|"World Championship Series / Washington vs. Pittsburgh". Scorecard from 1925 World Series between the Washington Nationals and the Pittsburgh Pirates.|
The previous year, Washington had won the only World Series they would ever win, beating John McGraw’s New York Giants in seven games, the win in the final game coming in sudden death on a hit in the bottom of the 12th inning by Earl McNeely, scoring catcher Muddy Ruel from 2nd base. Ruel had reached base on a double following a dropped foul by the Giants’ catcher Hank Gowdy, who’d failed to make the play when he’d tripped on his own mask.
- Cathy Keen, NMAH Archives Center