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  Marty Marion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
His most productive season came in 1942, when he hit.276 with a league-lead 38 doubles.
In the 1942 World Series, one of four series in which he participated with the Cardinals, he helped his team to a World Championship with his amazing glove.
In 1943 he batted a career-high.280 in the regular season and hit.357 in the 1943 World Series, which was more than respectable considering his value in the infield.
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 World Series   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
In baseball, the World Series is the championship series of Major League Baseball in North America, played in October after the end of the regular season between the pennant winner of the American League and the pennant winner of the National League.
The 1904 Series was supposed to be between the AL's Boston Pilgrims and the NL's New York Giants.
The Cleveland Indians ruined a possible all-Boston World Series by defeating the Boston Red Sox in a playoff after the two top American League teams were tied at the end of the season.
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 World War II - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
By the beginning of 1942, the major combatants were aligned as follows: the British Commonwealth, the United States, and the Soviet Union were fighting Germany and Italy; and the British Commonwealth, China, and the United States were fighting Japan.
During April 1944, a series of attacks by the Red Army near the city of Ia┼či, Romania was aiming at capturing the strategically important sector.
The last Allied conference of World War II was held at the suburb of Potsdam, outside Berlin, from July 17 to August 2.
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 Old foes could meet in Fall Classic : Announcers - YESNetwork.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Yankees are 8-3 in World Series against the Dodgers and 3-1 against the Braves.
Only against the Cardinals among their long-time World Series rivals have the Yankees not had the advantage (and until the Yanks lost their last two World Series to the Diamondbacks and Marlins, the Cardinals were the only team with a World Series edge on the Yankees).
After the Series, Yogi Berra was fired as manger, and the Yankees would begin the longest pennant-less drought in their history since they won their first American League championship in 1921.
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 American Heroes
McCosky lost all of the 1949 season with a serious back injury and when he returned in 1950, he was mostly a part-time player with the Reds and Indians.
In 1942, as the ace of Boston's pitching staff, Tex had an 2.59 ERA, led the AL in wins, 22-6, complete games with 22, K's -113 and innings pitched -281.
World War II Ace, Hank Bauer served with the U.S. Mariners in the Pacific and contracted malaria, and he was one of the first to lead the attack on Okinawa during the war.
www.baseballhistorian.com /html/american_heroes.cfm?page=32   (4400 words)

 1942 World Series Highlights
That meant, therefore, that the Yankees sought their ninth world championship without a loss during a period in which they had won 32 of 36 series games since Bob O'Farrell gunned out Babe Ruth for the last out in 1926.
Despite a series of crippling injuries, Southworth's men fought a grueling season-long pennant race with Durocher's Dodgers that didn't end until the Dodgers clinched it in their 152nd game, ending with a 2 1/2 game margin over the Cardinals, who had won 97 games.
The 1942 Dodgers were a first-rate team, as tough and determined as the Cardinals.
cardinalshistory.com /1942.htm   (1729 words)

The Series winner is determined through a best-of-seven playoff, except in 1903, 1919, 1920 and 1921 when the winner was determined through a best-of-nine playoff, and is awarded the World Series Trophy.
The 1958 World Series was again an affair between the Yankees and the Braves, this time the Yankees won it 4 games to 3.
The 2001 World Series is regularly cited alongside the 1991 World Series as the most exciting in history.
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 World Series | BaseballLibrary.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The first World Series, in 1903, was a best-of-nine affair arranged by the winners of the NL and the AL and won by the AL's Boston Pilgrims in a 5-3 upset over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The 1917 Series was memorable for Giants third baseman Heinie Zimmerman's futile chase to home plate of Eddie Collins as the White Sox took the lead in the Series clincher; neither catcher Lew McCarty nor pitcher Rube Benton covered home.
The Yankees appeared in their last World Series for the next 12 years in 1964 and lost to the Cardinals, led by Bob Gibson.
www.baseballlibrary.com /baseballlibrary/ballplayers/S/Series_World.stm   (12213 words)

 1942 World Series by Baseball Almanac
Despite falling one run short of another miraculous comeback, the Cardinals had clearly shaken their World Series jitters, and showed the Yankees that they were indeed, a worthy contender.
Then, like Rizzuto, another unlikely hero, Kurowski (who had gone three-for-fourteen at that point in the Series after batting.254 with nine home runs during the regular season in his first extended big-league play) stepped up to the plate and delivered with a game (and-Series) winning homer into the left-field stands.
The devastating loss was the first since 1926 for the Yankees, who had won in all eight of their appearances in the Fall Classic.
www.baseball-almanac.com /ws/yr1942ws.shtml   (975 words)

