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Indians Win Series Opener

BROOKLYN, Tuesday Oct. 5, 1920 -- Steve O'Neill's two doubles helped Stan Coveleski pitch the Cleveland Indians to a 3-1 victory over the Brooklyn Dodgers in today's blustery opener of the best-of-nine World Series.

The game was scoreless into the second inning, when the Indians' George Burns hit a blooper over first base. The wind blew it away from first baseman Ed Konetchy and into short right. Konetchy tried to get Burns at second but threw the ball all the way to the left field stands, allowing Burns to score. After Larry Gardner grounded out, Joe Wood walked and took third when Joe Sewell singled to right center. Then O'Neill doubled to left, scoring Wood.

In the fourth, Wood barely missed a homer, doubling high off the wall in left center. O'Neill doubled again, this time off the rightfield wall, for a 3-0 lead.

NOTES: OF Joe Wood and famed pitcher Smoky Joe Wood were one and the same. Difference was a lame arm.

INDIANS            AB  R  H  BI PO  A E
Joe Evans, lf       2  0  0   0  1  0 0
b C. Jamieson, lf   1  0  0   0  0  0 0
Bill Wambsganss, 2b 3  0  0   0  0  2 0
Tris Speaker, cf    4  0  0   0  4  0 0
George Burns, 1b    3  1  1   0  9  1 0
e Elmer Smith, rf   1  0  0   0  0  0 0
Larry Gardner, 3b   4  0  0   0  1  3 0
Joe Wood, rf        2  2  1   0  4  0 0
f Doc Johnston, 1b  1  0  0   0  0  1 0
Joe Sewell, ss      3  0  1   0  3  4 0
Steve O'Neill, c    3  0  2   2  3  0 0
Stan Coveleski, p   3  0  0   0  2  2 0
                   --------------------
                   30  3  5   2 27 13 0
b Grounded out for Evans in 8th
e Grounded out for Burns in 9th
f Grounded out for Wood in 9th

DODGERS            AB  R  H  BI PO  A E
Ivy Olson, ss       3  0  2   0  0  3 0
Jimmy Johnston, 3b  3  0  0   0  1  3 0
Tommy Griffith, rf  4  0  1   0  1  0 0
Zack Wheat, lf      4  1  1   0  4  0 0
Hy Myers, cf        4  0  0   0  1  0 0
Ed Konetchy, 1b     4  0  0   1 12  1 1
Pete Kilduff, 2b    3  0  0   0  1  3 0
Ernie Krueger, c    3  0  0   0  7  1 0
Rube Marquard, p    1  0  0   0  0  0 0
a Bill Lamar, ph    1  0  0   0  0  0 0
Al Mamaux, p        0  0  0   0  0  1 0
c C. Mitchell, ph   1  0  1   0  0  0 0
d Bernie Neis       0  0  0   0  0  0 0
Leon Cadore, p      0  0  0   0  0  1 0
                   --------------------
                   31  1  5   1 27 13 1
a Popped out for Marquard in 6th
c Singled for Mamaux in 8th
d Ran for Mitchell in 8th

Indians               020 100 000 - 3
Dodgers               000 000 100 - 1

2B: O'Neill 2, Wood, Wheat. S: J. Johnston,
Wambsganss. DP: Konetchy, Krueger to 
J. Johnston. LOB: Indians 3, Dodgers 5.
                   IP  H  R ER BB SO WP
Coveleski 1-0       9  5  1  1  1  3  0
Marquard 0-1        6  5  3  3  2  4  0
Mamaux              2  0  0  0  0  3  0
Cadore              1  0  0  0  0  0  0

Umpires: Bill Klem (NL), Tommy Connolly (AL)
Hank O' Day (NL), Bill Dinneen (AL).
Attendance: 23,573. Time: 1:41.