1907 World Series

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1907 World Series-Game 1

The Tigers scored three runs, in large part to three Chicago errors, in the eighth inning and held a 3–1 lead going into the bottom of the ninth. The Cubs loaded the bases on a single, walk and infield error with one out. Detroit conceded a run on a ground ball for the second out and Cub player-manager Frank Chance then used pinch-hitter Del Howard to bat for Joe Tinker. Howard struck out against "Wild" Bill Donovan (25–4 in the regular season) but the ball got away from catcher Boss Schmidt, allowing Harry Steinfeldt to score the tying run. Donovan got the next batter but the damage to Detroit has been done. The teams then played three scoreless innings before the game was called on account of darkness and declared a tie, a first for the World Series. The Cubs committed five errors and struck out twelve times in the game, but nine stolen base attempts (seven successful) and five bunts (two for hits) set an aggressive offensive tone that will pressure the Tigers for the remainder of the series.


1907 World Series-Game 2

George Mullin, a 20 game winner and loser for Detroit in 1907 and who had walked over 100 batters in each of his last five seasons, issues a bases-loaded walk in the second inning to tie the game at 1–1. Chicago scores two more in the fourth on a single, sacrifice bunt, RBI single, stolen base and double to take a 3–1 lead. Jack Pfiester, while allowing ten hits, benefits from two double plays and battery-mate Johnny Kling throwing out three base stealers in gaining the win for the Cubs. Joe Tinker had a run scored and an RBI for Chicago, after being pinch-hit for in the ninth inning of Game 1.


1907 World Series-Game 3

Cub pitcher Ed Reulbach scatters six hits as Chicago jumps on Tiger starter Ed Siever for four runs on seven hits in only four innings in route to the victory. Johnny Evers has three hits, including two doubles, as the Cubs take a 2–0 lead in the series.


1907 World Series-Game 4

Detroit held a 1–0 lead on a triple by twenty year old batting champion Ty Cobb and an RBI single by Claude Rossman before a rain delay in the fifth inning. When play resumed, Chicago baserunners reached via an error and a walk. After Joe Tinker sacrificed, pitcher Orval Overall drove both runners home on a single to right field. The Cubs scored three more in the seventh without hitting the ball out of the infield on four bunts (two for hits) and two ground balls. 23 game winner Overall was masterful after the rain delay, allowing only one hit in Detroit's final five at-bats, giving Chicago a commanding 3–0 lead in the series .


1907 World Series-Game 5

Chicago wrapped up the series with a 2–0 victory as Mordecai Brown pitched a seven-hit shutout. The Cubs scored a run in the first inning on a walk, stolen base and RBI single by Harry Steinfeldt and scored again in the second on an error, a single, a double-steal and a ground ball out to drive in the final run. Detroit had runners on second and third with one out in the fourth inning, but could not score and never seriously threatened after that.


1907 World Series-Game 1

Date Oct. 10th, 1907
Location West Side Grounds
Attendance 24,377

1907 World Series Game 1-Line Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 R H E
Detroit 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 9 3
Chicago 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 10 5


1907 World Series Game 1-Box Score

Detroit Tigers 3, Chicago Cubs 3

Detroit Tigers Chicago Cubs
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Jones lf 5 1 3 1 Slagle cf 6 0 2 0
Schaefer 2b 6 1 1 0 Sheckard lf 5 0 1 0
Crawford cf 5 1 3 2 Chance 1b 4 2 1 0
Cobb rf 5 0 0 0 Steinfeldt 3b 3 1 1 0
Rossman 1b 3 0 0 1 Kling c 4 0 2 1
Coughlin 3b 5 0 0 0 Evers 2b,ss 4 0 2 0
Schmidt c 5 0 2 0 Schulte rf 5 0 1 1
O'Leary ss 4 0 0 0 Tinker ss 3 0 1 0
Donovan p 5 0 0 0 Howard ph 1 0 0 0
- - - - - Zimmerman 2b 1 0 0 0
- - - - - Overall p 3 0 0 0
- - - - - Moran ph 0 0 0 0
- - - - - Reulbach p 2 0 0 0
Total 43 3 9 3 Total 41 3 10 2
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 R H E
Detroit 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 9 3
Chicago 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 10 5
Detroit Tigers IP H R ER BB SO
Donovan 12.0 10 3 1 3 12
Total 12.0 10 3 1 3 12
Chicago Cubs IP H R ER BB SO
Overall 9.0 9 3 1 2 5
Reulbach 3.0 0 0 0 0 2
Total 12.0 9 3 1 2 7

