2003-16: The winner of the All-Star Game decided home-field advantage in the World Series. 1903 | document.write(update); It was the last time a Chicago Cubs team made it to the Fall Classic. Newhouser pitcher for Tigers, Phil Cavarreta singles sends Don Johnson to third. Watch our How-To Videos to Become a Stathead, Subscribe to Stathead and get access to more data than you can imagine. Our reasoning for presenting offensive logos. 1945 World Series - Detroit Tigers over Chicago Cubs (4-3) series statistics and schedule. All images are property the copyright holder and are displayed here for informational purposes only. 1948 | 1982 | 1934 | World Series, in baseball, a postseason play-off series between champions of the two … Game 5 was a rematch of the opener, but this time Tigers ace Newhouser bested Borowy, 8-4, as Greenberg smashed three doubles and scored three times. We have tools and resources that can help you use sports data. by Kirk Fox September 29, 2020. 2000 | As for the Tigers, they have won the World Series just twice since 1945 (1968 and 1984). 1917 | 1990 | As Smith notes, when Chicago writer Warren Brown was asked who he thought would win the 1945 Series, he replied, “I don’t think either one of them can win it.”. When asked who he liked in the Series, he answered, "I don't think either one of them can win it. The World Series again used the 3-4 wartime setup for home field sites, instead of the normal 2-3-2. The well-rested Newhouser went the distance for the 9-3 victory, allowing ten hits and striking out ten Cubs. 1920 | 1906 | To learn about our efforts to improve the accessibility and usability of our website, please visit our, 1945 - Detroit Tigers (4) vs. Chicago Cubs (3). "The Billy Goat Curse (a Chicago bar owner named Billy Sianis brought his goat to Wrigley during Game 4 and was denied admission so he put a 'hex' on the team) was removed twice by Sianis' nephew, Sam. 1937 | Copyright © 2000-2020 Sports Reference LLC. Second game: CU hands of Hank Greenberg, pan up to full shot of…2011-03-18T13:00:09.000Z. Paul Derringer came in as relief for Chicago, but by the end of the inning Detroit had scored five runs. 1931 | That was all Hal Newhouser needed, as he went the distance to pick up the Series-clinching 9-3 decision. 2018 | 1983 | 2009 1932 | The Cubs finished the 1945 season with a 98-56 record. All rights reserved. The Cubs did well in Detroit, winning two of the three games. 1965 | He then won 11 of 13 decisions for the Cubs. 1962 | The only hit of the game came with two outs in the second inning off the bat of Rudy York. 2010 | He hit the only two Tigers homers in the Series, and scored 7 runs overall and also drove in 7. 1958 | It was the last time a Chicago Cubs team made it to the Fall Classic. The Tigers won the series, four games to three. Four days earlier, on the final day of the American league schedule and in a game that marked Trucks' only appearance of the regular season, Greenberg smashed a pennant-clinching, grand slam in the ninth inning against the defending American League champion St. Louis Browns. 2016: The Cubs ended the longest drought in World Series history, winning their first Fall Classic since 1908. We have tools and resources that can help you use sports data. The Chicago Cubs will play in the World Series this year for the first time since 1945, but the Cubs actually played in the Fall Classic many times in the early years of the 20 th century. As for the Tigers, they have won the World Series just twice since 1945 (1968 and 1984). 2006 | 1943 | During Game 4, the Curse of the Billy Goat legend was born. Full-year historical Major League statistics provided by Pete Palmer and Gary Gillette of Hidden Game Sports. 1926 | 1911 | 1927 | Bill Nicholson hits triple (seen from behind screen) for two runs, Cubs go on to 9-0 victory. 1964 | Many thanks to him. 1947 | The streak was snapped, but at least until further notice, the curse lives on." 4-3, Athletics defeat Cardinals 1985 | Join our linker program. (John Owens/Chicago Tribune), Tiger emblem on Briggs stadium. Although the major hostilities of World War II had ended, some of the travel restrictions were still in effect. Except for 1919-1921, when it was a best-of-nine, the World Series has been a best-of-seven series. 1945 World Series The Chicago Cubs finally made it back to the World Series after a seven year absence thanks to the timely pitching of Henry Borowy. 1909 The 1945 World Series matched the American League Detroit Tigers against the National League Chicago Cubs. The Tigers had a 88-65 record. 1915 | 1916 | Curse of the Billy Goat: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know, 1945 World Series: How the Tigers Beat the Cubs, Copyright © 2020 Heavy, Inc. All rights reserved. 1960 | Logos were compiled by the amazing SportsLogos.net. 1968 | 1969 1966 | . All images are property the copyright holder and are displayed here for informational purposes only. View All Time MLB Stats; A complete season by season list of the winners of each World Series since the first World Series in 1903. Hal Newhouser was the winning ptcher in the 7th and final game. ... Jay Johnstone was a versatile outfielder who won a World Series … Now manager Charley Grimm went to Borowy, not once, not twice, but three times. 1935 World Series Detroit Tigers (4) vs Chicago Cubs (2) The Detroit Tigers were still searching for that first elusive championship title as they stood atop the American League and returned for their second consecutive World Series against Charley Grimm's Chicago Cubs (who had won twenty-one consecutive games in September). Future Hall of Famers Hank Greenberg and Hal Newhouser led Detroit, while the Cubs enjoyed the services of Phil Cavaretta, Stan Hack and Andy Pafko. Former Chicago Cubs star Andy Pafko looks back at the 1945 World Series, which he played in with the North Siders. The Chicago Cubs finally made it back to the World Series after a seven year absence thanks to the timely pitching of Henry Borowy. During World War II, the World Series followed an odd 3-4 format, instead of 2-3-2 to cut down on travel. 