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The 1940 World Series matched the Cincinnati Reds against the Detroit Tigers, with the Reds winning the Series in seven games for their second championship, their first since the scandal-tainted victory in 1919. Bill Klem worked the last of his record 18 World Series as an umpire.
A closely contested Series, especially the final game which was a heartbreaker for the Tigers, as losing pitcher Bobo Newsom had lost his father, who died in a Cincinnati hotel room the day after watching his son win Game 5.
Umpires: Bill Klem (NL), Red Ormsby (AL), Lee Ballanfant (NL), Steve Basil (AL)
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