1935 World Series

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1935 World Series
Team (Wins) Manager Season
Detroit Tigers (4) Mickey Cochrane (player/manager) 93–58, .616, GA: 3
Chicago Cubs (2) Charlie Grimm 100–54, .649, GA: 4
Dates: October 2–7
Radio: NBC, CBS, Mutual
Radio announcers: NBC: Hal Totten, Ty Tyson, Graham McNamee, Boake Carter
CBS: France Laux, Truman Bradley, Jack Graney
Mutual: Bob Elson, Red Barber, Quin Ryan
Umpires: George Moriarty (AL), Ernie Quigley (NL), Bill McGowan (AL), Dolly Stark (NL)
Hall of Famers: Umpire: Bill McGowan
Tigers: Mickey Cochrane, Charlie Gehringer, Goose Goslin, Hank Greenberg.
Cubs: Gabby Hartnett, Chuck Klein, Freddie Lindstrom, Billy Herman.
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The 1935 World Series featured the Detroit Tigers and the Chicago Cubs, with the Tigers winning in six games for their first championship in five Series appearances. They had lost in 1907, 1908, 1909, and 1934.

The Tigers won despite losing the services of first baseman Hank Greenberg. In Game 2, Greenberg collided with Cubs catcher Gabby Hartnett and broke his wrist, sidelining him for the rest of the Series. Marv Owen replaced him at first base and went 1 for 20. Utility infielder Flea Clifton was forced to fill in for Owen at third base and went 0-for-16 in the Series.

The Cubs had won 21 consecutive games in September (still a record as of 2013), eventually taking the National League pennant by four games over the defending World Series champions, the St. Louis Cardinals.

In Game 6, Tommy Bridges pitched a complete game victory to win the Series for Detroit. With the score tied 3–3 in the top of the ninth inning, Bridges gave up a leadoff triple to Stan Hack, but retired the next three batters without the runner on third scoring. In the bottom of the ninth, Goose Goslin drove in the winning run with two outs. After the game, manager Mickey Cochrane said the following of Bridges' gutsy performance: "A hundred and fifty pounds of courage. If there ever is a payoff on courage this little 150-pound pitcher is the greatest World Series hero."1

In addition to Bridges, the Tigers had a hitting hero. Right fielder Pete Fox accumulated ten hits and an average of .385 for the Series. Fox hit safely in all six games.

Detroit owner Frank Navin, then 64 years old, had been running the organization for 30 years and had seen four of his teams win American League pennants, only to lose four World Series. Six weeks after the Tigers finally won the World Series in October 1935, Navin suffered a heart attack while riding a horse and died. [1]

Summary

AL Detroit Tigers (4) vs. NL Chicago Cubs (2)

Game Date Score Location Time Attendance
1 October 2 Chicago Cubs – 3, Detroit Tigers – 0 Navin Field 1:51 47,3912
2 October 3 Chicago Cubs – 3, Detroit Tigers – 8 Navin Field 1:59 46,7423 
3 October 4 Detroit Tigers – 6, Chicago Cubs – 5 (11 innings) Wrigley Field 2:27 45,5324 
4 October 5 Detroit Tigers – 2, Chicago Cubs – 1 Wrigley Field 2:28 49,3505 
5 October 6 Detroit Tigers – 1, Chicago Cubs – 3 Wrigley Field 1:49 49,2376 
6 October 7 Chicago Cubs – 3, Detroit Tigers – 4 Navin Field 1:57 48,4207

Matchups

Game 1

Wednesday, October 2, 1935 at Navin Field in Detroit, Michigan

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chicago 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 7 0
Detroit 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 3
WP: Lon Warneke (1–0)   LP: Schoolboy Rowe (0–1)
Home runs:
CHC: Frank Demaree (1)
DET: None

Game 2

Thursday, October 3, 1935 at Navin Field in Detroit, Michigan

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chicago 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 3 6 1
Detroit 4 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 X 8 9 2
WP: Tommy Bridges (1–0)   LP: Charlie Root (0–1)
Home runs:
CHC: None
DET: Hank Greenberg (1)

