1910 World Series
The 1910 World Series featured the American League (AL) champion Philadelphia Athletics against the National League (NL) champion Chicago Cubs, with the Athletics winning in five games to earn their first championship.
|1910 World Series|
|Umpires||Tommy Connolly (AL), Cy Rigler (NL), Jack Sheridan (AL), Hank O'Day (NL)|
|Hall of Famers||Umpires: |
Connie Mack (manager)
Eddie Plank (DNP)
Johnny Evers (DNP)
|1||October 17||Chicago Cubs – 1, Philadelphia Athletics – 4||Shibe Park||1:54||26,892|
|2||October 18||Chicago Cubs – 3, Philadelphia Athletics – 9||Shibe Park||2:25||24,597|
|3||October 20||Philadelphia Athletics – 12, Chicago Cubs – 5||West Side Park||2:07||26,210|
|4||October 22||Philadelphia Athletics – 3, Chicago Cubs – 4 (10 innings)||West Side Park||2:14||19,151|
|5||October 23||Philadelphia Athletics – 7, Chicago Cubs – 2||West Side Park||2:06||27,374|
|WP: Chief Bender (1–0) LP: Orval Overall (0–1)|
Chief Bender allowed the Cubs just three hits and one unearned run. Frank Baker had three hits and two RBI for the A's.
|WP: Jack Coombs (1–0) LP: Mordecai Brown (0–1)|
Jack Coombs pitched erratically, allowing eight hits and walking nine, but still picked up the win. The Cubs left 14 men on base, a Series record at that time. The A's combed Mordecai Brown for 13 hits, including four doubles in a six-run seventh that put the game away.
|WP: Jack Coombs (2–0) LP: Harry McIntire (0–1)|
PHA: Danny Murphy (1)
The Athletics rapped out 16 hits, winning easily 12-5. Jack Coombs gave up 5 runs but won his second game of the series.
|WP: Mordecai Brown (1–1) LP: Chief Bender (1–1)|
|WP: Jack Coombs (3–0) LP: Mordecai Brown (1–2)|
Jack Coombs became the third pitcher in World Series history to win 3 games without a loss. Babe Adams did it the year before, but in seven games, and Christy Mathewson accomplished the feat in the 1905 Series. This was the A's first World Series title.
Composite line scoreEdit
|Total attendance: 124,222 Average attendance: 24,844|
Winning player's share: $2,063 Losing player's share: $1,375
- All nine players in the lineup for Philadelphia got a hit in Game 2, the first time in World Series history.
- Jimmy Archer became the first player in World Series history to appear in a World Series for both the National and American leagues when he took the field in Game 3 for Chicago. Archer played for the Tigers in the 1907 World Series.
- Philadelphia entered the series with ten days off compared to only one for Chicago – the largest disparity of rest days in World Series history.
- During the 1910 World Series, a corked baseball was secretly introduced into professional baseball for the first time.
- "1910 World Series Game 1 – Chicago Cubs vs. Philadelphia Athletics". Retrosheet. Retrieved September 13, 2009.
- "1910 World Series Game 2 – Chicago Cubs vs. Philadelphia Athletics". Retrosheet. Retrieved September 13, 2009.
- "1910 World Series Game 3 – Philadelphia Athletics vs. Chicago Cubs". Retrosheet. Retrieved September 13, 2009.
- "1910 World Series Game 4 – Philadelphia Athletics vs. Chicago Cubs". Retrosheet. Retrieved September 13, 2009.
- "1910 World Series Game 5 – Philadelphia Athletics vs. Chicago Cubs". Retrosheet. Retrieved September 13, 2009.
- 1910 World Series at WorldSeries.com (MLB.com)
- 1910 World Series at Baseball Almanac
- 1910 World Series at Baseball-Reference.com
- The 1910 Post-Season Games (box scores and play-by-play) at Retrosheet
- History of the World Series - 1910 at The SportingNews. Archived from the original on 2008.
- Film footage from the Series