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Oct. 21, 1973

Oct. 21, 1973 Details of a trade the Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals planned to complete and announce in the days following the World Series had leaked out, sparking instant analysis. While the loss of Reggie Smith left a significant hole in their lineup, the acquisition of Rick Wise promised to be a significant upgrade to the starting rotation. Of course, as with many trades, this one was propelled by undercurrents of displeasure. Smith and the Red Sox were more than ready to break their ties when Smith accused the ballclub of pressuring him to play while injured.  ...

Oct. 31, 1967

Oct. 31, 1967 Thanks to Fenway Park’s diminutive capacity, the World Series shares going to the St. Louis Cardinals and the Red Sox far smaller than those received by the Orioles, 1966 Series champs, over the Dodgers. A full winners share came in at $8,314.81, with a full losers share was $5,115.23. The ’66 Orioles with full shares took home $11,683.04, the Dodgers received $8,189.36. Before offering sympathy to both sides, keep in mind that the big-league minimum salary in 1967 was $6,000. All players on the roster even temporarily received a fractional share. For instance, Jim ...

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July 18, 1947

July 18, 1947 At Braves Field, a fan and St. Louis Cardinals manager Eddie Dyer came within punching distance of one another over a disputed call. Boston's Mike McCormack popped up a bunt attempt and collided with Cardinals catcher Joe Garagiola down the first-base line. Plate umpire Artie Gore ruled it a foul ball. As Dyer argued that McCormack should have been called out for interference, a fan hopped the railing and charged at the Cards manager. Fortunately for all concerned, St. Louis third baseman White Kurowski stepped between them. Police escorted the fan out of the ...

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