The 1909 World Series featured the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Detroit Tigers. The Pirates, led by Honus Wagner and Fred Clarke, were the defending champions from the previous season. The Tigers, led by Ty Cobb, were looking to win their first championship. The series went the full seven games, with the Pirates coming out on top behind strong pitching performances from Babe Adams and Deacon Phillippe. The Pirates won the series by a score of 8-0 in game seven, with Adams throwing a complete game shutout. The Pirates' victory gave them their second consecutive championship, and their third in franchise history.