1911 World Series

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1911 World Series Program


In the 1911 World Series, the Philadelphia Athletics beat the New York Giants four games to two.

Philadelphia third baseman Frank "Home Run" Baker earned his nickname during this Series. His home run in Game 2 off Rube Marquard was the margin of victory for the Athletics, and his blast in Game 3 off Christy Mathewson tied that game in the ninth, and the Athletics eventually won in the eleventh. The Giants never recovered. An ironic sidelight was that Mathewson (or his ghostwriter) had criticized Marquard in his newspaper column after Game 2, for giving up the gopher ball, only to fall victim himself the very next day. Baker was swinging a hot bat in general, going 9 for 24 to lead all batters in the Series with a .375 average.

The six consecutive days of rain between Games 3 and 4 caused the longest delay between World Series games until the 1989 earthquake-interrupted Series, which incidentally featured the same two franchises, albeit on the west coast.


1911 World Series-Game 1

Date Oct. 14th, 1911
Location Brush Stadium(Polo Grounds V)
Attendance 38,281

1911 World Series Game 1-Line Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Philadelphia 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 2
New York 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 x 2 5 0


1911 World Series Game 1-Box Score

Philadelphia Athletics 1, New York Giants 2

Philadelphia Athletics New York Giants
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Lord lf 4 0 0 0 DeVore lf 3 0 1 1
Oldring cf 4 0 2 0 Doyle 2b 3 0 1 0
Collins 2b 3 0 0 0 Snodgrass cf 2 1 0 0
Baker 3b 4 1 2 0 Murray rf 3 0 0 0
Murphy rf 3 0 0 0 Merkle 1b 4 0 1 0
Davis 1b 4 0 1 1 Herzog 3b 3 0 0 0
Barry ss 3 0 0 0 Fletcher ss 4 0 0 0
Thomas c 3 0 0 0 Meyers c 3 1 1 0
Bender p 3 0 1 0 Mathewson p 3 0 1 0
Total 31 1 6 1 Total 28 2 5 1
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Philadelphia 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 2
New York 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 x 2 5 0
Philadelphia Athletics IP H R ER BB SO
Bender L(0-1) 8.0 5 2 1 4 11
Total 8.0 5 2 1 4 11
New York Giants IP H R ER BB SO
Mathewson W(1-0) 9.0 6 1 1 1 5
Total 9.0 6 1 1 1 5

E–Collins (1), Baker (1). PB–Meyers (1). 2B–Philadelphia Oldring 2 (2,off Mathewson 2), New York Meyers (1,off Bender); Devore (1,off Bender). SH–Murphy (1,off Mathewson); Murray (1,off Bender). HBP–Snodgrass (1,by Bender). CS–Baker (1,2nd base by Mathewson/Meyers); Snodgrass 2 (2,3rd base by Bender/Thomas,Home by Bender/Thomas). SB–Doyle (1,2nd base off Bender/Thomas). HBP–Bender (1,Snodgrass). U-HP–Bill Klem (NL), 1B–Bill Dinneen (AL), 2B–Bill Brennan (NL), 3B–Tom Connolly (AL). T–2:12. A–38,281.


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1911 World Series-Game 2

Date Oct. 16th, 1911
Location Shibe Park
Attendance 26,286

1911 World Series Game 2-Line Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 3
Philadelphia 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 x 3 4 0


1911 World Series Game 2-Box Score

New York Giants 1, Philadelphia Athletics 3

New York Giants Philadelphia Athletics
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
DeVore lf 4 0 0 0 Lord lf 4 1 1 0
Doyle 2b 4 0 0 0 Oldring cf 3 0 0 0
Snodgrass cf 3 0 2 0 Collins 2b 3 1 2 0
Murray rf 4 0 0 0 Baker 3b 3 1 1 2
Merkle 1b 3 0 1 0 Murphy rf 3 0 0 0
Herzog 3b 3 1 1 0 Davis 1b 3 0 0 0
Fletcher ss 3 0 0 0 Barry ss 3 0 0 0
Meyers c 3 0 1 1 Thomas c 3 0 0 0
Marquard p 2 0 0 0 Plank p 3 0 0 0
Crandall ph,p 1 0 0 0 - - - - -
Total 30 1 5 1 Total 28 3 4 2
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 3
Philadelphia 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 x 3 4 0
New York Giants IP H R ER BB SO
Marquard L(0-1) 7.0 4 3 2 0 4
Crandall 1.0 0 0 0 0 2
Total 8.0 4 3 2 0 6
Philadelphia Athletics IP H R ER BB SO
Plank W(1-0) 9.0 5 1 1 0 8
Total 9.0 5 1 1 0 8

E–Devore (1), Murray (1), Merkle (1). 2B–New York Herzog (1,off Plank), Philadelphia Collins (1,off Marquard). HR–Philadelphia Baker (1,6th inning off Marquard 1 on, 2 out). HBP–Snodgrass (2,by Plank). SH–Oldring (1,off Marquard). WP–Marquard (1). HBP–Plank (1,Snodgrass). U-HP–Tom Connolly (AL), 1B–Bill Brennan (NL), 2B–Bill Klem (NL), 3B–Bill Dinneen (AL). T–1:52. A–26,286.


