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On this date in Cardinals history, Oct. 11

On October 11, 1943 - The Cardinals collect 10 hits against the Yankees in gave five of the World Series but can't dent the plate, losing the game -- and the Fall Classic.

The upstart Redbirds beat the Yankees in the 1942 World Series but couldn't repeat as the Bronx Bombers seemed bent upon revenge. No worries. The Cardinals would come back to win the world championship in 1944 and again in 1946.

The Birds would then face a long World Series drought, not appearing again until 1964 when, on this date, they faced off against those same Yankees. The Cardinals found themselves down 3-0 in the sixth inning when third sacker Key Boyer deposited a home run over the boards at Yankee Stadium to propel St. Louis 4-3 win. The birds also won the series by a four games to three margin.

In 1967, the Cardinals lost game six of the World Series to the Red Sox on this date by an 8-4 margin. The Cardinals led 2-1 after three innings but were outscored 7-2 the rest of the way to force game seven.

Bob Gibson was up to the task of bringing home the big trophy. He pitched a complete game three-hitter to beat Boston 7-2.