 New Page 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The World Series was permitted, but the 1919 season would not have been played if the War had not ended in November 1918.
The draft was lighter than expected in 1942, and did not have a significant effect on organized baseball.
The 1942 World Series was the first one broadcast live to servicemen overseas.
www.mnbaseballglorydays.com /baseballwwii.htm   (1040 words)

 The World Series
The World Series began in 1903 when Pittsburgh of the older National League (founded in 1876) invited Boston of the American League (founded in 1901) to play a best-of-9 game series to determine which of the two league champions was the best.
After surviving two world wars and an earthquake in 1989, the World Series was cancelled for only the second time in 1994 due to the players' strike.
World Series - The World Series The World Series began in 1903 when Pittsburgh of the older National League...
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 The Sporting News: Baseball History of the World Series
While Gibson had won 19, 20 and 21 games in the previous three years and was bound for even greater success in the next three seasons, 1967 was in many ways most representative of the man's will to win and his ability to turn that determination into success.
Gibson was 2-0 thus far in the Series, having allowed only one run and 11 hits in 18 innings; Lonborg also was 2-0, having given up one run and a mere four hits in 18 innings.
Gibson now boasted a 5-1 record and a 2.00 ERA in World Series competition, with 57 strikeouts in 54 innings and only 37 hits allowed.
tsn.sportingnews.com /archives/worldseries/1967.html   (893 words)

 NetShrine - Ruminations - November 2, 2004
The Yankees ERA for this series was 8.21.
But, the Pirates won this World Series - on a Bill Mazeroski homerun for the Pirates, leading off the bottom of the 9th inning in Game 7 in Pittsburgh (after New York scored two runs in the top of the 9th to tie the score at nine).
This series will go on to be known as the greatest comeback and/or greatest collapse in sports post-season history.
www.netshrine.com /yankee18.html   (1708 words)

 Major League Baseball : History : World Series History
It was the first Series setback for the Yankees since 1926.
The World Series opened in St. Louis, but it was the Cardinals who appeared jittery as the Yankees scored seven runs, four of them unearned.
That made it 4-2, and Beazley escaped a no-out, two-on jam in the bottom of the ninth to clinch the world championship for St. Louis.
mlb.mlb.com /NASApp/mlb/mlb/history/postseason/mlb_ws_recaps.jsp?feature=1942   (438 words)

 The Baseball Guru - Web Tour: MLB World Series History
The first World Series between the AL and NL was in 1903.
It was the second ever subway series and the Yankees were beaten by the Giants 4-0 with one tie.
In 1951, the World Series was broadcast coast to coast in another subway series.
baseballguru.com /bbws1.html   (554 words)

 National Baseball Hall of Fame - World Series Programs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The National Baseball Hall of Fame is proud to present a selection of cover art and scorecards from classic World Series games from the past.
These images are scanned from original World Series programs that are part of the extensive collection at the National Baseball Library.
We will continue to add different World Series program cover art and scorecards to this online collection, so please check back often for new images.
www.baseballhalloffame.org /exhibits/online_exhibits/ws_programs   (234 words)

 World Series History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Washington Nationals (Twins) won the 1924 World Series with 4 games, over the New York Giants (Giants) who won 3 games.
Louis Cardinals (Cardinals) won the 1942 World Series with 4 games, over the New York Yankees (Yankees) who won 1 game.
The (Angels) won the 1959 World Series with 4 games, over the Chicago White Sox (White Sox) who won 2 games.
www.baseballhistory.info /World-Series.html   (2159 words)

 The Sporting News: Baseball History of the World Series
Entering the last of the ninth inning of the Series opener, Ruffing and the Yankees led, 7-0.
That brought up the 24-year-old Kurowski, 3-for-14 at that point in the Series after batting.254 with nine homers during the regular season in his first extended big-league duty.
The World Series setback was the first since 1926 for the Yankees, who had won in all eight of their appearances in the fall classic in the interim.
www.sportingnews.com /archives/worldseries/1942.html   (779 words)

