MastroNet Spring 2005
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From the regular season to the Fall Classic, the St. Louis Cardinals took everything down to the wire in 1946. A season-long celebration of the end of World War II—and consequential return of star player Stan Musial—saw the Cards match the Brooklyn Dodgers game for game right up to the regular season's end on September 29. Forced to stage a best-of-three playoff (both St. Louis and Brooklyn had lost their respective season finales), the Cards quickly disposed of the "Bums," winning two straight to advance to the World Series. A tense Fall Classic went back and forth, ultimately forcing a Game 7. With the decisive game tied 3-3 in the bottom of the eighth, St. Louis' Harry Walker singled—only to have teammate Enos "Country" Slaughter score the game-winning run all the way from first base when Red Sox shortstop Johnny Pesky hesitated in throwing the ball to the plate. Offered is an ONL (Frick) ball signed by 28 members of the Redbirds' '46 world title squad. The lightly-toned sphere features the captivating blue-ink signatures (grading "8-10") of Adams, Barrett, Beazley, Brazle, Brecheen, Burkhart, Cross, Dickson, Donnelly, Dusak, Dyer (Mgr), Garagiola (s/s), Grodzicki, Kluttz, Krist, Kurowski, Marion, Musial, O'Dea, Pollet, Rice, Schmidt, Schoendienst, Sisler, Slaughter, Walker (s/s), Wares (coach) and Wilks. LOA from James Spence & Steve Grad/PSA DNA.
1946 World Champion St. Louis Cardinals Team Signed Ball
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