The 1942 World Series featured the defending champion New York Yankees against the St. Louis Cardinals, with the Cardinals winning the Series in five games for their first championship since 1934 and their fourth overall.
The Yankees won Game 1 despite a Cardinals rally but the Cardinals swept the rest.
This world series was used as a background for the plot endings in Philip Roth's 2004 novel "The plot against America". Philip, the main character listened to a radio report, as did his fellow Newark children, when outside his safe world, a presidential candidate was shot, with pogroms as a result.
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