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1907 World Series
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 1907 - Chicago Cubs (4) vs. Detroit Tigers (0)
Game Date Winning Team Losing Team
1 Oct. 8 CHICAGO (tie) *3 Detroit (tie) 3
2 Oct. 9 CHICAGO (Pfiester) 3 Detroit (Mullin) 1
3 Oct. 10 CHICACO (Reulbach) 5 Detroit (Siever) 1
4 Oct. 11 Chicago (Overall) 6 DETROIT (Donovan) 1
5 Oct. 12 Chicago (Brown) 2 DETROIT (Mullin) 0
*12 innings
Managers: Frank Chance, Cubs; Hugh Jennings, Tigers
Notes: With two out and two on in the ninth inning of Game 1, Detroit apparently had the game won when Del Howard struck out. But Detroit catcher Charlie Schmidt couldn't hold on to the ball and a run scored, tying the game. It was called because of darkness three innings later. Chicago went on to sweep the next four games.
Back in the World Series after its shocking upset in 1906, this time the Chicago Cubs left nothing to chance, sweeping the Tigers in four straight ... or rather, five straight.

Game 1, you see, resulted in a 3-3 tie, called on account of darkness after 12 innings. To get that tie, however, the Cubs had to score twice in the bottom of the ninth against Tigers right-hander Wild Bill Donovan, who'd gone 25-4 in the regular season.

Game 2 finally resulted in a decision, as Jack Pfiester scattered nine hits to best the Tigers, 3-1. The third game was much the same, but this time Ed Reulbach held Detroit to a single run, while the Cubbies scored five. Second baseman Johnny Evers was the hitting star with three hits including a pair of doubles.

The Series shifted to Detroit for Game 4, but the change of scenery did the Tigers little good. Once again they could manage just one run, this time against Orval Overall, while the Cubs scored six times against Donovan. The first two of those six runs came courtesy of Overall himself, who drove home Evers and Wildfire Schulte with a single to right field in the fifth. Overall permitted five hits to top the Tigers, 6-1.

Mordecai "Three Finger" Brown, the Cubs' ace most seasons, finally got a chance to pitch in Game 5, and responded with a 2-0 shutout, thus clinching the Series for Chicago. Ty Cobb, playing in his first of three straight World Series, batted just .200, scored one run and didn't drive in any.