The 1944 World Series featured a crosstown matchup between the St. Louis Cardinals and the St. Louis Browns, with the Cardinals winning the Series in six games for their second championship in three years and their fifth overall.
This war year saw perhaps the nadir of 20th-century baseball, as the long-moribund St. Louis Browns won their only American League pennant. As both teams called Sportsman's Park home, the 2-3-2 home field assignment was preserved. The Junior World Series of that same year, partly hosted in Baltimore's converted football stadium, easily outdrew the "real" Series and attracted attention to Baltimore as a potential major league city. Ten years later, the Browns transferred there and became the Orioles.
The Series was also known as the "Streetcar Series."
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