baseball And The Saturday Evening Post June 1, 1929

“Dad at Bat” by Alan Foster 6/1/1929

 

This is the 3rd baseball illustration by Alan Foster, a vast improvement over his last effort.  Dad has an incredibly wide stance, a la Jeff Bagwell, and he looks overjoyed at the prospect of smacking this pitch into next week. I don’t think he succeeds. He’s not standing in there because he knows he’s going to succeed, he’ll be thrilled with a groundball. He’s not smiling from ear to ear because he has some serious baseball skills, and he’s about to show up the pitcher, who I assume is his son. No, he’s wearing that overjoyed Fatherly grin because he’s playing baseball with his son. He’s not the “old man”, he’s not “my stupid Dad.”  He’s playing baseball with his son, not as a teacher, or mentor, but as an equal. Unfortunately, As Fathers we don’t get that opportunity a lot. On second thought, I think dad smacks a line drive single into left field, then stumbles on his way to 1st, falling flat on his face. I know that’s what would have happened to me.

In baseball on June 1, 1929 the NY Yankees beat the White Sox 8-1. Babe Ruth and Tony Lazzeri hit home runs. The Yankees finished 2nd in 1929, 18 games behind the Philadelphia A’s.

This win improves their record to 15-8-1 on Saturday Evening Post baseball illustration dates.

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Baseball And The Saturday Evening Post Sept. 29, 1928

9291928safe at the plate

“Safe at the Plate”, by Alan Foster

After raving about Alan Foster’s previous baseball illustration, we get this turkey. I question whether Foster has ever seen a baseball game. No self-respecting home plate umpire would ever use just 1 hand to call a player safe. It’s always, always, always a 2-handed safe call. And, even though catcher’s spin their caps around, umpires never, never, never do this. Plus you throw in the circle of spectator heads in the background, and I feel like I’m watching a Twilight Zone episode.

“You are traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of screaming heads with no torsos. Lame-ass umpires who wouldn’t know an infield fly rule from a balk.  A journey into a pathetic land of baseball ignorance. Next stop, the Twilight Zone! “

In baseball on Sept. 29, 1928 the NY Yankees lost to the Detroit Tigers 19-10. The Tigers banged out 27 hits against an unconcerned Yankees team. The Yankees had wrapped up the 1928 Pennant already, and were just playing out the string. The Yankees will go on to sweep the Cardinals in the 1928 World Series for their 3rd World Championship.

Giving 110% for the Tigers in this game was the inimitably named Elam Van Gilder. Not only did he pitch the complete game 18 hitter for the win, but he banged out 3 hits including a home run. This was his 11th win of the season, and his last on the Major League level.

The loss drops the NY Yankees record to 14-8-1 on Saturday Evening Post baseball illustration dates.

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1913 World Series Revisited Game #6 A’s vs Giants

10/13/1913 @ Shibe Park

Jeff Tesreau vs Bullet Joe Bush

A’s Offense Shines To Easily Take World Series Revisited Title

RubeMarquard                                       Artwork by Graig Kreindler

When Rube Marquard passed away on June 1, 1981 he was the last living player from the 1913 World Series. He was 93 years old.

A 5 run 3rd inning highlighted by Jack Barry’s bases loaded double, sealed the fate of the Ny Giants. The A’s erupted for 15 hits and Bullet Joe Bush tossed the complete game victory to give the A’s their 3rd World Series Revisited Championship. The Giants went down in defeat for the 3rd straight year.

