1935 World Series
|Radio:||NBC, CBS, Mutual|
|Radio announcers:||NBC: Hal Totten, Ty Tyson, Graham McNamee, Boake Carter
CBS: France Laux, Truman Bradley, Jack Graney
Mutual: Bob Elson, Red Barber, Quin Ryan
|Umpires:||George Moriarty (AL), Ernie Quigley (NL), Bill McGowan (AL), Dolly Stark (NL)|
|Hall of Famers:||Umpire: Bill McGowan
Tigers: Mickey Cochrane, Charlie Gehringer, Goose Goslin, Hank Greenberg.
Cubs: Gabby Hartnett, Billy Herman, Chuck Klein, Freddie Lindstrom.
The 1935 World Series featured the Detroit Tigers and the Chicago Cubs, with the Tigers winning in six games for their first championship in five Series appearances. They had lost in 1907, 1908, 1909, and 1934.
The Tigers won despite losing the services of first baseman Hank Greenberg. In Game 2, Greenberg collided with Cubs catcher Gabby Hartnett and broke his wrist, sidelining him for the rest of the Series. Marv Owen replaced him at first base and went 1 for 20. Utility infielder Flea Clifton was forced to fill in for Owen at third base and went 0-for-16 in the Series.
The Cubs had won 21 consecutive games in September (still a record as of 2015[update]), eventually taking the National League pennant by four games over the defending World Series champions, the St. Louis Cardinals.
In Game 6, Tommy Bridges pitched a complete game victory to win the Series for Detroit. With the score tied 3–3 in the top of the ninth inning, Bridges gave up a leadoff triple to Stan Hack, but retired the next three batters without the runner on third scoring. In the bottom of the ninth, Goose Goslin drove in the winning run with two outs. After the game, manager Mickey Cochrane said the following of Bridges' gutsy performance: "A hundred and fifty pounds of courage. If there ever is a payoff on courage this little 150-pound pitcher is the greatest World Series hero."
In addition to Bridges, the Tigers had a hitting hero. Right fielder Pete Fox accumulated ten hits and an average of .385 for the Series. Fox hit safely in all six games.
Detroit owner Frank Navin, then 64 years old, had been running the organization for 30 years and had seen four of his teams win American League pennants, only to lose four World Series. Six weeks after the Tigers finally won the World Series in October 1935, Navin suffered a heart attack while riding a horse and died.
|1||October 2||Chicago Cubs – 3, Detroit Tigers – 0||Navin Field||1:51||47,391|
|2||October 3||Chicago Cubs – 3, Detroit Tigers – 8||Navin Field||1:59||46,742|
|3||October 4||Detroit Tigers – 6, Chicago Cubs – 5 (11 innings)||Wrigley Field||2:27||45,532|
|4||October 5||Detroit Tigers – 2, Chicago Cubs – 1||Wrigley Field||2:28||49,350|
|5||October 6||Detroit Tigers – 1, Chicago Cubs – 3||Wrigley Field||1:49||49,237|
|6||October 7||Chicago Cubs – 3, Detroit Tigers – 4||Navin Field||1:57||48,420|
|WP: Lon Warneke (1–0) LP: Schoolboy Rowe (0–1)
CHC: Frank Demaree (1)
A pitching duel between Lon Warneke and Schoolboy Rowe, both of whom went the distance, was decided by its leadoff batter, Augie Galan, doubling, advancing on an error by Rowe and scoring on a Gabby Hartnett single. Frank Demaree added a homer in the ninth for the visiting Cubs.
|WP: Tommy Bridges (1–0) LP: Charlie Root (0–1)
DET: Hank Greenberg (1)
Detroit's first four batters got hits and Cub starter Charlie Root was pulled without recording an out. The Tigers scored four times in the first and pulled even in the series, Tommy Bridges tossing a six-hitter.
|WP: Schoolboy Rowe (1–1) LP: Larry French (0–1)
CHC: Frank Demaree (2)
Detroit brought back Game 1 starter Schoolboy Rowe in relief. He gave up a pair of Cub runs in the ninth to send the game into extra innings, but nailed down the victory after Jo-Jo White's RBI single in the 11th.
|WP: General Crowder (1–0) LP: Tex Carleton (0–1)
CHC: Gabby Hartnett (1)
Alvin "General" Crowder did it all for Detroit, pitching a complete-game five-hitter, scoring his team's first run after a single, and getting the game-winner home with a groundout in the sixth. Chicago threatened against Crowder with a pair of one-out hits in the ninth, but Stan Hack grounded into a game-ending 6-4-3 double play.
|WP: Lon Warneke (2–0) LP: Schoolboy Rowe (1–2) Sv: Bill Lee (1)
CHC: Chuck Klein (1)
Staving off elimination, the Cubs got a two-run homer from Chuck Klein. They replaced Lon Warneke after six innings with right-hander Bill Lee, who gave up Detroit's only run in the ninth on three consecutive hits before settling down to retire the final three batters.
This was the first of two World Series games that the Cubs have won in Wrigley Field. The other was Game 6 in 1945.
|WP: Tommy Bridges (2–0) LP: Larry French (0–2)
CHC: Billy Herman (1)
Composite line score
|Total attendance: 286,672 Average attendance: 47,779
Winning player's share: $6,545 Losing player's share: $4,199
Detroit: "City of Champions"
When the Detroit Tigers won the 1935 World Series, the city of Detroit was mired in the Great Depression, which had hit the city and its industries particularly hard. However, with the success of the Tigers and other Detroit teams and athletes in 1935/36, Detroit's luck appeared to be changing, as the City was dubbed the "City of Champions." The Lions continued Detroit's winning ways by capturing the 1935 NFL Championship Game, followed by the Detroit Red Wings winning the 1935–36 Stanley Cup championship. With the Stanley Cup win, the city had seen three major league championships in less than a year. Detroit's "champions" included Detroit's "Brown Bomber," Joe Louis, the heavyweight boxing champion; native Detroiter Gar Wood who was the champion of unlimited powerboat racing and the first man to go 100 miles per hour on water; and Eddie "the Midnight Express" Tolan, a black Detroiter who won gold medals in the 100- and 200-meter races at the 1932 Summer Olympics.
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