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  • 1930
    World Series: Recap
    Future Hall of Famer Lefty Grove won two games and the Philadel[hia A's pitching staff limited the St. Louis Cardinals to two runs per game while winning the World Series in six games. It was Philadelphia's fifth title, tying them with the Boston Red Sox for most World Series wins at that point with
    PHA vs. SLN
  • 1929
    World Series: Recap
    Interesting strategy by Philadelphia's legendary manager Connie Mack paid off. Because seven of the Cubs' eight regular hit right-handed, Mack opted to use only right-handed starters, leaving Lefty Grove and Rube Walberg in the bullpen. The A's prevailed in five games, highlighted by pitcher Howard
    PHA vs. CHN
  • 1928
    World Series: Recap
    The 1928 Yankees became the first team to sweep consecutive World Series opponents, overwhelming the Cardinals by a combined 27-10 score. Babe Ruth his .625 (10 for 16) and blasted three home runs. Lou Gehrig had four homers and drove in as many runs on his own as the Cardinals' entire roster while
    NYA vs. SLN
  • 1927
    World Series: Recap
    Powered by their feared "Murdere's Row" lineup, the 1927 Yankees became the first American League team to sweep a National League opponent in the World Series, rolling past the Pittsburgh Pirates by a combined 23-10 score. The Yankees won a then-league recorfd 110 games behind Babe Ruth's record 60
    NYA vs. PIT
  • 1926
    World Series: Recap
    The St. Louis Cardinals made their World Series debut a memorable one, rallying from a game down to defeat the New York Yankees in seven games. Cardinals' maganage Rogers Hornsby named Grover Cleveland Alexander the starter in the decisive Game Six. He responded with an eight-hit performance in the
    SLN vs. NYA
  • 1925
    World Series: Recap
    The 1925 Washington Senators were a win away from their second consecutive World Championship, thanks to the dominant pitching of Walter Johnson in Games One and Four. However, the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied to tie the Series at two games apiece, leading to a seventh game that was played in a drivin
    PIT vs. WS1
  • 1924
    World Series: Recap
    The 1924 World Series between the Washington Senators and New York Giants went the distance and ended in dramatic fashion on a bad-hop single by Washington's Earl McNeely that scored Muddy Ruel with the Series-winning run. Walter Johnson, who had lost Games One and Four in his World Series debut at
    WS1 vs. NY1
  • 1923
    World Series: Recap
    The 1923 World Series began the New York Yankees' dynasty as they defeated the New York Giants in six games for the first of their 27 World Championships (through 2010). The Yankees opened Yankee Stadium in April, christened with a home run by Babe Ruth, who hit three in the Series to go along with
    NYA vs. NY1
  • 1922
    World Series: Recap
    Technically, the New York Giants swept the New York Yankees in the 1922 World Series -- although it took five games to do so. Game Two was called due to darkness although many felt there was enough light to keep playing. Suspicions that the teams may have allowed the tie to happen as a way to increa
    NYP vs. NYA
  • 1921
    World Series: Recap
    This was the last of the experimental best-of-nine series, requiring five wins. The Series featured John McGraw's New York Giants, who were dedicated practitioners of the dead-ball era's "inside game"; and the New York Yankees, who relied on the "power game" led by Babe Ruth, who was coming off the
    NY1 vs. NYA
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