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Most likely Massachusetts did not invent baseball, although interestingly, the game's immediate forerunner was known as "town ball" or "the Massachusetts game". The state was, however, the site of the first World Series, played between the Boston Pilgrims (later known as the Red Sox) and the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1903. The Red Sox rose to power during this period with Denton True "Cy" Young as their star pitcher. The team's current stadium, Fenway Park, opened in 1912 with a game against the NY Highlanders who later became known as the NY Yankees. The Red Sox won the season opener in 11 innings and went on to

post the best season record of all time, 105-47. They also beat the NY Giants in the first match up between the NL and AL champions. Babe Ruth joined the team in 1914 and the Sox won World Series championships in 1915, 1916, and 1918. During these years Ruth was the leading pitcher on the staff, compiling records of 18-8 in 1915 and 23-12 in 1916. He pitched 29 2/3 scoreless innings during the World Series that year. Offensively, Ruth consistently batted over .300 and grew his home run production to the point where he hit 29 in 1919. After that season,Ruth was sold to the NY Yankees and the Red Sox, although coming close in 1975 and

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1986 were unable to win a World Series for the next 86 years. The curse was dramatically broken in 2004, when the Sox made history by coming back from an 0-3 deficit against the NY Yankees in the ALCS and continuing on to defeat the St. Cardinals in four straight games to win the World Series.

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By the way, another Boston team, the Braves won the 1914 World Series in Fenway Park when their own field, Braves Park, was under construction. The Braves moved to Milwaukee in 1953 and subsequently to Atlanta.


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