Saturday, May 3, 2014

May 3, 1934, Medwick Slams The Cards To Victory

     On May 3, 1934, a Ducky Medwick fourth inning grand slam against Philadelphia's Phil Collins highlighted an 8-7 victory over the Phillies at Sportsman's Park. The big blast proved to the difference maker as the club from Philly made a late surge before being put to bed by Jesse Haines who earned the save. The '34 season started off with a bang with the Cardinals blowing out the Pirates 7-1. However, they lost five in a row after the Opening Day victory, before claiming their second victory of the season. The team lost another couple of games and had a record of 2-7 before they beat the Cubs on April 29th. The rough start became a thing of the past as the club got hot and rattled off seven wins in a row starting off with the victory in Chicago. Medwick's grand slam performance came in the fifth game of that seven game winning streak. The seven game winning streak proved to be the longest streak of the season. It would be matched two more times during the season that the Gashouse Gang were crowned Champions.

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