1929 World Series

Philadelphia Athletics vs Chicago Cubs


The Philadelphia A's defeat the Cubs 4 games to 1 to win the World Series.  Howard Ehmhke, who pitched just 11 games in the regular season struck out 13 Cubs in the game 1 victory. 

Game 4 was one of the more forgettable moments in Cubs history as the cubs blew an 8 run lead when the A's scored 10 runs in the 7th inning as the A's defeated the Cubs 10-8. 

Than in game 5, the Cubs took a 2-0 lead into the bottom of the ninth inning, but a 3-run 9th inning rally ends with a Bing Miller walk-off double as the A's defeat the Cubs for a World Series championship.


October 8, 1929

Game 1, World Series

The World Series has many stories of lesser-known players that have big games. Game 1 of the 1929 World Series is one of those examples.  Philadelphia Athletics pitcher, Howard Emhke pitched just 11 games in the 1929 season for the A’s, but pitched very well in Game 1, giving up just one run and striking out 13 Cub batters to give the A’s a 3-1 victory in the first World Series game played at Wrigley Field.  The A’s take a 1-0 lead in the 1929 World Series.


October 9, 1929

Game 2, World Series

The Philadelphia A’s take a 2-0 lead in the 1929 World Series with an 8-3 victory over the Cubs at Wrigley Field.

 

October 11, 1929

Game 3, World Series

The Cubs pick up a win in the 1929 World Series to cut into the A’s advantage (they lead the Series 2 games to 1) as Guy Bush gives up just one run and Kiki Cuyler drives in 2 of the Cubs 3 runs. Cubs win 3-1 at Shibe Park in Philadelphia.

October 12, 1929

Game 4, World Series

Well, Cubs fans, postseason problems are a part of Cubs history. And this one really hurts.  In game 4 of the World Series, the Cubs looked like they were in great shape to tie the Series 2-2 with an 8-0 lead going into the bottom of the 7th inning.  But the A’s scored 10 runs in the 7th inning to get the lead.  A big play in the inning was when Hack Wilson lost a flyball in the sun that led to a 3-run inside the park home run by Mule Haas.  The A’s lead the Series 3 games to 1.


October 14, 1929

Game 5, World Series

Game 5 of the 1929 World Series turned into another very historic game in MLB history. Pat Malone was cruising along with a 2-run lead going into the ninth when disaster struck.  Mule Haas who had a big 3-run home run in Game 4 did the damage again, hitting a 2-run home run to tie the game at 2-2.  With 2 outs, Al Simmons doubled, Jimmy Foxx was intentionally walked, but Bing Miller drove in the winning run with a single to give the A’s a 3-2 walk-off victory to secure the 1929 World Series championship.  The game was played at Shibe Park in Philadelphia.





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