Lot # 110: 1941 World Series Ebbets Field Game 4 Ticket Stub - Mickey Owen's Dropped Third Strike - PSA VG 3

Category: Baseball Tickets

Starting Bid: $100.00

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Item was in Auction "Fall, 2022 - 10th Anniversary Auction",
which ran from 11/6/2022 12:00 PM to
11/26/2022 9:00 PM

This ticket stub is one of a complete run of stubs from every New York Yankees/Brooklyn Dodgers World Series game being offered in this auction.  We invite you to view our printed catalog or visit our e-book catalog online at https://online.flippingbook.com/view/961320424/ to read an excellent article on the crosstown rivalry written by SABR president Mark Armour.

Game 4 of the 1941 World Series was a legendary one, one of the games that remained with dejected Dodgers fans forever.  Entering the ninth with a 4-3 lead, Brooklyn elected to stick with Hugh Casey, who was brought on in relief in the top of the 5th with the bases loaded and retired Joe Gordon to get out of a jam.  In the 9th, however, his fortunes would not be as good.  He retired the first two batters - Johnny Sturm and Red Rolfe - on groundouts, bringing up Tommy Henrich.  Down to their last strike, Henrich swung and missed, but Dodgers catcher Mickey Owen was unable to hang onto the ball, allowing Henrich to advance to first.  Joe DiMaggio followed with a base hit, and Charlie Keller doubled both home to give the Yankees a 5-4 lead.  Bill Dickey walked, and Joe Gordon doubled to left to complete the Yankees 4-run ninth.  Johnny Murphy retired the Dodgers in order in the 9th, giving the Yankees another win.  The dropped third strike resulted in swinging the series from a 2-2 tie to a 3-1 Yankees advantage, and though Owen was an excellent fielding catcher, he is most often remembered for this miscue.

Exceptional stub, graded VG 3 by PSA with some excess paper around the perforations, some edge wear responsible for the technical grade.


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