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1945 World Series (4-3): Detroit Tigers (88-65) over Chicago Cubs (98-56)


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Series Games

Game 1 / Box Score and Play-By-Play

  Wednesday, October 3, 1945 at Briggs Stadium (Detroit Tigers)

                                 1  2  3    4  5  6    7  8  9     R  H  E
                                 -  -  -    -  -  -    -  -  -     -  -  -
    Chicago Cubs                 4  0  3    0  0  0    2  0  0     9 13  0
    Detroit Tigers               0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0     0  6  0

    PITCHERS: CHC - Borowy
              DET - Newhouser, Benton (3), Tobin (5), Mueller (8)

               WP - Hank Borowy
	       LP - Hal Newhouser
             SAVE - none

   HOME RUNS: CHC - Cavarretta
              DET - none

  ATTENDANCE: 54,637

Game 2 / Box Score and Play-By-Play

  Thursday, October 4, 1945 at Briggs Stadium (Detroit Tigers)

                                 1  2  3    4  5  6    7  8  9     R  H  E
                                 -  -  -    -  -  -    -  -  -     -  -  -
    Chicago Cubs                 0  0  0    1  0  0    0  0  0     1  7  0
    Detroit Tigers               0  0  0    0  4  0    0  0  x     4  7  0

    PITCHERS: CHC - Wyse, Erickson (7)
              DET - Trucks

               WP - Virgil Trucks
	       LP - Hank Wyse
             SAVE - none

   HOME RUNS: CHC - none
              DET - Greenberg

  ATTENDANCE: 53,636

Game 3 / Box Score and Play-By-Play

  Friday, October 5, 1945 at Briggs Stadium (Detroit Tigers)

                                 1  2  3    4  5  6    7  8  9     R  H  E
                                 -  -  -    -  -  -    -  -  -     -  -  -
    Chicago Cubs                 0  0  0    2  0  0    1  0  0     3  8  0
    Detroit Tigers               0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0     0  1  2

    PITCHERS: CHC - Passeau
              DET - Overmire, Benton (7)

               WP - Claude Passeau
	       LP - Stubby Overmire
             SAVE - none

   HOME RUNS: CHC - none
              DET - none

  ATTENDANCE: 55,500

Game 4 / Box Score and Play-By-Play

  Saturday, October 6, 1945 at Wrigley Field (Chicago Cubs)

                                 1  2  3    4  5  6    7  8  9     R  H  E
                                 -  -  -    -  -  -    -  -  -     -  -  -
    Detroit Tigers               0  0  0    4  0  0    0  0  0     4  7  1
    Chicago Cubs                 0  0  0    0  0  1    0  0  0     1  5  1

    PITCHERS: DET - Trout
              CHC - Prim, Derringer (4), Vandenberg (6), Erickson (8)

               WP - Dizzy Trout
	       LP - Ray Prim
             SAVE - none

   HOME RUNS: DET - none
              CHC - none

  ATTENDANCE: 42,923

Game 5 / Box Score and Play-By-Play

  Sunday, October 7, 1945 at Wrigley Field (Chicago Cubs)

                                 1  2  3    4  5  6    7  8  9     R  H  E
                                 -  -  -    -  -  -    -  -  -     -  -  -
    Detroit Tigers               0  0  1    0  0  4    1  0  2     8 11  0
    Chicago Cubs                 0  0  1    0  0  0    2  0  1     4  7  2

    PITCHERS: DET - Newhouser
              CHC - Borowy, Vandenberg (6), Chipman (6), Derringer (7), Erickson (9)

               WP - Hal Newhouser
	       LP - Hank Borowy
             SAVE - none

   HOME RUNS: DET - none
              CHC - none

  ATTENDANCE: 43,463

Game 6 / Box Score and Play-By-Play

  Monday, October 8, 1945 at Wrigley Field (Chicago Cubs)

                                 1  2  3    4  5  6    7  8  9   10 11 12     R  H  E
                                 -  -  -    -  -  -    -  -  -    -  -  -     -  -  -
    Detroit Tigers               0  1  0    0  0  0    2  4  0    0  0  0     7 13  1
    Chicago Cubs                 0  0  0    0  4  1    2  0  0    0  0  1     8 15  3

    PITCHERS: DET - Trucks, Caster (5), Bridges (6), Benton (7), Trout (8)
              CHC - Passeau, Wyse (7), Prim (8), Borowy (9)

               WP - Hank Borowy
	       LP - Dizzy Trout
             SAVE - none

   HOME RUNS: DET - Greenberg
              CHC - none

  ATTENDANCE: 41,708

Game 7 / Box Score and Play-By-Play

  Wednesday, October 10, 1945 at Wrigley Field (Chicago Cubs)

                                 1  2  3    4  5  6    7  8  9     R  H  E
                                 -  -  -    -  -  -    -  -  -     -  -  -
    Detroit Tigers               5  1  0    0  0  0    1  2  0     9  9  1
    Chicago Cubs                 1  0  0    1  0  0    0  1  0     3 10  0

