1943 World Series Dates: October 5–11 : Radio Mutual : Radio announcers Red Barber and Bob Elson : Umpires Eddie Rommel (AL), Beans Reardon (NL), Joe Rue (AL), Bill Stewart (NL) : Hall of Famers Yankees: Joe McCarthy (mgr.), Bill Dickey, Joe DiMaggio (mil.), Joe Gordon, Phil Rizzuto (mil.), Red Ruffing (mil.) Cardinals: Billy Southworth (mgr.), Enos Slaughter (mil.), Stan Musial
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 also the first to have a 'World Series highlight film' made for it (initially, the films were created as gifts to troops fighting in World War II, to give them a brief recap of baseball action back home), a tradition which continues to this day.
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.
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. Summary [edit ] AL New York Yankees (4) vs. NL St. Louis Cardinals (1)
Game Date Score Location Time Attendance 1 October 5 St. Louis Cardinals – 2, New York Yankees – 4 Yankee Stadium (I) 2:07 68,676 [1 ] 2 October 6 St. Louis Cardinals – 4, New York Yankees – 3 Yankee Stadium (I) 2:08 68,578 [2 ] 3 October 7 St. Louis Cardinals – 2, New York Yankees – 6 Yankee Stadium (I) 2:10 69,990 [3 ] 4 October 10 New York Yankees – 2, St. Louis Cardinals – 1 Sportsman's Park (III) 2:06 36,196 [4 ] 5 October 11 New York Yankees – 2, St. Louis Cardinals – 0 Sportsman's Park (III) 2:24 33,872 [5 ] Matchups [edit ] Game 1 [edit ]
Tuesday, October 5, 1943 at
Yankee Stadium (I) in Bronx, New York Game 2 [edit ]
Wednesday, October 6, 1943 at
Yankee Stadium (I) in Bronx, New York
The Cardinals' only victory the same day as the death of
Mort & Walker Cooper's father, Robert. Game 3 [edit ]
Thursday, October 7, 1943 at
Yankee Stadium (I) in Bronx, New York Game 4 [edit ]
Sunday, October 10, 1943 at
Sportsman's Park (III) in St. Louis, Missouri Game 5 [edit ]
Monday, October 11, 1943 at
Sportsman's Park (III) in St. Louis, Missouri Murry Dickson, who helped close the door on the Cardinals by allowing no hits while on the mound, was on a ten-day pass from the United States Army. Composite box [edit ]
1943 World Series
(4–1): over New York Yankees (A.L.) St. Louis Cardinals (N.L.) Notes [edit ] References [edit ] Cohen, Richard M.; Neft, David S. (1990). The World Series: Complete Play-By-Play of Every Game, 1903–1989. New York: St. Martin's Press. pp. 192–195. ISBN 0-312-03960-3. Reichler, Joseph (1982). The Baseball Encyclopedia (5th ed.). MacMillian Publishing. p. 2151. ISBN 0-02-579010-2. External links [edit ]