Wednesday, May 09, 2012
1908 Chicago Cubs
1908 World Series: Game 1 at Bennett Park in Detroit saw the Cubs score 5 runs in the ninth inning to win 10-6. The Series switched to the West Side Grounds for game 2, with Chicago plating 6 runs in the eighth, and Orval Overall allowing Detroit only one run. Joe Tinker's home run in this game was the first World Series long ball since 1903. The Tigers won game 3 in Chicago, 8-3, with a five-run sixth inning. Bennett Park hosted game 4, which saw "Three Finger" Brown pitch a 3-0 shutout, giving the Cubs a 3-1 series lead. Overall pitched a 2-0 shutout in game 5 in Detroit, which featured only 6210 fans, still the lowest attendance in World Series history. The Chicago Cubs became the first team to ever repeat as World Series Champions.
Photo at the top is of Mordecai Three-finger Brown