Baseball And The Saturday Evening Post April 26, 1930

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“Home Run” by Eugene Iverd 4/26/1930

This is the 3rd Saturday Evening Post baseball themed cover for Eugene Iverd. He was featured on  Oct. 1, 1927, and April 17, 1926, both of which are far superior efforts by Iverd.

He once again features a group of boys playing baseball, this time on a snow covered field?? that’s about the size of my living room.

I know, its not really snow, but baseball illustrations need green grass. I know it features a false perspective, but I’m not a fan. The 2 boys chasing the flyball are converging at the “E” in Evening which is kind of unique for a Saturday Evening Post Cover, but other than that this illustration is not a home run.

In baseball on April 26, 1930 the NY Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 8-3. The Red Sox featured a boxscore of players that I’ve never heard of, besides starting pitcher Hod Lisenbee. It featured the forgettable likes of Joe Cicero, Russ Scarritt, Phil Todt, and Hal Rhyne. No wonder they finished last with a 52-102 record.

The Yankees had all the usual big name players, Ruth, Gehrig, Koenig, Coombs, and Dickey, but they still managed to finish in 3rd place 16 games in back of the Philadelphia A’s.

Their 8-3 victory improved their record on Saturday Evening Post baseball illustration dates to 17-9-1.

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1915 World Series Revisited Phillies vs Red Sox Game #4

10/12/1915 @ Braves Field

George Chalmers vs Ernie Shore

Ruth And Gardner Lead Red Sox To Victory

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Larry Gardner played on 4 World Championship teams. 3 with the Red Sox and 1 with the Indians.

Neither starter made it through the 5th inning. George Chalmers was removed for a pinch hitter in the 5th, and Ernie Shore left the game with 1 out in that same inning. Both pitchers combined to give up 12 runs in their 4 innings of work. Babe Ruth relieved Shore in the top of the 5th with runners on 2nd and 3rd and just 1 out. He uncorked a wild pitch on his 1st toss to Dode Paskert allowing Wes Stock to score, and on the very next pitch, Paskert lined an rbi single to score Beauty Bancroft with the 7th Phillie run. Ruth settled down after that, getting Gavvy Cravath to ground into an inning ending double play. He would allow just 1 hit over the last 3 innings.

Third baseman Larry Gardner had 5 hits and 3 rbis, including the game winning hit in the bottom of the 9th, a 2 out single driving in Duffy Lewis. Babe Ruth picked up the win, and this series is now tied at 2-2.

10/12/1915, PhN15-BoA15, Fenway/Braves Field
                       1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9     R  H  E   LOB DP
1915 Phillies          0  1  0  3  3  1  0  0  0     8 11  2     3  3
1915 Red Sox           0  1  0  4  0  2  1  0  1     9 17  2     7  3
Phillies             AB  R  H BI   AVG    Red Sox              AB  R  H BI   AVG
Stock             3b  5  1  1  1  .167    Hooper            rf  5  0  3  1  .467
Bancroft          ss  5  2  3  0  .353    Scott,E           ss  5  0  0  0  .000
Paskert           cf  4  1  2  2  .389    Speaker           cf  5  1  2  0  .278
Cravath           rf  4  1  0  1  .250    Hoblitzel         1b  5  2  3  1  .500
Luderus           1b  3  2  3  1  .385    Lewis             lf  4  3  2  0  .294
Whitted           lf  4  0  1  2  .438    Gardner           3b  5  2  5  3  .278
Niehoff           2b  4  0  0  0  .067    Barry             2b  4  1  1  1  .375
Burns,E           c   3  1  1  0  .214    Cady              c   4  0  1  2  .143
Chalmers          p   1  0  0  0  .333    Shore             p   2  0  0  0  .000
Becker,B          ph  1  0  0  0  .500     Ruth             p   2  0  0  0  .333
Baumgartner,S     p   0  0  0  0  .000                         41  9 17  8
Byrne             ph  1  0  0  0  .000
Rixey             p   1  0  0  0  .000
                     36  8 11  7
Phillies                         INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Chalmers                         4.0  6  5  5  1  3  65  42  5.40
Baumgartner,S                    2.0  5  2  0  0  2  25  18  0.00
Rixey            BS 1, L 1-1     2.2  6  2  2  0  0  43  28  4.15
                                 8.2 17  9  7  1  5 133  88
Red Sox                          INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Shore                            4.1  7  7  6  0  0  61  42  7.15
Ruth             W 1-0           4.2  4  1  1  2  3  68  38  1.80
                                 9.0 11  8  7  2  3 129  80
PhN: Becker,B batted for Chalmers in the 5th
     Byrne batted for Baumgartner,S in the 7th
E-Niehoff 2, Scott,E, Barry. 2B-Bancroft(1), Hoblitzel(1), Lewis(1),
Gardner(1). 3B-Paskert(1), Luderus(1). HR-Luderus(1). RBI-Stock(1),
Paskert 2(4), Cravath(5), Luderus(1), Whitted 2(5), Hooper(2), Hoblitzel(3),
Gardner 3(4), Barry(2), Cady 2(2). SB-Whitted(1), Hoblitzel(1). CS-Whitted,
Hooper. K-Bancroft, Niehoff, Rixey, Hooper 2, Scott,E, Lewis, Shore.
BB-Luderus, Burns,E, Lewis. WP-Chalmers, Ruth. BALK-Shore.
GWRBI: Gardner
Temperature: 47, Sky: clear, Wind: out to center at 22 MPH.

