Wednesday, May 28, 2014

May 28, 1941: The Birds Rally Past The Cubbies In St. Louie

     On May 28, 1941, down 5-3 headed into the bottom of the ninth at Sportsman's Park, the Cardinals stage a comeback by scoring three runs to beat the Cubs 6-5. The rally started with  a double by Terry Moore, who had already belted a home run in the contest. Coaker Triplett followed up Moore's double with an RBI triple to put the Cards within one, and Steve Mesner rapped a single that tied the ball game. Mesner moved over to second on an error, and over to third on a sacrifice by Enos Slaughter. Billy Southworth called on Don Padgett to bat for catcher Gus Mancuso who came up with the winning single that put the Birds in the win column for the ninth consecutive time. The winning streak would stretch to 11 before being snapped in the second game of a doubleheader on the 30th. The 11 game winning streak was the longest winning streak of that '41 season for the Redbirds who posted a 97-56 record, which was just two and a half games back of the Pennant winning Dodgers at season's end.

Check out the box score here:

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