The early part of the 20th Century was an exciting time for Boston baseball fans. The Boston Americans (Red Sox) were founded in 1901 as a charter member of the newly established American League. The great "Cy" Young took the mound for the Boston AL team from 1901-1908. Between 1903 and 1918, the Red Sox won five World Series championships before the "Curse of the Bambino" took hold, including a triumph in the first ever "Fall Classic" in 1903. Fenway park opened in 1912 and for a couple of seasons in 1914 and 1915, hosted games for both the Red Sox and the Braves. And finally, led by sparkplugs "Rabbit Maranville and Johnny Evers, the 1914 "Miracle Braves" of the National League contributed a surprrising championship victory, with a clean sweep in the World Series of Connie Mack's mighty Philadelphia A's dynasty.
Recall this great period of "Beantown" baseball glory, with this 1904-1919 Boston Americans/Red Sox and Braves scorecard program lot of (7). Aged for a hundred years or more, these antique gameday souvenirs show considerable wear but remain respectable representatives of baseball's "Dead Ball" era. Pumping up the historic value of these ancient publications are lineup listings of HOF greats Wagner, Young, Maranville, Speaker, Evers, J. Collins and other notable stars of the period.
1904 Boston Americans vs Chicago White Stockings at Huntington Avenue Grounds, with Americans manager/third baseman Jimmy Collins, slugger "Buck" Freeman and Chicago manager/outfielder/pitcher "Nixey" Callahan listed; cover is detached and separated entirely, otherwise presents GD details with neatly recorded results; Collins is also pictured on the front cover with "World's Champions" printed legend
1906 Boston Americans vs Detroit Tigers at Huntington Avenue Grounds, with Americans manager/outfielder "Chick"Stahl listed in his final season before committing suicide during spring training in 1907; also listed are Tigers HOFer "Wahoo Sam" Crawford, star pitchers Jesse Tannehill and George Mullin, along with "Cy" Young whose name is written in; the cover is absent, the scoring grid pages are detached and there are tape repairs on the spine and other points; the page boards remain sturdy and otherwise show GD details
1911 Boston Red Sox vs Chicago White Sox at Comiskey Park, with a photo of Charles Comiskey on the front cover and the Sox "Million Dollar" outfield trio of Tris Speaker, Harry Hooper and "Duffy" Lewis listed in the lineup; presents GD-VG details with deference to a tape repair on the front cover
1912 Boston Braves vs Pittsburgh Pirates at South End Grounds, with "Rabbit" Maranville, Honus Wagner and Max Carey listed; presents VG details with deference to spine split from upper staple to bottom edge, otherwise bright and clean
1913 Boston Braves vs St. Louis Cardinals at South End Grounds, with Maranville and Miller Huggins listed; presents GD-VG details with deference to small bits of surface loss and album tabs at the corners on the back cover, also clean and bright
1914 Boston Braves vs Brooklyn Robins at Fenway Park, "with Maranville, Johnny Evers and Casey Stengel listed; from 1914 "Miracle Braves" World Series championship season; presents FR-GD details with deference to small bits of surface loss on the front cover
1919 Boston Braves vs Chicago Cubs at Braves Field, with Maranville and Jim Thorpe listed; presents GD-VG details with deference to tape repair on the spine