|FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY|
|» July 19, 1942:
The Brooklyn lead of eight games is cut as the Cards win three of 4. The larger blow, however, is a concussion suffered by Pete Reiser after crashing into an OF wall at Sportsman's Park chasing an Enos Slaughter 11th-inning fly. Reiser drops the ball upon impact,
and Slaughter scores an inside-the-park HR for a 7-6 Cards' win. Hitting .379 at the time, Reiser will see his average fall to .310 after the injury. His 20 stolen bases will still lead the NL.
» May 15, 1946: Fireworks occur as Brooklyn starter Les Webber brushes back Enos Slaughter in the first inning, but the Cardinal outfielder retaliates by bunting up the 1B line and flattening Webber as he tries to field the bunt. Slaughter then silences the fans with two catches in the first inning and a throw to double off Furillo. The Cards move into first place by edging the Dodgers, 1–0, behind Howie Pollet.
» October 3, 1946: The St. Louis Cardinals wallop the Brooklyn Dodgers 8–4 at Ebbets Field to win the National League playoffs 2-0 and advance to the World Series. Erv Dusak and Enos Slaughter lead the attack, while winning pitcher Murry Dickson adds a triple. Dickson allows just two hits till the last inning, before the Dodgers score three runs off him. Harry Brecheen strikes out two batters with the bases full to end it. Joe Hatten is the loser.
» October 15, 1946: Enos Slaughter sprints all the way from 1B and slides into home with the winning run in the 8th inning on Harry Walker's double, as the Cardinals edge the Boston Red Sox 4–3, giving St. Louis the World Series four games to 3. Harry Brecheen wins three games for the Cardinals, including Games six and 7, the only pitcher ever to win those. Billed as the duel between the two best hitters in baseball, the Series sees Stan Musial go 6-for-27 and Ted Williams 5-for-25. With the Series held in two small ballparks and the broadcast fees now aimed at a player pension fund, the Cardinal share of $3,748 and the Red Sox portion of $2,140 is the smallest Series payoff since 1918.
» May 20, 1948: Stan Musial and the Cards continue slugging the Dodgers, winning 13–4, as The Man has four hits, including a home run and two doubles. Musial is 11-for-15 in the series. Enos Slaughter chips in three hits as Howie Pollet wins over Joe Hatten.
» July 30, 1950: The Cards stop the Giants, 6–3, to end New York's win streak of nine games. Gerry Staley wins his 10th on a 7-hitter and is back by Enos Slaughter's single, double, and triple. Red Schoendienst's wide toss to 3rd in the 9th ends his streak of 57 games without an error. He had handled 323 chances without an error.
» June 28, 1951: The Cubs Frank Hiller faces just 27 batters in pitching a one-hitter over the Cards, winning 8–0. Enos Slaughter has a fifth-inning single but is erased on a DP. Randy Jackson poles his seventh homer in the seventh and the Cubs pull off a double steal in the ninth when they add four runs. Jack Cusick swipes home, with Hiller stealing third.
» September 15, 1951: The Cardinals take 11 walks, a record tying five by Solly Hemus, and beat the Braves 10–1. Boston's starter Dave Cole walks the first three batters he faces, then hits Enos Slaughter to force in Hemus.
» September 14, 1952: Enos Slaughter of the Cardinals walks twice in the 5th inning. Teammate Stan Musial chips in with a HR and a double in the inning, as St. Louis scores 11 runs against Dave Koslo. The Giants pitcher loses the game 14-4, his first loss to St. Louis after 13 straight victories since June 11, 1950.
» July 14, 1953: The NL wins its fourth All-Star Game in a row, 5-1 in Cincinnati's Crosley Field behind the stellar pitching of Robin Roberts and Warren Spahn. Cardinal OF Enos Slaughter gets two hits, scores twice, and robs Harvey Kuenn of an extra-base blow.
» April 11, 1954: To make room for promising rookie OF Wally Moon, the Cardinals trade long-time great Enos Slaughter to the Yankees. In what turns out to be a good deal for both teams, the Cardinals get CF Bill Virdon, P Mel Wright, and OF Emil Tellinger in return. Virdon will become the National League Rookie of the Year in 1955, following Moon, and Slaughter will help the Yankees to win 103 games.
» May 11, 1955: The A's continue to wheel and deal as they purchase OF Harry Simpson from the Indians and P Ray Herbert from the Tigers. They give cash and P John "Sonny" Dixon to the Yankees in exchange for RF Enos Slaughter and P Johnny Sain.
» May 29, 1955: Larry Doby of the Indians hits the first ML home run over the outer wall in Kansas City, an estimated 500-foot clout in the 6th. The Indians win 4–2 behind Herb Score, who is replaced in the 9th after singles by C Wilmer Shantz and pinch-hitter Enos Slaughter. Wilmer's brother Bobby Shantz is the loser.
» September 11, 1955: RF Enos Slaughter of the A's plays in his 2,000th ML game, getting a pinch single in a 4-3 victory over the Orioles.
» May 28, 1956: White Sox SS Luis Aparicio hits his first ML home run, off Kansas City's Tom Lasorda, to open the Sox scoring in the 5th. With the score tied 4–4 in the 9th, reliever Billy Pierce walks Hector Lopez, and Enos Slaughter then wins the game with a home run.
» August 25, 1956: To make room for Enos Slaughter, the Yankees give Phil "the Scooter" Rizzuto his unconditional release. Through the instigation of Ballantine Beer, Rizzuto will be in the announcing booth next year, replacing Jim Woods.
» August 26, 1956: The Yankees announce the purchase of OF Enos Slaughter from Kansas City.
» October 9, 1956: The Dodgers bounce back. Clem Labine comes out of the bullpen to pitch a 1-0 victory in 10 innings. Enos Slaughter misjudges Jackie Robinson's fly ball, and Jim Gilliam scores from 2B.
» July 19, 1959: Before 57,000 at the Stadium, the Yankees sweep a pair from the visiting White Sox, winning the nitecap 6–4 on Mickey Mantle's homer off Turk Lown. In game 1, Yankee veteran Enos Slaughter belts a pair of homers: at age 43, he is the oldest player this century to accomplish the feat. Carlton Fisk, a few months older, will top Slaughter in 1991.