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  St. Louis Cardinals Win 1946 World Series
Brief Description:  The St. Louis Cardinals beat the Boston Red Sox in seven games to win the 1946 World Series. Harry "the Cat" Brecheen won three games for the Redbirds. The series was decided in the bottom of the eighth inning of the seventh game. With the score tied at 3 to 3, Cardinals´ outfielder Enos Slaughter singled, then scored all the way from first on Harry Walker´s double to left-center. Slaughter´s "Mad Dash" surprised Red Sox relay man Johnny Pesky, whose hesitation allowed Slaughter to score the winning run. The 1946 season was also noteworthy for the fact that home paid attendance topped 1 million for the first time. The Cardinals and Dodgers finished the season in a tie for first in the N.L., the first time that occurred in the major leagues. The Cardinals took a three-game series with the Dodgers to decide the N.L. Stan Musial won the N.L. MVP award, leading the league in nearly every offensive category. Enos Slaughter led the league with 130 RBIs.
Year:  1946
Decade:  1940 - 1949

Musial, Stan
Slaughter, Enos Bradsher

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