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In October 1916, the Red Sox defeated the Dodgers (they were the Brooklyn Robins back then), in a five-game series

The Boston Red Sox will face the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday,but it’s been a while since theteams have played each other in the Fall Cla sic.In October 1916, the Red Sox defeated the Dodgers (they were the Brooklyn Robins back then), in a five-game series.The U.S. was a much different place in 1916.Information courtesy ofpopculturemadne s.com:Americain1916Top 10 baby names of 1916 Julio Urias Jersey :Mary, Helen, Dorothy, Margaret, Ruth, John, William, James, Robert, JosephU.S. life expectancy:Men: 49.6 years, Women: 54.3 yearsShopping:The first Piggly Wiggly was founded in Memphis, Tenn., by Clarence Saunders, becomingAmerica’s first true self-service grocery store.From PigglyWiggly.com:”In grocery stores of that time, shoppers presented their orders to clerks who then gathered the goods from the store shelves. ClarenceSaunders, a dynamic and innovative man, noticed that this method resulted in wasted time and expense, so he came up with an unheard-of solution that would revolutionize the entire grocery industry: he developed a way for shoppers to serve themselves.” Gallon of gas:21.56 centsPop Culture:Mr. Peanut from Planters’ brand peanuts was created by a 14-year-old boy. Coca-Colabrought its current formulato the market.The term “movie star” originated from Paramount Pictures.Sports:The Profe sional Chase Utley Jersey Golfers A sociation (PGA) wasestablished.The Chicago Cubs played their first game at Weeghman Park (now Wrigley Field)and beat the Cincinnati Reds.The Summer Olympicsin Berlinwerenot held due to World War I.World Series champions: Boston Red SoxStanley Cup champions: Montreal CanadiansNCAA football champions: PittsburghKentucky Derby winner: https://www.dodgersedge.com/los-angeles-dodgers/kenley-jansen-jersey George SmithBoston Marathon winner: Arthur Roth (Time: 2:27:16)History/Trivia:The U.S. Department of Interior formed the National Park Service.John D. Rockefeller became the world’s first confirmed U.S. billionaire. The British army stopped requiring soldiers to have a mustache.The Statue of Liberty’s torch was closed to the public after German spies nearly destroyed it.More than2,220Americans died in mining accidents.Four people were killed in a series of shark attacks along the coast of the New Jersey shore.

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