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  World Series
In baseball, the World Series is the championship series of the North American Major League Baseball, played between the American League and National League champions, after the end of the regular season in October.
The 1904 Series[?] was supposed to be between the AL's Boston Pilgrims and the NL's New York Giants.
The Cleveland Indians ruined a possible all-Boston World Series by defeating the Boston Red Sox in a playoff after the two top American League teams were tied at the end of the season.
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 World Series   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In baseball, the World Series is the championship Series of Major League Baseball in North America, played in October after the end of the regular season between the pennant winner of the American League and the pennant winner of the National League.
The Series winner is determined through a best-of-seven playoff (except in 1903, 1919, 1920 and 1921 when the winner was determined through a best-of-nine playoff) and is awarded the World Series Trophy.
The 1904 Series was supposed to be between the AL's Boston Americans and the NL's New York Giants.
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 Washington Seantors (Nationals) 1901-1960
With a big series against the Yankees the Nationals shocked all of baseball by sweeping the defending Champions and win their first ever AL Pennant by 2 games.
1924: With the series returning to Washington the Nats were on the brink, and no one gave them a chance since it looked as if Walter Johnson would not pitch again, after being ineffective in 3 World Series appearances.
It would be the final World Series appearance for the franchise while in Washington.
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 1924 World Series - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Though the Senators would reach the World Series twice more during their time in Washington (1925 and 1933), their next World Series victory would not come until 1987, after more than half a century and a relocation from Washington to Minnesota.
Walter Johnson, making his first World Series appearance toward the end of his storied career with the Senators, lost his two starts.
Curiously, the winning team of the 1991 World Series was the very same Minnesota Twins.
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 World Series | BaseballLibrary.com
The first World Series, in 1903, was a best-of-nine affair arranged by the winners of the NL and the AL and won by the AL's Boston Pilgrims in a 5-3 upset over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The 1917 Series was memorable for Giants third baseman Heinie Zimmerman's futile chase to home plate of Eddie Collins as the White Sox took the lead in the Series clincher; neither catcher Lew McCarty nor pitcher Rube Benton covered home.
The Yankees appeared in their last World Series for the next 12 years in 1964 and lost to the Cardinals, led by Bob Gibson.
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 1924 World Series by Baseball Almanac
The 1924 contest was John McGraw's last championship appearance (although he would manage the Giants until 1932) and he would end it with a 3-6 Series record.
Author Donald Honing wrote in The October Heroes: Great World Series Games Remembered by the Men Who Played Them, "'It's possible,' he (Freddie Lindstrom) says with unembarrassed matter-of-factness, 'that if it hadn't been for that ball bouncing over my head in the 1924 World Series a lot of people would have forgotten I existed.
The association is made so often: Lindstrom, the bad bounce, the World Series.
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 The Sporting News: Baseball History of the World Series
The 1919 World Series was, in fact, not honorably played by every participant, as was disclosed late in the 1920 season when confessions were made.
A sharp shift in the betting odds shortly before the start of the World Series -- the highly favored White Sox suddenly became underdogs -- aroused curiosity, as did swirling rumors that something might be amiss in certain players' onfield effort.
Plus, he hit the first Cincinnati batter of the Series, Morrie Rath, with a pitched ball, which supposedly was the signal to bettors that the fix was on.
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 World Series Almanac : 1987   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
he 1987 World Series saw the Louis Cardinals rise to the top of the National League posting a 95-67 record while the Minnesota Twins made their first debut in World Series.
The Series was significant as it was the first World Series played in an indoor stadium, Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome.
The 1987 World Series was held from October 17 to October 25 with the Minnesota Twins winning it, 4 games to 3.
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 1924 world series   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Geen World Series in verband met onenigheid tussen de clubeigenaren.
The World Series is the championship series of Major League Baseball in the United States and Canada
1924 Oct 20, Baseball?s first "colored World Series" was held in Kansas City, Mo. (HN, 10/20/98) 1924 Oct 24, Nobel prize for physiology and medicine was awarded to W. Einthoven.
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 1991 World Series - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 1991 World Series was ranked by ESPN to be the best ever played [1], with five of its games being decided by a single run, four games decided in the final at-bat and three games going into extra innings.
This was the last World Series that Fay Vincent (who was forced to resign a year later) presided over as commissioner.
The 1991 World Series was the first since 1924 to end with an extra-inning seventh-game.
