100 Years Ago Today

A History Of Events And Happenings From Exactly One Hundred Years Ago

1912 World Series Begins

The 1912 World Series of baseball began between the New York Giants and the Boston Red Sox at the Polo Grounds in New York City, New York. Giants rookie pitcher Jeff Tesreau squared off against Smoky Joe Wood who had a season record of 34-5. Boston won 4-3. Wood pitched a complete game striking out 11 Giants. After the game, Wood said “I threw so hard I thought my arm would fly right off my body.”

Smokey Joe Wood

Right field grandstand at New York’s Polo Grounds
1st game of the 1912 World Series New York Giants vs Boston Red Sox
October 8, 1912


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