• 1920
    World Series: Recap
    The Cleveland Indians defeated the Brooklyn Dodgers (aka Robins), five games to two, in the 1920 World Series that featured a memorable Game Five. The only World Series triple play (unassisted, by Cleveland's Bill Wambsganss), the first World Series grand slam (by Cleveland's Elmer Smith), and the f
    CLE vs. BRO
  • 1919
    World Series: Recap
    The 1919 World Series matched the American League champion Chicago White Sox against the National League champion Cincinnati Reds in a best-of-nine format and is remembered for the Black Sox Scandal, when several members of the Whites Sox conspired with gamblers to throw games. As a result of the fi
    CHA vs. CN1
  • 1918
    World Series: Recap
    In the 1918 World Series, the Boston Red Sox scored the lowest number of runs (nine) by a winning team in history while defeating the Chicago Cubs in six games. It is one of only three World Series in which no home runs were hit. The Series was played entirely in September due to the World War I "W
    BOS vs. CHN
  • 1917
    World Series: Recap
    Two years before the Black Sox Scandal, the Chicago White Sox defeated the New York Giants in the 1917 World Series, four games to two. Red Faber pitched three complete games while Eddie Collins was the hitting hero, batting .409. Game Six featured a famous rundown in which Giants' third baseman He
    CHA vs. NY1
  • 1916
    World Series: Recap
    The Red Sox' pitching staff dominated the 1916 World Series, paced by brash second-year left-hander Babe Ruth, a 23-game winner. He pitched 13 shutout innings in Game 2, starting a consecutive scoreless innings streak that would reach 29 in 1918. Ernie Shore won both his starts for the AL champs, wh
    BOS vs. BRO
  • 1915
    World Series: Recap
    In the 1915 World Series, the Boston Red Sox beat the Philadelphia Phillies, four games to one. In what would be their only World Series before 1950, the Phillies won Game One before the Red Sox won four consecutive one-run games. The Red Sox pitching, led by Rube Foster, was so strong that rookie B
    BOS vs. PHI
  • 1913
    World Series: Recap
    The Phildelphia A's claimed their third championship in four years, defeating the New York Giants in five games in the 1913 World Series. Giants' great Christy Mathewson lost his Series swan song in the final game to an old college rival and eventual fellow Baseball Hall of Fame member, Eddie Plank.
    PH4 vs. NYP
  • 1912
    World Series: Recap
    In one of the truly classic match-ups of all time, the Boston Red Sox outlasted the New York Giants in the 1912 World Series, four games to three (with one tie). In the deciding game, Boston rallied for two runs in the 10th inning thanks to two costly Giants' errors. Four games were decided by one r
    BOS vs. NY1
  • 1911
    World Series: Recap
    Frank "Home Run" Baker, the pre-eminent slugger of the dead ball era with 96 career home runs, earned his nickname during the 1911 World Series as the Philadelphia Athletics beat the New York Giants, four games to two. Baker's home run in Game 2 off Rube Marquard was the margin of victory for the At
    PHA vs. NYP
  • 1910
    World Series: Recap
    The 1910 Philadelphia Athletics (102-48) were the first American League squad to win more than 100 games during a single season. They defeated the Cubs, who could have been the first World Series dynasty, as this would have been their third title.
    PHA vs. CHN
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