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Playbacks: The day Whitey Kurowski took down the Mighty Yankees

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Long before David Freese, the Cardinals had another Worlds Series hero who hit a dramatic ninth inning home run. Welcome to Playbacks, an audio series that brings to life the archives of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Today we go to Oct. 5, 1942, when Whitey Kurowski delivered the blow that struck down the mighty New York Yankees.

Whitey Kurowski

Enos Slaughter (center) celebrates with Cardinals teammates Whitey Kurowski (left) and Johnny Beazley after winning the 1942 World Series with a Game 5 victory at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo)

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