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1943 BVL World Series

Dogs owner a no-show as Indianapolis sweeps Banksville

INDIANAPOLIS -- One good thing about a four-game sweep is that there is less to write about, making the reporting easier and quicker. There is no drama of a Game 7 to set up like in a classic novel. This was a short story with lots of pictures and cartoons.

For the Cubes, who rallied from a 3-1 deficit against the Brooklyn Bruisers to win the Yogi, the G1 3-0 victory at Banksville set the early tone. Clayton Kershaw was brilliant. He struck out 12 batters and allowed 3 hits.

Missing in action, besides the Bulldog offense, was owner Robert Fermann. He did not attend any of the four games. According to family sources and close friends, Mr. Fermann was crashing the books, studying for upcoming accounting exams.

If the curious Mr. Fermann wanted to understand the outcome, these numbers will explain it to him: 5 runs, 23 hits, 5 walks and a .204 On-base average. These numbers, compiled by the Dogs batters, set all-time Series lows. Their .169 batting average was the lowest since the 1926 Joe Foys.

For the victorius Cubes, this was their fourth title in six tries in the last 10 years. They also became the third champion to win a series batting under .200. The Cubes batted .197. The 1919 Brooklyn Bruisers batted .195.

The record for winning and meakness belongs to the legendary Mighty Diamonds. That team defeated the Joe Foys in 5 games in the 1915 Cold, Very Cold World Series.
The Diamonds outhit the Foys .172 to .169.

Banksville's opportunity to get back into the series was G3. That game went into extra innings tied 1-1. But in the bottom of the 11th, Kevin Kiermaier swats a walk-off 2-run home run. The Cube chant of Stick the fork in was heard into the following morning.




BVL WORLD SERIES
Year
Champ
Chump
Result
1903
Mighty Diamonds Joe Foys
4-3
1904
Brooklyn Bruisers Mighty Diamonds
4-2
1905
Mighty Diamonds New England Titans
4-1
1906
Mighty Diamonds New England Titans
4-1
1907
Mighty Diamonds New England Titans
4-2
1908
Mighty Diamonds New England Titans
4-0
1909
Joe Foys Mighty Diamonds
4-2
1910
Brooklyn Bruisers Wisconsin Whispers
4-1
1911
Mighty Diamonds New England Titans
4-2
1914
Mighty Diamonds Joe Foys
4-3
1915
Mighty Diamonds Joe Foys
4-1
1916
Joe Foys Mighty Diamonds
4-3
1917
Mighty Diamonds Wisconsin Whispers
4-0
1918
Brooklyn Bruisers Mighty Diamonds
4-1
1919
Brooklyn Bruisers Joe Foys
4-3
1920
Mighty Diamonds Brooklyn Bruisers
4-2
1921
New England Titans Mighty Diamonds
4-3
1922
Joe Foys Brooklyn Bruisers
4-3
1923
Joe Foys Indianapolis Cubes
4-2
1924
Joe Foys New England Titans
4-3
1925
Moisture Joe Foys
4-1
1926
Brooklyn Bruisers Joe Foys
4-3
1927
Indianapolis Cubes Mighty Hawks
4-2
1928
Joe Foys Battery Cannons
4-0
1929
Joe Foys Battery Cannons
4-3
1930
Joe Foys New York Knights
4-1
1931
Indianapolis Cubes New York Knights
4-3
1932
Joe Foys Banksville Bulldogs
4-3
1933
Indianapolis Cubes New York Knights
4-3
1934
New York Knights Indianapolis Cubes
4-2
1935
Brooklyn Bruisers New York Knights
4-3
1936
Tampico Stogies LES Con-men
4-0
1937
New York Knights Banksville Bulldogs
4-1
1938
Banksville Bulldogs LES Con-men
4-2
1939
Banksville Bulldogs Homestead Greys
4-3
1940
Indianapolis Cubes New York Knights
4-2
1941
Homestead Greys Banksville Bulldogs
4-3
1942
New York Knights Indianapolis Cubes
4-3
1943
Indianapolis Cubes Banksville Bulldogs
4-0

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