1908 Baseball Revisited World Series Cubs vs Tigers Game #3

10/12/1908 @ West Side Grounds

George Mullin vs Jack Pfiester

Pfiester Tosses A Gem As Cubs Win 3rd Straight Game

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Jack Pfiester has a lifetime 2.02 ERA

Jimmy Sheckard took the 1st pitch he saw leading off the 1st inning, and banged it off the right field wall for a double. A Frank Schulte  fly ball  drove him home. In the 2nd a lead off walk to Harry Steinfeldt followed by 3 singles scored 2 more runs for the Cubs. That was all they needed as, Jack Pfiester tossed a 6 hit complete game.

10/12/1908, Det08-ChN08, West Side Grounds
                       1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9     R  H  E   LOB DP
1908 Tigers            0  0  0  0  0  1  0  0  0     1  6  2     7  0
1908 Cubs              1  2  0  1  0  0  0  0  x     4  8  0     6  0
Tigers               AB  R  H BI   AVG    Cubs                 AB  R  H BI   AVG
McIntyre          lf  4  0  1  0  .083    Sheckard          lf  4  1  2  0  .333
O’Leary           ss  4  0  0  0  .083    Evers             2b  3  0  1  0  .231
Crawford          cf  4  1  1  0  .231    Schulte           rf  3  0  0  1  .308
Cobb              rf  4  0  1  0  .538    Chance            1b  4  0  1  0  .333
Rossman           1b  4  0  1  1  .154    Steinfeldt        3b  3  1  0  0  .143
Schaefer          2b  2  0  0  0  .273    Hofman            cf  4  1  1  0  .462
Thomas            c   4  0  0  0  .000    Tinker            ss  3  1  1  0  .455
Coughlin          3b  4  0  1  0  .250    Kling             c   3  0  1  1  .273
Mullin            p   3  0  1  0  .333    Pfiester          p   3  0  1  1  .333
                     33  1  6  1                               30  4  8  3
Tigers                           INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Mullin           L 0-1           8.0  8  4  3  3  4 127  76  3.38
                                 8.0  8  4  3  3  4 127  76
Cubs                             INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Pfiester         W 1-0           9.0  6  1  1  2  3 135  87  1.00
                                 9.0  6  1  1  2  3 135  87
E-Schaefer, Thomas. 2B-McIntyre(1), Rossman(1), Sheckard(1). RBI-Rossman(3),
Schulte(3), Kling(1), Pfiester(1). SB-Tinker(1). K-O’Leary, Crawford, Thomas,
Sheckard, Evers, Schulte, Hofman. BB-Schaefer 2, Evers, Steinfeldt, Tinker.
SF-Schulte.
GWRBI: Schulte
Temperature: 49, Sky: clear, Wind: in from center at 7 MPH.

  Cubs lead this series 3-0

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1908 Baseball Revisited World Series Cubs vs Tigers Game #1

10/10/1908 @ Bennett Park

Ed Reulbach vs Ed Killian

Extra Innings Give Cubs Game 1 Victory

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Wildfire Schulte led the NL in home runs in 1910 and 1911, with 10 and 21.

The Chicago Cubs had chance after chance to win this game easily. They had a runner in scoring position in every inning. In the 11th inning Frank Wildfire Schulte finally banged a clutch 1 out double to score Pat Moran and Jimmy Sheckard with the game winners. Orvall Overall pitched 2 hitless inning in relief for the win.

10/10/1908, ChN08-Det08, Bennett Park
                       1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9 10 11     R  H  E   LOB DP
1908 Cubs              0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  2     3 15  1    14  0
1908 Tigers            0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0     1  6  2    10  1

