1914 World Series Revisited Philadelphia A’s vs Boston Braves Game #4

10/13/1914 @ Fenway Park

Bob Shawkey vs Dick Rudolph

Connolly Triple Pushes A’s To The Brink

Joe Connolly played just 4 seasons in the Majors, all with the Boston Braves.

Braves outfielder Joe Connolly’s sac fly in the 3rd gave the Braves the early 1-0 lead. His 2 run triple in the 5th sealed the deal for the  Braves. Their 3rd straight World Series Revisited win has put them up 3 games to 1 against a reeling Philadelphia A’s.

10/13/1914, PhA14-BoN14, Fenway Park-NL
                       1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9     R  H  E   LOB DP
1914 Athletics         0  0  0  1  0  2  0  1  0     4 12  1    11  0
1914 Braves            0  0  1  0  4  0  0  0  x     5  7  2     5  0
Athletics            AB  R  H BI   AVG    Braves               AB  R  H BI   AVG
Murphy            rf  4  0  1  0  .267    Moran             rf  4  1  3  1  .417
Oldring           lf  5  0  2  2  .167    Evers             2b  2  1  1  0  .143
Collins           2b  4  0  0  0  .294    Connolly          lf  3  1  1  3  .167
Baker             3b  5  0  2  0  .500    Whitted           cf  4  0  1  1  .353
McInnis           1b  5  0  1  0  .167    Schmidt           1b  4  0  0  0  .214
Walsh             cf  5  2  2  0  .273    Gowdy             c   4  0  0  0  .067
Barry             ss  4  1  1  0  .400    Maranville        ss  3  0  0  0  .308
Schang            c   3  0  0  1  .308    Deal              3b  3  0  0  0  .100
Shawkey           p   2  0  1  1  .500    Rudolph           p   2  2  1  0  .500
Bressler          p   1  0  1  0 1.000     Davis            p   0  0  0  0  .000
Strunk            ph  1  1  1  0  .300                         29  5  7  5
Pennock           p   0  0  0  0  .000
                     39  4 12  4
Athletics                        INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Shawkey          L 0-1           4.1  6  5  5  2  0  68  41 10.38
Bressler                         2.2  1  0  0  0  0  38  25  0.00
Pennock                          1.0  0  0  0  0  1  17  12  0.00
                                 8.0  7  5  5  2  1 123  78
Braves                           INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Rudolph          W 1-0           7.2 12  4  2  2  3 135  84  3.38
Davis            S 2             1.1  0  0  0  0  0  13   8  0.00
                                 9.0 12  4  2  2  3 148  92
PhA: Strunk batted for Bressler in the 8th
E-Collins, Maranville, Rudolph. 2B-Rudolph(1). 3B-Connolly(1).
RBI-Oldring 2(2), Schang(1), Shawkey(1), Moran(3), Connolly 3(4), Whitted(5).
CS-Murphy. K-Murphy, Collins, Walsh, Schmidt. BB-Murphy, Collins, Evers,
Rudolph. SH-Evers, Maranville. SF-Schang, Connolly.
GWRBI: Moran
Temperature: 55, Sky: partly cloudy, Wind: out to left at 16 MPH.

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1914 World Series Revisited Philadelphia A’s Vs Boston Braves Game #3

10/12/1914 @ Fenway Park

Bullet Joe Bush vs Lefty Tyler

Jack Barry’s Errors Hand Braves Victory

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Jack Barry led the league with 63 errors at shortstop in 1910. He then led the league in fielding % at shortstop in 1911.

Playing in Fenway Park because of the larger seating capacity than their own park, seemed to rattle the A’s more than the Braves. The Braves scored 3 unearned runs in the 4th when Jack Barry booted a 2 out groundball hit by Charlie Deal. Rabbit Maranville, Hank Gowdy, and pitcher Lefty Tyler all followed with rbi singles, giving the Braves a 3-0 lead.

Trailing 3-2 in the 9th, the A’s tied the score when Jimmy Walsh led off the inning with a triple to right centerfield. He scored on a Jack Barry sac fly.

