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1937 World Series
Team (Wins) Manager Season
New York Yankees (4) Joe McCarthy 102–52, .662, GA: 13
New York Giants (1) Bill Terry (player/manager) 95–67, .625, GA: 3
Dates: October 6–October 10
Radio: NBC, CBS, Mutual
Radio announcers: NBC: Tom Manning, Red Barber, Warren Brown
CBS: France Laux, Gene Dwyer, Paul Douglas
Mutual: Bob Elson, John O’Hara, David Driscoll
Umpires: Red Ormsby (AL), George Barr (NL), Steve Basil (AL), Bill Stewart (NL)
Future Hall of Famers: Yankees: Joe McCarthy (mgr.), Bill Dickey, Joe DiMaggio, Lou Gehrig, Lefty Gomez, Tony Lazzeri, Red Ruffing.
Giants: Carl Hubbell, Travis Jackson, Mel Ott, Bill Terry.
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The 1937 World Series featured the defending champion New York Yankees and the New York Giants in a rematch of the 1936 Series. The Yankees won the Series in five games for their second championship in a row and their sixth in fifteen years. It also broke a tie that they had reached in 1936, with the Philadelphia Athletics and Boston Red Sox for most championships (they each had five). By the time either of those teams won their next Series, the Yankees had far outdistanced them, with 20 wins as of 1972.

This was the Yankees' third Series win over the Giants, finally giving the Yankees an overall edge at that point of three Series to two over the Giants, after having lost their first two meetings in 1921 and 1922. Since then, the only member of the "classic eight" members of the National League to eventually hold a winning edge over the Yankees is the St. Louis Cardinals.

This would be Lou Gehrig's last really good season before amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) began to take its toll on his career.

Game 4 featured the final World Series innings ever pitched by Hall of Famer Carl Hubbell who, during the ninth inning, threw a pitch that Hall of Famer Lou Gehrig hit for his final World Series home run.

The 1937 Series was the first in which a team (Yankees) did not commit any errors.

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Summary

AL New York Yankees (4) vs. NL New York Giants (1)

Game Date Score Location Time Attendance
1 October 6 New York Giants – 1, New York Yankees – 8 Yankee Stadium (I) 2:20 60,573[1]
2 October 7 New York Giants – 1, New York Yankees – 8 Yankee Stadium (I) 2:11 57,675[2] 
3 October 8 New York Yankees – 5, New York Giants – 1 Polo Grounds (IV) 2:07 37,385[3] 
4 October 9 New York Yankees – 3, New York Giants – 7 Polo Grounds (IV) 1:57 44,293[4] 
5 October 10 New York Yankees – 4, New York Giants – 2 Polo Grounds (IV) 2:06 38,216[5]

Matchups

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Game 1

Wednesday, October 6, 1937 at Yankee Stadium in Bronx, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York (NL) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 6 2
New York (AL) 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 1 X 8 7 0

WP: Lefty Gomez (1–0)  LP: Carl Hubbell (0–1)  
HRs:  NYY – Tony Lazzeri (1)

Game 2

Thursday, October 7, 1937 at Yankee Stadium in Bronx, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York (NL) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 0
New York (AL) 0 0 0 0 2 4 2 0 X 8 12 0

WP: Red Ruffing (1–0)  LP: Cliff Melton (0–1)  

Game 3

Friday, October 8, 1937 at Polo Grounds (IV) in New York, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York (AL) 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 5 9 0
New York (NL) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 5 4

WP: Monte Pearson (1–0)  LP: Hal Schumacher (0–1)  SV: Johnny Murphy (1)  

Game 4

Saturday, October 9, 1937 at Polo Grounds (IV) in New York, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York (AL) 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 6 0
New York (NL) 0 6 0 0 0 0 1 0 X 7 12 3

WP: Carl Hubbell (1–1)  LP: Bump Hadley (0–1)  
HRs:  NYY – Lou Gehrig (1)

Game 5

Sunday, October 10, 1937 at Polo Grounds (IV) in New York, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York (AL) 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 4 8 0
New York (NL) 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 10 0

WP: Lefty Gomez (2–0)  LP: Cliff Melton (0–2)  
HRs:  NYY – Myril Hoag (1), Joe DiMaggio (1)  NYG – Mel Ott (1)

Composite box

1937 World Series (4–1): New York Yankees (A.L.) over New York Giants (N.L.)

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York Yankees 1 2 4 1 5 11 2 1 1 28 42 0
New York Giants 1 6 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 12 40 9
Total attendance: 238,142   Average attendance: 47,628
Winning player’s share: $6,471   Losing player’s share: $4,490[6]

Notes

References

  • Neft, David S., and Richard M. Cohen. The World Series. 1st ed. New York: St Martins, 1990. (Neft and Cohen 167–170)
  • Reichler, Joseph, ed. (1982). The Baseball Encyclopedia (5th ed.), p. 2145. MacMillian Publishing. ISBN 0-02-579010-2.
  • Forman, Sean L.. "1937 World Series". Baseball-Reference.com - Major League Statistics and Information.. http://www.baseball-reference.com/postseason/1937_WS.shtml. Retrieved 2007-12-09.  

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