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The 1923 New York Giants won their third of four consecutive National League pennants, fending off the Cincinnati Reds by 4.5 games. The Giants then met the New York Yankees in the World Series for the third year in a row, falling for the first time as the Yankees captured the first of their 27 World Championships.

Irish Meusel enjoyed a stellar season, leading the Giants throughout the season with a .297 batting average, 19 home runs and 125 RBI. Casey Stengel, who would be traded following the season, hit .339 with 43 RBI. The future Yankees' manager hit game-winning homers in each of the Giants' two World Series wins, one of them an inside-the-park shot at Yankee Stadium during which he lost a shoe making his way around the bases.

Pitchers Hugh McQuillen (15-14, 3.41), Jack Bentley (13-8) and Rosy Ryan (16-5, 3.49) carried the Giants all year, accounting for 44 wins.

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1923 World Series, Casey Stengel, Cincinnati Reds, Irish Meusel, Jack Bentley, New York Giants, New York Yankees, Rosy Ryan, Yankee Stadium

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