1929 World Series

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1929 World Series Program


In the 1929 World Series, the Philadelphia Athletics beat the Chicago Cubs in five games.

The famous "Mack Attack" occurred in 1929, named for the legendary manager of the Athletics, Connie Mack, in which the Athletics overcame an eight-run deficit by scoring ten runs in the seventh inning of Game 4. The inning featured an infamous Cubs moment when center fielder Hack Wilson lost Mule Haas' fly ball in the sun resulting in a bases-clearing, inside-the-park home run, although the A's still trailed 8–7 at that point.

Because seven of the eight regulars in the Cubs' batting order hit right-handed, the only exception being first baseman Charlie Grimm, Athletics manager Connie Mack decided that he would start only right-handed pitchers against the Cubs, and keep his left-handers in the bullpen, even though two of his best starters, Lefty Grove and Rube Walberg, were southpaws.

Accordingly, Game 1 featured a surprise start by aging A's pitcher Howard Ehmke, whose record thirteen strikeouts bested Ed Walsh's record from 1906 by one, and stood until Carl Erskine broke it by one in 1953. Ehmke would also start Game 5, but failed to get out of the fourth inning in that one.


1929 World Series-Game 1

Date Oct. 8th, 1929
Location Wrigley Field
Attendance 50,740

1929 World Series Game 1-Line Score

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


1929 World Series Game 1-Box Score

Philadelphia Athletics 3, Chicago Cubs 1

Philadelphia Athletics Chicago Cubs
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Bishop 2b 4 0 0 0 McMillan 3b 4 0 1 0
Haas cf 3 0 0 0 English ss 4 0 2 0
Cochrane c 3 1 1 0 Hornsby 2b 4 0 0 0
Simmons lf 4 1 0 0 Wilson cf 4 0 0 0
Foxx 1b 4 1 2 1 Cuyler rf 4 1 1 0
Miller rf 4 0 1 2 Stephenson lf 4 0 2 1
Dykes 3b 4 0 1 0 Grimm 1b 2 0 2 0
Boley ss 4 0 0 0 Taylor c 2 0 0 0
Ehmke p 4 0 1 0 Heathcote ph 1 0 0 0
- - - - - Gonzalez c 0 0 0 0
- - - - - Blair ph 1 0 0 0
- - - - - Root p 2 0 0 0
- - - - - Hartnett ph 1 0 0 0
- - - - - Bush p 0 0 0 0
- - - - - Tolson ph 1 0 0 0
Total 34 3 6 3 Total 34 1 8 1
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Philadelphia 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 3 6 1
Chicago 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 2
Philadelphia Athletics IP H R ER BB SO
Ehmke W(1-0) 9.0 8 1 0 1 13
Total 9.0 8 1 0 1 13
Chicago Cubs IP H R ER BB SO
Root L(0-1) 7.0 3 1 1 2 5
Bush 2.0 3 2 0 0 0
Total 9.0 6 3 1 2 5

E–Dykes (1), English 2 (2). DP–Chicago 1. 2B–Chicago English (1,off Ehmke). HR–Philadelphia Foxx (1,7th inning off Root 0 on, 1 out). SH–Grimm (1,off Ehmke). CS–Grimm (1,2nd base by Ehmke/Cochrane). U-HP–Bill Klem (NL), 1B–Bill Dinneen (AL), 2B–Charlie Moran (NL), 3B–Roy Van Graflan (AL). T–2:03. A–50,740.


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1929 World Series-Game 2

Date Oct. 9th, 1929
Location Wrigley Field
Attendance 49,987

1929 World Series Game 2-Line Score

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

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1929 World Series Game 2-Box Score

