1910 World Series

1910 World Series
Team (Wins) Manager(s) Season
Philadelphia Athletics (4) Connie Mack 102–48, .680, GA: 14 12
Chicago Cubs (1) Frank Chance (player/manager) 104–50, .675, GA: 13
Dates October 17–23
Umpires Tommy Connolly (AL), Cy Rigler (NL), Jack Sheridan (AL), Hank O'Day (NL)
Hall of Famers Umpires: 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
World Series

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)

GameDateScoreLocationTimeAttendance 
1October 17Chicago Cubs – 1, Philadelphia Athletics – 4Shibe Park1:5426,892[1] 
2October 18Chicago Cubs – 3, Philadelphia Athletics – 9Shibe Park2:2524,597[2] 
3October 20Philadelphia Athletics – 12, Chicago Cubs – 5West Side Park2:0726,210[3] 
4October 22Philadelphia Athletics – 3, Chicago Cubs – 4 (10 innings)West Side Park2:1419,151[4] 
5October 23Philadelphia Athletics – 7, Chicago Cubs – 2West Side Park2:0627,374[5]

Matchups

Game 1

Monday, October 17, 1910 2:00 pm (ET) at Shibe Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Team123456789RHE
Chicago000000001131
Philadelphia02100001X472
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

Tuesday, October 18, 1910 2:00 pm (ET) at Shibe Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Team123456789RHE
Chicago100000101383
Philadelphia00201060X9144
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 2:00 pm (CT) at West Side Park in Chicago, Illinois
Team123456789RHE
Philadelphia12500040012160
Chicago120000020572
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 2:00 pm (CT) at West Side Park in Chicago, Illinois
Team12345678910RHE
Philadelphia00120000003112
Chicago10010000114101
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 2:00 pm (CT) at West Side Park in Chicago, Illinois
Team123456789RHE
Philadelphia100010050791
Chicago010000010292
WP: Jack Coombs (3–0)   LP: Mordecai Brown (1–2)

Jack Coombs became the second pitcher in World Series history to win 3 games without a loss. Babe Adams did it the year before, but in seven games. 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.)

Team12345678910RHE
Philadelphia Athletics2492201060035579
Chicago Cubs330100133115379
Total attendance: 124,222   Average attendance: 24,844
Winning player's share: $2,063   Losing player's share: $1,375[6]

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

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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