1908 World Series

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The 1908 World Series matched the defending champion Chicago Cubs against the Detroit Tigers in a rematch of the 1907 Series.wikipedia
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Chicago Cubs

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The 1908 World Series matched the defending champion Chicago Cubs against the Detroit Tigers in a rematch of the 1907 Series.
The Cubs won back-to-back World Series championships in 1907 and 1908, becoming the first major league team to play in three consecutive World Series, and the first to win it twice.

Detroit Tigers

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The 1908 World Series matched the defending champion Chicago Cubs against the Detroit Tigers in a rematch of the 1907 Series.
The Cubs, however, would defeat the Tigers again in the 1908 World Series, this time in five games.

World Series

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This was the year of the infamous "Merkle's Boner" play that allowed the Chicago Cubs to reach the World Series after beating the New York Giants (now the San Francisco Giants) in a one-game "playoff", actually the makeup game for the tie that the Merkle play had caused.

Merkle's Boner

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This was the year of the infamous "Merkle's Boner" play that allowed the Chicago Cubs to reach the World Series after beating the New York Giants (now the San Francisco Giants) in a one-game "playoff", actually the makeup game for the tie that the Merkle play had caused.
The Cubs went on to win the 1908 World Series, beating the Detroit Tigers four games to one.

Harry Steinfeldt

RBI singles by Harry Steinfeldt and Solly Hofman in the third inning gave Mordecai Brown all the support he'd need.
Steinfeldt was the starting third baseman for the Cubs in the final game of the 1908 World Series, the team's last championship until their victory in 2016.

Solly Hofman

RBI singles by Harry Steinfeldt and Solly Hofman in the third inning gave Mordecai Brown all the support he'd need.
Hofman was the Cubs' center fielder on October 14, 1908 when they defeated the Detroit Tigers 2-0 to win the 1908 World Series.

Joe Tinker

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A scoreless tie in the bottom of the eighth came to an end when Joe Tinker's two-run homer launched a six-run Cub outburst.
Tinker then batted .263 as the Cubs defeated the Tigers in the 1908 World Series in five games.

Ed Summers

With Detroit leading 6–5 in the top of the ninth after finally coming from behind with two runs in the bottom of the eighth, the Cubs broke out with six straight one-out singles against Ed Summers, scoring five times and winning the first game just as they had forced a tie in the first game of the 1907 Series by coming from behind with two runs in the ninth.
In the 1908 World Series, Summers pitched in Games 1 and 4, losing both times to Three Finger Brown.

Orval Overall

Orval Overall's complete-game win took just 90 minutes.
In 1908, Overall "slumped" to just 15 wins but also won twice in the 1908 World Series as Chicago repeated as champions.

Bill Klem

He worked a record 18 World Series: 1908, 1909, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1914, 1915, 1917, 1918, 1920, 1922, 1924, 1926, 1929, 1931, 1932, 1934 and 1940.

Frank Chance

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Chance batted .421 in the 1908 World Series, as the Cubs again defeated the Tigers, this time in five games.

Boss Schmidt

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Boss Schmidt, who made the last out of the 1907 Series with a popup to short, also made the last out of this Series with a feeble catcher-to-first groundout.
The Tigers won their second consecutive pennant and again lost to the Cubs in the 1908 World Series.

Jack Sheridan (umpire)

Jack Sheridan
Sheridan umpired in four of the first seven World Series: 1905, 1907, 1908 and 1910; he also umpired in the earlier Temple Cup NL championship series in 1896.

Johnny Evers

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The Cubs then won the 1908 World Series over Detroit, four games to one, as Evers again batted 7-for-20 (.350).

Hank O'Day

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O'Day umpired in 10 World Series: 1903, 1905, 1907, 1908, 1910, 1916, 1918, 1920, 1923 and 1926.

Tom Connolly

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In his career, Connolly worked in an AL-record eight World Series: 1903, 1908 (even-numbered games), 1910, 1911, 1913, 1916, 1920 and 1924.

1907 World Series

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The 1908 World Series matched the defending champion Chicago Cubs against the Detroit Tigers in a rematch of the 1907 Series.

History of the New York Giants (baseball)

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This was the year of the infamous "Merkle's Boner" play that allowed the Chicago Cubs to reach the World Series after beating the New York Giants (now the San Francisco Giants) in a one-game "playoff", actually the makeup game for the tie that the Merkle play had caused.

San Francisco Giants

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This was the year of the infamous "Merkle's Boner" play that allowed the Chicago Cubs to reach the World Series after beating the New York Giants (now the San Francisco Giants) in a one-game "playoff", actually the makeup game for the tie that the Merkle play had caused.

Detroit

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The final two games, held in Detroit, were shutouts. Saturday, October 10, 1908, at Bennett Park in Detroit, Michigan

Chicago

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Attendance in Chicago was harmed by a ticket-scalping scheme that fans accused the club's owner of participating in, and the World Series was boycotted to some degree. Sunday, October 11, 1908, at West Side Grounds in Chicago

Bennett Park (Detroit)

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Saturday, October 10, 1908, at Bennett Park in Detroit, Michigan

West Side Park

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Sunday, October 11, 1908, at West Side Grounds in Chicago

Mordecai Brown

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RBI singles by Harry Steinfeldt and Solly Hofman in the third inning gave Mordecai Brown all the support he'd need.