Saturday, January 16, 2010
Herriman's cartoon memorializes the second game of the series. The first game ended in a tie (the first World Series game to end thus, and one of only two ever), but in the second game Chicago's reckless running game and superb pitching had the Tigers stymied. During the rest of the Series the Tigers never scored more than one run per game, while Chicago scored almost at will. Even the Tigers' young batting champion, Ty Cobb, could only eke out an anemic .200 average in the series and had not a single RBI or stolen base. In fact the only standout for the Tigers was a fellow named Claude Rossman who batted .400 and accounted for two out of a total of just six RBIs for the Tigers. Rossman, however, only played four full seasons in the majors.
Labels: Herriman's LA Examiner Cartoons
And yes, 1907 was indeed the last time Cubs took the Series.
And chop suey, from what I recall, was 'invented' during the California gold rush in the 1850s. The Chinese cooks would throw whatever they could get hold of into a pot and the prospectors took to calling it chop suey. I have no cite on this, but I know I've read about it in several different histories.