Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Home Movie of 1929 World Series

In the 1929 World Series, Foxx and the Philadelphia Athletics, with their American League pennant-winning record of 104 wins and 46 losses, played the Chicago Cubs of the National League, with their season record of 98 wins and 54 losses. 

The first two games were played at Wrigley Field in Chicago on October 8th and 9th, and the last three at Shibe Park in Philadelphia on October 11th, 12th and 14th. Notable performances in that series came in Game 1 with aging A’s pitcher Howard Ehmke setting a record of 13 strikeouts that stood until 1953.  Jimmie Fox hit one home run in Game 1, and hit 2 more in Game 2, becoming the first major league player to homer in his first two World Series games.

But in game 4 of Series in Philadelphia, the famous “Mack Attack” of the A’s occurred, named for the A’s legendary manager, Connie Mack.  In that game, the Athletics overcame an eight-run deficit by scoring ten runs in the 7th inning after Cubs’ center fielder Hack Wilson lost a fly ball in the sun resulting in a bases-clearing, inside-the-park home run.

Home Movie of 1929 World Series

1Athletics – 3, Cubs – 1 October 8Wrigley Field50,740
2Athletics – 9, Cubs – 3 October 9Wrigley Field49,987
3Cubs – 3, Athletics – 1 October 11Shibe Park29,921
4Cubs – 8, Athletics – 10 October 12Shibe Park29,921
5Cubs – 2, Athletics – 3 October 14Shibe Park29,921

Chicago Cubs in the 1929 World Series, including from left:
Rogers Hornsby, Hack Wilson, Kiki Cuyler and Riggs Stephenson
shown at Wrigley Field.

World Series Program
Compliments of Summer Breeze

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