1930 World Series
|1930 World Series|
|Umpires||George Moriarty (AL), Cy Rigler (NL), Harry Geisel (AL), Beans Reardon (NL)|
|Hall of Famers||Athletics: Connie Mack (manager), Mickey Cochrane, Jimmie Foxx, Lefty Grove, Eddie Collins, Al Simmons|
Cardinals: Jim Bottomley, Dizzy Dean (dnp), Frankie Frisch, Burleigh Grimes, Chick Hafey, Jesse Haines
|Radio announcers||NBC: Graham McNamee|
CBS: Ted Husing
The 1930 World Series featured the defending champion Philadelphia Athletics and the St. Louis Cardinals. The Athletics defeated the 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 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.
This was the Athletics' fifth World Series championship win (following 1910, 1911, 1913 and 1929), and their last in Philadelphia before moving to Kansas City in 1955 and then Oakland in 1968—where they have since won four more World Series titles (1972, 1973, 1974, and 1989). Their win this year tied them with the Boston Red Sox for most World Series wins as of that point (five) until 1937, when the New York Yankees surged ahead of both in World Series wins and have gone on to amass 27 World Series championships as of 2018.
The city of Philadelphia would have to wait 50 years until its next World Series championship, when the Phillies defeated the Kansas City Royals and thus becoming the last of the "Original Sixteen" MLB franchises to accomplish the feat.
|1||October 1||St. Louis Cardinals – 2, Philadelphia Athletics – 5||Shibe Park||1:48||32,295|
|2||October 2||St. Louis Cardinals – 1, Philadelphia Athletics – 6||Shibe Park||1:47||32,295|
|3||October 4||Philadelphia Athletics – 0, St. Louis Cardinals – 5||Sportsman's Park||1:55||36,944|
|4||October 5||Philadelphia Athletics – 1, St. Louis Cardinals – 3||Sportsman's Park||1:41||39,946|
|5||October 6||Philadelphia Athletics – 2, St. Louis Cardinals – 0||Sportsman's Park||1:58||38,844|
|6||October 8||St. Louis Cardinals – 1, Philadelphia Athletics – 7||Shibe Park||1:46||32,295|
|WP: Lefty Grove (1–0) LP: Burleigh Grimes (0–1)|
PHA: Al Simmons (1), Mickey Cochrane (1)
The A's managed only five hits off of Grimes in Game 1, but all were for extra bases and each produced a run in five different innings. Al Simmons and Mickey Cochrane hit solo home runs for the A's, helping Lefty Grove to a 5-2 win.
|WP: George Earnshaw (1–0) LP: Flint Rhem (0–1)|
STL: George Watkins (1)
PHA: Mickey Cochrane (2)
George Earnshaw allowed six hits and walked one, putting the A's ahead 2-0. The Athletics scored six runs in the first four innings to put the game out of reach.
|WP: Bill Hallahan (1–0) LP: Rube Walberg (0–1)|
STL: Taylor Douthit (1)
After the A's loaded the bases in the top of the first, Hallahan pitched a shutout. Philadelphia left a total of 11 men on base.
|WP: Jesse Haines (1–0) LP: Lefty Grove (1–1)|
An error by Jimmy Dykes in the fourth inning allowed the Cardinals to score two runs. Haines did not allow a hit after the third inning.
|WP: Lefty Grove (2–1) LP: Burleigh Grimes (0–2)|
PHA: Jimmie Foxx (1)
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."
|WP: George Earnshaw (2–0) LP: Bill Hallahan (1–1)|
PHA: Al Simmons (2), Jimmy Dykes (1)
Earnshaw earned his second win on just one day of rest, pitching a five-hitter; it would be 88 years before another pitcher would start consecutive games in the postseason. Just like in Game 1, the A's seven hits came in five different innings, leading to two runs in the first and fourth innings, and single runs in the third, fifth, and sixth innings. As in Game 1, all the A's hits were extra-base hits, including home runs by Al Simmons and Jimmy Dykes.
Although the A's hit only .197 (35-178) in the six game set, 18 of their hits went for extra bases, outscoring the Cardinals, 21-12. St. Louis only managed a .200 batting average in the series.
Composite line score
|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
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