In the 1912 World Series, the Boston Red Sox beat the New York Giants four games to three (with one tie).
This dramatic series showcased great pitching from Giant Christy Mathewson and from Boston fireballer Smoky Joe Wood. Wood won two of his three starts and pitched in relief in the final game. In the deciding game, Boston rallied for two runs in the tenth inning thanks to two costly Giants fielding misplays.
Nearly all of the games were close. Four games in this Series were decided by one run. A fifth ended in a tie. A sixth was decided by two runs. Game 7 was the only one with a margin greater than three runs. Two games, including the decisive Game 8, went to extra innings. In Games 1 and 3, the losing team had the tying and winning runs on base when the game ended.
This was one of only four World Series to go to eight games, and the only best-of-seven Series to do so. While the 1912 Series was extended to eight games due to a tie game being called on account of darkness, the 1903, 1919 and 1921 World Series were all best-of-nine affairs that happened to run eight games.
Boston Red Sox, 105-47
New York Giants, 103-48
Boston Red Sox, Jake Stahl
New York Giants, John McGraw
Bill Klem (NL), Silk O'Loughlin (AL), Cy Rigler (NL), Billy Evans (AL)
Hall of Famers
Red Sox: Harry Hooper, Tris Speaker. Giants: John McGraw (mgr.), Rube Marquard, Christy Mathewson.By WIKI
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