1932 World Series

1932 World Series

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The 1932 World Series was played between the New York Yankees (American League) and the Chicago Cubs (National League), with the Yankees holding home field advantage. The Yankees swept the Cubs, four games to none. The series was otherwise noteworthy for Babe Ruth's called shot, for his tenth and last World Series appearance overall, and for the arguments that developed between the two teams. The heated atmosphere started before the series even began.

In this Series played a record thirteen future Hall of Famers.

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Matchups

Game 1

Wednesday, September 28, 1932 at Yankee Stadium in Bronx, New York

Game 2

Thursday, September 29, 1932 at Yankee Stadium in Bronx, New York

Game 3

Saturday, October 1, 1932 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois

Roughly 50,000 Cubs fans showed up for Game 3, the large crowd made possible by the construction of temporary bleachers in Waveland and Sheffield Avenues. In a prelude of things to come, Ruth and Lou Gehrig put on an impressive batting display during batting practice. Ruth launched nine balls to the outfield stands while Gehrig hit seven. As reported in the first edition of A Day at the Park, by William Hartel, p. 82, Ruth said while batting: "I'd play for half my salary if I could bat in this dump all the time!"

Cubs starting pitcher Charlie Root struggled in the first inning of Game 3. The first two Yankees reached base when Ruth came to bat and hit a home run into the right-center......
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