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1915 World Series Revisited Phillies vs Red Sox Game #3

10/11/1915 @Braves Field

Pete Alexander vs Dutch Leonard

Phillies Rally Late To Edge Red Sox 

Dave “Beauty” Bancroft was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1971

Red Sox starter Dutch Leonard took a 5 hitter and a 3-1 lead into the 9th inning, but after Fred Luderus flew out to start the inning the Phillies bats came alive. Possum Whitted, Bert Niehoff, and Ed Burns all stroked line drive singles t0 make the score 3-2, and send Leonard to the showers. Smoky Joe Wood came on in relief and immediately gave up a game tying single to Bill Killefer.  Beauty Bancroft’s single put the Phillies up 4-3.

In the last of the 9th the Red Sox made it interesting when Jack Barry, and pinch hitter Babe Ruth opened up the inning with base hits. Smoky Joe Wood laid down a sacrifice to put runners on 2nd and 3rd with just 1 out. Harry Hooper was walked intentionally to load the bases. With the infield in, Everett Scott grounded to Bancroft at shortstop, forcing Jack Barry at home. With 2 outs Tris Speaker smashed a drive ticketed for left centerfield, but Dode Paskert made a nice running catch to end the game.

The Phillies lead this series 2-1.

10/11/1915, PhN15-BoA15, Fenway/Braves Field
                       1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9     R  H  E   LOB DP
1915 Phillies          0  0  0  0  0  0  0  1  3     4 10  3     8  1
1915 Red Sox           0  1  1  0  0  0  0  1  0     3  7  0     9  1
Phillies             AB  R  H BI   AVG    Red Sox              AB  R  H BI   AVG
Stock             3b  5  0  1  0  .154    Hooper            rf  3  1  0  0  .400
Bancroft          ss  3  0  2  1  .250    Scott,E           ss  5  0  0  0  .000
Paskert           cf  5  0  1  1  .357    Speaker           cf  5  1  2  1  .231
Cravath           rf  3  0  0  0  .333    Hoblitzel         1b  4  0  1  1  .462
Luderus           1b  4  0  1  0  .200    Lewis             lf  4  1  1  0  .231
Whitted           lf  4  1  2  0  .500    Gardner           3b  4  0  0  0  .000
Niehoff           2b  4  1  1  0  .091    Barry             2b  3  0  1  0  .417
Burns,E           c   4  1  1  1  .182    Carrigan          c   2  0  0  0  .000
Alexander,P       p   2  1  0  0  .200     Ruth             ph  1  0  1  0 1.000
Rixey             p   0  0  0  0  .000    Leonard           p   3  0  1  0  .333
Killefer,B        ph  1  0  1  1 1.000     Wood,J           p   0  0  0  0  .000
Demaree           p   0  0  0  0  .000                         34  3  7  2
                     35  4 10  4
Phillies                         INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Alexander,P                      7.1  5  3  1  2  1 123  81  1.65
Rixey            W 1-0           0.2  0  0  0  0  0  10   7  0.00
Demaree          S 1             1.0  2  0  0  1  0  20   9  0.00
                                 9.0  7  3  1  3  1 153  97
Red Sox                          INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Leonard          L 0-1           8.1  8  4  4  3  4 108  62  4.32
Wood,J           BS 1            0.2  2  0  0  0  1  12   7  3.38
                                 9.0 10  4  4  3  5 120  69
PhN: Killefer,B batted for Rixey in the 9th
BoA: Ruth batted for Carrigan in the 9th
E-Bancroft 2, Burns,E. 2B-Luderus(1). 3B-Speaker(1), Lewis(1).
RBI-Bancroft(1), Paskert(2), Burns,E(2), Killefer,B(1), Speaker(2),
Hoblitzel(2). SB-Hooper(1), Speaker(2). CS-Whitted. K-Stock, Paskert,
Luderus, Burns,E, Alexander,P, Barry. BB-Bancroft 2, Cravath, Hooper 2,
Carrigan. SH-Wood,J. HBP-Alexander,P, Barry. PB-Burns,E. HB-Alexander,P,
Leonard.
GWRBI: Bancroft
Temperature: 51, Sky: clear, Wind: left to right at 10 MPH.