Cubs                 AB  R  H BI   AVG    Tigers               AB  R  H BI   AVG
Sheckard          lf  6  1  1  0  .167    McIntyre          lf  5  0  0  0  .000
Evers             2b  5  0  1  0  .200    O’Leary           ss  3  0  0  0  .000
Schulte           rf  5  0  2  2  .400    Crawford          cf  4  1  1  0  .250
Chance            1b  6  1  2  0  .333    Cobb              rf  5  0  3  0  .600
Steinfeldt        3b  6  0  1  0  .167    Rossman           1b  5  0  0  1  .000
Hofman            cf  5  0  3  1  .600    Schmidt           c   4  0  0  0  .000
Tinker            ss  5  0  2  0  .400    Schaefer          3b  5  0  1  0  .200
Kling             c   4  0  1  0  .250    Downs             2b  4  0  1  0  .250
Overall           p   0  0  0  0  .000    Killian           p   2  0  0  0  .000
Reulbach          p   2  0  1  0  .500     Thomas           ph  1  0  0  0  .000
Moran             c   1  1  1  0 1.000     Summers          p   0  0  0  0  .000
                     45  3 15  3           Bush             ph  1  0  0  0  .000
                                           Willett          p   0  0  0  0  .000
                                                               39  1  6  1
Cubs                             INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Reulbach                         9.0  6  1  1  3  1 130  77  1.00
Overall          W 1-0           2.0  0  0  0  0  3  27  19  0.00
                                11.0  6  1  1  3  4 157  96
Tigers                           INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Killian                          7.0  9  1  1  3  2 128  81  1.29
Summers                          2.0  1  0  0  0  0  24  14  0.00
Willett          L 0-1           2.0  5  2  2  0  0  28  19  9.00
                                11.0 15  3  3  3  2 180 114
ChN: Moran inserted at c in the 10th
Det: Thomas batted for Killian in the 7th
     Bush batted for Summers in the 9th
E-Tinker, Cobb, Schmidt. 2B-Schulte(1), Hofman(1), Crawford(1). 3B-Evers(1),
Downs(1). RBI-Schulte 2(2), Hofman(1), Rossman(1). SB-Chance(1). CS-Evers.
K-Sheckard 2, McIntyre, O’Leary, Schmidt, Schaefer. BB-Schulte, Kling,
Reulbach, O’Leary, Crawford, Schmidt. SH-Evers, Reulbach, Downs. HBP-O’Leary.
HB-Overall.
GWRBI: Schulte
Temperature: 46, Field: wet, Sky: threatening, Wind: left to right at 3 MPH.

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“It’s Deja Vu All Over Again” Or Something Else

 

Back in March I posted this Saturday Evening Post cover, along with a small description of the illustration. You can read that post here.

saturday_evening_post_19120413player squaring to bunt

It’s generally considered that this illustration depicts Honus Wagner, but I thought the batter looked too “pretty” to be Wagner. While writing the post, I kept thinking that I had seen this illustration before but I couldn’t place it. I did stumble across this Federal League pennant on-line recently, that clearly features this illustration, so maybe this is where I saw it before.

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The Federal League was only in existence for 2 seasons, 1914-1915. This pennant is from 1914, 2 years after the Robert Robinson illustration appeared on the cover of The Saturday Evening Post. The pennant was for the multi-named Chicago Chifeds, AKA the Chicago Whales, AKA the Chicago Federals. Player/Manager Joe Tinker is named as the ball player depicted on the pennant.

      joe tinker     saturday_evening_post_19120413player squaring to bunt honus_wagner_thumb

Clearly Joe Tinker is much “prettier” than Honus Wagner, and he sports the cleft chin that Wagner is lacking. This illustration is obviously more Tinker than Wagner. I wonder if Robert Robinson had Tinker in mind when he did this illustration, and was he paid for the use of his art work on that pennant?

The pennant still didn’t remove the niggling feeling that I had seen this illustration some place before. Then this morning as I was brushing my pearly whites, what do you think was staring back at me from the mirror? No, not my lustrous head of hair, or my adorable boyish grin, but the t-shirt I was wearing.

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In my defense, I’ve only owned this Chifeds’ t-shirt for a little over 2 years, and I can’t be completely aware of everything around me at all times. Plus a guy gets distracted by his own boyish grin sometimes.

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1908 World Series Cubs vs Tigers

After a down to the wire pennant race in both leagues the World Series was rather anti-climactic as the Cubs beat the Tigers in a rematch of the 1907 Series in 5 games. The Tigers were denied their 1st World Championship, while the Cubs won their 2nd and final World Championship.

tycobb Ty Cobb in action in the 1908 World Series

GAME #1 10/10/08 @ Bennett Park, Detroit

Cubs   10

Tigers  6

WP- Mordecai Brown

LP- Ed Summers

The weather featured a mixed bag of rain, sleet, and snow that might have chilled the Cubs’ bats until the 7th inning. Trailing 5-1 the Cubs’ bats awoke and warmed up, scoring 2 runs in the inning. 2 runs in the 8th and 5 runs in the 9th iced the game for the Cubs.

Ira Thomas singled off Mordecai Brown in the 9th inning. Newsworthy because it was the 1st pinch hit in a World Series. Ed Summers gave up 6 consecutive hits in the 5 run Cubs’ 9th. This is a World Series record against 1 pitcher that still stands today.

GAME #2 10/11/08 @ West Side Park, Chicago

Cubs   6

Tigers  1

WP- Orval Overall

LP- Bill Donovan

HR- Joe Tinker

7 scoreless innings by both starters came to an end when the Cubs erupted for 6 runs in the 8th. The Cubs unloaded on Bill Donovan for 3 singles, a double, a triple, and a home run. Joe Tinker connected for the home run, the only one hit in this series.

