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Click to enlarge the ticket stubs to every game of the all-St. Louis World Series of 1944.



This Browns World Series program was signed by all of the team members over their pictures. Pull the corner of the page to open and see one of the pages.

The All-St. Louis World Series of 1944

The St. Louis Browns clinched the American League Pennant on the final day of the season (over the Detroit Tigers) and created the first and only all-St. Louis World Series. It would be the first time that all of the games of the Series would be played in the same park (Sportman's Park) since 1922 when the Yankee and Giants played at the Polo Grounds (Yankee Stadium wasn't finished until 1923). In spite of having a much stronger tradition of success, the Browns were favored by the St. Louis fans because of their status as major underdogs. Imagine being a kid living in St. Louis during the summer and fall of 1944: the Second World War had turned decidedly in the favor of the Allies, things were looking up in America and, to top it all off, a World Series was taking place with both of your hometown teams! The Cardinals ended up winning four games to two.



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This glove was used by St. Louis Browns pitcher Denny Galehouse during the World Series. He won Game 1 and lost a very tough Game 5, 2-0.




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This note was written by Luke Sewell, the manager of the 1944 Browns.



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This souvenir Rip Radcliff mini-bat with Cardinals and Browns stickers was sold at Sportman's Park during the 1944 World Series.



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American soldiers in France listen to the 1944 World Series on a shortwave radio.




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Vice-President Harry S. Truman attends Game 6 of the all-St. Louis Series on October 9, 1944.

 

Did you know:

Cardinals manager, Billy Southworth, Browns manager, Luke Sewell, and their wives shared an apartment in 1944. This worked out nicely because neither couple was ever in St. Louis at the same time.

Related links:

See the glove used by St. Louis Cardinals pitching ace, Mort Cooper, in the 1944 World Series.

Another famous moment in Browns history was when 3 foot 7 inch Eddie Gaedel was inserted into a game in 1951 as a stunt. See one of the only known Gaedel autographs and a ticket to that infamous game.