1917 World Series

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1917 World Series Program


In the 1917 World Series, the Chicago White Sox beat the New York Giants four games to two. The Series was played against the backdrop of World War I, which dominated the American newspapers that year and next.

The strong Chicago White Sox club had finished the 1917 season with a 100–54 record: their first and only one-hundred win season in franchise history as of 2008. The Sox's next World Series winner in 2005 would finish the regular season with a 99–63 record

The Sox won Game 1 of the Series in Chicago 2–1 behind a complete game by Eddie Cicotte. Happy Felsch hit a home run in the fourth inning that provided the winning margin. The Sox beat the Giants in Game 2 by a score of 7–2 behind another complete game effort by Red Faber to take a 2–0 lead in the series.

Back in New York for Game 3, Cicotte again threw a complete game, but the Sox could not muster a single run against Giants starter Rube Benton and lost 2–0. In Game 4 the Sox were shut out again 5–0 by Ferdie Schupp. Faber threw another complete game, but the Series was even going back to Chicago even at 2–2.

Reb Russell started Game 5 in Chicago, but only faced three batters before giving way to Cicotte. Going into the bottom of the seventh inning, Chicago was down 5–2, but they rallied to score three in the seventh and three in the eighth to win 8–5. Faber pitched the final two innings for the win. In Game 6 the Sox took an early 3–0 lead and on the strength of another complete game victory from Faber (his third of the Series) won 4–2 and clinched the World Championship. Eddie Collins was the hitting hero, batting .409 over the six game series while Cicotte and Faber combined to pitch 50 out of a total 52 World Series innings to lead the staff.

The decisive game underscored the Giants' post-season frustrations, featuring a famous rundown in which Giants' third baseman Heinie Zimmerman futilely chased the speedy Eddie Collins toward home plate with apparently no one to throw to. Two years before the issue of baseball betting reached its peak, Zimmerman found himself having to publicly deny purposely allowing the run to score, i.e. to deny that he had "thrown" the game. Zimmerman would eventually be banned for life due to various accusations of corruption. Conventional wisdom has it that Collins was much faster than Zimmerman, but existing photos of the play show that Zimmerman was only a step or two behind Collins, who actually slid across the plate while Zim jumped over him to avoid trampling him.

The great athlete Jim Thorpe, better known for football in general, made his only World Series "appearance" during Game 5, where he was listed in the lineup card as starting in right field; but for his turn at bat in the top of the first inning he was replaced by a left-handed hitting Dave Robertson.

The White Sox, who were essentially dismantled following the 1920 season by baseball commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis due to the Black Sox Scandal in the 1919 World Series, did not win another World Series until 2005.


1917 World Series-Game 1

Date Oct. 6th, 1917
Location Comiskey Park
Attendance 32,000

1917 World Series Game 1-Line Score

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


1917 World Series Game 1-Box Score

New York Giants 1, Chicago White Sox 2

New York Giants Chicago White Sox
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Burns lf 3 0 1 0 Collins S. rf 4 1 3 0
Herzog 2b 4 0 1 0 McMullin 3b 3 0 1 1
Kauff cf 4 0 0 0 Collins 2b 3 0 0 0
Zimmerman 3b 4 0 0 0 Jackson lf 3 0 0 0
Fletcher ss 4 0 0 0 Felsch cf 3 1 1 1
Robertson rf 4 0 1 0 Gandil 1b 3 0 1 0
Holke 1b 3 0 2 0 Weaver ss 3 0 0 0
McCarty c 3 1 1 0 Schalk c 3 0 0 0
Sallee p 3 0 1 1 Cicotte p 3 0 1 0
Total 32 1 7 1 Total 28 2 7 2
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 7 1
Chicago 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 x 2 7 1
New York Giants IP H R ER BB SO
Sallee L(0-1) 8.0 7 2 2 0 2
Total 8.0 7 2 2 0 2
Chicago White Sox IP H R ER BB SO
Cicotte W(1-0) 9.0 7 1 1 1 2
Total 9.0 7 1 1 1 2

