1932 World Series

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The 1932 World Series was played between the New York Yankees (American League) and the Chicago Cubs (National League), with the Yankees holding home field advantage. The Yankees swept the Cubs, four games to none. The series was otherwise noteworthy for Babe Ruth's "called shot," for his tenth and last World Series appearance overall, and for the arguments that developed between the two teams. The heated atmosphere started before the series even began.

Bench jockeying, called "trash talk" nowadays, was standard procedure in baseball at that time, with no verbal punches pulled, but the jockeying was said to be taken to new heights (or depths) in this Series, on the grounds of a personal disrespect against a former teammate.

The initial cause of the bad tempers was over former Yankee shortstop Mark Koenig. The Cubs picked up Koenig from the Detroit Tigers via the Mission Reds of the PCL on April 25, 1932. Despite Koenig's regular-season contributions, the other Cubs players voted him only half a share of their World Series money because he only played in 33 games and was unable to play in the Series due to injury. Some of Koenig's Yankee friends heard of this; as a result, they began to criticize the Cubs players as "cheapskates" in the press. The Yankees felt the Cubs were being "tight" with their money.

Ruth's remarks seemed to set the Cubs players off the most when he called them cheapskates. Adding some spice to the verbal stew was the fact that the Yankees' manager, Joe McCarthy, had previously been fired by the Cubs. When the series started in New York, the Cubs players retaliated at Ruth by calling him fat and washed up along with every obscene name they could think of.

Babe Ruth's Called Shot refers to the home run hit by Babe Ruth in the fifth inning of Game 3. During the at-bat, Ruth made a pointing gesture, which existing film confirms, but the exact nature of his gesture is ambiguous. Although neither fully confirmed nor refuted, the story goes that Ruth pointed to the center field bleachers during the at-bat. It was supposedly a declaration that he would hit a home run to this part of the park. On the next pitch, he hit a "Ruthian" home run to deep center field, past the flagpole and into the temporary seating in the streets, the flight of the ball estimated at nearly 500 feet.

A few reporters later wrote that Ruth had "called his shot" , and thus the legend was born. Ruth, ever-aware of his larger-than-life public image, was quick to "confirm" the story once he became aware of it. Conflicting testimony and inconclusive film footage have placed the moment in the realm of baseball legends.

In this Series played a record thirteen future Hall of Famers.


1932 World Series-Game 1

Date Sept. 28th, 1932
Location Yankee Stadium
Attendance 41,459

1932 World Series Game 1-Line Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chicago 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 6 10 1
New York 0 0 0 3 0 5 3 1 x 12 8 2

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1932 World Series Game 1-Box Score

Chicago Cubs 6, New York Yankees 12

Chicago Cubs New York Yankees
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Herman 2b 5 2 2 1 Combs cf 4 2 2 2
English 3b 4 1 1 0 Sewell 3b 4 1 1 1
Cuyler rf 5 1 1 0 Ruth rf 3 3 1 1
Stephenson lf 5 0 3 3 Gehrig 1b 4 3 2 2
Moore cf 4 0 0 0 Lazzeri 2b 4 1 1 1
Grimm 1b 3 0 0 0 Dickey c 3 0 1 2
Hartnett c 5 1 2 0 Chapman lf 4 1 0 2
Koenig ss 4 1 1 1 Crosetti ss 2 1 0 0
Bush p 1 0 0 0 Ruffing p 4 0 0 0
Grimes p 1 0 0 0 - - - - -
Gudat ph 1 0 0 0 - - - - -
Smith p 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Total 38 6 10 5 Total 32 12 8 11
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chicago 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 6 10 1
New York 0 0 0 3 0 5 3 1 x 12 8 2
Chicago Cubs IP H R ER BB SO
Bush L(0-1) 5.1 3 8 8 5 2
Grimes 1.2 3 3 3 1 0
Smith 1.0 2 1 1 0 1
Total 8.0 8 12 12 6 3
New York Yankees IP H R ER BB SO
Ruffing W(1-0) 9.0 10 6 3 6 10
Total 9.0 10 6 3 6 10

E–English (1), Ruth (1), Crosetti (1). DP–Chicago 1. 2B–Chicago Hartnett 2 (2,off Ruffing 2), New York Combs (1,off Smith). 3B–Chicago Koenig (1,off Ruffing). HR–New York Gehrig (1,4th inning off Bush 1 on, 1 out). IBB–Koenig (1,by Ruffing). SH–Crosetti (1,off Bush). HBP–Dickey (1,by Grimes). SB–Cuyler (1,2nd base off Ruffing/Dickey). WP–Grimes (1). HBP–Grimes (1,Dickey). IBB–Ruffing (1,Koenig). U-HP–Bill Dinneen (AL), 1B–Bill Klem (NL), 2B–Roy Van Graflan (AL), 3B–George Magerkurth (NL). T–2:31. A–41,459.


