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World Series (4-3)

Cincinnati Reds (100-53, NL) vs. Detroit Tigers (90-64, AL)


The 1940 World Series matched the Cincinnati Reds against the Detroit Tigers, with the Reds winning the Series in seven games for their second championship, their first since the scandal-tainted victory in 1919. Bill Klem worked the last of his record 18 World Series as an umpire.

It was a closely contested Series, especially the final game, which was a heartbreaker for the Tigers, as losing pitcher Bobo Newsom had lost his father, who died in a Cincinnati hotel room the day after watching his son win Game 1. Newsom pitched a shutout "for dad" in his next start, in Game 5. Newsom also pitched well in Game 7, but his one day of rest caught up to him in the 7th inning, when the Reds scored two runs to take the lead and eventually the game and the Series.

The Reds' win in Game 2 snapped a 10-game losing streak for the National League in the Series, tying the 10-game streak by the NL from 1927-1929.

Willard Hershberger, who had been the backup catcher for Ernie Lombardi in the 1939 Series, committed suicide during the season. One of the Reds' coaches, forty-year-old Jimmie Wilson, took over as Lombardi's backup. During the Series, Wilson batted .353 and was credited with the only stolen base.

Records: Cincinnati Reds (W: 100, L: 53, Pct: .654, GA: 12) - Detroit Tigers (W: 90, L: 64, Pct: .584, GA: 1)

Managers: Bill McKechnie (Cincinnati), Del Baker (Detroit)

Umpires: Bill Klem (NL), Red Ormsby (AL), Lee Ballanfant (NL), Steve Basil (AL)

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[edit] Summary

NL Cincinnati Reds (4) vs. AL Detroit Tigers (3)

Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 Tigers – 7, Reds – 2 October 2 Crosley Field 31,793
2 Tigers – 3, Reds – 5 October 3 Crosley Field 30,640
3 Reds – 4, Tigers – 7 October 4 Briggs Stadium 52,877
4 Reds – 5, Tigers – 2 October 5 Briggs Stadium 54,093
5 Reds – 0, Tigers – 8 October 6 Briggs Stadium 55,189
6 Tigers – 0, Reds – 4 October 7 Crosley Field 30,481
7 Tigers – 1, Reds – 2 October 8 Crosley Field 26,854

[edit] Matchups

[edit] Game 1

October 2, 1940 at Crosley Field in Cincinnati, Ohio

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Detroit (A) 0 5 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 7 10 1
Cincinnati (N) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 8 3
W: Bobo Newsom (1-0)   L: Paul Derringer (0-1)
HR: DETBruce Campbell (1)

[edit] Game 2

October 3, 1940 at Crosley Field in Cincinnati, Ohio

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Detroit (A) 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 3 1
Cincinnati (N) 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 9 0
W: Bucky Walters (1-0)   L: Schoolboy Rowe (0-1)
HR: CINJimmy Ripple (1)

[edit] Game 3

October 4, 1940 at Briggs Stadium in Detroit, Michigan

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cincinnati (N) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 4 10 1
Detroit (A) 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 2 x 7 13 1
W: Tommy Bridges (1-0)  L: Jim Turner (0-1)
HR: : DETRudy York (1), Pinky Higgins (1)

[edit] Game 4

October 5, 1940 at Briggs Stadium in Detroit, Michigan

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cincinnati (N) 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 5 11 1
Detroit (A) 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 5 1
W: Paul Derringer (1-1)  L: Dizzy Trout (0-1)

[edit] Game 5

October 6, 1940 at Briggs Stadium in Detroit, Michigan

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cincinnati (N) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0
Detroit (A) 0 0 3 4 0 0 0 1 x 8 13 0
W: Bobo Newsom (2-0)  L: Junior Thompson (0-1)
HR: : DETHank Greenberg (1)

[edit] Game 6

October 7, 1940 at Crosley Field in Cincinnati, Ohio

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Detroit (A) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Cincinnati (N) 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 x 4 10 2
W: Bucky Walters (2-0)   L: Schoolboy Rowe (0-2)
HR: CINBucky Walters (1)

[edit] Game 7

October 8, 1940 at Crosley Field in Cincinnati, Ohio

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Detroit (A) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 0
Cincinnati (N) 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 x 2 7 1
W: Paul Derringer (2-1)   L: Bobo Newsom (2-1)

[edit] Composite Box

1940 World Series (4-3): Cincinnati Reds (N.L.) over Detroit Tigers (A.L.)

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cincinnati Reds 5 2 3 3 0 1 2 4 2 22 58 8
Detroit Tigers 2 5 5 2 2 2 4 3 0 28 56 4
Total Attendance: 281,927   Average Attendance: 40,275
Winning Player’s Share: – $5,804   Losing Player’s Share – $3,532

[edit] Home runs by pitchers

Bucky Walters was the fourth National League pitcher to hit a home run during a Series game. The others were:

Name			Date		Inning		World Series
Rosy Ryan		10-06-1924	4th		1924 World Series
Jack Bentley		10-08-1924	5th		1924 World Series
Jesse Haines		10-05-1926	4th		1926 World Series

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