series

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Who did the Chicago Cubs play in the 1908  World Series?

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The Chicago Cubs played the Detroit Tigers in the 1908 World Series.  The Series was a rematch of the 1907 World Series which was won by Chicago four games to none. The Cubs also won the 1908 World Series besting the Tigers four games to one.

Cleveland’s Opponent in the 1948 World Series

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Who did the Cleveland Indians play in the 1948  World Series?

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The Cleveland Indians played the Boston Braves in the 1948 World Series.  The Indians reached the Series by defeating the Boston Red Sox in a one-game playoff. Cleveland won the 1948 World Series four games to two.

First to Pitch Perfect Game in World Series

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Who was the first pitcher to pitch a perfect game in a World Series?

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Don Larsen of the New York Yankees pitched the first and only World Series perfect game in the fifth game of the 1956 World Series. He threw only 97 pitches striking out 7. The Yankees defeated the Brooklyn Dodgers in that game 2-0. The Yankees also took the Series 4 games to 3.

Most Innings Pitched in World Series Game

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What Major League Baseball player has the most innings pitched in a single World Series game?

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A player better remembered for his hitting records than pitching records, Babe Ruth, has the most innings pitched in a single World Series game – 14 in game 2 of the 1916 World Series.

First World Series Championship for the San Francisco Giants

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When did the San Francisco Giants win their first World Series Championship?

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The San Francisco Giants won their first World Series Championship in 1905 as the New York Giants defeating the Philadelphia Athletics 4 games to 1. Their first win as the San Francisco Giants came in 2010 when they defeated the Texas Rangers 4 games to 1.

First Wild Card Team to Win World Series

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Who was the first Major League Baseball playoff Wild Card team to go on to win the World Series?

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The first Wild Card team to make the MLB playoffs and then go on to win the World Series was the Florida Marlins who beat Cleveland in the 1997 World Series 4 games to 3.