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MIGHTY MATTY . . . Mention Carl Hubbet, Johnny Von der Meer or Dizzy Dcon
to an old timer and he'll immediately counter with Christy Matthewson. If you're wise you'll let it go at that and let old-timer tell you of the time Matty mode his three shutouts in one World Series. It was in the Giants-Philadelphia Athletics classic of 1905 that Motty shut out the Athletics in three gomes, 3 0, 9 0, 2 0. THE BAM COMES THRU Here is the climax of one of the greatest thrills in the history of the World Scries Babe Ruth, then of the New York Yonkces, is shown crossing the plate after belting out a home run in the 3rd gome of the Series with Chicago Cubs in 1932 The circuit clout came right on the heels of a Ruthion gesture to o rozzmg Chicago fan, the Bombmo pointing a finger at the exoct spot in the stands where he planned to deliver the ball P. S. He did it yyiTH the possible exception of the English Association Football Cup ties, no athletic event in the world can compare witlr baseball's World Series. Any thing can happen in a World Series game—and it usually does. Old timers of the hot stove league put on the "I remember, I remember" record when one mentions the series. They take you back to the birth of the inter-league games in 1903 and by slow and not-so-easy stages brings you up to the present, naming the greats and the goats with gusto. They'll tell you about the time slow-footed Heinie ALL ALONE . . . Another feat thot never has been duplicated in a World Series is that of Bill Wambsganss, who played second base for Cleveland in the World Series against Brooklyn in 1920. Bill made a triple play un assisted, and we con't understand why they did'nt ever after call him "All Alone" Wombsgonss. HUNDRED GRAND ERROR . . To Fred Snod gross, then of the New York Giants, goes the doubtful distinction of registering the costliest error in the history of baseball. It was in the 1912 World Series be tween the Gionts and the Boston Red So* during the last of 8 'eight* games. Snodgrass won immortality by muffing a fly ball, an act which proved to be the turning point in the game that lost the Series for the Giants. The error is said to have cost $100,000.