10/13/1913, NY113-PHA13, Shibe Park
                       1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9     R  H  E   LOB DP
1913 Giants            0  0  0  0  1  0  0  1  0     2  9  1     8  2
1913 Athletics         0  1  5  0  0  1  0  2  x     9 15  1     8  2
Giants               AB  R  H BI   AVG    Athletics            AB  R  H BI   AVG
Snodgrass,F       cf  5  0  1  0  .154    Murphy,E          rf  3  2  2  1  .235
Doyle,L           2b  3  1  1  1  .304    Oldring,R         lf  5  1  2  1  .214
Fletcher,A        ss  4  0  1  0  .273    Collins,E         2b  4  0  2  1  .458
Burns,G           lf  4  0  1  0  .200    Baker,F           3b  4  1  2  1  .480
Shafer,T          3b  4  0  1  1  .250    McInnis,S         1b  4  1  1  0  .435
Murray,R          rf  4  0  2  0  .381    Strunk,A          cf  3  2  2  1  .375
McLean,L          c   4  0  2  0  .450    Barry,J           ss  4  0  1  3  .174
Merkle,F          1b  2  0  0  0  .200    Schang,W          c   4  1  3  1  .353
Meyers,C          ph  1  0  0  0  .200    Bush,J            p   3  1  0  0  .000
Wiltse,H          1b  0  0  0  0  .000                         34  9 15  9
Tesreau,J         p   1  0  0  0  .000
Crandall,D        p   1  1  0  0  .500
McCormick,M       ph  1  0  0  0  .000
Fromme,A          p   1  0  0  0  .500
                     35  2  9  2
Giants                           INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Tesreau,J        L 0-1           2.1  7  6  6  2  1  65  41  9.72
Crandall,D                       3.2  4  1  1  0  0  42  31  2.70
Fromme,A                         2.0  4  2  2  2  1  41  24  7.20
                                 8.0 15  9  9  4  2 148  96
Athletics                        INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Bush,J           W 1-0           9.0  9  2  1  2  6 112  70  3.31
                                 9.0  9  2  1  2  6 112  70
NY1: Meyers,C batted for Merkle,F in the 7th
     McCormick,M batted for Crandall,D in the 7th
     Wiltse,H inserted at 1b in the 7th
E-Fletcher,A, Barry,J. 2B-Doyle,L(3), Shafer,T(2), Oldring,R(1),
Baker,F 2(4), Barry,J(3), Schang,W 2(2). 3B-Strunk,A(1). RBI-Doyle,L(3),
Shafer,T(2), Murphy,E(1), Oldring,R(3), Collins,E(6), Baker,F(2),
Strunk,A(4), Barry,J 3(5), Schang,W(1). SB-Snodgrass,F(1), Murphy,E(1).
K-Snodgrass,F, Doyle,L, Burns,G, Shafer,T 2, Meyers,C, McInnis,S, Strunk,A.
BB-Doyle,L, Wiltse,H, Murphy,E, Baker,F, McInnis,S, Strunk,A. SH-Bush,J.
SF-Murphy,E, Collins,E. WP-Crandall,D.
GWRBI: Barry,J
Temperature: 64, Sky: cloudy, Wind: right to left at 13 MPH.

The Philadelphia A’s won this series rather easily, outscoring the Giants 35-21. They hit .321 as a team to the Giants’ .267. MVP Eddie Collins hit .458 with a home run, 7 runs scored and 6 rbi.

 

DMB team batting — 1913 New York Giants                             
                              League championship — as of 10/13/1913                              

S Name               P    AVG   OBP   SPC    G   AB    H  2B  3B  HR    R  RBI   BB    K HBP  IW  SB  CS
  Fromme,A           mr  .500  .500  .500    4    2    1   0   0   0    0    0    0    0   0   0   0   0
  Crandall,D         mr  .500  .667  .500    4    2    1   0   0   0    1    1    1    0   0   0   0   0
  McLean,L           c   .450  .429  .500    5   20    9   1   0   0    1    2    0    0   0   0   0   0
  Mathewson,C        sp  .400  .400  .400    2    5    2   0   0   0    1    0    0    1   0   0   0   0
  Murray,R           rf  .381  .409  .381    6   21    8   0   0   0    1    1    1    3   0   0   1   0
  Demaree,A*         sp  .333  .333  .333    1    3    1   0   0   0    0    1    0    1   0   0   0   0
  Doyle,L*           2b  .304  .360  .435    6   23    7   3   0   0    1    3    2    2   0   0   0   0
  Fletcher,A         ss  .273  .407  .318    6   22    6   1   0   0    1    2    2    0   3   0   1   1
  Herzog,B           3b  .250  .250  .300    4   20    5   1   0   0    3    2    0    2   0   0   0   0
  Shafer,T#          3b  .250  .400  .450    6   20    5   2   1   0    5    2    5    3   0   0   0   0
  Meyers,C           c   .200  .200  .200    5    5    1   0   0   0    0    0    0    1   0   0   0   0
  Merkle,F           1b  .200  .188  .267    5   15    3   1   0   0    3    2    0    3   0   0   1   0
  Burns,G            lf  .200  .231  .240    6   25    5   1   0   0    2    1    1    3   0   0   0   0
  Snodgrass,F        cf  .154  .214  .231    4   13    2   1   0   0    1    0    1    1   0   0   1   0
  Grant,E*           3b  .000  .000  .000    2    1    0   0   0   0    0    0    0    0   0   0   0   0
  Cooper,C*          rf  .000  .000  .000    2    2    0   0   0   0    0    0    0    2   0   0   0   0
  Marquard,R#        sp  .000  .333  .000    1    2    0   0   0   0    1    0    0    0   1   0   0   0
  McCormick,M*       rf  .000  .333  .000    3    2    0   0   0   0    0    0    1    0   0   0   0   0
  Tesreau,J          sp  .000  .000  .000    2    3    0   0   0   0    0    1    0    0   0   0   0   0
  Wilson,A           c   .000  .200  .000    2    4    0   0   0   0    0    0    1    1   0   0   0   0
  Wiltse,H           mr  .000 1.000  .000    4    0    0   0   0   0    0    0    1    0   0   0   0   0
  Total                  .267  .328  .329    6  210   56  11   1   0   21   18   16   23   4   0   4   1

