1942 October

1st Behind 3–0, the Yankees tie it up in the top of the 8th, but rookie Stan Musial singles in Enos Slaughter in the bottom of the inning to forge a 4–3 Cardinal victory.

3rd The Cards win their second in a row as Ernie White shuts out New York on 6 hits, winning 2–0. Arguments during the game result in $200 fines for Joe Gordon and Frank Crosetti; the latter will also suspended for the first 30 days of the 1943 season for shoving umpire Bill Summers.

4th The Cards get 6 runs in the 4th, but the Yankees tie the game with 5 in the 6th. St. Louis scores 3 more runs to win 9–6 in a 22-hit game.

In a rematch of last year’s IBA world championship, Cuba tops Venezuela, 8–0, behind Connie Marrero’s 3-hitter. Venezuela is led by 2B Luis Aparicio, Sr. and losing pitcher Chino Canonico. Marrero will debut with the Washington Senators in 1950.

5th Whitey Kurowski’s 2-run HR in the 9th inning gives St. Louis a 4–2 WS triumph and enables the Cardinals to upset the New York Yankees in 5 games.