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1942 and 1943 World Series Notes

September 5, 2018

Ernie Bonham at 6 feet 2inches tall was known as “Tiny” and pitched the clinching win for the Yankees in game 5 of the 1941 World Series.

The next season Bonham won 21 and lost but 5 in the regular season.

He got the call from the great Yankees’ manager Joe McCarthy, to start game 2 in both the 1942 and 1943 World Series vs the St. Louis Cardinals.

Each time the Cards won (4-3). In 1942 they also won the next three and took the series in 5 games.

However, in 1943 after “St. Loo” won the aforementioned game 2, the Yankees  did to the Cards, essentially what they had done to them the year before, namely winning games (3-5) to take the crown. The Cards had won games (2-5) the year before.

 

Ernie Bonham, pictured above.

 

 

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