New York Yankees
| NBC, CBS, Mutual|
30 Sep 1936 – 6 Oct 1936
| Cy Pfirman (NL), Harry Geisel (AL), George Magerkurth (NL), Bill Summers (AL)|
Yankees: Joe McCarthy (mgr.), Bill Dickey, Joe DiMaggio, Lou Gehrig, Lefty Gomez, Tony Lazzeri, Red Ruffing.
Giants: Carl Hubbell, Travis Jackson, Mel Ott, Bill Terry.
NBC: Tom Manning, Ty Tyson, Red Barber, Warren Brown
CBS: France Laux, Boake Carter, Bill Dyer
Mutual: Bob Elson, Gabriel Heatter, Tony Wakeman
1937 World Series, 1938 World Series, 1939 World Series, 1928 World Series, 1943 World Series
The 1936 World Series matched the New York Yankees against the New York Giants, with the Yankees winning in six games to earn their fifth championship.
The Yankees played their first World Series without Babe Ruth and their first with Joe DiMaggio, Ruth having been released by the Yankees after the 1934 season. He retired in 1935 as a member of the Boston Braves.
1936 World Series Wikipedia
AL New York Yankees (4) vs. NL New York Giants (2)
†: postponed from October 1 due to rain
Carl Hubbell won Game 1, but it was mostly downhill after that for the Giants.
The Yankees won Game 2 at the Polo Grounds by an 18–4 count, setting Series records (as of 2012) for the biggest margin of victory in a World Series game (14 runs) and the most runs scored in one game with 18.
DiMaggio made a tremendous play in Game 2. With two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, Hank Leiber drove the ball 490 feet (150 m) deep into dead center, and Joe caught the ball running up the steps of the clubhouse. This remarkable catch was at least 40 feet (12 m) further than Willie Mays' far more celebrated catch of Vic Wertz's drive to deep straightaway center in Game 1 of the 1954 World Series. After DiMaggio's game-ending grab, President Roosevelt, who was in attendance, saluted Joe for his great catch as he rode off in the presidential limousine. All three ninth-inning outs were made by DiMaggio.
Yankee second baseman Tony Lazzeri became only the second player ever to hit a grand slam home run in the World Series. Prior to that, Elmer Smith of the Cleveland Indians had been the sole achiever of that feat in World Series play, doing so in Game 5 of the 1920 World Series.
Hard luck-loser Fitzsimmons allowed only two hits over seven innings, one of them a tremendous homer by Gehrig in the second, but Crosetti's single off his glove with the count 0–2 and two out scored Jake Powell with the decisive run.
1936 World Series (4–2): New York Yankees (A.L.) over New York Giants (N.L.)
The Yankees' fifth championship tied the record at that time, which was shared by the Boston Red Sox and the Philadelphia Athletics, who also had five World Series titles. The Yankees also tied the American League record at that time for the most World Series appearances with eight, also shared with the Athletics. They broke both records the following year. The Giants appeared in their 11th World Series, extending the record they already held at that time, and their seventh World Series defeat also extended the record they already owned.
DiMaggio would go on to be the only person to play on four World Championship teams in his first four years in the big leagues, the 1936–39 Yankees.
The Yankee left fielder Jake Powell started the year with the Washington Senators before coming over in the middle of the year in a trade for Ben Chapman. In this Series, the unheralded Powell would lead all hitters in hits (10), batting average (.455), runs (8) and walks (4), add a home run with five runs batted in, and grab the Yankees' only stolen base.