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St. Louis Cardinals World Series videos: past and present

MLB Productions has posted a number of four-to-five minute video clips of the final games of a number of St. Louis Cardinals World Series victories. They include 1944, 1946, 1964, 1967 and 1982. The final clip is a preview of the not-yet-released official 2011 World Series film from MLB Productions, just to whet our appetites.

Following these clips, I have provided descriptions and links for a number of Cardinals-related holiday shopping ideas.

The final game of the 1944 World Series, the Cardinals’ championship number five, includes the clubhouse celebration:

The 1946 Game 7 vs. the Boston Red Sox includes Enos Slaughter’s “mad dash” to score the winning run:

Recalling Game 7 of the 1964 World Series, as narrated by Harry Caray:

In the 1967 World Series Game 7 vs. the Red Sox, just as in 1964, Bob Gibson was on the mound:

The Cardinals 1982 Game 7 World Series finish against Milwaukee:

The preview of the official 2011 World Series film:

Updates: Here is a clip of the 1926 Series:

This is from the 1931 Series with the Athletics taking on the Cardinals:

And here is an extended piece on the 1934 World Champs:

1942 World Series (no sound): First game: Red Ruffing of Yankees hits to right field where Slaughter muffs ball allowing two key runs to score in Yankee win. Third game: Slaughter’s single scores Jimmy Brown as Cardinals win 2-0 to take series lead. Fourth game: Priddy doubles scoring Gordon and Yankees have tied score. Seventh inning: Cooper singles to score Slaughter and Cardinals are never ahead again. Final game: played in fog and mist, Walker Cooper singles to open ninth inning. Sacrifice moves Cooper to second. Kurowski homers for two runs. Jubilant Cardinals after retiring Yankees for series victory. Scoreboard. Kurowski, Slaughter and Beazley in dressing room. Joe McCarthy, Yankee Manager, congratulates Billy Southworth, Cardinal skipper.

1943 World Series (no sound): Game One: Judge Landis in front of B.B.C. mike, players warming up before game, Yankee team poses, Cardinals pose, crowd, Max Lanier of Cards. Throws wild pitch enabling Yanks to score key run in first game victory. Game two: Cooper Brothers, Ernie Bonham on mound for Yankees pitches to Ray Sanders who hits homerun to score George Kurowski ahead of him, crowd. Game three: Billy Johnson of the Yankees hits base clearing triple off Alpha Brazle. Game four: Sportsman Park, crowd on roof, men on ladder, plane overhead, crowd, press, Joe Demaree pinch hits and reaches first on error as Sanders scores only Cardinal run, men pick up pop bottles as excited fans briefly halt game, Crosetti of Yankees hits long fly and Marius Russo scores winning run. Game five: Cameraman, Spud Chandler of Yankees’ on mound, crowd, Bill Dickey at plate, Mort Cooper pitching, Dickey hits home run to score Charlie Keller ahead of him, crowd on field, players in dressing room, back slapping, players hold up Judge Landis, Joe McCarthy rubs Dickey and Chandler, players cheering.

More highlights from the 1944 Series between the Cardinals and Browns: Second game: Ken O’Dea of Cardinals grips bat as he comes to plate in 11th inning, O’Dea singles to score Ray Sanders and win game for Cards. 3-2. Third game: Crowd, McQuinn of Browns singles scoring Gene Moore, crowd cheering, Ted Wilks pitching for Cards. Mark Christman of Browns singles to score McQuinn as Browns go on to win 6-2 and take 2-1 series lead. Sixth game: view of interior of Sportsman’s Park, Cards. Run out of dugout, Chet Laabs triples for Browns. Max Lanier pitches for Cardinals, George McQuinn singles Laabs home for 1-0 Brown lead in second inning, crowd, Fourth inning. Whitey Kurowski of Cardinals hits to Vern Stephens of Browns who throws wide to Don Gutteridge pulling him off second base as Kurowski and Sanders who was going from first to second are both safe and Cooper scoring from third on play to tie score at 1-1. Nelson Potter pitching for Browns, Emil Verban of Cards. Singles knocking in Kurowski to make score 3-1. Potter goes to showers, crowd, Chartak of Browns strikes out to end series. Cardinals mob pitcher Wilks, crowd, Cards. In dressing room, Max Lanier, Manager Southworth and Ted Wilks, Cardinal players hoist Southworth to their shoulders.

