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Philadelphia Athletics 3, New York Giants 2

Philadelphia Athletics 3, New York Giants 2

Day

World Series Game Played on Tuesday, October 17, 1911 (D) at Polo Grounds

PHI A    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  1    0  2  -   3  9  1
NY  N    0  0  1    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  1  -   2  3  5
BATTING
Philadelphia Athletics AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Lord lf                5   0   0   0       0   0       5   0
Oldring cf             5   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
Collins 2b             5   1   2   0       0   1       5   4
Baker 3b               5   2   2   1       0   0       2   2
Murphy rf              5   0   0   1       0   0       2   0
Davis 1b               5   0   2   1       0   1      10   0
Barry ss               3   0   2   0       0   0       1   3
Lapp c                 4   0   1   0       0   0       8   5
Coombs p               4   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                41   3   9   3       0   3      33  15
FIELDING - 
E: Collins (2).
BATTING - 
2B: Barry (1,off Mathewson).
HR: Baker (2,9th inning off Mathewson 0 on, 1 out).
SH: Barry (1,off Mathewson).
Team LOB: 6.
BASERUNNING - 
SB: Barry (1,2nd base off Mathewson/Meyers); Collins (1,2nd base off Mathewson/Meyers).
CS: Davis (1,2nd base by Mathewson/Meyers).
New York Giants       AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Devore lf              4   0   0   1       0   1       0   0
Doyle 2b               4   0   0   0       0   1       5   5
Snodgrass cf           3   0   0   0       1   2       3   0
Murray rf              2   0   0   0       1   0       2   1
Merkle 1b              3   0   0   0       1   0      11   1
Herzog 3b              3   1   1   0       1   1       4   3
Fletcher ss            4   0   0   0       0   0       3   4
Meyers c               4   1   1   0       0   1       4   4
Mathewson p            3   0   1   0       0   1       1   4
  Becker ph            1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Totals                31   2   3   1       4   7      33  22
FIELDING - 
DP: 1.
E: Herzog 3 (3), Fletcher 2 (2).
BATTING - 
2B: Herzog (2,off Coombs).
SH: Murray (2,off Coombs).
Team LOB: 1.
BASERUNNING - 
CS: Devore (1,2nd base by Coombs/Lapp); Herzog (1,2nd base by Coombs/Lapp);
Merkle (1,2nd base by Coombs/Lapp); Becker (1,2nd base by Coombs/Lapp).
PITCHING
Philadelphia Athletics IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Coombs W(1-0)         11     3   2   1   4   7   0
New York Giants       IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Mathewson L(1-1)      11     9   3   1   0   3   1

Umpires: Bill Brennan (NL), Tommy Connolly (AL), Bill Klem (NL), Bill Dineen (AL)
Time of Game: 2:25   Attendance: 37216
Starting Lineups:

   Philadelphia Athletics        New York Giants          
1. Lord                lf        Devore              lf
2. Oldring             cf        Doyle               2b
3. Collins             2b        Snodgrass           cf
4. Baker               3b        Murray              rf
5. Murphy              rf        Merkle              1b
6. Davis               1b        Herzog              3b
7. Barry               ss        Fletcher            ss
8. Lapp                c         Meyers              c
9. Coombs              p         Mathewson           p

ATHLETICS 1ST: Lord grounded out (pitcher to second to first);
Oldring grounded out (shortstop to first); Collins grounded out
(first to pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 0, Giants 0.

GIANTS 1ST: Devore struck out; Doyle grounded out (first
unassisted); Snodgrass struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Athletics 0, Giants 0.

ATHLETICS 2ND: Baker grounded out (second to first); Murphy
lined to third; Davis made an out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Athletics 0, Giants 0.

GIANTS 2ND: Murray made an out to left; Merkle grounded out
(shortstop to first); Herzog struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Athletics 0, Giants 0.

ATHLETICS 3RD: Barry singled to left; Barry stole second; Lapp
lined into a double play (second to shortstop) [Barry out at
second]; Coombs popped to second; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Athletics 0, Giants 0.

