Giants defeat Yankees
4 games to 0
|Game||Date||Winning Team||Losing Team|
|1||Oct. 4||NYG 3||NYY 2|
|2||Oct. 5||NYY 3||NYG 3|
|3||Oct. 6||NYG 3||NYY 0|
|4||Oct. 7||NYG 4||NYY 3|
|5||Oct. 8||NYG 5||NYY 3|
Managers: John McGraw, NYG; Miller Huggins, NYY
The Yankees were officially the "home" team, but once again the World Series was played entirely in the Polo Grounds, longtime home of the Giants. Following three years using the best-of-nine format, the Series returned to best-of-seven.
In Game 1, the Giants trailed 2-0 as they came to bat in the bottom of the eighth, but three singles loaded the bases with nobody out. Irish Meusel followed with another base hit, tying the game and putting runners at first and third. The next batter, Ross Youngs, lifted a sacrifice fly to center field, giving the Giants the 3-2 lead with which they would finish the game.
Umpires George Hildebrand and Bill Klem called Game 3, tied 3-3 after 10 innings, on account of darkness, resulting in a tie, even though observers figured there were at least 45 minutes of solid daylight left. Irate fans pelted the field with seat cushions and bottles, but the decision stood. Starters Jesse Barnes and Bob Shawkey went the distance, and both allowed eight hits, three runs and two walks. Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis, who had nothing to do with the decision to call the game, ordered that the gate receipts of $120,000 be donated to military hospitals for disabled veterans.
In Game 3 the Yankees were victimized by Jack Scott's four-hit shutout. Scott had been released in mid-season by the Reds, but went 8-2 after being signed by the Giants.
Art Nehf, who'd won the Series-clinching Game 8 in 1921, did it again in '22, beating the Yankees 5-3 in the finale. The Giants trailed 3-2 in the eighth but scored three times that frame, the big hit being George Kelly's two-out, two-run single off Joe Bush, and the Giants were champs once again.