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1915 World Series Revisited Phillies vs Red Sox Game #2

10/9/1915 @ Baker Bowl

Rube Foster vs Erskine Mayer

Red Sox Bomb Mayer Early For Game 2 Victory

baberuth Babe Ruth won his 94th and final game pitching for the Yankees when he was 38 years old.

 

Phillies’ starter Erskine Mayer brought nothing to the pitching mound against the Red Sox. He failed to get out of the 3rd inning allowing 8 hits and 7 runs, all earned, putting the Phillies in a 7-0 hole. The Phillies fought back, even though  Gavvy Cavath’s bases loaded double drove in 2 runs, Dode Paskert was gunned down at home trying to score from 1st, taking away the momentum of an even bigger inning.

Babe Ruth came on to pitch for the Red Sox to face the tying run in the 9th. He got Bill Luderus to ground out to end the game and pick up the save. This series is tied at 1-1.

 

10/9/1915, BoA15-PhN15, Baker Bowl
                       1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9     R  H  E   LOB DP
1915 Red Sox           0  2  5  0  1  0  0  0  0     8 13  1     9  0
1915 Phillies          0  0  0  1  0  1  3  1  0     6 12  2     8  1
Red Sox              AB  R  H BI   AVG    Phillies             AB  R  H BI   AVG
Hooper            rf  3  1  1  1  .571    Stock             3b  4  1  1  0  .125
Scott,E           ss  5  0  0  0  .000    Bancroft          ss  5  2  1  0  .111
Speaker           cf  4  1  1  1  .125    Paskert           cf  5  0  2  1  .444
Hoblitzel         1b  5  1  3  1  .556    Cravath           rf  5  0  2  3  .444
Lewis             lf  5  1  1  0  .222    Luderus           1b  4  2  0  0  .167
Gardner           3b  5  1  0  1  .000    Whitted           lf  4  0  2  1  .500
Barry             2b  5  3  4  1  .444    Niehoff           2b  4  0  0  0  .000
Thomas,P          c   5  0  2  2  .400    Burns,E           c   4  0  1  1  .143
Foster,R.         p   3  0  1  1  .333    Mayer,E           p   0  0  0  0  .000
Wood,J            p   0  0  0  0  .000     Chalmers         p   2  0  1  0  .500
Ruth              p   0  0  0  0  .000     Becker,B         ph  1  1  1  0 1.000
                     40  8 13  8           Rixey            p   0  0  0  0  .000
                                           Killefer,B       ph  1  0  1  0 1.000
                                           Demaree          p   0  0  0  0  .000
                                                               39  6 12  6
Red Sox                          INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Foster,R.        W 1-0           6.2  8  5  4  1  3 106  70  5.40
Wood,J           H 1             2.0  4  1  1  1  0  32  20  4.50
Ruth             S 1             0.1  0  0  0  0  0   2   1  0.00
                                 9.0 12  6  5  2  3 140  91
Phillies                         INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Mayer,E          L 0-1           2.2  8  7  7  0  1  46  30 23.63
Chalmers                         4.1  5  1  0  3  2  77  43  0.00
Rixey                            1.0  0  0  0  0  0   5   4  0.00
Demaree                          1.0  0  0  0  0  1  11   8  0.00
                                 9.0 13  8  7  3  4 139  85
PhN: Becker,B batted for Chalmers in the 7th
     Killefer,B batted for Rixey in the 8th
E-Barry, Niehoff 2. 2B-Barry 2(2), Foster,R.(1), Cravath(3), Whitted 2(2),
Burns,E(1). 3B-Hooper(1). RBI-Hooper(1), Speaker(1), Hoblitzel(1),
Gardner(1), Barry(1), Thomas,P 2(2), Foster,R.(1), Paskert(1), Cravath 3(4),
Whitted(3), Burns,E(1). SB-Speaker(1), Lewis(1). K-Thomas,P 2, Foster,R. 2,
Bancroft 2, Paskert. BB-Hooper 2, Speaker, Stock, Luderus. SH-Foster,R..
GWRBI: Thomas,P
Temperature: 77, Sky: partly cloudy, Wind: left to right at 14 MPH.

