The Fall Classics
1903, 1912, 1915, 1916
In the beginning, it seemed so easy. The Red Sox won the first American League-National League World Series, then, after being denied a chance at two in a row when New York Giants manager John McGraw refused to play, took eight years to rebuild a juggernaut that captured three Series in five years.

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(Text by Boston Globe / Robert Goldstrom Illustration)