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1904 World Series - New York Giants vs Boston Americans

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The 1904 World Series was not held between the American League champion Americans and the National League champion Giants.

Boston beat the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 1903 World Series, which had been arranged by the two teams, not by the American and NationLeagues themselves. Due to the inter-league business rivalry and personhostility between Giants manager John McGraw and American League President Ban Johnson, the Giants refused to play the champions of the "junior" American League. McGraw stated that his Giants were the World Champions since they were the champions of the "only remajor league."

Stung by criticism from fans and sports writers for not staging the 1904 World Series, Giants owner John T. Brush in January 1905 devised the "Brush Rules," a set of guidelines relating to the Series' format and revenue sharing. They were adopted by both leagues and exist to the present day. The rules made the World Series the premier yearly event of Major League Baseball.

Around the World:

  • October 15 - The Russian Baltic Fleet left Reval, Estonia for Port Arthur during the Russo-Japanese War.
  • October 27 - The First New York City Subway line opened.

1904 in Baseball:

  • May 11 - Tigers pitcher Sam Crawford broke Red Sox ace Cy Young's consecutive streak of no-hit innings at 24 1/3 (seventy-six batters without a hit) after managing a one-out single in a 1-0 victory.
  • Americans shortstop Bill O'Neill became the only player in the twentieth century to record six errors in a thirteen-inning 5-3 loss to the St. Louis Browns.
  • May 27 - Giants' Dan McGann stole five bases in a 3-1 win over the Brooklyn Dodgers. The record stood until Davey Lopes of the Los Angeles Dodgers matched the mark in August 1974. Atlanta Braves outfielder Otis Nixon broke the record with six steals against the MontreExpos in 1991.
  • May 30 - Frank Chance ("The Peerless Leader ") of the Chicago Cubs set a record of being hit four times in one day during a double header against the Cincinnati Reds. In the first game, Chance was knocked unconscious after being beaned in the head by Jack Harper.
  • July 14 - Highlanders pitcher Jack Chesbro won his fourteenth straight game (then a record). By August 10th, he pitched thirty consecutive complete games and finished the season with forty-eight complete games in fifty-one starts.
  • August 24 - Wee Willie Keeler hit two inside-the-park home runs against the St. Louis Browns.
  • October - St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Jack Taylor threw his thirty-ninth straight complete game, a modern record. Started on April 15, the streak finished with three-hundred fifty-two innings pitched.
  • October 7 - George Stovall hit a home run off his brother Jesse Stovall. The feat was duplicated by the Ferrells in 1933 and the Niekros in 1976.
  • October 7 - Highlander Jack Chesbro won a record 41st game (41-12).

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