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1915 World Series Revisited Phillies vs Red Sox Game #1

10/8/1915 @ Baker Bowl

Pete Alexander vs Ernie Shore

Alexander Goes The Distance As Phillies Take Game 1

Woodrow Wilson at 1915 World Series.jpeg

Woodrow Wilson threw out the 1st pitch in game 1 of the 1915 World Series.

Pete Alexander took a 5 hit shutout into the 9th, but a 1 out single by Dick Hoblitzel was followed by a long 2 run home run off the bat of Duffy Lewis. A 3-0 lead had shrunk to 3-2. But, Alexander bared down on got the final 2 outs on groundballs to shortstop Milt Stock.

The Phillies had taken a 3-0 lead on some questionable strategy by the replay software. With runners on 2nd and 3rd and a run in, with 2 outs in the 1st, the computer elected to intentionally walk Joe Luderus to pitch to Possum Whitted. Whitted promptly delivered the 1st pitch he saw from Ernie Shore into centerfield, giving the Phillies the 2-0 lead. In the 6th inning with Dode Paskert on 2nd, the computer decided to intentionally walk Luderus once again. Whitted jumped on the 1st pitch he saw from Shore, and banged another rbi single to center.

10/8/1915, BoA15-PhN15, Baker Bowl
                       1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9     R  H  E   LOB DP
1915 Red Sox           0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  2     2  7  0     5  0
1915 Phillies          2  0  0  0  0  1  0  0  x     3  8  0     6  0
Red Sox              AB  R  H BI   AVG    Phillies             AB  R  H BI   AVG
Hooper            rf  4  0  3  0  .750    Stock             3b  4  0  0  0  .000
Scott,E           ss  4  0  0  0  .000    Bancroft          ss  4  0  0  0  .000
Speaker           cf  4  0  0  0  .000    Paskert           cf  4  2  2  0  .500
Hoblitzel         1b  4  1  2  0  .500    Cravath           rf  4  1  2  1  .500
Lewis             lf  4  1  1  2  .250    Luderus           1b  2  0  1  0  .500
Gardner           3b  4  0  0  0  .000    Whitted           lf  4  0  2  2  .500
Barry             2b  4  0  0  0  .000    Niehoff           2b  3  0  0  0  .000
Cady              c   3  0  0  0  .000    Burns,E           c   3  0  0  0  .000
Shore             p   2  0  0  0  .000    Alexander,P       p   3  0  1  0  .333
Gainer            ph  1  0  1  0 1.000                         31  3  8  3
Mays              p   0  0  0  0  .000
                     34  2  7  2
Red Sox                          INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Shore            L 0-1           7.0  7  3  3  2  1  97  63  3.86
Mays                             1.0  1  0  0  0  2  19  13  0.00
                                 8.0  8  3  3  2  3 116  76
Phillies                         INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Alexander,P      W 1-0           9.0  7  2  2  0  7 122  84  2.00
                                 9.0  7  2  2  0  7 122  84
BoA: Gainer batted for Shore in the 8th
2B-Hooper(1), Cravath 2(2). HR-Lewis(1). RBI-Lewis 2(2), Cravath(1),
Whitted 2(2). K-Scott,E 2, Speaker, Hoblitzel, Gardner, Barry 2, Stock,
Cravath, Whitted. BB-Luderus 2.
GWRBI: Cravath
Temperature: 81, Sky: clear, Wind: in from center at 10 MPH.

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1915 World Series Revisited Philadelphia Phillies vs Boston Red Sox

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The 1915 Philadelphia Phillies led by Manager Pat Moran make their 1st World Series appearance.(They would not make it back to the Fall Classic until 1950).

