When Cobb Met Wagner

The Seven-Game World Series of 1909

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About the Book

The 1909 World Series featured Hall of Fame players Ty Cobb and Honus Wagner and was the first championship to extend to Game Seven, the final and deciding game. This work examines the entire regular season of both the Tigers and the Pirates but pays special attention to the seven games of that World Series.
Includes 54 photographs, complete club statistics, biographical and career thumbnails, box scores for each series game, and tables on the acquisition of each player as well as information on how they departed.

About the Author(s)

Dave Finoli is a member of the Society for American Baseball Research as well as the National Football Foundation. He works in retail management and lives in Monroeville, Pennsylvania.
SABR member Bill Ranier is a clinical social worker at Mercy Behavioral Health in Pittsburgh. He lives in Robinson Township, Pennsylvania.

Bibliographic Details

David Finoli and Bill Ranier
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 283
Bibliographic Info: 54 photos, statistics, tables, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2011
pISBN: 978-0-7864-4837-1
eISBN: 978-0-7864-5790-8
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      ix

Preface      1

Introduction      3

1. The Pirates’ Regular Season      9

2. The Tigers’ Regular Season      24

3. Game 1, October 8      36

4. Game 2, October 9      53

5. Game 3, October 11      67

6. Game 4, October 12      83

7. Game 5, October 13      95

8. Game 6, October 14      108

9. Game 7, October 16      120

10. Post–1909 World Series      133

11. The Ballparks      142

12. The Team Presidents      152

13. The Managers      162

14. The 1909 Pittsburgh Pirates      171

15. The 1909 Detroit Tigers      207

16. The Tigers Beyond 1909      244

17. The Pirates Beyond 1909      252

Chapter Notes      259

Bibliography      267

Index      269