Russo twice won 14 for the Yankees, but was particularly effective in the World Series. In Game Three of 1941, he matched elderly Dodger Freddie Fitzsimmons through seven scoreless innings. In the eighth, Russo's line drive hit Fitzsimmons in the knee, causing him to limp off the diamond, and the Yankees scored two runs to win 2-1. In 1943 Russo held the Cardinals to one unearned run in Game Four, then doubled and scored the winning run. (JK)
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FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»October 4, 1941:
In the 7th inning of a scoreless tie, Yankees pitcher
Marius Russo breaks P Fred Fitzsimmons's knee with
a line drive. The Yankees score 2 in the 8th off Hugh
Casey to win 2-1.
»October 10, 1943:
Marius Russo, of little use during the season, pitches
and bats the Yankees to a 2-1 win.