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"…and Kansas City is at Chicago tonight, or is that Chicago at Kansas City? Well, no matter, Kansas City leads in the eighth, four to four."
--Jerry Coleman, San Diego Padres announcer

 
St. Louis Cardinals 4, Detroit Tigers 0

St. Louis Cardinals 4, Detroit Tigers 0

Day

World Series Game Played on Wednesday, October 2, 1968 (D) at Busch Stadium

DET A    0  0  0    0  0  0    0  0  0  -   0  5  3
STL N    0  0  0    3  0  0    1  0  x  -   4  6  0
BATTING
Detroit Tigers        AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
McAuliffe 2b           4   0   1   0       0   1       4   0
Stanley ss             4   0   2   0       0   1       3   2
Kaline rf              4   0   1   0       0   3       2   0
Cash 1b                4   0   0   0       0   3       6   1
Horton lf              4   0   0   0       0   2       2   0
Northrup cf            3   0   0   0       0   2       2   0
Freehan c              2   0   0   0       1   2       4   1
Wert 3b                2   0   1   0       0   1       0   1
  Mathews ph           1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Tracewski 3b         0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
McLain p               1   0   0   0       0   1       0   2
  Matchick ph          1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Dobson p             0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Brown ph             1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  McMahon p            0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
Totals                31   0   5   0       1  17      24   7
FIELDING - 
E: Cash (1), Northrup (1), Freehan (1).
BATTING - 
2B: Kaline (1,off Gibson).
Team LOB: 5.
BASERUNNING - 
CS: Stanley (1,2nd base by Gibson/McCarver).
St. Louis Cardinals   AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Brock lf               4   1   1   1       0   0       2   0
Flood cf               4   0   1   0       0   0       1   0
Maris rf               3   1   0   0       1   0       1   0
Cepeda 1b              4   0   0   0       0   0       1   1
McCarver c             3   1   1   0       1   0      17   1
Shannon 3b             4   1   2   1       0   1       0   0
Javier 2b              3   0   1   2       1   1       2   0
Maxvill ss             2   0   0   0       1   0       2   0
Gibson p               2   0   0   0       0   1       1   0
Totals                29   4   6   4       4   3      27   2
BATTING - 
3B: McCarver (1,off McLain).
HR: Brock (1,7th inning off Dobson 0 on, 2 out).
SH: Gibson (1,off McLain).
Team LOB: 6.
BASERUNNING - 
SB: Brock (1,2nd base off McLain/Freehan); Javier (1,2nd base off McLain/Freehan);
Flood (1,2nd base off Dobson/Freehan).
CS: Javier (1,2nd base by Dobson/Freehan).
PITCHING
Detroit Tigers        IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
McLain L(0-1)          5     3   3   2   3   3   0
Dobson                 2     2   1   1   1   0   1
McMahon                1     1   0   0   0   0   0
Totals                 8     6   4   3   4   3   1
St. Louis Cardinals   IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Gibson W(1-0)          9     5   0   0   1  17   0

Umpires: Tom Gorman (NL), Jim Honochick (AL), Stan Landes (NL), Bill Kinnamon (AL), Bill Haller (AL), Doug Harvey (NL)
Time of Game: 2:29   Attendance: 54692
Starting Lineups:

   Detroit Tigers                St. Louis Cardinals      
1. McAuliffe           2b        Brock               lf
2. Stanley             ss        Flood               cf
3. Kaline              rf        Maris               rf
4. Cash                1b        Cepeda              1b
5. Horton              lf        McCarver            c
6. Northrup            cf        Shannon             3b
7. Freehan             c         Javier              2b
8. Wert                3b        Maxvill             ss
9. McLain              p         Gibson              p

TIGERS 1ST: McAuliffe struck out; Debut game for Dick
McAuliffe Debut game for Denny McLain; Stanley singled to
left; Debut game for Mickey Stanley; Stanley was caught
stealing second (catcher to second); Debut game for Al
Kaline; Kaline struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 0,
Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 1ST: Brock grounded out (shortstop to first); Flood
made an out to right; Maris made an out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
0 LOB.  Tigers 0, Cardinals 0.

