On October 4, 1964, the St. Louis Cardinals win a wild National League pennant race by defeating the New York Mets, 11-5 after dropping the first 2 games of the series. Bill White drives in the game-winning run with a home run while Hall of Famer Bob Gibson earns the win in relief.

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St. Louis Cardinals 11, New York Mets 5

SABR Article

Game Played on Sunday, October 4, 1964 (D) at Busch Stadium I

NY  N    0  0  0    1  2  1    0  0  1  -   5 10  2
STL N    0  1  0    1  3  3    0  3  x  -  11 14  0

BOX+PBP
WP: Gibson (19-12)
LP: Cisco (6-19)
SV: Schultz (14)
HR: C. Smith (20), Flood (5), White (21)

Play by Play

METS 1ST: Klaus flied to center; McMillan flied to right; On a
bunt Christopher singled to third; Hickman flied to right; 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 0, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 1ST: Flood lined to center; Brock singled to center
[Brock to second (error by Hickman)]; White lined to shortstop;
Boyer walked; Groat grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 1 H, 1
E, 2 LOB.  Mets 0, Cardinals 0.

METS 2ND: C. Smith flied to left; Taylor lined to left;
Kranepool lined to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 0,
Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 2ND: McCarver doubled to left; Shannon singled to left
[McCarver scored, Shannon out at second (left to third to
second)]; Maxvill popped to second; Simmons grounded out (third
to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 0, Cardinals 1.

METS 3RD: Altman walked; Cisco out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher
to second) [Altman to second]; Klaus singled to third [Altman
stayed at second]; McMillan grounded into a double play (third
to second to first) [Klaus out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.
 Mets 0, Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 3RD: Flood walked; Brock reached on an error by Klaus
[Flood to second]; White forced Brock (first to shortstop)
[Flood to third]; Boyer grounded into a double play (second to
shortstop to first) [White out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.
 Mets 0, Cardinals 1.

METS 4TH: Christopher flied to right; Hickman flied to left; C.
Smith homered; Taylor singled to left; Kranepool flied to
center; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 1, Cardinals 1.

CARDINALS 4TH: Groat doubled to right; McCarver grounded out
(pitcher to first); Shannon flied to center; Maxvill singled to
center [Groat scored]; Simmons walked [Maxvill to second]; Flood
forced Simmons (shortstop to second); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. 
Mets 1, Cardinals 2.

METS 5TH: Altman singled to center; Cisco out on a sacrifice
bunt (pitcher to second) [Altman to second]; Klaus doubled to
right [Altman to third]; McMillan doubled to left [Altman
scored, Klaus scored]; GIBSON REPLACED SIMMONS (PITCHING);
Christopher flied to right; Hickman grounded out (catcher to
first); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 3, Cardinals 2.

CARDINALS 5TH: Brock walked; White singled to right [Brock to
second]; Boyer doubled to left [Brock scored, White to third];
WAKEFIELD REPLACED CISCO (PITCHING); Groat grounded out (pitcher
to second to first) [White scored]; McCarver was walked
intentionally; Shannon struck out; Maxvill singled to right
[Boyer scored, McCarver to third]; FISHER REPLACED WAKEFIELD
(PITCHING); Gibson struck out; 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Mets 3,
Cardinals 5.

METS 6TH: C. Smith flied to center; Taylor singled to left;
Kranepool walked [Taylor to second]; Altman grounded out (first
to pitcher) [Taylor to third, Kranepool to second]; GONDER
BATTED FOR FISHER; Gonder was walked intentionally; Klaus walked
[Taylor scored, Kranepool to third, Gonder to second]; McMillan
forced Klaus (second unassisted); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Mets 4,
Cardinals 5.

CARDINALS 6TH: GONDER STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING C ); HUNTER
REPLACED TAYLOR (PITCHING); Flood grounded out (shortstop to
first); Brock doubled to left; White homered [Brock scored];
Boyer walked; Groat struck out; McCarver doubled to right [Boyer
scored, McCarver out at third (right to shortstop to third to
center to first)]; 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 4, Cardinals 8.

METS 7TH: Christopher was hit by a pitch; Hickman popped to
shortstop; C. Smith popped to second; ELLIOT BATTED FOR HUNTER;
Elliot was called out on strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 4,
Cardinals 8.

CARDINALS 7TH: RIBANT REPLACED ELLIOT (PITCHING); Shannon
grounded out (third to first); Maxvill flied to right; Gibson
struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Mets 4, Cardinals 8.

METS 8TH: Kranepool singled to right; Gibson threw a wild pitch
[Kranepool to second]; Altman flied to left; Gonder grounded out
(third to first); McCarver allowed a passed ball [Kranepool to
third]; Klaus struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Mets 4,
Cardinals 8.

CARDINALS 8TH: Flood homered; Brock struck out; White flied to
center; Boyer walked; Groat doubled to right [Boyer to third];
LOCKE REPLACED RIBANT (PITCHING); McCarver singled to center
[Boyer scored, Groat scored]; Shannon lined to left; 3 R, 3 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Mets 4, Cardinals 11.

METS 9TH: McMillan walked; Christopher popped to first; Hickman
walked [McMillan to second]; SCHULTZ REPLACED GIBSON (PITCHING);
McCarver allowed a passed ball [McMillan to third, Hickman to
second]; C. Smith struck out; KANEHL BATTED FOR LOCKE; Kanehl
singled [McMillan scored, Hickman stayed at second]; Kranepool
popped to catcher in foul territory; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Mets
5, Cardinals 11.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Mets             5  10   2   11
 Cardinals       11  14   0    8
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