GAME #3 10/12/08 @ West Side Park, Chicago

Tigers  8

Cubs   3

WP- George Mullin

LP- Jack Pfiester

A 3-0 Cub lead was overcome  with a 5 run 6th by the Tigers. The Tigers  scored 2 more runs in the 8th inning. These would be the last runs they scored in this series.

GAME #4 10/13/08 @ Bennett Park, Detroit

Cubs   3

Tigers  0

WP- Mordecai Brown

LP- Ed Summers

Mordecai Brown tossed a 4 hit shutout for the easy win.

GAME #5 10/14/08 @ Bennett Park, Detroit

Cubs   2

Tigers  0

WP- Orvall Overall

LP- Bill Donovan

Orvall Overall tossed a 3 hitter while striking out 10, and Johnny Evers went 3-4 with an rbi, as the Cubs won their 2nd and last World Championship.

The game lasted just 1 hour-25 minutes, the shortest World Series game in history.

Ty Cobb hit .368 for a Tiger team that hit just .209 in the series, and did not score a run in the last 19 innings. The Cubs hit .293 as a team. Mordecai Brown and Orvall Overall combined to go 4-0 with a 0.61 ERA.

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Baseball And The Saturday Evening Post April 24, 1915

saturday_evening_post_19150424 baseball practice

“Baseball Practice” by John A. Coughlin April 24, 1915

John Albert Coughlin was born in Chicago, in 1885. He graduated from The Art Institute of Chicago in 1906. He contributed numerous covers to various magazines, but this was his only cover for The Saturday Evening Post. He passed away in 1943 at the age of 58.

The young boy on this cover is just asking for trouble. What are the odds that the chair he’s standing on either breaks, or flips out from under him. His mother’s make-up table and mirror are in serious jeopardy here. 7 years bad luck will be the least of his problems. I doubt he’d be pitching anytime soon when his Mother, or Father got through with him.

I myself never practiced pitching in a mirror. I was a right-handed batter with a sweet swing. One time that sweet swing pulverized a lamp sitting on a living room table.  “But Ma, it was an accident….OW, that hurt. Why ya hittin me, I’ll never do it again….OW…..it’s just a stupid lamp….OW…….!!!!” You remember those bolo paddles with the small rubber ball attached with a rubber band. When you snap off the little ball, those paddles made a formidable ass whipping device. Trust me, I know from experience.

In baseball on April 24, 1915, the NY Yankees beat the Washington Senators 4-0. Ray Caldwell tossed a 4 hit shutout, beating Walter Johnson. Not bad considering Johnson finished the season  27-13, with a 1.55 ERA. This win improves the Yankees record on Saturday Evening Post baseball illustration dates to a formidable 9-3.

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Baseball Revisited Book Review-The Curse of Carl Mays

carl mays

Back in January I did a small post on Ray Chapman here. As you may know Chapman is the only Major League player to die as a result of a beaning. The author of this book, Howard Camerik, commented on the post, and recommended his book. What follows is a life-long Yankee fan’s review of a Boston Red Sox centric “what if” novel.

I’ve known a lot of Red Sox fans, and when they were long-suffering Red Sox fans they were much more enjoyable to be around. Then they went and won the 2004 World Series after steam rolling my Yankees in the playoffs, and suddenly these Red Sox fans were not so enjoyable. Just to make things worse, they went and won it all in 2007, and 2013. They are now insufferable Red Sox fans, and they’re tough to be around. As a humble Yankee rooter, I would never let a Yankee World Championship, let alone 28 of them, turn me into an unbearable human being. But I digress.

The Curse of Carl Mays is centered around Game 6 of the 1986 World Series(The Mookie Wilson/Bill Buckner game) and the current Mayor of Boston Pat McCarvill, a long-suffering Red Sox fan I might add. Because of some kind of spiritual, cosmic shift in the timeline of 1986, an ambulance that is dispatched to attend to a head wound that Pat McCarvill suffers in a charity baseball game, mysteriously gets transported back to 1920 to attend to Ray Chapman instead. He lives, causing a big change in the life of Mayor McCarvill, and the fortunes of the 1986 Red Sox.

The 1st half of the book followed the life of Pat McCarvill, his aborted baseball career, his friends, family, and assorted other long-suffering Red Sox fans. I really enjoyed this part of the book. The characters were great, and the dialogue was very good. As a Yankee fan I found many similarities in some of the long-suffering Red Sox fans that I used to enjoy being around. I liked Pat McCarvill, and I liked the people he surrounded himself with, and I really started to feel pretty good about, what I assumed would be an eventual Red Sox victory in the 1986 World Series.