E–McCarty (1), Weaver (1). DP–Chicago 1. 2B–New York Robertson (1,off Cicotte), Chicago McMullin (1,off Sallee); S Collins (1,off Sallee). 3B–New York McCarty (1,off Cicotte). HR–Chicago Felsch (1,4th inning off Sallee 0 on, 1 out). SH–McMullin (1,off Sallee). SB–Burns (1,2nd base off Cicotte/Schalk); Gandil (1,2nd base off Sallee/McCarty). CS–McMullin (1,2nd base by Sallee/McCarty). U-HP–Silk O'Loughlin (AL), 1B–Bill Klem (NL), 2B–Cy Rigler (NL), 3B–Jim Evans (AL). T–1:48. A–32,000.


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1917 World Series-Game 2

Date Oct. 7th, 1917
Location Comiskey Park
Attendance 32,000

1917 World Series Game 2-Line Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 8 1
Chicago 0 2 0 5 0 0 0 0 x 7 14 1


1917 World Series Game 2-Box Score

New York Giants 2, Chicago White Sox 7

New York Giants Chicago White Sox
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Burns lf 3 0 1 0 Collins S. rf 1 0 0 0
Herzog 2b 4 0 0 0 Leibold ph,rf 3 1 1 1
Kauff cf 4 0 0 0 McMullin 3b 5 1 1 1
Zimmerman 3b 4 0 0 0 Collins 2b 4 1 2 1
Fletcher ss 4 0 1 0 Jackson lf 3 1 3 2
Robertson rf 3 1 2 0 Felsch cf 4 1 1 0
Holke 1b 3 1 1 0 Gandil 1b 4 0 1 1
McCarty c 1 0 1 1 Weaver ss 4 1 3 1
Rariden c 2 0 1 0 Schalk c 4 1 1 0
Schupp p 1 0 0 0 Faber p 3 0 1 0
Anderson p 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Perritt p 1 0 0 0 - - - - -
Wilhoit ph 1 0 0 0 - - - - -
Tesreau p 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Total 31 2 8 1 Total 35 7 14 7
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 8 1
Chicago 0 2 0 5 0 0 0 0 x 7 14 1
New York Giants IP H R ER BB SO
Schupp 1.1 4 2 2 1 2
Anderson L(0-1) 2.0 5 4 4 0 3
Perritt 3.2 5 1 1 1 0
Tesreau 1.0 0 0 0 1 1
Total 8.0 14 7 7 3 6
Chicago White Sox IP H R ER BB SO
Faber W(1-0) 9.0 8 2 2 1 1
Total 9.0 8 2 2 1 1

E–Fletcher (1), Schalk (1). DP–New York 1, Chicago 3. CS–Holke (1,2nd base by Faber/Schalk); Weaver (1,2nd base by Perritt/Rariden); Leibold (1,2nd base by Tesreau/Rariden). SB–Jackson (1,2nd base off Anderson/McCarty); E Collins 2 (2,2nd base off Perritt/Rariden,3rd base off Perritt/Rariden). U-HP–Jim Evans (AL), 1B–Cy Rigler (NL), 2B–Bill Klem (NL), 3B–Silk O'Loughlin (AL). T–2:13. A–32,000.


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1917 World Series-Game 3

Date Oct. 10th, 1917
Location Polo Grounds
Attendance 33,616

1917 World Series Game 3-Line Score

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


1917 World Series Game 3-Box Score

Chicago White Sox 0, New York Giants 2

Chicago White Sox New York Giants
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Collins S. rf 4 0 0 0 Burns lf 4 0 1 1
McMullin 3b 4 0 0 0 Herzog 2b 4 0 1 0
Collins 2b 4 0 2 0 Kauff cf 4 0 0 0
Jackson lf 4 0 0 0 Zimmerman 3b 4 0 1 0
Felsch cf 3 0 1 0 Fletcher ss 4 0 0 0
Gandil 1b 3 0 0 0 Robertson rf 4 1 3 0
Weaver ss 3 0 2 0 Holke 1b 4 1 1 1
Schalk c 3 0 0 0 Rariden c 2 0 1 0
Cicotte p 3 0 0 0 Benton p 3 0 0 0
Total 31 0 5 0 Total 33 2 8 2
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chicago 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 3
New York 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 x 2 8 2
Chicago White Sox IP H R ER BB SO
Cicotte L(1-1) 8.0 8 2 2 0 8
Total 8.0 8 2 2 0 8
New York Giants IP H R ER BB SO
Benton W(1-0) 9.0 5 0 0 0 5
Total 9.0 5 0 0 0 5

