1907 World Series

The 1907 World Series once again, featured the National's Chicago Cubs going up against the American's Detroit Tigers, who had just edged out the previous year's champion Philadelphia Athletics in a fierce pennant race. The opening contest rewarded fans on both sides of the field with neither team backing down. After twelve innings, the game was called because of darkness. Tigers 3, Cubs 3. Although Detroit had clearly started Game 1 with more momentum, Chicago showed it's resolve and snatched the victory from the Tiger's grasp. The Cubs seemed inspired by their stunning loss to the underdog White Sox in the last years Series and had obviously learned from their mistakes. It was only the beginning as Manager Hugh Jennings' Tigers would fail to recapture the initial fire and fail to score more than one run in any of the remaining Series games. Chicago's Jack Pfiester dominated Detroit, 3-1, in Game 2 and Ed Reulbach continued the streak beating American League champs, 5-1, the next day.

The Tigers showed some signs of life in Game 4 when they seized a 1-0 lead in the fourth inning as an up-and-coming twenty year-old named Ty Cobb, having just won his first batting championship, slammed a triple and scored on a Claude Rossman single. Unfortunately that was all they could muster and went down to a 6-1 defeat against Orval Overall. Game 5 was Detroit's last chance at turning the series, but Mordecai Brown threw a seven-hitter clinching the 2-0 triumph and a Cubs sweep of the Series. Chicago's boys from the West Side had dominated the entire contest and made amends for the Series loss to their cross town rivals the previous year.

Most fans were not surprised by Chicago's supremacy. The Cubs were quickly becoming baseball's first "dynasty" making their second (soon to be third) post-season championship appearance, getting there by winning one-hundred seven games and finishing seventeen games ahead of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Detroit never had a chance as the Cubs aggressive play on both sides of the plate stole the show. They had outstanding offense from Steinfeldt and Evers, who batted .471 and .350, respectively (with Steinfeldt getting seven hits in the last three games of the Series and Evers getting seven in the first three games). They ran with reckless abandon against the Tigers, stealing seven bases in Game 1 and finishing the Series with eighteen. Most importantly, Chicago's pitching staff held a potentially threatening Tigers line-up to forty-three scoreless innings out of forty-eight and shut down the American League's top hitters of 1907, Cobb and Sam Crawford. Cobb managed only a .200 average in the Series after batting .350 in the regular season; Crawford hit .238 after a .323 season.

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"You can do things my way or you meet me after the game." - Hall of Famer (and manager of the world champion 1907 Chicago Cubs) Frank Chance

1907 World Series

1907 World Series Program, Detroit Tigers Version

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Detroit Tigers Version

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1907 World Series Official Program
Chicago Cubs Version

Chicago Cubs (4) vs Detroit Tigers (0)

Game 1
Date / Box Score
Location
West Side Grounds
Attendance
24,377
Game 2
Date / Box Score
Location
West Side Grounds
Attendance
21,901
Game 3
Date / Box Score
Location
West Side Grounds
Attendance
13,114
Game 4
Date / Box Score
Location
Attendance
11,306
Game 5
Date / Box Score
Location
Attendance
7,370
1907 World Series Fast Facts

1907 World Series
Game 1

Line Score / Box Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 R H E
Detroit 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 9 3
Chicago 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 10 5
Bill Donovan
-
Orval Overall
Ed Reulbach (10 th )
None None

1907 World Series
Game 2

Line Score / Box Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Detroit 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 9 1
Chicago 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 x 3 9 1
George Mullin (L) Jack Pfiester (W)
None None

1907 World Series
Game 3

Line Score / Box Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Detroit 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 6 1
Chicago 0 1 0 3 1 0 0 0 x 5 10 1
Ed Siever (L)
Ed Killian (5 th )
Ed Reulbach (W)
-
None None

1907 World Series
Game 4

Line Score / Box Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chicago 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 1 6 7 2
Detroit 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 2
Orval Overall (W) Bill Donovan (L)
None None

1907 World Series
Game 5

Line Score / Box Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chicago 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 7 1
Detroit 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 2
Mordecai Brown (W) George Mullin (L)
None None

1907 World Series

Chicago Cubs

Composite Hitting Statistics

p
1b
2b,ss-1
1b-1
c
ph
p
p
p
of
of
of
3b
ss
2b
1
4
5
2
5
1
2
1
2
5
5
5
5
5
1
3
14
20
5
19
0
5
2
5
20
21
22
17
13
1
0
3
7
1
4
0
1
0
1
5
5
6
8
2
0
0
1
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
2
0
2
0
0
0
0
3
0
3
2
4
0
0
0
1
0
1
0
2
0
1
2
2
4
2
1
0
.000
.214
.350
.200
.211
.000
.200
.000
.200
.250
.238
.273
.471
.154
.000
1
3
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
1
0
2
1
3
0
0
2
1
2
4
0
1
1
0
2
4
3
2
3
1
0
3
3
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
6
1
1
0
Totals
167
43
6
1
0
19
16
.257
12
26
16

1907 World Series

Detroit Tigers

Composite Hitting Statistics

c
of
3b
of
p
of
p
p
ss
c-1
1b
2b
c-3
p
1
5
5
5
2
5
1
2
5
2
5
5
4
1
3
20
20
21
8
17
2
6
17
4
20
21
12
1
0
4
5
5
0
6
1
0
1
1
8
3
2
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
1
0
1
1
0
0
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
1
2
0
0
0
.000
.200
.250
.238
.000
.353
.500
.000
.059
.250
.400
.143
.167
.000
0
0
1
0
0
4
0
0
1
0
1
0
2
0
1
3
4
3
3
0
0
1
3
0
0
3
1
0
0
0
1
0
0
3
0
0
0
1
1
0
0
0
Totals
172
36
1
2
0
6
6
.209
9
22
6

1907 World Series

Chicago Cubs

Composite Pitching Statistics

1
1
1
1
0
0
0
0
1
2
1
2
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
9.0
18.0
9.0
12.0
0.00
1.00
1.00
0.75
7
14
9
6
4
11
3
4
0
2
1
1
1
4
1
3
Totals
4
0
6
5
4
0
1
48.0
0.75
36
22
4
9

1907 World Series

Detroit Tigers

Composite Hitting Statistics

0
0
0
0
1
0
2
1
2
1
2
1
2
0
2
1
2
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
21.0
4.0
17.0
4.0
1.71
2.25
2.12
4.50
17
3
16
7
16
1
8
1
4
1
4
2
5
1
6
0
Totals
0
4
6
5
4
0
0
46.0
2.15
43
26
11
12
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baseball almanac fast facts

The tie that occurred during Game 1 of the was the first tie game in World Series history. Do you know which, if any, other World Series also had a tie game?

Ty Cobb was merely twenty years old during this series, but entered the game leading the American League in hits, runs batted in, batting average, slugging average and stolen bases.

Frank Chance played first base, stole three bases, batted .214, scored three runs and simultaneously managed the world champion Chicago Cubs .

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