E–Coughlin (1), Schmidt 2 (2), Steinfeldt (1), Kling (1), Evers 2 (2), Tinker (1). DP–Detroit 1, Chicago 1. SF–Rossman (1,off Overall). SH–Evers (1,off Donovan); Steinfeldt (1,off Donovan). HBP–Steinfeldt (1,by Donovan); Sheckard (1,by Donovan). SB–Jones 2 (2,2nd base off Overall/Kling 2); Sheckard (1,2nd base off Donovan/Schmidt); Evers (1,2nd base off Donovan/Schmidt); Steinfeldt (1,2nd base off Donovan/Schmidt); Howard (1,2nd base off Donovan/Schmidt); Slagle 2 (2,2nd base off Donovan/Schmidt,3rd base off Donovan/Schmidt); Chance (1,2nd. CS–Schaefer (1,2nd base by Overall/Kling); Slagle (1,2nd base by Donovan/Schmidt); Evers (1,Home by Donovan/Schmidt). HBP–Donovan 2 (2,Steinfeldt,Sheckard). U–Hank O'Day (NL), Jack Sheridan (AL). T–2:40. A–24,377.


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1907 World Series-Game 2

Date Oct. 9th, 1907
Location West Side Grounds
Attendance 21,901

1907 World Series Game 2-Line Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Detroit 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 9 1
Chicago 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 x 3 9 1


1907 World Series Game 2-Box Score

Detroit Tigers 1, Chicago Cubs 3

Detroit Tigers Chicago Cubs
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Jones lf 4 0 2 0 Slagle cf 3 1 2 1
Schaefer 2b 4 0 1 0 Sheckard lf 3 0 1 1
Crawford cf 4 0 0 0 Chance 1b 2 0 0 0
Cobb rf 3 0 1 0 Steinfledt 3b 3 0 0 0
Rossman 1b 4 1 4 0 Kling c 4 1 1 0
Coughlin 3b 4 0 0 0 Evers 2b 4 0 2 0
Payne c 4 0 1 1 Schulte rf 4 0 1 0
O'Leary ss 2 0 1 0 Tinker ss 3 0 0 0
Mullin p 3 0 0 0 Pfiester p 2 0 0 0
Total 32 1 10 1 Total 27 3 8 3
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Detroit 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 10 1
Chicago 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 x 3 8 1
Detroit Tigers IP H R ER BB SO
Mullin L(0-1) 8.0 8 3 3 4 6
Total 8.0 8 3 3 4 6
Chicago Cubs IP H R ER BB SO
Pfiester W(1-0) 9.0 10 1 1 1 3
Total 9.0 10 1 1 1 3

E–Payne (1), Tinker (2). DP–Detroit 1, Chicago 2. 2B–Chicago Sheckard (1,off Mullin). 3B–Detroit Rossman (1,off Pfiester). HBP–Cobb (1,by Pfiester); Steinfeldt (2,by Mullin). SH–Pfiester (1,off Mullin); Sheckard (1,off Mullin). SB–Payne (1,2nd base off Pfiester/Kling); Slagle 2 (4,2nd base off Mullin/Payne 2); Chance (2,2nd base off Mullin/Payne); Evers (2,2nd base off Mullin/Payne). CS–Sheckard (1,3rd base by Mullin/Payne). HBP–Mullin (1,Steinfeldt); Pfiester (1,Cobb). U–Jack Sheridan (AL), Hank O'Day (NL). T–2:13. A–21,901.


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1907 World Series-Game 3

Date Oct. 10th, 1907
Location West Side Grounds
Attendance 13,114

1907 World Series Game 3-Line Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Detroit 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 6 1
Chicago 0 1 0 3 1 0 0 0 x 5 10 1


