The Lost World Series of 1904

The first World Series was played in 1903 when the Boston Americans of the American League defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates of the National League five games to three. The stage was set for another “world’s championship” match-up in 1904 as the season was drawing to a close. In the American League, the Boston Americans were in a fight for the pennant with the New York Highlanders, with both teams agreeing to play against the National League if they became champions. But, the National League’s New York Giants owner John Brush, and manager John McGraw, would have nothing to do with it.