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Encyclopedia > 1944 World Series

The 1944 World Series featured a crosstown matchup between the St. Louis Cardinals and the St. Louis Browns, with the Cardinals winning the Series in 6 games for their second championship in three years and their fifth overall. The Browns had won the American League pennant for what would be the only time in their history before the franchise moved to Baltimore for the 1954 season.


Umpires: Ziggy Sears (NL), Bill McGowan (AL), Tom Dunn (NL), George Pipgras (AL)
Note: George Pipgras became the fourth person to appear in the World Series both as a player and as an umpire.


External link

  • 1944 World Series at Baseball-Reference.com (http://www.baseball-reference.com/postseason/1944_WS.shtml)





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