On October 9, 1938 — 1938 – In the World Series, the New York Yankees become the first team to win three successive World Championships, defeating the Cubs, 8 – 3. Red Ruffing posts his second victory of the Series as the Yankees sweep the Cubs for the second time in six years.

 


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Baseball Reference October 9
National Pastime October 9
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