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1905 Boston Beaneaters vs. New York Giants Scorecard

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Following the 1904 season during which Giants owner John Brush flat out refused to have his team participate in any postseason matchup with champions of the upstart American League, a new set of rules (devised by Brush, himself) mandated that the respective winners of National and American League pennants would meet annually to determine Major League supremacy. The Giants breezed to both the pennant and World Series title in 1905 and, along the way, participated in a game for which this scorecard was issued. From Boston’s South End Grounds, the thick stock item measures 7-1/2 x 9-3/4” and features pre-printed lineups on scoring grids marked in pencil and pen to document a Boston Beaneaters shutout of the Giants. Among the listed players are Giants Hall of Famers Roger Bresnahan and Joe McGinnity. A stamping atop the scorecard dates the game to June 3, 1905. Of note is that though the Beaneaters won this game, they all but paved the way for New York’s World Series berth, as the Giants won 19 of the 22 head-to-head meetings with Boston that year. The scorecard has been torn in two, with both halves present. The reverse is home to an advertisement for Boston’s Paragon Park fairgrounds.

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