Giants defeat Senators
4 games to 1
|Game||Date||Winning Team||Losing Team|
|1||Oct. 3||NYG 4||WAS 2|
|2||Oct. 4||NYG 6||WAS 1|
|3||Oct. 5||WAS 4||NYG 0|
|4||Oct. 6||NYG 2||WAS 1|
|5||Oct. 7||NYG 4||WAS 3|
Managers: Bill Terry, NYG; Joe Cronin, WAS
The Senators were playing in their first World Series since 1925, while the Giants were playing in their first since 1924 (when they lost to the Senators in seven games). Both clubs, moreover, were guided by player-managers: shortstop Joe Cronin for Washington, first baseman Bill Terry for New York.
Carl Hubbell started Game 1 for New York, in New York, and showed the form that made him the best pitcher in the National League. Hubbell, nicknamed "The Meal Ticket," limited the Senators to five hits and two unearned runs. Giants right fielder Mel Ott provided the offense with four hits, including a two-run homer in the first inning, and New York captured a 4-2 decision.
"Prince" Hal Schumacher topped Alvin Crowder in Game 2, holding the American Leaguers to five hits and 1 run. The Giants hitters did all their scoring in just one inning, posting a "6" on the scoreboard in the sixth to make the final score 6-1.
The clubs didn't take time off for travel, so the World Series resumed the next day in Washington, and the Senators got back in the Series with a 4-0 victory, Earl Whitehill going the distance for a six-hit shutout. Game 4 matched Hubbell against Monte Weaver, and both were excellent. After 10 innings, Hubbell and Weaver were both still in the game, with the score tied at one apiece. The Giants finally broke through for a run in the top of the 11th, thanks to a leadoff bunt single from Travis Jackson, Gus Mancuso's sacrifice bunt and Blondy Ryan's RBI single. In the bottom of the 11th, Hubbell survived a one-out, bases-loaded jam to complete the Giants' 2-1 triumph.
In Game 5, the Giants owned a 3-0 lead after five-and-a-half innings, but then Senators center fielder Fred Schulte tied things up with one swing of the bat, a three-run homer into the left-field pavilion. It was still 3-3 after nine innings, and the clubs went to extras. But with two outs in the top of the 10th, Mel Ott drove a pitch into the center-field bleachers to give the Giants a 2-1 edge. In the bottom of the inning, New York reliever Dolf Luque, with two Senators on base, struck out Joe Kuhel on three pitches to clinch the Series.