Today in World Series History

Historical Events

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  • 1882-10-06 1st World Series game, Cincinnati (AA) beats Chicago (NL) 4-0
  • 1882-10-07 1st World Series (game 2), Chicago (NL) beats Cincinnati (AA) 2-0
  • 1884-10-23 1st World Series OKed by AA, Providence (NL) beats NY Mets (AA) 6-0
  • 1884-10-25 1st World Series OK by AA, Providence (NL) sweeps NY Mets (AA) in 3
  • 1887-10-26 Detroit (NL) beats St Louis (AA) 10 games to 5 in World Series
  • 1889-10-18 1st all NYC World Series NY Giants (NL) play Bkln (AA)
  • 1889-10-29 NY Giants (NL) beat Bkln (AA) in world series 6 games to 3
  • 1890-10-28 Last NL-AA World Series game Bkln ties Louisville 3 games & 1 tie
  • 1903-10-01 1st baseball World Series, Pittsburgh Pirates vs Boston Pilgrims (Red Sox)
  • 1903-10-13 Pilgrims beat Pirates 5 games to 3 in 1st World Series
  • 1905-10-09 Phila A's meet Giants in World Series, Giants win 3-0
  • 1905-10-14 NY Giants beats Phila A's, 4 games to 1 in 2nd World Series
  • 1905-10-14 Giant's Christy Mathewson's 3rd straight World Series shutout
  • 1906-10-11 White Sox Ed Walsh strikes out then record 12 in a World Series game
  • 1906-10-14 All Chicago World Series, 1st AL victory, White Sox win 4 games to 2 Cubs losers share of $439.50 is lowest for World Series
  • 1907-10-12 Cubs beat Tigers 4 games to 0 with 1 tie in 4th World Series
  • 1908-10-14 Cubs beat Tigers 4 games to 1 in 5th World Series, 1st rematch
  • 1908-10-14 Smallest crowd at World Series, 6,210 fans see Cubs beat Tigers

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1909-10-09 Ty Cobb steals home in World Series game

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • 1909-10-14 Pirates beat Tigers, 5-4, forces 1st full 7 game world series
  • 1909-10-16 Pirates beat Tigers 4 games to 3 in 6th World Series
  • 1910-10-20 1st appearance of cork centered baseball in World Series
  • 1910-10-23 Phila A's beat Chicago Cubs 4 games to 1 in 7th World Series
  • 1911-05-19 Phila Athletics are 12½ games back in AL, & will win World Series
  • 1911-10-26 Phila A's beat NY Giants, 4 games to 2 in 8th World Series
  • 1912-10-15 Red Sox Tris Speaker's makes only world series unassisted double play, from the outfield
  • 1912-10-16 Boston beats NY Giants, 4 games to 3 with a tie in 9th World Series
  • 1913-10-11 Phila A's beat NY Giants, 4 games to 1 in 10th World Series
  • 1913-10-12 John McGraw, after drinking, blames Wilbert Robinson's coaching mistakes for World Series lose, Robinson blames McGraw & is fired
  • 1914-07-05 Boston Braves are 15 games back in NL, & win World Series
  • 1914-07-14 NL's Boston Braves start climb from last place to world series sweep
  • 1914-10-13 Boston Braves sweep Phila A's, 1st sweep in World Series history
  • 1915-07-18 Boston Braves start move from last place to become world series champs
  • 1915-09-22 Red Sox ask Braves for use of their larger park for World Series
  • 1915-10-08 Phillies win their 1st & only World Series game before 1980, beating Red Sox, 3-1, with an 8th inning 2 run rally

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1915-10-09 Woodrow Wilson becomes first US President to attend a World Series game

28th US President Woodrow Wilson
28th US President
Woodrow Wilson
  • 1915-10-13 Boston Red Sox beat Philadelphia Phillies, 4 games to 1 in 12th World Series

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1916-10-09 Babe Ruth begins 29 2/3 scoreless World Series innings

