BY: Zane Miller
On Saturday, October 12th, 1907, the Chicago Cubs defeated the Detroit Tigers at Bennett Park in Detroit to clinch the fourth World Series four games to none, with one tie. It was the first World Series championship for the Cubs franchise and the first that was won in Michigan. These are the top five players that I felt most stood out during the series.
5. Bill Donovan (Tigers)- P
PHOTO Credit: Detroit Athletic Co.
Donovan was the player of the game in game one, which resulted in a 3-3 tie, the first ever tie in a World Series game. Donovan pitched all 12 innings in the game, allowing one earned run on 10 hits and three walks in the no decision.
4. Harry Steinfeldt (Cubs)- 3B
PHOTO Credit: Library of Congress
Steinfeldt was the player of the game in game three as he had one RBI along with a run, two hits and a walk on the way to a 5-1 victory. On the series, Steinfeldt had two RBIs to go along with two runs, eight hits and a walk for a batting average of .471.
3. Jack Pfiester (Cubs)- P
PHOTO CRedit: Jim'S APbA Barn
Pfiester earned player of the game honors in game two, pitching all nine innings while allowing an earned run on 10 hits and a walk in the 3-1 win, the only game Pfiester was a starting pitcher in the series.
2. Mordecai Brown (Cubs)- P
PHOTO Credit: SABR
Brown was the player of the game in game five to win the series for the Cubs, pitching a complete game shutout, allowing seven hits and a walk in a 2-0 victory in his lone pitching appearance of the series.
1. Orval Overall (Cubs)- P
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Overall was the game four player of the game, not only driving in two RBI along with a hit, but also pitching a complete game with one earned run given up on five hits and a pair of walks in the 6-1 victory. Overall also played in game one, pitching nine innings while allowing one earned run on nine hits and two walks. In total, Overall pitched 18 innings, giving up two earned runs on 14 hits and four walks for a 1.00 ERA.
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Link to stats database: https://www.baseball-reference.com/postseason/1907_WS.shtml