                          DMB team batting — 1913 Philadelphia Athletics                          
                              League championship — as of 10/13/1913                              

S Name               P    AVG   OBP   SPC    G   AB    H  2B  3B  HR    R  RBI   BB    K HBP  IW  SB  CS
  Lapp,J*            c   .500  .500  .500    1    4    2   0   0   0    0    1    0    0   0   0   0   0
  Baker,F*           3b  .480  .519  .640    6   25   12   4   0   0    5    2    2    1   0   1   1   0
  Collins,E*         2b  .458  .481  .708    6   24   11   1   1   1    7    6    2    1   0   0   1   0
  McInnis,S          1b  .435  .500  .565    6   23   10   1   1   0    4    7    1    4   2   0   1   1
  Strunk,A*          cf  .375  .400  .583    6   24    9   0   1   1    4    4    1    3   0   0   0   0
  Schang,W#          c   .353  .476  .588    5   17    6   2   1   0    4    1    4    2   0   0   0   0
  Murphy,D           rf  .273  .273  .455    2   11    3   0   1   0    1    3    0    3   0   0   0   0
  Murphy,E*          rf  .235  .333  .235    5   17    4   0   0   0    3    1    3    3   0   1   1   0
  Oldring,R          lf  .214  .207  .464    6   28    6   1   3   0    4    3    0    4   0   0   0   0
  Plank,E*           sp  .200  .429  .400    2    5    1   1   0   0    1    0    0    0   2   0   0   0
  Barry,J            ss  .174  .208  .304    6   23    4   3   0   0    1    5    1    1   0   0   0   0
  Bender,C           mr  .000  .200  .000    3    4    0   0   0   0    0    0    1    0   0   0   0   0
  Brown,B            sp  .000  .000  .000    1    0    0   0   0   0    0    0    0    0   0   0   0   0
  Bush,J             mr  .000  .167  .000    3    5    0   0   0   0    1    0    1    1   0   0   0   0
  Daley,T*           cf  .000  .000  .000    1    1    0   0   0   0    0    0    0    0   0   0   0   0
  Shawkey,B          sp  .000  .000  .000    2    0    0   0   0   0    0    1    0    0   0   0   0   0
  Walsh,J*           cf  .000  .500  .000    2    1    0   0   0   0    0    0    1    0   0   1   0   0
  Total                  .321  .376  .486    6  212   68  13   8   2   35   34   17   23   4   3   4   1

DMB team pitching — 1913 New York Giants                             
                              League championship — as of 10/13/1913                              

S Name               P     ERA   W   L   S   G  GS  CG SHO     INN    H    R   ER   BB    K  HR GDP    BF
  Wiltse,H*          mr   0.00   0   0   1   2   0   0   0     4.0    2    1    0    2    2   0   0    17
  Marquard,R*        sp   2.00   1   0   0   1   1   1   0     9.0   10    2    2    0    6   0   1    37
  Demaree,A          sp   2.25   0   0   0   1   1   0   0     8.0    6    2    2    2    4   0   0    33
  Crandall,D         mr   2.70   0   0   0   3   0   0   0     6.2    8    3    2    1    0   0   3    26
  Fromme,A           mr   7.20   1   2   0   4   0   0   0     5.0   11    5    4    4    2   0   0    29
  Mathewson,C        sp   9.58   0   1   0   2   2   0   0    10.1   17   11   11    1    5   1   0    52
  Tesreau,J          sp   9.72   0   1   0   2   2   0   0     8.1   14   11    9    7    4   1   1    46
  Total                   5.26   2   4   1   6   6   1   0    51.1   68   35   30   17   23   2   5   240

                          DMB team pitching — 1913 Philadelphia Athletics                         
                              League championship — as of 10/13/1913                              

S Name               P     ERA   W   L   S   G  GS  CG SHO     INN    H    R   ER   BB    K  HR GDP    BF
  Brown,B            sp   0.00   0   0   0   1   0   0   0     1.0    1    0    0    0    0   0   0     4
  Bender,C           mr   1.76   1   1   1   3   2   1   0    15.1   14    6    3    2    3   0   0    66
  Shawkey,B          sp   1.80   1   0   0   2   0   0   0     5.0    3    1    1    4    4   0   0    22
  Plank,E*           sp   3.14   1   1   0   2   2   1   1    14.1   19    6    5    5    8   0   0    69
  Bush,J             mr   3.31   1   0   0   3   2   1   0    16.1   19    8    6    5    8   0   3    72
  Total                   2.60   4   2   1   6   6   3   1    52.0   56   21   15   16   23   0   3   233

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1913 World Series Revisited A’s vs Giants Game #5

10/11/1913 @ Polo Grounds

Eddie Plank Vs Christy Mathewson

McLean’s Single In The 5th Wins It For The Giants

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A press pin from the 1913 World Series, which recently sold at auction for $2014.00

Larry McLean lined an rbi single into center field to drive in Tillie Shafer with the game winner for the Giants. Christy Mathewson’s struggles continued, as he failed to get out of the 5th inning. Art Fromme and Hooks Wiltse combined to pitch 4+ innings of shutout ball to preserve the Giants’ win.