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1932 World Series-Game 2

Date Sept. 29th, 1932
Location Yankee Stadium
Attendance 50,709

1932 World Series Game 2-Line Score

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

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1932 World Series Game 2-Box Score

Chicago Cubs 2, New York Yankees 5

Chicago Cubs New York Yankees
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Herman 2b 4 1 1 0 Combs cf 3 1 1 0
English 3b 4 0 1 0 Sewell 3b 3 1 1 0
Cuyler rf 4 0 1 0 Ruth rf 3 1 1 0
Stephenson lf 4 1 2 1 Gehrig 1b 4 2 3 1
Demaree cf 4 0 1 1 Lazzeri 2b 4 0 1 0
Grimm 1b 4 0 2 0 Dickey c 3 0 2 2
Hartnett c 3 0 1 0 Chapman lf 4 0 1 2
Jurges ss 3 0 0 0 Crosetti ss 3 0 0 0
Warneke p 3 0 0 0 Gomez p 3 0 0 0
Hemsley ph 1 0 0 0 - - - - -
Total 34 2 9 2 Total 30 5 10 5
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chicago 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 9 0
New York 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 x 5 10 1
Chicago Cubs IP H R ER BB SO
Warneke L(0-1) 8.0 10 5 5 4 7
Total 8.0 10 5 5 4 7
New York Yankees IP H R ER BB SO
Gomez W(1-0) 9.0 9 2 1 1 8
Total 9.0 9 2 1 1 8

E–Crosetti (2). DP–Chicago 4. 2B–Chicago Herman (1,off Gomez); Stephenson (1,off Gomez). 3B–Chicago Cuyler (1,off Gomez). SH–Jurges (1,off Gomez). IBB–Dickey (1,by Warneke). CS–Dickey (1,2nd base by Warneke/Hartnett). IBB–Warneke (1,Dickey). U-HP–Bill Klem (NL), 1B–Roy Van Graflan (AL), 2B–George Magerkurth (NL), 3B–Bill Dinneen (AL). T–1:46. A–50,709.


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1932 World Series-Game 3

Date Oct. 1st, 1932
Location Wrigley Field
Attendance 49,986

1932 World Series Game 3-Line Score

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

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1932 World Series Game 3-Box Score

New York Yankees 7, Chicago Cubs 5

New York Yankees Chicago Cubs
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Combs cf 5 1 0 0 Herman 2b 4 1 0 0
Sewell 3b 2 1 0 0 English 3b 4 0 0 0
Ruth lf 4 2 2 4 Cuyler rf 4 1 3 2
Gehrig 1b 5 2 2 2 Stephenson lf 4 0 1 0
Lazzeri 2b 4 1 0 0 Moore cf 3 1 0 0
Dickey c 4 0 1 0 Grimm 1b 4 0 1 1
Chapman rf 4 0 2 1 Hartnett c 4 1 1 1
Crosetti ss 4 0 1 0 Jurges ss 4 1 3 0
Pipgras p 5 0 0 0 Root p 2 0 0 0
Pennock p 0 0 0 0 Malone p 0 0 0 0
- - - - - Gudat ph 1 0 0 0
- - - - - May p 0 0 0 0
- - - - - Tinning p 0 0 0 0
- - - - - Koenig ph 0 0 0 0
- - - - - Hemsley ph 1 0 0 0
Total 37 7 8 7 Total 35 5 9 4
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 3 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 7 8 1
Chicago 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 5 9 4
New York Yankees IP H R ER BB SO
Pipgras W(1-0) 8.0 9 5 4 3 1
Pennock SV(1) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1
Total 9.0 9 5 4 3 2
Chicago Cubs IP H R ER BB SO
Root L(0-1) 4.1 6 6 5 3 4
Malone 2.2 1 0 0 4 4
May 1.1 1 1 0 0 1
Tinning 0.2 0 0 0 0 1
Total 9.0 8 7 5 7 10

