Tigers defeat Cubs
4 games to 2
|Game||Date||Winning Team||Losing Team|
|1||Oct. 2||CHC 3||DET 0|
|2||Oct. 3||DET 8||CHC 3|
|3||Oct. 4||DET 6||CHC 5|
|4||Oct. 5||DET 2||CHC 1|
|5||Oct. 6||CHC 3||DET 1|
|6||Oct. 7||DET 4||CHC 3|
Managers: Mickey Cochrane, DET; Charlie Grimm, CHC
The 1935 World Series brought new flavor to the affair. The Tigers had never won a World Championship, while the Cubs hadn't been to the Series since 1918 and hadn't won one since 1908.
The Series opened in Motown, but the Cubs took Game 1 behind Lon Warneke's four-hit shutout. Chicago scored two runs in the first, all they would need, and added another in the ninth to make the final score 3-0. The Tigers evened things up, emphatically, with an 8-3 triumph in Game 2. Cubs starter Charlie Root pitched to only four batters, all of whom scored, while Tommy Bridges went the distance for Detroit.
At Wrigley Field for Game 3, the Tigers tallied four runs in the eighth to grab a 5-3 edge. In the bottom of the ninth, though, three singles and a sacrifice fly resulted in two Chicago runs, and the clubs moved to extra innings. Detroit scored an unearned run off Larry French in the top of the 11th, and in the bottom of the frame Schoolboy Rowe, who lost Game 1 and allowed the two Cubbie runs in the ninth inning of this game, retired three straight Chicago hitters to complete the victory.
Game 4 was a 2-1 squeaker, with Detroit's Alvin "General" Crowder topping Chicago's Tex Carleton. Crowder, himself, scored the first Tiger run in the third inning, and the second came as the result of two Cub errors in the sixth.
Chuck Klein's two-run homer in the third gave the Cubs a 2-0 lead in Game 5, and they made it 3-0 in the seventh. Lon Warneke, so solid in Game 1, was even better this time, tossing six scoreless innings before retiring with a sore shoulder. Bill Lee finished the game with three innings of relief, as the Cubs staved off elimination with the 3-1 decision.
Cubs second baseman Billy Herman was huge in Game 6, going 3-for-4 with three RBI, but it wasn't quite enough. After eight innings, the contest was tied at three. Stan Hack led off the top of the ninth with a triple, but was stranded when Tiger starter Tommy Bridges wormed out of the jam. And in the bottom of the ninth, Goose Goslin's two-out single to right field plated Mickey Cochrane with the game-winning, championship-clinching run. On their fifth try, the Tigers had finally won a World Series, setting off a celebration in the streets of Detroit which lasted until dawn the next day.