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1911 World Series
Team (Wins) Manager Season
Philadelphia Athletics (4) Connie Mack 101–50, .669, GA: 13½
New York Giants (2) John McGraw 99–54, .647, GA: 7½
Dates: October 14–October 26
Umpires: Bill Klem (NL), Tommy Connolly (AL), Bill Brennan (NL), Bill Dinneen (AL)
Future Hall of Famers: Athletics: Connie Mack (mgr.), Frank Baker, Chief Bender, Eddie Collins, Eddie Plank. Giants: John McGraw (mgr.), Rube Marquard, Christy Mathewson.
 < 1910 World Series 1912 > 
Giants manager John McGraw and pitcher Christy Mathewson during the 1911 World Series.

In the 1911 World Series, the Philadelphia Athletics beat the New York Giants four games to two.

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 eleventh. 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.

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Summary

AL Philadelphia Athletics (4) vs. NL New York Giants (2)

Game Date Score Location Time Attendance
1 October 14 Philadelphia Athletics – 1, New York Giants – 2 Polo Grounds (IV) 2:12 38,281[1]
2 October 16 New York Giants – 1, Philadelphia Athletics – 3 Shibe Park 1:52 26,286[2] 
3 October 17 Philadelphia Athletics – 3, New York Giants – 2 (11 innings) Polo Grounds (IV) 2:25 37,216[3] 
4 October 24 New York Giants – 2, Philadelphia Athletics – 4 Shibe Park 1:49 24,355[4] 
5 October 25 Philadelphia Athletics – 3, New York Giants – 4 (10 innings) Polo Grounds (IV) 2:33 33,228[5] 
6 October 26 New York Giants – 2, Philadelphia Athletics – 13 Shibe Park 2:12 20,485[6]

Matchups

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Game 1

Saturday, October 14, 1911 at Polo Grounds (IV) in New York, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Philadelphia 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 2
New York 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 X 2 5 0

WP: Christy Mathewson (1–0)  LP: Chief Bender (0–1)  

Game 2

Monday, October 16, 1911 at Shibe Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 3
Philadelphia 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 X 3 4 0

WP: Eddie Plank (1–0)  LP: Rube Marquard (0–1)  
HRs:  PHA – Home Run Baker (1)

Game 3

Tuesday, October 17, 1911 at Polo Grounds (IV) in New York, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R H E
Philadelphia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 3 9 1
New York 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 5

WP: Jack Coombs (1–0)  LP: Christy Mathewson (1–1)  
HRs:  PHA – Home Run Baker (2)

Game 4

Tuesday, October 24, 1911 at Shibe Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 7 3
Philadelphia 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 X 4 11 1

WP: Chief Bender (1–1)  LP: Christy Mathewson (1–2)  

Game 5

Wednesday, October 25, 1911 at Polo Grounds (IV) in New York, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Philadelphia 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 7 1
New York 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 4 9 2

WP: Doc Crandall (1–0)  LP: Eddie Plank (1–1)  
HRs:  PHA – Rube Oldring (1)

Game 6

Thursday, October 26, 1911 at Shibe Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 4 3
Philadelphia 0 0 1 4 0 1 7 0 X 13 13 5

WP: Chief Bender (2–1)  LP: Red Ames (0–1)  

Composite box

1911 World Series (4–2): Philadelphia Athletics (A.L.) over New York Giants (N.L.)

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R H E
Philadelphia Athletics 1 1 4 7 1 3 7 0 1 0 2 27 50 10
New York Giants 3 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 3 1 1 13 33 16
Total attendance: 179,851   Average attendance: 29,975
Winning player’s share: $3,655   Losing player’s share: $2,436[7]

Notes

References

  • Neft, David S., and Richard M. Cohen. The World Series. 1st ed. New York: St Martins, 1990. (Neft and Cohen 36-40)
  • Reichler, Joseph, ed. (1982). The Baseball Encyclopedia (5th ed.), p. 2119. MacMillian Publishing. ISBN 0-02-579010-2.
  • Forman, Sean L.. "1911 World Series". Baseball-Reference.com - Major League Statistics and Information.. http://www.baseball-reference.com/postseason/1911_WS.shtml. Retrieved 2007-12-07.  

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