No love was lost between the two teams, and the bench jockeying was ferocious throughout the Series

No love was lost between the two teams, and the bench jockeying was ferocious throughout the Series

The ’32 Yankees were one of the greatest teams of all time, winning 107 games against only 47 losses and finishing 13 games ahead of the Philadelphia Athletics in the American League pennant race. Their National League rivals were no slouches themselves, having won 90 games during the regular season, but the Yankee juggernaut swept all four games of the Series by a combined score of 37 to 19. For the third game in Wrigley Field, with the Cubs down two games to none, an overflow crowd of almost 50,000, mostly partisan fans, jammed into every part of the field, yelling epithets at the pin?striped invaders from the east and especially at their great, but now fat and aging, left?fielder. (mehr …)