October 18: The "World Championship Series" opened in Chicago‚ with the White Stockings beating the Browns 6-0 behind John Clarkson's five-hitter.
October 19: The Browns won the second game in a 12-0 romp. Bob Caruthers pitched a one-hitter, and left fielder Tip O'Neill smacked two inside-the-park home runs. It was the first two-home-run game by a player in a World Championship game.
October 20: With Chicago being his hometown‚ Caruthers asked to pitch again. He walked four men in the first inning and lost 11-4 in an 8-inning game.
October 21: The Series shifed to St. Louis‚ where the Browns evened things with an 8-5 victory in 7 innings. Bill Gleason hit two 2-run singles.
October 22: With Jim McCormick and Jocko Flynn lame and John Clarkson tired‚ Chicago tried to use a minor league recruit in the pitcher's box‚ only to be refused by the Browns. Shortstop Ned Williamson and right fielder Jimmy Ryan ended up having to pitch. The Browns win easily 10-3 to take a 3 to 2 lead in the best-of-7 series.
October 23: The sixth and final game began at an earlier time of 2:18 PM, so the full nine innings could be played. Pitching his fourth game in six days‚ Clarkson held St. Louis hitless for six innings as Chicago built a 3-0 lead. However in the 8th, the Browns finally got to Clarkson to tie the game at 3, with Arlie Latham hitting a 2-run triple. In the 10th, Curt Welch scored on the "$15‚000 slide" after a wild pitch to win it in front of a fired-up St. Louis home crowd.
By prior agreement, the Browns took the entire gate receipts from the series ($13‚920)‚ with each of 12 players getting about $580. It would be 40 years before another World Championship came to St. Louis.