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On this Date in Cardinals History: Aug. 15, 1942

On this day 69 years ago the Cooper brothers teamed up to lead the Cardinals to a 2-1 win over the Dodgers in extra innings.

Mort Cooper did the heavy lifting, pitching 14 innings with only one run allowed -- and that came in the top of the 13th inning. Centerfielder Terry Moore drove in the tying run in the bottom of the 13th and Walker Cooper got the glory in the bottom of the 14th when he drove in the winning run.

The win pulled the Birds within 4 1/2 games of first place Brooklyn to turn up the heat. On Sept. 12 St. Louis passed the Dodgers and never looked back, eventually winning the pennant and defeating the Yankees in the World Series for the team's first championship since 1934.

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