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1922 World Series
Team / Wins Manager Season
New York Giants (4) John McGraw 93–61, .604, GA: 7
New York Yankees (0) Miller Huggins 94–60, .610, GA: 1
Dates: October 4October 8
Radio network: Westinghouse with flagship KDKA-AM in Pittsburgh
Radio announcers: Grantland Rice and W. O. McGeehan
Umpires: Bill Klem (NL), George Hildebrand (AL), Barry McCormick (NL), Brick Owens (AL)
Future Hall of Famers: Giants: John McGraw (mgr.), Dave Bancroft, Frankie Frisch, George Kelly, Casey Stengel‡, Ross Youngs. Yankees: Miller Huggins (mgr.), Frank Baker, Babe Ruth, Waite Hoyt.
‡ elected as a manager.
World Series
 < 1921 1923 > 

In the 1922 World Series, the New York Giants beat the New York Yankees in five games (four games to none with one tie; starting this year the World Series was again best-of-seven.) By now, the term "World Series" was being used frequently, as opposed to "World's Series".

As with the 1921 World Series, every game was played at the Polo Grounds since it housed both teams, with the home team alternating.

The Giants pitched around Babe Ruth and scored just enough runs to win each of the games outside of the controversial Game 2 tie. That game was called on account of darkness, but many thought there was sufficient light to have played some more innings (the sun was still in the sky), and there were some suspicions that one or both teams might have "allowed" the tie to happen to increase the overall gate receipts. Commissioner Landis was among those who was dissatisfied with the result. One story is that Landis asked Umpire Hildebrand, "Why the Sam Hill did you call the game?" The umpire answered, "There was a temporary haze on the field." The game decision was in the hands of the umpires, but the Commissioner's Office controlled the gate receipts. Landis ordered the money, more than $120,000, turned over to World War I charities, thus nullifying any impropriety. The tied game would turn out to be the third (and final) tied game in the history of the World Series. The other two tied games occurred in 1907 and 1912. No ties are possible under the modern rules, which allow for suspension of a tied game and resumption of it at a later date, as with Game 5 of the 2008 World Series.

This would prove to be Giants' manager John McGraw's third and final World Series win.


NL New York Giants (4) vs. AL New York Yankees (0)

1New York Yankees – 2, New York Giants – 3October 4Polo Grounds (IV)36,514[1]
2New York Giants – 3, New York Yankees – 3 (10 innings)October 5Polo Grounds (IV)37,020[2]
3New York Yankees – 0, New York Giants – 3October 6Polo Grounds (IV)37,630[3]
4New York Giants – 4, New York Yankees – 3October 7Polo Grounds (IV)36,242[4]
5New York Yankees – 3, New York Giants – 5October 8Polo Grounds (IV)38,551[5]


Game 1Edit

Wednesday, October 4, 1922 at Polo Grounds (IV) in New York, New York

Team 123456789RHE
New York (AL) 000001100 2 70
New York (NL) 00000003X 3 113
WP: Rosy Ryan (1–0)  LP: Bullet Joe Bush (0–1)  

Game 2Edit

Thursday, October 5, 1922 at Polo Grounds (IV) in New York, New York

Team 12345678910RHE
New York (NL) 3000000000 3 81
New York (AL) 1001000100 3 80

HRs:  NYG – Irish Meusel (1)  NYY – Aaron Ward (1)

Game 3Edit

Friday, October 6, 1922 at Polo Grounds (IV) in New York, New York

Team 123456789RHE
New York (AL) 000000000 0 41
New York (NL) 00200010X 3 121
WP: Jack Scott (1–0)  LP: Waite Hoyt (0–1)  

Game 4Edit

Saturday, October 7, 1922 at Polo Grounds (IV) in New York, New York

Team 123456789RHE
New York (NL) 000040000 4 91
New York (AL) 200000100 3 80
WP: Hugh McQuillan (1–0)  LP: Carl Mays (0–1)  
HRs:  NYY – Aaron Ward (2)

Game 5Edit

Sunday, October 8, 1922 at Polo Grounds (IV) in New York, New York

Team 123456789RHE
New York (AL) 100010100 3 50
New York (NL) 02000003X 5 100
WP: Art Nehf (1–0)  LP: Bullet Joe Bush (0–2)  

Composite boxEdit

1922 World Series (4–0–1): New York Giants (N.L.) over New York Yankees (A.L.)

Team 12345678910RHE
New York Giants 3220401600 18 506
New York Yankees 4001113100 11 321

Total attendance: 185,957
Average attendance: 37,191
Winning player’s share: $4,546
Losing player’s share: $2,843[6]



  • Neft, David S., and Richard M. Cohen. The World Series. 1st ed. New York: St Martins, 1990. (Neft and Cohen 93-96)
  • Reichler, Joseph, ed. (1982). The Baseball Encyclopedia (5th ed.), p. 2130. MacMillian Publishing. ISBN 0-02-579010-2.
  • Forman, Sean L.. 1922 World Series. - Major League Statistics and Information.. Retrieved on 2007-12-09.

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