1904 World Series
The 1904 World Series would have matched the Boston Red Sox, who won the American League pennant, against the New York Giants, who won the pennant in the National League. However, due to the business rivalry of the two leagues, and also the strong personal dislike between Giants manager John McGraw and American League President Ban Johnson, the Giants refused to play against the champions of the "junior circuit", and the Series was not held. Relations became more cordial the next year, however, and the World Series has been played every year since 1905, except in 1994 when the 232-day players' strike ended the season in August.
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