To celebrate the launch of the official 2011 film, Major League Baseball, the Cardinals and Budweiser are hosting a red-carpet premiere screening on Tuesday, November 22 at the Peabody Opera House in St. Louis. Tickets starting at $15 are now available at

You can get your copy in one of the following two ways.

A&E Home Video St. Louis Cardinals 2011 World Series Champions Highlight Film 2 Pack is available to order via for $26.99 or $31.99 in Blu-Ray. In addition, the site has a 25% off promotion on this and the following set running through November 21. Amazon has them at $14.99/$15.99. They are due to be released the next day, November 22, but pre-orders are being taken now.

A&E Home Video St. Louis Cardinals 2011 World Series Champions Collectors Edition DVD Set is an eight-disc set of all seven complete games plus the bonus DVD. It is also now orderable from with a December 6 availability date. The price is $71.99. This set is $50.99 at Amazon.

Given their future release dates, I haven’t yet seen either of these two 2011 collections. With the assistance of the United Cardinal Bloggers, I hope to review them very soon. Then again, why wait to buy? You know the videos end well, right?

As you are thinking about holiday gifts (and who isn’t or shouldn’t be?), here are a few other DVD sets that I own and recommend. (Note: Examples are offered where you can find these items, but this is not an endorsement of any source. Prices and availability may change and shipping could be extra.)

Ken Burns’ Baseball – I watch this documentary almost every off-season. Its price is down to $69.99 for ten discs at Shop PBS and $50.99 at Amazon. Via PBS, you can also add on a hard- or soft-cover book and an audio CD for an additional price.

Greatest Games of Busch Stadium: 1966-2005 – Six classic home games from 1968 through 2004. $34.49 at

2006 World Series Collector’s Edition – NLCS Games 5 and 7, all five World Series games and a bonus disc. $27.99 at Amazon.

1942, 1943 and 1946 World Series Highlights – Collection of the black-and-white newsreels assembled for overseas servicemen and women. One of my favorites. Only $9.99 at Amazon.

1964, 1966 and 1967 World Series Highlights – $13.99 at Amazon.

1982, 1985 and 1987 World Series Highlights – Also just $13.99 at Amazon.

Then of course, there is the new Rob Rains book, Wild Cards, which highlights the 2011 World Series champs. It is already in its second printing and is a nice, very reasonably-priced gift at just $14.95.

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28 Responses to “St. Louis Cardinals World Series videos: past and present”

  1. WestCoastbirdWatcher says:

    Interesting choices. I hoped for more change. Holiday needed new blood. It does occur to me that some of the feedback surrounding the Matheny reception cautioned them about making too radical a statement……………….bottom line……..exactly who in this group represent a Matheny concession/election???????
    I don’t see a one…………………

    • blingboy says:

      There’s no Matheny guy. More of a Tony purge with two ultimate Tony guys getting the ax. Er…, I mean reassigned within the organization.

      Mac will need a new asst hitting coach, so perhaps Mike will get to decide something after all.

  2. blingboy says:

    I wonder if Albert’s status under Tony has given him unrealistic expectations.

    • JumboShrimp says:

      Markets go up and get overheated. They also can decline. Even the one for athletes.

      Pujols will make the rounds and see what is out there in terms of offers.

      Then with any luck, it will be back to St Louis for more well paid super-stardom in company with Mike Matheny, Mark McGwire, Jose, Dave Duncan, and the whole gang.

  3. JumboShrimp says:

    Wow, what a great coaching staff. Dave Duncan soliders on, after TLR gives up. McGwire, my hero. Oquendo. Aldrete as bench coach. Its a great management team.

  4. friendmouse says:

    Wow, that was fun watching those clips, Brian! Thanks!
    Under the category of “Never Satisfied,” it would have been wonderful to have the clip of the ’06 WS game 5
    Just an FYI, I ordered and just received today, Rob Rains’ book “Wild Cards,” and it is EXCELLENT! It’s well worth the money.

    • Brian Walton says:

      You are welcome, fm. Also glad you like the book. My copy is right here on the desk, waiting for me to read and review it.

      Back in 2006, MLB had free downloads of some of the games. I still have 2006 WS Game 5 on my iPod. I watch it now and then on a long airplane flight. (I also have the DVD set mentioned in the review.)

  5. blingboy says:

    Is there any scuttlebut around about why Pettini and McKay are the odd men out? Any theories?

    • WestCoastbirdWatcher says:

      Somebody had to leave…………. Maloney is the air apparent should this crash……. Aldrete is the counter weight to the Mark M. approach…….. back up pitching coach at the ready………. Jose? thats a conservative move………were his mistakes caused by Tony “problem”? I guess we will see soon enough………….

