Danny Jackson’s five-hitter cuts St. Louis’ lead to 3-2 in the World Series as the Royals take Game 5, 6 – 1. Willie Wilson’s two-run triple highlights a three-run 2nd inning and chases Cardinals starter Bob Forsch.
The first World Series game ever played in Florida belongs to the Marlins. Moises Alou and Charles Johnson hit back-to-back HRs against Cleveland’s Orel Hershiser to make a 7 – 4 winner of Livan Hernandez.
Dizzy Dean wins the opening game of the World Series, 8 – 3. Detroit Tigers manager Mickey Cochrane holds back his ace pitcher, Schoolboy Rowe, and the Cardinals’ Joe Medwick goes 4 for 4, including a home run.
1988 Los Angeles Dodgers star Kirk Gibson walks out of training camp after a teammate plays a practical joke by placing “eyeblack” in his cap. The incident illustrates Gibson’s intensity and no-nonsense approach. Gibson, who returns the next day, will be the National League MVP and help the Dodgers win the World Series this season.
1953 August A. Busch buys the St. Louis Cardinals for $3.75 million and pledges not to move the team from St. Louis, Missouri. Since then, the Cards have won World Series titles in 1964, 1967, 1982, 2006 and 2011.
1951 Gabby Street dies in Joplin, Missouri, at age of 67. Nicknamed “The Old Sarge”, he had a long baseball career as a catcher, manager, coach and broadcaster. Street led the St. Louis Cardinals to two National League championships and one World Championship in 1932 as manager.
Hall of Fame manager Joe McCarthy dies in Buffalo, NY, at the age of 90. McCarthy was the first manager to win pennants with both National and American League teams, winning nine league titles overall and seven World Series as manager of the Yankees.