Friday, June 28, 2013

June 28, 1947: Kurowski Wins It With a Walkoff

On June 28, 1947, Whitey Kurowski proved to be a walk off hero for a second consecutive day in a row. With the Cardinals trailing the Reds 7-5 in the ninth, Terry Moore picked up a one out single then a Stan Musial triple scored him to narrow the gap to one. At that point the Reds skipper Johnny Neun yanked his starter Kent  Peterson and called Harry Gumbert into relieve him, Kurowski pounced on the first pitch that Gumbert served him up and parked it over the left field wall to give the Cards an 8-7 walkoff winner. One day earlier Kurowski came through in the 11th, after a close play in the top of the inning that gave the Reds a 6-5 lead the fans at Sportsman's park were livid as they threw bottles on the field that ended up delaying the game, after the debris was cleared the Cardinals came out in the bottom of the 11th and knocked in two runs with a walk, a double, and a two run walk off single by Kurowski. '47 was a career year for Kurowski he hit .310 with 27 dingers and 104 ribbies.

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