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World Series Notes

October 25, 2013

The 109th World Series being played between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Boston Red Sox is tied at one game apiece.

The Red Sox eased to an (8-1) victory in game one. However St. Louis responded with a (4-2) win in game two.

These two teams have an interesting World Series history. This is their fourth World Series against the other.

In 1946 the clubs split the first two games in St. Louis. The Red Sox won two of three home games and led three games to two as the series returned for game six and possibly game seven in St. Louis.

The Cardinals won both games and took the title. In game seven, Enos Slaughter’s famed “mad dash” accounted for the series winning run in the bottom of the eighth inning, as the Cards won both the game and series (4-3).

The two franchises met again in the 1967 World Series. They went back to St. Louis tied at a game apiece. The Cards won the first two there but dropped the fifth game also played in St. Louis. Boston returned home and won the sixth game.

It came down to game seven and in that decisive game, Bob Gibson and the Cardinals prevailed winning (7-2).

In 2004 the Red Sox ended an 86 year title drought when they swept the Cardinals in four straight games. They never trailed in any of the four games.

This is the 14th time that the Cards have been in a (1-1) World Series. Their record in such situations is (11-2). Boston is in its 8th World series that stands (1-1) and are (4-3) in previous situations.

Game 3 of this World Series is tomorrow night in St. Louis. As is the case with “Las Vegas,” I consider both the game and series outcome an even proposition.

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