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1937 World Series
Team / Wins Manager Season
New York Yankees (4) Joe McCarthy 102–52, .662, GA: 13
New York Giants (1) Bill Terry (player/manager) 95–67, .625, GA: 3
Dates: October 6October 10
Radio network: NBC Radio, CBS Radio, Mutual.
Radio announcers: NBC: Tom Manning, Red Barber, Warren Brown.
CBS: France Laux, Gene Dwyer, Paul Douglas.
Mutual: Bob Elson, John O’Hara, David Driscoll.
Umpires: Red Ormsby (AL), George Barr (NL), Steve Basil (AL), Bill Stewart (NL)
Future Hall of Famers: Yankees: Joe McCarthy (mgr.), Bill Dickey, Joe DiMaggio, Lou Gehrig, Lefty Gomez, Tony Lazzeri, Red Ruffing.
Giants: Carl Hubbell, Travis Jackson, Mel Ott, Bill Terry.
World Series
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The 1937 World Series featured the defending champion New York Yankees and the New York Giants in a rematch of the 1936 Series. The Yankees won the Series in five games for their second championship in a row and their sixth in fifteen years. It also broke a tie that they had reached in 1936, with the Philadelphia Athletics and Boston Red Sox for most championships (they each had five). By the time either of those teams won their next Series, the Yankees had far outdistanced them, with 20 wins as of 1972, and 26 wins as of 2000, respectively.

This was the Yankees' third Series win over the Giants, finally giving the Yankees an overall edge at that point of three Series to two over the Giants, after having lost their first two meetings in 1921 and 1922. Since then, the only member of the "classic eight" members of the National League to eventually hold a winning edge over the Yankees is the St. Louis Cardinals.

This would be Lou Gehrig's last really good season before amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) began to take its toll on his career.

Game 4 featured the final World Series innings ever pitched by Hall of Famer Carl Hubbell who, during the ninth inning, threw a pitch that Hall of Famer Lou Gehrig hit for his final World Series home run.

The 1937 Series was the first in which a team (Yankees) did not commit any errors.


AL New York Yankees (4) vs. NL New York Giants (1)

1New York Giants – 1, New York Yankees – 8October 6Yankee Stadium60,573[1]
2New York Giants – 1, New York Yankees – 8October 7Yankee Stadium57,675[2]
3New York Yankees – 5, New York Giants – 1October 8Polo Grounds (IV)37,385[3]
4New York Yankees – 3, New York Giants – 7October 9Polo Grounds (IV)44,293[4]
5New York Yankees – 4, New York Giants – 2October 10Polo Grounds (IV)38,216[5]


Game 1Edit

Wednesday, October 6, 1937 at Yankee Stadium in Bronx, New York

Team 123456789RHE
New York (NL) 000010000 1 62
New York (AL) 00000701X 8 70
WP: Lefty Gomez (1–0)  LP: Carl Hubbell (0–1)  
HRs:  NYY – Tony Lazzeri (1)

Game 2Edit

Thursday, October 7, 1937 at Yankee Stadium in Bronx, New York

Team 123456789RHE
New York (NL) 100000000 1 70
New York (AL) 00002420X 8 120
WP: Red Ruffing (1–0)  LP: Cliff Melton (0–1)  

Game 3Edit

Friday, October 8, 1937 at Polo Grounds (IV) in New York, New York

Team 123456789RHE
New York (AL) 012110000 5 90
New York (NL) 000000100 1 54
WP: Monte Pearson (1–0)  LP: Hal Schumacher (0–1)  SV: Johnny Murphy (1)  

Game 4Edit

Saturday, October 9, 1937 at Polo Grounds (IV) in New York, New York

Team 123456789RHE
New York (AL) 101000001 3 60
New York (NL) 06000010X 7 123
WP: Carl Hubbell (1–1)  LP: Bump Hadley (0–1)  
HRs:  NYY – Lou Gehrig (1)

Game 5Edit

Sunday, October 10, 1937 at Polo Grounds (IV) in New York, New York

Team 123456789RHE
New York (AL) 011020000 4 80
New York (NL) 002000000 2 100
WP: Lefty Gomez (2–0)  LP: Cliff Melton (0–2)  
HRs:  NYY – Myril Hoag (1), Joe DiMaggio (1)  NYG – Mel Ott (1)

Composite boxEdit

1937 World Series (4–1): New York Yankees (A.L.) over New York Giants (N.L.)

Team 123456789RHE
New York Yankees 1241511211 28 420
New York Giants 162010200 12 409

<tr><td style="text-align:left;" colspan="13">Total attendance: 238,142   Average attendance: 47,628</td></tr> <tr><td style="text-align:left;" colspan="13">Winning player’s share: $6,471   Losing player’s share: $4,490[6]</td></tr>



  • Neft, David S., and Richard M. Cohen. The World Series. 1st ed. New York: St Martins, 1990. (Neft and Cohen 167–170)
  • Reichler, Joseph, ed. (1982). The Baseball Encyclopedia (5th ed.), p. 2145. MacMillian Publishing. ISBN 0-02-579010-2.
  • Forman, Sean L.. 1937 World Series. - Major League Statistics and Information.. Retrieved on 2007-12-09.

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