Their 90-62 record put them 7 games up on the 2nd place Boston Braves. The Phillies started out hot winning 11 of their 1st 12 games, over the next 2 months they lost more games than they won, then rebounded to take over 1st place on July 13th. They  remained there for the remainder of the season.

The Phillies hit just .247 as a team with 1st baseman Fred Luderus leading the way with a .315 average, good for 2nd in the NL. Outfielder Gavvy Cravath was the  star of this offense, hitting a league leading 24 home runs, and driving in 115 runs. He led the league in runs scored(89), OB%(.393), as well as SLG%(.510) The Phillies led the league in home runs, albeit in a home run friendly Baker Bowl, and with just 58 home runs. This is still the Deadball Era. This Phillies team also featured OFer Bud Weiser and his not so sudsy .141 average, as well as pitcher Ben Tincup.

Pitching, and when I say pitching, I mean Pete Alexander, and his 31 wins and 1.22 ERA got this team to the World Series. This was Alexander’s 1st of 3 straight pitcher’s Triple Crown seasons. Erskine Mayer won 21 games, and future HOFer Eppa Rixey won 11.

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The Boston Red Sox led by player/manager Bill Carrigan  won 101 games, edging out a vey good Tigers team that won 100 games.

The Red Sox hit .260 as a team, 2nd to the Tigers, and hit just 14 home runs. Only 1 player hit more than 2 home runs, and that was done by a pitcher by the name of Babe Ruth. The Red Sox fielded one of the best outfields to play the game. Tris Speaker hit .322 while scoring 108 runs, Harry Hooper led the team with 13 triples, and Duffy Lewis had 76 rbi and 31 doubles to lead the team.

The Red Sox had 5 pitchers win 15+ games, led by Rube Foster(19), Ernie Shore(19), a 20 year old Babe Ruth(18), Dutch Leonard(15), and Smoky Joe Wood(15). Neither Wood or Ruth saw any pitching action in this 5 game World Series, although Ruth did pinch hit. I may have to rectify that slight in this upcoming replay.

The 1915 World Series was won in 5 games by the Red Sox. It featured a couple of interesting firsts. In Game #1, the Phillies only win in the series, saw Babe Ruth make his 1st World series appearance. He pinch hit in the 9th with a runner on first and grounded out to 1st for the 2nd out of the inning.

In Game 2 won by the Red Sox 2-1, President Woodrow Wilson was in attendance, making him the 1st US president to attend a World Series, as well as the 1st to throw out the 1st pitch.

In the deciding Game 5, Harry Hooper hit a 9th inning home run, to win the game for the Red Sox. It was his 2nd home run of the game, and the 4th round tripper hit in  the contest. It was the 1st time 4 home runs had been hit in a World Series game. It would not be done again until Game #2 of the 1923 World Series, when the Yankees turned the trick against the Giants. The Yankees hit 5 home runs in Game 4 of the 1928 World Series against the Cardinals. Babe Ruth hit 3 of them.

This World Series Revisited replay could very well go to the Phillies. Pete Alexander could win 3 games for the Phillies, and Gavvy Cravath could have a big series as well. I’m picking the Phillies in 6.

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Baseball And The Saturday Evening Post-September 7, 1929

 

9729 “Pop up Fly” by Harrison McCreary 9/7/1929

Harrison McCreary had just 2 cover illustrations for The Saturday Evening Post. One of them was football themed, and the other was this wonderful baseball themed illustration.

Every 10 year old boy, or girl, that has ever parked themselves underneath a high pop up has done so with fear and trepidation. “Oh crap, I’m never gonna catch that, it’s too high.” “What if it hits me in the face?” “I’m going to look like a doofus, when I miss this ball.” Then one day, after hours and hours of practice, and hundreds of pop ups, it finally all clicks into place. Pop ups are easy, baseball is fun. Let’s play two.

This young man, with his beat up glove, and his worn out, and patched Wildcats jersey knows that baseball is fun. He loves pop ups, he could catch them in his back pocket anytime he wants. Even though his jersey and glove have seen better days, this is the best of his days. Baseball is fun, life is fun. Let’s play two.

In baseball on September 7, 1929 the NY Yankees split a doubleheader with the Detroit Tigers. Losing 5-4 in the opener, and taking the 2nd game 11-7. Despite having Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Bill Dickey, and Tony Lazzeri on the roster the Yankees still finished 18 games behind Connie Mack’s Philadelphia A’s. This makes the Yankees record on Saturday Evening Post baseball illustration dates at 16-9-1.

