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Second Season :: Round 2 :: Days 4 and 5 -- 1917 edition

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Since we won the 1917 World Series on October 15, let's dedicate this thread to it. I also can't come up with anything else and the last thread is filling up.

A quick recap from wikipedia:

The 1917 Chicago White Sox dominated the American League with a record of 100-54 and won the pennant by 9 games over the Boston Red Sox. Their offense, led by Collins (.289 91 runs), Felsch (.308 102 RBI) and Jackson (.301 91 runs), was 1st in runs scored. The Sox pitching staff, led by Cicotte (28-12 1.53 ERA), Williams (17-8 2.97 ERA), Faber (16-13 1.92 ERA) and Russell (15-5 1.95 ERA), ranked 1st with a 2.16 ERA.

The Sox faced the 98-56 New York Giants in the 1917 World Series. The Sox won Game 1 of the Series in Chicago 2-1 behind a complete game by Cicotte. Felsch hit a home run in the 4th inning that provided the winning margin. The Sox beat the Giants in Game 2 by a score of 7-2 behind another complete game effort by Faber to take a 2-0 lead in the series.

Back in New York for Game 3, Cicotte again threw a complete game, but the Sox could not muster a single run against Giants starter Rube Bensen and lost 2-0. In Game 4 the Sox were shut out again 5-0 by Ferdie Schupp. Faber threw another complete game (?), but the Series was even going back to Chicago even at 2-2.

Russell started Game 5 in Chicago, but only faced 3 batters before giving way to Cicotte. Going into the bottom of the 7th inning, Chicago was down 5-2, but they rallied to score 3 in the 7th and 3 in the 8th to win 8-5. Faber pitched the final 2 innings for the win. In Game 6 the Sox took an early 3-0 lead and on the strength of another complete game victory from Faber (his third of the Series) won 4-2 and clinched the World Championship. Collins was the hitting hero, batting .409 over the 6 game series while Cicotte and Faber combined to pitch 50 out of a total 52 World Series innings to lead the staff.

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