The A’s lead this series 3-2.

10/11/1913, PHA13-NY113, Polo Grounds V (N)
                       1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9     R  H  E   LOB DP
1913 Athletics         1  0  0  0  4  0  0  0  0     5 11  2     8  0
1913 Giants            0  3  2  0  1  0  0  0  x     6 14  0    10  0
Athletics            AB  R  H BI   AVG    Giants               AB  R  H BI   AVG
Murphy,E          rf  4  1  1  0  .143    Herzog,B          3b  5  1  1  1  .250
Oldring,R         lf  4  1  1  1  .174    Doyle,L           2b  5  0  1  2  .300
Collins,E         2b  5  1  2  2  .450    Fletcher,A        ss  3  0  1  0  .278
Baker,F           3b  5  0  1  0  .476    Burns,G           rf  4  0  1  0  .190
McInnis,S         1b  3  1  2  1  .474    Shafer,T          cf  4  2  2  0  .250
Strunk,A          cf  4  0  2  0  .333    Murray,R          lf  4  1  2  0  .353
Barry,J           ss  4  0  1  1  .158    McLean,L          c   4  0  3  1  .438
Schang,W          c   3  0  0  0  .231    Merkle,F          1b  4  1  2  1  .231
Plank,E           p   2  1  1  0  .200    Mathewson,C       p   2  1  0  0  .400
Shawkey,B         p   0  0  0  0  .000    Fromme,A         p   1  0  1  0 1.000
Daley,T           ph  1  0  0  0  .000    Meyers,C         ph  1  0  0  0  .250
Brown,B           p   0  0  0  0  .000    Wiltse,H         p   0  0  0  0  .000
                     35  5 11  5                               37  6 14  5
Athletics                        INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Plank,E          L 1-1           5.1 12  6  5  2  4 103  67  3.14
Shawkey,B                        1.2  1  0  0  0  0  19  11  1.80
Brown,B                          1.0  1  0  0  0  0  13  10  0.00
                                 8.0 14  6  5  2  4 135  88
Giants                           INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Mathewson,C                      4.1  7  5  5  1  2  73  50  9.58
Fromme,A         W 1-2           2.2  3  0  0  0  1  36  24  6.00
Wiltse,H         S 1             2.0  1  0  0  1  1  27  17  0.00
                                 9.0 11  5  5  2  4 136  91
PHA: Daley,T batted for Shawkey,B in the 8th
NY1: Meyers,C batted for Fromme,A in the 7th
E-Murphy,E, Baker,F. 2B-Collins,E(1), Barry,J(2), Plank,E(1), Doyle,L(2),
Shafer,T(1). 3B-Oldring,R(3). RBI-Oldring,R(2), Collins,E 2(5), McInnis,S(7),
Barry,J(2), Herzog,B(2), Doyle,L 2(2), McLean,L(2), Merkle,F(2).
K-Murphy,E 2, McInnis,S, Schang,W, Herzog,B, Murray,R, Merkle,F, Mathewson,C.
BB-Murphy,E, Schang,W, Fletcher,A, Burns,G. SF-Oldring,R. HBP-McInnis,S,
Plank,E, Fletcher,A. HB-Plank,E, Mathewson,C 2. WP-Mathewson,C.
GWRBI: McLean,L
Temperature: 46, Sky: partly cloudy, Wind: right to left at 13 MPH.

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1913 World Series Revisited, A’s Vs Giants, Game #4

10/10/1913 @ Shibe Park

Chief Bender vs Al Demaree

Fromme Boots Comebacker To Give A’s The Win

mlb_1913worldseries_576                                              Mark Rucker/Transcendental Graphics/Getty Images

Action from the 1913 World Series

Just out of curiosity I tried to determine what game this was, and who the pitcher and batter might be. I can’t really figure what team is playing the field but I know the ballpark is the Polo Grounds. It’s a left-handed pitcher vs. a left-handed batter, with nobody on base. So that narrows it down. It can only be Eddie Plank for the A’s, or Rube Marquard for the Giants. Checking Baseball Reference, it can only be Rube Marquard vs Eddie Murphy, or Eddie Collins. Or Eddie Plank vs Larry Doyle. Since Rube Marquard started game #1 for the Giants, and Eddie Murphy was the lead off hitter in the game, I’m going to guess that this picture is the pictorial record of the 1st at bat of the 1913 World Series.

 

A pitcher’s dual between Chief Bender and Al Demaree ended on a 9th inning error, giving the A’s a hard fought 3-2 victory.

