1935 World Series
Team / Wins Manager Season
Detroit Tigers (4) Mickey Cochrane (player/manager) 93–58, .616, GA: 3
Chicago Cubs (2) Charlie Grimm 100–54, .649, GA: 4
Dates: October 2October 7
Radio network: NBC, CBS, Mutual
Radio announcers: NBC: Hal Totten, Ty Tyson, Graham McNamee
CBS: France Laux, Truman Bradley, Jack Graney
Mutual: Bob Elson, Red Barber, Quin Ryan
Umpires: George Moriarty (AL), Ernie Quigley (NL), Bill McGowan (AL), Dolly Stark (NL)
Future Hall of Famers: Tigers: Mickey Cochrane, Charlie Gehringer, Goose Goslin, Hank Greenberg.
Cubs: Gabby Hartnett, Chuck Klein, Fred Lindstrom.
World Series
 < 1934 1936 > 

The 1935 World Series featured the Detroit Tigers and the Chicago Cubs, with the Tigers winning in six games for their first championship in five Series appearances. They had lost in 1907, 1908, 1909, and 1934.

The Tigers won despite losing the services of first baseman Hank Greenberg. In Game 2, Greenberg collided with Cubs catcher Gabby Hartnett and broke his wrist, sidelining him for the rest of the Series. Marv Owen replaced him at first base and went 1 for 20. Utility infielder Flea Clifton was forced to fill in for Owen at third base and went 0-for-16 in the Series.

The Cubs had won 21 consecutive games in September (still a record as of 2008), eventually taking the National League pennant by four games over the defending World Series champions, the St Louis Cardinals.

In Game 6, Tommy Bridges pitched a complete game victory to win the Series for Detroit. With the score tied 3–3 in the top of the ninth inning, Bridges gave up a leadoff triple to Stan Hack, but retired the next three batters without the runner on third scoring. In the bottom of the ninth, Goose Goslin drove in the winning run with two outs. After the game, manager Mickey Cochrane said the following of Bridges' gutsy performance: "A hundred and fifty pounds of courage. If there ever is a payoff on courage this little 150-pound pitcher is the greatest World Series hero." [1]

In addition to Bridges, the Tigers had a hitting hero. Right fielder Pete Fox accumulated ten hits and an average of .385 for the Series. Fox hit safely in all six games.

Delirious Detroit fans rushed onto Navin Field in celebration after Goslin's game-winning hit. The celebration spilled out onto Michigan Avenue and Trumbull. For a few hours, the worries of the Great Depression were gone and the only thing that mattered was the Tigers.

Detroit owner, Frank Navin, then 64 years old, had been running the organization for 30 years and had seen four of his teams win American League pennants, only to lose four World Series. Six weeks after the Tiger finally won the World Series in October 1935, Navin suffered a heart attack while riding a horse and died. [2]


AL Detroit Tigers (4) vs. NL Chicago Cubs (2)

1Chicago Cubs – 3, Detroit Tigers – 0October 2Navin Field47,391[1]
2Chicago Cubs – 3, Detroit Tigers – 8October 3Navin Field46,742[2]
3Detroit Tigers – 6, Chicago Cubs – 5 (11 innings)October 4Wrigley Field45,532[3]
4Detroit Tigers – 2, Chicago Cubs – 1October 5Wrigley Field49,350[4]
5Detroit Tigers – 1, Chicago Cubs – 3October 6Wrigley Field49,237[5]
6Chicago Cubs – 3, Detroit Tigers – 4October 7Navin Field48,420[6]


Game 1Edit

Wednesday, October 2, 1935 at Navin Field in Detroit, Michigan

Team 123456789RHE
Chicago 200000001 3 70
Detroit 000000000 0 43
WP: Lon Warneke (1–0)  LP: Schoolboy Rowe (0–1)  
HRs:  CHC – Frank Demaree (1)

Game 2Edit

Thursday, October 3, 1935 at Navin Field in Detroit, Michigan

Team 123456789RHE
Chicago 000010200 3 61
Detroit 40030010X 8 92
WP: Tommy Bridges (1–0)  LP: Charlie Root (0–1)  
HRs:  DET – Hank Greenberg (1)

Game 3Edit

Friday, October 4, 1935 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois

Team 1234567891011RHE
Detroit 00000104001 6 122
Chicago 02001000200 5 103
WP: Schoolboy Rowe (1–1)  LP: Larry French (0–1)  
HRs:  CHC – Frank Demaree (2)

Game 4Edit

Saturday, October 5, 1935 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois

Team 123456789RHE
Detroit 001001000 2 70
Chicago 010000000 1 52
WP: General Crowder (1–0)  LP: Tex Carleton (0–1)  
HRs:  CHC – Gabby Hartnett (1)

Game 5Edit

Sunday, October 6, 1935 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois

Team 123456789RHE
Detroit 000000001 1 71
Chicago 00200010X 3 80
WP: Lon Warneke (2–0)  LP: Schoolboy Rowe (1–2)  SV: Bill Lee (1)  
HRs:  CHC – Chuck Klein (1)

Game 6Edit

Monday, October 7, 1935 at Navin Field in Detroit, Michigan

Team 123456789RHE
Chicago 001020000 3 120
Detroit 100101001 4 121
WP: Tommy Bridges (2–0)  LP: Larry French (0–2)  
HRs:  CHC – Billy Herman (1)

Composite boxEdit

1935 World Series (4–2): Detroit Tigers (A.L.) over Chicago Cubs (N.L.)

Team 1234567891011RHE
Detroit Tigers 50140314201 21 519
Chicago Cubs 23304030300 18 486

<tr><td style="text-align:left;" colspan="15">Total attendance: 286,672   Average attendance: 47,779</td></tr> <tr><td style="text-align:left;" colspan="15">Winning player’s share: $6,545   Losing player’s share: $4,199[7]</td></tr>

Series quotesEdit

Plenty of racket out here...a drive up the middle! And the winning run will score.

Ty Tyson, on NBC radio, announcing the winning run of this World Series.



  • Neft, David S., and Richard M. Cohen. The World Series. 1st ed. New York: St Martins, 1990. (Neft and Cohen 157–161)
  • Reichler, Joseph, ed. (1982). The Baseball Encyclopedia (5th ed.), p. 2143. MacMillian Publishing. ISBN 0-02-579010-2.
  • Forman, Sean L.. 1935 World Series. - Major League Statistics and Information.. Retrieved on 2007-12-09.

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