Philadelphia Athletics 9, Chicago Cubs 3

Philadelphia Athletics Chicago Cubs
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Bishop 2b 4 0 0 0 McMillan 3b 4 0 0 0
Haas cf 5 1 1 1 English ss 5 0 1 0
Cochrane c 2 2 1 0 Hornsby 2b 4 1 1 0
Simmons lf 4 2 2 4 Wilson cf 3 1 3 0
Foxx 1b 5 2 3 3 Cuyler rf 4 0 0 0
Miller rf 4 0 1 0 Stephenson lf 5 1 1 1
Dykes 3b 4 1 3 1 Grimm 1b 4 0 2 1
Boley ss 3 0 1 0 Taylor c 4 0 2 1
Earnshaw p 3 1 0 0 Malone p 1 0 0 0
Grove p 2 0 0 0 Blake p 1 0 1 0
- - - - - Heathcote ph 0 0 0 0
- - - - - Hartnett ph 1 0 0 0
- - - - - Carlson p 0 0 0 0
- - - - - Gonzalez ph 1 0 0 0
- - - - - Nehf p 0 0 0 0
Total 36 9 12 9 Total 37 3 11 3
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Philadelphia 0 0 3 3 0 0 1 2 0 9 12 0
Chicago 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 11 1
Philadelphia Athletics IP H R ER BB SO
Earnshaw W(1-0) 4.2 8 3 3 4 7
Grove SV(1) 4.1 3 0 0 1 6
Total 9.0 11 3 3 5 13
Chicago Cubs IP H R ER BB SO
Malone L(0-1) 3.2 5 6 3 5 5
Blake 1.1 2 0 0 0 1
Carlson 3.0 5 3 3 1 2
Nehf 1.0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 9.0 12 9 6 6 8

E–English (3). DP–Philadelphia 1, Chicago 1. 2B–Philadelphia Foxx (1,off Carlson), Chicago English (2,off Earnshaw). HR–Philadelphia Foxx (2,3rd inning off Malone 2 on, 2 out); Simmons (1,8th inning off Carlson 1 on, 2 out). SH–Boley 2 (2,off Malone,off Blake); Miller (1,off Carlson). U-HP–Bill Dinneen (AL), 1B–Charlie Moran (NL), 2B–Roy Van Graflan (AL), 3B–Bill Klem (NL). T–2:29. A–49,987.


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1929 World Series-Game 3

Date Oct. 11th, 1929
Location Shibe Park
Attendance 29,921

1929 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 3 0 0 0 3 6 1
Philadelphia 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 9 1


1929 World Series Game 3-Box Score

Chicago Cubs 3, Philadelphia Athletics 1

Chicago Cubs Philadelphia Athletics
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
McMillan 3b 4 0 0 0 Bishop 2b 4 0 1 0
English ss 4 1 0 0 Haas cf 5 0 2 0
Hornsby 2b 4 1 2 1 Cochrane c 3 1 2 0
Wilson cf 3 0 2 0 Simmons lf 3 0 0 0
Cuyler rf 4 0 1 2 Foxx 1b 4 0 0 0
Stephenson lf 4 0 1 0 Miller rf 4 0 1 1
Grimm 1b 4 0 0 0 Dykes 3b 4 0 1 0
Taylor c 4 0 0 0 Boley ss 4 0 2 0
Bush p 3 1 0 0 Earnshaw p 2 0 0 0
- - - - - Summa ph 1 0 0 0
Total 34 3 6 3 Total 34 1 9 1
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chicago 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 6 1
Philadelphia 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 9 1
Chicago Cubs IP H R ER BB SO
Bush W(1-0) 9.0 9 1 1 2 4
Total 9.0 9 1 1 2 4
Philadelphia Athletics IP H R ER BB SO
Earnshaw L(1-1) 9.0 6 3 1 2 10
Total 9.0 6 3 1 2 10

E–English (4), Dykes (2). 2B–Chicago Hornsby (1,off Earnshaw); Stephenson (1,off Earnshaw). 3B–Chicago Wilson (1,off Earnshaw). SH–Earnshaw (1,off Bush). SF–Simmons (1,off Bush). CS–Miller (1,2nd base by Bush/Taylor). WP–Bush (1). U-HP–Charlie Moran (NL), 1B–Roy Van Graflan (AL), 2B–Bill Klem (NL), 3B–Bill Dinneen (AL). T–2:09. A–29,921.


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1929 World Series-Game 4

Date Oct. 12th, 1929
Location Shibe Park
Attendance 29,921

1929 World Series Game 4-Line Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chicago 0 0 0 2 0 5 1 0 0 8 10 2
Philadelphia 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 x 10 15 2