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1914 World Series Revisited Philadelphia A’s vs Boston Braves Game #6

10/16/1914 @ Shibe Park

Bill James vs Eddie Plank

Braves Win Championship As James Shuts Down A’s

1914 ring

Prior to 1914, players on the winning World Series teams received watches, or pins, or a hearty handshake to commemorate their Championship. The Braves were the 1st team to issues a Championship ring.

Bill James pitched an 8 hit CG shutout, and catcher Hank Gowdy’s 2 out 2 run bases loaded single in the 1st off Eddie Plank, was all the Boston Braves needed to secure the World Series Revisited Championship.

10/16/1914, BoN14-PhA14, Shibe Park
                       1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9     R  H  E   LOB DP
1914 Braves            3  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0     3  9  0     9  2
1914 Athletics         0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0     0  8  0     7  3
Braves               AB  R  H BI   AVG    Athletics            AB  R  H BI   AVG
Moran             rf  5  1  2  0  .455    Murphy            rf  3  0  1  0  .273
Evers             2b  2  0  1  0  .200    Oldring           lf  4  0  0  0  .115
Connolly          lf  4  1  0  0  .118    Collins           2b  4  0  1  0  .320
Whitted           cf  4  0  0  0  .250    Baker             3b  3  0  1  0  .458
Schmidt           1b  3  1  2  0  .333    McInnis           1b  4  0  1  0  .192
Gowdy             c   4  0  2  2  .130    Strunk            cf  2  0  1  0  .250
Maranville        ss  3  0  1  1  .263    Barry             ss  4  0  1  0  .391
Deal              3b  4  0  0  0  .111    Schang            c   3  0  1  0  .300
James             p   4  0  1  0  .400    Plank             p   2  0  0  0  .000
                     33  3  9  3           Walsh            ph  1  0  1  0  .385
                                           Pennock          p   0  0  0  0  .000
                                                               30  0  8  0
Braves                           INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
James            W 1-1           9.0  8  0  0  4  0 119  66  2.77
                                 9.0  8  0  0  4  0 119  66
Athletics                        INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Plank            L 0-1           8.0  8  3  3  5  3 114  69  3.71
Pennock                          1.0  1  0  0  1  1  16   9  0.00
                                 9.0  9  3  3  6  4 130  78
PhA: Walsh batted for Plank in the 8th
2B-Gowdy(1), Schang(1). RBI-Gowdy 2(3), Maranville(3). CS-Strunk 2. K-Moran,
Whitted, Deal 2. BB-Evers 3, Connolly, Schmidt, Maranville, Murphy, Baker,
Strunk 2.
GWRBI: Gowdy
Temperature: 68, Sky: clear, Wind: right to left at 3 MPH.

The A’s out hit the Braves .286 to .244. They hit 3 home runs to the Braves 0. They were also thrown out stealing 9 x by Hank Gowdy, and were gunned down trying to take the extra base 6 times, snuffing out numerous rallys. Despite the result of this series matching the actual result of the 1914 World Series, I’m very surprised at the outcome.

MVP choice is a tough one. I almost went with Hank Gowdy, for his defense, as well as his clutch hit in the deciding game, but his .130 average was just too crappy. So the MVP goes to reliever George Iron Davis. 5 games, 1-0, with 2 saves, and a 0.00 ERA. Not too bad for a guy who pitched just 4 seasons while winning just 7 games. He also never appeared in the 1914 World Series, but I included him just to round out the Braves roster.

Up next will be the Boston Red Sox against the Philadelphia Phillies. This series was won by the Red Sox in 5 games, with a 20 year old Babe Ruth getting just 1 ab. I might have to make sure that doesn’t happen in the World Series Revisited.