 World Series - Related Items - MSN Encarta
World Series - Related Items - MSN Encarta
Developments off the baseball field captured a large share of the fans' attention in 1989.
Cincinnati Reds manager Pete Rose, after months of investigations, drew a lifetime suspension from the game for his alleged involvement in gambling.
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 1942 World Series -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The 1942 World Series featured the defending champion New York Yankees against the St.
This world series was used as a background for the plot endings in Philip Roth's 2004 novel "The plot against America".
Philip, the main character listened to a radio report, as did his fellow Newark children, when outside his safe world, a presidential candidate was shot, with pogroms as a result.
psychcentral.com /psypsych/1942_World_Series   (181 words)

 Fall 2001: Origin of the Name "World Series"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
One baseball myth that just won't die is that the "World Series" was named for the New York World newspaper, which supposedly sponsored the earliest contests.
In fact, the postseason series between the AL and NL champs was originally known as the "Championship of the World" or "World's Championship Series." That was shortened through usage to "World's Series" and finally to "World Series."
But the Spalding Guide -- which, after all, was published by one of the world's largest sporting goods companies, with a vested interest in bringing baseball to other lands -- had grander ambitions.
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 :::: The Omnibus ::::   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Golden Dragons of Taipei, Taiwan, won the 1969 World Series, 5-0, against Briarwood of Santa Clara, Calif. Vice President Yen Chia-Kan of the Republic of China said that the win had given to Taiwan the best representation and exposure a country could hope for in deportment, skills and determination to win.
City officials opened their arms to the series and organized parades and dinners, shuttled series participants to and from hotels, invited dignitaries (most often their favorite baseball players), and reveled in the glory brought to them by Carl Stotz and his cadre of loyal volunteers.
The 1942 season turned out to be Carl's last as a manager because of a change in his work schedule.
www.theomnibus.org /baseball/mediakit.html   (1923 words)

 The Sporting News: Baseball History of the World Series
Brecheen had been the pitching standout of this Series, tossing a four-hit shutout in Game 2 and yielding only one run in a complete game triumph in Game 6.
After the Red Sox had opened the Series with a 3-2, l0-inning victory that was decided on a York homer, Brecheen came back the next day and hurled St. Louis to a 3-0 triumph.
While Games 1 through 6 of the 1946 World Series received favorable reviews, it is Game 7 that lives on as one of baseball's all-time show-stoppers.
tsn.sportingnews.com /archives/worldseries/1946.html   (956 words)

 Whitey Kurowski : HistoricBaseball.com
His career inclued the 1942, 1943, 1944 and 1946 World Series and he hit.253 in 83 career World Series at-bats.
In 1942, he collected four hits for the Cardinals in the World Series victory over the Yankees.
During his career, the Cardinals won the 1942, 1944 and 1946 World Series.
www.historicbaseball.com /players/k/kurowski_whitey.html   (272 words)

" For the Good of the Country", " which chronicles the world war II baseball seasons 1942 through 1945, one of the subjects I wanted to explore was the Question: Which replacement player best took advantage the situation in a statistical way.
What I found as I went through the research was not only a collection of players who were long since forgotten and should be brought back to the fore front to celebrate their contributions to the nations morale, but some brave stories of those who interrupted their careers to serve in the military.
When Franklin Roosevelt made the decision to continue the national pastime through the duration of World War II, in the interest of country morale, it began a time period in baseball that certainly was very unsure.
www.nosecatbooks.com /war.html   (716 words)

 Negro League Kansas City Monarchs, 1943 Jacket ... Only Top Grade 100% Wool Is Used ... Leather Is The Finest Available ...
This world was born out of necessity, due to the bias and ignorance of the times.
It was brought into being because thousands of African American men and boys were denied the dream that was open to their white counterparts - the dream of playing Major League baseball.
The world they created was replete with their own struggles, triumphs, starts, and legendary teams.
www.onlinesports.com /pages/I,EFF-KCM-43J.html   (454 words)

 Dodgers 1955 World Series
For this was the first time a team had won a seven -game world series after losing the first two games.
But Mickey Mantle, a serious loss to the Bombers throughout the series was still out with his painfully torn leg muscle.
Since the Yanks, who on Monday had squared the series by crushing the left-handed Karl Spooner with a five-run first-inning blast, were again being confronted by a southpaw, Stengel strung along with his right-handed batting power.
www.acmewebpages.com /dodgers/1955team.htm   (2612 words)

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