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.…

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 16, 1912: Red Sox take advantage of Snodgrass's Muff to win World Series

Boston Red Sox ace Smoky Joe Wood started three games in the…

October 9, 1914: Rudolph outpitches Bender in World Series opener

The upstart Boston Braves surprised the defending World Series…

October 10, 1914: Bill James outduels Eddie Plank in Game Two

On an unusually warm October day in Philadelphia in front of…

October 12, 1914: Braves win Game Three in 12 innings

In the second consecutive thrilling contest, Philadelphia played…

October 13, 1914: Braves finish off shocking World Series upset in Game Four

Backed by stout defense,1 Dick Rudolph easily won his second…

October 11, 1915: Red Sox squeeze by Pete Alexander's Phillies in Game Three

The 1915 World Series featured the upstart Philadelphia Phillies,…

October 12, 1915: Ernie Shore leads Red Sox to Game Four victory

Game Four of the 1915 World Series was the second home game in…

October 7, 1916: Red Sox win a home game — a mile away from home

The 1916 season began with the reigning world champion Boston…

October 12, 1916: Red Sox claim championship on adopted turf

It was Columbus Day and the biggest crowd of the 1916 World Series.…

October 6, 1917: Another Comiskey Park First: The World Series Arrives

Oh, how it rained. The day before the first World Series game…

October 7, 1917: Faber’s Pitching, Not Baserunning, Lead to Victory

Before his first career World Series start, Red Faber was mostly…

October 13, 1917: “Big Push” Brings Bedlam

Game Five of the 1917 World Series was back in Chicago and the…