1943 World Series

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1943 World Series Program


The 1943 World Series matched the defending champion St. Louis Cardinals against the New York Yankees, in a rematch of the 1942 Series. The Yankees won the Series in five games for their tenth championship in 21 seasons. It was Yankees' manager Joe McCarthy's final Series win.

This Series was scheduled for a 3–4 format due to wartime travel restrictions. The 3–4 format meant there was only one trip between ballparks, but if the Series had ended in a four-game sweep, there would have been three games played in one park and only one in the other.

Due to World War II both teams' rosters were depleted. Johnny Beazley, Jimmy Brown, Creepy Crespi, Terry Moore, and Enos Slaughter were no longer on the Cardinal roster. Joe DiMaggio, Phil Rizzuto, Red Ruffing, and Buddy Hassett were no longer on the Yankee roster. Also Yankee Red Rolfe retired to coach at Dartmouth College.

Cardinal pitchers Howie Pollet, Max Lanier, and Mort Cooper ranked 1-2-3 in the National League in ERA in 1943 at 1.75, 1.90 and 2.30, respectively.


1943 World Series-Game 1

Date Oct. 5th, 1943
Location Yankee Stadium
Attendance 68,676

1943 World Series Game 1-Line Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 7 2
New York 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 x 4 8 2


1943 World Series Game 1-Box Score

St. Louis Cardinals 2, New York Yankees 4

St. Louis Cardinals New York Yankees
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Klein 2b 4 0 1 0 Stainback rf 4 0 1 0
Walker cf 4 0 0 0 Crosetti ss 4 2 1 0
Musial rf 4 0 1 0 Johnson 3b 4 1 2 0
Cooper W. c 4 1 1 0 Keller lf 4 0 1 0
Kurowski 3b 3 0 0 0 Gordon 2b 3 1 1 1
Sanders 1b 4 1 2 0 Dickey c 4 0 1 1
Litwhiler lf 3 0 0 0 Etten 1b 4 0 0 0
Marion ss 3 0 1 1 Lindell cf 3 0 0 0
Lanier p 2 0 1 1 Chandler p 3 0 1 0
Garms ph 1 0 0 0 - - - - -
Brecheen p 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Total 32 2 7 2 Total 33 4 8 2
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 7 2
New York 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 x 4 8 2
St. Louis Cardinals IP H R ER BB SO
Lanier L(0-1) 7.0 7 4 2 0 7
Brecheen 1.0 1 0 0 1 1
Total 8.0 8 4 2 1 8
New York Yankees IP H R ER BB SO
Chandler W(1-0) 9.0 7 2 1 1 3
Total 9.0 7 2 1 1 3

E–Klein (1), Lanier (1), Crosetti (1), Etten (1). DP–St. Louis 1, New York 1. 2B–St. Louis Marion (1,off Chandler). HR–New York Gordon (1,4th inning off Lanier 0 on, 2 out). SH–Kurowski (1,off Chandler). SB–Crosetti (1,2nd base off Lanier/W Cooper). WP–Lanier (1). U-HP–Eddie Rommel (AL), 1B–Beans Reardon (NL), 2B–Joe Rue (AL), 3B–Bill Stewart (NL). T–2:07. A–68,676.


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1943 World Series-Game 2

Date Oct. 6th, 1943
Location Yankee Stadium
Attendance 68,578

1943 World Series Game 2-Line Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 7 2
New York 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 3 6 0

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1943 World Series Game 2-Box Score

St. Louis Cardinals 4, New York Yankees 3

St. Louis Cardinals New York Yankees
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Klein 2b 4 0 1 0 Crosetti ss 4 1 2 0
Walker cf 5 0 1 0 Johnson 3b 4 1 2 0
Musial rf 4 1 1 0 Keller lf 4 1 1 2
Cooper W. c 3 0 1 0 Dickey c 3 0 0 0
Kurowski 3b 4 1 1 1 Etten 1b 4 0 0 1
Sanders 1b 3 1 1 2 Gordon 2b 4 0 1 0
Litwhiler lf 3 0 0 0 Stainback cf 3 0 0 0
Marion ss 3 1 1 1 Bonham p 2 0 0 0
Cooper M. p 3 0 0 0 Weatherly ph 1 0 0 0
- - - - - Murphy p 0 0 0 0
Total 32 4 7 4 Total 32 3 6 3
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 7 2
New York 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 3 6 0
St. Louis Cardinals IP H R ER BB SO
Cooper M. W(1-0) 9.0 6 3 3 1 4
Total 9.0 6 3 3 1 4
New York Yankees IP H R ER BB SO
Bonham L(0-1) 8.0 6 4 4 3 9
Murphy 1.0 1 0 0 1 0
Total 9.0 7 4 4 4 9

