Screwball pitcher Carl Hubbell, who paced the National League in both wins (26) and ERA (2.31), mastered the Yankees in Game 1, scattering seven hits in nine innings for a 6-1 victory. The outcome was in doubt until the bottom of the eighth, when the Giants scored four times.
The slugging Yankees lived up to their reputation in Game 2, hammering five different Giants hurlers for 17 hits and 18 runs. Bill Dickey and Tony Lazzeri each drove in five runs, four of Lazzeri's RBI coming on his third-inning grand slam, only the second in Series history. Lefty Gomez was the beneficiary of that offense, going the distance to gain credit for the 18-4 blowout.
Game 3, in Yankee Stadium, was an entirely different kind of affair. Lou Gehrig homered in the bottom of the second inning, Jimmy Ripple homered in the top of the fifth, and after seven-plus innings the score was still tied at one. In the bottom of the eighth, the Yankees scored on Frank Crosetti's single off the glove of starter Freddie Fitzsimmons' glove, and Pat Malone pitched a scoreless ninth to save the American Leaguers' 2-1 victory.
The Bombers made it three straight with a 5-2 win in Game 4, with Monte Pearson going nine innings to beat Hubbell.
In Game 5, the Giants went up 3-0 -- on a trio of RBI singles in the first inning, but Yankees starter Red Ruffing settled down and the score was 4-4 after six innings. In the top of the 10th, player-manager Bill Terry gave the Giants a 5-4 edge with a sacrifice fly to center field. The game ended that way when Yankee pinch-runner Bob Seeds was thrown out trying to steal second base. Hal Schumacher was the winner, pitching all 10 innings.
Game 6, back in the Polo Grounds, was a see-saw contest, the Yankees clinging to a 6-5 lead after eight innings. Then the Bombers bombed away in the ninth, scoring five runs before the Giants could record a single out, and they wound up with seven in the inning. The final score: 13-5, with the sYankees winning yet anothe...