Christy Mathewson Throws Third Shutout in Series to Take Title
Game 5 was slated for Oct. 14, and Mathewson, on two days rest, was scheduled to take the mound once again.
In a blistering one hour and 35 minutes, Mathewson utilized his famed fadeaway pitch – an early version of the screwball – and blanked the A’s, throwing his third complete game shutout in a mere five days. No pitcher has ever matched that feat in a World Series.
With the victory, the National League locked up the World Series, topping the A’s four-games-to-one.