Mack and McGraw Speak With Reporters After Game One

(October 15th, 1911) NEW YORK– Connie Mack spoke briefly with reporters after yesterday’s game*. The game one loss doesn’t seem to have dampened his spirits one bit. “One swallow does not make a summer, you know. While we lost the opening game, it does not mean that we will lose the Series. My boys played fine ball, and a team that plays up to its season’s standards is in it until the finish. Mathewson has no terrors for is like he had in 1905. The lucky breaks of the game were against us today, but wait until next week: the Giants can’t get them all. McGraw has a fine ball team, and so have we. If we hadn’t we would not be playing for a world’s championship for the second time in two years.” 

McGraw had little to say. On his way to a waiting taxi after leaving the clubhouse, he merely uttered, “We captured one game, and we expect to get the others.” 

*actual quotes taken from 1911 NY Times article on game.

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