1933 World Series

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1933 World Series
Team (Wins) Manager Season
New York Giants (4) Bill Terry (player/manager) 91–61, .599, GA: 5
Washington Senators (1) Joe Cronin (player/manager) 99–53, .651, GA: 7
Dates: October 3–7
Radio: NBC, CBS
Radio announcers: NBC: Hal Totten, Tom Manning, Graham McNamee
CBS: Fred Hoey, France Laux, Roger Baker, Ted Husing
Umpires: Charley Moran (NL), George Moriarty (AL), Cy Pfirman (NL), Red Ormsby (AL)
Hall of Famers: Giants: Carl Hubbell, Travis Jackson, Mel Ott, Bill Terry.
Senators: Joe Cronin, Goose Goslin, Heinie Manush, Sam Rice.
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The 1933 World Series featured the New York Giants and the Washington Senators, with the Giants winning in five games for their first championship since 1922, and their fourth overall.

The Giants easily defeated the Senators behind pitching aces "King" Carl Hubbell and "Prince" Hal Schumacher.

Majority owner John McGraw retired as manager in 1932 after thirty years at the helm, naming his protégé, young star first baseman Bill Terry, recently the last .400 hitter in the National League, as his player-manager successor. Somewhat similarly, former superstar hurler Walter Johnson also retired in 1932 as Senator manager in favor of young star shortstop Joe Cronin as their new player-manager. (McGraw watched the Series from the stands, and died four months later.)

The Senators were the surprise team of 1933, breaking a seven-year monopoly on the AL title jointly held by the New York Yankees and Philadelphia Athletics from 1926 to 1932. But this could also be called a joint thirteen-year monopoly by all three, since the Senators had also won in 1924–25 and the Yankees won in 1921–23.

Summary[edit]

NL New York Giants (4) vs. AL Washington Senators (1)

Game Date Score Location Time Attendance
1 October 3 Washington Senators – 2, New York Giants – 4 Polo Grounds (IV) 2:07 46,672[1]
2 October 4 Washington Senators – 1, New York Giants – 6 Polo Grounds (IV) 2:09 35,461[2] 
3 October 5 New York Giants – 0, Washington Senators – 4 Griffith Stadium 1:55 25,727[3] 
4 October 6 New York Giants – 2, Washington Senators – 1 (11 innings) Griffith Stadium 2:59 26,762[4] 
5 October 7 New York Giants – 4, Washington Senators – 3 (10 innings) Griffith Stadium 2:38 28,454[5]

Matchups[edit]

Game 1[edit]

Tuesday, October 3, 1933 at the Polo Grounds (IV) in upper Manhattan, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Washington 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 5 3
New York 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 X 4 10 2
WP: Carl Hubbell (1–0)   LP: Lefty Stewart (0–1)
Home runs:
WAS: None
NYG: Mel Ott (1)

Game 2[edit]

Wednesday, October 4, 1933 at the Polo Grounds (IV) in upper Manhattan, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Washington 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 0
New York 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 X 6 10 0
WP: Hal Schumacher (1–0)   LP: General Crowder (0–1)
Home runs:
WAS: Goose Goslin (1)
NYG: None

Game 3[edit]

Thursday, October 5, 1933 at Griffith Stadium in Washington, D.C.

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Washington 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 X 4 9 1
WP: Earl Whitehill (1–0)   LP: Freddie Fitzsimmons (0–1)

Game 4[edit]

Friday, October 6, 1933 at Griffith Stadium in Washington, D.C.

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R H E
New York 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 11 1
Washington 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 8 0
WP: Carl Hubbell (2–0)   LP: Monte Weaver (0–1)
Home runs:
NYG: Bill Terry (1)
WAS: None

Game 5[edit]

Saturday, October 7, 1933 at Griffith Stadium in Washington, D.C.

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
New York 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 4 11 1
Washington 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 10 0
WP: Dolf Luque (1–0)   LP: Jack Russell (0–1)
Home runs:
NYG: Mel Ott (2)
WAS: Fred Schulte (1)

Composite line score[edit]

1933 World Series (4–1): New York Giants (N.L.) over Washington Senators (A.L.)

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R H E
New York Giants 2 2 2 1 0 7 0 0 0 1 1 16 47 4
Washington Senators 2 1 1 1 0 3 2 0 1 0 0 11 37 4
Total attendance: 163,076   Average attendance: 32,615
Winning player's share: $4,257   Losing player's share: $3,020[6]

Aftermath[edit]

Washington, D.C. has not hosted another World Series since 1933. In 2012, the Washington Nationals, formerly the Montreal Expos, brought back postseason play to D.C. for the first time in 79 years but blew the NLDS one strike away from eliminating the St. Louis Cardinals after their early 6–0 lead had evaporated. This first Washington Senators franchise became the Minnesota Twins during the 1960–61 offseason, and would not reach the World Series again until 1965 as the Twins. The second Washington Senators, inaugurated in 1961 to replace the first edition on its way to Minnesota, became the Texas Rangers in 1972, who were also defeated four games to one in their first World Series ever by the now San Francisco Giants in 2010, with both Series 77 years apart starting in the Giants' home park and the Giants losing only Game 3 on the road in each. The Rangers were then defeated again in the 2011 World Series by the St. Louis Cardinals. They had two chances to win in Game 6 when they came within one strike of winning.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "1933 World Series Game 1 - Washington Senators vs. New York Giants". Retrosheet. Retrieved September 13, 2009. 
  2. ^ "1933 World Series Game 2 - Washington Senators vs. New York Giants". Retrosheet. Retrieved September 13, 2009. 
  3. ^ "1933 World Series Game 3 - New York Giants vs. Washington Senators". Retrosheet. Retrieved September 13, 2009. 
  4. ^ "1933 World Series Game 4 - New York Giants vs. Washington Senators". Retrosheet. Retrieved September 13, 2009. 
  5. ^ "1933 World Series Game 5 - New York Giants vs. Washington Senators". Retrosheet. Retrieved September 13, 2009. 
  6. ^ "World Series Gate Receipts and Player Shares". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved June 14, 2009. 

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. 147–150. ISBN 0-312-03960-3. 
  • Reichler, Joseph (1982). The Baseball Encyclopedia (5th ed.). MacMillian Publishing. p. 2141. ISBN 0-02-579010-2. 
  • Sarnoff, Gary A. (2009). The Wrecking Crew of '33: The Washington Senators' Last Pennant (1st ed.). McFarland & Company. ISBN 0-7864-4291-3. 

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