In October 1912, six months after the sinking of the RMS Titanic and two years before the start of the First World War, the Boston Red Sox and the old New York Giants squared off in what would prove to be an exciting, competitive, and nail-biting World Series. The series would go to a deciding seventh game (technically, an eighth game, as a game earlier in the series had been called off on account of darkness) as the two best teams in baseball went toe-to-toe.
The deciding game took place on Wednesday, October 16, in Boston’s Fenway Park, which had just opened for business that spring. Trees were starting to turn, the air had a tang to it, and, one way or another, the 1912 baseball season was about to reach its conclusion.
The Spalding’s Official Baseball Guide that hit the newsstands the following spring wrote of the 1912 Series:…
View original post 1,139 more words