After the ambulance went back to 1920 to save Ray Chapman, things changed in 1986. I didn’t like Pat McCarvill anymore, I mean I really didn’t like the changes that occurred as a result of this time travel.   The writing was still very good, the dialogue was still well written, I just wanted Pat McCarvill to either go away, or fail miserably. Maybe my Yankee bias couldn’t handle the fact that I really liked this guy, a Red Sox fan, and then he was changed, and I felt like I lost a friend. If I could change one thing in this book it would be to tone down the transformation of Pat McCarvill. It was too much. I don’t believe such a drastic change would have occurred, and I don’t think it was needed. I personally believe that nature usually trumps nurture, and the Pat McCarvill that I grew to love would have trumped nurture as well.

With that being said, I would recommend this book to most baseball fans, and any and all Red Sox fans. It’s well written, funny at times, and even though it jumps around the time line from chapter to chapter it doesn’t get confusing, and adds a lot to the story. The research the author needed to do to pull the plot together was well done and must have been a monumental effort. But, Yankee fans, and even Mets fans beware. You might find yourself rooting for something good to happen to all those long-suffering Red Sox fans, only to have it ripped away from you, making you feel used and disappointed by the human condition. Of course I felt that way at the end of every Stephen King book that I’ve read, and I always go back for more. Seriously, the end of The Stand pissed me off so much, and don’t get me started on the ending of Under The Dome. It’s like there’s some kind of Stephen King siren call that I can’t ignore, and then 700 pages later I’m crashing on the rocks and screaming in agony.

Sorry….I seem to have made this book review all about me.

The Curse of Carl Mays is a fun mix of baseball, science fiction, and historical fiction. The characters and dialogue are well done, and I promise you, you won’t scream in agony at the end. You might think twice about ever befriending a Red Sox fan, but is that really a bad thing?

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Teams of The 1908 World Series Revisited

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I could not find a team photo of the 1908 Tigers, but this 1907 team photo is very close.

Top Row: John Eubank, Claude Rossman, Sam Crawford, Bill Donovan, George Mullin, Ed Willett, Fred Payne, Ed Killian

Middle Row: Davey Jones, Red Downs, Ty Cobb, Bill Coughlin, Germany Schaefer, Bumpus Jones

Front Row:  Ed Seiver, Jimmy Archer, Hughie Jennings, Boss Schmidt, Charley O’Leary

Not included are Ed Summers, and Matty McIntyre.

The mascot reclining in front is listed as simply O’Brien. No mention of the dog’s name, but he does resemble the dour looking Claude Rossman.

The Detroit Tigers led by Manager Hughie Jennings won their 2nd straight AL pennant with a 90-63 record, 1/2 game better than the Cleveland Naps. The 1/2 game difference was thanks to a rain out earlier in the season, that based on the rules of the day, did not have to be made up. This Tiger team was essentially the same team that won the pennant in 1907. The addition of rookie pitcher Ed Summers was the only significant change, and one of the primary reasons that they were able to repeat.

Their .263 team average was best in the league, a full 18 points higher than the 2nd place Browns and Red Sox. They also led the league with 644 runs. On the mound their 2.40 ERA was good for just 6th in the pitching rich 1908 season.

The straw that stirred the offensive drink was of course Ty Cobb. At just 21 years old, Cobb was already a veteran, playing in his 4th season. His .324 average was good enough to win his 2nd batting title, while his 108 rbis also led the league. He hit just 4 home runs, but his .475 slugging avg led the league thanks to his 36 doubles, and 20 triples, both league leading totals.

Playing next to Cobb in the outfield was fellow Hall of Famer Wahoo Sam Crawford. Thanks to his teammate Cobb, Crawford was 2nd in the league in most offensive categories. His .311 average, 33 doubles, and 16 triples all followed Cobb. He did lead the league with 7 home runs, his 2nd home run crown, the 1st of which came in the NL in 1901 when he hit a career high 16.

Lost in the Crawford and Cobb outfield was Matty McIntyre. His .295 average and a league leading 105 runs scored goes almost unnoticed.

Filling out the rest of the offense is switch hitting catcher Boss Schmidt hitting a career high .265. 1st baseman Claude Rossman hit .294 with 33 doubles. At shortstop Germany Schaefer hit just .259 but stole 40 bases to lead the team,while scoring 96 runs.

Scranton Bill Coughlin, playing in his last season hit .215 at 3rd, Red Downs hit .221 at 2nd, while Troy O’Leary and Red Downs backed up the infield, providing very little offense. The only off season acquisition of note was back-up catcher Ira Thomas. His .307 average in 40 games was pretty impressive, but it included just 1 extra base hit.

On the mound the ace was rookie Ed Summers. His 24 wins was 2nd to Ed Walsh’s 40 wins, and would be his only 20 win season in his short 5 year career. His 1.64 ERA was the best on the team and good for 4th in the league. George Mullin(17), Bill Donovan(18), Ed Willet(15) and Ed Killian(12) did the bulk of the pitching, along with Summers, starting 136 of the Tigers’ games.

