The 1913 World Series was the first official World Series to be played between the Philadelphia Athletics and the New York Giants. The series was a best-of-nine format and the Athletics won the series four games to one. The Athletics were led by their star pitcher, Chief Bender, who won two games in the series and allowed only two runs in the three games he pitched. The Giants were led by their ace pitcher, Christy Mathewson, who pitched two complete games in the series but was unable to secure a win. The Athletics won the series in five games, with the deciding game being a 10-inning affair that saw the Athletics score three runs in the top of the 10th inning to secure the victory. The 1913 World Series was a classic matchup between two of the best teams in baseball and the Athletics emerged victorious.