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Baby Fisk
10-14-2006, 09:30 AM
Totally Biased Game Recap: October 14, 1906

David Slays Goliath!

**1906 WORLD SERIES GAME SIX**
Chicago Cubs at Chicago White Stockings, South Side Park

Short take: In an upset of biblical proportions, the Chicago "White Sox" win baseball's third-ever World Series with an 8-3 triumph over their west side rivals.

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OH FRABJOUS DAY, KALOO KALAY! THE CHICAGO WHITE SOX ARE WORLD CHAMPIONS!

Huzzah for Charles Comiskey! The father of our south side team assembled an ambitious group of underdogs that won the third-ever World Series in front of a delirious crowd at South Side Park today.

Huzzah for Fielder Jones! He managed his boys in the face of overwhelming odds against a team that was expected to romp to victory. Instead, the Cubs go home empty handed and the White Sox wear the crown of Champions.

When it's time to party we will party hard! Let the drinks flow and the songs slur out on the south side tonight! The White Sox are champeens o' the world!

This historic day in White Sox history began at 2:00am, when the very first "fanatic" showed up at South Side Park to get in line for a ticket. By 7:00, hundreds were in line. By 10:45, under warm sunshine, thousands had massed. The dangerous, violent people of the south side pushed down a section of fencing around the park and surged inside. In the hurly-burly that ensued, clothes were torn, limbs battered and bruised, women carried to safety and a deployment of over 200 Chicago policemen was required to restore order to the scene. The park gates were thrown open and all available seats quickly sold out. An exuberant throng of 19,249 jammed into a park built to hold 5,000. Just as many people gathered outside, climbing onto rooftops, shimmying up lampposts and clinging to telephone poles -- anything to gain a view inside once the game started at 2:00pm.

A huge din arose when Game Six starter Doc White led his team onto the field in their home whites. The anticipation of the White Stockings upsetting the heavily favoured, 116-game winning Cubs was electric.

Facing humiliating defeat, the Cubs came out with a roar. Solly Hofman led off with a two-base hit. A sacrifice bunt moved him to second, and he came home on a hit to right field by Frank Schulte.

In the home side of the first, Comiskey's boys stood in against Mordecai "Three Finger" Brown, who had shut them out in Game Four. Not this time, Morty. Right fielder Ed Hahn, newly nicknamed "Beaksy" for the broken nose he had suffered in Game Three, led off with an infield base hit.

Centerfielder/manager Fielder Jones failed a sac bunt attempt and Hahn was out at second. Jones made it to first on the play, and moved to third on a base hit by second baseman Frank Isbell. Shortstop George Davis then belted a Three Finger pitch into right field to score Jones and move Isbell to third. Isbell would try for home on a base hit to deep short by third baseman George Rohe, but was tagged out at the plate. So Davis now stood on third and Rohe was on first with two out, but not for long. Rohe caught Brown napping and stole second base uncontested. Flustered, Brown served up a pitch to first baseman Jiggs Donahue that was slammed for a two-base hit. Two more runners came around to score and the White Stockings led 3-1 off four hits.

The crowd went wild!

In the bottom of the second, Brown retired the first two batters, but Hahn tagged him for another base hit. With the sacrifice unavailable, the south siders would have to utilize some "small ball" tactics to bring Hahn home. Jones walked, then Isbell loaded the bases with another hit. Davis then hit a liner that glanced off the glove of Cubs' shortstop Joe Tinker and bounded into the outfield. Hahn and Jones came around to score. Rohe then came up and got another base hit to load the bases again. Cubs' first baseman/manager Frank Chance had seen enough, and Brown was yanked after 1.2 innings for Orval Overall. Donahue promptly drove in Isbell with a base hit that kept the sacks packed with Sox. A shaky Overall then walked home another run.

After just two innings, it was 7-1 for the White Stockings. Kolossal! A tumultuous cacophony erupted in the stands, made by trumpets, drums, cymbals, a gong, and a device that produced a blaring siren's wail. To the Cubs and their supporters, it sounded like the end of the world.

Essentially, the game was already over. Doc White pitched steady and limited the Cubs to just two more runs and seven hits over the full nine innings. The men in the pale hosiery kept their opposites in check defensively, and the score was 8-3 going into the ninth inning. The Cubs tried one last-gasp rally to salvage their dwindling hopes. They managed to load the bases, but with two outs, rightfielder Schulte hit a dribbler up the first base line. Jiggs Donahue braced himself, scooped history into his glove, and stepped on the bag for the final out of the World Series.

Bedlam! Pandemonium! South Side Park erupted in a frenzy of joy and celebration. It was the only home side win of the Series, and it was the clincher. White Sox players raced for the clubhouse as thousands of rooters stormed the field. The revelry had just begun, and would continue long into this night on the south side.

TELL YOUR MOTHER THE CHICAGO WHITE SOX ARE WORLD CHAMPIONS!

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How was the trophy earned today? A barrage of hitting by the "hitless wonders", who scored eight runs off 14 hits, and overwhelmed the Cubs once and for all.

Pick to Click Winner: George Davis.
He started the scoring assault and drove in three runs on the day.

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THE 1906 WORLD CHAMPIONS

SoxandtheCityTee
10-14-2006, 09:41 AM
Baby Fisk,

What a fabulous job you did on these. And it couldn't have come at a better time. Thank you!

Baby Fisk
10-16-2006, 08:19 AM
Baby Fisk,

What a fabulous job you did on these. And it couldn't have come at a better time. Thank you!

Thanks, and thanks to everyone who got into the spirit of these recaps.

The two main sources of info used in the writing of them was this book (http://www.amazon.com/When-Chicago-Ruled-Baseball-Cubs-White/dp/0060592273/ref=sr_11_1/002-4020268-5603240?ie=UTF8) and this book (now out of date). (http://www.amazon.com/Encyclopedia-Baseball-Encyclopedias-North-America/dp/156639449X/sr=1-2/qid=1161004629/ref=sr_1_2/002-4020268-5603240?ie=UTF8&s=books)

Of course WSI has a one pager summary of the entire 1906 World Series, found here. (http://whitesoxinteractive.com/History&Glory/1906.htm) It was the original inspiration for writing the recaps.