The Tigers would go on to lose the 1908 World Series for the 2nd year in a row to an over powering Chicago Cub team.


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The 1908 Cubs led by player/manager Frank Chance won the NL pennant for the 3rd straight season. They did it on the final day of the season with a 4-2 victory over the NY Giants, the make-up game to the infamous Merkle’s Boner game. 

The Cubs hit just .249 as a team, but it was good enough for 2nd in the pitching rich National League. They finished a full 18 points behind the NY Giants. Their 625 runs scored was good for 2nd as well, behind the Giants’ 652 runs scored. Their team ERA was a phenomenal 2.14. Good for a 3rd place tie. Amazingly the Phillies(2.10) and the Pirates(2.12) were even better.  Their 29 shutouts did however, lead the league.

Johnny Kling hit a robust .276 while providing solid defense behind the plate. Kling would take the next season off to play professional pool. 

Frank Chance performed double duty, playing 1st base, hitting a worthy .272 with a team leading 27 doubles, while providing solid management from the bench.

Johnny Evers hit a solid .300, one of only 4 players to hit .300 in the NL, while providing poetic worthy defense at 2nd base. He was joined by his fellow prose worthy infielders, shortstop Joe Tinker, and manager Frank Chance. Tinker hit .266 while leading the team with 14 triples, 6 home runs and 68 rbi.

At 3rd base the Cubs had the not so poetically sounding Harry Steinfeldt.

The Cubs featured one of the weakest hitting outfields to ever win a World Championship. Jimmy Sheckard(.231), Frank Schulte(.236), and Jimmy Slagle(.222) combined to hit just 3 home runs.

Providing adequate back-up were Solly Hofman(.243), Del Howard(.279), and Pat Moran(.260). Heinie Zimmerman, playing in his 2nd season with the Cubs hit a respectable .292.

On the mound the Cubs had the solid, yet digitally deprived Mordecai “Three Finger” Brown. His 29-9 record marked his 3rd straight 20 win season, as well as a career high in wins. His 1.47 ERA was actually up from last seasons ERA of 1.39 Brown was right in the middle of a 5 year span(1906-1910) where he would go 127-44 with a 1.42 ERA.

Ed Reulbach also won 20 games(24-7, 2.03), while Jack Pfiester(12), Orvall Overall(15), and Chick Fraser(11) also notched double digit victories. Fraser would pitch in just 1 game in 1909 his last in the Majors.

The Cubs went on to beat the Tigers in 5 games in the World Series, their last World Championship. 105 seasons have passed since they won it all. They’ve made 7 World Series appearances since 1908 losing them all, with their last World Series coming in 1945, a 7 game loss to the Tigers.

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1907 World Series Revisited Cubs vs Tigers Game #4

10/11/1907 @ Bennett Park

Bill Donovan vs Orval Overall

Cubs Complete Sweep Over Tigers

When Davy Jones died in 1972 at the age of 91, he was the last living player from the 1907 World Series.

Cubs pitching allowed just 1 Tiger run over the last 23 innings, as the Cubs totally dominated in the 4 game sweep. Orval Overall pitched a 4 hit shutout through 7 innings, but do to a rain delay he was removed with a stiff arm.(A Diamond Mind staple that always seems to happen when a pitcher is throwing a gem.) Frank Chance drove in 3 runs with 2 clutch 2 out singles in the 2nd and 4th inning.

