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Top Sox in Series


World Series Sidelights

Brecheen s Pitching and Slaughter 's
Base Running Win Series for Cards

Sox Leave Winning Runs on Base in Ninth;
Pesky Holds Ball as Slaughter Scores
By The Associated Press rally and retired the last three
ST. LOUIS, Oct. 15-G')-An al- ters in succession with the tying
most unbelievable piece of base run- winning runs on the bases.
ning by Enos (Country) Slaughterr.
.and stout-hearted relief pitching by Brecheen Winer.
Harry (The Cat) Brecheen in the Brecheen, by relieving his clos
ninth inning enabled the St. Louis Murry Dickson, in the eighth i
Cardinals to pull out a thrilling 4 to and getting credit for the triu
3 victory today in the deciding game became the ninth pitcher ins
of the World Series. history to win three games.
Slaughter, catching the Boston Red The diminutive lefty wasn'
Sox completely by surprise, raced all wizard self today. The Sox bl
the way home from first base with him for the two tying runs in
the winning run in the eighth inning
on a simple line drive into centerfield
by Harry Walker on which any run-
ner except a Cardinal would have
pulled up at third.
Pesky Freezes{
Johnny Pesky, Red Sox shortstop,
took the relay from Leon Culberson,
Boston centerfielder, and had plenty'
of time to nail the flying "Country,"' a
but for some inexplicable reason he;
"froze" and held the ball just long
enough to enable Slaughter to slide>
in under the throw.
As exciting a championship play-:
off as perhaps ever was fought out
ended some 10 minutes later as Bre-
cheen quelled a last-ditch Boston f;

g and
se pal
t his
n the

Every player on the St. Louis squad
swarmed onto the diamond and sur-
rounded Brecheen and tried to pound
his skinny shoulders off. The crowd
of 36,143 stood and cheered him long
after he had ducked from sight into
the dugout.
Right up to the moment when the
first two Bostons rattled base hits
in the eighth, Dickson appeared to be
comfortably on his way to a 3-1 vic-
tory. The 155-pound righthander had
hurled a beautiful game after giving
up a run in the first inning, while his
mates had slammed big Dave (Boo)
Ferriss from the hill in a two-run
fifth-inning outburst.
Dickson Shaky
Dickson, who was beaten in the
opening game of the series, got off to
a shaky start when the two opening
Sox hitters, Wally Moses and Johnny
Pesky, rifled singles through the cen-
ter, and one of them, Moses, scored on
DiMaggio's long fly.
The Cards tied it up in the second
when Whitey Kurowski led off with
a double, reached third on an infield
out, and counted on Walker's loft to
Ted Williams.
Cards Rally
There it remained until the fifth,
when the Cards suddenly fell on Fer-
riss with a salvo of four hits, one of
them a double by Dickson, that put
two scores across and brought Joe
Dobson to the rescue.
Dickson, in the meantime, had set-
tled down and, with the assistance of
some sensational catches by Terry
Moore and Harry Walker in the out-
field, had kept the Sox hitters shac-
kled. From the second inning
through the seventh, only two Boston
players reached base. Bobby Doerr
clouted a single in the second and
Dickson issued his only walk to Di-
Maggio in the sixth.
Moore Robs Higgins
Moore made probably the greatest
play of the series in the fifth inning
when he raced nearly to the wall in
left centerfield and speared a long
smash by Pinky Higgins with one
hand. He had made one almost
equally gaudy in the first off Ted Wil-
liams in center.
BetweenMoore and Walker, Wil-
liams was treated shamefully. In his
next time up after Moore had robbed
him, long Ted poled one a country
mile to left-center, and this time it
was Walker who raced over and
pulled it down with a handsome
catch. Williams, who went hitless,
was shooting accurately at the vast
space left open to him in centerfield,
but his luck was bad.

