1936 World Series
Team / Wins Manager Season
New York Yankees (4) Joe McCarthy 102–51, .667, GA: 19½
New York Giants (2) Bill Terry (player/manager) 92–62, .597, GA: 5
Dates: September 30October 6
Radio network: NBC Radio, CBS Radio, Mutual.
Radio announcers: NBC: Tom Manning, Ty Tyson, Red Barber.
CBS: France Laux, Boake Carter, Warren Brown.
Mutual: Bob Elson, Gabriel Heatter, Bill Dyer.
Umpires: Cy Pfirman (NL), Harry Geisel (AL), George Magerkurth (NL), Bill Summers (AL)
Future Hall of Famers: Yankees: Joe McCarthy (mgr.), Bill Dickey, Joe DiMaggio, Lou Gehrig, Lefty Gomez, Tony Lazzeri, Red Ruffing.
Giants: Carl Hubbell, Travis Jackson, Mel Ott, Bill Terry.
World Series Program

The program for the 1936 World Series.

World Series
 < 1935 1937 > 

The 1936 World Series matched the New York Yankees against the New York Giants, with the Yankees winning in six games to earn their fifth championship.

The Yankees played their first World Series without Babe Ruth and their first with Joe DiMaggio, Ruth having retired from the Yankees after the 1934 season.

Carl Hubbell won Game 1 but it was mostly downhill after that for the Giants. The Yankees won Game 2 at the Polo Grounds by an 18–4 count, still a Series record (as of 2008) for lopsided scoring. DiMaggio made all three ninth inning outs in that game, the final a long fly off Hank Leiber that the smooth-fielding young Yankee Clipper snared and then kept running all the way up the clubhouse steps.

DiMaggio would go on to be the only person to play on four World Championship teams in his first four years in the big leagues, the 1936–39 Yankees.

Yankees left fielder Jake Powell started the year with the Washington Senators before coming over in the middle of the year in a trade for Ben Chapman. In this Series, the unheralded Powell would lead all hitters in hits (10), batting average (.455), runs (8), bases on balls (4), add a home run with five runs batted in, and grab the Yankees' only stolen base.


AL New York Yankees (4) vs. NL New York Giants (2)

1New York Yankees – 1, New York Giants – 6September 30Polo Grounds (IV)39,419[1]
2New York Yankees – 18, New York Giants – 4October 2Polo Grounds (IV)43,543[2]
3New York Giants – 1, New York Yankees – 2October 3Yankee Stadium64,842[3]
4New York Giants – 2, New York Yankees – 5October 4Yankee Stadium66,669[4]
5New York Giants – 5, New York Yankees – 4 (10 innings)October 5Yankee Stadium50,024[5]
6New York Yankees – 13, New York Giants – 5October 6Polo Grounds (IV)38,427[6]


Game 1Edit

Wednesday, September 30, 1936 at Polo Grounds (IV) in New York, New York

Team 123456789RHE
New York (AL) 001000000 1 72
New York (NL) 00001104X 6 91
WP: Carl Hubbell (1–0)  LP: Red Ruffing (0–1)  
HRs:  NYY – George Selkirk (1)  NYG – Dick Bartell (1)

Game 2Edit

Friday, October 2, 1936 at Polo Grounds (IV) in New York, New York

Team 123456789RHE
New York (AL) 207001206 18 170
New York (NL) 010300000 4 61
WP: Lefty Gomez (1–0)  LP: Hal Schumacher (0–1)  
HRs:  NYY – Tony Lazzeri (1), Bill Dickey (1)

Game 3Edit

Saturday, October 3, 1936 at Yankee Stadium in Bronx, New York

Team 123456789RHE
New York (NL) 000010000 1 110
New York (AL) 01000001X 2 40
WP: Bump Hadley (1–0)  LP: Freddie Fitzsimmons (0–1)  SV: Pat Malone (1)  
HRs:  NYG – Jimmy Ripple (1)  NYY – Lou Gehrig (1)

Game 4Edit

Sunday, October 4, 1936 at Yankee Stadium in Bronx, New York

Team 123456789RHE
New York (NL) 000100010 2 71
New York (AL) 01300001X 5 101
WP: Monte Pearson (1–0)  LP: Carl Hubbell (1–1)  
HRs:  NYY – Lou Gehrig (2)

Game 5Edit

Monday, October 5, 1936 at Yankee Stadium in Bronx, New York

Team 12345678910RHE
New York (NL) 3000010001 5 83
New York (AL) 0110020000 4 101
WP: Hal Schumacher (1–1)  LP: Pat Malone (0–1)  
HRs:  NYY – George Selkirk (2)

Game 6Edit

Tuesday, October 6, 1936 at Polo Grounds (IV) in New York, New York

Team 123456789RHE
New York (AL) 021200017 13 172
New York (NL) 200010110 5 91
WP: Lefty Gomez (2–0)  LP: Freddie Fitzsimmons (0–2)  SV: Johnny Murphy (1)  
HRs:  NYY – Jake Powell (1)  NYG – Mel Ott (1), Jo-Jo Moore (1)

Composite boxEdit

1936 World Series (4–2): New York Yankees (A.L.) over New York Giants (N.L.)

Team 12345678910RHE
New York Yankees 251320323130 43 656
New York Giants 5104321601 23 507

<tr><td style="text-align:left;" colspan="14">Total attendance: 302,924   Average attendance: 50,487</td></tr> <tr><td style="text-align:left;" colspan="14">Winning player’s share: $6,431   Losing player’s share: $4,656[7]</td></tr>



  • Neft, David S., and Richard M. Cohen. The World Series. 1st ed. New York: St Martins, 1990. (Neft and Cohen 162–166)
  • Reichler, Joseph, ed. (1982). The Baseball Encyclopedia (5th ed.), p. 2144. MacMillian Publishing. ISBN 0-02-579010-2.
  • Forman, Sean L.. 1936 World Series. - Major League Statistics and Information.. Retrieved on 2007-12-09.

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