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So you got swept? It could have been worse

From The Common Man at The Score on October 29, 2012:

There is no doubt that the Giants clamped down on the Tigers during the World Series, producing one of the more lopsided Fall Classics in modern memory. Pablo Sandoval single-handedly demolished the Giants in Game 1, the Tigers were held scoreless in the middle games, and Giants starters posted an ERA of 1.42 in 25 1/3 innings.

But as great as the Giants played, and bad as it was for the Tigers, it could have been even worse.  These are most lopsided World Series in history:

5) 1928 (Gehrig and Ruth sweep Cardinals)

 OK, maybe that’s a little misleading, as the Yankees got great pitching from Waite Hoyt, George Pipgras, and Tom Zachary, but this series really did belong to the original Bronx Bombers. Yes, Pablo Sandoval crushed the Tigers, hitting .500/.529/1.125, but he was really the only guy the Detroit had to worry about. The Cardinals had to contend with Gehrig (.545/.706/1.727, 4 HR) and Ruth (.625/.647/1.375, 3 HR), who combined to score or drive in 20 of their team’s 27 runs.

The rest of the club went 21 for 107 (.196). St. Louis was held to just 10 runs in four games, despite a lineup that contained future Hall of Famers Jim Bottomley, Chick Hafey, Frankie Frisch, and Rabbit Maranville. Then again, Bottomley and Hafey both came in the era that Frisch was packing the Hall with his former teammates, so take that with an appropriately sized grain of salt.

Read the full article here: http://blogs.thescore.com/mlb/2012/10/29/so-you-got-swept-it-could-have-been-worse/

This page was last updated October 29, 2012 at 2:52 pm MST.

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