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January 4, 2010

When the World Series Went National

Veteran sportswriter Mike Vaccaro assays the 1912 World Series, a dramatic chapter that put the Boston-New York rivalry on national center stage.

Vincent Valk

In The First Fall Classic: The Red Sox, the Giants and the Cast of Players, Pugs and Politicos Who Re-Invented the World Series in 1912, Mike Vaccaro explains how the world's series became the World Series. Vaccaro, a longtime columnist for the New York Post, recounts an eight-game ordeal involving a tie, two more-or-less thrown games, and JFK's grandpa. The 1912 series was an all-consuming affair in New York and Boston and, for the first time, an national event.

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