This Day In Baseball October 11
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Events for October 11
1911 – Ty Cobb of the Detroit Tigers and Wildfire Schulte of the Chicago Cubs win the newly established Chalmers Awards, which go to the league’s most valuable players. Cobb batted .420 with an American League-leading 127 RBI, while Schulte led the National League with 21 home runs and 107 RBI. Using a point system – 8 for a first-place vote, seven for second, and so on – the eight voting writers give Cobb the maximum 64 points. Winners receive Chalmers automobiles.
1915 – At Fenway Park, an unprecedented 42,300 are on hand for Game 3 of the World Series and see another 1 – 1 duel, which is decided in the 9th when Duffy Lewis singles home Harry Hooper for a 2 – 1 hometown win. Dutch Leonard walks none, yields three hits, and sets down the last 20 Phillies to face him.
In front of the largest crowd to ever to see a World Series game, 42,300 fans watch the Red Sox beat the Phillies in Game 3 of the Fall Classic, 2-1. The contest, which is played at the National League home of the Braves to accommodate more Boston patrons, ends when Duffy Lewis singles with two outs to score Harry Hopper in the bottom of the ninth inning.