Led by the colorful pitcher Dizzy Dean, the 1934 St. Louis
Cardinals personified Depression-era America. The players were underpaid,
wore uniforms that were almost always torn and dirty, and had wandered into
professional baseball from small towns in the Midwest where other jobs were
scarce. Despite their lack of resources, however, and despite coming off
two mediocre seasons, the Cardinals emerged triumphant in '34, winning the
pennant by two games over the Giants and the World Series in seven games
over the Tigers.
The book chronicles that championship team which came to be known in baseball lore as the famous "Gas House Gang." This work brings to life the legendary exploits of player manager Frankie Frisch and the Dean brothers-Dizzy and Paul-who combined for 49 wins that season. The era, the team, the season, and the Series are all fully covered.
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