IN THE NEWS: After clinching the pennant with a 5–3 win over Philadelphia in the opener behind Carl Mays' 17th straight win over Philadelphia, the Yankees bring Babe Ruth into pitch in relief in the night cap. Ruth, with just one other pitching appearance all season, takes over in the 8th with New York in the lead 6–0. Ruth quickly allows the A's six runs to tie the score, but then knuckles down to hold them scoreless to the 11th when New York scores a run to win, 7–6. Ruth drives in his 167th run in the game, besting Sam Thompson's mark set in 1884. For Mays, it is his 7th straight win over Philley this season.
At Detroit, the Browns beat the Tigers, 11–6 in 11 innings. Detroit is without Ty Cobb who was suspended for an argument with an ump a week ago in Washington (though Detroit has not played since the 26th). Detroit's Harry Heilmann is 0-for-5 and down to .396. He'll go 1-for-4 tomorrow, but will lead the American League in hitting with a .394 average.
IN THE NEWS: The Yankees close the season by beating the Red Sox 7–6. Ruth hits No. 59, off Curt Fullerton; for the team it is No. 134. Stuffy McInnis completes his 119th consecutive errorless game at 1B (1300 chances), and Boston SS Everett Scott plays his 832nd consecutive game, a team record that will not be approached this century. The previous Red Sox mark was held by Buck Freeman (535) and Frank Malzone will accumulate the next highest with 475 games.
IN THE NEWS: In the first one-city World Series since 1906, the Polo Grounds will be the site for all nine games. Carl Mays (27-9) is at his best, needing 86 pitches to set the Giants down with five hits—4 of them by Frank Frisch. Ruth drives in the first run of the Series in the opening inning of this 3–0 Yankee win. Mike McNally, subbing for Frank Baker at 3B, steals home in the 5th while Phil Douglas (15-10) is winding up. The game is broadcast on KDKA radio, with Grantland Rice announcing. It is the only game of the season's World Series to be aired.
IN THE NEWS: In the opener, Johnny Rawlings and Frank Frisch collected the only Giants hits. In game two it's the same story. Waite Hoyt (19-13) surrenders two singles in another 3–0 Yankee win. Art Nehf (20-10) deserves better, allowing just three hits; but three errors and two mental lapses by the Giants, plus a steal of home by Bob Meusel, put the Giants down 2–0. The five hits are the fewest ever in a World Series game.
IN THE NEWS: The Giants bats wake up against Bob Shawkey (18-12) and three other pitchers. A 20-hit barrage and 8-run 8th sink the Yanks 13–5. Jesse Barnes (15-9) gets the win. Ross Youngs set a World Series record with a pair of long hits—2B and 3B—and five total bases in the 8th.
Commissioner Landis orders the Pirates to pay a full share from the World Series pool to Tony Brottem and to Chief Yellowhorse. Yellowhorse started well but was injured much of the latter season, while Brottem joined the team in July. The Bucs had voted Brottem $200 and Yellowhorse a 2/3rd share.
IN THE NEWS: After a rainout, a Sunday crowd of 36,371 watches Carl Mays and Phil Douglas square off for game 4. Mays works five hitless innings, while a run-scoring triple by Wally Schang gives the Yanks a 1–0 lead. Mays then apparently tires and the Giants club seven hits in the last two innings for four runs. abe Ruth's first World Series homer comes in the 9th, but the Giants win 4–2.
IN THE NEWS: In game five an unearned run in the first is all the Giants can manage off Waite Hoyt, despite 10 hits and a walk. A 1–1 game is decided in the 4th when abe Ruth surprises the Giants IF with a perfect bunt, then makes it home on Meusel's double off Art Nehf. Bob Meusel scores on a sacrifice fly, and 3–1 is the result. The 35,758 spectators bring the players' pool to a record $302,522.23.
IN THE NEWS: Miller Huggins gambles in Game six with lefty Harry Harper (4-3), and the Yankees drive Fred Toney (18-11) to cover with three in the first. But the Giants come back with three in the 2nd, and continue the attack against Bob Shawkey while Jess Barnes slams the door, striking out 10, including seven in a row sandwiched around four walks. Emil "Irish" Meusel and Frank Snyder homer for the Giants in an 8–5 win. It is Barnes' 2nd World Series win in relief.
IN THE NEWS: Carl Mays and Phil Douglas meet again, and again Mays has perfect control (he gives up no walks in 26 innings). He yields six hits, but a 7th-inning error by Aaron Ward at 2B, followed by Snyder's double, break a 1–1 tie and give Douglas his 2nd win.
IN THE NEWS: Waite Hoyt and Art Nehf come back for game eight with two days rest. With two on and two outs in the first, Giants 1B George Kelly hits a grounder to short that goes through Roger Peckinpaugh, and a run scores. Not another Giant reaches 3B the rest of the day. After Aaron Ward walks in the 9th, Frank "Home Run" Baker hits a drive toward right, but 2B Johnny Rawlings spears it and throws him out while on the ground. Ward heads for 3B and is gunned down by a throw from Kelly to Frisch to end the Series. Hoyt does not allow an earned run in three complete games. The Giants are the first to lose the first two games and come back to win the Series.
IN THE NEWS: In defiance of a Kenesaw Mountain Landis ban on World Series participants playing post-season exhibitions, Bae Ruth, Bob Meusel, and P Bill Piercy launch a barnstorming tour in Buffalo. Five days later, they cut it short in Scranton. In the meantime Ruth openly challenges Landis to act. The judge does, fining the players their World Series shares—$3,362.26—and suspending them until May 20th of the next season.
Judge Landis outlaws gentleman's agreements and cover-ups of players optioned to the minors without proper paperwork. He declares six players free agents, including Heinie Manush, who will ride a 17-year .330 BA into the Hall of Fame in 1964.