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October 5, 1942: Whitey Kurowski ninth-inning home run lifts Cardinals to the 1942 World Series title

On October 5, 1942, third baseman Whitey Kurowski struck the deciding blow in Game 5 of the World Series to beat the New York Yankees and begin a five-year run of dominance in which the St. Louis Cardinals won three world championships. The heavily favored Yankees entered the 1942 Fall Classic as the defending world …

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August 22, 1982: Glenn Brummer steals home and becomes an unlikely Cardinals hero

On August 22, 1982, Glenn Brummer became arguably the most unlikely game-winning hero in Cardinals history. An Illinois native, Brummer had played his college baseball at Lake Land College in Mattoon, Illinois, and signed with the Cardinals as an undrafted free agent in 1974. After working his way through the Cardinals’ farm system, Brummer made …

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