Tuesday, July 23, 2013

July 23, 1949: The Cards Refuse To Lose In Brooklyn

On July 23, 1949, the Cardinals found themselves one strike away from defeat twice before scoring two runs on their way to beating the Dodgers 5-4 in Brooklyn. With 2 outs in the top of the ninth and Stan The Man on third, Lou Klein worked the count full before reaching first base on a walk. Marty Marion followed that up by breaking out of an 0 for 22 slump with a game tying single that advanced Klein to third. One batter later Joe Garagiola put the Redbirds on top with another single that scored Klein. Ted Wilks shut the door in the bottom of the ninth to secure the Redbird W as the Cardinals refused to lose in Brooklyn.

Here's the box score: http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/BRO/BRO194907230.shtml

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