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Posted by poposaro on October 2nd, 2017 1926 World Series of Major League Baseball began on October 2 at Yankee Stadium, pitting the St. Louis Cardinals against the New York Yankees. The National League champion Cardinals defeated the American League champion Yankees four games to three. This was the first World Series appearance for the Cardinals, and the first of eleven World Series championships in Cardinals history, while the Yankees were in their fourth World Series in six years. In the Yankees' 10–5 Game 4 win, Babe Ruth hit three home runs, a World Series record that has been equaled only four times since. According to newspaper reports, Ruth had promised before the game that he would hit a home run and dedicate it to a sickly boy named Johnny Sylvester. An alternative version of this story, later portrayed in The Babe Ruth Story, claims that Ruth went to Sylvester's hospital bed and made the promise in person. This story is disputed by contemporary baseball historians, but it remains one of the most famous anecdotes in baseball history. (Full article...)

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