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 Sporting News: Baseball History of the World Series
Johnson and Series veteran Art Nehf were pitching opponents in Game 1 of the Series, and both went the distance in what turned out to be a 12-inning cliffhanger witnessed by, among others, President Calvin Coolidge.
But the "sure" second out never materialized as Hank Gowdy, World Series hero for the Boston Braves a decade earlier, stumbled over his mask and dropped the ball.
Fittingly, Johnson, after tough sledding in his two Series starts and some anxious moments in a four-inning relief sting in this climactic game, was the winning pitcher in this 4-3 game that netted Washington its first World Series title.
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September 1924 was also the month in which the first circumnavigation of the world by air was completed.
This feat was accomplished in two planes of the United States Army Air Corp. The pilots for the flight were commander Lieutenant Lowell Smith of the "Chicago" and Lieutenant Erik Nelson of the "New Orleans." Their flying mechanics were Lieutenant Leslie Arnold and lieutenant John Harding Jr.
The flight started with four planes, two of which were unable to finish; luckily no one was injured in the downing of those two planes.
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 Nitpick for the historical simmers... - OOTP Developments Forums
From 1919-1921, the Series had reverted back to a best-of-9 format, so I'll leave these years out since that length of series can't be used in OOTP (although, as mentioned earlier, 1921 followed the simple alternating method).
Finally, in 1924, the pattern was standardized at 2-3-2, regardless of the cities the teams were from, and has been used in every World Series since, with two exceptions, In 1943 and 1945, due to travel restrictions caused by the war, the home field rotation pattern was changed to 3-4.
The cancellation of the World Series in 1994 meant that the rotation for that year was skipped, so in 1995 the NL team got the home field advantage, and from there things alternated once again, with odd years going to the NL team and even years going to the AL team.
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 Negro League Baseball Message Board
Re: picture 1st colored world series 1924, posted by Wayne Stivers on 5/10/2005 8:17:34 AM Dave - This photo is a wide angle repo that sells for around $20.00.
Re: picture 1st colored world series 1924, posted by Joe Mitchell on 5/11/2005 1:10:13 PM Let me give you a history lesson on the First Colored World Series.
Re: Re: picture 1st colored world serie, posted by Darby Historical Society on 7/6/2005 5:00:45 PM In summer 2006 we plan to organize a Hilldale Day for the community.
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 Walter Johnson - The Official Web Site
He continued, and the 1924 season saw Johnson back in his true form, leading in winning percentage, strikeouts and ERA.
Prior to the 1924 opening World Series game, fans went wild, cheering for their favorite player.
Washington went back to the World Series a year later, but their win could not be duplicated.
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 Ballpark Digest -- Griffith Stadium
Because of the long and futile history of Washington Senators baseball and the fact that the 1924 season had brought them their first and only championship, an impression exists that the ’24 club had a miracle run, a la the ’69 Mets or Philadelphia’s Whiz Kids of 1950.
But by 1924, Johnson was 37 years old and had not had a 20-win season in four years.
Inured to the excitement of presidential inaugurations, calm in the midst of history-making legislation and callous to the fetes for visiting princes and potentates, the population went wild at the approach of the Series.
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 Baseball Almanac - World Series Menu
The inaugural World Series of 1903 was a resounding success and represented the first step in healing the bruised egos of both the veteran National and fledgling American Leagues.
Pittsburgh and Boston went head-to-head for eight games proving that great baseball between the two leagues was possible and that a merger would benefit the growth of the sport.
Surprisingly, Brush regretted the decision and later that year proposed to continue with the series as originally conceived.
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 World Series Game
Fourteen and a half months after the 1971 World Series, he Died in a plane crash off the coast of his native Puerto Rico as he attempted to take food, clothing and medical supplies to earthquake Victims in Nicaragua.
And, the NL did win two of the last five World Series, which is not statistically different from 0.500.
But in a World Series, these teams will also have to play games on the road where they are a combined 100 – 84, or 0.543, which is still very good, but not dominating.
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 B-P Gallery: 2nd World Jamboree, 1924: King Christian X and Sons
The Danish Royal family were patrons of Scouting in their Kingdom and were active in support of the World Jamboree held at Ermelunden, outside Copenhagen, in 1924.
The eldest son of the future King Frederick VIII and Louise of Sweden and Norway, Christian became chief of the royal guard in 1898 and married Alexandrine of Mecklenburg-Schwerin.
