This dramatic Series showcased great pitching from Christy Mathewson and from Boston fireballer Smokey Joe Wood. Wood won two of his three starts and pitched in relief in the final game. In the deciding game, Boston rallied for two runs in the tenth inning thanks to two costly Giants fielding misplays.
This was the first Series in which a series was decided in the last inning. It was also the first Series where a team within one inning of losing came back to win. The next time a team that close to elimination recovered to win was Game 6 of the 1985 World Series.
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