Thursday, October 13, 2016
today in baseball
in 1903, the Boston Americans (now Red Sox) defeat the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-0 in game 8 and the series five games to three to win the first ever world series. Boston had come back from three games to one down to win it. they were helped by the fan club "Royal Rooters" who was founded by Michael T. "Nuf Ced" McGreevy, who owned the Third Base Saloon - so named because it was the last stop for fans before going home. the Royal Rooters were known to sing "Tessie" to frustrate and annoy the opposing team. also on this day, in 1960, Bill Mazeroski of the Pittsburgh Pirates hit the first ever World Series clinching home run on a one ball no strike pitch from Ralph Terry over the left field wall to win game 7 10-9. the Pirates were out hit, out scored and outplayed the whole series and still won. (the scores for the Yankees three wins were 10-0, 12-0 and 16-3). not long after the series ended, Casey Stengel was fired by the Yankees. he had turned 70 in July. he was quoted as saying " I'll never make the mistake of turning 70 again."