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1923 World Series (4-2)

New York Yankees (98-54, AL) vs. New York Giants (95-58, NL)


In the 1923 World Series, the New York Yankees beat the New York Giants in six games. This would be the first of the Yankees' 26 World Series championships (as of 2008). The home field alternated each game, a noted difference to the 2-3-2 format.

The Yankees opened their new Yankee Stadium in April on a home run by Babe Ruth, setting the tone for the season and this Series, in which Ruth hit three home runs along with drawing eight walks. In Game 2, second baseman, Aaron Ward hit a home run. The Giants' one bright spot was "Old Casey" Stengel, who hit game-winning homers in each of the two Giants' victories. In typically eccentric Stengel fashion, one of them was inside-the-park at the cavernous Yankee Stadium, and his shoe came loose during his run around the bases. Stengel was traded after the season, leading him to quip later in life, "It's a good thing I didn't hit three homers in three games, or McGraw would have traded me to the Three-I League!". A quarter century later, Stengel would take on the role of Yankees manager, and would guide the Bronx Bombers through one of their most successful eras.

The three consecutive matchups between the Yankees and Giants (1921-1923) marked the only time (through 2009), that three straight World Series featured the same two clubs.

Thanks to the large seating capacity of the new Yankee Stadium, coupled with expansion of the Polo Grounds the same year, the 1923 Series was the first to eclipse 300,000 in total attendance (301,430), averaging over 50,000 per game (50,238), with gate receipts over $1 million dollars ($1,063,815.00).

This was the third time that a team had inaugurated a new stadium with a World Series win, and would be the last until the St. Louis Cardinals victory in their new ballpark in 2006.

Records: New York Yankees (W: 98, L: 54, Pct: .645, GA: 16) - New York Giants (W: 95, L: 58, Pct: .621, GA: 4 ½)

Managers: Miller Huggins (Yankees), John McGraw (Giants)

Umpires: Billy Evans (AL), Hank O'Day (NL), Dick Nallin (AL), Bob Hart (NL)

Contents

[edit] Summary

AL New York Yankees (4) vs. NL New York Giants (2)

Game Date Visitor Score Home Score Record

(NYY-NYG)

Attendance
1 October 10 New York Giants 5 New York Yankees 4 0-1 55,307
2 October 11 New York Yankees 4 New York Giants 2 1-1 40,402
3 October 12 New York Giants 1 New York Yankees 0 1-2 62,430
4 October 12 New York Yankees 8 New York Giants 4 2-2 46,302
5 October 14 New York Giants 1 New York Yankees 8 3-2 62,817
6 October 15 New York Yankees 6 New York Giants 4 4-2 34,172
New York Yankees win 4-2

[edit] Matchups

[edit] Game 1

October 10, 1923 at Yankee Stadium in New York, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York (N) 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 8 0
New York (A) 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 12 1
W: Rosy Ryan (1-0)   L: Joe Bush (0-1)
HR: NYGCasey Stengel (1)

[edit] Game 2

October 11, 1923 at the Polo Grounds (IV) in New York, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York (A) 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 4 10 0
New York (N) 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 9 2
W: Herb Pennock (1-0)  L: Hugh McQuillan (0-1)
HR: NYYAaron Ward (1), Babe Ruth (1), Babe Ruth (2)    NYGIrish Meusel (1)

[edit] Game 3

October 12, 1923 at Yankee Stadium in New York, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York (N) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 4 0
New York (A) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1
W: Art Nehf (1-0)   L: Sam Jones (0-1)
HR: NYGCasey Stengel (2)

[edit] Game 4

October 13, 1923 at the Polo Grounds (IV) in New York, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York (A) 0 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 13 1
New York (N) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 4 13 1
W: Bob Shawkey (1-0)  L: Jack Scott (0-1)   S: Herb Pennock (1)
HR: NYGRoss Youngs (1)

[edit] Game 5

October 14, 1923 at Yankee Stadium in New York, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York (N) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 2
New York (A) 3 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 x 8 14 0
W: Joe Bush (1-1)   L: Jack Bentley (0-1)
HR: NYYJoe Dugan (1)

[edit] Game 6

October 15, 1923 at the Polo Grounds (IV) in New York, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York (A) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 6 5 0
New York (N) 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 4 10 1
W: Herb Pennock (2-0)  L: Art Nehf (1-1)   S: Sam Jones (1)
HR: NYYBabe Ruth (3), NYGFrank Snyder (1)

[edit] Composite Box

1923 World Series (4-2): New York Yankees (A.L.) over New York Giants (N.L.)

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York Yankees 5 13 1 4 1 0 1 5 0 30 60 3
New York Giants 1 2 4 1 1 2 1 3 2 17 47 6
Total Attendance: 301,430   Average Attendance: 50,238
Winning Player’s Share: – $6,143   Losing Player’s Share – $4,113


[edit] References and Further Reading

  • Ronald A. Mayer: The 1923 New York Yankees: A History of Their First World Championship Season, McFarland, Jefferson, NC, 2010.
  • David Neft and Richard M. Cohen: The World Series. St Martins Press, New York, NY, 1990, pp. 97-101.

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