With 1 out in  the bottom of the 9th, and the score tied 2-2 the A’s Wally Schang tripled off reliever Art Fromme. The next 2 batters were walked intentionally to set up a force at every base. A’s left fielder Rube Oldring tapped an easy ground ball to Fromme setting up a tailor-made force at home. But Fromme dropped the ball allowing Wally Schang to score the game winner.

The A’s lead this series 3-1

10/10/1913, NY113-PHA13, Shibe Park
                       1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9     R  H  E   LOB DP
1913 Giants            0  0  1  1  0  0  0  0  0     2  9  2     7  0
1913 Athletics         0  0  1  0  0  1  0  0  1     3  7  0    10  0
Giants               AB  R  H BI   AVG    Athletics            AB  R  H BI   AVG
Snodgrass,F       cf  4  1  1  0  .125    Murphy,E          rf  4  0  0  0  .100
Doyle,L           2b  4  0  1  0  .333    Oldring,R         lf  5  0  0  0  .158
Fletcher,A        ss  4  0  2  1  .267    Collins,E         2b  3  1  1  0  .467
Burns,G           lf  4  0  0  0  .176    Baker,F           3b  4  0  2  1  .563
Shafer,T          3b  3  1  0  0  .167    McInnis,S         1b  4  0  0  0  .438
Murray,R          rf  3  0  1  0  .308    Strunk,A          cf  4  1  2  0  .294
Meyers,C          ph  1  0  0  0  .333    Barry,J           ss  3  0  1  1  .133
McCormick,M       rf  0  0  0  0  .000    Schang,W          c   4  1  1  0  .300
McLean,L          c   4  0  2  0  .333    Bender,C          p   2  0  0  0  .000
Merkle,F          1b  3  0  0  0  .111     Walsh,J          ph  0  0  0  0  .000
Crandall,D        ph  1  0  1  0 1.000                         33  3  7  2
Wiltse,H          1b  0  0  0  0  .000
Demaree,A         p   3  0  1  1  .333
Grant,            ph  1  0  0  0  .000
Fromme,A          p   0  0  0  0  .000
                     35  2  9  2
Giants                           INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Demaree,A                        8.0  6  2  2  2  4 103  65  2.25
Fromme,A         L 0-2           0.1  1  1  0  2  0  15   4 54.00
                                 8.1  7  3  2  4  4 118  69
Athletics                        INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Bender,C         W 1-1           9.0  9  2  2  1  2 115  79  1.76
                                 9.0  9  2  2  1  2 115  79
NY1: Meyers,C batted for Murray,R in the 9th
     Crandall,D batted for Merkle,F in the 9th
     Grant,E batted for Demaree,A in the 9th
     McCormick,M inserted at rf in the 9th
     Wiltse,H inserted at 1b in the 9th
PHA: Walsh,J batted for Bender,C in the 9th
E-Fletcher,A, Fromme,A. 2B-Snodgrass,F(1), Fletcher,A(1), Barry,J(1).
3B-Collins,E(1), Schang,W(1). RBI-Fletcher,A(2), Demaree,A(1), Baker,F(1),
Barry,J(1). CS-Fletcher,A. K-Merkle,F, Demaree,A, Murphy,E, Collins,E,
McInnis,S, Schang,W. BB-Shafer,T, Murphy,E, Collins,E, Bender,C, Walsh,J.
SH-Barry,J.
Temperature: 75, Sky: clear, Wind: right to left at 12 MPH.

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1913 World Series Revisited A’s vs Giants Game #3

10/9/1913 @ Polo Grounds

Bullet Joe Bush vs Jeff Tesreau

A’s Bats Wake Up Late To Rally Past The Giants

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This is either the world’s smallest elephant, or the world’s largest baseball?

This 10 cent scorecard sold for a little over $1000 back in 2011.

Bullett Joe Bush tossed 5 innings of batting practice, allowing the NY Giants to score in each of the 1st 5 innings, handing the Giants a 6-2 lead heading into the 7th. Jeff Tesreau had allowed just 3 hits through 6 innings, but the A’s roared back with a vengeance in the 7th, scoring 5 times to take a 7-6 lead. Danny Murphy tripled to right center field to open the inning. On the very next pitch, Rube Oldring tripled into the right field corner, scoring Murphy. Eddie Collins bombed a deep home run into the right field stands, and Tesereau was done for the night. The A’s greeted reliever Art Fromme with 3 straight singles, and a stolen base. Hooks Wiltse came on to finally get somebody out, but by then it was too late for the Giants.

The A’s tacked on 3 more runs over the next 2 innings, giving them a 10-7 victory and a 2-1 lead in this series.