E–Walker (1), W Cooper (1). DP–St. Louis 1. 2B–New York Johnson (1,off M Cooper). 3B–New York Keller (1,off M Cooper). HR–St. Louis Marion (1,3rd inning off Bonham 0 on, 0 out); Sanders (1,4th inning off Bonham 1 on, 1 out). SH–W Cooper (1,off Bonham); M Cooper (1,off Murphy). SB–Marion (1,2nd base off Bonham/Dickey). U-HP–Beans Reardon (NL), 1B–Joe Rue (AL), 2B–Bill Stewart (NL), 3B–Eddie Rommel (AL). T–2:08. A–68,578.


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1943 World Series-Game 3

Date Oct. 7th, 1943
Location Yankee Stadium
Attendance 69,990

1943 World Series Game 3-Line Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 4
New York 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 x 6 8 0


1943 World Series Game 3-Box Score

St. Louis Cardinals 2, New York Yankees 6

St. Louis Cardinals New York Yankees
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Klein 2b 4 0 0 0 Stainback cf 4 0 1 0
Walker cf 4 0 1 0 Crosetti ss 2 1 0 0
Musial rf 3 1 1 0 Johnson 3b 4 1 1 3
Cooper W. c 4 0 1 0 Keller lf 3 1 0 0
Kurowski 3b 3 1 1 0 Gordon 2b 4 0 1 1
O'Dea ph 1 0 0 0 Dickey c 4 0 2 0
Sanders 1b 3 0 0 0 Etten 1b 4 0 1 1
Litwhiler lf 4 0 2 2 Lindell rf 3 1 1 0
Marion ss 2 0 0 0 Borowy p 2 1 1 0
Brazle p 3 0 0 0 Stirnweiss ph 1 1 0 0
Krist p 0 0 0 0 Murphy p 0 0 0 0
Brecheen p 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Total 31 2 6 2 Total 31 6 8 5
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 4
New York 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 x 6 8 0
St. Louis Cardinals IP H R ER BB SO
Brazle L(0-1) 7.1 5 6 3 2 4
Krist 0.0 1 0 0 0 0
Brecheen 0.2 2 0 0 0 0
Total 8.0 8 6 3 2 4
New York Yankees IP H R ER BB SO
Borowy W(1-0) 8.0 6 2 2 3 4
Murphy SV(1) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1
Total 9.0 6 2 2 3 5

E–Walker (2), Kurowski 2 (2), Marion (1). DP–St. Louis 1, New York 1. 2B–St. Louis Walker (1,off Borowy); Kurowski (1,off Borowy), New York Borowy (1,off Brazle). 3B–New York Johnson (1,off Brazle). IBB–Sanders (1,by Borowy); Marion (1,by Borowy); Crosetti (1,by Brazle). SH–Crosetti (1,off Brazle). CS–W Cooper (1,2nd base by Borowy/Dickey). IBB–Brazle (1,Crosetti); Borowy 2 (2,Sanders,Marion). U-HP–Joe Rue (AL), 1B–Bill Stewart (NL), 2B–Eddie Rommel (AL), 3B–Beans Reardon (NL). T–2:10. A–69,990.


