1923 World Series

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In the 1923 World Series, the New York Yankees beat the New York Giants in six games. This would be the first of the Yankees' 26 World Series championships (as of 2008). The home field alternated each game, a noted difference to the 2𣛨 format.

The Yankees opened their new Yankee Stadium in April on a home run by Babe Ruth, setting the tone for the season and this Series, in which Ruth hit three home runs along with drawing eight walks. In Game 2, second baseman, Aaron Ward hit a home run. The Giants' one bright spot was "Old Casey" Stengel, who hit game-winning homers in each of the two Giants' victories. In typically eccentric Stengel fashion, one of them was inside-the-park at the cavernous Yankee Stadium, and his shoe came loose during his run around the bases. Stengel was traded after the season, leading him to quip later in life, "It's a good thing I didn't hit three homers in three games, or McGraw would have traded me to the Three-I League!". A quarter century later, Stengel would take on the role of Yankees manager, and would guide the Bronx Bombers through one of their most successful eras.

In Game 6, The Yankees overcame the 41 deficit by staging a five-run rally in the eighth inning to clinch the series.

The three consecutive matchups between the Yankees and Giants (19211923) marked the only time (as of 2008), that three straight World Series featured the same two clubs.

Thanks to the large seating capacity of the new Yankee Stadium, coupled with expansion of the Polo Grounds the same year, the 1923 Series was the first to eclipse 300,000 in total attendance (301,430), averaging over 50,000 per game (50,238), with gate receipts over $1 million dollars ($1,063,815.00).

This was the third time that a team had inaugurated a new stadium with a World Series win, and would be the last until the St. Louis Cardinals victory in their new ballpark in 2006.

Neither Lou Gehrig, Bill Terry nor Hack Wilson played in the Series. These future Hall of Famers were each in their first season and had played no more than thirteen games in the regular season.


1923 World Series-Game 1

Date Oct. 10th, 1923
Location Yankee Stadium
Attendance 55,307

1923 World Series Game 1-Line Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York(NL) 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 8 0
New York(AL) 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 12 1


1923 World Series Game 1-Box Score

New York Giants 5, New York Yankees 4

New York Giants New York Yankees
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Bancroft ss 4 1 1 1 Witt cf 5 0 1 2
Groh 3b 4 1 2 2 Dugan 3b 4 0 1 1
Frisch 2b 4 0 1 1 Ruth rf 4 1 1 0
Youngs rf 3 0 0 0 Meusel lf 4 0 1 1
Meusel lf 4 0 0 0 Pipp 1b 4 0 2 0
Stengel cf 3 1 2 1 Ward 2b 4 1 2 0
Cunningham cf 0 0 0 0 Schang c 3 1 2 0
Kelly 1b 4 1 1 0 Scott ss 2 0 0 0
Gowdy c 0 0 0 0 Hendrick ph 1 0 0 0
Maguire pr 0 1 0 0 Johnson ss 0 0 0 0
Snyder c 2 0 0 0 Hoyt p 1 0 0 0
Watson p 0 0 0 0 Bush p 3 1 2 0
Bentley ph 1 0 1 0 - - - - -
Gearin pr 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Ryan p 2 0 0 0 - - - - -
Total 31 5 8 5 Total 35 4 12 4
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York(NL) 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 8 0
New York(AL) 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 12 1
New York Giants IP H R ER BB SO
Watson 2.0 4 3 3 1 1
Ryan W(1-0) 7.0 8 1 1 1 2
Total 9.0 12 4 4 2 3
New York Yankees IP H R ER BB SO
Hoyt 2.1 4 4 4 1 0
Bush L(0-1) 6.2 4 1 1 2 2
Total 9.0 8 5 5 3 2

E朣chang (1). DP朜ew York 2, New York 2. 2B朜ew York Meusel (1,off Watson); Bush (1,off Ryan); Schang (1,off Ryan). 3B朜ew York Groh (1,off Hoyt), New York Ruth (1,off Ryan); Dugan (1,off Ryan). HR朜ew York Stengel (1,9th inning off Bush 0 on, 2 out). SH朣cott (1,off Watson). SB朆ancroft (1,2nd base off Hoyt/Schang). CS朏risch (1,2nd base by Hoyt/Schang). WP朢yan (1). U-HP朖im Evans (AL), 1B朒ank O'Day (NL), 2B朌ick Nallin (AL), 3B朆ob Hart (NL). T2:05. A55,307.