DMB team batting — 1914 Philadelphia Athletics                          
                              League championship — as of 10/16/1914                              

S Name               P    AVG   OBP   SPC    G   AB    H  2B  3B  HR    R  RBI   BB    K HBP  IW  SB  CS
  Baker*             3b  .458  .536  .708    6   24   11   1   1   1    3    2    4    1   0   1   0   1
  Barry              ss  .391  .400  .391    6   23    9   0   0   0    4    2    1    1   0   0   0   1
  Walsh*             of  .385  .385  .615    6   13    5   1   1   0    3    2    0    1   0   0   0   0
  Collins*           2b  .320  .357  .400    6   25    8   0   1   0    3    4    2    2   0   0   0   3
  Schang#            c   .300  .348  .350    6   20    6   1   0   0    2    1    2    2   0   1   0   0
  Murphy*            rf  .273  .448  .409    6   22    6   0   0   1    4    3    7    2   0   1   2   2
  Strunk*            cf  .250  .368  .313    5   16    4   1   0   0    3    0    3    0   0   0   1   2
  McInnis            1b  .192  .214  .308    6   26    5   0   0   1    2    5    1    3   0   0   0   0
  Oldring            lf  .115  .179  .115    6   26    3   0   0   0    0    2    2    3   0   0   0   0
  Wyckoff            sp  .000  .000  .000    2    1    0   0   0   0    0    0    0    0   0   0   0   0
  Pitchers               .235  .278  .294    6   17    4   1   0   0    0    1    1    2   0   0   0   0
  Total                  .286  .350  .380    6  213   61   5   3   3   24   22   23   17   0   3   3   9

                               DMB team batting — 1914 Boston Braves                              
                              League championship — as of 10/16/1914                              

S Name               P    AVG   OBP   SPC    G   AB    H  2B  3B  HR    R  RBI   BB    K HBP  IW  SB  CS
  Moran*             rf  .455  .500  .455    5   22   10   0   0   0    3    3    2    2   0   0   0   1
  Schmidt*           1b  .333  .423  .429    6   21    7   0   1   0    2    3    4    1   0   0   0   1
  Maranville         ss  .263  .364  .316    6   19    5   1   0   0    3    3    3    2   0   0   0   0
  Smith              3b  .250  .400  .250    4    4    1   0   0   0    0    0    1    1   0   0   0   0
  Whitted            cf  .250  .308  .417    6   24    6   0   2   0    3    5    2    2   0   0   0   0
  Evers*             2b  .200  .407  .250    6   20    4   1   0   0    4    0    7    1   0   0   0   0
  Cather             cf  .200  .429  .400    2    5    1   1   0   0    1    0    2    2   0   0   0   0
  Mann               cf  .167  .167  .167    2    6    1   0   0   0    1    0    0    1   0   0   0   0
  Gowdy              c   .130  .200  .174    6   23    3   1   0   0    0    3    2    3   0   0   0   0
  Connolly*          lf  .118  .250  .235    5   17    2   0   1   0    3    5    4    1   0   1   0   0
  Deal               3b  .111  .111  .111    6   18    2   0   0   0    2    0    0    3   0   0   0   0
  Devore*            of  .000  .000  .000    1    1    0   0   0   0    0    0    0    0   0   0   0   0
  Dugey              2b  .000  .000  .000    1    0    0   0   0   0    1    0    0    0   0   0   1   0
  Gilbert*           rf  .000  .000  .000    2    2    0   0   0   0    0    0    0    0   0   0   0   0
  Hess*              sp  .000  .000  .000    1    1    0   0   0   0    0    0    0    0   0   0   0   0
  Pitchers               .389  .421  .444    6   18    7   1   0   0    2    2    1    2   0   0   0   0
  Total                  .244  .330  .308    6  201   49   5   4   0   25   24   28   21   0   1   1   2

DMB team pitching — 1914 Philadelphia Athletics                         
                              League championship — as of 10/16/1914                              

S Name               P     ERA   W   L   S   G  GS  CG SHO     INN    H    R   ER   BB    K  HR GDP    BF
  Bush               sp   0.00   0   1   0   1   1   1   0     8.2    7    4    0    5    3   0   1    40
  Pennock*           sp   0.00   1   0   1   4   0   0   0     4.0    2    0    0    2    4   0   0    17
  Bressler*          sp   0.00   0   0   0   1   0   0   0     2.2    1    0    0    0    0   0   0    10
  Bender             sp   3.60   1   0   0   2   2   0   0    15.0   13    6    6   11    4   0   2    67
  Plank*             sp   3.71   0   1   0   2   2   0   0    17.0   17    7    7    6    8   0   4    69
  Wyckoff            sp   6.75   0   1   0   2   0   0   0     4.0    3    3    3    2    2   0   1    16
  Shawkey            sp  10.38   0   1   0   1   1   0   0     4.1    6    5    5    2    0   0   0    21
  Total                   3.40   2   4   1   6   6   1   0    55.2   49   25   21   28   21   0   8   240