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1943 World Series-Game 4

Date Oct. 10th, 1943
Location Sportsman's Park
Attendance 36,196

1943 World Series Game 4-Line Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 6 2
St. Louis 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 7 1


1943 World Series Game 4-Box Score

New York Yankees 2, St. Louis Cardinals 1

New York Yankees St. Louis Cardinals
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Stainback cf 3 0 0 0 Klein 2b 5 0 0 0
Crosetti ss 4 0 1 1 Walker cf 4 0 0 0
Johnson 3b 4 0 0 0 Musial rf 4 0 2 0
Keller lf 4 0 1 0 Cooper W. c 4 0 1 0
Gordon 2b 4 1 1 0 Kurowski 3b 4 0 0 0
Dickey c 3 0 1 1 Sanders 1b 4 1 1 0
Etten 1b 4 0 0 0 Litwhiler lf 4 0 1 0
Lindell rf 3 0 0 0 Marion ss 3 0 2 0
Russo p 3 1 2 0 Lanier p 2 0 0 0
- - - - - Demaree ph 1 0 0 0
- - - - - White pr 0 0 0 0
- - - - - Brecheen p 0 0 0 0
- - - - - Narron ph 1 0 0 0
Total 32 2 6 2 Total 36 1 7 0
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 6 2
St. Louis 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 7 1
New York Yankees IP H R ER BB SO
Russo W(1-0) 9.0 7 1 0 1 2
Total 9.0 7 1 0 1 2
St. Louis Cardinals IP H R ER BB SO
Lanier 7.0 4 1 1 1 5
Brecheen L(0-1) 2.0 2 1 1 2 2
Total 9.0 6 2 2 3 7

E–Crosetti (2), Johnson (1), Klein (2). 2B–New York Gordon (1,off Lanier); Russo 2 (2,off Lanier,off Brecheen), St. Louis Litwhiler (1,off Russo); Marion (2,off Russo). SH–Stainback (1,off Brecheen). IBB–Dickey (1,by Brecheen); Lindell (1,by Brecheen); Marion (2,by Russo). SB–Keller (1,2nd base off Brecheen/W Cooper). IBB–Russo (1,Marion); Brecheen 2 (2,Dickey,Lindell). U-HP–Bill Stewart (NL), 1B–Eddie Rommel (AL), 2B–Beans Reardon (NL), 3B–Joe Rue (AL). T–2:06. A–36,196.


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1943 World Series-Game 5

Date Oct. 11th, 1943
Location Sportsman's Park
Attendance 33,872

1943 World Series Game 5-Line Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 7 1
St. Louis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 1


1943 World Series Game 5-Box Score

New York Yankees 2, St. Louis Cardinals 0

New York Yankees St. Louis Cardinals
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Crosetti ss 4 0 1 0 Klein 2b 5 0 1 0
Metheny rf 5 0 1 0 Garms lf 4 0 0 0
Lindell rf 0 0 0 0 Musial rf 3 0 0 0
Johnson 3b 4 0 1 0 Cooper W. c 2 0 1 0
Keller lf 3 1 1 0 O'Dea c 2 0 2 0
Dickey c 4 1 1 2 Kurowski 3b 4 0 2 0
Etten 1b 3 0 1 0 Sanders 1b 3 0 1 0
Gordon 2b 2 0 0 0 Hopp cf 4 0 0 0
Stainback cf 3 0 1 0 Marion ss 3 0 1 0
Chandler p 3 0 0 0 Cooper M. p 2 0 0 0
- - - - - Walker ph 1 0 1 0
- - - - - Lanier p 0 0 0 0
- - - - - Dickson p 0 0 0 0
- - - - - Litwhiler ph 1 0 1 0
Total 31 2 7 2 Total 34 0 10 0
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 7 1
St. Louis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 1
New York Yankees IP H R ER BB SO
Chandler W(2-0) 9.0 10 0 0 2 7
Total 9.0 10 0 0 2 7
St. Louis Cardinals IP H R ER BB SO
Cooper M. L(1-1) 7.0 5 2 2 2 6
Lanier 1.1 2 0 0 2 1
Dickson 0.2 0 0 0 1 0
Total 9.0 7 2 2 5 7

E–Crosetti (3), W Cooper (2). DP–New York 1, St. Louis 1. HR–New York Dickey (1,6th inning off M Cooper 1 on, 2 out). SH–Chandler (1,off M Cooper); Stainback (2,off M Cooper); Garms (1,off Chandler); Marion (1,off Chandler). WP–M Cooper (1). U-HP–Eddie Rommel (AL), 1B–Beans Reardon (NL), 2B–Joe Rue (AL), 3B–Bill Stewart (NL). T–2:24. A–33,872.