E–Lazzeri (1), Herman (1), Hartnett (1), Jurges 2 (2). DP–New York 1, Chicago 1. 2B–New York Chapman (1,off May), Chicago Cuyler (1,off Pipgras); Grimm (1,off Pipgras); Jurges (1,off Pipgras). HR–New York Ruth 2 (2,1st inning off Root 2 on, 0 out,5th inning off Root 0 on, 1 out); Gehrig 2 (3,3rd inning off Root 0 on, 0 out,5th inning off Root 0 on, 1 out), Chicago Cuyler (1,3rd inning off Pipgras 0 on, 1 out); Hartnett (1,9th inning off Pipgras 0 on, 0 out). HBP–Sewell (1,by May). IBB–Crosetti (1,by Malone). CS–Chapman (1,2nd base by Root/Hartnett); English (1,2nd base by Pipgras/Dickey). SB–Jurges 2 (2,2nd base off Pipgras/Dickey,3rd base off Pennock/Dickey). HBP–May (1,Sewell). IBB–Malone (1,Crosetti). U-HP–Roy Van Graflan (AL), 1B–George Magerkurth (NL), 2B–Bill Dinneen (AL), 3B–Bill Klem (NL). T–2:11. A–49,986.


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1932 World Series-Game 4

Date Oct. 2nd, 1932
Location Wrigley Field
Attendance 49,844

1932 World Series Game 4-Line Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 1 0 2 0 0 2 4 0 4 13 19 4
Chicago 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 6 9 1

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1932 World Series Game 4-Box Score

New York Yankees 13, Chicago Cubs 6

New York Yankees Chicago Cubs
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Combs cf 4 4 3 2 Herman 2b 5 1 1 0
Sewell 3b 6 1 3 2 English 3b 5 1 1 1
Ruth lf 5 0 1 1 Cuyler rf 5 0 0 0
Byrd lf 0 0 0 0 Stephenson lf 5 1 2 0
Gehrig 1b 4 2 2 3 Demaree cf 3 1 1 3
Lazzeri 2b 5 2 3 4 Grimm 1b 4 2 2 0
Dickey c 6 2 3 0 Hartnett c 4 0 1 0
Chapman rf 5 0 2 1 Hack pr 0 0 0 0
Crosetti ss 6 1 1 0 Grimes p 0 0 0 0
Allen p 0 0 0 0 Jurges ss 4 0 1 1
Moore p 3 0 1 0 Bush p 0 0 0 0
Ruffing ph 0 0 0 0 Warneke p 1 0 0 0
Hoag pr 0 1 0 0 May p 2 0 0 0
Pennock p 1 0 0 0 Tinning p 0 0 0 0
- - - - - Hemsley ph,c 1 0 0 0
Total 45 13 19 13 Total 39 6 9 5
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 1 0 2 0 0 2 4 0 4 13 19 4
Chicago 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 6 9 1
New York Yankees IP H R ER BB SO
Allen 0.2 5 4 3 0 0
Moore W(1-0) 5.1 2 1 0 0 1
Pennock SV(2) 3.0 2 1 1 1 3
Total 9.0 9 6 4 1 4
Chicago Cubs IP H R ER BB SO
Bush 0.1 2 1 1 1 0
Warneke 2.2 5 2 2 1 1
May L(0-1) 3.1 8 6 6 3 3
Tinning 1.2 0 0 0 0 2
Grimes 1.0 4 4 4 1 0
Total 9.0 19 13 13 6 6

E–Sewell (1), Gehrig (1), Crosetti 2 (4), Demaree (1). DP–Chicago 1. 2B–New York Gehrig (1,off Warneke); Sewell (1,off May); Crosetti (1,off May); Chapman (2,off Grimes), Chicago Grimm (2,off Moore). HR–New York Lazzeri 2 (2,3rd inning off Warneke 1 on, 2 out,9th inning off Grimes 1 on, 2 out); Combs (1,9th inning off Grimes 0 on, 0 out), Chicago Demaree (1,1st inning off Allen 2 on, 2 out). HBP–Ruth (1,by Bush); Gehrig (1,by May). IBB–Ruffing (1,by May). HBP–Bush (1,Ruth); May (2,Gehrig). IBB–May (1,Ruffing). U-HP–George Magerkurth (NL), 1B–Bill Dinneen (AL), 2B–Bill Klem (NL), 3B–Roy Van Graflan (AL). T–2:27. A–49,844.


