• 1940
    World Series: Recap
    The Cincinnati Reds scored two runs in the seventh inning of Game Seven to pull out the 1940 Series against the Detroit Tigers, four games to three. It was Cincinnati's second title but the first that could be considered legitimate since the first came against the 1919 Black Sox. Detroit pitcher Bob
    CN1 vs. DET
  • 1939
    World Series: Recap
    If Yankees' rookie Charlie "King Kong" Keller felt any post-season pressure, it wasn't apparent as he led the Yanks to a sweep and their fourth straight title. Keller eight runs, seven hits, three home runs, six runs batted in and a .438 batting average. Keller became the first rookie to hit two hom
    NYA vs. CN1
  • 1938
    World Series: Recap
    The Chicago Cubs, returning to the World Series for the second time in four seasons after falling to the Detroit Tigers in 1935, proved no match for the powerhouse New York Yankees. New York executed a four-game sweep, outscoring the Cubs, 22-9, in the process. Red Ruffing won two games despite yiel
    NYA vs. CHN
  • 1937
    World Series: Recap
    The New York Yankees became the first team to have an error-free World Series as they defeated the New York Giants in five games in a rematch of the 1936 Series. In so doing, the Yankees became the first team to win six titles, breaking a tie with the Boston Red Sox and Philadelphia A's. In Game Fou
    NYA vs. NY1
  • 1936
    World Series: Recap
    Playing their first World Series without Babe Ruth (retired, 1934) and their first with Joe DiMaggio, the New York Yankees received only moderate resistance during the six games needed to close out the New York Giants. Carl Hubbell staked the Giants to a one-game lead by winning the opener but the Y
    NYA vs. NY1
  • 1935
    World Series: Recap
    The Chicago Cubs won 21 consecutive games in September to win the National League but couldn't keep the momentum going as the Detroit Tigers prevailed in six games for their first World Series title after four earlier losses. Tommy Bridges got the complete-game win in Game Six for Detroit, keeping t
    DET vs. CHN
  • 1934
    World Series: Recap
    In one of the wilder World Series, the St. Louis Cardinals' "Gashouse Gang" took a seven-game decision from the Detroit Tigers in the 1934 Fall Classic, routing the Tigers in Detroit in Game Seven, 11-0. Cardinals' pitcher Dizzy Dean was knocked out while breaking up a double-play in Game Four and b
    SLN vs. DET
  • 1933
    World Series: Recap
    The New York Giants' pitching royalty made quick work of the Washington Senators in five games as "King" Carl Hubbell won two games and "Prince" Hal Schumacher won his only start. The championship was the Giants' fourth overall but first since 1922. Game Five was the final post-season game played in
    NY1 vs. WS1
  • 1932
    World Series: Recap
    Hall of Famers Lou Gehrig (three) and Babe Ruth (two) combined for five of the New York Yankees' eight home runs in a four-game sweep of the Chicago Cubs. The most famous, and the one still debated until this day, is Ruth's supposed "called shot" in the fifth inning of Game Three. There is agreement
    NYA vs. CHN
  • 1931
    In a rematch of the 1930 World Series, the St. Louis Cardinals reversed the outcome of the previous year by outlasting the Philadelphia A's in seven games. Pepper Martin, a 27-year-old rookie, left his mark on the Series by leading the Cardinals in runs scored, hits, doubles, runs batted in and stol
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