Slight Antedating of "World Series"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Fri Mar 21 02:43:05 UTC 2014

world series (OED 1886 Nov. 22)

[1886 _Boston Herald_ 22 Oct. 2 (America's Historical Newspapers)  (heading) St. Louis Defeats Chicago in the World's Series.]

1886 _Cleveland Leader_ 21 Nov. 15 (GenealogyBank)  Every one of the St. Louis Brown Stocking team, including Kemmler and Nicol, each received $530.50 as his share of he gate money taken in at the world series.

Fred Shapiro

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