The highest scoring game in World Series history took place on October 8, 1932, between the Chicago Cubs and the New York Yankees. The game, which was the fifth and final game of the series, ended in a 18-6 victory for the Yankees.
The game, which was played at Wrigley Field in Chicago, featured an explosive performance from the Yankees' lineup, as they pounded out 26 hits and 18 runs against the Cubs' pitching staff. The Cubs, meanwhile, managed just six runs on eight hits.
The Yankees' offensive outburst was led by Babe Ruth, who hit a three-run homer in the first inning and added a single and a double later in the game. Lou Gehrig also had a big day at the plate, with three hits and four RBIs.
The Cubs' six runs came primarily from a three-run homer in the fifth inning by Kiki Cuyler and a solo homer in the ninth inning by Riggs Stephenson.
The 18-6 final score remains the highest scoring game in World Series history, and stands as a testament to the dominance of the Yankees' lineup during the early years of the Great Depression.
The Yankees' victory in the 1932 World Series was their fourth consecutive championship, and cemented their status as one of the greatest teams in baseball history. The Cubs, meanwhile, would have to wait until 2016 to win their next World Series.