Here is something that I have been thinking about for a couple of months now: Okay, so in 1903 the Boston Red Sox (formerly known as the Boston Americans) won the first World Series. Being Managed by Jimmy Collins, the Red Sox were able to win 4 of the 8 games that they played against the Pittsburge Pirates. It wasnt easy though. The Red Sox started the series down 3-1 to the Pirates. The came back and won the next 4 games, something that would not happen again for 22 years. Of course, the Red Sox were able to do this not only with physical ability, but also with the support of thier fans. Especially the Royal Rooters, who travelled to Pittsburge and sung the song "Tessir" to distract the Pirates. This was an amazing series for baseball, and the first World Series turned out to be a great one. But in 1904, what was supposed to be the 2nd World Series, was not played, due to some bitter feeling from the New York Giants manager, Jown McGraw. The Red Sox repeated as AL Champions, while the Giants had won the NL title. McGraw, though, did not have kind feelings towards the American League. He refused to let the Gaints play the Red Sox, calling the AL the "junior" or "minor" league. So no one is credited with winning the 1904 World Series. But lets see: 1. The Red Sox were the defending champions from 1903. 2. The Giants refused to play the Red Sox which basically means that they forfieted the series. 3. When a team forfiets, doesnt the opponent usually get to take home the win? Think about it, not only were the Red Sox defending champions but the Giants forfieted the Series. So shouldnt the 1904 World Series title belong to the Red Sox?