1907 World Series Game 3-Box Score

Detroit Tigers 1, Chicago Cubs 5

Detroit Tigers Chicago Cubs
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Jones lf 3 0 0 0 Slagle cf 4 0 0 0
Schaefer 2b 4 0 1 0 Sheckard lf 4 0 1 0
Crawford cf 4 0 1 1 Chance 1b 4 1 1 0
Cobb rf 4 0 1 0 Steinfledt 3b 3 1 2 1
Rossman 1b 4 0 2 0 Kling c 3 1 1 0
Coughlin 3b 3 0 0 0 Evers 2b 4 0 3 1
Schmidt c 3 0 0 0 Schulte rf 4 1 1 1
O'Leary ss 4 0 0 0 Tinker ss 4 1 0 0
Siever p 1 0 0 0 Reulbach p 3 0 1 1
Killian p 2 1 1 0 - - - - -
Total 32 1 6 1 Total 33 5 10 4
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Detroit 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 6 1
Chicago 0 1 0 3 1 0 0 0 x 5 10 1
Detroit Tigers IP H R ER BB SO
Siever L(0-1) 4.0 7 4 2 0 1
Killian 4.0 3 1 1 1 1
Total 8.0 10 5 3 1 2
Chicago Cubs IP H R ER BB SO
Reulbach W(1-0) 9.0 6 1 1 3 2
Total 9.0 6 1 1 3 2

E–Jones (1), Evers (3). DP–Chicago 2. 2B–Chicago Steinfeldt (1,off Siever); Evers 2 (2,off Siever,off Killian); Sheckard (2,off Siever); Chance (1,off Killian). SH–Kling (1,off Siever). U–Hank O'Day (NL), Jack Sheridan (AL). T–1:35. A–13,114.


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1907 World Series-Game 4

Date Oct. 11th, 1907
Location Bennett Park
Attendance 11,306

1907 World Series Game 4-Line Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chicago 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 1 6 7 2
Detroit 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 2


1907 World Series Game 4-Box Score

Chicago Cubs 6, Detroit Tigers 1

Chicago Cubs Detroit Tigers
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Slagle cf 5 1 1 1 Jones 2 0 0 0
Sheckard lf 5 0 2 1 Schaefer 2b 3 0 0 0
Chance 1b 3 0 0 0 Crawford cf 4 0 0 0
Steinfeldt 3b 4 0 2 0 Cobb rf 4 1 1 0
Kling c 4 0 0 0 Rossman 1b 4 0 1 1
Evers 2b 4 1 0 0 Coughlin 3b 4 0 3 0
Schulte rf 3 2 1 0 Schmidt c 3 0 0 0
Tinker ss 4 2 1 0 O'Leary ss 4 0 0 0
Overall p 2 0 1 2 Donovan 3 0 0 0
Total 31 6 7 4 Total 31 1 5 1
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chicago 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 1 6 7 2
Detroit 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 2
Chicago Cubs IP H R ER BB SO
Overall W(1-0) 9.0 5 1 1 2 6
Total 9.0 5 1 1 2 6
Detroit Tigers IP H R ER BB SO
Donovan L(0-1) 9.0 7 6 3 2 4
Total 9.0 7 6 3 2 4

E–Slagle (1), Tinker (3). DP–Chicago 1. 3B–Detroit Cobb (1,off Overall). SH–Tinker 2 (2,off Donovan 2); Overall 2 (2,off Donovan 2); Schaefer (1,off Overall); Jones (1,off Overall). HBP–Chance (1,by Donovan). SB–Chance (3,2nd base off Donovan/Schmidt). CS–Sheckard (2,2nd base by Donovan/Schmidt). HBP–Donovan (3,Chance). U–Jack Sheridan (AL), Hank O'Day (NL). T–1:45. A–11,306.


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1907 World Series-Game 5

Date Oct. 12th, 1907
Location Bennett Park
Attendance 7,370

1907 World Series Game 5-Line Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chicago 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 7 1
Detroit 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 2


1907 World Series Game 5-Box Score

Chicago Cubs 2, Detroit Tigers 0

Chicago Cubs Detroit Tigers
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Slagle cf 4 1 1 1 Jones 3 0 1 0
Sheckard lf 4 0 0 0 Schaefer 2b 4 0 0 0
Howard 1b 4 0 1 0 Crawford cf 4 0 1 0
Steinfeldt 3b 4 0 3 1 Cobb rf 4 0 1 0
Kling c 4 0 0 0 Rossman 1b 4 0 2 0
Evers 2b 4 1 0 0 Payne pr 0 0 0 0
Schulte rf 4 0 1 0 Coughlin 3b 4 0 2 0
Tinker ss 3 0 1 0 Archer c 3 0 0 0
Brown p 3 0 0 0 Schmidt ph 1 0 0 0
- - - - - O'Leary ss 3 0 0 0
- - - - - Mullin p 3 0 0 0
Total 34 2 7 2 Total 33 0 7 0
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chicago 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 7 1
Detroit 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 2
Chicago Cubs IP H R ER BB SO
Brown W(1-0) 9.0 7 0 0 1 4
Total 9.0 7 0 0 1 4
Detroit Tigers IP H R ER BB SO
Mullin L(0-2) 9.0 7 2 1 3 2
Total 9.0 7 2 1 3 2

