Game 1 (Oct. 14), Congress Street Grounds, Chicago — Darkness ended game 1 after 8 innings‚ with the teams tied 5-5.
Game 2 (Oct. 15), Sportsman's Park, St. Louis — With Chicago leading 5-4 in the sixth inning, Browns manager Charles Comiskey called his team off the field to protest a ruling made by umpire Dave Sullivan. The game was forfeited to Chicago.
Game 3 (Oct. 16), Sportsman's Park, St. Louis — St. Louis won, 7-4.
Game 4 (Oct. 17), Sportsman's Park, St. Louis — St. Louis won, 3-2.
Game 5 (Oct. 22), Recreation Park, Pittsburgh — The fifth game was played at Pittsburgh. The weather was cold and not over 500 people were present. The Chicagos won easily (9-2) through superior batting and fielding. At the end of the seventh inning, the game was called on account of darkness.
Game 6 (Oct. 23), Cincinnati Base Ball Grounds, Cincinnati — The series moved from Pittsburgh to Cincinnati‚ setting a record for most host cities in a World Series. (The 1887 series was later staged in 10 cities.) Chicago took a 3-2 series lead by beating the Browns 9-2.
Game 7 (Oct. 24), Cincinnati Base Ball Grounds, Cincinnati — Behind pitcher Dave Foutz, St. Louis defeated Chicago 13-4 in the 7th and final game. The Browns claim the game 2 forfeit didn't count and therefore claim the championship. The two clubs split the $1000 prize.