Lot # 140: 1934 World Series Sportsman's Park Game 4 and 5 Detroit Tigers vs St. Louis Cardinals Ticket Stub Pair

Category: Baseball Tickets

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Item was in Auction "Summer, 2021 Premier Auction",
which ran from 8/9/2021 9:00 PM to
8/28/2021 9:00 PM

The 1934 season was one of the most exciting in the game's history, and the World Series was no different, a 7-game affair that ended with a Dizzy Dean win over the Detroit Tigers.  Presented here are two stubs from Games 4 and 5 at Sportsman's Park, both Tigers victories that put the team just one game shy of taking the Series, forcing St. Louis into two "must win" situations on the road.  The games were particularly important, because of their legendary stories.  In Game 4, Dizzy Dean was brought into the game as a pinch runner for Spud Davis in the fourth inning.  On the following play, Pepper Martin hit a ground ball to Charlie Gehringer at second, a sure double play ball had Dean not come into second base standing up.  Shortstop Billy Rogell threw to first anyway, the ball hitting Dean in the head and knocking him out cold and sending him to the hospital.

The following day, of course, Dean was the starting pitcher for St. Louis, and despite taking the loss, pitched eight innings.  Two days later, he pitched the shutout, blanking the Tigers to win the Series.

Both stubs are technically in POOR condition due to writing on the front, which appears to be the names of the people who attended the games.  Otherwise, the stubs are in apparent VG condition.  A pair of outstanding documents of one of the most memorable World Series in the history of the game.

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