The 1912 World Series was a matchup between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Giants. The series went to eight games, with the Red Sox winning four games to three. The Red Sox were led by their star pitcher, Smoky Joe Wood, who won Games 1 and 4. The Giants were led by their ace pitcher, Christy Mathewson, who won Games 2 and 5. In the deciding Game 8, the Red Sox were able to capitalize on a costly error by Giants shortstop Art Fletcher and won the game 3-2, securing their first World Series title. The 1912 World Series was a hard fought battle between two of the best teams in baseball at the time, with the Red Sox ultimately emerging victorious.