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1916-10-10 In Game 3, Charlie Ebbets becomes the 1st owner to raise the price of World Series grandstand seats to $5-up from $3
  • 1916-10-12 Boston Red Sox beat Bkln Dodgers, 4 games to 1 in 13th World Series
  • 1917-10-10 Giants Rube Benton is 1st lefty to pitch a World Series no hitter
  • 1917-10-15 Chicago White Sox beat NY Giants, 4 games to 2 in 14th World Series
  • 1918-08-24 Sect Baker grants extended exemption to World Series players
  • 1918-09-05 Due to WW I, 15th World Series begins a month early
  • 1918-09-10 Players on both sides threaten to strike the World Series unless they are guaranteed $2,500 to the winners & $1,000 each for the losers
  • 1918-09-11 Boston Red Sox beat Chicago Cubs, 4 games to 2 in 15th World Series
  • 1919-07-04 Cincinnati Reds are 10½ games back in NL, & win World Series
  • 1919-09-02 National Commission recommends a best-of-9 World Series
  • 1919-10-01 World Series begins as a best of 9 affair, White Sox intentionally throw this series to satisfy gamblers (Black Sox Scandal)
  • 1919-10-03 Reds Adolfo Luque is 1st Latin player to appear in a World Series
  • 1919-10-06 White Sox catcher Ray Schalk is 2nd man ejected from a World Series
  • 1919-10-19 Reds beat White Sox, 5 games to 3 in 16th World Series. This series is known as black sox scandal as 8 White Sox throw series
  • 1920-09-22 Chicago grand jury convenes to investigate charges that 8 White Sox players conspired to fix the 1919 World Series
  • 1920-09-28 8 White Sox indicted, threw 1919 World Series (Black Sox scandal)
  • 1920-10-06 1st brothers oppose each other in World Series, Cleve's Wheeler Johnston pinch-hits as brother Jimmy plays 3rd base for Bkln
  • 1920-10-09 1st World Series game in Cleveland, Indians win 2-1
  • 1920-10-10 Indian Bill Wambsganns makes 1st unassisted World Series triple play
  • 1920-10-10 Indian's Elmer Smith hits baseball's 1st World Series grand slam
  • 1920-10-12 Cleve Indians beat Bkln Dodgers, 5 games to 2 in 17th World Series
  • 1920-10-13 World Series celebration in Wade Park brings out 50,000+ Clevelanders
  • 1920-10-23 Chicago grand jury indicts Abe Attell, Hal Chase, & Bill Burns as go-betweens in Black Sox World Series scandal
  • 1921-10-05 1st World Series radio broadcast, Yanks beat Giants 3-0
  • 1921-10-06 Fewest hits in World Series Game, 5, Yanks (3) beat Giants (2), 3-0
  • 1921-10-13 NY Giants beat NY Yankees, 5 games to 3 in 18th World Series
  • 1921-10-16 Babe Ruth, Bob Meusel, & Bill Piercy defy Landis ban on World Series
  • 1921-12-20 AL votes to return to best-of-7 World Series, while NL votes best-of-9 Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis casts deciding vote for best-of-7
  • 1922-10-04 For 1st time, entire World Series broadcast over radio (WJZ & WGY)
  • 1922-10-05 Yanks & Giants play an infamous 3-3 tie World Series game
  • 1922-10-07 First radio link, WNJ (Newark) & WGY (Senectady) link for World Series
  • 1922-10-07 Landis insists Game 4 of World Series be played despite heavy rain
  • 1922-10-08 NY Giants beat Yankees, 4 games to 0, with a tie in 19th World Series
  • 1923-10-10 NY Giants & NY Yankees become 1st teams to play each other for 3 consecutive World Series, also 1st played at Yankee Stadium
  • 1923-10-11 Babe Ruth hits 2 HRs in a World Series game
  • 1923-10-12 NY Giant's Casey Stengel HR beats Yanks 1-0 in World Series
  • 1923-10-15 NY Yankees 1st World Series win beating NY Giants, 4 games to 2
  • 1924-10-01 Landis bans Giants Jimmy O'Connell & Cozy Dolan from World Series after they admit an attempt to bribe Phils shortstop Heinie Sand
  • 1924-10-04 NY Giants become 1st team to appear in 4 consecutive World Series
  • 1924-10-10 Washington Senators win their 1st World Series beat Giants in 7
  • 1924-10-20 1st Negro League World Series: KC Monarchs shuts out Hilldales, 5-0
  • 1924-12-10 Agreement reached on permanent rotation of World Series with each league, getting games 1, 2, 6, 7 in alternating years
  • 1925-02-10 AL decides to alternate leagues for game 1 of World Series each year
  • 1925-08-15 White Sox Dickie Kerr, 1st appearance since winning 2 world series games in 1919
  • 1925-10-15 Pittsburgh Pirates beat Wash Senators, 4 games to 3 in 22nd World Series
  • 1926-10-06 Babe Ruth hits 3 HRs in a World Series game, Yanks beat Cards 10-5
  • 1926-10-10 St Louis Cards beat NY Yankees, 4 games to 3 in 23rd World Series
  • 1927-10-07 Yank Herb Pennock retires 1st 22 Pirates in World Series game
  • 1927-10-08 NY Yankees sweep Pirates in 24th World Series
  • 1928-10-04 25th World Series begins, NY Yankees vs St Louis Cardinals
  • 1928-10-09 NY Yankees sweep Cards in 25th World Series, become 1st to sweep consecutive World Series; Babe Ruth hits 3 HRs in game
  • 1929-10-08 A's Howard Ehmke (7-2) sets World Series record striking out 13 Cubs
  • 1929-10-12 Cubs blow 8-0 World Series lead, A's score 10 in 1 inning
  • 1929-10-14 Phila A's beat Chicago Cubs, 4 games to 1 in 26th World Series
  • 1929-10-14 Philadelphia A's set World Series record of 10 runs in an inning
  • 1930-10-01 World Series opens at Phila's Shibe Park, Phila A's beat St Louis 5-2
  • 1930-10-04 A's Jack Quinn, 46, pitches 2 inn, is oldest to play in World Series
  • 1930-10-08 Phila A's beat St Louis Cards, 4 games to 2 in 27th World Series
  • 1931-10-01 World Series is a rematch as A's seek 3rd straight title vs Cards
  • 1931-10-10 St Louis Cards beat Phila A's, 4 games to 3 in 28th World Series
  • 1932-09-28 1932 Baseball World Series opens with the Chicago Cubs vs. NY Yankees (6-12)
  • 1932-10-01 World Series moves to Chicago, In 5th inning, Babe Ruth waits until he has 2 strikes, points & hits next pitch into center field bleachers