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1923 World Series-Game 2

Date Oct. 11th, 1923
Location Polo Grounds V
Attendance 40,402

1923 World Series Game 2-Line Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York(AL) 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 4 10 0
New York(NL) 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 9 2


1923 World Series Game 2-Box Score

New York Yankees 4, New York Giants 2

New York Yankees New York Giants
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Witt cf 5 0 0 0 Bancroft ss 4 0 0 0
Dugan 3b 4 0 1 0 Groh 3b 3 1 1 0
Ruth rf 3 2 2 2 Frisch 2b 4 0 2 0
Meusel lf 4 0 1 0 Youngs rf 4 0 2 1
Pipp 1b 3 1 1 0 Meusel lf 4 1 2 1
Ward 2b 4 1 2 1 Cunningham cf 3 0 0 0
Schang c 4 0 1 0 Gowdy ph 1 0 0 0
Scott ss 4 0 2 1 Stengel cf 0 0 0 0
Pennock p 3 0 0 0 Kelly 1b 4 0 1 0
- - - - - Snyder c 4 0 0 0
- - - - - McQuillan p 1 0 0 0
- - - - - Bentley p 2 0 1 0
- - - - - Jackson ph 1 0 0 0
Total 34 4 10 4 Total 35 2 9 2
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York(AL) 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 4 10 0
New York(NL) 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 9 2
New York Yankees IP H R ER BB SO
Pennock W(1-0) 9.0 9 2 2 1 1
Total 9.0 9 2 2 1 1
New York Giants IP H R ER BB SO
McQuillan L(0-1) 3.2 5 3 3 2 1
Bentley 5.1 5 1 1 2 0
Total 9.0 10 4 4 4 1

E朰oungs 2 (2). DP朜ew York 1, New York 2. 2B朜ew York Dugan (1,off Bentley), New York Bentley (1,off Pennock). HR朜ew York Ward (1,2nd inning off McQuillan 0 on, 1 out); Ruth 2 (2,4th inning off McQuillan 0 on, 0 out,5th inning off Bentley 0 on, 1 out), New York Meusel (1,2nd inning off Pennock 0 on, 1 out). HBP朠ennock (1,by Bentley). HBP朆entley (1,Pennock). U-HP朒ank O'Day (NL), 1B朌ick Nallin (AL), 2B朆ob Hart (NL), 3B朖im Evans (AL). T2:08. A40,402.


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1923 World Series-Game 3

Date Oct. 12th, 1923
Location Yankee Stadium
Attendance 62,430

1923 World Series Game 3-Line Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York(NL) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 4 0
New York(AL) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1


1923 World Series Game 3-Box Score

New York Giants 1, New York Yankees 0

New York Giants New York Yankees
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Bancroft ss 3 0 0 0 Witt cf 4 0 1 0
Groh 3b 4 0 0 0 Dugan 3b 4 0 1 0
Frisch 2b 4 0 2 0 Ruth rf,1b 2 0 1 0
Youngs rf 4 0 0 0 Meusel lf 4 0 0 0
Meusel lf 4 0 0 0 Pipp 1b 2 0 0 0
Stengel cf 3 1 1 1 Haines rf 1 0 0 0
Kelly 1b 3 0 0 0 Ward 2b 4 0 1 0
Snyder c 3 0 0 0 Schang c 4 0 1 0
Nehf p 3 0 1 0 Scott ss 3 0 1 0
- - - - - Jones p 2 0 0 0
- - - - - Hofmann ph 1 0 0 0
- - - - - Bush p 0 0 0 0
Total 31 1 4 1 Total 31 0 6 0
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York(NL) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 4 0
New York(AL) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1
New York Giants IP H R ER BB SO
Nehf W(1-0) 9.0 6 0 0 3 4
Total 9.0 6 0 0 3 4
New York Yankees IP H R ER BB SO
Jones L(0-1) 8.0 4 1 1 2 3
Bush 1.0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 9.0 4 1 1 2 3

