Boston Fans Source & Resource for Baseball History

Celebrating 150 Consecutive Seasons of Professional Baseball in Boston!

Boston Fans Source & Resource for Baseball History

Celebrating 150 Consecutive Seasons of Professional Baseball in Boston!

This Day in History: 2000-09-05

September 5, 1918: In Game One of the 1918 World Series, Red Sox pitcher Babe Ruth shuts out the Chicago Cubs 1-0, while holding the Cubbies to six hits; the game, which was played in Comiskey Park before 19,274 fans, marked the earliest start for the World Series because the season had been shortened due to the ongoing hostilities of World War I.

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