The World Series is an annual baseball competition that is held in America. It is the championship series of Major League Baseball and is held at the end of the postseason in October. It is played between the winners of the two Major League Baseball circuits, the National League and the American League. This championship has been played every year since its beginning in 1903 with the exception of two years due to a boycott and a player strike. The World Series consists of 7 play-off games and the team who wins the most games is awarded the Commissioner’s Trophy. The New York Yankees have won the most world series of any of the Major League Baseball clubs.
Who won the First World Series?
Prior to 1903, the top two levels of organized baseball in the United States were the National Association of Professional Base Ball Players (1871–75) and then the National League. Starting in 1884, the champions of each of these associations played each other to determine which team were the overall winner of baseball at the end of each year. This competition was not standard and the number of games played differed from year to year. These competitions were known as “The Championship of the United States”, “World’s Championship Series”, or “World’s Series” for a short time. The first of these games ended in a tie between the Chicago White Stockings and the St. Louis Brown Stockings.
With the establishment of a set format and rules, as well as the formation of the American league in 1901, the World Series was established in 1903. The first two teams to play in the Modern World Series were Pittsburgh Pirates of the NL and the Boston Americans (later known as the Red Sox) of the AL. This game was determined by a best of nine play-offs rather than the best of 7 play-offs we know today. The Boston Americans were the out and out winners of this first World Series with a 5 to 3 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.