E朣cott (1). DP朜ew York 2, New York 1. 2B朜ew York Dugan (2,off Nehf). HR朜ew York Stengel (2,7th inning off Jones 0 on, 1 out). U-HP朌ick Nallin (AL), 1B朆ob Hart (NL), 2B朖im Evans (AL), 3B朒ank O'Day (NL). T2:05. A62,430.


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1923 World Series-Game 4

Date Oct. 13th, 1923
Location Polo Grounds V
Attendance 46,302

1923 World Series Game 4-Line Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York(AL) 0 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 13 1
New York(NL) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 4 13 1

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1923 World Series Game 4-Box Score

New York Yankees 8, New York Giants 4

New York Yankees New York Giants
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Witt cf 4 0 3 2 Bancroft ss 5 0 1 0
Dugan 3b 5 1 0 0 Groh 3b 3 0 0 0
Ruth rf 3 2 1 0 Frisch 2b 5 0 2 0
Meusel lf 5 0 1 2 Youngs rf 5 2 4 1
Pipp 1b 4 1 2 0 Meusel lf 5 1 1 0
Ward 2b 4 2 2 1 Stengel cf 2 1 2 1
Schang c 3 1 1 0 Cunningham ph 1 0 0 0
Scott ss 5 1 2 2 Kelly 1b 5 0 2 1
Shawkey p 3 0 1 1 Snyder c 4 0 0 1
Pennock p 1 0 0 0 Scott p 0 0 0 0
- - - - - Ryan p 0 0 0 0
- - - - - McQuillan p 2 0 0 0
- - - - - Bentley ph 1 0 1 0
- - - - - Maguire pr 0 0 0 0
- - - - - Jonnard p 0 0 0 0
- - - - - O'Connell ph 0 0 0 0
- - - - - Barnes p 0 0 0 0
Total 37 8 13 8 Total 38 4 13 4
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York(AL) 0 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 13 1
New York(NL) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 4 13 1
New York Yankees IP H R ER BB SO
Shawkey W(1-0) 7.2 12 3 3 4 2
Pennock SV(1) 1.1 1 1 1 0 1
Total 9.0 13 4 4 4 3
New York Giants IP H R ER BB SO
Scott L(0-1) 1.0 4 4 3 0 1
Ryan 0.2 2 2 0 1 0
McQuillan 5.1 6 2 2 2 2
Jonnard 1.0 1 0 0 1 0
Barnes 1.0 0 0 0 0 2
Total 9.0 13 8 5 4 5

E朢uth (1), Scott (1). DP朜ew York 2. 2B朜ew York Witt 2 (2,off Ryan,off McQuillan); Ruth (1,off Jonnard). 3B朜ew York Meusel (1,off Ryan). HR朜ew York Youngs (1,9th inning off Pennock 0 on, 0 out). SH朣chang 2 (2,off Scott,off McQuillan); Witt (1,off McQuillan). SF朣hawkey (1,off Ryan). U-HP朆ob Hart (NL), 1B朖im Evans (AL), 2B朒ank O'Day (NL), 3B朌ick Nallin (AL). T2:32. A46,302.


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1923 World Series-Game 5

Date Oct. 14th, 1923
Location Yankee Stadium
Attendance 62,817

1923 World Series Game 5-Line Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York(NL) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 2
New York(AL) 3 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 x 8 14 0

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1923 World Series Game 5-Box Score

