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1942 World Series Game 2 Notes

May 12, 2020

One of Stan Musial’s biggest base hits, (further research may reveal it to be his biggest), was his game winning/decisive hit in game 2 of the 1942 World Series for his St. Louis Cardinals, vs the defending champion and vaunted New York Yankees.

It was the first of four straight Cards’ wins that gave them the ’42 title in 5 games.

St. Louis had dissipated a (3-0) lead when the Yankees scored 3 runs in the top of the eighth inning, with Charlie Keller, who had delivered the key hit in the ’41 World Series, tying the game with a 2 run home run off still winning pitcher, rookie John Beazley.

However, in the bottom of that inning,Enos “Country” Slaughter doubled with 2 outs and Stan singled up the middle to “tune in” Slaughter.

If one tuned in, a “mad dash” by Slaughter was the description, one four years before a much heralded such “mad dash.” Stay “tuned” here, for more notes in and around #2/1942 World Series.

 

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