1936 October

1st  Rain postpones the 2nd World Series game.

2nd  The Yankees score a World Series-record 18 runs, as they demolish the Giants 18–4. Lefty Gomez coasts to a 6-hit win, while every member of the Yankees lineup makes a hit and scores at least one run. Lazzeri hits a grand slam, the first in WS play since 1920, and drives in 5 runs, the same number Bill Dickey drives home. This runs-scored-mark will stand until 1993.

At Wrigley Field, the White Sox top the Cubs, 5-1, in the first game of the Windy City series. The Sox will win the next three to sweep the series, the same thing that happened in 1933.

3rd  Game 3 shifts to Yankee Stadium and a new attendance record of 64,842. Lou Gehrig’s solo HR is matched by the Giants’ Jimmy Ripple, with the deciding run of the Yankees 2–1 squeaker coming on an infield hit.

4th  Another attendance record is set at Yankee Stadium, with 66,669 people watching Lou Gehrig lead the way to a 5–2 win behind Monte Pearson’s pitching.

5th  The Giants score 3 in the first on five hits, then stave off a final Yankee victory with a 5–4 win for Hal Schumacher in 10 innings.

The 7th-place Brooklyn Dodgers fire popular manager Casey Stengel with a year remaining on his contract. Burleigh Grimes is seen as the likely heir.

6th  The Yankees roll to a 13–5 World Series-ending victory. Lefty Gomez is the winning pitcher. In the six games the Yankees score 43 runs to the Giants’ 23.

8th  The Cardinals trade 1B Ripper Collins and P Roy Parmelee to the Cubs for Chicago’s star pitcher Lon Warneke. The Birds will fare better in this trade.

15th  Cincinnati rewards Chuck Dressen with a new managerial contract.

16th  Lou Gehrig, who hit 49 HRs, scored 167 runs, knocked in 152, and batted .354, is voted AL MVP by the BBWAA. He topped 400 total bases for a ML record 5th time.

20th  Carl Hubbell, 26-6, edges out Dizzy Dean, 24-13, for MVP honors in the NL.