(CNN)The Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers have a combined 14 World Series championships between them. Their Fall Classic history, though, has only intersected once previously, and that was more than a century ago. A lot has changed since then.
In 1916, that World Series was confined to the east, when the Red Sox defeated the then-Brooklyn Robins. They didn’t even use the tiny Fenway Park, which had opened in 1912, instead opting to use the larger Braves Field, home of the Boston Braves, nearby.
Now, the 114th edition of the Fall Classic spans coast to coast. It begins Tuesday night in Boston, as the Red Sox host the Dodgers in Game 1 of the best-of-seven series. First pitch at Fenway Park is scheduled for 8:09 pm ET.