Friday, October 10, 2008

Box Score of the week (Postseason edition)

UPDATE: The box score I linked to was Game 7 of the 1964 World Series featuring the New York Yankees and the St. Louis Cardinals. It also marked the final postseason game in the illustrious career of Mickey Mantle.

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I am looking for the historical significance of this box score.

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3 comments:

Mark Heuring said...

Couple of things:

1) It was the end of the Yankee dynasty. The Yanks went into the tank starting in 1965 and didn't get back to the World Series until 1976.

2) It was the last game that Johnny Keane managed for the Cardinals. As it turned out, the Yankees hired him away from the Cardinals, where he was at the helm of the slide.

Don't know if that's what you're looking for - the '64 series was the subject of a very good book by David Halberstam, by the way. That Cardinals team had some very interesting people on it - Gibson, Brock, Tim McCarver, Curt Flood and even Bob Uecker.

If you haven't picked up on it yet, I really love baseball, Brad.

Brad Carlson said...

It was the end of the Yankee dynasty. The Yanks went into the tank starting in 1965 and didn't get back to the World Series until 1976.

You're in the ballpark (pardon the pun) but I had another historical significance in mind.

Mark Heuring said...

I get the hint - also the last game at Sportsman's Park. The previous Busch Stadium opened the next year.