    PITCHERS: DET - Newhouser
              CHC - Borowy, Derringer (1), Vandenberg (2), Erickson (6), Passeau (8), Wyse (9)

               WP - Hal Newhouser
	       LP - Hank Borowy
             SAVE - none

   HOME RUNS: DET - none
              CHC - none

  ATTENDANCE: 41,590

Series Batting Stats

Detroit Tigers Batting

* indicates player was with multiple teams
Playoff Series Stats Regular Season Stats
G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SB CS E G AB R H HR RBI SB BA OPS
Al Benton 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 31 63 2 4 0 3 0 .063 .188
Red Borom 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 55 130 19 35 0 9 4 .269 .607
Tommy Bridges 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000
George Caster 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 *32 14 0 3 0 1 0 .214 .527
Doc Cramer 7 29 7 11 0 0 0 4 1 0 .379 .419 .379 .799 1 0 0 141 541 62 149 6 58 2 .275 .703
Roy Cullenbine 7 22 5 5 2 0 0 4 8 2 .227 .433 .318 .752 1 0 0 *154 536 83 146 18 93 2 .272 .846
Zeb Eaton 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 26 32 2 8 2 10 0 .250 .719
Hank Greenberg 7 23 7 7 3 0 2 7 6 5 .304 .467 .696 1.162 0 0 0 78 270 47 84 13 60 3 .311 .948
Joe Hoover 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 0 1 0 74 222 33 57 1 17 6 .257 .684
Chuck Hostetler 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 42 44 3 7 0 2 0 .159 .502
Bob Maier 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 0 0 132 486 58 128 1 34 7 .263 .667
Eddie Mayo 7 28 4 7 1 0 0 2 3 2 .250 .323 .286 .608 0 0 2 134 501 71 143 10 54 7 .285 .752
John McHale 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 19 14 0 2 0 1 0 .143 .393
Ed Mierkowicz 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 15 0 2 0 2 0 .133 .454
Les Mueller 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 26 44 5 8 1 4 0 .182 .536
Hal Newhouser 3 8 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 .000 .111 .000 .111 0 0 1 40 109 9 28 0 17 0 .257 .623
Jimmy Outlaw 7 28 1 5 0 0 0 3 2 1 .179 .233 .179 .412 1 0 0 132 446 56 121 0 34 6 .271 .668
Stubby Overmire 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 31 53 5 10 0 3 0 .189 .510
Paul Richards 7 19 0 4 2 0 0 6 4 3 .211 .348 .316 .664 0 0 1 83 234 26 60 3 32 4 .256 .670
Bob Swift 3 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 .250 .500 .250 .750 0 0 0 95 279 19 65 0 24 1 .233 .549
Jim Tobin 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 *58 102 11 14 5 17 0 .137 .574
Dizzy Trout 2 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .167 .167 .333 0 0 0 42 102 11 25 2 11 1 .245 .632
Virgil Trucks 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .200 .000 .200 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .333
Hub Walker 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 1.000 1.500 0 0 28 23 4 3 0 1 1 .130 .505
Skeeter Webb 7 27 4 5 0 0 0 1 2 1 .185 .241 .185 .427 0 0 0 118 407 43 81 0 21 8 .199 .492
Rudy York 7 28 1 5 1 0 0 3 3 4 .179 .258 .214 .472 0 0 1 155 595 71 157 18 87 6 .264 .745
Totals 88 242 32 54 10 0 2 32 33 22 .223 .321 .289 .611 3 1 155 5257 633 1345 77 60 .256 .684

Chicago Cubs Batting

* indicates player was with multiple teams
Playoff Series Stats Regular Season Stats
G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SB CS E G AB R H HR RBI SB BA OPS
Heinz Becker 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .500 .667 .500 1.167 0 0 67 133 25 38 2 27 0 .286 .796
Cy Block 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 7 1 1 0 1 0 .143 .286
Hank Borowy 4 6 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 .167 .167 .333 .500 0 0 0 *33 91 10 18 0 6 0 .198 .508
Phil Cavarretta 7 26 7 11 2 0 1 5 4 3 .423 .500 .615 1.115 0 0 0 132 498 94 177 6 97 5 .355 .949
Bob Chipman 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 17 1 3 0 2 0 .176 .498
Paul Derringer 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 35 75 3 15 0 8 0 .200 .440
Paul Erickson 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 28 32 2 5 0 0 0 .156 .447
Paul Gillespie 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 75 163 12 47 3 25 2 .288 .746
Stan Hack 7 30 1 11 3 0 0 4 4 2 .367 .441 .467 .908 0 1 3 150 597 110 193 2 43 12 .323 .826
Roy Hughes 6 17 1 5 1 0 0 3 4 5 .294 .429 .353 .782 0 0 0 69 222 34 58 0 8 6 .261 .617
Don Johnson 7 29 4 5 2 1 0 0 0 8 .172 .172 .310 .483 1 0 1 138 557 94 168 2 58 9 .302 .704
Mickey Livingston 6 22 3 8 3 0 0 4 1 1 .364 .391 .500 .891 0 2 0 71 224 19 57 2 23 2 .254 .641
Peanuts Lowrey 7 29 4 9 1 0 0 0 1 2 .310 .333 .345 .678 0 0 0 143 523 72 148 7 89 11 .283 .735
Clyde McCullough 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lennie Merullo 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 121 394 40 94 2 37 7 .239 .597
Bill Nicholson 7 28 1 6 1 1 0 8 2 5 .214 .267 .321 .588 0 0 1 151 559 82 136 13 88 4 .243 .734
Andy Pafko 7 28 5 6 2 1 0 2 2 5 .214 .267 .357 .624 1 0 1 144 534 64 159 12 110 5 .298 .816
Claude Passeau 3 7 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 34 91 10 17 2 9 0 .187 .479
Ray Prim 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 34 51 4 13 0 1 0 .255 .576
Ed Sauer 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 49 93 8 24 2 11 2 .258 .704
Bill Schuster 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 45 47 8 9 0 2 2 .191 .573
Frank Secory 5 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .400 .400 .400 .800 0 0 35 57 4 9 0 6 0 .158 .362
Hy Vandenberg 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 30 32 4 4 0 2 0 .125 .339
Dewey Williams 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 59 100 16 28 2 5 0 .280 .763
Hank Wyse 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 38 101 6 17 0 7 0 .168 .356
Totals 99 247 29 65 16 3 1 27 19 48 .263 .316 .364 .680 2 3 155 5298 735 1465 57 69 .277 .720

