The last time the Boston Red Sox won the World Series at Fenway Park in 1918, the fans were not so happy with the hometown nine. Bostonians questioned the team’s guts because the players were on a baseball field instead of a World War I battlefield. Fans further soured on them after their demands for more money held up a World Series game. And when the 1918 Boston Red Sox finally won the title, the feat was greeted with little more than mild enthusiasm.
As the city celebrates the Red Sox homecoming World Series win, here’s a look back at the world that existed 95 years ago.
Pictured is the 1918 Boston Red Sox.