World Series 2013: The Legacy


By Haley Kerner

The tradition of the American World Series began in 1903  between the Boston Americans and the Pittsburg Pirates. Boston won five games to three. Nearly a century later, Boston claimed the 109th World Series. The Boston Red Sox won four games and lost two— appeasing the hopes of many fans in the Archer community.

The Red Sox took game one with an astounding score of 8-1, but the Cardinals fought back winning the next two. With the series wrapping up, the Red Sox took games four and five, leaving the Cardinals in the dust.

The two teams previously played in the 2004 World Series. The teams were evenly matched, both finishing the regular season with 97 wins to 65 losses. Most said the Series would go to seven games, but the Red Sox took the Series four games to none— giving birth to a rivalry.

Including this year, the Red Sox have won a total of eight out of the twelve World Series games they have played. The Red Sox won the World Series in 1903, 1912, 1915, 1916, 1918, 2004, 2007, and now 2013.

The Cardinals have won 11 out of the 19 World Series games they have participated in— this year being their 20th. They won the World Series in 1926, 1931, 1934, 1942, 1944, 1946, 1964, 1967, 1982, 2006, and 2011.

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The Oracle sent a survey to the Archer community prior to game four. Students and faculty indicated which team they predicted would win the World Series. Of the 100 replies recorded, the majority of respondents favored the Red Sox. The most prominent fan was Director of Upper School Ms. Coyne Donnel, who continued to order her “Ortiz Chai Latte”—a pre-game ritual she developed to ensure success— as the games progressed. This ritual seemed to work in her favor this year as the Red Sox took the 2013 World Series on Oct. 30, 2013, in game six.

Feature Image: Drawing of the Team Logos by Sara Seaman ’16