10/9/1913, PHA13-NY113, Polo Grounds V (N)
                       1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9     R  H  E   LOB DP
1913 Athletics         0  0  2  0  0  0  5  1  2    10 12  1    10  1
1913 Giants            1  1  1  1  2  0  0  0  1     7 10  3    12  1
Athletics            AB  R  H BI   AVG    Giants               AB  R  H BI   AVG
Murphy,D          rf  6  1  3  2  .273    Herzog,B          3b  6  1  3  1  .267
Oldring,R         lf  6  1  1  1  .214    Doyle,L           2b  4  0  0  0  .364
Collins,E         2b  4  3  2  2  .500    Fletcher,A        ss  3  1  1  0  .182
Baker,F           3b  4  2  2  0  .583    Burns,G           lf  5  1  1  1  .231
McInnis,S         1b  5  1  3  4  .583    Shafer,T          cf  3  2  1  1  .222
Strunk,A          cf  5  0  1  0  .231    Murray,R          rf  2  0  1  1  .300
Barry,J           ss  4  1  0  0  .083     McCormick,M      ph  1  0  0  0  .000
Schang,W          c   2  1  0  0  .333    McLean,L          c   4  1  2  1  .250
Bush,J            p   2  0  0  0  .000    Merkle,F          1b  3  1  0  0  .167
Shawkey,B         p   0  0  0  1  .000     Cooper,C         ph  1  0  0  0  .000
Bender,C          p   0  0  0  0  .000     Snodgrass,F      1b  0  0  0  0  .000
                     38 10 12 10          Tesreau,J         p   2  0  0  1  .000
                                           Fromme,A         p   0  0  0  0  .000
                                           Wiltse,H         p   0  0  0  0  .000
                                           Meyers,C         ph  1  0  1  0  .500
                                           Crandall,D       p   0  0  0  1  .000
                                                               35  7 10  7
Athletics                        INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Bush,J                           5.1  8  6  5  3  1  89  54  6.14
Shawkey,B        W 1-0           3.1  2  1  1  4  4  76  38  2.70
Bender,C         S 1             0.1  0  0  0  1  0   8   4  1.42
                                 9.0 10  7  6  8  5 173  96
Giants                           INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Tesreau,J                        6.0  7  5  3  5  3 108  60  4.50
Fromme,A         BS 1, L 0-1     0.0  3  2  2  0  0   6   5 99.00
Wiltse,H                         2.0  1  1  0  1  1  39  24  0.00
Crandall,D                       1.0  1  2  1  1  0  14  10  3.00
                                 9.0 12 10  6  7  4 167  99
NY1: McCormick,M batted for Murray,R in the 7th
     Cooper,C batted for Merkle,F in the 7th
     Snodgrass,F inserted at 1b in the 8th
     McCormick,M moved to rf in the 8th
     Meyers,C batted for Wiltse,H in the 8th
E-Collins,E, Doyle,L 2, Shafer,T. 2B-Herzog,B(1), McLean,L(1).
3B-Murphy,D(1), Oldring,R(2), McInnis,S(1), Shafer,T(1). HR-Collins,E(1).
RBI-Murphy,D 2(3), Oldring,R(1), Collins,E 2(3), McInnis,S 4(6),
Shawkey,B(1), Herzog,B(1), Burns,G(1), Shafer,T(1), Murray,R(1), McLean,L(1),
Tesreau,J(1), Crandall,D(1). SB-Collins,E(1), Baker,F(1), Fletcher,A(1),
Merkle,F(1). K-Murphy,D, Oldring,R, Baker,F, Bush,J, Herzog,B, Doyle,L,
Burns,G, Shafer,T, Cooper,C. BB-Collins,E, Baker,F, Barry,J, Schang,W 3,
Bush,J, Doyle,L, Fletcher,A, Shafer,T 2, Murray,R, McCormick,M, Snodgrass,F,
Crandall,D. SH-Shawkey,B, Tesreau,J. SF-Shawkey,B, McLean,L. HBP-Fletcher,A.
HB-Bush,J. WP-Bush,J, Fromme,A. BALK-Bush,J.
GWRBI: Shawkey,B
Temperature: 57, Sky: clear, Wind: out to right at 13 MPH.

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1913 World Series Revisited-Giants Vs A’s Game #2

 

Christy Mathewson vs Eddie Plank 10/8/1913 @ Shibe Park

Mathewson’s Replay Woes Continue In Giant’s Loss

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The 1913 Philadelphia Americans? Plus, Connie Mack was 6’ 1” and HR Baker was 5’ 11”. I’m guessing Mack was photo-shopped in.

It’s been documented before on this blog that despite Christy Mathewson’s HOF numbers he generally struggles in replays. Against the A’s those struggles continued. 6+ IP, 10 hits, and 6 runs are typical numbers for Mathewson in the Baseball Revisited World. Amos Strunk hit a 6th inning home run, just the 12th home run in 11 World Series replays so far. Eddie Plank pitched a 7 hit complete game shutout. This series is tied at 1-1.

