Originally Posted by AutographCollector
If you are getting your information from Baseball Almanac on this it could be misleading. Baseball Almanac currently has the the Boston Americans winning the 1903 WS and the Washington Senators winning the 1924 WS. I went and got a copy of the
WS page that I copied from Baseball Almanac in 2002 and it has the Boston Pilgrims winning the 1903 WS and the Washington Nationals winning the 1924 WS. Now we all know that the Washington Club was officially the Nationals till the latter 50's then became the Twins in 61 or so.
The WS page changed to the Senators after the new Washington Nationals started. When Boston changed to the Americans form the Pilgrims I have no clue. Just caught it today when I dug up my 2002 copy of the WS winners page from Baseball Almanac. Maybe some of Baseball Fevers members that do work for Baseball Almanac can explain why they switched names since 2002 and the reason why they did, history shouldn't change like that.
This is a good read on the past names for the Boston Red Sox.