1932 October

1st  The WS moves to Chicago, and the Yankees continue to torment the Cubs, winning 7–5. In the fifth inning, Babe Ruth waits until he has 2 strikes and then gestures to P Charlie Root. He belts the next pitch into the CF bleachers, Ruth’s 2nd HR of the game, and igniting the continuing controversy about whether or not he “called his shot.” Gehrig also hammers out 2 round-trippers. including his 2nd homer, in the 5th off Root following Ruth’s “called shot.”

On the West Coast, 17-year-old shortstop Joe DiMaggio appears in his first game with the Seals (PCL). With his name misspelled Demaggio, Joe has a triple in the 5-4 win over the Missions.

2nd  The demoralized Cubs lose 13–6, as the Yankees sweep the Series, winning their ML-record 12th straight WS game. Tony Lazzeri hits 2 HRs, and Earle Combs, one. Wilcy Moore gets the win in relief. Combs ties a WS record with 4 runs scored, and Bill Dickey ties another with 6 at bats.

New York columnist Westbrook Pegler writes, “There was hilarity on the cars on the way back to New York. They had taken Chicago in a romp, and having taken the town, they couldn’t get away fast enough.”

4th  Clark Griffith announces that Walter Johnson will not be the manager of the Senators in 1933.

8th  Washington names 27-year-old SS Joe Cronin as manager.

10th  The Giants get C Gus Mancuso from the Cards for 4 players, including veteran Bob O’Farrell.

12th  New York Yankees manager Joe McCarthy signs a 3-year contract.

14th  Judge Landis rejects Rogers Hornsby’s appeal for a share of the Cubs’ WS money.

19th  The BBWAA MVP awards are announced, with Jimmie Foxx winning in the AL and Chuck Klein in the NL.

24th  Rogers Hornsby signs with the St. Louis Cardinals for $15,000, strictly as a player. He had managed the Birds to the World Championship in 1926.