10/11/1907, CHN07-DET07, Bennett Park
                       1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9     R  H  E   LOB DP
1907 Cubs              3  1  0  2  0  0  0  0  0     6 12  0    11  1
1907 Tigers            0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0     0  4  3     7  1
Cubs                 AB  R  H BI   AVG    Tigers               AB  R  H BI   AVG
Slagle,J          cf  3  3  3  0  .375    Jones,D           lf  2  0  1  0  .286
Sheckard,J        lf  4  1  1  0  .438    Schaefer,G        2b  3  0  0  0  .000
Chance,F          1b  4  0  2  3  .429    Crawford,S        cf  3  0  0  0  .188
Steinfeldt,H      3b  4  1  1  2  .357    Cobb,T            rf  4  0  1  0  .235
Kling,J           c   5  0  1  0  .235    Rossman,C         1b  4  0  0  0  .188
Evers,J           2b  5  0  2  1  .294    Coughlin,B        3b  4  0  1  0  .333
Schulte,F         rf  5  0  1  0  .250    Schmidt,B         c   4  0  1  0  .250
Tinker,J          ss  5  0  1  0  .333    O’Leary,C         ss  3  0  0  0  .167
Overall,O         p   4  1  0  0  .143    Donovan,B         p   1  0  0  0  .333
Fraser,C          p   0  0  0  0  .000     McIntyre,M       ph  1  0  0  0  .333
                     39  6 12  6           Willett,E        p   0  0  0  0  .000
                                           Killian,E        ph  1  0  0  0  .000
                                                               30  0  4  0
Cubs                             INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Overall,O        W 2-0           7.0  4  0  0  3  5  99  57  1.13
Fraser,C                         2.0  0  0  0  1  1  25  14  0.00
                                 9.0  4  0  0  4  6 124  71
Tigers                           INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Donovan,B        L 0-2           5.0  8  6  5  1  1  86  57  7.59
Willett,E                        2.0  1  0  0  2  1  45  22  0.00
Killian,E                        2.0  3  0  0  0  1  25  17  0.00
                                 9.0 12  6  5  3  3 156  96
DET: McIntyre,M batted for Donovan,B in the 5th
     Killian,E batted for Willett,E in the 7th
     Killian,E moved to p in the 8th
E-Schaefer,G, Cobb,T, Coughlin,B. 2B-Slagle,J(1), Steinfeldt,H(2).
RBI-Chance,F 3(6), Steinfeldt,H 2(7), Evers,J(2). SB-Chance,F(1), Evers,J(2),
Schulte,F(1). K-Kling,J, Schulte,F, Overall,O, Crawford,S, Cobb,T, Rossman,C,
Coughlin,B, Schmidt,B, O’Leary,C. BB-Slagle,J 2, Steinfeldt,H, Jones,D 2,
Schaefer,G, Crawford,S. SH-Chance,F. HBP-Sheckard,J. HB-Willett,E.
GWRBI: Steinfeldt,H
Temperature: 47, Field: wet, Sky: threatening, Wind: left to right at 11 MPH,
Rain Delays: 15 minutes.

The Cubs dominated on offense, and they dominated on the mound. They outscored the Tigers 22-6. Ty Cobb and Sam Crawford each batted just .235 with 1 extra base hit and 1 run scored combined. The Cubs managed a sweep without even using their ace Mordecai Brown. In the actual 1907 World Series he didn’t pitch until the 5th game.

Orval Overall was 2-0 with a 1.13 ERA winning the World Series Revisited MVP.

DMB team batting — 1907 Chicago Cubs                               
                              League championship — as of 10/11/1907                              

S Name               P    AVG   OBP   SPC    G   AB    H  2B  3B  HR    R  RBI   BB    K HBP  IW  SB  CS
  Sheckard,J*        lf  .438  .500  .563    4   16    7   2   0   0    5    0    1    0   1   0   1   0
  Chance,F           1b  .429  .471  .429    4   14    6   0   0   0    3    6    1    0   1   0   1   0
  Slagle,J*          cf  .375  .474  .438    4   16    6   1   0   0    6    3    3    0   0   0   0   1
  Steinfeldt,H       3b  .357  .471  .500    4   14    5   2   0   0    1    7    2    1   1   0   0   0
  Tinker,J           ss  .333  .375  .400    4   15    5   1   0   0    2    1    1    1   0   0   0   0
  Evers,J*           2b  .294  .294  .353    4   17    5   1   0   0    1    2    0    0   0   0   2   0
  Schulte,F*         rf  .250  .294  .250    4   16    4   0   0   0    2    0    1    1   0   0   1   0
  Kling,J            c   .235  .235  .235    4   17    4   0   0   0    1    2    0    1   0   0   0   0
  Pitchers               .083  .154  .083    4   12    1   0   0   0    1    1    0    6   1   0   0   0
  Total                  .314  .371  .365    4  137   43   7   0   0   22   22    9   10   4   0   5   1

                              DMB team batting — 1907 Detroit Tigers                              
                              League championship — as of 10/11/1907                              

S Name               P    AVG   OBP   SPC    G   AB    H  2B  3B  HR    R  RBI   BB    K HBP  IW  SB  CS
  McIntyre,M*        lf  .333  .333  .333    3    3    1   0   0   0    0    0    0    0   0   0   0   0
  Coughlin,B         3b  .333  .375  .400    4   15    5   1   0   0    0    1    1    3   0   0   0   0
  Jones,D*           lf  .286  .444  .357    4   14    4   1   0   0    2    0    4    1   0   0   2   1
  Schmidt,B#         c   .250  .250  .250    4   12    3   0   0   0    0    0    0    1   0   0   0   0
  Cobb,T*            rf  .235  .235  .235    4   17    4   0   0   0    1    2    0    3   0   0   0   0
  Crawford,S*        cf  .188  .235  .250    4   16    3   1   0   0    0    0    1    2   0   0   0   0
  Rossman,C*         1b  .188  .188  .188    4   16    3   0   0   0    1    0    0    3   0   0   0   0
  O’Leary,C          ss  .167  .286  .167    4   12    2   0   0   0    1    0    2    1   0   0   1   0
  Downs,R            2b  .000 1.000  .000    1    0    0   0   0   0    0    0    1    0   0   0   0   0
  Killian,E*         sp  .000  .000  .000    3    2    0   0   0   0    0    0    0    0   0   0   0   0
  Mullin,G           sp  .000  .000  .000    1    3    0   0   0   0    0    0    0    1   0   0   0   0
  Payne,F            c   .000  .000  .000    1    2    0   0   0   0    0    1    0    0   0   0   0   0
  Schaefer,G         2b  .000  .118  .000    4   15    0   0   0   0    1    1    2    1   0   0   0   0
  Pitchers               .333  .333  .667    4    6    2   2   0   0    0    1    0    1   0   0   0   0
  Total                  .203  .264  .241    4  133   27   5   0   0    6    6   11   17   0   0   3   1