E–S Collins 2 (2), Cicotte (1), Fletcher (2), Holke (1). DP–New York 1. 2B–Chicago Weaver (1,off Benton), New York Holke (1,off Cicotte). 3B–New York Robertson (1,off Cicotte). SH–Rariden (1,off Cicotte). CS–Weaver (2,2nd base by Benton/Rariden); Schalk (1,2nd base by Benton/Rariden). SB–Robertson (1,2nd base off Cicotte/Schalk). U-HP–Bill Klem (NL), 1B–Silk O'Loughlin (AL), 2B–Jim Evans (AL), 3B–Cy Rigler (NL). T–1:55. A–33,616.


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1917 World Series-Game 4

Date Oct. 11th, 1917
Location Polo Grounds
Attendance 27,746

1917 World Series Game 4-Line Score

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


1917 World Series Game 4-Box Score

Chicago White Sox 0, New York Giants 5

Chicago White Sox New York Giants
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Collins S. rf 4 0 2 0 Burns lf 4 0 1 0
McMullin 3b 4 0 1 0 Herzog 2b 3 1 1 0
Collins 2b 3 0 1 0 Kauff cf 4 2 2 3
Jackson lf 4 0 0 0 Zimmerman 3b 4 0 1 0
Felsch cf 4 0 0 0 Fletcher ss 4 1 2 0
Gandil 1b 4 0 1 0 Robertson rf 3 1 1 0
Weaver ss 3 0 0 0 Holke 1b 2 0 1 0
Schalk c 3 0 2 0 Rariden c 3 0 0 1
Faber p 2 0 0 0 Schupp p 3 0 1 1
Risberg ph 1 0 0 0 - - - - -
Danforth p 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Total 32 0 7 0 Total 30 5 10 5
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chicago 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
New York 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 2 x 5 10 1
Chicago White Sox IP H R ER BB SO
Faber L(1-1) 7.0 7 3 3 0 3
Danforth 1.0 3 2 2 0 2
Total 8.0 10 5 5 0 5
New York Giants IP H R ER BB SO
Schupp W(1-0) 9.0 7 0 0 1 7
Total 9.0 7 0 0 1 7

E–Herzog (1). DP–Chicago 1, New York 1. 2B–Chicago E Collins (1,off Schupp). 3B–New York Zimmerman (1,off Danforth). HR–New York Kauff 2 (2,4th inning off Faber 0 on, 2 out,8th inning off Danforth 1 on, 1 out). SH–Herzog (1,off Faber). HBP–Holke (1,by Faber). SB–E Collins (3,3rd base off Schupp/Rariden). CS–S Collins (1,2nd base by Schupp/Rariden); Zimmerman (1,Home by Danforth/Schalk). WP–Faber (1). HBP–Faber (1,Holke). U-HP–Cy Rigler (NL), 1B–Jim Evans (AL), 2B–Silk O'Loughlin (AL), 3B–Bill Klem (NL). T–2:09. A–27,746.


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1917 World Series-Game 5

Date Oct. 13th, 1917
Location Comiskey Park
Attendance 27,323

1917 World Series Game 5-Line Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 2 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 5 12 3
Chicago 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 3 x 8 14 6

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1917 World Series Game 5-Box Score

