100 Years Ago This Week: Sept. 29-Oct. 5

From The Indianapolis Star, Monday, October 1: Yesterday at Washington Park, more than 8,200 spectators watched the Indianapolis Indians, the American League pennant winners, clinch the title “Minor League World’s Champions,” with a fifth game Class AA series 5 to 4 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs, the International League pennant winners. Herman Bronkie – Indians captain and third baseman – so crippled with lumbago that he could hardly stand erect, went to the plate in the eighth inning at the critical moment in a “money game” and drove home the tying and the winning runs. Indians manager Jack Hendricks shrewdly handled his team as it twice fought off old “Mr. Bad Luck.” A less courageous team would have quit under such fire, but championship clubs are made of sterner stuff and our heroes stuck to the task and overcame their opponents.