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New York Yankees Team Hitting Stats

Players Name Pos GM AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI Avg BB SO SB
Tiny Bonham p 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Hank Borowy p 1 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 .500 0 1 0
Spud Chandler p 2 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 .167 0 2 0
Frankie Crosetti ss 5 18 5 0 0 0 4 1 .278 2 3 1
Bill Dickey c 5 18 5 0 0 1 1 4 .278 2 2 0
Nick Etten 1b 5 19 2 0 0 0 0 2 .105 1 2 0
Joe Gordon 2b 5 17 4 1 0 1 2 2 .235 3 3 0
Billy Johnson 3b 5 20 6 1 1 0 3 3 .300 0 3 0
Charlie Keller of 5 18 4 0 1 0 3 2 .222 2 5 1
Johnny Lindell of 4 9 1 0 0 0 1 0 .111 1 4 0
Bud Metheny of 2 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 .125 0 2 0
Johnny Murphy p 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Marius Russo p 1 3 2 2 0 0 1 0 .667 1 1 0
Tuck Stainback of 5 17 3 0 0 0 0 0 .176 0 2 0
Snuffy Stirnweiss ph 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 0 0 0
Roy Weatherly ph 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI Avg BB SO SB
Total 159 35 5 2 2 17 14 .220 12 30 2



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New York Yankees Team Pitching Stats

Players Name W L G GS CG S SH IP ERA H SO ER BB
Tiny Bonham 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 8.0 4.50 6 9 4 3
Hank Borowy 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 8.0 2.25 6 4 2 3
Spud Chandler 2 0 2 2 2 0 1 18.0 0.50 17 10 1 3
Johnny Murphy 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 2.0 0.00 1 1 0 1
Marius Russo 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 9.0 0.00 7 2 0 1
W L G GS CG S SH IP ERA H SO ER BB
Total 4 1 7 5 3 1 1 45.0 1.40 37 26 7 11

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1943 World Series

St. Louis Cardinals Team Hitting Stats

Players Name Pos G AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI Avg BB SO SB
Al Brazle p 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 1 0
Harry Brecheen p 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Mort Cooper p 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 3 0
Walker Cooper c 5 17 5 0 0 0 1 0 .294 0 1 0
Frank Demaree ph 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Murry Dickson p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Debs Garms of 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 2 0
Johnny Hopp of 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 1 0
Lou Klein 2b 5 22 3 0 0 0 0 0 .136 1 2 0
Howie Krist p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Whitey Kurowski 3b 5 18 4 1 0 0 2 1 .222 0 3 0
Max Lanier p 3 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 .250 0 0 0
Danny Litwhiler of 5 15 4 1 0 0 0 2 .267 2 4 0
Marty Marion ss 5 14 5 2 0 1 1 2 .357 3 1 1
Stan Musial of 5 18 5 0 0 0 2 0 .278 2 2 0
Sam Narron ph 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Ken O'Dea c 2 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 .667 0 0 0
Ray Sanders 1b 5 17 5 0 0 1 3 2 .294 3 4 0
Harry Walker of 5 18 3 1 0 0 0 0 .167 0 2 0
Ernie White pr 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI Avg BB SO SB
Total 165 37 5 0 2 98 8 .224 11 26 1

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1943 World Series

St. Louis Cardinals Team Pitching Stats

Players Name W L G GS CG S SH IP ERA H SO ER BB
Al Brazle 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 7.1 3.68 5 4 3 2
Harry Brecheen 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 3.2 2.45 5 3 1 3
Mort Cooper 1 1 2 2 1 0 0 16.0 2.81 11 10 5 3
Murry Dickson 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.2 0.00 0 0 0 1
Howie Krist 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.00 1 0 0 0
Max Lanier 0 1 3 2 0 0 0 15.1 1.76 13 13 3 3
W L G GS CG S SH IP ERA H SO ER BB
Total 1 4 11 5 2 0 0 43.0 2.51 35 30 12 12

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