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City Series Highlights

October 20, 2000|HOUSTON MITCHELL

Previous World Series that took place in the same metropolitan area:

1906: Chicago White Sox 4, Chicago Cubs 2

The Cubs had a still-record 116 wins and finished 20 games ahead of the second-place Giants. As league leaders in batting, fielding, and pitching (with a team ERA of only 1.76), they were the clear favorites. The White Sox were the junior circuit's weakest hitters, batting only .230, 32 points below the Cubs. But the "Hitless Wonders" prevailed. Though they batted only .198, the White Sox bunched their hits for 23 runs. Pitching star: Ed Walsh, who was 2-0 with a 1.20 ERA for the Sox, winning Game 3 and 5 (on one days' rest). Batting star: White Sox shortstop George Davis hit .308 with three doubles and six RBIs. There were no home runs in the Series.

Game 1--White Sox 2, Cubs 1

Game 2--Cubs 7, White Sox 1

Game 3--White Sox 3, Cubs 0

Game 4--Cubs 1, White Sox 0

Game 5--White Sox 8, Cubs 6

Game 6--White Sox 9, Cubs 3

1921: New York Giants 5, New York Yankees 3

This was the final nine-game World Series and since the Giants and Yankees called the Polo Grounds home, all eight games were played there, with the two clubs switching as home team. Pitching ruled in Games 1 and 2, with Carl Mays shutting down the Giants in Game 1, and in Game 2, Art Nehf of the Giants allowed the Yankees only three singles, but Waite Hoyt gave up only two hits in a 3-0 victory. The Giants won the final three games to win the Series, and the Yankees scored only one run the final two games. All three of the Giants' runs in the last two games were unearned. Pitching star: Hoyt, who has an ERA of 0.00 in his three starts, but finished 2-1 and lost Game 8, 1-0, because of an unearned run because of an error by shortstop Roger Peckinpaugh. Batting star: Giants' outfielder Irish Meusel hit .345, homered and led both teams with seven RBIs.

Game 1--Yankees 3, Giants 0

Game 2--Yankees 3, Giants 0

Game 3--Giants 13, Yankees 5

Game 4--Giants 4, Yankees 2

Game 5--Yankees 3, Giants 1

Game 6--Giants 8, Yankees 5

Game 7-Giants 2, Yankees 1

Game 8--Giants 1, Yankees 0

1922: New York Giants 4, New York Yankees 0 (1 tie)

A tie in Game 2 prevented a sweep. The Giants dominated the Yankees, holding them a .203 average and Babe Ruth to two hits in 17 at-bats. In Game 2, the score was tied, 3-3, after 10 innings, with 45 minutes left before sundown. The umpires called the game for darkness and provoked a storm of seat cushions and bottles to be thrown from the stands. Jack Scott shut out the Yankees on four hits in Game 3, and the Giants never looked back. Pitching star: Scott, with his shutout, but the other Giant starters--Jesse Barnes, Hugh McQuillan and Art Nehf--also pitched well. The Yankees never scored more than three runs in a game. Batting stars: Again, Irish Meusel, who drove in seven runs for the second World Series in a row. Also, third baseman Heinie Groh hit .474.

Game 1--Giants 3, Yankees 2

Game 2--Giants 3, Yankees 3

Game 3--Giants 3, Yankees 0

Game 4--Giants 4, Yankees 3

Game 5--Giants 5, Yankees 3

1923: New York Yankees 4, New York Giants 2

The Yankees played their first World Series in the recently opened Yankee Stadium. Game 1 ended on an inside-the-park homer by Giant outfielder and future Yankee manager Casey Stengel. Babe Ruth homered twice to lead the Yankees in Game 2 and the Giants won Game 3, 1-0, on a home run by Stengel. But that was it for the Giants, as the Yankees won the next three games for the first of their 25 World Series titles. Pitching star: Herb Pennock of the Yankees went 2-0 in his two starts and picked up a save in Game 4. Batting stars: Babe Ruth hit .368 with three homers, and Bob Meusel led the Yankees with eight RBIs. Stengel hit .417 for the Giants with two homers.

Game 1--Giants 5, Yankees 4

Game 2--Yankees 4, Giants 2

Game 3--Giants 1, Yankees 0

Game 4--Yankees 8, Giants 4

Game 5-Yankees 8, Giants 1

Game 6--Yankees 6, Giants 4.

1936: New York Yankees 4, New York Giants 2

The Giants won two games, but the Series was really no contest. The Yankees outhit the Giants, .302 to .246, and outscored them, 43-23. .Giant ace Carl Hubbell, who won his final 16 decisions of the regular season, continued his streak in the Series opener, but lost Game 4. Game 2 was a Yankee blowout, as the Yankees hammered five Giant pitchers for 18 runs. The Giants pulled out Game 5 in 10 innings, but otherwise it was all Yankees. Pitching star: Lefty Gomez won two games, and Pat Malone and Johnny Murphy were excellent in relief for the Yankees. Batting stars: Lou Gehrig and Tony Lazzeri led the Yankees with seven RBIs, Gehrig had two homers. Joe DiMaggio hit .346.

Game 1--Giants 6, Yankees 1

Game 2--Yankees 18, Giants 4

Game 3--Yankees 2, Giants 1

Game 4--Yankees 5, Giants 2

Game 5--Giants 5, Yankees 4 (10)

Game 6--Yankees 13, Giants 5

1937: New York Yankees 4, New York Giants 1

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