The 1934 Tex Carleton World Series Game Used
Tex Carleton won 100 games in his career as a
starting right-handed pitcher, most notably for
the hard-playing St. Louis Cardinals' “Gas
House Gang” and, then, the Chicago Cubs.
The 1934 Cardinals, led by Dizzy and Paul Dean,
Frankie Frisch, Joe Medwick, Pepper Martin and
Leo Durocher, won the World Series by beating
the Detroit Tigers, 4 games to 3. This glove was
used by Carleton when he started Game 4 of the
Series and when he relieved Dizzy Dean in Game
5. To think that this glove saw action during
the glory days of the "Gas House Gang"
is truly exciting. Carleton also used this glove
when he started Game 4 of the 1935 World Series,
again vs. the Detroit Tigers. (He lost a heartbreaker,
2-1). The glove saw its final World Series game
in 1938, when Tex pitched in Game 4 vs. the victorious
New York Yankees.
The glove, ball and tickets had been on display
for many years at the museum at Ameriquest Field
in Arlington, Texas, home of the Texas Rangers
and were owned by Carleton’s cousin.