Huntington Avenue Grounds
A huge field that hosted circuses and carnivals, the Huntington Avenue Grounds were
the site of the first World Series game, October 1, 1903, and are now part of Northeastern
|FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY|
|» April 19, 1902:
At Boston's Huntington Avenue Grounds, 15,000 watch Boston defeat Baltimore, 7-6, in the AL Opening Day game. Cy Young is the winner.
» June 5, 1903:
The Pilgrims, led by Hobe Ferris' grand slam, defeat Chicago, 10-8, at the Huntington Avenue Grounds.
» June 27, 1911: In the 7th inning at Huntington Avenue Grounds, the A's Stuffy McInnis steps into the batter's box to lead off and hits Ed Karger's warm-up pitch for an inside-the-park home run while the Red Sox are still taking their positions. Boston manager Patsy Donovan's protests to ump Ben Egan, but Egan rejects the protest on the basis of Ban Johnson's new rule prohibiting warm-up pitches. The A's win, 7–3. Ban Johnson's time-saving rule, which declares that pitchers must throw as soon as the batter is in the box, is soon withdrawn.