Game 3

Friday, October 4, 1935 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R H E
Detroit 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 1 6 12 2
Chicago 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 5 10 3
WP: Schoolboy Rowe (1–1)   LP: Larry French (0–1)
Home runs:
DET: None
CHC: Frank Demaree (2)

Game 4

Saturday, October 5, 1935 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Detroit 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 7 0
Chicago 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 2
WP: General Crowder (1–0)   LP: Tex Carleton (0–1)
Home runs:
DET: None
CHC: Gabby Hartnett (1)

Game 5

Sunday, October 6, 1935 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Detroit 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 1
Chicago 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 X 3 8 0
WP: Lon Warneke (2–0)   LP: Schoolboy Rowe (1–2)   Sv: Bill Lee (1)
Home runs:
DET: None
CHC: Chuck Klein (1)

This was the first of two World Series games that the Cubs have won in Wrigley Field. The other was Game 6 in 1945.

Game 6

Monday, October 7, 1935 at Navin Field in Detroit, Michigan

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chicago 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 12 0
Detroit 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 4 12 1
WP: Tommy Bridges (2–0)   LP: Larry French (0–2)
Home runs:
CHC: Billy Herman (1)
DET: None

Composite line score

1935 World Series (4–2): Detroit Tigers (A.L.) over Chicago Cubs (N.L.)

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R H E
Detroit Tigers 5 0 1 4 0 3 1 4 2 0 1 21 51 9
Chicago Cubs 2 3 3 0 4 0 3 0 3 0 0 18 48 6
Total attendance: 286,672   Average attendance: 47,779
Winning player's share: $6,545   Losing player's share: $4,1998

Detroit: "City of Champions"

When the Detroit Tigers won the 1935 World Series, the city of Detroit was mired in the Great Depression, which had hit the city and its industries particularly hard. However, with the success of the Tigers and other Detroit teams and athletes in 1935/36, Detroit's luck appeared to be changing, as the City was dubbed the "City of Champions." The Lions continued Detroit's winning ways by capturing the 1935 NFL Championship Game, followed by the Detroit Red Wings winning the 1935–36 Stanley Cup championship. With the Stanley Cup win, the city had seen three major league championships in less than a year. Detroit's "champions" included Detroit's "Brown Bomber," Joe Louis, the heavyweight boxing champion; native Detroiter Gar Wood who was the champion of unlimited powerboat racing and the first man to go 100 miles per hour on water; and Eddie "the Midnight Express" Tolan, a black Detroiter who won gold medals in the 100- and 200-meter races at the 1932 Summer Olympics.

Notes

  1. ^ Tommy Bridges at the SABR Baseball Biography Project, by Ralph Berger, retrieved November 14, 2013
  2. ^ "1935 World Series Game 1 - Chicago Cubs vs. Detroit Tigers". Retrosheet. Retrieved September 13, 2009. 
  3. ^ "1935 World Series Game 2 - Chicago Cubs vs. Detroit Tigers". Retrosheet. Retrieved September 13, 2009. 
  4. ^ "1935 World Series Game 3 - Detroit Tigers vs. Chicago Cubs". Retrosheet. Retrieved September 13, 2009. 
  5. ^ "1935 World Series Game 4 - Detroit Tigers vs. Chicago Cubs". Retrosheet. Retrieved September 13, 2009. 
  6. ^ "1935 World Series Game 5 - Detroit Tigers vs. Chicago Cubs". Retrosheet. Retrieved September 13, 2009. 
  7. ^ "1935 World Series Game 6 - Chicago Cubs vs. Detroit Tigers". Retrosheet. Retrieved September 13, 2009. 
  8. ^ "World Series Gate Receipts and Player Shares". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved June 14, 2009. 

References

  • Cohen, Richard M.; Neft, David S. (1990). The World Series: Complete Play-By-Play of Every Game, 1903–1989. New York: St. Martin's Press. pp. 157–161. ISBN 0-312-03960-3. 
  • Reichler, Joseph (1982). The Baseball Encyclopedia (5th ed.). MacMillian Publishing. p. 2143. ISBN 0-02-579010-2. 

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