October 23-25, 1884: The first "World Series"

This chapter is not about a single game. Instead, it is about…

October 23, 1886: Curt Welch’s winning slide

After the 1885 season the two major-league pennant winners, the…

October 21, 1887: Sam Thompson's triple trouble

Sam Thompson may have been the best hitter in baseball in 1887.…

October 16, 1888: Tim Keefe leads Giants to tense victory in Game One

In October 1888, the atmosphere at New York Giants headquarters…

October 18, 1889: Genesis of a rivalry: Brooklyn vs. New York

In 1889, for the first time, both the National League and the…

October 29, 1889: Giants win back-to-back World’s Series

They might have called it the first “Subway Series” if there…

October 1892: The Split-Season Playoff

Major-league baseball faced a serious crisis in the early 1890s.…
Deacon Phillippe

October 1, 1903: Deacon Phillippe, Pirates beat Boston's Cy Young in first 'World’s Series' game

In what is widely considered the first World Series, Barney Dreyfuss,…
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October 7, 1903: Boston breaks open Game 5 with back-to-back big innings

Roaring Bill Kennedy took the mound for the Pirates in Game…

October 14, 1908: Cubs win World Series for second year in a row

For the second season in a row, the Chicago Cubs claimed the…

October 14, 1909: Tigers top Pirates in 'most exciting' Game Six

The third time was supposed to be the charm for manager Hughie…

October 16, 1909: Pirates' hopes rest in hands of a Babe

The first postseason meeting between the champions of the American…

October 9, 1912: Giants make 5 errors and still finish in tie with Red Sox in Game 2

No one won. No one lost. Game Two of the 1912 World Series ended…

October 10, 1912: Josh Devore’s spectacular catch saves Game 3 for the Giants

Rube Marquard (26-11) faced Buck O’Brien (20-13) in Game…
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October 12, 1912: Boston rookie Hugh Bedient outpitches Christy Mathewson in Game 5

It was a dark, damp, foggy, gloomy day. Up until noontime,…

October 14, 1912: Boston's Buck O’Brien battered and beaten by Giants in Game 6

The sixth game of the 1912 World Series was the one that produced…
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October 15, 1912: Giants tie the World Series with a lopsided win in Game 7

If Red Sox owner James McAleer had made a bundle betting against…