Joe Bush retired the 1st 2 Braves in the last of the 9th, but he walked Johnny Evers, and gave up a single to Joe Connolly, putting runners on the corners. Possum Whitted rolled an easy groundball to Jack Barry at short, but the ball rolled through his legs for an error handing the win the the Braves. The Braves lead this series 2-1

10/12/1914, PhA14-BoN14, Fenway Park-NL
                       1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9     R  H  E   LOB DP
1914 Athletics         0  0  0  0  0  2  0  0  1     3  9  4     6  1
1914 Braves            0  0  0  3  0  0  0  0  1     4  7  0    10  1
Athletics            AB  R  H BI   AVG    Braves               AB  R  H BI   AVG
Murphy            rf  3  1  0  0  .273    Moran             rf  4  0  0  0  .250
Oldring           lf  4  0  0  0  .077    Evers             2b  4  1  0  0  .083
Collins           2b  4  1  2  1  .385    Connolly          lf  5  0  1  0  .111
Baker             3b  4  0  3  0  .538    Whitted           cf  4  1  1  0  .385
McInnis           1b  3  0  0  1  .154    Schmidt           1b  2  0  1  0  .300
Walsh             cf  4  1  1  0  .167    Deal              3b  3  1  0  0  .143
Barry             ss  2  0  2  1  .455     Smith            ph  1  0  0  0  .000
Schang            c   3  0  0  0  .400    Maranville        ss  4  1  2  1  .400
Bush              p   4  0  1  0  .250    Gowdy             c   4  0  1  1  .091
                     31  3  9  3          Tyler             p   3  0  1  1  .333
                                           Davis            p   0  0  0  0  .000
                                           Gilbert          ph  1  0  0  0  .000
                                                               35  4  7  3
Athletics                        INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Bush             L 0-1           8.2  7  4  0  5  3 141  81  0.00
                                 8.2  7  4  0  5  3 141  81
Braves                           INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Tyler                            8.0  9  3  3  2  2 125  84  3.12
Davis            BS 1, W 1-0     1.0  0  0  0  0  0  15   9  0.00
                                 9.0  9  3  3  2  2 140  93
BoN: Smith batted for Deal in the 8th
     Smith moved to 3b in the 9th
     Gilbert batted for Davis in the 9th
E-Collins, McInnis, Barry 2. 2B-Baker(1). 3B-Walsh(1). RBI-Collins(3),
McInnis(5), Barry(1), Maranville(2), Gowdy(1), Tyler(1). SB-Murphy(2).
CS-Barry, Moran. K-Oldring 2, Moran, Connolly, Maranville. BB-Murphy, Barry,
Moran, Evers, Whitted, Schmidt 2. SH-Schang. SF-McInnis, Barry. PB-Schang.
Temperature: 51, Sky: clear, Wind: out to right at 17 MPH.

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The 25 Most Important People In Baseball History

Graham Womack over at Baseball Past And Present has put together a poll to try to determine The 25 Most Important People in Baseball History. A ballot with 189 of baseball’s most memorable players, executives and other figures can be found here. Please VOTE HERE

I submitted a ballot, and I urge you to submit one as well.

My choices were more personal than objective, and they may have a slight Yankee bias, but I thought I’d share my votes with you.

Some people I didn’t choose:

Alex Rodriguez, Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa and Roger Clemens.  As far as I’m concerned, these guys can all line up in a circle, shoot steroids in each others right butt cheek and kiss the Hall of Fame goodbye.

Pete Rose- I’ve written about Pete before. He can still suck it.

Hal Chase- A cancer to the game, a terrible teammate, and an all-around scumbag.

Kennesaw Mountain Landis- I’ve touched on baseball’s 1st Commissioner before. I called him an important object of the game. Important like HIV is to AIDS. I personally think he stunted the growth of baseball when he did nothing to integrate the game. He deserves no accolades.

Roger Kahn- Not a fan, “Boys of Summer” is overrated.

MY Ballot:

Albert Spalding- sold baseball to the World

Babe Ruth- if he’s not on every ballot, I’d be very surprised.

