IN THE NEWS: In a 2–0 Pittsburgh win over the Braves, Boston LF Joe Kelly and SS Rabbit Maranville combine on a 9–6 double play. Rabbit makes his out at home plate.
In an exhibition game at Ft. Hamilton, the Yankees beat Brooklyn, 11–8, with the two teams combining for seven homers. This matches a record set by the Browns and Tigers during the 1886 season. A large crowd of soldiers ringing the field helps the homer total as a number of balls land in among them for extra bases.
IN THE NEWS: At Boston, the Red Sox and Senators divide a doubleheader, Washington winning 9–7 in 10 innings, then losing 2–1 in eight innings. Howard Shanks has four of the 15 Nats hits off Dutch Leonard in the first game as Doc Ayers wins in relief. Ayers and Carl Mays, both after bonus money, duel in the 2nd game, with Mays emerging the richer.
In the nitecap of two games at Baker Bowl, Pete Alexander downs the Series-bound Giants, 8–2 for his 30th win. Alex adds two doubles in winning his last game ever in a Phils uniform. The Quakers will sell the star to the Cubs in December. In the opener, a 5–2 NY win, the Giants Jesse Barnes, a lifetime .214 hitter, walks twice in an inning, the only pitcher ever to do so.
IN THE NEWS: After six losses to Babe Ruth, including three by 1–0 scores (one in 13 innings), Walter Johnson finally emerges a winner against the Boston lefty. Johnson contributes a bases loaded double in the 8th to help visiting Washington win 6–0. Ruth gives up 11 hits and his ERA balloons to 2.01 for the year.
IN THE NEWS: After Brooklyn beats the Braves, 5–1 in game one, Boston responds with a 4–2 victory in the nitecap. Southpaw Art Nehf's 40-inning scoreless streak is ended by the Robins in the 8th when a walk, single and sac fly produce a score. He holds on for the win over Leon Cadore and finishes the year at 17–8 for the 6th-place Braves. In game one, Sherry Smith evens his season's record, beating Jack Scott.
In the season closer, Washington's Jim Shaw tops the Red Sox, 5–4 despite giving up 13 hits. The Senators tally 14 safeties off Herb Pennock. By winning his 15th game, Shaw earns a $500 bonus.
In the tune-up for their battle with the White Sox, the Giants lose a warm-up game to the Cubs in Chicago, 9–5. Vaughn gives up all five New York runs in his three innings, but Paul Carter and Claude Hendrix in their three inning stints are clean. Al Demaree goes eight innings against his old teammates, and will sit on the bench for the Series.
IN THE NEWS: In Game Two, New York's Ferdie Schupp doesn't get out of the 2nd inning, and reliever Fred Anderson is bombed in a 5-run 4th, as the 14 White Sox hits produce a 7–2 win for Red Faber. Faber's pitching is better than his baserunning; in the 5th inning, he tries to steal 3B, only to find teammate Buck Weaver occupying it. 3B Heinie Zimmerman tags both runners out, though Weaver is still safe.
IN THE NEWS: The White Sox are stifled by Rube Benton, who becomes the first lefty to pitch a World Series shutout. Dave Robertson, the NL's leading home run hitter with 12, triples and scores the first of two 4th-inning runs for a 2–0 New York win. Robertson will lead all batters in the Series with a .500 average.
IN THE NEWS: Game Five sees White Sox southpaw Reb Russell relieved by Ed Cicotte. Russell gave up two hits and a walk to the first three batters he faced. In a sloppy game marred by three New York and six Chicago errors, the White Sox break a 5–5 tie with three runs in the 8th. Red Faber, working the last two innings, is the winning pitcher.
IN THE NEWS: After Red Faber and Rube Benton match three scoreless innings in Game Six, Eddie Collins leads off the 4th and hits a grounder to Heinie Zimmerman at 3B. Collins takes 2nd when the throw gets past 1B Walter Holke. Joe Jackson's fly to RF is dropped by Dave Robertson, and Collins goes to 3B. When Happy Felsch hits one back to the pitcher, Collins breaks for home. Benton throws to 3B to catch Collins, and C Bill Rariden comes up the line. But with Zimmerman in pursuit Collins keeps running and slides home safely. Zimmerman will be blamed for chasing the runner, but nobody was covering home plate. The Giants come back with two runs on Buck Herzog's triple in the 4th, but Faber wins his 3rd of the Series 4–2. The winners earn $3,669.32 each; the losers $2,442.21. One-fourth of each team's share, about $4,000, is divided equally among the clubs in each league.
IN THE NEWS: Miller Huggins, who managed the Cardinals to a 3rd-place finish, is signed to run the Yankees by owner Jake Ruppert. Co-owner Til Huston, who favored Wilbert Robinson for the job, has a falling out with partner Ruppert and will sell his half interest to Ruppert in 1923.