1943 World Series

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1943 World Series
Team (Wins) Manager Season
New York Yankees (4) Joe McCarthy 98–56, .636, GA: 13 12
St. Louis Cardinals (1) Billy Southworth 105–49, .682, GA: 18
Dates: October 5–11
Radio: Mutual
Radio announcers: Red Barber and Bob Elson
Umpires: Eddie Rommel (AL), Beans Reardon (NL), Joe Rue (AL), Bill Stewart (NL)
Hall of Famers: Yankees: Joe McCarthy (mgr.), Bill Dickey, Joe DiMaggio (mil.), Joe Gordon, Phil Rizzuto (mil.), Red Ruffing (mil.)
Cardinals: Billy Southworth (mgr.), Enos Slaughter (mil.), Stan Musial
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The 1943 World Series matched the defending champion St. Louis Cardinals against the New York Yankees, in a rematch of the 1942 Series. The Yankees won the Series in five games for their tenth championship in 21 seasons. It was Yankees' manager Joe McCarthy's final Series win. This series was also the first to have a 'World Series highlight film' made for it (initially, the films were created as gifts to troops fighting in World War II, to give them a brief recap of baseball action back home), a tradition which continues to this day.

This Series was scheduled for a 3–4 format due to wartime travel restrictions. The 3–4 format meant there was only one trip between ballparks, but if the Series had ended in a four-game sweep, there would have been three games played in one park and only one in the other.

Due to World War II, both teams' rosters were depleted. Johnny Beazley, Jimmy Brown, Creepy Crespi, Terry Moore, and Enos Slaughter were no longer on the Cardinal roster. Joe DiMaggio, Phil Rizzuto, Red Ruffing, and Buddy Hassett were no longer on the Yankee roster. Also Yankee Red Rolfe retired to coach at Dartmouth College.

Cardinal pitchers Howie Pollet, Max Lanier, and Mort Cooper ranked 1–2–3 in the National League in ERA in 1943 at 1.75, 1.90 and 2.30, respectively.

Summary[edit]

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

Game Date Score Location Time Attendance
1 October 5 St. Louis Cardinals – 2, New York Yankees – 4 Yankee Stadium (I) 2:07 68,676[1]
2 October 6 St. Louis Cardinals – 4, New York Yankees – 3 Yankee Stadium (I) 2:08 68,578[2] 
3 October 7 St. Louis Cardinals – 2, New York Yankees – 6 Yankee Stadium (I) 2:10 69,990[3] 
4 October 10 New York Yankees – 2, St. Louis Cardinals – 1 Sportsman's Park (III) 2:06 36,196[4] 
5 October 11 New York Yankees – 2, St. Louis Cardinals – 0 Sportsman's Park (III) 2:24 33,872[5]

Matchups[edit]

Game 1[edit]

Tuesday, October 5, 1943 at Yankee Stadium (I) in Bronx, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 7 2
New York 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 X 4 8 2
WP: Spud Chandler (1–0)   LP: Max Lanier (0–1)
Home runs:
STL: None
NYY: Joe Gordon (1)

Game 2[edit]

Wednesday, October 6, 1943 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 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 7 2
New York 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 3 6 0
WP: Mort Cooper (1–0)   LP: Tiny Bonham (0–1)
Home runs:
STL: Marty Marion (1), Ray Sanders (1)
NYY: None

The Cardinals' only victory the same day as the death of Mort & Walker Cooper's father, Robert.

Game 3[edit]

Thursday, October 7, 1943 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 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 4
New York 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 X 6 8 0
WP: Hank Borowy (1–0)   LP: Al Brazle (0–1)   Sv: Johnny Murphy (1)

Game 4[edit]

Sunday, October 10, 1943 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 0 0 0 1 0 2 6 2
St. Louis 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 7 1
WP: Marius Russo (1–0)   LP: Harry Brecheen (0–1)

Game 5[edit]

Monday, October 11, 1943 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 2 0 0 0 2 7 1
St. Louis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 1
WP: Spud Chandler (2–0)   LP: Mort Cooper (1–1)
Home runs:
NYY: Bill Dickey (1)
STL: None

Murry Dickson, who helped close the door on the Cardinals by allowing no hits while on the mound, was on a ten-day pass from the United States Army.

Composite box[edit]

1943 World Series (4–1): New York Yankees (A.L.) over St. Louis Cardinals (N.L.)

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York Yankees 0 0 0 4 0 5 0 6 2 17 35 5
St. Louis Cardinals 0 1 1 5 1 0 1 0 0 9 37 10
Total attendance: 277,312   Average attendance: 55,462
Winning player's share: $6,139   Losing player's share: $4,322[6]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "1943 World Series Game 1 - St. Louis Cardinals vs. New York Yankees". Retrosheet. Retrieved September 13, 2009. 
  2. ^ "1943 World Series Game 2 - St. Louis Cardinals vs. New York Yankees". Retrosheet. Retrieved September 13, 2009. 
  3. ^ "1943 World Series Game 3 - St. Louis Cardinals vs. New York Yankees". Retrosheet. Retrieved September 13, 2009. 
  4. ^ "1943 World Series Game 4 - New York Yankees vs. St. Louis Cardinals". Retrosheet. Retrieved September 13, 2009. 
  5. ^ "1943 World Series Game 5 - New York Yankees vs. St. Louis Cardinals". 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. 192–195. ISBN 0-312-03960-3. 
  • Reichler, Joseph (1982). The Baseball Encyclopedia (5th ed.). MacMillian Publishing. p. 2151. ISBN 0-02-579010-2. 

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