Michigan Faces1
In Big Nine Tilt,
Conference Champion
Could Be Determined
Michigan puts its Big Nine title
hopes on the block this coming Sat-
urday afternoon when Coach Pappy
Waldorf brings h i s undefeated
Northwestern Wildcats to Michigan
The Wildcats, one of the most un-
der-rated elevens in the Western
Conference in pre-season predictions,
have now plowed through two Big
Nine foes to equal Michigan's record
and place the two teams in a tie for
first place. The winner of this week-
end's game will be in a highly-favor-
able position, and may go on to cap-
ture the championship.
With the big Army weekend out
of the way, Coach Fritz Crisler's
Wolverines are now concentrating
exclusively on copping that title.
It would be the first conference
gridiron crown to come to Michi-
gan since 1943, when the Wolver-
ines tied Purdue. The last undis-
puted claim to the top position
was won by Michigan's 1932 na-
tional champions.
Notes from the Northwestern
Camp indicate that the Wildcats are
seeking to bolster a defense that
sagged a little in last Saturday's tilt
with Minnesota. The Gophers were
slicing through the line all after-
noon, the only strong Wildcat stand
coming on the goal line when Min-
nesota had fashioned a first down on
the five. Sparked by center Alex Sar-
kisian, who snared Gopher back Ev-
erett Faunce on the one in the last-
down try, the Northwestern line held.
The Wildcat running attack, how-
ever, looked good. The Purple run-
ners gained a. total of 292 yards
in 46 plays for a 6.9 average against
Minnesota. It was a continuation of
an extremely potent ground offensive
that Waldorf has, constructed around
three key men, Frank Aschenbren-
ner, Vic Schwall and Art Murakow-
In the victory over the Gophers,
Aschenbrenner sprinted 67 yards to
point territory in the game's long-
est run, while Murakowski furn-
ished a 58-yard scoring jaunt and
Schwall added runs of 30 and 20
These three aren't the whole Wild-
cat backfield, however. Jack Mac-
Kenzie and Bill Hunt, a duo of half-
backs, have achieved an average of
6.2 yards in rushing, fullback Ralph
Everist, while spelling Murakowski,
has averaged 5.6 per plunge.

Prospective Luisettis, Phillips
and Mikans are urged to report
for the opening basketball prac-
tice today at Yost Field. Guards
and centers should check in at
3:30 p.m. and forwards at 4:30

Oct. 15-(--P)-Before the game to-
day a well-wisher told Ted Williams
that "I hope you get hot out there."
The slugger's reply with a wry smile
was: "Now that would really be
something for me to do in a World
Series game wouldn't it?" But his
modest sarcasm was in order. The
Cardinals kept him tamed again and
when it counted.
Chuckling over his mail before

game time, Cardinal manager Eddie
Dyer said with a grin that he was
sorry to have incurred the wrath of
a New York woman who; wrote him
the Redbirds were "gangsters" for
having stopped Ted Williams. She
must feel worse about the whole thing
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Cards Jubilant
As Long Series
Ends in Victory
ST. LOUIS, Oct. 15-(iP)-Little
Harry Brecheen, standing there by his
locker, tried to make himself heard
above all the gay roar and made the
following disclosure:
"I was sick when I came out to the
park today. I had fever from a cold
and my head was about to bust. But
I filled up with aspirin and when I
went in my arm felt good."
He had the only grave face in the
rip-roaring room, but it wasn't mel-
ancholy. His eyes were sparkling but
his face, as always, was sober. That's
. The room started filling up before
the game ended, and Eddie Dyer and
his rejoicing crew had to push their
way past well-wishers.
In came Sam Breadon, Joe Cronin,
Happy Chandler, Ford Frick and
other assorted bigwigs of baseball.
Backslapping, and more backslapping.
Cronin grabbed Dyer's hand, and
Eddie said "you've been a great fel-
low all year." Cronin didn't stay long.
This being the end, at long last, of
this baseball year, the Cardinals were
drinking beer. Their usual fare after
a victory is a soft drink; after a loss,
nothing. But today, beer-and plen-
"Why not champaigne?" bellowed
big Red Barrett, and Dyer countered
in a hurry: "I'll buy it, boy, I'll buy
Dyer said he had received all kinds
of pep talk material to use on his
players in one do-or-die muster of in-
spiration before the game, but he said
. this was all he told them:
"All season you've won the ball
game you had to win. Now let's go."

Harry Walker, whose eighth inning
double drove in the championship
winning run for the Cards.
eighth on a double off the rightfield
wall by Dom DiMaggio. He had re-
lieved Dickson after the first two
Sox batters, both pinchhitters, had
Sox Threaten
Then in the ninth the Hub batters
threatened to blow the little guy right
out of the box, and they had him
reeling, but he hitcheddup his belt
and protected the lead Slaughter
had given him with a series of pitches
that threatened to pull his weary arm
out of its socket.
Rudy York opened Boston's last
desperation inning with a single to
left and speedy Paul Campbell was
sent in to run for him. Bobby Doerr
followed with a liner into left on
which Campbell pulled up at second,
and manager Eddie Dyer held a wor-
ried conference with Brecheen. He
decided to leave The Cat to his task.
Higgins Grounds Out
Pinky Higgins could do no better
than gound into a forceout at sec-
ond, on which Campbell scooted to
third. Roy Partee popped up to Stan
Musial at first, and then Brecheen
bore down for that final out on pinch-
hitter Tom MacBride.
The Sox batter swung and sent a
sharp bounder to Red'Schoendienst
at second, and the redhead tossed
underhanded to Marion for the force-
out that ended the series and gave the
Red Birds their sixth championship
in nine play-offs.
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