Ban Johnson- No American League without him.

Bill James- His Baseball Historical Abstract is a must read.

Branch Rickey- Integrated baseball

Casey Stengel-a true character of the game

Christy Mathewson- helped turn being a baseball player into a worthy profession.

Connie Mack- 50 years as a Manager

Dr Harold Seymour- a Pioneer of Baseball History

George Steinbrenner- an owner that put winning above all else

Hank Aaron- the true Home Run King

Happy Chandler- a Commissioner that didn’t stand in the way of integration.

Harry Wright- professional baseball starts here.

Henry Chadwick- the 1st baseball statistician

J. G. Taylor Spink- not so much for the man, but for The Sporting News

Jackie Robinson- another must have on this list

John Thorn- MLB historian of the early days of baseball

Ken Burns- Baseball is a thing of beauty.

Vin Scully- nobody does it better

L. Robert Davids- SABR is baseball

Lawrence Ritter- The Glory of Their Times is a seminal work, that should be read by all.

Lou Gehrig- Yankee bias for a great player

Mickey Mantle- More Yankee bias, but would there be a baseball memorabilia industry without the Mick?

Sean Forman- Baseball Reference is the greatest baseball site on the web.

Bobby Murcer- all baseball for me starts with Bobby Murcer

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1914 World Series Revisited Philadelphia A’s vs Boston Braves Game #2

10/10/1914 @ Shibe Park

Bill James vs Eddie Plank

Braves Win In Extra Innings To Even Series

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George Bostic “Possum” Whitted played on the 1915 NL Pennant winning Philadelphia Phillies.

The Philadelphia A’s and Eddie Plank took a 4-3 lead into the 9th inning thanks to a 5th inning home run off the bat of the now nicknamed worthy Home Run Baker.(This was his 1st World Series Revisited home run) Boss Schmidt led off the 9th with a booming triple to centerfield, and scored 1 out later on a suicide squeeze bunt by Rabbit Maranville. In the 10th, Les Mann singled with 1 out, and moved to 2nd on a Johnny Evers walk. Reliever John Wyckoff threw a wild pitch to advance the runners. Ted Cather struck out for the 2nd out of the inning, but Possum Whitted laced an 0-2 pitch into centerfield driving in Mann and Evers with the game winning runs.

10/10/1914, BoN14-PhA14, Shibe Park
                       1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9 10     R  H  E   LOB DP
1914 Braves            1  0  0  0  0  2  0  0  1  2     6 11  0     5  1
1914 Athletics         1  1  0  1  1  0  0  0  0  0     4  9  0     8  1
Braves               AB  R  H BI   AVG    Athletics            AB  R  H BI   AVG
Mann              rf  5  1  1  0  .167    Murphy            rf  3  1  1  0  .375
Evers             2b  3  2  0  0  .125    Oldring           lf  4  0  1  0  .111
Cather            lf  5  1  1  0  .200    Collins           2b  4  0  2  1  .333
Whitted           cf  5  1  3  4  .444    Baker             3b  5  1  1  1  .444
Schmidt           1b  5  1  2  1  .250    McInnis           1b  5  0  0  0  .200
Gowdy             c   4  0  0  0  .000    Strunk            cf  4  2  2  0  .222
Maranville        ss  3  0  1  1  .333    Barry             ss  4  0  1  0  .333
Deal              3b  2  0  0  0  .250    Schang            c   3  0  1  0  .571
Smith             ph  2  0  0  0  .000    Plank             p   2  0  0  0  .000
James             p   3  0  3  0 1.000     Walsh            ph  1  0  0  0  .000
Tyler             p   0  0  0  0  .000     Wyckoff          p   0  0  0  0  .000
Devore            ph  1  0  0  0  .000                         35  4  9  2
Davis             p   0  0  0  0  .000
                     38  6 11  6
Braves                           INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
James                            8.1  8  4  3  6  3 145  82  3.24
Tyler            W 1-0           0.2  1  0  0  1  0   9   4  0.00
Davis            S 1             1.0  0  0  0  0  1   7   5  0.00
                                10.0  9  4  3  7  4 161  91
Athletics                        INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Plank                            9.0  9  4  4  1  5 107  70  4.00
Wyckoff          L 0-1           1.0  2  2  2  1  1  25  14  6.75
                                10.0 11  6  6  2  6 132  84
BoN: Smith batted for Deal in the 7th
     Smith moved to 3b in the 7th
     Devore batted for Tyler in the 10th
PhA: Walsh batted for Plank in the 9th
2B-Cather(1), Maranville(1), Strunk(1). 3B-Whitted(2), Schmidt(1),
Collins(1). HR-Baker(1). RBI-Whitted 4(4), Schmidt(2), Maranville(1),
Collins(2), Baker(2). SB-Strunk(1). CS-Schmidt, Murphy, Collins. K-Mann,
Cather 2, Gowdy 2, Smith, Baker, McInnis 2, Plank. BB-Evers 2, Murphy 2,
Oldring, Collins, Strunk, Schang, Plank. SH-Maranville. PB-Gowdy. WP-James,
Wyckoff.
GWRBI: Whitted
Temperature: 66, Sky: clear, Wind: left to right at 7 MPH.