GIANTS 3RD: Fletcher made an out to right; Meyers singled;
Mathewson singled to right [Meyers to third]; Devore forced
Mathewson (third to second) [Meyers scored]; Devore was caught
stealing second (catcher to shortstop); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Athletics 0, Giants 1.

ATHLETICS 4TH: Lord made an out to center; Oldring popped to
shortstop; Collins singled to third; Collins stole second; Baker
grounded out (pitcher to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Athletics 0, Giants 1.

GIANTS 4TH: Doyle grounded out (second to first); Snodgrass made
an out to left; Murray made an out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Athletics 0, Giants 1.

ATHLETICS 5TH: Murphy reached on an error by Herzog [Murphy to
first]; Davis singled to center [Murphy to second]; Barry out on
a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to first) [Murphy to third, Davis to
second]; Lapp reached on a fielder's choice [Murphy out at home
(pitcher to catcher to third)]; Coombs popped to shortstop; 0 R,
1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Athletics 0, Giants 1.

GIANTS 5TH: Merkle made an out to left; Herzog walked; Herzog
was caught stealing second (catcher to second); Fletcher
grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Athletics 0, Giants 1.

ATHLETICS 6TH: Lord made an out to right; Oldring made an out to
center; Collins struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 0,
Giants 1.

GIANTS 6TH: Meyers popped to catcher in foul territory;
Mathewson popped to second; Devore grounded out (third to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 0, Giants 1.

ATHLETICS 7TH: Baker made an out to right; Murphy popped to
second; Davis struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 0,
Giants 1.

GIANTS 7TH: Doyle grounded out (second to first); Snodgrass
struck out; Murray walked; Merkle grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Athletics 0, Giants 1.

ATHLETICS 8TH: Barry doubled to left; Lapp singled to shortstop
[Barry to third]; Coombs reached on a fielder's choice [Barry
out at home (second to catcher), Lapp to second]; Lord reached
on a fielder's choice [Lapp out at home (shortstop to catcher to
third), Coombs to second (error by Fletcher; assist by Doyle)];
Oldring struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  Athletics 0, Giants 1.

GIANTS 8TH: Herzog made an out to left; Fletcher grounded out
(shortstop to first); Meyers struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Athletics 0, Giants 1.

ATHLETICS 9TH: Collins grounded out (third to first); Baker
homered; Murphy reached on an error by Herzog [Murphy to second
(on throw to 1b)]; Davis grounded out (catcher to first) [Murphy
to third]; Barry grounded out (third to first); 1 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1
LOB.  Athletics 1, Giants 1.

GIANTS 9TH: Mathewson struck out; Devore popped to third; Doyle
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 1, Giants 1.

ATHLETICS 10TH: Lapp grounded out (shortstop to first); Coombs
popped to second; Lord grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0
H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 1, Giants 1.

GIANTS 10TH: Snodgrass walked; Murray out on a sacrifice bunt
(pitcher to first) [Snodgrass to second]; Snodgrass was out
trying to advance to third; Merkle walked; Merkle was caught
stealing second (catcher to second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Athletics 1, Giants 1.

ATHLETICS 11TH: Oldring grounded out (third to first); Collins
singled to left; Baker singled to third [Collins to third (error
by Herzog), Baker to second]; Murphy reached on an error by
Fletcher [Collins scored (unearned) (RBI), Baker to third,
Murphy to first]; Davis singled to right [Baker scored
(unearned), Murphy out at third (right to third)]; Davis was
caught stealing second (catcher to second); 2 R, 3 H, 2 E, 0
LOB.  Athletics 3, Giants 1.

GIANTS 11TH: Herzog doubled to left; Fletcher made an out to
left; Meyers grounded out (second to first) [Herzog to third];
BECKER BATTED FOR MATHEWSON; Becker reached on an error by
Collins [Herzog scored (unearned), Becker to first]; Debut
game for Beals Becker; Becker was caught stealing second
(catcher to second); 1 R, 1 H, 1 E, 0 LOB.  Athletics 3, Giants
2.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Athletics        3   9   1    6
 Giants           2   3   5    1

References

Total Baseball: The Ultimate Baseball Encyclopedia by John Thorn, et al.
2006 ESPN Baseball Encyclopedia by Gary Gillette (Editor), Pete Palmer (Editor).

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