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Old-Timers Game Recreates 1942 World Series

July 1, 1962 - The 1942 St. Louis Cardinals and New York Yankees, opponents in the world series that year, held an “old-timers” game before the start of the Cardinals-Pirates contest today, which the Pirates won, 7-2. The St. Louis Swifties, as the ’42 Cardinals were called, continued their mastery over the Yankees 20 years later by pounding out a 2-inning, 6-0 victory. Enos Slaughter’s two-run triple off the right-field wall was the longest drive. In the 1942 series, the Cardinals won the championship in 5 games. Stan Musial, introduced as “a star in 1942 and a star in 1962,” bounced into a force-out today in his only time at bat. Musial was a rookie on the 1942 club. Such stalwarts as Joe DiMaggio, Joe Gordon, and Phil Rizzuto were missing from the Yanks’ line-up. The Cardinals were at full strength, except for their starting shortstop, Marty Marion.

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