TIGERS 2ND: Cash struck out; Horton was called out on
strikes; Debut game for Willie Horton; Northrup struck
out; Debut game for Jim Northrup; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Tigers 0, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 2ND: Cepeda made an out to center; McCarver tripled;
Shannon struck out; Javier was called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H,
0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 0, Cardinals 0.

TIGERS 3RD: Freehan was called out on strikes; Debut game for
Bill Freehan; Wert singled to center; Debut game for Don
Wert; McLain struck out; McAuliffe grounded out (first
unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 0, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 3RD: Maxvill walked; Gibson out on a sacrifice bunt
(pitcher to second) [Maxvill to second]; Brock reached on a
fielder's choice [Maxvill out at third (pitcher to shortstop)];
Brock stole second [Brock to third (error by Freehan)]; Flood
popped to shortstop; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 0, Cardinals
0.

TIGERS 4TH: Stanley made an out to right; Kaline was called out
on strikes; Cash made an out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Tigers 0, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 4TH: Maris walked; Cepeda popped to first in foul
territory; McCarver walked [Maris to second]; Shannon singled to
left [Maris scored, McCarver to third (error by Northrup),
Shannon to second]; Javier singled to right [McCarver scored,
Shannon scored (unearned)]; Javier stole second; Maxvill flied
to left; Gibson struck out; 3 R, 2 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 0,
Cardinals 3.

TIGERS 5TH: Horton popped to second; Northrup lined to
shortstop; Freehan walked; Wert was called out on strikes; 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 0, Cardinals 3.

CARDINALS 5TH: Brock grounded out (third to first); Flood popped
to second; Maris reached on an error by Cash [Maris to first];
Cepeda lined to left; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 0, Cardinals
3.

TIGERS 6TH: MATCHICK BATTED FOR MCLAIN; Matchick grounded out
(first to pitcher); Debut game for Tommy Matchick;
McAuliffe singled to right; Stanley struck out; Kaline doubled
to left [McAuliffe to third]; Cash struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Tigers 0, Cardinals 3.

CARDINALS 6TH: DOBSON REPLACED MATCHICK (PITCHING); McCarver
popped to second; Debut game for Pat Dobson; Shannon
grounded out (shortstop to first); Javier walked; Javier was
caught stealing second (catcher to shortstop); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Tigers 0, Cardinals 3.

TIGERS 7TH: Horton lined to shortstop; Northrup struck out;
Freehan struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 0, Cardinals 3.

CARDINALS 7TH: Maxvill popped to first in foul territory; Gibson
popped to first; Brock homered; Flood singled to center; Flood
stole second; Maris popped to second; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Tigers 0, Cardinals 4.

TIGERS 8TH: MATHEWS BATTED FOR WERT; Mathews struck out; BROWN
BATTED FOR DOBSON; Brown made an out to left; Debut game for
Gates Brown; McAuliffe made an out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Tigers 0, Cardinals 4.

CARDINALS 8TH: TRACEWSKI REPLACED MATHEWS (PLAYING 3B); MCMAHON
REPLACED BROWN (PITCHING); Cepeda popped to catcher in foul
territory; McCarver grounded out (first to pitcher); Shannon
singled to center; Javier made an out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E,
1 LOB.  Tigers 0, Cardinals 4.

TIGERS 9TH: Stanley singled to center; Kaline struck out; Cash
struck out; Horton was called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Tigers 0, Cardinals 4.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Tigers           0   5   3    5
 Cardinals        4   6   0    6

References

Total Baseball: The Ultimate Baseball Encyclopedia by John Thorn, et al.
2006 ESPN Baseball Encyclopedia by Gary Gillette (Editor), Pete Palmer (Editor).

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