In the 1913 World Series, the Philadelphia Athletics beat the New York Giants four games to one.
The A's pitching gave the edge to a closer-than-it-looked Series in 1913. The 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.
The Giants thus became the first National League team since the Chicago Cubs (1906–1908) to win three consecutive pennants. They were also the second club (following the Detroit Tigers (1907–1909) to lose three consecutive World Series; and, as of 2010, the last to do so.
The Series itself was an ironic face-off, as the Giants and A's would eventually become crosstown rivals. The A's would win again in a four-game sweep in the 1989 World Series, famous for the earthquake that struck before Game 3, which would be the last victory for the A's.
Philadelphia Athletics (W: 96, L: 57, Pct: .627, GA: 6 ½) - New York Giants (W: 101, L: 51, Pct: .664, GA: 12 ½)
Connie Mack (Philadelphia), John McGraw (New York)
Bill Klem (NL), Tom Connolly (AL), Cy Rigler (NL), Rip Egan (AL)
Hall of Famers:
Athletics: Connie Mack (mgr.), Frank Baker, Chief Bender, Eddie Collins, Herb Pennock (dnp), Eddie Plank. Giants: John McGraw (mgr.), Rube Marquard, Christy Mathewson.By WIKI
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