1910 World Series
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Team (Wins) Manager(s) Season
Philadelphia Athletics (4) Connie Mack 102–48, .680, GA: 14+12
Chicago Cubs (1) Frank Chance (player/manager) 104–50, .675, GA: 13
DatesOctober 17–23
VenueShibe Park (Philadelphia)
West Side Park (Chicago)
UmpiresTommy Connolly (AL), Cy Rigler (NL), Jack Sheridan (AL), Hank O'Day (NL)
Hall of FamersUmpires:
Tommy Connolly
Hank O'Day
Athletics:
Connie Mack (manager)
Frank Baker
Chief Bender
Eddie Collins
Eddie Plank (DNP)
Cubs:
Mordecai Brown
Frank Chance
Johnny Evers (DNP)
Joe Tinker
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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.

Jack Coombs of Philadelphia won three games and Eddie Collins supplied timely hitting.

Summary

AL Philadelphia Athletics (4) vs. NL Chicago Cubs (1)

Game Date Score Location Time Attendance 
1 October 17 Chicago Cubs – 1, Philadelphia Athletics – 4 Shibe Park 1:54 26,892[1] 
2 October 18 Chicago Cubs – 3, Philadelphia Athletics – 9 Shibe Park 2:25 24,597[2] 
3 October 20 Philadelphia Athletics – 12, Chicago Cubs – 5 West Side Park 2:07 26,210[3] 
4 October 22 Philadelphia Athletics – 3, Chicago Cubs – 4 (10 innings) West Side Park 2:14 19,151[4] 
5 October 23 Philadelphia Athletics – 7, Chicago Cubs – 2 West Side Park 2:06 27,374[5]

Matchups

Game 1

Monday, October 17, 1910 2:00 pm (ET) at Shibe Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chicago 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 1
Philadelphia 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 X 4 7 2
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.

Game 2

Game 2
Game 2
Tuesday, October 18, 1910 2:00 pm (ET) at Shibe Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chicago 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 8 3
Philadelphia 0 0 2 0 1 0 6 0 X 9 14 4
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.

Game 3

Thursday, October 20, 1910 2:00 pm (CT) at West Side Park in Chicago, Illinois
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Philadelphia 1 2 5 0 0 0 4 0 0 12 16 0
Chicago 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 5 7 2
WP: Jack Coombs (2–0)   LP: Harry McIntire (0–1)
Home runs:
PHA: Danny Murphy (1)
CHC: None

The Athletics rapped out 16 hits, winning easily 12-5. Jack Coombs gave up 5 runs but won his second game of the series.

Game 4

Saturday, October 22, 1910 2:00 pm (CT) at West Side Park in Chicago, Illinois
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Philadelphia 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 11 2
Chicago 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 10 1
WP: Mordecai Brown (1–1)   LP: Chief Bender (1–1)

The Cubs were trailing 3–2 in the bottom of the ninth, three outs away from being swept by the A's, but tied it on Frank Chance's triple and won it in the tenth on Jimmy Sheckard's single.

Game 5

Sunday, October 23, 1910 2:00 pm (CT) at West Side Park in Chicago, Illinois
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Philadelphia 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 0 7 9 1
Chicago 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 9 2
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 score

1910 World Series (4–1): Philadelphia Athletics (A.L.) over Chicago Cubs (N.L.)

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Philadelphia Athletics 2 4 9 2 2 0 10 6 0 0 35 57 9
Chicago Cubs 3 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 3 1 15 37 9
Total attendance: 124,222   Average attendance: 24,844
Winning player's share: $2,063   Losing player's share: $1,375[6]

Firsts

Notes

  1. ^ "1910 World Series Game 1 – Chicago Cubs vs. Philadelphia Athletics". Retrosheet. Retrieved September 13, 2009.
  2. ^ "1910 World Series Game 2 – Chicago Cubs vs. Philadelphia Athletics". Retrosheet. Retrieved September 13, 2009.
  3. ^ "1910 World Series Game 3 – Philadelphia Athletics vs. Chicago Cubs". Retrosheet. Retrieved September 13, 2009.
  4. ^ "1910 World Series Game 4 – Philadelphia Athletics vs. Chicago Cubs". Retrosheet. Retrieved September 13, 2009.
  5. ^ "1910 World Series Game 5 – Philadelphia Athletics vs. Chicago Cubs". Retrosheet. Retrieved September 13, 2009.
  6. ^ "World Series Gate Receipts and Player Shares". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved June 14, 2009.
  7. ^ "Will Too Much Rest Cool off the Red-Hot Mets?". Wall Street Journal. October 23, 2015.
  8. ^ "Ben Shibe – Society for American Baseball Research".

References