E–Schulte (1), Rossman (1), Coughlin (2). 2B–Detroit Crawford (1,off Brown). 3B–Chicago Steinfeldt (1,off Mullin). SB–Slagle (5,2nd base off Mullin/Archer); Evers (3,3rd base off Mullin/Archer); Tinker (1,2nd base off Mullin/Archer); Rossman (1,2nd base off Brown/Kling); Jones (3,2nd base off Brown/Kling); Coughlin (1,2nd base off Brown/Kling). CS–Slagle (2,2nd base by Mullin/Archer); Cobb (2,3rd base by Brown/Kling). U–Hank O'Day (NL), Jack Sheridan (AL). T–1:42. A–7,370.


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1907 World Series

Detroit Tigers Team Hitting Stats

Players Name Pos GM AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI Avg BB SO SB
Jimmy Archer c 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 1 0
Ty Cobb of 5 20 4 0 1 0 1 0 .200 0 3 0
Bill Coughlin 3b 5 20 5 0 0 0 0 0 .250 1 4 1
Sam Crawford of 5 21 5 1 0 0 1 3 .238 0 3 0
Bill Donovan p 2 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 3 0
Davy Jones of 5 17 6 0 0 0 1 0 .353 4 0 3
Ed Killian p 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 .500 0 0 0
George Mullin P 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 1 0
Charley O'Leary ss 5 17 1 0 0 0 0 0 .059 1 3 0
Fred Payne c 2 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 .250 0 0 1
Claude Rossman 1b 5 20 8 0 1 0 1 2 .400 1 0 1
Germany Schaefer 2b 5 21 3 0 0 0 1 0 .143 0 3 0
Boss Schmidt c 4 12 2 0 0 0 0 0 .167 2 1 0
Ed Siever p 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI Avg BB SO SB
Total 172 36 1 2 0 6 6 .209 9 22 6



1907 World Series

Detroit Tigers Team Pitching Stats

Players Name W L G GS CG S SH IP ERA H SO ER BB
Bill Donovan 0 1 2 2 2 0 0 21.0 1.71 17 16 4 5
Ed Killian 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4.0 2.25 3 1 1 1
George Mullin 0 2 2 2 2 0 0 17.0 2.12 16 8 4 6
Ed Siever 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 4.0 4.50 7 1 2 0
W L G GS CG S SH IP ERA H SO ER BB
Total 0 4 6 5 4 0 0 46.0 2.15 43 26 11 12



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Chicago Cubs Team Hitting Stats

Players Name Pos G AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI Avg BB SO SB
Mordecai Brown p 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 1 0 0
Frank Chance 1b 4 14 3 1 0 0 3 0 .214 3 2 3
Johnny Evers 2b,ss 5 20 7 2 0 0 2 1 .350 0 1 3
Del Howard 1b 2 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 .200 0 2 1
Johnny Kling c 5 19 4 0 0 0 2 1 .211 1 4 0
Pat Moran ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Orval Overall p 2 5 1 0 0 0 0 2 .200 0 1 0
Jack Pfiester p 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 1 0
Ed Reulbach p 2 5 1 0 0 0 0 1 .200 0 0 0
Frank Schulte of 5 20 5 0 0 0 3 2 .250 1 2 0
Jimmy Sheckard of 5 21 5 2 0 0 0 2 .238 0 4 1
Jimmy Slagle of 5 22 6 0 0 0 3 4 .273 2 3 6
Harry Steinfeldt 3b 5 17 8 1 1 0 2 2 .471 1 2 1
Joe Tinker ss 5 13 2 0 0 0 4 1 .154 3 3 1
Heinie Zimmerman 2b 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 1 0
Pos G AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI Avg BB SO SB
Total 167 43 6 1 0 19 16 .257 12 26 16



1907 World Series

Chicago Cubs Team Pitching Stats

Players Name W L G GS CG S SH IP ERA H SO ER BB
Mordecai Brown 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 9.0 0.00 7 4 0 1
Orval Overall 1 0 2 2 1 0 0 18.0 1.00 14 11 2 4
Jack Pfiester 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 9.0 1.00 9 3 1 1
Ed Reulbach 1 0 2 1 1 0 0 12.0 0.75 6 4 1 3
W L G GS CG S SH IP ERA H SO ER BB
Total 4 0 6 5 4 0 1 48.0 0.75 36 22 4 9