Which Cards pitcher won ‘44 Series?

Today’s question: While the world was at war in 1944, the battle of St. Louis was taking place at the World Series. What St. Louis Cardinals pitcher, in his first year playing, struck out St. Louis Browns outfielder Mike Chartak to take the championship?

Yesterday’s answer: 1953. After the Big 10 champ won the first six match-ups, USC defeated Wisconsin 7-0 in the 1953 game. The Pacific Coast champ would not win again until Washington beat Wisconsin 44-8 in 1960. The trend of Big 10 dominance would be reversed in the 1970s and 80s.