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Philadelphia third baseman Frank "Home Run" Baker earned his nickname during this Series. His home run in Game 2 off Rube Marquard was the margin of victory for the Athletics, and his blast in Game 3 off Christy Mathewson tied that game in the ninth, and the Athletics eventually won in the 11th. The Giants never recovered. An ironic sidelight was that Mathewson (or his ghostwriter) had criticized Marquard in his newspaper column after Game 2, for giving up the gopher ball, only to fall victim himself the very next day. Baker was swinging a hot bat in general, going 9 for 24 to lead all batters in the Series with a .375 average.
The six consecutive days of rain between Games 3 and 4 caused the longest delay between World Series games until the 1989 earthquake-interrupted Series, which incidentally featured the same two franchises, albeit on the west coast.
|1||Athletics - 1, Giants - 2||October 14||Polo Grounds||38,281|
|2||Giants - 1, Athletics - 3||October 16||Shibe Park||26,286|
|3||Athletics - 3, Giants - 2 (11 innings)||October 17||Polo Grounds||37,216|
|4||Giants - 2, Athletics - 4||October 24||Shibe Park||24,355|
|5||Athletics - 3, Giants - 4 (10 innings)||October 25||Polo Grounds||33,228|
|6||Giants - 2, Athletics - 13||October 26||Shibe Park||20,485|
|W: Christy Mathewson (1-0) L: Chief Bender (0-1)|
|W: Eddie Plank (1-0) L: Rube Marquard (0-1)|
|HR: PHI – Frank Baker (1)|
|W: Jack Coombs (1-0) L: Christy Mathewson (1-1)|
|HR: PHI – Frank Baker (2)|
|W: Chief Bender (1-1) L: Christy Mathewson (1-2)|
|W: Doc Crandall (1-0) L: Eddie Plank (1-1)|
|HR: PHI – Rube Oldring (1)|
|W: Chief Bender (2-1) L: Red Ames (0-1)|
|New York Giants||3||1||1||1||0||0||2||0||3||1||1||13||33||16|
|Total Attendance: 179,851 Average Attendance: 29,975|
|Winning Player’s Share: – $3,655 Losing Player’s Share – $2,436|
Neft, David S., and Richard M. Cohen. The World Series. 1st ed. New York: St Martins, 1990. (Neft and Cohen 36-40)
- 1911 World Series at Baseball-Reference.com
- 1911 World Series at WorldSeries.com (MLB.com)
- 1911 World Series at Baseball-Almanac.com
- 1911 World Series box scores and play-by-play at Retrosheet.org
|Modern Major League Baseball World Series|