10/8/1913, NY113-PHA13, Shibe Park
                       1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9     R  H  E   LOB DP
1913 Giants            0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0     0  7  0    12  1
1913 Athletics         0  2  0  1  2  0  1  0  x     6 13  2     7  0
Giants               AB  R  H BI   AVG    Athletics            AB  R  H BI   AVG
Herzog,B          3b  5  0  0  0  .111    Murphy,E          rf  5  0  0  0  .167
Doyle,L           2b  3  0  1  0  .571    Oldring,R         lf  4  1  2  0  .250
Meyers,C          ph  1  0  0  0  .000    Collins,E         2b  4  1  1  1  .500
Grant,E           2b  0  0  0  0  .000    Baker,F           3b  4  2  3  0  .625
Wilson,A          ph  0  0  0  0  .000    McInnis,S         1b  4  1  3  2  .571
Fletcher,A        ss  4  0  1  0  .125    Strunk,A          cf  4  1  1  2  .250
Burns,G           lf  4  0  1  0  .250    Barry,J           ss  4  0  1  0  .125
Shafer,T          cf  2  0  1  0  .167    Lapp,J            c   4  0  2  1  .500
Crandall,D        p   0  0  0  0  .000    Plank,E           p   3  0  0  0  .000
Murray,R          rf  4  0  1  0  .250                         36  6 13  6
McLean,L          c   4  0  0  0  .000
Snodgrass,F       1b  4  0  0  0  .000
Mathewson,C       p   3  0  2  0  .667
Cooper,C          cf  1  0  0  0  .000
                     35  0  7  0
Giants                           INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Mathewson,C      L 0-1           6.0 10  6  6  0  3  87  66  9.00
Crandall,D                       2.0  3  0  0  0  0  31  19  0.00
                                 8.0 13  6  6  0  3 118  85
Athletics                        INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Plank,E          W 1-0           9.0  7  0  0  3  4 117  71  0.00
                                 9.0  7  0  0  3  4 117  71
NY1: Meyers,C batted for Doyle,L in the 7th
     Grant,E inserted at 2b in the 7th
     Cooper,C inserted at cf in the 7th
     Wilson,A batted for Grant,E in the 9th
E-Collins,E, Baker,F. 2B-Baker,F(2), McInnis,S(1). 3B-Oldring,R(1).
HR-Strunk,A(1). RBI-Collins,E(1), McInnis,S 2(2), Strunk,A 2(3), Lapp,J(1).
SB-Murray,R(1). K-Burns,G, Murray,R 2, Cooper,C, Oldring,R, McInnis,S,
Barry,J. BB-Shafer,T 2, Wilson,A. HBP-Fletcher,A, Plank,E. HB-Mathewson,C,
Plank,E.
GWRBI: Strunk,A
Temperature: 65, Sky: clear, Wind: out to left at 12 MPH.

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1913 World Series Revisited- Philadelphia A’s vs NY Giants Game #1

The 1913 World Series pitted the A’s vs the Giants. This was the 3rd straight World Series for the Giants, and would unfortunately be their 3rd straight World Series loss. A feat that hasn’t been matched since.

I think this time the Giant’s pitching will contain the A’s hitters and give them the World Series Revisited Championship.

Game #1 10/7/1913 @ Polo Grounds

Rube Marquard vs Chief Bender

A’s Defense Hands Giants Game One Victory.

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The 1913 NL Pennant winning NY Giants, including rookie Jim Thorpe, sitting directly behind the mascot.

The Philadelphia A’s committed 5 errors, 3 in a 3 run Giant 6th inning, giving the NY Giants the Game 1 victory. Rube Marquard gave up 10 hits, but didn’t walk a batter, while striking out 6.

10/7/1913, PHA13-NY113, Polo Grounds V (N)
                       1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9     R  H  E   LOB DP
1913 Athletics         0  0  0  1  0  0  1  0  0     2 10  5     8  0
1913 Giants            0  0  1  0  0  3  0  0  x     4  7  1     7  1
Athletics            AB  R  H BI   AVG    Giants               AB  R  H BI   AVG
Murphy,D          rf  5  0  0  1  .000    Shafer,T          cf  4  0  0  0  .000
Oldring,R         lf  4  0  0  0  .000    Doyle,L           2b  4  0  3  0  .750
Collins,E         2b  4  1  3  0  .750    Fletcher,A        ss  4  0  0  1  .000
Baker,F           3b  4  0  2  0  .500    Burns,G           lf  4  1  1  0  .250
McInnis,S         1b  3  0  1  0  .333    Herzog,B          3b  4  1  1  0  .250
Strunk,A          cf  4  0  1  1  .250    Murray,R          rf  4  0  1  0  .250
Barry,J           ss  4  0  0  0  .000    Merkle,F          1b  3  1  1  1  .333
Schang,W          c   4  1  2  0  .500    Wilson,A          c   4  0  0  0  .000
Bender,C          p   2  0  0  0  .000    Marquard,R        p   2  1  0  0  .000
Murphy,E          ph  1  0  1  0 1.000                         33  4  7  2
Bush,J            p   0  0  0  0  .000
Walsh,J           ph  1  0  0  0  .000
                     36  2 10  2
Athletics                        INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Bender,C         L 0-1           6.0  5  4  1  0  1  82  58  1.50
Bush,J                           2.0  2  0  0  0  1  21  17  0.00
                                 8.0  7  4  1  0  2 103  75
Giants                           INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Marquard,R       W 1-0           9.0 10  2  2  0  6 132  96  2.00
                                 9.0 10  2  2  0  6 132  96
PHA: Murphy,E batted for Bender,C in the 7th
     Walsh,J batted for Bush,J in the 9th
E-Murphy,D, Oldring,R, Baker,F, Barry,J, Schang,W, Marquard,R. 2B-Baker,F(1),
Doyle,L(1), Burns,G(1), Merkle,F(1). RBI-Murphy,D(1), Strunk,A(1),
Fletcher,A(1), Merkle,F(1). SB-McInnis,S(1). CS-McInnis,S. K-Murphy,D 2,
Oldring,R 2, Strunk,A 2, Merkle,F, Wilson,A. SF-Merkle,F. HBP-McInnis,S,
Marquard,R. HB-Bender,C, Marquard,R.
Temperature: 59, Sky: clear, Wind: right to left at 13 MPH.

