#Shortstops: Ticket to History
The two teams to play in the first World Series would be the Pittsburgh Pirates, who were the National League 1903 pennant winners, and the Boston Americans, who were the American League 1903 pennant winners. The first game of the series was set to be played on Oct. 1.
The Pirates were favored to win the series. However, some of the key players, including Honus Wagner, were injured. Wagner, who struggled throughout the series because of his injuries, batted only .222 (6-for-27) and committed six errors.