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More From Cards/Mets 1963

August 28, 2021

The great pitcher, Bob Gibson was on the mound for the Cards, vs Roger Craig, who the very next year (1964) would help the Cards win it all, his second title (’55 Brooklyn Dodgers) in a 10 year span. Twenty years after that, Craig was the pitching coach for the “wire to wire” (35-5) start, George “Sparky” Anderson managed 1984 title winning Detroit Tigers.

In what the great Bob Murphy calls one of the best games of ’62, Al Jackson won (1-0) for the Mets vs Gibson and the Cards.

In aforementioned 1964, Jackson again won (1-0) vs Gibson and the Cards on the final Friday in the third to last game. Gibson came on in relief on the final Sunday and with help from Dick Allen’s 2 homers vs the Reds, St. Louis gained a game, a 3 way tie was avoided and it was the first pennant, eventually a first World Series win for the Cards since 1946 (64 are the reverse digits).

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