New York Giants 1, New York Yankees 8

New York Giants New York Yankees
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Bancroft ss 4 0 0 0 Witt cf 4 1 1 0
Groh 3b 4 0 0 0 Dugan 3b 5 3 4 3
Frisch 2b 4 0 0 0 Ruth rf,1b 4 2 1 0
Youngs rf 3 0 0 0 Meusel lf 5 1 3 3
Meusel lf 4 1 3 0 Pipp 1b 3 0 0 2
Stengel cf 3 0 0 1 Ward 2b 4 0 2 0
Kelly 1b 2 0 0 0 Schang c 4 0 1 0
Gowdy c 3 0 0 0 Scott ss 4 0 1 0
Bentley p 0 0 0 0 Bush p 4 1 1 0
Scott p 1 0 0 0 - - - - -
Barnes p 1 0 0 0 - - - - -
O'Connell ph 1 0 0 0 - - - - -
Jonnard p 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Total 30 1 3 1 Total 37 8 14 8
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York(NL) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 2
New York(AL) 3 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 x 8 14 0
New York Giants IP H R ER BB SO
Bentley L(0-1) 1.1 5 7 6 2 1
Scott 2.0 5 1 1 1 1
Barnes 3.2 4 0 0 0 2
Jonnard 1.0 0 0 0 0 1
Total 8.0 14 8 7 3 5
New York Yankees IP H R ER BB SO
Bush W(1-1) 9.0 3 1 1 2 3
Total 9.0 6 3 3 1 5

E朏risch (1), Kelly (1). DP朜ew York 1. 2B朜ew York Meusel (1,off Bush). 3B朜ew York Meusel (1,off Bush), New York Meusel (2,off Bentley). HR朜ew York Dugan (1,2nd inning off Bentley 2 on, 1 out). SF朠ipp (1,off Bentley). SB朩ard (1,2nd base off Bentley/Gowdy). U-HP朖im Evans (AL), 1B朒ank O'Day (NL), 2B朌ick Nallin (AL), 3B朆ob Hart (NL). T1:55. A62,817.


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1923 World Series-Game 6

Date Oct. 15th, 1923
Location Polo Grounds V
Attendance 34,172

1923 World Series Game 6-Line Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York(AL) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 6 5 0
New York(NL) 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 4 10 1

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1923 World Series Game 6-Box Score

New York Yankees 6, New York Giants 4

New York Yankees New York Giants
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Witt cf 3 0 0 0 Bancroft ss 4 0 0 0
Bush ph 0 0 0 1 Groh 3b 4 1 1 0
Johnson pr 0 1 0 0 Frisch 2b 4 2 3 0
Jones p 0 0 0 0 Youngs rf 4 0 2 1
Dugan 3b 3 1 0 1 Meusel lf 4 0 1 1
Ruth rf 3 1 1 1 Cunningham cf 3 0 1 1
Meusel lf 4 0 1 2 Stengel ph,cf 1 0 0 0
Pipp 1b 4 0 0 0 Kelly 1b 4 0 0 0
Ward 2b 4 0 1 0 Snyder c 4 1 2 1
Schang c 4 1 1 0 Nehf p 3 0 0 0
Scott ss 4 1 1 0 Ryan p 0 0 0 0
Pennock p 2 0 0 0 Bentley ph 1 0 0 0
Hofmann ph 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Haines pr,cf 0 1 0 0 - - - - -
Total 31 6 5 5 Total 36 4 10 4
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York(AL) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 6 5 0
New York(NL) 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 4 10 1
New York Yankees IP H R ER BB SO
Pennock W(2-0) 7.0 9 4 4 0 6
Jones SV(1) 2.0 1 0 0 0 0
Total 9.0 10 4 4 0 6
New York Giants IP H R ER BB SO
Nehf L(1-1) 7.1 4 5 5 3 3
Ryan 1.2 1 1 0 1 1
Total 9.0 5 6 5 4 4

E朇unningham (1). DP朜ew York 1. 3B朜ew York Frisch (1,off Pennock). HR朜ew York Ruth (3,1st inning off Nehf 0 on, 2 out), New York Snyder (1,5th inning off Pennock 0 on, 0 out). U-HP朒ank O'Day (NL), 1B朌ick Nallin (AL), 2B朆ob Hart (NL), 3B朖im Evans (AL). T2:05.


