Monthly Archives: June 2014

1911 World Series Revisited A’s Vs Giants Game #6

10/26/1911 @ Shibe Park Red Ames vs Chief Bender Bender Shuts Out Giants As A’s Win 2nd Straight Championship. Red Murray led the NL in Homeruns in 1909 with just 7 long balls. With 2 outs in the 1st inning … Continue reading

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1911 World Series Revisited A’s vs Giants Game #5

10/24/1911@ Polo Grounds Jack Coombs vs Rube Marquard A World Series Revisited Game For The Ages Larry Doyle was the 1912 NL MVP The Philadelphia A’s looked like they were going to close out this World Series  Championship in 5 … Continue reading

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Baseball And The Saturday Evening Post July 28, 1923

“Flyball” by Elbert McGran Jackson 7/28/1923 Elbert McGran Jackson was born in 1896 and received a degree in architecture from Georgia Tech in 1908. He contributed 41 covers to the Saturday Evening Post from 1922-1937. This was his only baseball … Continue reading

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1911 World Series Revisited A’s vs Giants Game #4

  10/24/1911 @ Shibe Park Christy Mathewson vs Chief Bender A’s Jump On Mathewson In The 1st And Never Look Back Despite having a 0.97 ERA in World Series play, Mathewson sported just a 5-5 record in the fall classic. … Continue reading

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1911 World Series Revisited A’s vs Giants Game #3

10/17/1911 @ Polo Grounds Jack Coombs vs Christy Mathewson No Deadball Here As Offenses Rule In Game 3 George Leroy “Hooks” Wiltse was a 2x 20 game winner. With 2 outs in the 1st and Larry Doyle on 1st, the … Continue reading

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World Series Revisited A’s vs Giants Game #2

10/14/1911 @ Polo Grounds Chief Bender vs Christy Mathewson Chief Bender Shuts Down Giants For Game #2 Victory Chief Bender was a member of the Ojibwe Tribe of Minnesota If you look at box scores with an eagle eye, you … Continue reading

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1911 World Series Revisited A’s vs Giants Game #1

10/16/1911 @ Polo Grounds Rube Marquard vs Eddie Plank Plank Goes The Distance In Game 1 Victory Eddie Plank was the 1st left-hander to win 300 games. With the score tied at 3 in the bottom of the 8th,  A’s … Continue reading

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The 1911 World Series: Philadelphia A’s vs NY Giants

  10 cents for a program and the Giants’ owner John T Brush on the cover. His deteriorating health would lead to his death in Nov. 1912. The 101-50 A’s take on the 99-54 Giants. Connie Mack vs John McGraw … Continue reading

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Baseball And The Saturday Evening Post August 4, 1917

“Rained Out” by Charles A. MacLellan 8/4/1917 Charles MacLellan was born on 6/22/1885 in Ontario, Canada. He provided 44 covers for The Saturday Evening Post from 1913 to 1936. Most of his covers featured women as the cover subject, but … Continue reading

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Teams Of The 1911 World Series Revisited Philadelphia A’s vs NY Giants

1911 National League Champion NY Giants Less than a week into the 1911 season the grandstands in the Polo Grounds were destroyed by fire. John McGraw and his Giants had to play their home games in Hilltop Park until repairs … Continue reading

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