It’s a big day in the race for the St. Louis Cardinals fifth starter between Joe Kelly and Shelby Miller — both will pitch against the Braves this afternoon — so it makes sense on this Throwback Thursday focus on pitching.
What better pitcher to look at than Hall of Fame Cardinal Dizzy Dean? And what better year than 1934 — when Dizzy won 30 games (the last time a National League pitcher did), his brother Paul won 19 and player-manager Frankie Frisch was one of five Cardinals who hit above .300?
So here’s a look at the 1934 World Series between the Gashouse Gang and the Tigers, which ended in World Championship No. 3 and two wins each for Dizzy and his brother. It’s in two parts. Part one features an interesting play involving Joe “Ducky” Medwick in Game Seven — and a vaguely familiar sight to any of us who watched last year’s wild card play-in game.
And here’s part two:
Back to the present and today’s game: it starts at 12:05 p.m. Central Time and is on Fox Sports Midwest — the first of 10 spring games they will be bringing — as well as KMOX Radio.