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Topics in Chronicling America - Baseball's World Series, 1903- 1922.

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Picture of  "King" Cole and Eddie Plank from the Richmond Times Dispatch, October 21, 1910, page 5

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Important Dates:

  • September 1903. The compromise known as the "National Agreement" resolves the conflict between the rival American and National Leagues and lays the foundation for the Modern World Series that continues to this day.
  • October 1904. Despite the National Agreement, John T. Brush, president of the National League champion New York Giants, refuses to compete against the American League and the World Series is cancelled.
  • January 1905. John T. Brush proposes formal rules for annual World Series Contests.

Suggested Search Terms:

  • [Try the following terms in combination, proximity, or as phrases using Search Pages in Chronicling America.]
  • Individuals: Connie Mack, Fielder Jones, Cy Young, Ty Cobb, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson, Mordecai Brown, Frank Chance, John T. Brush
  • Teams: Pittsburg Pirates (note that the spelling "Pittsburgh" did not occur until 1920), Boston Americans, New York Giants, Philadelphia Athletics, Chicago White Sox, Chicago White Stockings, Chicago Cubs, Detroit Tigers

Sample Articles from Chronicling America:

World Series of 1903 (Oct 1-Oct 13).

World Series of 1904. Cancelled. National League champions, the New York Giants, refused to meet the American League champions, the Boston Americans (now Red Sox).

World Series of 1905 (Oct 9-Oct 14).

World Series of 1906 (Oct 9-Oct 14).

World Series of 1907 (Oct 8-Oct 12).

World Series of 1908 (Oct 10-Oct 14).

World Series of 1909 (Oct 8-Oct 16).

World Series of 1910 (Oct 17-Oct 23).

World Series of 1911 (Oct 14-Oct 26).

World Series of 1912 (Oct 18-Oct 16).

World Series of 1913 (Oct 7-Oct 11).

World Series of 1914 (Oct 9-Oct 13).

World Series of 1915 (Oct 8-Oct 13).

World Series of 1916. (Oct 7-Oct 12).

World Series of 1917 (Oct 6-Oct 15).

World Series of 1918 (Sep 5-Sep 11).

World Series of 1919 (Oct 1-Oct 9).

World Series of 1920 (Oct 5-Oct 12).

World Series of 1921 (Oct 5-Oct 13).

World Series of 1922 (Oct 4-Oct 8).

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