New York Giants 5, Chicago White Sox 8

New York Giants Chicago White Sox
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Burns lf 4 2 1 1 Collins S. rf 5 1 1 0
Herzog 2b 5 0 1 0 McMullin 3b 3 0 0 0
Kauff cf 5 0 2 2 Collins 2b 4 2 3 1
Zimmerman 3b 5 1 1 0 Jackson lf 5 2 3 0
Fletcher ss 5 1 1 0 Felsch cf 5 1 3 2
Thorpe rf 0 0 0 0 Gandil 1b 5 1 1 2
Robertson ph,rf 5 0 3 1 Weaver ss 4 1 1 0
Holke 1b 5 0 0 0 Schalk c 3 0 1 0
Rariden c 3 1 3 1 Russell p 0 0 0 0
Sallee p 3 0 0 0 Cicotte p 1 0 0 0
Perritt p 0 0 0 0 Risberg ph 1 0 1 1
- - - - - Williams p 0 0 0 0
- - - - - Lynn ph 1 0 0 0
- - - - - Faber p 0 0 0 0
Total 40 5 12 5 Total 37 8 14 6
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 2 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 5 12 3
Chicago 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 3 x 8 14 6
New York Giants IP H R ER BB SO
Sallee L(0-2) 7.1 13 8 7 4 2
Perritt 0.2 1 0 0 0 0
Total 8.0 14 8 7 4 2
Chicago White Sox IP H R ER BB SO
Russell 0.0 2 2 2 1 0
Cicotte 6.0 8 2 1 1 3
Williams 1.0 2 1 1 0 3
Faber W(2-1) 2.0 0 0 0 0 1
Total 9.0 12 5 4 2 7

E–Herzog (2), Zimmerman (1), Fletcher (3), S Collins (3), Gandil (1), Weaver 3 (4), Williams (1). DP–Chicago 2. 2B–New York Kauff (1,off Russell); Fletcher (1,off Williams), Chicago Felsch (1,off Sallee); Gandil (1,off Sallee). SH–Sallee (1,off Cicotte); McMullin (2,off Sallee). IBB–Rariden (1,by Cicotte). SB–Robertson (2,2nd base off Cicotte/Schalk); Kauff (1,2nd base off Cicotte/Schalk); Schalk (1,2nd base off Sallee/Rariden). CS–Felsch (1,2nd base by Perritt/Rariden). IBB–Cicotte (1,Rariden). U-HP–Silk O'Loughlin (AL), 1B–Bill Klem (NL), 2B–Cy Rigler (NL), 3B–Jim Evans (AL). T–2:37. A–27,323.


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1917 World Series-Game 6

Date Oct. 15th, 1917
Location Polo Grounds
Attendance 33,969

1917 World Series Game 6-Line Score

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

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1917 World Series Game 6-Box Score

Chicago White Sox 4, New York Giants 2

Chicago White Sox New York Giants
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Collins S. rf 3 0 0 0 Burns lf 4 1 0 0
Leibold ph,rf 2 0 1 1 Herzog 2b 4 0 2 2
McMullin 3b 5 0 0 0 Kauff cf 4 0 0 0
Collins 2b 4 1 1 0 Zimmerman 3b 4 0 0 0
Jackson lf 4 1 1 0 Fletcher ss 4 0 1 0
Felsch cf 3 1 0 0 Robertson rf 3 0 1 0
Gandil 1b 4 0 2 2 Holke 1b 4 0 1 0
Weaver ss 4 1 1 0 Rariden c 3 1 0 0
Schalk c 3 0 1 0 Benton p 1 0 0 0
Faber p 2 0 0 0 Wilhoit ph 0 0 0 0
- - - - - Perritt p 1 0 1 0
- - - - - McCarty ph 1 0 0 0
Total 34 4 7 3 Total 33 2 6 2
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chicago 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 4 7 1
New York 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 6 3
Chicago White Sox IP H R ER BB SO
Faber W(3-1) 9.0 6 2 2 2 4
Total 9.0 6 2 2 2 4
New York Giants IP H R ER BB SO
Benton L(1-1) 5.0 4 3 0 1 3
Perritt 4.0 3 1 1 2 3
Total 9.0 7 4 1 3 6

E–Schalk (2), Kauff (1), Zimmerman (2), Robertson (1). PB–Schalk (1). 2B–New York Holke (2,off Faber). 3B–New York Herzog (1,off Faber). SH–Faber (1,off Perritt). HBP–Robertson (1,by Faber). CS–Felsch (2,2nd base by Perritt/Rariden). HBP–Faber (2,Robertson). U-HP–Bill Klem (NL), 1B–Silk O'Loughlin (AL), 2B–Jim Evans (AL), 3B–Cy Rigler (NL). T–2:18. A–33,969.


