This date in Kernels alumni history – October 13, 1903 – Final Day of 1st World Series
On October 13, 1903, the Boston Americans finished off the Pittsburgh Pirates with a 3-0 victory to take the first World Series title five games to three. Norwood Gibson (Cedar Rapids Rabbits – 1901) went 13-9 with a 3.19 E.R.A. during the regular season for the Boston Americans, but did not appear in the World Series. Cy Young and Bill Dinneen combined to pitch 69 of the 71 innings of the 1903 World Series despite the series featuring a pair of three game stretches without days off during the eight game series.
1903 World Series Champions – Boston Americans
Norwood Gibson posted a 34-32 record and a 2.93 E.R.A. during his four season career playing for the Boston Americans / Pilgrims. He had a career year in 1904 for the Pilgrims when he went 17-14 with a 2.21 E.R.A. in 32 starts.
Norwood Gibson appeared in 33 games for the 1901 Cedar Rapids Bunnies squad that finished in 2nd place with a 69-43 record under manager Beldin Hill.
1903 Game 8 Highlights and Photos