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Baseball And The Saturday Evening Post October 1, 1927

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“Baseball Fans” by Eugene Iverd October 1, 1927

This is the 2nd baseball illustration by Iverd, and it might feature the same bunch of boys as his previous illustration.

As someone who suffers from vertigo, agita, and bleeding hemorrhoids, I wouldn’t be caught dead sitting, standing, or eating on top of a telephone poll. Even if it was to watch the Yankees beat up on the Pirates in that year’s World Series. The kid standing on the top of the pole has some serious death wish issues. The one boy standing on the right looks like he’s reconsidered his climb up that pole, and probably wishes he was anywhere else. Luckily, what looks like a cop has shown up, but instead of telling the boys to get down before they get hurt, it looks like he’s trying to get one of them to skrooch over so he can take a seat.

As someone who’s lived his whole life telling people to skootch over so I could take a seat, it was very disconcerting to find out I had been using the wrong word all this time. Sometimes you put together a blog post and you learn something amazing. Other times it just a kick in the balls.

In baseball on October 1, 1927 the NY Yankees beat the Washington Senators 4-3. Lou Gehrig hit a 3 run home run in the 1st inning to lead the Yankees to their 110th win of the season. It was Gehrig’s 47th home run and the 3 rbis gave him 175 on the season. The Yankees will go on to sweep the Pirates in the World Series. This win gives the Yankees a 14-7-1 record on Saturday Evening Post baseball illustration dates.

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Baseball And The Saturday Evening Post May 28, 1927

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“Safe On Base” by Alan Foster May 28, 1927

Alan Foster has a very similar style to Norman Rockwell, and it served him well as he contributed 30 covers to The Saturday Evening Post, from 1923-1933. Unfortunately I couldn’t find a lot of information about Foster. His death is listed in numerous sources as 1969. But a couple of them have him dying in 1934 at the age of 42. Since his last illustration was published in 1933, I tend to lean toward this date. His death at such a young age may be the reason why there’s not much biographical information available.

I love this illustration, and it might be my favorite one so far. The old hidden ball trick. It’s been successfully pulled off in the Major Leagues around 210 times. I remember watching Gene Michael pull it off once, and if memory serves me, he was successful 5 or 6 times in his career. I myself have never been the victim of a hidden ball trick, but I have been the victim of a Nigerian email scam. Mr Mbhuttu seemed so sincere. He called me his dear American friend. Why would he steal from me?

Anyway, the detail in this illustration is just fantastic. The expressions on both boys is perfect. One filled with a youthful innocence, an innocence that may lead him to someday send a check to a Nigerian ambassador, only to find out the world is full of nasty deceitful people who will take your life savings, and leave you with nothing. Why would Mr Mbhuttu do that to me?

Anyway, the other boy’s expression is filled with a baseball savvy, cultivated from endless summers of baseball games. Taking advantage of those less experienced, those less sophisticated in the ways of baseball treachery. The kind of person that would someday pretend to be someone they’re not, only to destroy another human beings self-worth, crushing it beneath a mountain of bitterness and regret. Damn you Mr Mbhuttu.

Anyway, I really love this illustration, despite the emotional angst that it causes me, and I look forward to more baseball themed illustrations from Alan Foster.

In baseball on May 28, 1927 the NY Yankees split a doubleheader with the Washington Senators, winning the 1st game 8-2, Babe Ruth and Bob Muesal hit home runs, and losing the 2nd game to Firpo Marberry 3-2. The 27 Yankees go on to win 110 games and sweep the Pirates in the World Series. This puts the Yankees record on Saturday Evening Post baseball illustration dates at 13-7-1.

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