Friday, September 21, 2012

September 21

1903 Breisch-Williams (E107) - Fielder Jones

On this day in 1901, the Chicago White Sox won the first official American League pennant.

Even though the Sox lost to the Athletics that day, they statistically won the pennant. The White Stockings would end up finishing the season four games ahead of the Boston Americans to take the pennant. The World Series was not created until 1903, two years later. The Pale Hose would finish with a record of 83-53.

The National League winners were the Pittsburgh Pirates. If tensions were not so high between the leagues in 1901, the first World Series may have been between the White Stockings and the Pirates.

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