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1931 World Series

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Manager  Season
Champion  St. Louis Cardinals
Radio  NBC, CBS
Dates  1 Oct 1931 – 10 Oct 1931

Umpires  Bill Klem (NL), Dick Nallin (AL), Dolly Stark (NL), Bill McGowan (AL)
Hall of Famers  Umpire: Bill Klem Cardinals: Jim Bottomley, Frankie Frisch, Burleigh Grimes, Chick Hafey, Jesse Haines (dnp). Athletics: Connie Mack (mgr.), Mickey Cochrane, Jimmie Foxx, Lefty Grove, Waite Hoyt, Al Simmons.
Radio announcers  NBC: Graham McNamee, Tom Manning, George Hicks CBS: Ted Husing
Similar  1930 World Series, 1934 World Series, 1942 World Series, 1944 World Series, 1928 World Series

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The 1931 World Series featured the two-time defending champion Philadelphia Athletics and the St. Louis Cardinals. The Cardinals beat the Athletics in seven games, a rematch and reversal of fortunes of the previous World Series.


1931 World Series Postseason History 1931 WORLD SERIES MLBcom

The same two teams faced off during the 1930 World Series and the Athletics were victorious. The only day-to-day player in the Cardinals' lineup who was different in 1931 was the "Wild Horse of the Osage", Pepper Martin—a 27-year-old rookie who had spent seven seasons in the minor leagues. He led his team for the Series in runs scored, hits, doubles, runs batted in and stolen bases, and also made a running catch to stifle a ninth-inning rally by the A's in the final game.

1931 World Series Sportsmans Park during World Series game ca 1931 Flickr

The spitball pitch had been banned by Major League Baseball in 1920, but those still using it at that time were "grandfathered", or permitted to keep throwing it for the balance of their big-league careers. One of those who "wet his pill" still active in 1931 was Burleigh Grimes, with two Series starts, two wins and seven innings of no-hit pitching in Game 3. "Wild" Bill Hallahan started and won the other two for the Cards, and saved Game 7.

1931 World Series Lot Detail 1931 World Series Program StLouis vs Philadelphia

The Athletics had captured their third straight American League pennant, winning 107 games (and 313 for 1929–31). But this would prove to be the final World Series for longtime A's manager Connie Mack. As he did after the Boston "Miracle Braves" swept his heavily favored A's in the 1914 Series, Mack would break up this great team by selling off his best players, this time out of perceived economic necessity rather than pique and competition from the short-lived Federal League. It would be the A's last World Series appearance in Philadelphia and it would be 41 years—and two cities—later before the A's would return to the Fall Classic, after their successive moves to Kansas City in 1955 and Oakland in 1968. This would also be the city of Philadelphia's last appearance in the Series until 1950.

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NL St. Louis Cardinals (4) vs. AL Philadelphia Athletics (3)

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1931 World Series (4–3): St. Louis Cardinals (N.L.) over Philadelphia Athletics (A.L.)

1931 World Series Cardinals 1931 World Series Ring Rings That Bling
1931 World Series 1931 World Series Program Sportsman Park Version


1931 World Series Wikipedia

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