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  St. Louis Cardinals Win 1942 World Series
Brief Description:  The St. Louis Cardinals beat the New York Yankees in five games to win the 1942 World Series. With a record of 106-48, the 1942 Cardinals are considered won of baseball┬┤s all-time greatest teams. Winning 43 out of their last 51 games, St. Louis erased a 10-1/2 game deficit and passed Brooklyn on September 13th. Home-grown talents Enos (Country) Slaughter and Stan (The Man) Musial, a 21-year-old rookie, were products of Branch Rickey┬┤s farm system. Mort Cooper was N.L. MVP, posting 22 wins, seven losses and a 1.77 ERA. In the Series, the Cardinals lost the first game to the Yankees, then roared back to win four straight. Rookie pitcher Johnny Beazley won two games, lefthander Ernie White shut out the Yankees in the third game, and third baseman Whitey Kurowski belted an RBI-triple in the second game and a two-run, ninth-inning homer to clinch the finale.
Year:  1942
Decade:  1940 - 1949


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Musial, Stan
Slaughter, Enos Bradsher

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