Posted by Andy on May 20, 2011
Tonight, the Cubs lost to the Red Sox in their first game at Fenway Park since the 1918 World Series.
The final score was 15-5, for total of 20 runs. In the six games of the 1918 World Series, the teams combined for a total of 19 runs--in all six games.
Tonight, the teams combined for 9 doubles. In the 1918 Series, they had 7 combined.
Tonight, the Red Sox hit 2 homers, but in the 1918 Series, neither team homered even once.
Tonight, there were no triples, but in 1918 they combined for 4 over the six games.
In the 1918 Series, Hippo Vaughn went 1-2 by giving up 3 earned runs in 27 innings. Tonight, four different pitchers gave up at least 3 earned runs in the single game. (They were Doug Davis, Scott Maine, Jeff Samardzija, and Jon Lester.)