Dizzy Dean wins the opening game of the World Series, 8 – 3

Oct 3, 1934 | World Series

On October 3, 1934 – Dizzy Dean wins the opening game of the World Series, 8 – 3. Detroit Tigers manager Mickey Cochrane holds back his ace pitcher, Schoolboy Rowe, and veteran General Crowder is ineffective as Joe Medwick goes 4 for 4, including a home run. The Tigers make five errors.

Game Ticket 

STL N 0 2 1 0 1 4 0 0 0 – 8 13 2
DET A 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 – 3 8 5

WP: D. Dean (1-0)
LP: Crowder (0-1)
HR: Medwick (1), Greenberg (1)

Play by Play
CARDINALS 1ST: Martin grounded out (third to first); Rothrock
flied out to center; Frisch reached on an error by Owen [Frisch
to first]; Medwick singled to left [Frisch to second]; Collins
flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB. Cardinals 0, Tigers
0.

TIGERS 1ST: White grounded out (shortstop to first); Cochrane
grounded out (second to first); Gehringer singled to left;
Greenberg grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Cardinals 0, Tigers 0.

CARDINALS 2ND: DeLancey flied to left; Orsatti singled to left;
Durocher flied out to center; D. Dean reached on an error by
Gehringer [Orsatti to second, D. Dean to first]; Martin reached
on an error by Owen [Orsatti to third, D. Dean to second, Martin
to first]; Rothrock singled [Orsatti scored (unearned), D. Dean
scored (unearned), Martin to third]; Frisch grounded out (second
to first); 2 R (0 ER), 2 H, 2 E, 2 LOB. Cardinals 2, Tigers 0.

TIGERS 2ND: Goslin singled to left; Rogell struck out while
Goslin was caught stealing second (catcher to second); Owen
struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Cardinals 2, Tigers 0.

CARDINALS 3RD: Medwick singled to left; Collins forced Medwick
(first to shortstop) [Collins to second (error by Rogell)];
DeLancey reached on an error by Greenberg [Collins scored
(unearned) (no RBI), DeLancey to first]; Orsatti flied out to
right; Durocher flied out to right; 1 R (0 ER), 1 H, 2 E, 1 LOB.
Cardinals 3, Tigers 0.

TIGERS 3RD: Fox popped to first in foul territory; Crowder
grounded out (pitcher to first); White walked; Cochrane singled
to left [White to second]; Gehringer singled to center [White
scored, Cochrane to third (error by Orsatti), Gehringer to
second]; Greenberg struck out; 1 R, 2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB. Cardinals
3, Tigers 1.

CARDINALS 4TH: D. Dean flied to left; Martin struck out;
Rothrock popped to third; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Cardinals 3,
Tigers 1.

TIGERS 4TH: Goslin grounded out (second to first); Rogell flied
out to left; Owen popped to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Cardinals 3, Tigers 1.

CARDINALS 5TH: Frisch flied to right; Medwick homered; Collins
walked; DeLancey flied out to center; Orsatti singled to left
[Collins to second]; Durocher flied out to center; 1 R, 2 H, 0
E, 2 LOB. Cardinals 4, Tigers 1.

TIGERS 5TH: Fox popped to first in foul territory; DOLJACK
BATTED FOR CROWDER; Doljack flied out to center; White walked;
Cochrane grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Cardinals 4, Tigers 1.

CARDINALS 6TH: MARBERRY REPLACED DOLJACK (PITCHING); D. Dean
doubled; Martin singled to center [D. Dean scored]; Rothrock out
on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to first) [Martin to second];
Frisch popped to third in foul territory; Medwick singled to
right [Martin scored]; Collins singled to right [Medwick to
third]; HOGSETT REPLACED MARBERRY (PITCHING); DeLancey doubled
to left [Medwick scored, Collins scored]; Orsatti grounded out
(second to first); 4 R, 5 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Cardinals 8, Tigers 1.

TIGERS 6TH: Gehringer grounded out (first to pitcher); Greenberg
singled to center [Greenberg to second (error by Orsatti)];
Goslin singled to left [Greenberg scored]; Rogell grounded out
(second to first) [Goslin to second]; Owen struck out; 1 R, 2 H,
1 E, 1 LOB. Cardinals 8, Tigers 2.

CARDINALS 7TH: Durocher grounded out (shortstop to first); D.
Dean struck out; Martin grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Cardinals 8, Tigers 2.

TIGERS 7TH: Fox popped to catcher in foul territory; Hogsett
grounded out (shortstop to first); White was called out on
strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Cardinals 8, Tigers 2.

CARDINALS 8TH: Rothrock singled; Frisch out on a sacrifice bunt
(pitcher to first) [Rothrock to second]; Medwick flied out to
center [Rothrock to third]; Collins grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Cardinals 8, Tigers 2.

TIGERS 8TH: FULLIS REPLACED ORSATTI (PLAYING CF); Cochrane
grounded out (shortstop to first); Gehringer flied out to left;
Greenberg homered; Goslin grounded out (shortstop to first); 1
R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Cardinals 8, Tigers 3.

CARDINALS 9TH: DeLancey flied out to left; Fullis singled to
center; Durocher forced Fullis (shortstop to second); D. Dean
forced Durocher (second unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
Cardinals 8, Tigers 3.

TIGERS 9TH: Rogell singled to left; Owen grounded out (pitcher
to first) [Rogell to second]; Fox reached on a fielder’s choice
[Rogell out at third (third unassisted)]; WALKER BATTED FOR
HOGSETT; Walker struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Cardinals 8,
Tigers 3.

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