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Series Wrapup

RK Team W L W-L% GB
1 CHC 104 50 .675 ---
2 NYG 91 63 .591 13.0
3 PIT 86 67 .562 17.5
4 PHI 78 75 .510 25.5
5 CIN 75 79 .487 29.0
6 BRO 64 90 .416 40.0
7 STL 63 90 .412 40.5
8 BSN 53 100 .346 50.5



Round Results
World Series Philadelphia Athletics over Chicago cubs

Story

After failing to advance to the World Series for the first time in four years the previous season, the Chicago Cubs returned to the Fall Classic in 1910, capturing the National League pennant by finishing 13 games ahead of the second-place Giants, with a record of 104-50.  Outfielder Solly Hofman led Chicago with a .325 batting average and 86 runs batted in, while teammate Frank “Wildfire” Schulte tied for the league lead with 10 home runs.  But the Cubs were all about pitching.  Rookie hurler King Cole went 20-4 with a league-best 1.80 ERA.  Meanwhile, Mordecai Brown finished 25-14, with a 1.86 ERA, 295 innings pitched, and a league-leading 27 complete games and six shutouts.  

However, Chicago’s pitching evaporated during the World Series, allowing Philadelphia to post a team batting average of .316, as the A’s defeated the Cubs in five games.  Jack Coombs tossed three complete game victories for the A’s, who outscored the Cubs by a combined margin of 35-15.

While the Cubs were clearly the National League’s strongest team in 1910, the second-place Giants had arguably the league’s best pitcher, while the lineup of the fourth-place Phillies featured the senior circuit’s top offensive performer.  Christy Mathewson rivaled Mordecai Brown as the league’s top hurler, finishing the campaign with a record of 27-9, a 1.89 ERA, 318 innings pitched, and 27 complete games.  Although Philadelphia finished 25 ½ games behind first-place Chicago, outfielder Sherry Magee placed in the top five in every major offensive category, except home runs.  Magee led the N.L. with a .331 batting average, 123 runs batted in, 110 runs scored, 263 total bases, a .445 on-base percentage, and a .507 slugging percentage.  He also finished fourth with 49 stolen bases.

Other outstanding performers, notable events, and points of interest from around the league follow:

• Steve Evans of the Cardinals was hit by 31 pitches.

• On June 28, Chicago Cubs shortstop Joe Tinker became the first player to steal home twice in the same game.

• Christy Mathewson’s 27 victories made him the National League leader in that department for last time.

Batting

TM G AB R H RBI AVG 2B 3B HR SB CS TB OBP SLG OPSLG GIDP SF SH
BRO 1618 5125 497 1174 408 .182 166 73 25 151 0 1561 .302 .248 .569 0 0 183
BSN 1655 5123 495 1260 421 .182 173 49 31 152 1624 .354 .221 .604 181
CHN 1593 4977 711 1333 586 .202 219 84 34 173 1822 .350 .269 .642 234
CIN 1665 5121 620 1326 526 .192 150 79 23 310 0 1703 .353 .234 .632 0 0 182
NY1 1701 5061 715 1391 623 .236 204 83 31 282 0 1854 .359 .307 .679 0 0 193
PHI 1645 5171 674 1319 565 .204 223 71 22 199 1750 .303 .267 .588 205
PIT 1606 5125 655 1364 543 .219 214 83 33 148 0 1843 .328 .301 .651 0 0 198
SLN 1622 4912 637 1217 527 .173 167 70 15 179 0 1569 .325 .235 .576 0 0 153

Pitching

Team G W L IP SO BB BF H HR ERA ER R GC SH SV WP BK
BRO 221 64 90 1419 555 545 5792 1331 17 103.100 484 622 103 15 5 35 0
BSN 264 53 100 1389 531 599 5646 1328 36 37.860 497 700 72 12 9 40 1
CHN 228 104 50 1378 609 474 5527 1171 18 41.460 384 499 100 22 13 31 3
CIN 244 75 79 1385 497 528 5710 1334 27 73.950 475 685 86 14 11 30 5
NY1 235 91 63 1391 717 397 5621 1290 30 45.840 414 569 96 9 10 30 1
PHI 264 78 75 1411 657 547 5734 1297 36 60.940 479 639 84 15 9 30 3
PIT 254 86 67 1375 479 392 5485 1254 20 40.270 433 576 73 13 12 15 5
SLN 249 63 90 1337 466 541 5654 1396 30 77.610 561 717 81 3 14 39 3

Fielding

Team ID G TC PO A E Fld% InOuts SB CS CS% PB
BRO 1515 6452 4238 1979 235 .941 0 0 0 0 19
BSN 1563 6679 4160 2214 305 .937 0 0 0 0 17
CHN 1523 6299 4116 1954 229 .965 0 0 0 0 15
CIN 1545 6429 4143 1995 291 .936 0 0 0 0 23
NY1 1587 6432 4181 1960 291 .920 0 0 0 0 22
PHI 1553 6458 4229 1971 258 .940 0 0 0 0 19
PIT 1519 6274 4115 1914 245 .947 0 0 0 0 8
SLN 1526 6294 4012 2021 261 .918 0 0 0 0 22

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1910 World Series, Chicago Cubs, Christy Mathewson, Frank Schulte, Jack Coombs, Joe Tinker, King Cole, Mordecai Brown, Sherry Magee, Solly Hofman, Steve Evans

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