1910 World Series
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1910 World Series

1910 World Series
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Team (Wins) Manager(s) Season
Philadelphia Athletics (4) Connie Mack 102-48, .680, GA: ​
Chicago Cubs (1) Frank Chance (player/manager) 104-50, .675, GA: 13
DatesOctober 17-23
UmpiresTommy Connolly (AL), Cy Rigler (NL), Jack Sheridan (AL), Hank O'Day (NL)
Hall of FamersUmpires: Tommy Connolly, Hank O'Day
Athletics: Connie Mack (manager), Frank Baker, Chief Bender, Eddie Collins, Eddie Plank (dnp)
Cubs: Mordecai Brown, Frank Chance, Johnny Evers (dnp), Joe Tinker
Broadcast

The 1910 World Series featured the Philadelphia Athletics and the Chicago Cubs, with the Athletics winning in five games to earn their first championship.

Jack Coombs of Philadelphia won three games and Eddie Collins supplied timely hitting. The 2nd greatest Cubs team in history closed out its glory years, only ten years into the new century.

Summary

AL Philadelphia Athletics (4) vs. NL Chicago Cubs (1)

Game Date Score Location Time Attendance 
1 October 17 Chicago Cubs - 1, Philadelphia Athletics - 4 Shibe Park 1:54 26,892[1] 
2 October 18 Chicago Cubs - 3, Philadelphia Athletics - 9 Shibe Park 2:25 24,597[2] 
3 October 20 Philadelphia Athletics - 12, Chicago Cubs - 5 West Side Park 2:07 26,210[3] 
4 October 22 Philadelphia Athletics - 3, Chicago Cubs - 4 (10 innings) West Side Park 2:14 19,151[4] 
5 October 23 Philadelphia Athletics - 7, Chicago Cubs - 2 West Side Park 2:06 27,374[5]

Matchups

Game 1

Monday, October 17, 1910 2:00pm (ET) at
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chicago 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 1
Philadelphia 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 X 4 7 2
WP: Chief Bender (1-0)   LP: Orval Overall (0-1)

Chief Bender allowed the Cubs just three hits and one unearned run. Frank Baker had three hits and two RBI for the A's.

Game 2

Game 2
Tuesday, October 18, 1910 2:00pm (ET) at
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chicago 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 8 3
Philadelphia 0 0 2 0 1 0 6 0 X 9 14 4
WP: Jack Coombs (1-0)   LP: Mordecai Brown (0-1)

Jack Coombs pitched erratically, allowing eight hits and walking nine, but still picked up the win. The Cubs left 14 men on base, a Series record at that time. The A's combed Mordecai Brown for 13 hits, including four doubles in a six-run seventh that put the game away.

Game 3

Thursday, October 20, 1910 2:00pm (CT) at
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Philadelphia 1 2 5 0 0 0 4 0 0 12 16 0
Chicago 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 5 7 2
WP: Jack Coombs (2-0)   LP: Harry McIntire (0-1)
Home runs:
PHA: Danny Murphy (1)
CHC: None

The Athletics rapped out 16 hits, winning easily 12-5. Jack Coombs gave up 5 runs but won his second game of the series.

Game 4

Saturday, October 22, 1910 2:00pm (CT) at
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Philadelphia 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 11 2
Chicago 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 10 1
WP: Mordecai Brown (1-1)   LP: Chief Bender (1-1)

The Cubs were trailing 3-2 in the bottom of the ninth, three outs away from being swept by the A's, but tied it on Frank Chance's triple and won it in the tenth on Jimmy Sheckard's single.

Game 5

Sunday, October 23, 1910 2:00pm (CT) at
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Philadelphia 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 0 7 9 1
Chicago 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 9 2
WP: Jack Coombs (3-0)   LP: Mordecai Brown (1-2)

Jack Coombs became the third pitcher in World Series history to win 3 games without a loss. Babe Adams did it the year before, but in seven games, and Christy Mathewson accomplished the feat in the 1905 Series. This was the A's first World Series title.

Composite line score

1910 World Series (4-1): Philadelphia Athletics (A.L.) over Chicago Cubs (N.L.)

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Philadelphia Athletics 2 4 9 2 2 0 10 6 0 0 35 57 9
Chicago Cubs 3 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 3 1 15 37 9
Total attendance: 124,222   Average attendance: 24,844
   

Firsts

  • All nine players in the lineup for Philadelphia got a hit in Game 2, the first time in World Series history.
  • Jimmy Archer became the first player in World Series history to appear in a World Series for both the National and American leagues when he took the field in Game 3 for Chicago. Archer played for the Tigers in the 1907 World Series.
  • Philadelphia entered the series with ten days off compared to only one day off for Chicago - the largest disparity of rest days in World Series history.[7]
  • During the 1910 World Series, a corked baseball was secretly introduced into professional baseball for the first time.[8]

Notes

  1. ^ "1910 World Series Game 1 - Chicago Cubs vs. Philadelphia Athletics". Retrosheet. Retrieved 2009.
  2. ^ "1910 World Series Game 2 - Chicago Cubs vs. Philadelphia Athletics". Retrosheet. Retrieved 2009.
  3. ^ "1910 World Series Game 3 - Philadelphia Athletics vs. Chicago Cubs". Retrosheet. Retrieved 2009.
  4. ^ "1910 World Series Game 4 - Philadelphia Athletics vs. Chicago Cubs". Retrosheet. Retrieved 2009.
  5. ^ "1910 World Series Game 5 - Philadelphia Athletics vs. Chicago Cubs". Retrosheet. Retrieved 2009.
  6. ^ "World Series Gate Receipts and Player Shares". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved 2009.
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References

  • Cohen, Richard M.; Neft, David S. (1990). The World Series: Complete Play-By-Play of Every Game, 1903-1989. New York: St. Martin's Press. pp. 32-35. ISBN 0-312-03960-3.
  • Reichler, Joseph (1982). The Baseball Encyclopedia (5th ed.). Macmillan Publishing. p. 2118. ISBN 0-02-579010-2.

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