Ready for the World Series? Whether you’re in the spirit already or not, here are some clippings pulled from Newspapers.com of some of the most memorable moments in early World Series history.
- 1912, Game 8, Red Sox v. Giants: The Giants’ Fred Snodgrass muffs the ball in the 10th inning
- 1929, Game 4, Athletics v. Cubs: Cubs lose an 8-0 lead after Athletics score 10 runs in the 7th inning
- 1932, Game 3, Yankees v. Cubs: In his final World Series, Babe Ruth appears to call his shot by pointing to centerfield before hitting a homerun there (and here are two papers’ takes on Ruth’s gesture the day after: the Brooklyn Daily Eagle and Nevada State Journal)
- 1941, Game 4, Yankees v. Dodgers: Dodger catcher Mickey Owen drops a third strike, allowing the Yankees to score 4 runs and win the game
- 1946, Game 7, Cardinals v. Red Sox: The Red Sox’s Johnny Pesky holds the ball too long allowing Enos Slaughter to make it home and score the winning run
- 1954, Game 1, Giants v. Indians: The Giants’ Willie Mays sprints to make an incredible catch way back in centerfield, preventing two runs in the 8th inning
- 1956, Game 5, Yankees v. Dodgers: The Yankees’ Don Larsen pitches a perfect game
- 1960, Game 7, Pirates v. Yankees: Bill Mazeroski hits a game-ending homerun in the final inning of the last game to win the World Series for the Pirates
Do you have any favorite World Series memories? Tell us about it! Or start a search for World Series stories and images on Newspapers.com.