Detroit Tigers Pitching

* indicates player was with multiple teams
Playoff Series Stats Regular Season Stats
G GS ERA W L SV CG IP H R ER BB SO WHIP G GS ERA W L SV IP H BB SO WHIP
Al Benton 3 0 1.93 0 0 0 0 4.2 6 1 1 0 5 1.286 31 27 2.02 13 8 3 191.2 175 63 76 1.242
Tommy Bridges 1 0 16.20 0 0 0 0 1.2 3 3 3 3 1 3.600 4 1 3.27 1 0 0 11.0 14 2 6 1.455
George Caster 1 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0.000 *32 0 4.57 6 3 3 67.0 67 34 32 1.507
Les Mueller 1 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 1 1 0.500 26 18 3.68 6 8 1 134.2 117 58 42 1.300
Hal Newhouser 3 3 6.10 2 1 0 2 20.2 25 14 14 4 22 1.403 40 36 1.81 25 9 2 313.1 239 110 212 1.114
Stubby Overmire 1 1 3.00 0 1 0 0 6.0 4 2 2 2 2 1.000 31 22 3.88 9 9 4 162.1 189 42 36 1.423
Jim Tobin 1 0 6.00 0 0 0 0 3.0 4 2 2 1 0 1.667 *41 31 3.78 13 19 1 255.0 281 84 52 1.431
Dizzy Trout 2 1 0.66 1 1 0 1 13.2 9 2 1 3 9 0.878 41 31 3.14 18 15 2 246.1 252 79 97 1.344
Virgil Trucks 2 2 3.38 1 0 0 1 13.1 14 5 5 5 7 1.425 1 1 1.69 0 0 0 5.1 3 2 3 0.938
Totals 15 7 3.84 4 3 0 4 65.2 65 29 28 19 48 1.279 155 155 2.990 88 65 1393.2 1305 538 588 1.322

Chicago Cubs Pitching

* indicates player was with multiple teams
Playoff Series Stats Regular Season Stats
G GS ERA W L SV CG IP H R ER BB SO WHIP G GS ERA W L SV IP H BB SO WHIP
Hank Borowy 4 3 4.00 2 2 0 1 18.0 21 8 8 6 8 1.500 *33 32 2.65 21 7 1 254.2 212 105 82 1.245
Bob Chipman 1 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 0.1 0 0 0 1 0 3.000 25 10 3.50 4 5 0 72.0 63 34 29 1.347
Paul Derringer 3 0 6.75 0 0 0 0 5.1 5 4 4 7 1 2.250 35 30 3.45 16 11 4 213.2 223 51 86 1.282
Paul Erickson 4 0 3.86 0 0 0 0 7.0 8 3 3 3 5 1.571 28 9 3.32 7 4 3 108.1 94 48 53 1.311
Claude Passeau 3 2 2.70 1 0 0 1 16.2 7 5 5 8 3 0.900 34 27 2.46 17 9 1 227.0 205 59 98 1.163
Ray Prim 2 1 9.00 0 1 0 0 4.0 4 5 4 1 1 1.250 34 19 2.40 13 8 2 165.1 142 23 88 0.998
Hy Vandenberg 3 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 6.0 1 0 0 3 3 0.667 30 7 3.49 7 3 2 95.1 91 33 35 1.301
Hank Wyse 3 1 7.04 0 1 0 0 7.2 8 7 6 4 1 1.565 38 34 2.68 22 10 0 278.1 272 55 77 1.175
Totals 23 7 4.15 3 4 0 2 65.0 54 32 30 33 22 1.338 155 155 2.977 98 56 1366.1 1301 385 541 1.234

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