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Cardinals Post-Season Play - 1964 World Series
The 1964 National League pennant race wasn't settled until the last day. The Cardinals were tied with the Reds for first place with Philadelphia a game be­hind. A Phils' victory and a Cards' loss would create a three-way tie for first–a result that had never happened in the major leagues. But St. Louis beat the Mets on the final day 15-5 while the Phils thumped the Reds 10-0. Congratula­tions, Cardinals!
The American League pennant race was also tight, with the Yankees of first-year manager Yogi Berra not clinching the flag until the second-to-last day of the season.
Game One: Busch Stadium
Attendance: 30,805 Time of Game: 2:42
Cardinals 9 Yankees 5
WP: Ray Sadecki; LP: Whitey Ford
  • The Cardinals scored in the bottom of the 1st on Ken Boyer's sacrifice fly after two one-out singles.
  • The Yanks scored three in the second on Tom Tresh's two-run homer and added another when Clete Boyer singled, stole second, and scored on Ford's single.
  • Ray Sadecki matched his mound opponent's feat in the top of the inning by singling in Mike Shannon in the bottom of the 2nd.
  • The Yankees added to their lead in the 5th on singles by Mickey Man­tle and Elston Howard and Tom Tresh's double.
  • The Cards took the lead for good with a four-run 6th. Shannon smacked a two-run homer. Tim McCarver's double knocked out Ford and brought in Al Downing. After a popout, Carl Warwick singled in McCarver and then scored on Curt Flood's triple.
  • Knuckleballer Barney Schultz pitched the last three innings for the Cards. He gave up a run in the 8th on Johnny Blanchard's double and Bobby Richardson's single to cut the deficit to 6-5.
  • The Cards got that run back and more in the bottom of the 8th on a walk, Flood's single, and Lou Brock's two-run double.
1964 Cardinals' All-Star Infield

L-R: Ken Boyer, Dick Groat, Julian Javier,
Bill White

Bob Gibson
Game Two: Busch Stadium
Attendance: 30,805 Time of Game: 2:29
Yankees 8 Cardinals 3
WP: Mel Stottlemyre; LP: Bob Gibson
  • The home team broke the scoring ice in the 3rd on singles by Shannon and Dal Maxville, a bunt, and a groundout.
  • The Yankees wasted no time tying the score on doubles by Howard and Joe Pepitone (with Howard stopping at third), and a sacrifice fly by Clete Boyer.
  • The visitors took the lead in the top of the 6th on a walk to Mantle, a hit by pitch on Pepitone, and Tresh's single.
  • The Yankees added two runs in the 7th on singles by Phil Linz, Rich­ardson, Maris, and Mantle.
  • The Cards got a run in the 8th on a single by Warwick, Bob Skinner's double, and a groundout.
  • The Yankees removed all doubt when they jumped on Schultz and Gordie Richardson for four runs in the 9th on a home run by Linz, a single by Maris, Mantle's double, an intentional walk to Howard, a single by Pepitone, and a sacrifice fly by Tresh.
  • The Cards got a final run in the 9th on Dick Groat's triple and McCar­ver's single.

Game Three: Yankee Stadium
Attendance: 67,101 Time of Game: 2:16
Yankees 2 Cardinals 1
WP: Jim Bouton; LP: Barney Schultz

  • The Yankees got a run off Cards starter Curt Simmons in the 2nd on Howard's single, a walk to Pepitone, and Boyer's double.
  • The Cards scored their lone run in the 5th when McCarver singled and went to second on Maris's error, then scored on Simmons' single.
  • The game remained tied going into the 9th when Schultz took the mound in relief. Mantle clouted his first pitch, a knuckleball, into the right field stands.

Game Four: Yankee Stadium
Attendance: 66,312
Time of Game: 2:18
Cardinals 4 Yankees 3
WP: Roger Craig; LP: Al Downing; Save: Ron Taylor

  • The Yankees jumped on Sadecki for three in the first. Linz and Rich­ardson hit doubles to plate one. Maris singled Richardson to third before Mantle singled Bobby home. Roger Craig replaced Sadecki and gave up a run-scoring single to Howard.
  • Desperate to avoid falling behind 3-1 in games, the Cards pulled ahead on Ken Boyer grand slam after singles by Warwick, Flood, and an error on Richardson.
  • Ron Taylor pitched four scoreless innings to preserve the victory.

Game Five: Yankee Stadium
Attendance: 65,633
Time of Game: 2:37
Cardinals 5 Yankees 2
WP: Bob Gibson; LP: Pete Mikkelsen

  • The Cards broke the scoreless tie against Stottlemyre with two runs in the 5th on Gibson's single, an error on Richardson, a single by Brock, and White's groundout.
  • Gibson pitched magnificently and came within one out of a shutout. Mantle began the 9th by reaching first on SS Groat's error. With two out, Tresh smashed a home run to send the game into extra innings.
  • Facing reliever Mikkelsen, the Cards got a three-run homer from Mc­Carver that scored White, who walked, and Boyer, who beat out a bunt.

Game Six: Busch Stadium
Attendance: 30,805
Time of Game: 2:37
Yankees 8 Cardinals 3
WP: Jim Bouton; LP: Curt Simmons

  • St. Louis struck first when Flood and Brock led off the 1st with singles, and Flood scored when White grounded into a double play.
  • The Yanks got to Simmons in the 5th when Tresh doubled and scored on Bouton's two-out single.
  • In the 6th, Maris and Mantle hit back-to-back homers to give the Yank­ees a lead they would not relinquish.
  • The visitors again pounded Schultz when he came on in relief in the 8th. Linz singled to start the inning. Two outs later, with first base open, Mantle was given an intentional walk. Howard singled home Linz, and, after Tresh walked, Pepitone poled a homer off Gordie Richardson.
  • The Cards got two runs in the 9th. Singles by Shannon and Jerry Buchek brought on lefty Steve Hamilton to the mound. He gave up a two-RBI single to Skinner before getting Flood to ground into a double play.

Read the separate article on the seventh game of the 1964 World Series.

Clete Boyer and Ken Boyer

Barney Schultz

Mel Stottlemyre

Jim Bouton

Roger Craig