1934 World Series
1934 World Series Program
Team / Wins Manager Season
St. Louis Cardinals (4) Frankie Frisch (player/manager) 95–58, .621, GA: 2
Detroit Tigers (3) Mickey Cochrane (player/manager) 101–53, .656, GA: 7
Dates: October 3October 9
Radio network: NBC, CBS
Radio announcers: NBC: Tom Manning, Ford Bond, Graham McNamee
CBS: France Laux, Ted Husing, Pat Flanagan
Umpires: Brick Owens (AL), Bill Klem (NL), Harry Geisel (AL), Beans Reardon (NL)
Future Hall of Famers: Cardinals: Dizzy Dean, Leo Durocher‡, Frankie Frisch, Jesse Haines, Joe Medwick.
Tigers: Mickey Cochrane, Charlie Gehringer, Goose Goslin, Hank Greenberg.
‡ elected as a manager.
World Series
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The 1934 World Series matched the St. Louis Cardinals against the Detroit Tigers, with the Cardinals' "Gashouse Gang" winning in seven games for their third championship in nine years.

The Cards and Tigers split the first two games in Detroit, and Detroit took two of the next three in St. Louis. St. Louis proceeded to win the next two, including an 11–0 embarrassment of the Tigers in Detroit to win the Series. The stars for the Cards were Joe Medwick, who had a .379 batting average with one of St. Louis' two home runs and a series-high five RBI, and the Dean Brothers, Dizzy and Paul, who combined for all four of the teams wins with 28 strikeous and a minuscule 1.43 earned run average. 1934's World Series was the last of which both teams were led by player-managers.

The Cardinals and Tigers have met twice in the World Series since 1934; in 1968 (won by the Tigers in seven games) and 2006 (won by the Cardinals in five games). Tigers pitcher Denny McLain, who won one of the games in the 1968 Series, had won 31 games during the season, outdoing Dizzy Dean. Dizzy, age 57 in 1968, posed for a picture with McLain.

The Cardinals used eight (8) pitchers with a team earned-run average of 2.34 for the Series. But only two earned victories; brothers Dizzy Dean with two (2) wins and Paul Dean with the other two (2) wins.

Pete Fox played for the losing team yet became the only World Series player to hit six (6) doubles in any Series of any length. Also for the losing team, Anthony Smith hit the winning grand slam in Game 4 down by three with two outs bottom of the ninth with a corked bat.

In the sixth inning of Game 7, Joe Medwick slid hard into Marv Owen, the Tigers' third baseman, after hitting a triple. They tangled briefly, and when Medwick went to his position in left field, the Detroit fans, knowing the game was lost (the score was 9–0 by then), vented their frustrations on Medwick, throwing fruit, vegetables, bottles, cushions, etc., at him. Commissioner Landis ordered Medwick (and Owen) benched to end the ruckus. Newsreel footage shows Medwick slamming his glove onto the dugout bench in disgust. (Audio)

Dizzy Dean nearly took himself out of the Series on a play in Game 4. In the fourth inning, he pinch-ran and literally broke up a double play attempt by taking the relay through in the noggin. The unconscious Dean was rushed to a hospital for observation. He was given a clean bill of health. Legend has it that at least one newspaper the next day featured the headline, "X-ray of Dean's head shows nothing." Dean had recovered from this trauma sufficiently to make his next starting assignment, the very next day.

According to The Fireside Book of Baseball by Charles Einstein, in the seventh game Frisch called time and walked over from second base to the mound to tell Dean "If you don't stop clowning around, I'll take you out of the game." Dizzy said, "No you won't." Frisch thought about this a moment. Then he returned to second base.


NL St. Louis Cardinals (4) vs. AL Detroit Tigers (3)

1St. Louis Cardinals – 8, Detroit Tigers – 3October 3Navin Field42,505[1]
2St. Louis Cardinals – 2, Detroit Tigers – 3 (12 innings)October 4Navin Field43,451[2]
3Detroit Tigers – 1, St. Louis Cardinals – 4October 5Sportsman's Park (III)34,073[3]
4Detroit Tigers – 10, St. Louis Cardinals – 4October 6Sportsman's Park (III)37,492[4]
5Detroit Tigers – 3, St. Louis Cardinals – 1October 7Sportsman's Park (III)38,536[5]
6St. Louis Cardinals – 4, Detroit Tigers – 3October 8Navin Field44,551[6]
7St. Louis Cardinals – 11, Detroit Tigers – 0October 9Navin Field40,902[7]


Game 1Edit

Wednesday, October 3, 1934 at Navin Field in Detroit, Michigan

Team 123456789RHE
St. Louis 021014000 8 132
Detroit 001001010 3 85
WP: Dizzy Dean (1–0)  LP: General Crowder (0–1)  
HRs:  STL – Joe Medwick (1)  DET – Hank Greenberg (1)

Game 2Edit

Thursday, October 4, 1934 at Navin Field in Detroit, Michigan

Team 123456789101112RHE
St. Louis 011000000000 2 73
Detroit 000100001001 3 70
WP: Schoolboy Rowe (1–0)  LP: Bill Walker (0–1)  

Game 3Edit

Friday, October 5, 1934 at Sportsman's Park (III) in St. Louis, Missouri

Team 123456789RHE
Detroit 000000001 1 82
St. Louis 11002000X 4 91
WP: Paul Dean (1–0)  LP: Tommy Bridges (0–1)  

Game 4Edit

Saturday, October 6, 1934 at Sportsman's Park (III) in St. Louis, Missouri

Team 123456789RHE
Detroit 003100150 10 131
St. Louis 011200000 4 105
WP: Elden Auker (1–0)  LP: Bill Walker (0–2)  

Game 5Edit

Sunday, October 7, 1934 at Sportsman's Park (III) in St. Louis, Missouri

Team 123456789RHE
Detroit 010002000 3 70
St. Louis 000000100 1 71
WP: Tommy Bridges (1–1)  LP: Dizzy Dean (1–1)  
HRs:  DET – Charlie Gehringer (1)  STL – Bill DeLancey (1)

Game 6Edit

Monday, October 8, 1934 at Navin Field in Detroit, Michigan

Team 123456789RHE
St. Louis 100020100 4 102
Detroit 001002000 3 71
WP: Paul Dean (2–0)  LP: Schoolboy Rowe (1–1)  

Game 7Edit

Tuesday, October 9, 1934 at Navin Field in Detroit, Michigan

Team 123456789RHE
St. Louis 007002200 11 171
Detroit 000000000 0 63
WP: Dizzy Dean (2–1)  LP: Elden Auker (1–1)  

Composite boxEdit

1934 World Series (4–3): St. Louis Cardinals (N.L.) over Detroit Tigers (A.L.)

Team 123456789101112RHE
St. Louis Cardinals 2510256400000 34 7315
Detroit Tigers 015205162001 23 5612

<tr><td style="text-align:left;" colspan="16">Total attendance: 281,510   Average attendance: 40,216</td></tr> <tr><td style="text-align:left;" colspan="16">Winning player’s share: $5,390   Losing player’s share: $3,355[8]</td></tr>


Other brothers who both played and appeared in World Series games at the SAME TIME before the Deans were:



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  • Forman, Sean L.. 1934 World Series. - Major League Statistics and Information.. Retrieved on 2007-12-09.

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