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Wednesday, November 19, 2003
Modern World Series firsts
By Bob Carter
Special to ESPN Classic


First homer: Pittsburgh's Jimmy Sebring, Oct. 1, 1903 (Game 1)
First win: Pittsburgh's Deacon Phillippe, Oct. 1, 1903 (Game 1)
First save: White Sox's Doc White, Oct. 13, 1906 (Game 5)
First sweep: Cubs defeat Detroit in four games, 1907
First grand slam: Cleveland's Elmer Smith, Oct. 10, 1920 (Game 5)
First to be broadcast on radio: 1921, Yankees-Giants
First to be nationally televised: 1951, Yankees-Giants
First game on artifical turf: Baltimore at Cincinnati, Oct. 10, 1970
First night game: Baltimore at Pittsburgh, Oct. 13, 1971
First entire Series played at night: 1985, St. Louis vs. Kansas City





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