1933 World Series

The 1933 World Series featured the New York Giants and the Washington Senators. The Giants won in five games for their first championship since 1922 and their fourth overall. The Giants easily defeated the Senators behind pitching aces "King" Carl Hubbell and "Prince" Hal Schumacher.

Majority owner John McGraw retired as manager in 1932 after 30 years at the helm, naming his protégé, young star first baseman Bill Terry, recently the last .400 hitter in the National League, as his player-manager successor. Somewhat similarly, former superstar hurler Walter Johnson also retired in 1932 as Senator manager in favor of young star shortstop Joe Cronin as their new player-manager. (McGraw watched the Series from the stands, and died four months later.)

The Senators were the surprise team of 1933, breaking a seven-year monopoly on the AL title jointly held by the New York Yankees and Philadelphia Athletics from 1926 to 1932. But this could also be called a joint 13-year monopoly by all three, since the Senators had also won in 1924 and 1925 and the Yankees won from 1921 to 1923. 43 year old future hall of famer Sam Rice, in his last year with the Senators, had only one at bat during the series, picking up a pinch hit single in the second game.

NL New York Giants (4) vs. AL Washington Senators (1)

1933 World Series (4–1): New York Giants (N.L.) over Washington Senators (A.L.)

Washington, D.C. has not hosted another World Series since 1933. In 2012, the Washington Nationals, formerly the Montreal Expos, brought back postseason play to D.C. for the first time in 79 years but blew the NLDS one strike away from eliminating the St. Louis Cardinals after their early 6–0 lead had evaporated. The Nats have yet to win a postseason series since their move, as their later October stints in 2014 and 2016 both ended in NLDS losses. (Montreal only made one postseason appearance, winning the 1981 National League Division Series that was created due to that season's players' strike.) This first Washington Senators franchise became the Minnesota Twins during the 1960–61 offseason, and would not reach the World Series again until 1965 as the Twins—since then, they have won two World Series, in 1987 and 1991. The second Washington Senators, inaugurated in 1961 to replace the first edition on its way to Minnesota, became the Texas Rangers in 1972, who were also defeated four games to one in their first World Series ever by the now San Francisco Giants in 2010, with both Series 77 years apart starting in the Giants' home park and the Giants losing only Game 3 on the road in each. The Rangers were then defeated again in 2011 by the St. Louis Cardinals. They had two chances to win in Game 6 when they came within one strike of winning.

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