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More World Series Notes

November 1, 2016

Only the vaunted New York Yankees have ever accomplished what the Cleveland Indians failed to do in Game 5 two nights ago, namely win game one of the W.S. at home and numbers (3-5) to wrap up the title on the road.

The Yankees accomplished that feat thrice from (1941-1961), doing so in 1949 as well as the above cited “bookend” years.

On two other occasions, a team won games 1,3,4, and 5, but not with the same home/road configuration as is in effect now.

Both instances  involved World Series matching the Philadelphia Athletics vs the New York Giants. In 1905, the legendary Christy Mathewson hurled three shutout victories, as the Giants prevailed in games 1,3,4 and 5 while 8 years later the A’s returned the favor, handing “Big Six” (Mathewson) a loss in his last World Series game.

 

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The great pitcher, Christy Mathewson, pictured above.

 

 

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