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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
Dave Bancroft ss 6 24 2 0 0 0 1 1 .083 1 2 1
Virgil Barnes p 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 1 0
Jack Bentley p 5 5 3 1 0 0 0 0 .600 0 0 0
Bill Cunningham of 4 7 1 0 0 0 0 1 .143 0 1 0
Frankie Frisch 2b 6 25 10 0 1 0 2 1 .400 0 0 0
Dinty Gearin pr 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Hank Gowdy c 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 1 0 0
Heinie Groh 3b 6 22 4 0 1 0 3 2 .182 3 1 0
Travis Jackson ph 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Claude Jonnard p 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
George Kelly 1b 6 22 4 0 0 0 1 1 .182 1 2 0
Freddie Maguire pr 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 0 0 0
Hugh McQuillan p 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 1 0
Irish Meusel of 6 25 7 1 1 1 3 2 .280 0 2 0
Art Nehf p 2 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 .167 0 4 0
Jimmy O'Connell ph 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 1 0
Rosy Ryan p 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 1 0
Jack Scott p 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Frank Snyder c 5 17 2 0 0 1 1 2 .118 0 2 0
Casey Stengel of 6 12 5 0 0 2 3 4 .417 4 0 0
Mule Watson p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Ross Youngs of 6 23 8 0 0 1 2 3 .348 2 0 0
AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI Avg BB SO SB
Total 201 47 2 3 5 17 17 .234 12 18 1

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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
Virgil Barnes 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 4.2 0.00 4 4 0 0
Jack Bentley 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 6.2 9.45 10 1 7 4
Claude Jonnard 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2.0 0.00 1 1 0 1
Hugh McQuillan 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 9.0 5.00 11 3 5 4
Art Nehf 1 1 2 2 1 0 1 16.1 2.76 10 7 5 6
Rosy Ryan 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 9.1 0.96 11 3 1 3
Jack Scott 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 3.0 12.00 9 2 4 1
Mule Watson 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2.0 13.50 4 1 3 1
W L G GS CG S SH IP ERA H SO ER BB
Total 2 4 16 6 1 0 1 53.0 4.25 60 22 25 20

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New York Yankees Team Hitting Stats

Players Name Pos G AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI Avg BB SO SB
Joe Bush p 4 7 3 1 0 0 2 1 .429 1 1 0
Joe Dugan 3b 6 25 7 2 1 1 5 5 .280 3 0 0
Hinky Haines of 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 0 0 0
Harvey Hendrick ph 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Fred Hofmann ph 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 1 0 0
Waite Hoyt p 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 1 0
Ernie Johnson ss 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 0 0 0
Sam Jones p 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 1 0
Bob Meusel of 6 26 7 1 2 0 1 8 .269 0 3 0
Herb Pennock p 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 2 0
Wally Pipp 1b 6 20 5 0 0 0 2 2 .250 4 1 0
Babe Ruth of,1b 6 19 7 1 1 3 8 3 .368 8 6 0
Wally Schang c 6 22 7 1 0 0 3 0 .318 1 2 0
Everett Scott ss 6 22 7 0 0 0 2 3 .318 0 1 0
Bob Shawkey p 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 .333 0 0 0
Aaron Ward 2b 6 24 10 0 0 1 4 2 .417 1 3 1
Whitey Witt of 6 25 6 2 0 0 1 4 .240 1 1 0
AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI Avg BB SO SB
Total 205 60 8 4 5 30 29 .293 20 22 1

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New York Yankees Team Pitching Stats

Players Name W L G GS CG S SH IP ERA H SO ER BB
Joe Bush 1 1 3 1 1 0 0 16.2 1.08 7 5 2 4
Waite Hoyt 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2.1 15.43 4 0 4 1
Sam Jones 0 1 2 1 0 1 0 10.0 0.90 5 3 1 2
Herb Pennock 2 0 3 2 1 1 0 17.1 3.63 19 8 7 1
Bob Shawkey 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 7.2 3.52 12 2 3 4
W L G GS CG S SH IP ERA H SO ER BB
Total 3 5 13 8 6 0 2 70.0 3.09 71 38 24 22

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