On October 4, 1922 — For the first time, the entire World Series will be broadcast over the radio. Writer Grantland Rice does the announcing of the New York Giants-New York Yankees Series for station WJZ, in Newark, NJ, whose signal is relayed to WGY in Schenectady, NY.

The game and Series remained scoreless until the sixth inning. Whitey Witt tripled off of Art Nehf, then was cut down at home trying to score on a fielder’s choice, but a Babe Ruth hit got the run home. The Yankees added another run next inning on Aaron Ward’s sacrifice fly with runners on second and third. A three-run Giant rally in the eighth knocked out Yankee starter Bullet Joe Bush, who allowed four straight leadoff singles, the last of which to Irish Meusel scoring two. and the winning run coming off reliever Waite Hoyt on a Ross Youngs sacrifice fly.

Babe Ruth strikes out in his first at-bat of 1922 World Series, at The Polo Grounds, October 4, 1922.

Babe Ruth strikes out in his first at-bat of 1922 World Series, at The Polo Grounds, October 4, 1922.

 

 


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