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1911 World Series-Game 3

Date Oct. 17th, 1911
Location Brush Stadium(Polo Grounds v)
Attendance 37,216

1911 World Series Game 3-Line Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R H E
Philadelphia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 3 9 2
New York 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 5


1911 World Series Game 3-Box Score

Philadelphia Athletics 3, New York Giants 2

Philadelphia Athletics New York Giants
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Lord lf 5 0 0 0 DeVore lf 4 0 0 1
Oldring cf 5 0 0 0 Doyle 2b 4 0 0 0
Collins 2b 5 1 2 0 Snodgrass cf 3 0 0 0
Baker 3b 5 2 2 1 Murray rf 2 0 0 0
Murphy rf 5 0 0 1 Merkle 1b 3 0 0 0
Davis 1b 5 0 2 1 Herzog 3b 3 1 1 0
Barry ss 3 0 2 0 Fletcher ss 4 0 0 0
Lapp c 4 0 1 0 Meyers c 4 1 1 0
Coombs 4 0 0 0 Mathewson p 3 0 1 0
- - - - - Becker ph 1 0 0 0
Total 41 3 9 3 Total 31 2 3 1
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R H E
Philadelphia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 3 9 1
New York 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 5
Philadelphia Athletics IP H R ER BB SO
Coombs W(1-0) 11.0 3 2 1 4 7
Total 11.0 3 2 1 4 7
New York Giants IP H R ER BB SO
Mathewson L(1-1) 11.0 9 3 1 0 3
Total 11.0 9 3 1 0 3

E–Collins (2), Herzog 3 (3), Fletcher 2 (2). DP–New York 1. 2B–Philadelphia Barry (1,off Mathewson), New York Herzog (2,off Coombs). HR–Philadelphia Baker (2,9th inning off Mathewson 0 on, 1 out). SH–Barry (1,off Mathewson); Murray (2,off Coombs). SB–Barry (1,2nd base off Mathewson/Meyers); Collins (1,2nd base off Mathewson/Meyers). CS–Davis (1,2nd base by Mathewson/Meyers); Devore (1,2nd base by Coombs/Lapp); Herzog (1,2nd base by Coombs/Lapp); Merkle (1,2nd base by Coombs/Lapp); Becker (1,2nd base by Coombs/Lapp). U-HP–Bill Brennan (NL), 1B–Tom Connolly (AL), 2B–Bill Klem (NL), 3B–Bill Dinneen (AL). T–2:25. A–37,216.


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1911 World Series-Game 4

Date Oct. 24th, 1911
Location Shibe Park
Attendance 24,355

1911 World Series Game 4-Line Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 7 3
Philadelphia 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 x 4 11 1


1911 World Series Game 4-Box Score

New York Giants 2, Philadelphia Athletics 4

New York Giants Philadelphia Athletics
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
DeVore lf 4 1 2 0 Lord lf 4 0 1 0
Doyle 2b 3 1 1 1 Oldring cf 3 0 0 0
Snodgrass cf 3 0 0 1 Collins 2b 3 1 2 0
Murray rf 4 0 0 0 Baker 3b 3 1 2 1
Merkle 1b 4 0 1 0 Murphy rf 4 1 2 1
Herzog 3b 4 0 0 0 Davis 1b 4 1 1 1
Fletcher ss 4 0 2 0 Barry ss 4 0 3 0
Meyers c 4 0 1 0 Thomas c 3 0 0 1
Mathewson p 1 0 0 0 Bender p 4 0 0 0
Becker ph 1 0 0 0 - - - - -
Wiltse p 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Total 32 2 7 2 Total 32 4 11 4
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 7 3
Philadelphia 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 x 4 11 1
New York Giants IP H R ER BB SO
Mathewson L(1-2) 7.0 10 4 4 1 5
Wiltse 1.0 1 0 0 0 1
Total 8.0 11 4 4 1 6
Philadelphia Athletics IP H R ER BB SO
Bender W(1-1) 9.0 7 2 2 2 4
Total 9.0 7 2 2 2 4

E–Murray (2), Fletcher (3), Mathewson (1), Baker (2). DP–Philadelphia 1. 2B–New York Meyers (2,off Bender); Merkle (1,off Bender), Philadelphia Murphy 2 (2,off Mathewson 2); Baker 2 (2,off Mathewson 2); Davis (1,off Mathewson); Barry 2 (3,off Mathewson,off Wiltse). 3B–New York Doyle (1,off Bender). SF–Snodgrass (1,off Bender); Thomas (1,off Mathewson). SH–Oldring (2,off Mathewson); Collins (1,off Mathewson). IBB–Baker (1,by Mathewson). CS–Murphy (1,Home by Mathewson/Meyers). IBB–Mathewson (1,Baker). U-HP–Bill Dinneen (AL), 1B–Bill Klem (NL), 2B–Tom Connolly (AL), 3B–Bill Brennan (NL). T–1:49. A–24,355.