      If you want to see something interesting…….review AP’s game 7 AB’s………… vulgar is the only word for it………… His sole purpose was to catch a mistake and win the MVP…….. we lucked out that he was hit with 2 strikes in the 5th ….. Those strikeouts were pathetic………… Cards aren’t offering him diddle. They would be idiots to compromise a new coach with a Caribbean posse ………………. this show is just to heighten the appearance that he is still chasing money……….for Lozano, its the appearance that the Cardinals will bump the high bidder in the end…inviting a knockout offer by someone to counter this………….smart……….. you can’t beat BD in this…..he knows thats Lozano’s only play…..thats why they’re encouraging it.

      • Kansasbirdman says:

        I hope you are right (if I’m following correctly) WC that the Cardinals will go with a different approach type of assistant batting coach. I think McGuire is a good coach for players with his hitting type (power?) but I don’t think he can necessarily coach several styles (hitting for average or contact and small ball). This is especially going to be an issue if the Cardinals are going for a defense and speed oriented approach as has been suggested now that Tony is gone. I also think you are probably right about Maloney being security.

        I am curious as to why MM was kept, like Tony he seems to be good (probably great) at his job only when given the right pieces. I don’t know how to assess or put it in context of a ranking or valuation a manager/coach that does exceptionally well with only one style. One would think a ranking should focus on a manager could get the most out of any type of player or maximize the potential of a given set of pieces. I guess in baseball the goal (any by extention the HOF and the history books) only looks at results, and you can’t argue that Tony got results when he got the pieces he wanted. Sad that a manager who might be brilliantly versatile can’t be recognized/lauded appropriately when they have maximized potential but fell short in the win column.

        • Brian Walton says:

          Why do the Cardinals need an assistant hitting coach? My perception (not based on fact) is that they created the job to find a place for Aldrete, rather than any need for Hal McRae to have a helper. If they do or don’t decide to fill the job going forward, I don’t think it says anything one way or another about McGwire.

          • Kansasbirdman says:

            I can’t argue that the Cardinals hitters were 1st in the NL in runs and BA. But what do you think about the reports that the team is going for a more defense and speed oriented approach as opposed to the TLR power hitter type? Can MM be effective in that area? It appeared to my novice eyes that our players, even our non-power type hitters had a tendency to swing for the big hit a lot last season. I don’t claim to be an expert, I am asking here.

            • blingboy says:

              As far as I can tell, Mo has said something to the effect that the O over D approach will not be back, but I’m not sure I’ve heard anything about a push for speed or small ball. I would expect the offensive approach to be much the same in 2012. I would also point out that young ‘hit to all fields’ guys like Freese and Craig did quite well last year. We may be making unwarranted assumptions about McGwire.

            • CariocaCardinal says:

              What reports? Link? Strawman?

              The answer to your question is don’t listen too much to Westie – it can warp your view of the world.

              If MAC supported a purely power type approach one would expect the team to strike out more than average wouldn’t they? The reality is the had the fewest K’s in the league by a wide margin. They were also near the lead in walks taken. Those things would seem to be more consistent with a “small ball” team than a swing for the fences team in my mind. Maybe Mac would actually do even better as a hitting coach in a small ball environment.

              this team that was so bad at small ball also was 3rd in the league in sacrifice hits and in the middle of the pack in sacrifice flies.

          • RCWarrior says:

            The job of batting coach is largely irrelevent anyway because most every player has his own hitting guy who comes twice a month and videos the player and goes over the players mechanics. And if a player struggles he is not going to Mac for help, he will fly his guy in and they will work out outside of the coaches view on the players hitting.

            There is absolutely nothing wrong with keeping Big Mac around to try and help him rebuild his image though.

          • WestCoastbirdWatcher says:

            One of the earliest moves against Tony power?……….. he was there representing organization interests. Thats why the weak designation of “assistant hitting coach”…….Hal was terrible…but had a long relationship with AP…. they kept Aldrete on especially with the MM hiring (Tony Magic)……… he had a chance to elevate himself and took it……..Oakland may have wanted him….or his friends there just helped him stage this in a friendly fashion….. I have no opinion……

            The fact remains…..Big Mac’s handling of hitting and swing priorities and count management created the power outburst…….along with the DP record which resulted in this methodology………. these are hardly polar opposites in there relationship……..of all the hitters, Molina was the only one that seemed to be able to manage the risk involved in this approach……… some extent Craig in the end…who hit situationally in the clutch………… Freese was always above this conflict…….. It really hurt the role players…Skip/ Theriot / Descalso / Jay / Rasmus obviously………. I was looking for a “house cleaning”…………. but the real reason this got swept under the rug???????? will become apparent eventually…………

            • CariocaCardinal says:

              I may be wrong but I’m pretty sure that Aldrete was considered a “TLR guy” and was here because TLR wanted him here. A possible double agent? 🙂

              • blingboy says:

                Mac is only here because of Tony too. Maybe it was more a case of not wanting Pettini in the dugout making the new guy feel like he was being watched over the shoulder by Tony’s capo.