                              DMB team pitching — 1914 Boston Braves                              
                              League championship — as of 10/16/1914                              

S Name               P     ERA   W   L   S   G  GS  CG SHO     INN    H    R   ER   BB    K  HR GDP    BF
  Davis              sp   0.00   1   0   2   5   0   0   0     4.2    1    0    0    0    3   0   0    14
  Crutcher           rp   0.00   0   0   0   1   0   0   0     0.1    0    0    0    0    0   0   0     1
  James              sp   2.77   1   1   0   3   3   1   1    26.0   26    9    8   12    6   2   2   106
  Tyler*             sp   3.12   1   0   0   2   1   0   0     8.2   10    3    3    3    2   0   1    36
  Rudolph            sp   3.38   1   0   0   2   2   0   0    13.1   20    9    5    4    5   0   0    66
  Strand*            rp   8.10   0   1   0   1   0   0   0     3.1    4    3    3    4    1   1   0    18
  Total                   3.04   4   2   2   6   6   1   1    56.1   61   24   19   23   17   3   3   241

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1914 World Series Revisited Philadelphia A’s vs Boston Braves Game #5

10/14/1914 @ Fenway Park

Chief Bender vs Bill James

Walsh And Barry Lead A’s To Victory

Photo of Jimmy Walsh

Jimmy Walsh was a member of the 1916 World Champion Boston Red Sox.

With the score tied at 2-2 with 2 outs and a runner on 2nd in the 9th, Jack Barry laced an rbi single to center to score Stuffy McInnis. Pinch hitter Jimmy Walsh then banged a 2 run double off the left field wall securing the A’s 5-2 victory.

The Braves lead this series 3-2.

10/14/1914, PhA14-BoN14, Fenway Park-NL
                       1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9     R  H  E   LOB DP
1914 Athletics         0  0  1  0  1  0  0  0  3     5 10  0     5  0
1914 Braves            0  0  1  0  0  0  0  1  0     2  8  1     9  0
Athletics            AB  R  H BI   AVG    Braves               AB  R  H BI   AVG
Murphy            rf  4  1  1  1  .263    Moran             rf  5  1  3  0  .471
Oldring           lf  4  0  0  0  .136    Evers             2b  4  0  1  0  .167
Collins           2b  4  0  2  1  .333    Connolly          lf  1  1  0  1  .154
Baker             3b  3  0  1  0  .476    Whitted           cf  3  0  0  0  .300
McInnis           1b  4  1  1  0  .182    Schmidt           1b  4  0  2  1  .278
Strunk            cf  4  0  0  0  .214    Gowdy             c   4  0  0  0  .053
Barry             ss  4  2  2  1  .421    Maranville        ss  3  0  0  0  .250
Schang            c   4  1  1  0  .294    Deal              3b  4  0  1  0  .143
Bender            p   3  0  1  0  .167    James             p   3  0  0  0  .500
Walsh             ph  1  0  1  2  .333     Davis            p   0  0  0  0  .000
Pennock           p   0  0  0  0  .000     Smith            ph  1  0  1  0  .250
                     35  5 10  5                               32  2  8  2
Athletics                        INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
Bender           W 1-0           8.0  7  2  2  3  3 139  87  3.60
Pennock          S 1             1.0  1  0  0  0  1  14   9  0.00
                                 9.0  8  2  2  3  4 153  96
Braves                           INN  H  R ER BB  K PCH STR   ERA
James            L 0-1           8.2 10  5  5  2  3 122  71  4.24
Davis                            0.1  0  0  0  0  1   3   3  0.00
                                 9.0 10  5  5  2  4 125  74
PhA: Walsh batted for Bender in the 9th
BoN: Smith batted for Davis in the 9th
E-Schmidt. 2B-Bender(1), Walsh(1). HR-Murphy(1). RBI-Murphy(3), Collins(4),
Barry(2), Walsh 2(2), Connolly(5), Schmidt(3). CS-Collins 2. K-Murphy,
McInnis, Schang 2, Evers, Maranville, Deal, James. BB-Murphy, Baker,
Connolly 2, Maranville. SH-Evers, Whitted. SF-Connolly. WP-James.
GWRBI: Barry
Temperature: 56, Sky: clear, Wind: out to center at 23 MPH.

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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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