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Philadelphia Athletics vs. New York Giants...

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October 17, 1911

SPRINGFIELD DAILY REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, October 17, 1911 

* Philadelphia Athletics vs. New York Giants 
* World Series 
* Eddie Collins, Christy Mathewson, Chief Bender

This 18 page newspaper has one column headlines on  the front page that include: "BAKER HERO OF GAME" "HOME RUN BEATS GIANTS" "PLANK HAS THE, BAFFLED" and more.

Continues on page 2 with a photo of Eddie Collins and box scores.

Other news of the day throughout.

This issue has some margin wear and tear but no text loss, otherwise good. Should be handled with care.

In the 1911 World Series, the Philadelphia Athletics beat the New York Giants 4 games to 2.

source: wikipedia: Philadelphia third baseman Frank "Home Run" Baker earned his nickname during this Series. His home run in Game 2 off Rube Marquard was the margin of victory for the Athletics, and his blast in Game 3 off Christy Mathewson tied that game in the ninth, and the Athletics eventually won in the 11th. The Giants never recovered. An ironic sidelight was that Mathewson (or his ghostwriter) had criticized Marquard in his newspaper column after Game 2, for giving up the gopher ball, only to fall victim himself the very next day. Baker was swinging a hot bat in general, going 9 for 24 to lead all batters in the Series with a .375 average.

The six consecutive days of rain between Games 3 and 4 caused the longest delay between World Series games until the 1989 earthquake-interrupted Series, which incidentally featured the same two franchises, albeit on the west coast.

Category: The 20th Century