Famous Birthdays


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1882-01-17 Arnold Rothstein, American gambler and mobster (fixed 1919 World Series), born in NYC, New York

Businessman, Gambler, and Mobster Arnold Rothstein
Businessman, Gambler, and Mobster
Arnold Rothstein
  • 1886-03-13 John "Home Run" Baker, hall of famer (hit 2 HR in 1911 world series)
  • 1928-12-31 Amarillo Slim [Thomas Preston], Amarillo Texas, hall of fame professional poker player (1971 World Series main event), (d. 2012)
  • 1930-09-19 Bullett Bob Turley, Troy, Illinois, MLB pitcher (World Series MVP, 1958), (d. 2013)
  • 1936-09-05 Bill Mazeroski, MLB 2nd baseman (won 1960 World Series for Pitts)
  • 1949-12-14 Bill Buckner, California, 1st baseman, error cost Red Sox 1986 world series
  • 1956-08-22 Paul Molitor, St Paul MN, infielder (Mn Twins, 1993 World Series MVP)
  • 1960-01-05 Steve Jones, British aviator (Red Bull Air Race World Series)

Famous Weddings

  • 2006-05-06 Race car driver "Champ Car World Series" two time winner Sebastien Bourdais (27) weds Claire Bagot at Cathedral Saint-Julien in Le Mans, France

Famous Deaths

  • 1956-04-10 Clarence Beaumont, 1st batter in 1st World Series, dies at 75
  • 1963-06-28 Frank "Home Run" Baker, (hit 2 HRs in 1911 world series) dies at 77
  • 1990-04-21 Johnny Beagley, winner of two 1942 World Series games, dies