IN THE NEWS: In a 75 Detroit win over the White Sox, Harry Heilmann goes 2-for-2 to put his average over .400. He will sit for the rest of the season, except for a pinch single on the final day, and will win the batting title with a .403 average. Ty Cobb helps out today with a steal of home in the 7th inning, his first steal of home in more than three years.
IN THE NEWS: Cleveland's Tris Speaker connects against the Browns for his 57th double as the visiting Tribe win, 51. His final total of 59 is a record that will be beaten in 1931 by Earl Webb (67), but his career-high 793 (later revised down to 792) is still tops.
Tigers P Herman Pillette loses 96 to Chicago for his American League-high 19th loss of the season. His son Duane will tie for the lead the AL with 14 losses in 1951.
Allen "Rubber-Arm" Russell pitches in his 52nd game for Washington, a 76 loss to Boston. A record 47 are in relief. He also works 145 innings as a "fireman," another new mark. He finishes the season with a 9-4 record, nine saves, and a 2.55 ERA in relief.
In his last appearance for the Yankees, Carl Mays has no magic left as the A's finally sink the submariner, 76, knocking him out of the box with four runs in the 5th He had won 24 straight games against the A's. Mays strikes out none, and gives up 10 hits and three walks. He will not appear in any of the World Series games. Ruth, filling in for Pipp at 1B, clubs his 39th home run in the 1st. Eddie Rommel, in relief, is the winner.
IN THE NEWS: In his season finale, Walter Johnson K's 12 Red Sox to win his 17th, 42. The 12 strikeouts are the highest in the majors this year and boosts Johnson's total to an American League-high 130.
IN THE NEWS: Braves rookie SS Ernie Padgett, playing in his 2nd game, pulls an unassisted triple play against the Phils, the first in the National League since 1878. Walter Holke lines out, Cotton Tierney is forced, and Cliff Lee is tagged out. It is the first unassisted TP in the NL since 1878. The Braves win the 5-inning nitecap, 41, to sweep the twinbill. Joe Batchelder picks up the W over Lefty Weinert.
Against the Indians, Chicago rookie Ted Lyons (21) picks up his first two wins in the majors, both in relief. Lyons tosses four 2/3 inning in the opener and three innings in the nitecap as the White Sox sweep, 63 and 76. They're his only wins this year.
IN THE NEWS: It's an allNew York World Series for the 3rd time. In the first World Series game at Yankee Stadium, the home team takes a quick 30 lead, but Heinie Groh triples in two runs in a 4-run 3rd that drives Waite Hoyt (17-9) to cover. A 44 tie is broken in the top of the 9th by the Giants when Casey Stengel's blast rolls to the OF wall. The sore-legged veteran hobbles around the bases to score the winning run against reliever Joe Bush (19-15) before 55,307 spectators. This is also the first World Series to be broadcast on a nationwide radio network. Graham McNamee, aided by baseball writers taking turns, is at the mike. Grantland Rice had broadcast an earlier World Series, but not nationally.
IN THE NEWS: The Yankees score six runs in the 2nd off three Giants hurlers to help a shaky Bob Shawkey (16-11) to an 84 win. Whitey Witt has three hits and two RBI; for the losers Frank Frisch has two hits for the 3rd time, and Ross Youngs has 4.
IN THE NEWS: After Babe Ruth's first-inning home run, the Giants peck away at Herb Pennock for four runs and take a 41 lead into the 8th. With one out, Art Nehf loads the bases on two singles and a walk, then walks in a run. Reliever Rosy Ryan forces in another run with a walk to Joe Dugan. Ruth strikes out, but Bob Meusel raps a single that scores the go-ahead runs. Sam Jones holds off the Giants, and the Yankees have their first World Championship.
IN THE NEWS: Soon after Babe Ruth receives his World Series winner's share of $6,160.46, insurance agent Harry Heilmann, who beat Ruth for the batting title by 10 points, sells him a $50,000 life insurance policy. Beneficiaries are Mrs. Ruth and adopted daughter Dorothy.
IN THE NEWS: Citing the unsavory characters associated with the sport, American League president Ban Johnson persuades AL owners to prohibit boxing matches in their parks. The National League declines to go along with it.
IN THE NEWS: Babe Ruth makes a post-season appearance in a Giants uniform, as the Giants defeat the Baltimore Orioles 90. Ruth hits a home run over the RF roof at the Polo Grounds. The game is a benefit for destitute former Giants owner John Day.