1917 — The White Sox won their second World Series title, beating the New York Giants four games to two. The score in the series clincher was also 4-2. Future Hall-of-Famer Eddie Collins hit .409, with pitcher Red Faber, another future Hall-of-Famer, winning three games (and losing one!)
Afterwards a young federal judge and White Sox fan, one Kenesaw Mountain Landis, sent a telegram congratulating the White Sox for a job well done. The telegram read, “We did a fine job today … we disposed of the Giants.” Landis would go on to become the first baseball commissioner in the wake of the Black Sox scandal.
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Thanks for the videos. Great fun to watch. After the Sox wins (of course), my favorite part is the hats. As one who feels naked outside w/o a hat, part of me yearns for the days when they were common and expected.