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1911 World Series-Game 5

Date Oct. 25th, 1911
Location Brush Stadium (Polo Grounds V)
Attendance 33,228

1911 World Series Game 5-Line Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Philadelphia 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 7 1
New York 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 4 9 2


1911 World Series Game 5-Box Score

Philadelphia Athletics 3, New York Giants 4

New York Giants Philadelphia Athletics
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Lord lf 5 0 0 0 DeVore lf 5 0 1 1
Oldring cf 5 1 2 3 Doyle 2b 5 1 4 0
Collins 2b 3 0 0 0 Snodgrass cf 4 0 0 0
Baker 3b 4 0 0 0 Murray rf 5 0 0 0
Murphy rf 4 0 1 0 Merkle 1b 2 1 0 1
Davis 1b 4 0 0 0 Herzog 3b 4 0 1 0
Barry ss 4 0 1 0 Fletcher ss 4 1 1 0
Lapp c 4 1 1 0 Meyers c 3 0 1 1
Coombs p 4 1 2 0 Marquard p 0 0 0 0
Strunk pr 0 0 0 0 Becker ph 1 0 0 0
Plank p 0 0 0 0 Ames 1 0 0 0
- - - - - Crandall ph,p 1 1 1 1
Total 37 3 7 3 Total 35 4 9 4
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Philadelphia 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 7 1
New York 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 4 9 2
Philadelphia Athletics IP H R ER BB SO
Coombs 9.0 8 3 2 2 9
Plank L(1-1) 0.2 1 1 1 0 0
Total 9.2 9 4 3 2 9
New York Giants IP H R ER BB SO
Marquard 3.0 3 3 0 1 2
Ames 4.0 2 0 0 0 2
Crandall W(1-0) 3.0 2 0 0 0 0
Total 10.0 7 3 0 1 4

E–Collins (3), Doyle (1), Fletcher (4). DP–Philadelphia 1, New York 1. 2B–New York Doyle 2 (2,off Coombs,off Plank); Fletcher (1,off Coombs); Crandall (1,off Coombs). HR–Philadelphia Oldring (1,3rd inning off Marquard 2 on, 2 out). SH–Snodgrass (1,off Coombs). SF–Meyers (1,off Coombs); Merkle (1,off Plank). HBP–Merkle (1,by Coombs). SB–Collins (2,2nd base off Marquard/Meyers); Barry (2,2nd base off Ames/Meyers); Herzog (1,2nd base off Coombs/Lapp); Doyle (2,2nd base off Coombs/Lapp). CS–Murphy (2,2nd base by Marquard/Meyers); Barry (1,2nd base by Crandall/Meyers); Meyers (1,2nd base by Coombs/Lapp); Devore (2,2nd base by Coombs/Lapp). WP–Crandall (1). HBP–Coombs (1,Merkle). U-HP–Bill Klem (NL), 1B–Bill Dinneen (AL), 2B–Tom Connolly (AL), 3B–Bill Brennan (NL). T–2:33. A–33,228.


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1911 World Series-Game 6

Date Oct. 26th, 1911
Location Shibe Park
Attendance 20,485

1911 World Series Game 6-Line Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 4 3
Philadelphia 0 0 1 4 0 1 7 0 x 13 13 5


1911 World Series Game 6-Box Score

New York Giants 2, Philadelphia Athletics 13

New York Giants Philadelphia Athletics
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
DeVore lf 4 0 0 0 Lord lf 5 1 3 1
Doyle 2b 4 1 1 0 Oldring cf 5 1 1 0
Snodgrass cf 4 0 0 0 Collins 2b 4 1 0 1
Murray rf 3 0 0 0 Baker 3b 5 2 2 1
Merkle 1b 4 0 0 0 Murphy rf 4 3 4 1
Herzog 3b 4 1 1 0 Davis 1b 4 2 1 2
Fletcher ss 4 0 0 1 McInnis 1b 0 0 0 0
Meyers c 3 0 1 0 Barry ss 2 2 1 2
Wilson c 1 0 0 0 Thomas 3 1 1 0
Ames p 1 0 1 0 Bender p 4 0 0 0
Crandall ph 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Wiltse p 1 0 0 0 - - - - -
Marquard p 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Total 33 2 4 1 Total 36 13 13 8
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 4 3
Philadelphia 0 0 1 4 0 1 7 0 x 13 13 5
New York Giants IP H R ER BB SO
Ames L(0-1) 4.0 4 5 2 1 4
Wiltse 2.1 7 8 7 0 1
Marquard 1.2 2 0 0 0 2
Total 8.0 13 13 9 1 7
Philadelphia Athletics IP H R ER BB SO
Bender W(2-1) 9.0 4 2 0 2 5
Total 9.0 4 2 0 2 5

