1886 World Series

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The 1886 World Series was won by the St. Louis Browns (later the Cardinals) of the American Association over the Chicago White Stockings (later the Cubs) of the National League, four games to two.wikipedia
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St. Louis Cardinals

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The 1886 World Series was won by the St. Louis Browns (later the Cardinals) of the American Association over the Chicago White Stockings (later the Cubs) of the National League, four games to two.
The Browns twice met the Chicago White Stockings – the Chicago Cubs prototype – tying one in a heated dispute and winning the other, thus spurring the vigorous St. Louis-Chicago rivalry that ensues to this day.

American Association (19th century)

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The 1886 World Series was won by the St. Louis Browns (later the Cardinals) of the American Association over the Chicago White Stockings (later the Cubs) of the National League, four games to two.
The NL won four of these Series, while the AA won only one, in 1886 when the St. Louis Browns (now Cardinals) defeated the Chicago White Stockings (now Cubs).

Jocko Flynn

However, Chicago pitcher Jim McCormick was sidelined by a chronic foot ailment after game 2, and third Chicago pitcher Jocko Flynn had already been lost for the season due to an arm ailment.
During this rookie year, Flynn developed arm problems which prevented him from appearing in the 1886 World Series, a best of seven contest that was ultimately won by the St. Louis Browns of the American Association, four games to two.

John Clarkson

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With his team unable to field a competent second starter, Chicagos ace John Clarkson proved unable to carry the full pitching load, tipping the series to St. Louis. This would prove to be all the scoring that the White Stockings needed for the win as Chicago's ace pitcher John Clarkson (a future member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) struck out ten in throwing a five-hit shutout as "Anson's Pets" beat Dave Foutz and the Browns, 6–0.
Clarkson pitched four games (three of which were complete games) in the 1886 World Series.

Curt Welch

The series was decided in extra innings of game 6 by Curt Welch's so-called "$15,000 slide" following a passed ball.
Welch scored the series-winning run in extra innings of game 6 of the 1886 World Series in a close play at the plate famous among baseball fans of his generation as the "$15,000 slide."

Tip O'Neill (baseball)

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Scottish-born right-hander Jim McCormick got the start and took the loss for Chicago, giving up two home runs to St. Louis outfielder Tip O'Neill.
While playing with the St. Louis Browns (later renamed the Cardinals) from 1884 to 1889, O'Neill helped the club compile a 516–247 record while also winning four pennants and the 1886 World Series.

Yank Robinson

Clarkson managed to collect two outs when Dave Foutz and Yank Robinson flew out, but he kept the inning alive with a walk of the hitter in the 9-spot, Doc Bushong, bringing the potential go-ahead run to the plate, leadoff hitting third baseman Arlie Latham.
Robinson was a starter for St. Louis Browns teams that won four consecutive American Association pennants and the 1886 World Series.

History of the Chicago Cubs

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The 1886 World Series was won by the St. Louis Browns (later the Cardinals) of the American Association over the Chicago White Stockings (later the Cubs) of the National League, four games to two.

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The 1886 World Series was won by the St. Louis Browns (later the Cardinals) of the American Association over the Chicago White Stockings (later the Cubs) of the National League, four games to two.

Odds

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The teams were judged to be approximately equal going into the series, with gamblers betting on the teams at even odds.

Jim McCormick (pitcher)

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However, Chicago pitcher Jim McCormick was sidelined by a chronic foot ailment after game 2, and third Chicago pitcher Jocko Flynn had already been lost for the season due to an arm ailment. Scottish-born right-hander Jim McCormick got the start and took the loss for Chicago, giving up two home runs to St. Louis outfielder Tip O'Neill.

Passed ball

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The series was decided in extra innings of game 6 by Curt Welch's so-called "$15,000 slide" following a passed ball.

Cap Anson

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The victory for the White Stockings, who featured the 6'2" slugger Cap Anson, marked the 6th time in 11 years that the team had garnered the National League pennant.

World Series

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The two teams agreed to meet each other in a best-of-seven pre-modern-era World Series, with the winner taking all the prize money.

Coin flipping

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The location of the rubber game in the match was to be determined by coin toss, with each franchise owner selecting a city for the game.

Even money

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Going into the series, gamblers are said to have assessed the teams as approximately equal, with bets on the series outcome commonly taking place at even money.

West Side Park

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Monday, October 18, 1886 at Chicago Ball Park in Chicago, Illinois

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Monday, October 18, 1886 at Chicago Ball Park in Chicago, Illinois

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Monday, October 18, 1886 at Chicago Ball Park in Chicago, Illinois

Arlie Latham

Clarkson managed to collect two outs when Dave Foutz and Yank Robinson flew out, but he kept the inning alive with a walk of the hitter in the 9-spot, Doc Bushong, bringing the potential go-ahead run to the plate, leadoff hitting third baseman Arlie Latham. The Browns arrived in Chicago on the morning of game day, October 18, and were immediately incensed at an article appearing in the morning Chicago Tribune calling Browns' star third baseman Arlie Latham a "monkey" and advising that White Stockings outfielder King Kelly should create a collision with him on the base.

King Kelly

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The Browns arrived in Chicago on the morning of game day, October 18, and were immediately incensed at an article appearing in the morning Chicago Tribune calling Browns' star third baseman Arlie Latham a "monkey" and advising that White Stockings outfielder King Kelly should create a collision with him on the base.

Fred Pfeffer

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Clean-up hitter Fred Pfeffer drove Anson home with a single and the blue uniformed home team took a lead, 2-0.

National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

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This would prove to be all the scoring that the White Stockings needed for the win as Chicago's ace pitcher John Clarkson (a future member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) struck out ten in throwing a five-hit shutout as "Anson's Pets" beat Dave Foutz and the Browns, 6–0.

Dave Foutz

This would prove to be all the scoring that the White Stockings needed for the win as Chicago's ace pitcher John Clarkson (a future member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) struck out ten in throwing a five-hit shutout as "Anson's Pets" beat Dave Foutz and the Browns, 6–0.