        • CariocaCardinal says:

          “I am curious as to why MM was kept, like Tony he seems to be good (probably great) at his job only when given the right pieces.”

          Can there be any basis for this statement given that Mac has no history with any other group?

      • CariocaCardinal says:

        Maloney might take over as an interim skipper if MM left mid-season (which is doubtful) but it makes no sense that he would take over permanently if MM fails. If MM fails, the fix is in for an experienced major league manager since they didn’t go that way this time and it would be perceived as a mistake.

  6. WestCoastbirdWatcher says:

    Lozano also offered confirmation, “but beyond that I really don’t have anything to say about the process.”

    Read more:

    Why don’t they extrapolate on the “process” just a bit…………….??????? BD hates Free Agency …… what do they think we think the “process is”…………..??????? I stand by my description above ………. They now just dance to the same music every time……sharing the illusions it creates…….shared interests

    Even Pettini and McKay aren’t really gone………. just lost there spikes………………..

    • Kansasbirdman says:

      Question remains, if the Cards don’t offer the top dollar, what does Albert do take less money to remain? Also, we know he has to consider other factors like chances of postseason success, because we know he has records he wants to break in that area.

      But we also think AP is going to want to in some way have it be confirmed that he is the best in the game today. So, how is that accomplished? Let the biggest offer in history leak to the press and then take a lesser amount with the Cardinals? Is it safe to assume the Cardinals aren’t going to give hime the biggest offer (especially with this new direction toward homegrown and cheaper talent)? One way for everyone to save face is if AP is offered a slice of the franchise that is hard to quantify (it was reported some type of ownership interest was offered as part of the compensation last winter, but no one seems to be able to confirm that- does MLB and owners allow that to happen? Does the player’s union?).

      I think the only way he doesn’t take the biggest offer is to remain and use the postseason and/or an unquantifiable ownership offer piece of the package as an excuse as well as playing up the “loyalty” to the fans type of narrative to enshrine his place in St. Louis baseball history. We all know The Man famously gave up part of his salary after he didn’t perform to his own expectations. AP accepting a lesser offer to remain could be an attempt to one-up that.

      • RCWarrior says:

        Don’t stress over Albert, he isn’t going anywhere. Now Wc believes differently but Albert is the cash cow and BD is about the cash, as is any good businessman.

        Albert is going to start sliding from his current levels of play, and my guess is it will be a relatively steep decline. He doesn’t have the greatest body anyway. Look how ARod has turned out and Arod was a great athlete. The question is who does Albert believe will be more forgiving of his play when he starts his decline? The fans of St. Louis fans or some other team? Thats so easy……Cardinals fans are about history so they would be the only ones to forgive him for falling apart based on his prior achievements.

      • blingboy says:

        The Cards will make a respectable offer, then Albert has two choices, sign or become the LeBron James of baseball. But then what? What would an Albert with a chip on his shoulder be like? I think the high ups in the Cards org know the answer to that, or think they do. It is possible that they may want Albert back very badly, but know that it won’t be a happy experience if he doesn’t get what he expects. In that case, its best to do without. In that latter case, the strategy might be to wait until late, then fail to improve on a respectable offer he has already rejected. Because, as I understand it, an offer once rejected is considered no longer on the table.

        In other words, it may depend more on whether the market for Albert’s services reaches a suitably high level, than if the Cards offer is the best. He could take the best offer and still have a chip on his shoulder. That would bite for the team forking out the bucks. Bill doesn’t want it to be him.

  7. blingboy says:

    Next time we have a throwback uniform day, I’d like to see those 1892 caps shown below in the related stories. Any takers?

    • Kansasbirdman says:

      What color are the stripes on those hats? Red? Do you like the shape or the design better? I doubt you could get the players to wear a small brimmed hat.

      I myself like the stripes around the fringes of the 1940’s unis in the videos above. I think they dress up the home jerseys.

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