1953 | 1956: The Yankees' Don Larsen spun the only perfect game in World Series history. Here’s a look at the 1945 World Series and how the Tigers beat the Cubs. 2011 | Are you a Stathead, too? 1907 | 1959 1921 | The Book: Playing the Percentages in Baseball. Grimm, realizing that Borowy had done all he could for the '45 Cubs, told his weary pitcher to call it a day. When asked what he was doing, Hack responded, "I just wanted to see if I was still standing there on third base.". 1941 | Powered by. 2020: In the wake of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the World Series is played at a neutral site (Globe Life Field in Arlington) for the first time. According to Burge Cameron Smith’s book The 1945 Detroit Tigers, baseball writers in New York, Washington and even in Chicago were making fun of the Tigers and Cubs’ horrible records in the World Series. Total Zone Rating and initial framework for Wins above Replacement calculations provided by Sean Smith. In that Series' final game, Stan Hack had led off the top of the 9th inning of Game 6 with a triple but was stranded, and the Cubs lost the game and the Series. All logos are the trademark & property of their owners and not Sports Reference LLC. 1942 | ", In a similar vein, Frank Graham jokingly called this Series "the fat men versus the tall men at the office picnic.". 1923 | The Series opened in Detroit, but the Tigers could do nothing with Cubs starter Hank Borowy, who won 10 games for the Yankees during the season, then 11 more after being traded to the Cubs. While the Cubs went through six pitchers that day, Newhouser pitched a complete game for the Tigers. The Tigers, who beat the Cubs in the 1935 series and lost the 1907 and 1908 series to the Cubs, were looking for just their second series title. - unknown, for minors. Win Expectancy, Run Expectancy, and Leverage Index calculations provided by Tom Tango of InsideTheBook.com, and co-author of The Book: Playing the Percentages in Baseball. Logos were compiled by the amazing SportsLogos.net. 1992: The World Series was played outside of the United States for the first time, with the Toronto Blue Jays defeating the Braves in six games. The Curse of the Billy Goat was, according to legend, born during game 4 of the 1945 World Series. Introduction []. 1989 ", Records: Detroit Tigers (W: 88, L: 65, Pct: .575, GA: 1 ½) - Chicago Cubs (W: 98, L: 56, Pct: .636, GA: 3), Managers: Steve O'Neill (Detroit), Charlie Grimm (Chicago), Umpires: Bill Summers (AL), Lou Jorda (NL), Art Passarella (AL), Jocko Conlan (NL), AL Detroit Tigers (4) vs. NL Chicago Cubs (3), Pre-1903 Postseason Series One player decidedly not fitting that description was the Tigers' slugger Hank Greenberg, who had been discharged from military service early. The Series was a rematch between the two opponents of the 1935 World Series. Question, Comment, Feedback, or Correction? He also cited a famous quote of his, referencing himself anonymously and in the third person. 1949-53: The Yankees won a record five consecutive World Series. 4-2, Cardinals defeat Athletics The Tigers were shooting for their second World Series crown; their only previous Series title had come in 1935, against the Cubs. The Tigers won the Series, 4 games to 3, giving them their second championship and first since 1935. Though the war was over, wartime travel restrictions were still in effect, so the teams stayed in Motown for Game 3. Part of the Baseball Almanac Family, American Legion Band of the Chicago Board of Trade. 1977 | 1919 1995 | But Detroit struck for four runs in the eighth, the game-tying run coming on a Greenberg homer. Kyle Schwarber had two RBIs while Jake Arrieta pitched 5 1/3 innings of no-hit ball as the Chicago Cubs evened the World Series at a game apiece with a 5-1 win in Game 2. My Dad was an electrician by trade and once rewired the Grimm's farmhouse outside St.…2016-09-27T08:57:34.000Z According to Warren Brown's account, Hack was seen surveying the field before the first Series game. Curse of the Billy GoatRead more – http://www.thebaseballpage.com October 6, 1926 – Babe Ruth hits three home runs to lead the Yankees to a 10 – 5 victory over St. Louis in Game Four of the World Series. This page was last edited on 3 December 2016, at 15:11. Suddenly Manager Steve O'Neill's Tigers were in a position to close out the Cubs in six games. 1963 | 1955: The World Series MVP Award was given for the first time, with Brooklyn's Johnny Podres taking the honor. Join our linker program. 1992 | Other Series pitchers in the "1-Hit Complete Game Club" are: The Detroit Tigers were the first team in World Series history to field twenty-six players during any Series of any length. 1956 | 1946 | The Cubs were eyeing their third Series championship; their two titles came in 1907 and 1908 at the Tigers' expense. The 1946 World Series was played in October 1946 between the St. Louis Cardinals (representing the National League) and the Boston Red Sox (representing the American League).This was the Red Sox's first appearance in a World Series since their championship of 1918. All logos are the trademark & property of their owners and not Sports Reference LLC. 1997 | In Game 3, Chicago's Claude Passeau tossed a one-hitter in which Rudy York singled to left field with two out in the second and led the National Leaguers to a 3-0 triumph. Unfortunately, Borowy allowed singles to the first three batters he faced, was lifted, and the Tigers wound up scoring five runs in the first inning. 1973 | World Series 1945Tiger emblem on Briggs stadium. We present them here for purely educational purposes. Virgil Trucks, a sixteen-game winner for Detroit in 1943 (and only recently discharged from the United States Navy), pitched a seven-hitter in Game 2 and won, 4-1, as midseason service returnee Hank Greenberg unloaded a three-run homer in the fifth.