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The 1943 World Series matched the defending champion St. Louis Cardinals against the New York Yankees, in a rematch of the 1942 Series. The Yankees won the Series in five games for their 10th championship in 21 seasons. It was Yankees' manager Joe McCarthy's final Series win.
This Series was scheduled for a 3-4 format due to wartime travel restrictions. The 3-4 format meant there was only one trip between ballparks, but if the Series had ended in a 4-game sweep, there would have been 3 games played in one park and only 1 in the other.
|1||Cardinals – 2, Yankees – 4||October 5||Yankee Stadium||68,676|
|2||Cardinals – 4, Yankees – 3||October 6||Yankee Stadium||68,578|
|3||Cardinals – 2, Yankees – 6||October 7||Yankee Stadium||69,990|
|4||Yankees – 2, Cardinals – 0||October 10||Sportsman's Park||36,196|
|5||Yankees – 2, Cardinals – 0||October 11||Sportsman's Park||33,872|
|St. Louis (N)||0||1||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||2||7||2|
|New York (A)||0||0||0||2||0||2||0||0||X||4||8||2|
|W: Spud Chandler (1-0) L: Max Lanier (0-1)|
|HR: NYY Joe Gordon (1)
|St. Louis (N)||0||0||1||3||0||0||0||0||0||4||7||2|
|New York (A)||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||2||3||6||0|
|W: Mort Cooper (1-0) L: Tiny Bonham (0-1)|
|HR: STL Marty Marion (1) Ray Sanders (1)
|St. Louis (N)||0||0||0||2||0||0||0||0||0||2||6||4|
|New York (A)||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||5||X||6||8||0|
|W: Hank Borowy (1-0) L: Al Brazle (0-1)|
|New York (A)||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||1||0||2||6||2|
|St. Louis (N)||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||1||7||1|
|W: Marius Russo (1-0) L: Harry Brecheen (0-1)|
|New York (A)||0||0||0||0||0||2||0||0||0||2||7||1|
|St. Louis (N)||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||10||1|
|W: Spud Chandler (2-0) L: Mort Cooper (1-1)|
|HR: NYY Bill Dickey (1)
|New York Yankees||0||0||0||4||0||5||0||6||2||17||35||5|
|St Louis Cardinals||0||1||1||5||1||0||1||0||0||9||37||10|
|Total Attendance: 277,312 Average Attendance: 55,462|
|Winning Player’s Share: – $6,139 Losing Player’s Share – $4,322|
- Howie Pollet, Max Lanier, and Mort Cooper ranked 1-2-3 in the National League in ERA at 1.75, 1.90 and 2.30, respectively.
- The only St Louis Cardinals' victory took place during Game 2, the same day as the death of Mort & Walker Cooper's father, Robert.
- "Murry Dickson, who helped close the door on the Cardinals in Game 5 by allowing no hits while on the mound, was on a ten (10) day pass from the United States Army!"
- The following St Louis Cardinal players, who were on the roster during the 1942 World Series championship, were lost to the armed services: Johnny Beazley, Jimmy Brown, Creepy Crespi, Terry Moore, and Enos Slaughter.
- The Yankees suffered losses also as Joe DiMaggio, Phil Rizzuto, Red Ruffing, and Buddy Hassett all marched off into the armed forces and Red Rolfe retired to coach at Dartmouth College.
- This was the only Yankee World Series win prior to 1977 in which Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, or Mickey Mantle was not on the roster. Spud Chandler was the only Yankee pitcher ever to be named AL MVP>
- This was the only World Series in a span of 8 appearances where the St. Louis Cardinals were not victorious. (They lost in 1930 and 1968, and were winners in 1931, 1934, 1942, 1944, 1946, 1964, and 1967).
Neft, David S., and Richard M. Cohen. The World Series. 1st ed. New York: St Martins, 1990. (Neft and Cohen 192-195)
- 1943 World Series at Baseball-Reference.com
- 1943 World Series at WorldSeries.com (MLB.com)
- 1943 World Series at Baseball-Almanac.com
- 1943 World Series box scores and play-by-play at Retrosheet.org
|Modern Major League Baseball World Series|