23. 1911 Philadelphia Athletics
The second of the Athletics’ back-to-back World Series champions. The club was known for its “$100,000 Infield.” Consisting of first baseman John “Stuffy” McInnis, Eddie Collins at second, shortstop Jack Berry and Frank “Home Run” Baker at third base. The A’s went 101-50-1 and won the American League by 13 ½ games over second-place Detroit. In the World Series, Philadelphia had to work a bit, needing six games to beat the New York Giants.
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