During World War II, after the German occupation of Denmark began in 1940, Christian rode frequently on horseback through the streets of Copenhagen, showing that he had not abandoned his claim to national sovereignty.
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 USATODAY.com - Washington hopes to write comeback story   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Senators won the World Series in 1924 — their only World Series title — and followed it up with AL pennants in 1925 and 1933.
The Senators won the 1924 World Series when catcher Muddy Ruel scored the winning run in the bottom of the 12th inning of a 4-3 Game 7 victory against the New York Giants at Griffith Stadium.
The next season the Senators lost in the World Series to Pittsburgh, and in '33 the Senators fell to the Giants.
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 This Great Game 1924: A Couple Bad Hops Better
In 1924, McGraw and the Giants made it ten pennants in 23 years.
After 18 seasons, he was feeling the pressure of pitching his very first World Series game, aware he was the sentimental favorite to win his first championship.
The Series was tied at two games apiece when Johnson got his second start at the Polo Grounds, but he was far from vintage.
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 Sporting News: Baseball History of the World Series
Brecheen had been the pitching standout of this Series, tossing a four-hit shutout in Game 2 and yielding only one run in a complete game triumph in Game 6.
After the Red Sox had opened the Series with a 3-2, l0-inning victory that was decided on a York homer, Brecheen came back the next day and hurled St. Louis to a 3-0 triumph.
While Games 1 through 6 of the 1946 World Series received favorable reviews, it is Game 7 that lives on as one of baseball's all-time show-stoppers.
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 washingtonpost.com: Goslin Drives in Four at Nats Knot Up Series
It shot like a bullet on its course and was at rest even before the shout of the multitude had more than become the feeble infant of the air.
Had they lost, the series standing instead of being a deadlock would have been: Giants three, Nats one, which means that the men from the Capital City would have been up against it for fair, with their only hope being three straight wins -- no small job."
Goose Goslin who figured most conspicuously in the current World Series which resulted in a 7-to-4 victory for the Nationals and the utter confusion of the mastermind which directs the troop movement of the Giants.
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 UMass Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press
It began with observers expecting yet another World Series between the Yankees and the Giants.
It ended months later when the Washington Nationals (Senators), making their first Series appearance, grabbed the world championship by scoring the season-ending run on an improbable play in the bottom of the twelfth inning of the seventh game.
Browning, whose previous book was a readable life of Cy Young, says 1924 was a year of giants, the year that Rogers Hornsby hit.424 and Babe Ruth tore up the league with his hitting.
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 Damn Senators: My Grandfather and the Story of Washington's Only World Series Championship - Microsoft Reader Catalog ...
For years, the Washington Senators were the doormat of the American League, a disappointment to the presidents and ordinary people who flocked to Griffith Stadium.
But in 1924 everything came together under the leadership of team owner Clark Griffith.
Mark Judge has written an exciting account of the Senators' 1924 World Series victory, and at the same time a touching memoir of his grandfather, star first baseman for the Senators, and a history of baseball in its golden age.
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 World Series Almanac : 1937   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Not only this, the National League's Giants also retrieved to contend in the Fall Classic championship against their cross-town rivals.
Mel Ott hit a long two-run in the third inning, but the Yankees scored twice in the fifth inning to take a 4-2 Series culminating triumph.
The Yankees ace Joe DeMaggio also hit 4 RBIs and Mel Ott permitted 3 RBIs in the Series.
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 Negro League Baseball Message Board
NNL 1924 World Series Photograph, posted by Elizabeth Gerding on 1/23/2006 12:05:33 PM I recently acquired a numbered photograph of the 1924 NNL World Series teams.
It is numbered in pencil as part of a series.
Re: NNL 1924 World Series Photograph, posted by Wayne Stivers on 1/23/2006 2:53:08 PM Elizabeth - I believe the photo is of the October 11, 1924 game in Kansas City, which was the 5 th game of the 1924 Colored World Series.
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 Who's Number 1?: The Owners
The series is hosted by Trey Wingo and includes a "Second Guessers" segment in which some of the rankings and choices are questioned at the end of each show.
Second Guesser Nick Acocella ranked the 1924 World Series (Washington Senators-New York Giants) best with the 1912 Word Series (New York Giants-Boston Red Sox) second.
Second Guesser Burt Randolph Sugar ranked the 1912 World Series best with the 1924 Word Series second.
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