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New York Giants Team Hitting Stats

Players Name Pos GM AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI Avg BB SO SB
Fred Anderson p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 1 0
Rube Benton p 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 3 0
George Burns of 6 22 5 0 0 0 3 2 .227 3 6 1
Art Fletcher ss 6 25 5 1 0 0 2 0 .200 0 2 0
Buck Herzog 2b 6 24 6 0 1 0 1 2 .250 0 4 0
Walter Holke 1b 6 21 6 2 0 0 2 1 .286 0 6 0
Benny Kauff of 6 25 4 1 0 2 2 5 .160 0 2 1
Lew McCarty c 3 5 2 0 1 0 1 1 .400 0 0 0
Pol Perritt p 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 0
Bill Rariden c 5 13 5 0 0 0 2 2 .385 2 1 0
Dave Robertson of 6 22 11 1 1 0 3 1 .500 0 0 2
Slim Sallee p 2 6 1 0 0 0 0 1 .167 0 2 0
Ferdie Schupp p 2 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 .250 0 1 0
Jeff Tesreau p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Jim Thorpe of 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Joe Wilhoit ph 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 1 0 0
Heinie Zimmerman 3b 6 25 3 0 1 0 1 0 .120 0 0 0
AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI Avg BB SO SB
Total 199 51 5 4 2 17 16 .256 6 27 4

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1917 World Series

New York Giants Team Pitching Stats

Players Name W L G GS CG S SH IP ERA H SO ER BB
Fred Anderson 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2.0 18.00 5 3 4 0
Rube Benton 1 1 2 2 1 0 1 14.0 0.00 9 8 0 1
Pol Perritt 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 8.1 1.08 9 3 1 3
Slim Sallee 0 2 2 2 1 0 0 15.1 5.28 20 4 9 4
Ferdie Schupp 1 0 2 2 1 0 1 10.1 1.74 11 9 2 2
Jeff Tesreau 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.0 0.00 0 1 0 1
W L G GS CG S SH IP ERA H SO ER BB
Total 2 4 11 6 3 0 0 51.0 2.82 54 28 16 11

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1917 World Series

Chicago White Sox Team Hitting Stats

Players Name Pos G AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI Avg BB SO SB
Eddie Cicotte p 3 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 .143 1 2 0
Eddie Collins 2b 6 22 9 1 0 0 4 2 .409 2 3 3
Shano Collins of 6 21 6 1 0 0 2 0 .286 0 2 0
Dave Danforth p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Red Faber p 4 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 .143 2 3 0
Happy Felsch of 6 22 6 1 0 1 4 3 .273 1 5 0
Chick Gandil 1b 6 23 6 1 0 0 1 5 .261 0 2 1
Joe Jackson of 6 23 7 0 0 0 4 2 .304 1 0 1
Nemo Leibold of 2 5 2 0 0 0 1 1 .400 1 1 0
Byrd Lynn ph 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 1 0
Fred McMullin 3b 6 24 3 1 0 0 1 2 .125 1 6 0
Swede Risberg ph 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 .500 0 0 0
Reb Russell p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Ray Schalk c 6 19 5 0 0 0 1 0 .263 2 1 1
Buck Weaver ss 6 21 7 1 0 0 3 1 .333 0 2 0
Lefty Williams p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Pos G AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI Avg BB SO SB
Total 197 54 6 0 1 21 17 .274 11 28 6

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1917 World Series

Chicago White Sox Team Pitching Stats

Players Name W L G GS CG S SH IP ERA H SO ER BB
Eddie Cicotte 1 1 3 2 2 0 0 23.0 1.96 23 13 5 2
Dave Danforth 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.0 18.00 3 2 2 0
Red Faber 3 1 4 3 2 0 0 27.0 2.33 21 9 7 3
Reb Russell 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.00 2 0 1 1
Lefty Williams 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.0 9.00 2 3 1 0
W L G GS CG S SH IP ERA H SO ER BB
Total 4 2 10 6 4 0 0 52.0 2.77 51 27 16 6

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