On October 14, 1908, the Chicagio Cubs captured their second straight World Series victory over Ty Cobb and the Detroit Tigers, taking the fifth and deciding game by a score of 2-0. Johnny Evers had three hits, including a double, and accounted for both runs, scoring one and driving in the other, as Orval Overall shut out the Tigers. Evers hit .350 during the Series.
The Cubs were in the midst of a ten-year run (1904-1913) that saw them win 986 games while losing only 542–a winning percentage of .645 over a decade! During that run they never finished lower than third, played in four World Series and won two, and set a still stanindg record for wins in a season with 116.
The ten year run over, Johnny Evers moved on to the Boston Braves and led them to World Series sweep of the Philadelphia Athletics in the 1914 Series.