IN THE NEWS: The first modern World Series game, also called "Championship of the United States," is played at Boston's Huntington Street park before 16,242. Deacon Phillippe pitches Pittsburgh to a 7–3 win over Cy Young. Pittsburgh RF Jimmy Sebring hits the first home run and adds three other hits. 3B Tommy Leach has four hits, including two triples for the Pirates and winds up with four three-baggers, a Series record.
In the first City Series between the Chicago White Sox and the Chicago Nationals, Jack Taylor shuts out the Sox, 11–0, on three hits at the West Side Grounds. The Colts win the next two games, but Taylor will lose his next three starts and the series will end tied at seven apiece on October 15. Sox owner Charles Comiskey is willing to play it out but the Colts Jim Hart is not (according to historian Benton Stark). Hart is convinced that Taylor lost his games deliberately for money and will trade the star in two months.
IN THE NEWS: The Boston Pilgrims Bill Dinneen blanks Pittsburgh 3–0 on three hits and 11 strikeouts to even the Series. His four starts will give him three victories, making this the only World Series to produce two 3-game winners. Boston LF Patsy Dougherty hits two home runs; in 14 World Series games they are the only home runs he will hit. With Boston electing to bat first, Patsy's first homer is a leadoff blast against Sam Leever.
IN THE NEWS: A travel day and rainout enable Phillippe to pitch and win again 5–4, before 7,600 at Pittsburgh. Boston rallies for three runs in the 9th but it is not enough. Ginger Beaumont and Honus Wagner have three hits, but Honus will manage just .222 for the World Series.
IN THE NEWS: Cy Young, who will also pitch in four games, stops the Pirates 11–2 on six hits. The 36-year-old righthander drives in three runs. Pittsburgh's Brickyard Kennedy, pitching on his 35th birthday, is ahead 4–2 in the 6th when Honus Wagner makes two errors, and Boston scores six runs. After giving up another four runs in the 7th, Kennedy is gone, and will not pitch in the majors again. Patsy Dougherty has a single a two triples, while Chick Stahl and Jimmy Collins add three baggers.
IN THE NEWS: Three days rest are apparently too much for Phillippe, who gives up first-inning triples to Boston's Jimmy Collins and Chick Stahl for a 2–0 lead. Five of the first 11 hits are triples, as the ground rules call for any balls hit into the crowds to be three baggers. Cy Young wins 7–3.
IN THE NEWS: An overworked Deacon Phillippe pitches his 5th complete game of the Series, losing to Bill Dinneen 3–0. Only 7,455, the smallest crowd of the Series, see Boston win the championship. Deacon's five decisions and 44 IP are still World Series records, as are his starting two straight World Series games, twice Hobe Ferriss' 4th inning single drives in the first of two runs in the inning.
IN THE NEWS: With Pirates owner Dreyfuss putting his club's $6,699.56 gate receipts into the players' pool, the 16 Pirates receive $1,316 each, more than the victorious Boston players' $1,182. Deacon Phillippe receives a bonus and 10 shares of stock in the Pirates for his heroic efforts.