St. Louis Cardinals do battle with the Detroit Tigers
The Dean brothers, Dizzy and Paul, won seven games in the last ten days of the season to give the St. Louis Cardinals the pennant on the last day of the season.
The Detroit Tigers led by power-bats of Hank Greenberg, Charlie Gehringer, Goose Goslin and Bill Rogell coasted to the AL pennant and finished seven full games ahead of the pack during the regular season. Led by Greenberg, all four sluggers drove in at least 100 runs. Greenberg hit .339... 139 RBIs; Gehringer batted .356... 127 RBIs; Goose Goslin hit .305... 100 RBIs and Rogell .296... 100 RBIs.
Cardinals star pitcher Dizzy Dean won 30 games in 1934 and his younger brother Paul 19. Joe Medwick and Ripper Collins were the Cardinals' offensive stars of the team dubbed 'the Gas House Gang' for their outlandish behavior on the field.
Game 1 Dizzy Dean pitched the opener of the Series and thanks to five Tiger errors in the first three innings coasted to a 8-3 win.
In Game 2 Detroit's Schoolboy Rowe, who won 24 games during the regular season, after surrendering two runs in the first three innings allowed only one Cardinal to reach base over the next nine innings - winning 3-2 in the 12th inning.
Game 3: Paul Dean gave up a single run with two outs in the ninth to lead the Cardinals to a 4-1 win.
Game 4: The Tigers won 10-4, thanks to pitcher Eldon Auker's five shut out innings over the last five innings. Auker complied a 15-7 record during the season.
Game 5: Detroit's Tommy Bridges out-pitched Dizzy Dean, giving the Tigers a 3-1 victory....
Game 6: Paul Dean pitched and singled in the winning run to enable St. Louis to tie the Series at 3 games apiece. Game 7: It was all Dizzy Dean! Pitching with two days rest - he shutout Detroit, scored the Cardinals' first run and also lined a double and a single driving in a run in the Redbirds' 7-run 3rd inning, as the Cardinals won 11-0 and the World Championship. Baseball History
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