1906 World Series

A program featuring league presidents Ban Johnson and Harry Pulliam, and National Baseball Commission President August Herrmann
Pickoff attempt during one of the games. Frank Chance slides in safely past the tag of Jiggs Donahue.
After game 1, Fans rush the field and police protect Nick Altrock
Ed Reulbach, winning pitcher of Game 2
Jack Pfiester pitching in Game 3
Game 4 winning pitcher Mordecai Brown
Game 5 at West Side Grounds
South Side Park during Game 6
A ball from the series on display at the Baseball Hall of Fame. The ball was used in Game Six, the final game, of the world series

The 1906 World Series featured a crosstown matchup between the Chicago White Sox and the Chicago Cubs.

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Ed Walsh

American pitcher and manager in Major League Baseball.

Walsh with the Chicago White Sox in 1911
Ed Walsh portrait
Walsh pitching for the White Sox c. 1911

In Game Three of that year's World Series, which the White Sox won over the Chicago Cubs in six games, Walsh struck out a then-World Series record 12 batters.

Chicago Cubs

American professional baseball team based in Chicago.

The 1876 White Stockings won the NL championship.
The 1906 Cubs won a record 116 of 154 games. They then won back-to-back World Series titles in 1907–08.
1913 Chicago Cubs
Hall of Famer Hack Wilson
Club logo (1927–1936)
Cubs logo (1941–1945)
A sports-related curse that was supposedly placed on the Chicago Cubs by Billy Goat Tavern owner William Sianis during Game 4 of the 1945 World Series.
Ernie Banks ("Mr. Cub")
Ryne Sandberg set numerous league and club records in his career and was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2005.
Andre Dawson, 5× All-Star and 1987 NL MVP during tenure in Chicago
Sammy Sosa was the captain of the Chicago Cubs during his tenure with the team.
Kerry Wood, along with Mark Prior, led the Cubs' rotation in 2003.
Dempster emerged in 2004 and became the Cubs' regular closer.
Alfonso Soriano signed with the club in 2007.
Carlos Zambrano warming up before a game
Starlin Castro during his 2010 rookie season
One of two Cubs building blocks, Anthony Rizzo, swinging in the box
The Cubs celebrate after winning the 2016 World Series.
2016 Champions visit the White House in June 2017.
Clark (left) with the Oriole Bird
Ron Santo
Billy Williams
Ferguson Jenkins
Kiki Cuyler
Mordecai "Three Finger" Brown
Harry Caray

The 1906 Cubs won 116 games, finishing 116–36 and posting a modern-era record winning percentage of .763, before losing the World Series to the Chicago White Sox ("The Hitless Wonders") by four games to two.

Chicago White Sox

American professional baseball team based in Chicago.

1919 "Black Sox" team photo
Ed Walsh holds the record for lowest career earned run average (ERA), 1.82
Al López, manager of the "Go-Go Sox"
Harold Baines at the plate in 1986
Frank Thomas in 1997
The White Sox celebrate after winning a tie-breaker game against the Minnesota Twins for a spot in the 2008 playoffs
View from the upper deck of U.S. Cellular Field in 2006
Batting practice at Comiskey Park, 1986
The 1912–1917, 1919–1929, 1931, and 1936–1938 Chicago White Sox logo
Uniform design from 1971–1975
Alternate logo, used on the road uniform (1991–2010) and on the black alternate uniform (1993–present).
Eddie Murphy, John "Shano" Collins, Joe Jackson, Happy Felsch, and Nemo Leibold in their dugout during the 1917 World Series
Luis Aparicio (1956–62, 1968–70)
Luke Appling (1930–43, 1945–50)
Carlton Fisk (1981–1993)
Nellie Fox (1950–1963)
Shoeless Joe Jackson (1915–1920)
Ted Lyons (1923–1942, 1946)
Minnie Miñoso (1951–57, 1960–61, 1964, 1976, 1980)
Bill Veeck, White Sox owner (1959–61, 1975–80) who revolutionized baseball by introducing many innovations in promotion
Fielder Jones of the White Sox hits the ball against Cubs at West Side Grounds, 1905
Elson in the 1940s
Harrelson in the broadcast booth in 2007

The White Sox won the 1906 World Series with a defense-oriented team dubbed "the Hitless Wonders", and the 1917 World Series, led by Eddie Cicotte, Eddie Collins and Shoeless Joe Jackson.

1906 Chicago Cubs season

The 35th season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 31st in the National League and the 14th at West Side Park.

The 1906 Cubs won a record 116 of 154 games.

However, in a major upset, the Cubs were beaten by their crosstown counterparts Chicago White Sox in that year's World Series.

1906 Chicago White Sox season

The seventh season overall for the Chicago White Sox, and their sixth season in the major leagues.

George Stone

They won the league pennant largely on the strength of their pitching staff, as their team batting average of .230 was the worst in the AL. The White Sox would go on to upset their crosstown neighbors, the Chicago Cubs (who had finished 116–36 that year for the best winning percentage in modern baseball history), in the World Series, earning them the moniker of the "Hitless Wonders."

Nick Altrock

American professional baseball player and coach.

Police protect Nick Altrock from crowds after pitching a 4 hitter during game 1 of the 1906 World Series. Notice that they are on the infield, as it was common practice for fans to walk on the field after a game.
Al Schacht and Nick Altrock, 1925

He was instrumental in the White Sox World Series championship in 1906, going 20–13 with a 2.06 ERA in the regular season and 1–1 with a Series-best 1.00 ERA against the Chicago Cubs.

Ed Reulbach

Major League Baseball pitcher for the Chicago Cubs during their glory years of the early 1900s.

In the 1906 World Series (ultimately won in six games by the Chicago White Sox), Reulbach shone in Game 2 at South Side Park, giving up only one hit, a seventh-inning single to Jiggs Donahue.

Bob Gibson

American professional baseball pitcher who played 17 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the St. Louis Cardinals (1959–1975).

Gibson at Roger Dean Stadium in 2010
Gibson in 1962.

He also joined Ed Walsh as the only pitchers to strike out at least one batter in each inning of a World Series game, Walsh having done so in Game Three of the 1906 World Series.

Johnny Evers

American professional baseball second baseman and manager.

Evers with the Chicago Cubs in 1910
Evers with the Cubs, circa 1910
A 1911 Johnny Evers T205 Tobacco Card

The Cubs won the NL pennant in 1906, but lost the 1906 World Series to the Chicago White Sox four games to two; Evers batted 3-for-20 (.150) in the series.

Subway Series

Series of Major League Baseball rivalry games played between the two teams based in New York City, the Yankees and the Mets.

Subway Series 2008, Johnny Damon with the Yankees (left) and Brian Schneider with the Mets
A full house at the new Yankee Stadium for a Subway Series game against the Mets on June 13, 2009. The Mets won the game 6-2.

The 1906 World Series between the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago White Sox is also loosely referred to as a Subway Series, though the term Crosstown Series is more commonly used.