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Some Notes Regarding The 1938 World Series

June 28, 2018

The 1938 World Series marked the second time in a 6 year/7 season span that the New York Yankees swept the Chicago Cubs in World Series play.

Three future Hall of Fame players were involved in the final out that clinched what was at the time, an unprecedented third straight World Series triumph for the Yankees.

Pitcher Charlie “Red” Ruffing fielded a ground ball and threw to first baseman, Lou Gehrig, playing in his last World Series game less than a year before a debilitating illness ended his career and soon thereafter his life, to retire the batter, Billy Herman.

 

 

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