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1911 WS-Polo Grounds.jpg
This rare World Series scorecard features a dramatic, stylized view of New York's Polo Grounds from the center field stands, as well as a portrait of Giants' owner John T. Brush. Brush had overseen a major renovation of the ballpark earlier that year. The 1911 World Series was won by the Philadelphia A's 4 games to 2. It featured the power hitting of Frank Baker, known forever after as "Home Run" Baker. Adding to the drama of the series was the miserable weather; nearly a week passed between Games 3 and 4. Brush was a baseball magnate of the highest order. Though disliked by the players and press, he was a powerful force behind the creation of the modern World Series.