The Phillies take Game 1 of the World Series when Grover Cleveland Alexander throws a complete game, beating the Red Sox at the Baker Bowl, 3-1. Unfortunately for the franchise, the triumph will be the team's last victory in the Fall Classic for 65 years.
In Game 4 at Crosley Field, Whitey Ford blanks the Reds for five innings to extend his World Series consecutive scoreless inning streak to 32, breaking Red Sox hurler Babe Ruth's previous record of 29.2 innings. Hector Lopez and Clete Boyer provide the offense, driving in two runs each in the Yankee 6-0 victory.
Boston's Ken Brett becomes the youngest player ever to pitch in the World Series when he appears in relief against the Cardinals in Game 4 of the Fall Classic. The 19-year-old Red Sox rookie southpaw, the older brother of future Hall of Fame third baseman George Brett, tosses a scoreless eighth inning, yielding a walk in the team's 6-0 loss at Busch Stadium.
Brock Holt becomes the first player to hit for the cycle in a postseason game when he hits a ninth-inning home run in the Red Sox's 16-1 rout of the Yankees in Game 3 of the American League Division Series. The Boston infielder collected a single and triple in the team's seven-run fourth frame and added a double in the eighth inning during the Bronx ballpark contest.