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1937 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 15 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 2004, respectively.
This was the Yankees' third Series win over the Giants, finally giving the Yankees an overall edge at that point of 3 Series to 2 over the Giants, after having lost their first two meetings in 1921 and 1922. Since then, the only one 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 9th 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.
|1||Giants – 1, Yankees – 8||October 6||Yankee Stadium||60,573|
|2||Giants – 1, Yankees – 8||October 7||Yankee Stadium||57,675|
|3||Yankees – 5, Giants – 1||October 8||Polo Grounds||37,385|
|4||Yankees – 3, Giants – 7||October 9||Polo Grounds||44,293|
|5||Yankees – 5, Giants – 2||October 10||Polo Grounds||38,216|
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|New York (A)||0||0||0||0||0||7||0||1||x||8||7||0|
|W: Lefty Gomez (1-0) L: Carl Hubbell (0-1)|
|HR: NYY – Tony Lazzeri (1)|
|New York (N)||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||7||0|
|New York (A)||0||0||0||0||2||4||2||0||x||8||12||0|
|W: Red Ruffing (1-0) L: Cliff Melton (0-1)|
|New York (A)||0||1||2||1||1||0||0||0||0||5||9||0|
|New York (N)||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||1||5||4|
|W: Monte Pearson (1-0) L: Hal Schumacher (0-1) S: Johnny Murphy (1)|
|New York (A)||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||3||9||0|
|New York (N)||0||6||0||0||0||0||1||0||x||7||12||3|
|W: Carl Hubbell (1-1) L: Bump Hadley (0-1)|
|HR: NYY – Lou Gehrig (1)|
|New York (A)||0||1||1||0||2||0||0||0||0||4||8||0|
|New York (N)||0||0||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||10||0|
|W: Lefty Gomez (2-0) L: Cliff Melton (0-2)|
|HR: NYY – Myril Hoag (1), Joe DiMaggio (1) NYG – Mel Ott (1)|
|New York Yankees||1||2||4||1||5||11||2||1||1||28||42||0|
|New York Giants||1||6||2||0||1||0||2||0||0||12||40||9|
|Total Attendance: 238,142 Average Attendance: 47,628|
|Winning Player’s Share: – $6,471 Losing Player’s Share – $4,490|
- David S. Neft and Richard M. Cohen: The World Series, 1st ed., St Martins Press, New York, NY, 1990, pp. 167-170.
- 1937 World Series at WorldSeries.com (MLB.com)
- 1937 World Series at Baseball-Almanac.com
- 1937 World Series box scores and play-by-play at Retrosheet.org
|Modern Major League Baseball World Series
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