Lot # 2047: 1912 Boston Red Sox World Series Game 2 Ticket Stub - 11-Inning Tie - Mathewson Goes the Distance

Starting Bid: $200.00

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Item was in Auction "REA Fall 2020",
which ran from 11/20/2020 12:00 PM to
12/6/2020 6:00 PM

Exceedingly rare Boston Red Sox ticket stub issued for Game 2 of the 1912 World Series held at Fenway Park on October 9th. This is just the second 1912 Game 2 World Series ticket stub we have offered and can recall having seen only two other examples at auction in the past 20 years. Many historians consider the 1912 World Series, which is the only World Series in history to feature a deciding Game 8, one of the most exciting ever played. (A few other World Series went eight games, but they were all best of nine; the 1912 was best of seven, but included one tie.) Four of the games were decided by one run, and two games went into extra innings. Game 2 was an 11-inning affair that ended in a 6-6 tie after the umpires called the game on account of darkness. Christy Mathewson pitched the entire game for New York, while Boston starter Ray Collins made it to the eighth inning before being relieved by Charley Hall. Hugh Bedient also appeared in the game for the Red Sox, pitching a scoreless eleventh inning. The ticket stub (1.25 x 2 inches) displays a few light creases, a pinhole along the base, and light abrasions on the reverse. Reserve $200. Estimate (open).

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