 

DMB team pitching — 1907 Chicago Cubs                              
                              League championship — as of 10/11/1907                              

S Name               P     ERA   W   L   S   G  GS  CG SHO     INN    H    R   ER   BB    K  HR GDP    BF
  Fraser,C           sp   0.00   0   0   0   1   0   0   0     2.0    0    0    0    1    1   0   1     6
  Reulbach,E         sp   1.00   1   0   0   1   1   1   0     9.0    9    1    1    2    4   0   1    38
  Overall,O          sp   1.13   2   0   0   2   2   1   0    16.0   13    3    2    6    8   0   0    68
  Pfiester,J*        sp   2.00   1   0   0   1   1   1   0     9.0    5    2    2    2    4   0   1    33
  Total                   1.25   4   0   0   4   4   3   1    36.0   27    6    5   11   17   0   3   145

                              DMB team pitching — 1907 Detroit Tigers                             
                              League championship — as of 10/11/1907                              

S Name               P     ERA   W   L   S   G  GS  CG SHO     INN    H    R   ER   BB    K  HR GDP    BF
  Killian,E*         sp   0.00   0   0   0   3   0   0   0     6.0    3    0    0    0    2   0   0    22
  Willett,E          sp   0.00   0   0   0   2   0   0   0     3.0    2    0    0    2    2   0   0    14
  Siever,E*          sp   6.14   0   1   0   2   1   0   0     7.1   10    5    5    0    1   0   1    31
  Mullin,G           sp   7.50   0   1   0   1   1   0   0     6.0    9    5    5    3    2   0   0    31
  Donovan,B          sp   7.59   0   2   0   2   2   0   0    10.2   19   12    9    4    3   0   0    56
  Total                   5.18   0   4   0   4   4   0   0    33.0   43   22   19    9   10   0   1   154

Up next in the 1908 World Series Revisited the Cubs take on the Tigers again.

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1907 World Series Revisited Tigers vs Cubs Game #3

10/10/1907 @ West Side Grounds

Ed Seiever vs Ed Reulbach

Tigers Offense Struggles Again In Loss

Harry Steinfeldt played 8 seasons with the Reds, and just 5 with the Cubs.

Cubs starter Ed Reulbach allowed at least 1 base runner every inning, but the Tigers failed to come up with a big hit, and go down meekly once again. As they did in the 1st 2 games the Tigers took the early lead, only to see Cubs batters come alive in clutch situations. The Cubs banged out 9 hits but 7 of them came in the 4th and 5th innings when they scored all their runs.

10/10/1907, DET07-CHN07, West Side Grounds II
                       1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9     R  H  E   LOB DP
1907 Tigers            0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0     1  9  2    10  0
1907 Cubs              0  0  0  1  4  0  0  0  x     5  9  2     5  1
Tigers               AB  R  H BI   AVG    Cubs                 AB  R  H BI   AVG
Jones,D           lf  5  1  2  0  .250    Slagle,J          cf  4  1  1  2  .231
Schaefer,G        2b  4  0  0  0  .000    Sheckard,J        lf  4  2  2  0  .500
Crawford,S        cf  4  0  1  0  .231    Chance,F          1b  3  0  1  1  .400
Cobb,T            rf  4  0  1  1  .231    Steinfeldt,H      3b  4  0  1  2  .400
Rossman,C         1b  4  0  1  0  .250    Kling,J           c   4  0  0  0  .250
Coughlin,B        3b  4  0  1  0  .364    Evers,J           2b  4  0  1  0  .250
Schmidt,B         c   4  0  1  0  .250    Schulte,F         rf  4  1  2  0  .273
O’Leary,C         ss  2  0  1  0  .222    Tinker,J          ss  3  1  1  0  .400
Siever,E          p   2  0  0  0  .333    Reulbach,E        p   1  0  0  0  .000
McIntyre,M        ph  1  0  1  0  .500                         31  5  9  5
Killian,E         p   1  0  0  0  .000
                     35  1  9  1
Tigers                           INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Siever,E         L 0-1           6.0  9  5  5  0  1  81  59  6.14
Killian,E                        2.0  0  0  0  0  0  26  17  0.00
                                 8.0  9  5  5  0  1 107  76
Cubs                             INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Reulbach,E       W 1-0           9.0  9  1  1  2  4 134  86  1.00
                                 9.0  9  1  1  2  4 134  86
DET: McIntyre,M batted for Siever,E in the 7th
E-Schaefer,G, O’Leary,C, Steinfeldt,H, Tinker,J. 2B-Jones,D(1),
Sheckard,J(2), Evers,J(1). RBI-Cobb,T(2), Slagle,J 2(3), Chance,F(3),
Steinfeldt,H 2(5). SB-Sheckard,J(1), Evers,J(1). CS-Jones,D. K-Schaefer,G,
Cobb,T, Rossman,C, Siever,E, Tinker,J. BB-O’Leary,C 2. SH-Schaefer,G,
Reulbach,E. SF-Chance,F. HBP-Reulbach,E. HB-Killian,E. WP-Reulbach,E.
GWRBI: Slagle,J
Temperature: 52, Sky: clear, Wind: left to right at 1 MPH.

