Pictures from the past in St. Louis sports…
Thursday July 9th 2020

1968 World Series

The Detroit Tiger’s Norm Cash swings at what I’m sure later he said ‘sounded’ like a fastball…(it was)…and becomes
Bob Gibson’s 16th strikeout victim in game one of the 1968 World Series at Busch Memorial Stadium. Gibby got one more to end the game, setting the record of 17 that still stands today. The Cardinals took the first game by the score of 4-0….but……

The Tigers Whoop it up in St. Louis…Champs for the first time since 1945!

Willie Horton pours the bubbly over the head of Tiger’s manager Mayo Smith following Detroit’s 4-1 win in game seven of the ’68 series in St. Louis…Detroit had trailed three games to one, but won game five in Detroit and stormed back to take the last two at Busch. Horton hit .304 in the seven games.

Series MVP Mickey Lolich is interviewed by CBS and NBC following game seven. Roger Maris had warned his Cardinal teammates that Lolich, not 31 game winner Denny McClain, would be the guy to give the Redbirds headaches…and he did…pitching three complete game wins and hitting a homer to help his cause in game two. The doughnut boy was give an MVP for his trouble.

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