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1906 World Series Game 3 Program Issued at West Side Grounds - Cubs vs White Sox

Lot Number 259

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Description

Intracity Fall Classic showdowns were much anticipated and tracked during the pre-expansion era in which all franchises resided east of the Mississippi. The offered 1906 program is a rare survivor from the first-ever World Series held entirely in one metropolis. Among the details contributing to the rarity and appeal of this Game 3 (October 11th) relic is the fact that a mere 13,667 attended that day, as Thursday afternoon contests were a luxury few could afford in that era. Additionally, 1906 marked the beginning of seemingly annual World Series endeavors for the Cubs, who were principals in their first of four championship showdowns in five years. Finally, this program hails from perhaps the biggest upset in Series history, as the “Hitless Wonders” bested the heavily favored Cubs. This 12-page guide features black-and-white photos of participants, most notably, individual shots of the respective teams’ owners and Hall of Famers Brown and Chance. The center pages are home to scoring grids marked in pencil to detail a 3-0 White Sox triumph. The covers and pages are intact, though the piece shows the effects of a day at the West Side Grounds facility as two vertical compacting folds and minor separation about the spine are consistent with transport at the ball park.

There is a light pencil notation on the front cover that states the date of "October 11"

This day, Hall of Famer, Ed Walsh pitched a complete game 2-hitter with 12 strikeouts for the White Sox.

 
 
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