Greatest Baseball Team Round 2 '27 Yankees vs. '42 Cardinals

About a computer simulated tournament to determine the greatest baseball team of all-time, semifinals 1927 Yankees vs. 1942 Cardinals including recap and box score.

2nd Semifinal Game

THE BABE SLAMS 2 IN OVERCOMING

1942 CARDINALS

COMPUTER PARK--The 1927 Yankees, powered along on a 2-homer salvo by Babe Ruth, scored 3 runs in the 8th inning to eliminate the 1942 St. Louis Cardinals, 6-4, in the last game of the computerized semifinal round. The victory earned the 1927 Yanks the right to meet the 1961 Yankees in the title game.

Ruth's pair of home runs accounted for 3 runs, all at the expense of Mort Cooper, the starting and losing pitcher for the 1942 Red-birds. The Babe smacked a 2-run homer in the 5th and then came through again at long range with a solo clout leading off the 8th.

Enos Slaughter and Stan Musial, who each stroked 3 hits, paced the 8-hit attack for the Cardinals off winning pitcher Waite Hoyt. It was the 2nd tournament triumph for Hoyt.

The box score follows:

2nd Game--Semifinal Round

1942 St. Louis Cardinals AB R H RBI

Brown 2B 5 0 1 0

Moore CF 3 1 0 0

Slaughter RF 4 2 3 1

Musial LF 4 1 3 1

W. Cooper C 4 0 1 2

Hopp 1B 4 0 0 0

Kurowski 3B 3 0 0 0

Marion SS 4 0 0 0

M. Cooper P 3 0 0 0

H. Walker PH 1 0 0 0

Totals 35 4 8 4

1927 New York Yankees AB R H RBI

Combs CF 4 0 3 0

Koenig SS 3 1 1 1

Ruth RF 4 2 2 3

Gehrig 1B 2 0 0 0

Meusel LF 3 1 0 0

Lazzeri 2B 4 1 2 1

Dugan 3B 4 0 1 0

Collins C 4 1 2 1

Hoyt P 4 0 0 0

Totals 32 6 11 6

1942 St. Louis Cardinals 000 200 020-4

1927 New York Yankees 000 030 03X-6

1942 St. Louis Cardinals IP H R ER BB SO

M. Cooper 8 11 6 6 3 3

1927 New York Yankees IP H R ER BB SO

Hoyt 9 8 4 4 2 1

LOB--Cardinals 6; Yankees 7.

E-Kurowski. 2B-Slaughter, Musial, W. Cooper, Lazzeri. HR-Ruth (2). SB-Collins, Marion. S. Koenig. T-0:00:15

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