  The Cubs lead the series 3-0

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1907 World Series Revisited Tigers vs Cubs Game #1

 

10/8/1907 @ West Side Grounds

Bill Donovan vs Orval Overall

Overall Wins Game 1 As Tigers Fail To Get The Big Hit

Orval Overall lost 23 games in 1905, and won 23 games in 1907

Trailing 3-1 in the 5th, the Cubs scored 3 runs off Bill Donovan. An rbi single by Frank Chance, and an rbi double from  Harry Steinfeldt were the big blows. Orval Overall shut the Tigers out over the last 4 innings despite allowing 2 base runners in each of those innings.

 10/8/1907, DET07-CHN07, West Side Grounds II
                       1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9     R  H  E   LOB DP
1907 Tigers            1  0  1  0  1  0  0  0  0     3  9  4    10  1
1907 Cubs              0  1  0  0  3  2  0  0  x     6 13  1     9  0
Tigers               AB  R  H BI   AVG    Cubs                 AB  R  H BI   AVG
Jones,D           lf  4  1  1  0  .250    Slagle,J          cf  5  1  1  1  .200
Schaefer,G        2b  4  1  0  1  .000    Sheckard,J        lf  4  1  2  0  .500
Crawford,S        cf  5  0  2  0  .400    Chance,F          1b  5  1  2  2  .400
Cobb,T            rf  5  0  1  1  .200    Steinfeldt,H      3b  4  0  1  1  .250
Rossman,C         1b  4  0  1  0  .250    Kling,J           c   4  0  2  1  .500
Coughlin,B        3b  3  0  1  0  .333    Evers,J           2b  4  1  1  0  .250
Schmidt,B         c   4  0  1  0  .250    Schulte,F         rf  3  1  1  0  .333
O’Leary,C         ss  4  1  0  0  .000    Tinker,J          ss  3  1  2  0  .667
Donovan,B         p   2  0  1  1  .500    Overall,O         p   3  0  1  1  .333
Siever,E          p   1  0  1  0 1.000                         35  6 13  6
McIntyre,M        ph  1  0  0  0  .000
Willett,E         p   0  0  0  0  .000
                     37  3  9  3
Tigers                           INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Donovan,B        L 0-1           5.2 11  6  4  3  2 112  65  6.35
Siever,E                         1.1  1  0  0  0  0  15  12  0.00
Willett,E                        1.0  1  0  0  0  1  20  14  0.00
                                 8.0 13  6  4  3  3 147  91
Cubs                             INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Overall,O        W 1-0           9.0  9  3  2  3  3 127  78  2.00
                                 9.0  9  3  2  3  3 127  78
DET: McIntyre,M batted for Siever,E in the 8th
E-Jones,D, Crawford,S, Coughlin,B, O’Leary,C, Slagle,J. 2B-Crawford,S(1),
Donovan,B(1), Siever,E(1), Sheckard,J(1), Steinfeldt,H(1), Tinker,J(1).
RBI-Schaefer,G(1), Cobb,T(1), Donovan,B(1), Slagle,J(1), Chance,F 2(2),
Steinfeldt,H(1), Kling,J(1), Overall,O(1). SB-Jones,D 2(2). K-Jones,D,
Rossman,C, Coughlin,B, Steinfeldt,H, Overall,O 2. BB-Jones,D, Schaefer,G,
Coughlin,B, Sheckard,J, Schulte,F, Tinker,J. SH-Overall,O. PB-Kling,J.
GWRBI: Kling,J
Temperature: 57, Sky: clear, Wind: right to left at 1 MPH.

The Cubs lead this series 1-0

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