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Chicago Cubs Team Hitting Stats

Players Name Pos GM AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI Avg BB SO SB
Guy Bush p 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 1 0 0
Kiki Cuyler of 4 18 5 1 1 1 2 2 .278 0 3 1
Frank Demaree of 2 7 2 0 0 1 1 4 .286 1 0 0
Woody English 3b 4 17 3 0 0 0 2 1 .176 2 2 0
Burleigh Grimes p 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 1 0
Charlie Grimm 1b 4 15 5 2 0 0 2 1 .333 2 2 0
Marv Gudat ph 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 1 0
Stan Hack ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Gabby Hartnett c 4 16 5 2 0 0 2 1 .313 1 3 0
Rollie Hemsley c 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 3 0
Billy Herman 2b 4 18 4 1 0 0 5 1 .222 1 3 0
Billy Jurges ss 3 11 4 1 0 0 1 1 .364 0 1 2
Mark Koenig ss 2 4 1 0 1 1 1 1 .250 1 0 0
Pat Malone p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Jakie May p 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Johnny Moore of 2 7 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 2 1 0
Charlie Root p 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 1 0
Bob Smith p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Riggs Stephenson of 4 18 8 1 0 0 2 4 .444 0 0 0
Bud Tinning p 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Lou Warneke p 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 3 0
AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI Avg BB SO SB
Total 146 37 8 2 3 19 16 .253 11 24 3

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1932 World Series

Chicago Cubs Team Pitching Stats

Players Name W L G GS CG S SH IP ERA H SO ER BB
Guy Bush 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 5.2 14.29 5 2 9 6
Burleigh Grimes 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2.2 23.63 7 0 7 2
Pat Malone 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2.2 0.00 1 4 0 4
Jakie May 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 4.2 11.57 9 4 6 3
Charlie Root 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 4.1 10.38 6 4 5 3
Bob Smith 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.0 9.00 2 1 1 0
Bud Tinning 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2.1 0.00 0 3 0 0
Lon Warneke 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 10.2 5.91 15 8 7 5
W L G GS CG S SH IP ERA H SO ER BB
Total 0 4 13 4 1 0 0 34.0 9.26 45 26 35 23

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1932 World Series

New York Yankees Team Hitting Stats

Players Name Pos G AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI Avg BB SO SB
Johnny Allen p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Sammy Byrd of 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Ben Chapman of 4 17 5 2 0 0 1 6 .294 2 4 0
Earle Combs of 4 16 6 1 0 1 8 4 .375 4 3 0
Frankie Crosetti ss 4 15 2 1 0 0 2 0 .133 2 3 0
Bill Dickey c 4 16 7 0 0 0 2 4 .438 2 1 0
Lou Gehrig 1b 4 17 9 1 0 3 9 8 .529 2 1 0
Lefty Gomez p 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 2 0
Myril Hoag pr 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 0 0 0
Tony Lazzeri 2b 4 17 5 0 0 2 4 5 .294 2 1 0
Wilcy Moore p 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 .333 0 2 0
Herb Pennock p 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
George Pipgras p 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 5 0
Red Ruffing p 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 1 1 0
Babe Ruth of 4 15 5 0 0 2 6 6 .333 4 3 0
Joe Sewell 3b 4 15 5 1 0 0 4 3 .333 4 0 0
AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI Avg BB SO SB
Total 144 45 6 0 8 37 36 .313 23 26 0

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1932 World Series

New York Yankees Team Pitching Stats

Players Name W L G GS CG S SH IP ERA H SO ER BB
Johnny Allen 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0.2 40.50 5 0 3 0
Lefty Gomez 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 9.0 1.00 9 8 1 1
Wilcy Moore 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 5.1 0.00 2 1 0 0
Herb Pennock 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 4.0 2.25 2 4 1 1
George Pipgras 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 8.0 4.50 9 1 4 3
Red Ruffing 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 4.0 2.25 2 4 1 1
W L G GS CG S SH IP ERA H SO ER BB
Total 4 0 7 4 2 2 2 36.0 3.00 37 24 12 11

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