1929 World Series Game 4-Box Score

Chicago Cubs 8, Philadelphia Athletics 10

Chicago Cubs Philadelphia Athletics
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
McMillan 3b 4 0 0 0 Bishop 2b 5 1 2 1
English ss 4 0 0 0 Haas cf 4 1 1 3
Hornsby 2b 5 2 2 0 Cochrane c 4 1 2 0
Wilson cf 3 1 2 0 Simmons lf 5 2 2 1
Cuyler rf 4 2 3 2 Foxx 1b 4 2 2 1
Stephenson lf 4 1 1 1 Miller rf 3 1 2 0
Grimm 1b 4 2 2 2 Dykes 3b 4 1 3 3
Taylor c 3 0 0 1 Boley ss 3 1 1 1
Root p 3 0 0 0 Quinn p 2 0 0 0
Nehf p 0 0 0 0 Walberg p 0 0 0 0
Blake p 0 0 0 0 Rommel p 0 0 0 0
Malone p 0 0 0 0 Burns ph 2 0 0 0
Hartnett ph 1 0 0 0 Grove p 0 0 0 0
Carlson p 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Total 35 8 10 6 Total 36 10 15 10
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chicago 0 0 0 2 0 5 1 0 0 8 10 2
Philadelphia 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 x 10 15 2
Chicago Cubs IP H R ER BB SO
Root 6.1 9 6 6 0 3
Nehf 0.0 1 2 2 1 0
Blake L(0-1) 0.0 2 2 2 0 0
Malone 0.2 1 0 0 0 2
Carlson 1.0 2 0 0 0 1
Total 8.0 15 10 10 1 6
Philadelphia Athletics IP H R ER BB SO
Quinn 5.0 7 6 5 2 2
Walberg 1.0 1 1 0 0 2
Rommel W(1-0) 1.0 2 1 1 1 0
Grove SV(2) 2.0 0 0 0 0 4
Total 9.0 10 8 6 3 8

E–Wilson (1), Cuyler (1), Miller (1), Walberg (1). DP–Philadelphia 1. 2B–Philadelphia Cochrane (1,off Root); Dykes (1,off Malone). 3B–Chicago Hornsby (1,off Rommel). HR–Chicago Grimm (1,4th inning off Quinn 1 on, 2 out), Philadelphia Simmons (2,7th inning off Root 0 on, 0 out); Haas (1,7th inning off Nehf 2 on, 1 out). SF–Taylor (1,off Walberg). SH–Boley (3,off Root); Haas (1,off Carlson). HBP–Miller (1,by Malone). CS–Miller (2,3rd base by Root/Taylor). HBP–Malone (1,Miller). U-HP–Roy Van Graflan (AL), 1B–Bill Klem (NL), 2B–Bill Dinneen (AL), 3B–Charlie Moran (NL). T–2:12. A–29,921.


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1929 World Series-Game 5

Date Oct. 14th, 1929
Location Shibe Park
Attendance 29,921

1929 World Series Game 5-Line Score

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


1929 World Series Game 5-Box Score

Chicago Cubs 2, Philadelphia Athletics 3

Chicago Cubs Philadelphia Athletics
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
McMillan 3b 4 0 1 0 Bishop 2b 4 1 1 0
English ss 4 0 1 0 Haas cf 4 1 1 2
Hornsby 2b 4 0 0 0 Cochrane c 3 0 0 0
Wilson cf 4 0 1 0 Simmons lf 4 1 2 0
Cuyler rf 4 1 1 0 Foxx 1b 3 0 0 0
Stephenson lf 2 1 1 0 Miller rf 4 0 2 1
Grimm 1b 4 0 1 1 Dykes 3b 3 0 0 0
Taylor c 4 0 1 1 Boley ss 3 0 0 0
Malone p 3 0 1 0 Ehmke p 1 0 0 0
- - - - - Walberg p 1 0 0 0
- - - - - French ph 1 0 0 0
Total 33 2 8 2 Total 31 3 6 3
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chicago 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 8 1
Philadelphia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 6 0
Chicago Cubs IP H R ER BB SO
Malone L(0-2) 8.2 6 3 3 2 4
Total 8.2 6 3 3 2 4
Philadelphia Athletics IP H R ER BB SO
Ehmke 3.2 6 2 2 2 0
Walberg W(1-0) 5.1 2 0 0 0 6
Total 9.0 8 2 2 2 6

E–Hornsby (1). DP–Chicago 2. 2B–Chicago Malone (1,off Ehmke); Cuyler (1,off Ehmke), Philadelphia Simmons (1,off Malone); Miller (1,off Malone). HR–Philadelphia Haas (2,9th inning off Malone 1 on, 1 out). IBB–Foxx (1,by Malone). SB–McMillan (1,2nd base off Walberg/Cochrane). CS–English (1,2nd base by Ehmke/Cochrane). IBB–Malone (1,Foxx). U-HP–Bill Klem (NL), 1B–Bill Dinneen (AL), 2B–Charlie Moran (NL), 3B–Roy Van Graflan (AL). T–1:42. A–29,921.