E–Murray (3), Merkle (2), Ames (1), Oldring (1), Murphy (1), Barry 3 (3). 2B–New York Doyle (3,off Bender), Philadelphia Lord 2 (2,off Ames,off Marquard); Murphy (3,off Wiltse); Barry (4,off Wiltse). SH–Barry (2,off Ames); Collins (2,off Wiltse). SF–Barry (1,off Wiltse). CS–Devore (3,2nd base by Bender/Thomas); Thomas (1,2nd base by Marquard/Meyers). WP–Marquard (2), Bender (1). U-HP–Tom Connolly (AL), 1B–Bill Brennan (NL), 2B–Bill Klem (NL), 3B–Bill Dinneen (AL). T–2:12. A–20,485.


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1911 World Series

New York Giants Team Hitting Stats

Players Name Pos GM AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI Avg BB SO SB
Red Ames p 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .500 0 1 0
Beals Becker ph 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Doc Crandall p 3 2 1 1 0 0 1 1 .500 2 0 0
Josh DeVore of 6 24 4 1 0 0 1 3 .167 1 8 0
Larry Doyle 2b 6 23 7 3 1 0 3 1 .304 2 1 2
Art Fletcher ss 6 23 3 1 0 0 1 1 .130 0 4 0
Buck Herzog 3b 6 21 4 2 0 0 3 0 .190 2 3 2
Rube Marquard P 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 2 0
Christy Mathewson p 3 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 .286 1 3 0
Fred Merkle 1b 6 20 3 1 0 0 1 1 .150 2 6 0
Chief Meyers c 6 20 6 2 0 0 2 2 .300 0 3 0
Red Murray of 6 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 2 5 0
Fred Snodgrass of 6 19 2 0 0 0 1 1 .105 2 7 0
Art Wilson c 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Hooks Wiltse p 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 1 0
AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI Avg BB SO SB
Total 189 33 11 1 0 13 10 .175 14 44 4



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New York Giants Team Pitching Stats

Players Name W L G GS CG S SH IP ERA H SO ER BB
Red Ames 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 8.0 2.25 6 6 2 1
Doc Crandall 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 4.0 0.00 2 2 0 0
Rube Marquard 0 1 3 2 0 0 0 11.2 1.54 9 8 2 1
Christy Mathewson 1 2 3 3 2 0 0 27.0 2.00 25 13 6 2
Hooks Wiltse 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 3.1 18.90 8 2 7 0
W L G GS CG S SH IP ERA H SO ER BB
Total 2 4 12 6 2 0 0 54.0 2.83 50 31 17 4

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Philadelphia Athletics Team Hitting Stats

Players Name Pos G AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI Avg BB SO SB
Frank Baker 3b 6 24 9 2 0 2 7 5 .375 1 5 0
Jack Barry ss 6 19 7 4 0 0 2 2 .368 0 2 2
Chief Bender p 3 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 .091 0 1 0
Eddie Collins 2b 6 21 6 1 0 0 4 1 .286 2 2 2
Jack Coombs p 2 8 2 1 0 0 1 0 .250 0 0 0
Harry Davis 1b 6 24 5 1 0 0 3 5 .208 0 3 0
Jack Lapp c 2 8 2 0 0 0 1 0 .250 0 1 0
Bris Lord of 6 27 5 2 0 0 2 1 .185 0 5 0
Stuffy McInnis 1b 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Danny Murphy of 6 23 7 3 0 0 4 3 .304 0 3 0
Rube Oldring of 6 25 5 2 0 1 2 3 .200 0 5 0
Eddie Plank p 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 2 0
Amos Strunk pr 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Ira Thomas c 4 12 1 0 0 0 1 1 .083 1 2 0
Pos G AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI Avg BB SO SB
Total 205 50 15 0 3 27 21 .244 4 31 4

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1911 World Series

Philadelphia Athletics Team Pitching Stats

Players Name W L G GS CG S SH IP ERA H SO ER BB
Chief Bender 2 1 3 3 3 0 0 26.0 1.04 16 20 3 8
Jack Coombs 1 0 2 2 1 0 0 20.0 1.35 11 16 3 6
Eddie Plank 1 1 2 1 1 0 0 9.2 1.86 6 8 2 0
W L G GS CG S SH IP ERA H SO ER BB
Total 4 2 7 6 5 0 0 55.2 1.29 33 44 8 14