1942 World Series

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1942 World Series
Team (Wins) Manager Season
St. Louis Cardinals (4) Billy Southworth 106–48, .688, GA: 2
New York Yankees (1) Joe McCarthy 103–51, .669, GA: 9
Dates: September 30 – October 5
Radio: Mutual
Radio announcers: Red Barber and Mel Allen
Umpires: George Magerkurth (NL), Bill Summers (AL), George Barr (NL), Cal Hubbard (AL)
Hall of Famers: Umpire: Cal Hubbard Cardinals: Billy Southworth (mgr.), Enos Slaughter, Stan Musial
Yankees: Joe McCarthy (mgr.), Bill Dickey, Joe DiMaggio, Joe Gordon, Phil Rizzuto, Red Ruffing
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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. Every Cardinal—except for Harry Gumbert—was a product of the team's farm system which was put in place by Branch Rickey.

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, also to the Cardinals. They had won eight Series in the interim (a record for most consecutive series won between losses) and had won 32 out of 36 World Series games in that period, including five sweeps (1927 vs. the Pirates, 1928 vs. the Cardinals, 1932 and 1938 vs. the Cubs, and 1939 vs. the Reds).

Summary[edit]

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

Game Date Score Location Time Attendance
1 September 30 New York Yankees – 7, St. Louis Cardinals – 4 Sportsman's Park (III) 2:35 34,769[1]
2 October 1 New York Yankees – 3, St. Louis Cardinals – 4 Sportsman's Park (III) 1:57 34,255[2] 
3 October 3 St. Louis Cardinals – 2, New York Yankees – 0 Yankee Stadium (I) 2:30 69,123[3] 
4 October 4 St. Louis Cardinals – 9, New York Yankees – 6 Yankee Stadium (I) 2:28 69,902[4] 
5 October 5 St. Louis Cardinals – 4, New York Yankees – 2 Yankee Stadium (I) 1:58 69,052[5]

Matchups[edit]

Game 1[edit]

Wednesday, September 30, 1942 at Sportsman's Park (III) in St. Louis, Missouri

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 3 2 7 11 0
St. Louis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 7 4
WP: Red Ruffing (1–0)   LP: Mort Cooper (0–1)   Sv: Spud Chandler (1)

In Game 1, Red Ruffing had a no-hitter until Terry Moore singled for the St Louis Cardinals with two out in the eighth inning. In the ninth 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.

Game 2[edit]

Thursday, October 1, 1942 at Sportsman's Park (III) in St. Louis, Missouri

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 10 2
St. Louis 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 X 4 6 0
WP: Johnny Beazley (1–0)   LP: Tiny Bonham (0–1)
Home runs:
NYY: Charlie Keller (1)
STL: None

Game 3[edit]

Saturday, October 3, 1942 at Yankee Stadium (I) in Bronx, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 5 1
New York 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1
WP: Ernie White (1–0)   LP: Spud Chandler (0–1)

Game 4[edit]

Sunday, October 4, 1942 at Yankee Stadium (I) in Bronx, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis 0 0 0 6 0 0 2 0 1 9 12 1
New York 1 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 6 10 1
WP: Max Lanier (1–0)   LP: Atley Donald (0–1)
Home runs:
STL: None
NYY: Charlie Keller (2)

Game 5[edit]

Monday, October 5, 1942 at Yankee Stadium (I) in Bronx, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 4 9 4
New York 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 7 1
WP: Johnny Beazley (2–0)   LP: Red Ruffing (1–1)
Home runs:
STL: Enos Slaughter (1), Whitey Kurowski (1)
NYY: Phil Rizzuto (1)

In the top of the ninth, it was Whitey Kurowski who snapped a 2–2 tie with a two-run homer to give the Cardinals the lead and the Series.

Composite box[edit]

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[6]

1942 World Series in literature[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "1942 World Series Game 1 - New York Yankees vs. St. Louis Cardinals". Retrosheet. Retrieved September 13, 2009. 
  2. ^ "1942 World Series Game 2 - New York Yankees vs. St. Louis Cardinals". Retrosheet. Retrieved September 13, 2009. 
  3. ^ "1942 World Series Game 3 - St. Louis Cardinals vs. New York Yankees". Retrosheet. Retrieved September 13, 2009. 
  4. ^ "1942 World Series Game 4 - St. Louis Cardinals vs. New York Yankees". Retrosheet. Retrieved September 13, 2009. 
  5. ^ "1942 World Series Game 5 - St. Louis Cardinals vs. New York Yankees". Retrosheet. Retrieved September 13, 2009. 
  6. ^ "World Series Gate Receipts and Player Shares". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved June 14, 2009. 

References[edit]

  • Cohen, Richard M.; Neft, David S. (1990). The World Series: Complete Play-By-Play of Every Game, 1903–1989. New York: St. Martin's Press. pp. 188–191. ISBN 0-312-03960-3. 
  • Reichler, Joseph (1982). The Baseball Encyclopedia (5th ed.). MacMillian Publishing. p. 2150. ISBN 0-02-579010-2. 

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