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The 1946 World Series of Major League Baseball was played in October, 1946 between the St. Louis Cardinals (representing the National League) and the Boston Red Sox (representing the American League). In the eighth inning of Game 7, with the score 3-3, the Cardinals' Enos Slaughter opened the inning with a single but two batters failed to advance him. With two outs, Harry Walker walloped a hit over Johnny Pesky's head into left-center field. As Leon Culberson chased it down, Slaughter started his dash. Pesky caught Culberson's throw, turned and - perhaps surprised to see Slaughter headed for the plate - hesitated just a split second before throwing home. Roy Partee had to take a few steps up the third base line to catch Pesky's toss, but Slaughter was safe without a play at the plate and Walker was credited with an RBI double. The Cardinals won the game and the Series in seven games, giving them their sixth championship.
Boston superstar Ted Williams played the Series injured and was largely ineffective but refused to use his injury as an excuse.
Game by Game results
Game 1: Boston - 3 St. Louis - 2
Game 2: St. Louis - 3 Boston - 0
Game 3: Boston - 4 St. Louis - 0
Game 4: St. Louis - 12 Boston - 3
Game 5: Boston - 6 St. Louis - 3
Game 6: St. Louis - 4 Boston - 1
Game 7: St. Louis - 4 Boston - 3
|Major League Baseball World Series|