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Top 5 Players of the 1908 World Series
By Zane Miller On Wednesday, October 14th, 1908, the Chicago Cubs defeated the Detroit Tigers at Bennett Park in Detroit to clinch the fifth World Series four games to one. It was the second World Series championship for the Cubs franchise and the second that was won in Michigan. These are the top five players that I felt most stood out during the series. 5. Claude Rossman (Tigers)- 1B Rossman was the player of the game in game three, the only game of the series that the Tigers won, by a score of 8-3. In the game, Rossman hit two RBIs with two runs and two hits with a walk. 4. Joe Tinker (Cubs)- SS Tinker was game two’s player of the game which the Cubs took 6-1, driving in a pair of RBIs with a run and a hit. In total, Tinker drove in four RBIs throughout the series with five hits along with two runs and a batting average of .263. 3. Harry Steinfeldt (Cubs)- 3B Steinfeldt was the player of the game in game one in the Cubs’ 10-6 victory, earning two RBIs, two runs, two hits and a walk. The series overall saw him hit three RBIs with four hits and three runs along with two walks. 2. Mordecai Brown (Cubs)- P Brown, the player of the game in the Cubs’ 3-0 game four victory, pitched a complete game shutout while allowing four hits. Brown also entered game one as a reliever, where he went two innings allowing no earned runs on a pair of hits and a walk.Orval Overall (Cubs)- P Overall earned game five player of the game honors as the Cubs won 2-0 to clinch the championship, with Overall supplying a complete game shutout, allowing just three hits and four walks on the game. Overall also entered game one and started game two, going nine innings with just one earned run. Players of the Game Breakdown: If you enjoy this series, please consider becoming a supporter on Patreon: patreon.com/Zmiller82 Link to stats database: https://www.baseball-reference.com/postseason/1908_WS.shtml
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