1930 World Series

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1930 World Series
Team (Wins) Manager Season
Philadelphia Athletics (4) Connie Mack 102–52, .662, GA: 8
St. Louis Cardinals (2) Gabby Street 92–62, .597, GA: 2
Dates: October 1–8
Radio: NBC, CBS
Radio announcers: NBC: Graham McNamee
CBS: Ted Husing
Umpires: George Moriarty (AL), Cy Rigler (NL), Harry Geisel (AL), Beans Reardon (NL)
Hall of Famers: Athletics: Connie Mack (mgr.), Mickey Cochrane, Jimmie Foxx, Lefty Grove, Al Simmons.
Cardinals: Jim Bottomley, Dizzy Dean (dnp), Frankie Frisch, Burleigh Grimes, Chick Hafey, Jesse Haines.
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In the 1930 World Series, the Philadelphia Athletics defeated the St. Louis Cardinals in six games, 4–2. Philly's pitching ace Lefty Grove, and George Earnshaw, No. 2 man in Mr. Mack's rotation, won two games apiece. Earnshaw also pitched seven scoreless innings as Game 5 starter, but ended up with a no-decision as Grove relieved him in the eighth and took the win on Jimmie Foxx's two-run homer in the top of the ninth for the game's only scoring.

The St. Louis Cardinals led the National League in runs scored and averaged six runs per game in the regular season, but could manage only two runs per game in this World Series.

The 1930 Series victory was the Athletics' fifth (including 1910, 1911, 1913 and 1929), and their last one in Philadelphia before moving to Kansas City in 1955 and Oakland in 1968, where the A's have won four world titles (1972–74 & 1989). Their 1930 win tied them with the Boston Red Sox for most Series wins as of that point (five) until 1937, when the New York Yankees surged ahead of both in Series wins and went on to amass 27 world championships as of 2013.

Summary[edit]

AL Philadelphia Athletics (4) vs. NL St. Louis Cardinals (2)

Game Date Score Location Time Attendance
1 October 1 St. Louis Cardinals – 2, Philadelphia Athletics – 5 Shibe Park 1:48 32,295[1]
2 October 2 St. Louis Cardinals – 1, Philadelphia Athletics – 6 Shibe Park 1:47 32,295[2] 
3 October 4 Philadelphia Athletics – 0, St. Louis Cardinals – 5 Sportsman's Park (III) 1:55 36,944[3] 
4 October 5 Philadelphia Athletics – 1, St. Louis Cardinals – 3 Sportsman's Park (III) 1:41 39,946[4] 
5 October 6 Philadelphia Athletics – 2, St. Louis Cardinals – 0 Sportsman's Park (III) 1:58 38,844[5] 
6 October 8 St. Louis Cardinals – 1, Philadelphia Athletics – 7 Shibe Park 1:46 32,295[6]

Matchups[edit]

Game 1[edit]

Wednesday, October 1, 1930 at Shibe Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 9 0
Philadelphia 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 X 5 5 0
WP: Lefty Grove (1–0)   LP: Burleigh Grimes (0–1)
Home runs:
STL: None
PHA: Al Simmons (1), Mickey Cochrane (1)

Game 2[edit]

Thursday, October 2, 1930 at Shibe Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 2
Philadelphia 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 X 6 7 2
WP: George Earnshaw (1–0)   LP: Flint Rhem (0–1)
Home runs:
STL: George Watkins (1)
PHA: Mickey Cochrane (2)

Game 3[edit]

Saturday, October 4, 1930 at Sportsman's Park (III) in St. Louis, Missouri

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Philadelphia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
St. Louis 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 1 X 5 10 0
WP: Bill Hallahan (1–0)   LP: Rube Walberg (0–1)
Home runs:
PHA: None
STL: Taylor Douthit (1)

Game 4[edit]

Sunday, October 5, 1930 at Sportsman's Park (III) in St. Louis, Missouri

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Philadelphia 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 1
St. Louis 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 X 3 5 1
WP: Jesse Haines (1–0)   LP: Lefty Grove (1–1)

Game 5[edit]

Monday, October 6, 1930 at Sportsman's Park (III) in St. Louis, Missouri

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Philadelphia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 0
St. Louis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
WP: Lefty Grove (2–1)   LP: Burleigh Grimes (0–2)
Home runs:
PHA: Jimmie Foxx (1)
STL: None

George Earnshaw dueled Burleigh Grimes 0–0 through seven innings before Lefty Grove took over for Earnshaw in the eighth. In the top of the ninth, Grimes walked Mickey Cochrane and then coughed up a home run ball to Jimmie Foxx. it must have been a patented Foxx blast, for Grimes said later, "he hit it so hard I couldn't feel sorry for myself."

Game 6[edit]

Wednesday, October 8, 1930 at Shibe Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 1
Philadelphia 2 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 X 7 7 0
WP: George Earnshaw (2–0)   LP: Bill Hallahan (1–1)
Home runs:
STL: None
PHA: Al Simmons (2), Jimmy Dykes (1)

Composite line score[edit]

1930 World Series (4–2): Philadelphia Athletics (A.L.) over St. Louis Cardinals (N.L.)

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Philadelphia Athletics 5 1 3 5 1 2 1 1 2 21 35 3
St. Louis Cardinals 0 1 3 3 1 0 2 1 1 12 38 5
Total attendance: 212,619   Average attendance: 35,437
Winning player's share: $5,038   Losing player's share: $3,537[7]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  • Cohen, Richard M.; Neft, David S. (1990). The World Series: Complete Play-By-Play of Every Game, 1903–1989. New York: St. Martin's Press. pp. 132–136. ISBN 0-312-03960-3. 
  • Reichler, Joseph (1982). The Baseball Encyclopedia (5th ed.). MacMillian Publishing. p. 2138. ISBN 0-02-579010-2. 

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