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Chicago Cubs Team Hitting Stats

Players Name Pos GM AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI Avg BB SO SB
Footsie Blair ph 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Sheriff Blake p 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 0
Guy Bush p 2 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 1 3 0
Hal Carlson p 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Kiki Cuyler of 5 20 6 1 0 0 4 4 .300 1 7 0
Woody English ss 5 21 4 2 0 0 1 0 .190 1 6 0
Mike Gonzalez c 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 1 0
Charlie Grimm 1b 5 18 7 0 0 1 2 4 .389 1 2 0
Gabby Hartnett ph 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 3 0
Cliff Heathcote ph 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Rogers Hornsby 2b 5 21 5 1 1 0 4 1 .238 1 8 0
Pat Malone p 3 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 .250 0 2 0
Norm McMillan 3b 5 20 2 0 0 0 0 0 .100 2 6 1
Art Nehf p 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Charlie Root p 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 3 0
Riggs Stephenson of 5 19 6 1 0 0 3 3 .316 2 2 0
Zack Taylor c 5 17 3 0 0 0 0 3 .176 0 3 0
Chick Tolson ph 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 1 0
Hack Wilson of 5 17 8 0 1 0 2 0 .471 4 3 0
AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI Avg BB SO SB
Total 173 43 6 2 1 17 15 .249 13 50 1



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Chicago Cubs Team Pitching Stats

Players Name W L G GS CG S SH IP ERA H SO ER BB
Sheriff Blake 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1.1 13.50 4 1 2 0
Guy Bush 1 0 2 1 1 0 0 11.0 0.82 12 4 1 2
Hal Carlson 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 4.0 6.75 7 3 3 1
Pat Malone 0 2 3 2 1 0 0 13.0 4.15 12 11 6 7
Art Nehf 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1.0 18.00 1 0 2 1
Charlie Root 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 13.1 4.72 12 8 7 2
W L G GS CG S SH IP ERA H SO ER BB
Total 1 4 13 5 2 0 0 43.2 4.33 48 27 21 13

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1929 World Series

Philadelphia Athletics Team Hitting Stats

Players Name Pos G AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI Avg BB SO SB
Max Bishop 2b 5 21 4 0 0 0 2 1 .190 2 3 0
Joe Boley ss 5 17 4 0 0 0 1 1 .235 0 3 0
George Burns ph 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 1 0
Mickey Cochrane c 5 15 6 1 0 0 5 0 .400 7 0 0
Jimmy Dykes 3b 5 19 8 1 0 0 2 4 .421 1 1 0
George Earnshaw p 2 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 0 4 0
Howard Ehmke p 2 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 .200 0 0 0
Jimmie Foxx 1b 5 20 7 1 0 2 5 5 .350 1 1 0
Walter French ph 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 1 0
Lefty Grove p 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 1 0
Mule Haas of 5 21 5 0 0 2 3 6 .238 1 3 0
Bing Miller of 5 19 7 1 0 0 1 4 .368 0 2 0
Jack Quinn p 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 2 0
Eddie Rommel p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Al Simmons of 5 20 6 1 0 2 6 5 .300 1 4 0
Homer Summa ph 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 1 0
Rube Walberg p 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI Avg BB SO SB
Total 171 48 5 0 6 26 26 .281 13 27 0

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1929 World Series

Philadelphia Athletics Team Pitching Stats

Players Name W L G GS CG S SH IP ERA H SO ER BB
George Earnshaw 1 1 2 2 1 0 0 13.2 2.63 14 17 4 6
Howard Ehmke 1 0 2 2 1 0 0 12.2 1.42 14 13 2 3
Lefty Grove 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 6.1 0.00 3 10 0 1
Jack Quinn 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 5.0 9.00 7 2 5 2
Eddie Rommel 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.0 9.00 2 0 1 1
Rube Walberg 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 6.1 0.00 3 8 0 0
W L G GS CG S SH IP ERA H SO ER BB
Total 4 1 10 5 2 2 0 45.0 2.40 43 50 12 13

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