The 1905 World Series featured a matchup between the New York Giants and the Philadelphia Athletics. The Giants were led by their star pitcher Christy Mathewson, who won three games in the series. The Athletics, on the other hand, were led by their ace pitcher Chief Bender. The series went the full five games, with the Giants taking the series 4-1. Mathewson was the star of the series, pitching three complete games and allowing just one run in 27 innings pitched. The Giants scored the decisive run in the bottom of the ninth inning of the final game to win the World Series. It was the first World Series championship for the Giants, and the first time a team had won the championship in five games.