Griffith Stadium, Washington D.C., October 4, 1924 – Action during the first game of the 1924 World Series between the NY Giants and Senators

Griffith Stadium, Washington D.C., October 4, 1924 – Action during the first game of the 1924 World Series between the NY Giants and Senators

Game one of the 1924 World Series between the New York Giants and the Washington Senators, the Giants looking for their fourth World Series title while the Senators are looking for their first ever.

The Giants would take this first game of the series in 12 innings thanks to a Ross Youngs single bringing home pitcher Art Nehf to give the Giants a one run lead, that was followed by a sacrifice fly by High Pockets Kelly that scored pinch runner Billy Southworth for the another run and a 2-run cushion and an insurance run that would prove vital. The Senators in the bottom of the 12th would rally but came up a run short as Nehf got Goose Goslin to ground out to second base with the tying run sitting on third.

Despite that the John McGraw-led Giants took the first game of the series, and a series that would see the Senators ace Walter Johnson struggle in losing this game and game five, the Senators would battle back to force a seventh game, one that would truly be epic in its time and also consider one of the best game sevens in baseball history. And a game that would see Johnson redeem himself by coming in relief in extra innings and holding down the Giants bats long enough to give Washington a shot at driving home the golden run. And that golden moment would arrive in the 12th inning when Earl McNeely’s bad hop double drove home player-manager Bucky Harris for the winning run and gave the Washington hard core rooters their first World Series title.

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