The final game of the 1944 World Series was played on a chilly Oct. 9 between the National League’s St. Louis Cardinals and the American League’s St. Louis Browns at Sportsman’s Park. Only 31,630 fans — almost 3,000 fewer than a full house — saw the game. The Cardinals won that final game, 3-1, and the series, 4-2. Two days earlier, on Oct. 7, young fans of both teams cheer during Game 4 of the series. It was a Saturday, so no hooky was necessary. The Cardinals won Game 4, 5-1, evening the series at two victories each. The photo caption published that day doesn’t identify the them as members of the Knot Hole Gang, an old promotion that allowed youngsters into Browns and Cardinals games, but they certainly qualified. (Post-Dispatch)

The final game of the 1944 World Series was played on a chilly Oct. 9 between the National League’s St. Louis Cardinals and the American League’s St. Louis Browns at Sportsman’s Park. Only 31,630 fans — almost 3,000 fewer than a full house — saw the game. The Cardinals won that final game, 3-1, and the series, 4-2. Two days earlier, on Oct. 7, young fans of both teams cheer during Game 4 of the series. It was a Saturday, so no hooky was necessary. The Cardinals won Game 4, 5-1, evening the series at two victories each. The photo caption published that day doesn’t identify the them as members of the Knot Hole Gang, an old promotion that allowed youngsters into Browns and Cardinals games, but they certainly qualified. (Post-Dispatch)

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