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1942 World Series (4-1)

St. Louis Cardinals (106-48, NL) vs. New York Yankees (103-51, AL)


The 1942 World Series featured the defending champion New York Yankees against the St. Louis Cardinals, with the Cardinals winning the Series in five games for their first championship since 1934 and their fourth overall.

The 1942 St. Louis Cardinals set a franchise record for victories with 106. The Yankees won Game 1 despite a Cardinals rally but the Cardinals swept the rest. The loss was the Yankees' first since the 1926 World Series, to the Cardinals as well. They had won eight Series in the interim.

Records: St. Louis Cardinals (W: 106, L: 48, Pct: .688, GA: 2) - New York Yankees (W: 103, L: 51, Pct: .669, GA: 9)

Managers: Billy Southworth (St. Louis), Joe McCarthy (New York)

Umpires: George Magerkurth (NL), Bill Summers (AL), George Barr (NL), Cal Hubbard (AL)

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[edit] Summary

NL St. Louis Cardinals (4) vs. AL New York Yankees (1)

Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 Yankees – 7, Cardinals – 4 September 30 Sportsman's Park 34,769
2 Yankees – 3, Cardinals – 4 October 1 Sportsman's Park 34,255
3 Cardinals – 2, Yankees – 0 October 3 Yankee Stadium 69,123
4 Cardinals – 9, Yankees – 6 October 4 Yankee Stadium 69,902
5 Cardinals – 4, Yankees – 2 October 5 Yankee Stadium 69,052

[edit] Matchups

[edit] Game 1

September 30, 1942 at Sportsman's Park in St. Louis, Missouri

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York (A) 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 3 2 7 11 0
St. Louis (N) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 7 4
W: Red Ruffing (1-0)   L: Mort Cooper (0-1)

In Game 1, Red Ruffing had a no-hitter until Terry Moore singled for the St Louis Cardinals with two out in the 8th inning. In the 9th inning, the Cardinals scored four runs and then managed to load the bases, bringing Stan Musial to the plate as the winning run, only to have Musial ground out.

[edit] Game 2

October 1, 1942 at Sportsman's Park in St. Louis, Missouri

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York (A) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 10 2
St. Louis (N) 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 X 4 6 0
W: Johnny Beazley (1-0)   L: Tiny Bonham (0-1)
HR: NYYCharlie Keller (1)

[edit] Game 3

October 3, 1942 at Yankee Stadium in New York, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis (N) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 5 1
New York (A) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1
W: Ernie White (1-0)  L: Spud Chandler (0-1)

[edit] Game 4

October 4, 1942 at Yankee Stadium in New York, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis (N) 0 0 0 6 0 0 2 0 1 9 12 1
New York (A) 1 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 6 10 1
W: Max Lanier (1-0)  L: Atley Donald (0-1)
HR: NYYCharlie Keller (2)

[edit] Game 5

October 5, 1942 at Yankee Stadium in New York, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis (N) 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 4 9 4
New York (A) 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 7 1
W: Johnny Beazley (2-0)  L: Red Ruffing (1-1)
HR: STLEnos Slaughter (1), Whitey Kurowski (1)   NYYPhil Rizzuto (1)

[edit] Composite Box

1942 World Series (4-1): St. Louis Cardinals (N.L.) over New York Yankees (A.L.)

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis Cardinals 2 0 1 7 0 1 3 1 8 23 39 10
New York Yankees 2 0 0 2 1 5 0 6 2 18 44 5
Total Attendance: 277,101   Average Attendance: 55,420
Winning Player’s Share: – $6,193   Losing Player’s Share – $3,352

[edit] Trivia

[edit] Further Reading

  • David S. Neft and Richard M. Cohen: The World Series, 1st ed., St Martins Press, New York, NY, 1990, pp. 188-191.
  • Mel R. Freese: The St. Louis Cardinals in the 1940s, McFarland, Jefferson, NC, 2007.

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