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    My friend and I just started a World Series history podcast, and it was our time to talk about 1906 this week. We probably butchered a few names, but we did our best with our resources. Enjoy!
    https://anchor.fm/thenthereweretwo/e...bs-e1g6p7u#_=_

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    Interesting discussion.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by thomas35forever View Post
      My friend and I just started a World Series history podcast, and it was our time to talk about 1906 this week. We probably butchered a few names, but we did our best with our resources. Enjoy!
      https://anchor.fm/thenthereweretwo/e...bs-e1g6p7u#_=_
      Cool topic. It's possible that you guys have mentioned this in your podcast but I really enjoyed this book called "When Chicago Ruled Baseball". I thought the book did a great job not just capturing the history of that 1906 World Series but also what the city itself was like around that time:

      http://https://www.amazon.com/When-Chicago-Ruled-Baseball-Cubs-White/dp/0060592273/ref=sr_1_1?crid=8H2G1TJPZ3MH&keywords=When+Chicago +Ruled+Baseball&qid=1648240978&sprefix=when+chicag o+ruled+baseball%2Caps%2C265&sr=8-1 It ha

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        I've always been a little perplexed that there really hasn't been that much written about the 1906 WS, maybe if the Cubs had won there would be 50 books written about it. Also surprised not much written about the 1917 World Series as the Sox really had a great team that year as they are the only Sox team to win 100 games and they went on and beat the Giants 4-2 in the WS.

        PS You gotta love those patriotic war time 1917 uniforms, I wish the Sox would wear them now on special days like July 4th.
        Last edited by LITTLE NELL; 03-27-2022, 05:43 PM.
        Now coming up to bat for the White Sox is the Mighty Mite, Nelson Fox.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Foulke You View Post
          Cool topic. It's possible that you guys have mentioned this in your podcast but I really enjoyed this book called "When Chicago Ruled Baseball". I thought the book did a great job not just capturing the history of that 1906 World Series but also what the city itself was like around that time:

          http://https://www.amazon.com/When-Chicago-Ruled-Baseball-Cubs-White/dp/0060592273/ref=sr_1_1?crid=8H2G1TJPZ3MH&keywords=When+Chicago +Ruled+Baseball&qid=1648240978&sprefix=when+chicag o+ruled+baseball%2Caps%2C265&sr=8-1 It ha
          Just finished the book. Thanks for the recommendation!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by LITTLE NELL View Post
            I've always been a little perplexed that there really hasn't been that much written about the 1906 WS, maybe if the Cubs had won there would be 50 books written about it. Also surprised not much written about the 1917 World Series as the Sox really had a great team that year as they are the only Sox team to win 100 games and they went on and beat the Giants 4-2 in the WS.

            PS You gotta love those patriotic war time 1917 uniforms, I wish the Sox would wear them now on special days like July 4th.
            Les Grobstein apparently believed that the Cubs fixed the series.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Tommy John View Post

              Les Grobstein apparently believed that the Cubs fixed the series.
              There is a general belief that most of the World Series games back then were fixed. Just the Sox were the ones who got the Hammer of Thor on them.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Dumpjerry View Post

                There is a general belief that most of the World Series games back then were fixed. Just the Sox were the ones who got the Hammer of Thor on them.
                Correct ….. Commie’s boys were made the “Example” and given the scarlet letter.

                BK59

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Dumpjerry View Post

                  There is a general belief that most of the World Series games back then were fixed. Just the Sox were the ones who got the Hammer of Thor on them.
                  I read in one of his tributes that Les analyzed the plays of the series in an effort to prove it was fixed. Most Cub fans taunt Sox fans over 1919 like it happened yesterday while Sox fans wish it hadn’t happened and some ponder the what ifs. Meanwhile, Grobs was seemingly the only Cub, or even baseball fan around eager to prove that his team actually fixed a series for money.

                  Call me old-fashioned, but I am forever stuck in my old-man beliefs that the Sox had superior pitching and the Cubs may have been a bit overconfident. Besides, the gamblers who got to Les’ Cubbies in 1906 apparently didn’t offer them enough money in 1907 and 1908.
                  Last edited by Tommy John; 05-06-2022, 06:22 PM. Reason: Typed 1996 instead of 1906

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