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1914 World Series Revisited Philadelphia A’s vs Boston Braves

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The 1914 Miracle Braves led by Manager George Stallings shook off a terrible 4-18 start, by putting together a respectable 31-25 record over the next 2 months, only to find themselves on July 18 still sitting at the bottom of the NL standings with a 35-43 record.  Led by pitchers Bill James(26-10) and Dick Rudolph(26-7) and HOFers Johnny Evers and Rabbit Maranville the Braves staged a come-back for the ages. Winning 21 of their next 25 games put them in 2nd place 2 games behind the NY Giants. The Braves took over 1st place for good on 9/5 finishing off the Giants by 10.5 games. Yes the Braves played very good baseball over their last 50 games winning 38, but the Giants played just .500 ball over that same time period.

The Braves hit just .251 as a team, good for 4th place, while their team ERA was 3.47, 3rd in the League.

Connie Mack’s Philadelphia A’s won the AL Pennant by 8.5 games over the Boston Red Sox. Eddie Collins(.344) and HR Baker(.314) led the AL’s best offense. Their .272 team average, and 29 home runs led the league Their pitching staff had 7 different pitchers with double digit wins, led by Bullet Joe Bush and Chief Bender with 17 wins apiece.

The Braves went on to sweep the A’s in the 1914 World Series. A loss that took the A’s years to recover from. They finished last in each of the next 8 seasons.

In Game 1 of the World Series, the Braves beat Chief Bender by a score of 7-1. Bender was removed in the 6th inning. This was the 1st World Series game in which a Philadelphia A’s pitcher did not pitch at least 9 innings. In Game 2 Bill James tossed a 2 hitter beating Eddie Plank 1-0. Braves catcher Hank Gowdy had a tremendous offensive Series. Hitting .545 with 3 doubles, a triple and a home run.

In this replay, I’ll be rooting for the Braves, but I think the A’s will have too much offense for the weaker hitting Braves. Definitely no 4 game sweep by either team, but I Think the A’s win this one in 6 games.

 Game #1

10/9/1914 @ Shibe Park

Dick Rudolph vs Chief Bender

McInnis Home Run Wins It in the 11th For A’s

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John Phalen “Stuffy” McInnis hit just 1 home run in 1914.

Stuffy McInnis launched a 3 run walk-off home run into the leftfield stands giving the A’s a hard fought Game 1 victory.

The A’s roughed up Braves starter Dick Rudolph for 4 runs in the 1st 4 innings staking the usually solid Chief Bender to a 4-0 lead. The Braves fought back scoring 4 runs off Bender before he was removed after 7 innings. Trailing 5-4 in the 9th, Herbie Moran led off the inning with a single. The forgettable Oscar Dugey pinch ran for Moran and promptly stole 2nd. He advanced to 3rd on a flyball, and scored on a Joe Connolly sac fly.

