1964 World Series

1964 World Series

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1964 World Series

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The 1964 World Series pitted the National League champion St. Louis Cardinals against the American League champion New York Yankees, with the Cardinals prevailing in seven games. St. Louis won its seventh world championship, while the Yankees, who had appeared in 14 of 16 World Series since 1949, would not play in the Series again until .

In an unusual twist, the Yankees fired Yogi Berra after the Series ended, replacing him with Johnny Keane, who had resigned from the Cardinals after the Series. His job had been threatened by Cardinals management, and had been unexpectedly saved by the Cardinals' dramatic pennant drive.

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The 1964 World Series, and the season leading up to it, later became the subject for the David Halberstam New York Times bestseller October 1964. The Series is seen as an important, bellwether point in baseball history as it was the "last hurrah" for the 1950s Yankee Dynasty of Mantle, Maris, Ford and Berra, among others, and demonstrated that the National League's growing enthusiasm to sign black and Latino players (such as those of the '64 Cardinals) was a permanent paradigm shift in fielding a championship team. The Yankees would be in last place by 1966, and would not appear in another World Series until .

The Series featured the brother-against-brother match-up of Ken Boyer of the Cardinals and Clete Boyer of the Yankees, both of whom started at third base for their respective teams.

For the first time in Series history, all six...
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