VINTAGE ORIGINAL RARE! OFFICIAL 1940 WORLD SERIES PROGRAM DETROIT TIGERS at CINCINNATI REDS - REDS WIN SERIES IN 7 - REDS WIN GAME 2 5-3 WALTERS OVER ROWE!!DESCRIPTION: This auction is for an terrific high grade, rare and desirable 1940 WORLD SERIES PROGRAM DETROIT TIGERS at CINCINNATI REDS. Reds won 4 games to 3 for Manager Bill McKechnie over Del Baker. Second Series win for Reds, first since 1919. Clean and lightly pencil scored for Game 2, 10/3 at tiny CROSLEY FIELD, Bucky Walters over Schoolboy Rowe, Reds 5-3.
For Game 7, Oct. 8, Newsom came back to start on just one day's rest, and after six innings, he owned a 1-0 lead over Paul Derringer thanks to an unearned run in the third. The Reds scored twice in the seventh, though, on back-to-back doubles and a sacrifice fly, and Derringer closed out the Series with a perfect ninth inning for a Reds Championship in 7 games.
The Reds' Bill Werber led all regulars with a .370 batting average, while the Tigers' Bobo Newsom recorded a 2-1 record and a 1.38 ERA. ... The victory was the National League's first since 1934. This is a terrific piece of rare historic sports memorabilia and well worth bidding on. Loaded with pictures, profiles, and statistics of players on the team. Please see my other auctions for similar and other related vintage items. Thanks for ... read more