Reliever Paul Strand pitched 3 effective innings for the Braves before tiring in the 11th. A 1 out walk to Home Run Baker set the stage for McInnis’ extra inning heroics.

The A’s lead this replay 1-0

10/9/1914, BoN14-PhA14, Shibe Park
                       1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9 10 11     R  H  E   LOB DP
1914 Braves            0  0  0  0  2  1  1  0  1  0  0     5  7  1    10  0
1914 Athletics         2  0  1  1  0  1  0  0  0  0  3     8 13  2    11  3
Braves               AB  R  H BI   AVG    Athletics            AB  R  H BI   AVG
Moran             rf  4  0  2  2  .500    Murphy            rf  5  1  2  2  .400
Dugey             pr  0  1  0  0  .000    Oldring           lf  5  0  0  0  .000
Mann              ph  1  0  0  0  .000    Collins           2b  5  2  1  1  .200
Evers             2b  5  0  1  0  .200    Baker             3b  4  2  3  1  .750
Connolly          lf  4  0  0  1  .000    McInnis           1b  5  1  2  4  .400
Whitted           cf  4  1  1  0  .250    Strunk            cf  5  0  0  0  .000
Schmidt           1b  3  0  0  1  .000    Barry             ss  5  1  2  0  .400
Gowdy             c   3  0  0  0  .000    Schang            c   4  1  3  0  .750
Maranville        ss  3  2  1  0  .333    Bender            p   3  0  0  0  .000
Deal              3b  2  1  1  0  .500     Wyckoff          p   1  0  0  0  .000
Smith             ph  0  0  0  0  .000     Walsh            ph  1  0  0  0  .000
Cather            cf  0  0  0  0  .000     Pennock          p   0  0  0  0  .000
Rudolph           p   2  0  1  1  .500                         43  8 13  8
Crutcher          p   0  0  0  0  .000
Gilbert           ph  1  0  0  0  .000
Davis             p   0  0  0  0  .000
Hess              ph  1  0  0  0  .000
Strand            p   1  0  0  0  .000
                     34  5  7  5
Braves                           INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Rudolph                          5.2  8  5  3  2  2  98  61  4.76
Crutcher                         0.1  0  0  0  0  0   2   2  0.00
Davis                            1.0  1  0  0  0  1  13   9  0.00
Strand           L 0-1           3.1  4  3  3  4  1  74  39  8.10
                                10.1 13  8  6  6  4 187 111
Athletics                        INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Bender                           7.0  6  4  4  8  1 117  60  5.14
Wyckoff          BS 1            3.0  1  1  1  1  1  43  21  3.00
Pennock          W 1-0           1.0  0  0  0  1  1  17  11  0.00
                                11.0  7  5  5 10  3 177  92
BoN: Smith batted for Deal in the 7th
     Gilbert batted for Crutcher in the 7th
     Cather inserted at cf in the 7th
     Whitted moved to 3b in the 7th
     Hess batted for Davis in the 8th
     Dugey ran for Moran in the 9th
     Dugey moved to rf in the 9th
     Mann batted for Dugey in the 11th
     Mann moved to rf in the 11th
PhA: Walsh batted for Wyckoff in the 10th
E-Schmidt, Collins 2. 2B-Evers(1). 3B-Whitted(1), Baker(1). HR-McInnis(1).
RBI-Moran 2(2), Connolly(1), Schmidt(1), Rudolph(1), Murphy 2(2), Collins(1),
Baker(1), McInnis 4(4). SB-Dugey(1), Murphy(1). CS-Baker. K-Whitted, Gowdy,
Strand, Oldring, Collins, Barry, Bender. BB-Moran, Connolly, Whitted,
Schmidt, Gowdy 2, Maranville, Smith, Cather 2, Murphy, Oldring, Baker 2,
McInnis, Schang. SH-Evers, Maranville. SF-Connolly, Schmidt, Collins.
WP-Bender.
GWRBI: McInnis
Temperature: 61, Sky: clear, Wind: out to left at 15 MPH.

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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

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“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

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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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