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October 25, 1911

SPRINGFIELD DAILY REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, October 25, 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: "GIANTS AGAIN TUMBLE" "MATHEWSON POUNDED HARD" "BENDER CUNNING AFTER START" and more. Reporting continues onto page 2 with box scores and photo of Chief Bender. (see)

Usual browning with little some wear. 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