This Day in History - 1982 World Series


Game 7 of the 1982 World Series was held on October 20, 1982 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri. The series matched the St. Louis Cardinals against the Milwaukee Brewers.  The Cardinals won in seven games to become the 1982 World Series Champions. For the Brewers, this was their first World Series appearance twelve years after moving to Milwaukee from Seattle. However, for the St. Louis Cardinals, they were entering their thirteenth Fall Classic.


Game 7 was scoreless until the bottom of the fourth when the Cardinals scored first on a Lonnie Smith RBI single.  Ben Oglivie tied it for the Brewers in the fifth with a solo homer, and they took 3-1 lead in the sixth when Jim Gantner scored on an error and Cecil Cooper hit a sacrifice fly.  Despite their best efforts, Milwaukee lost and the Cardinals went on to become World Series Champions second only to the New York Yankees in all-time wins.  Darrell Porter, St. Louis Cardinals catcher, was given the Series MVP award. 

In the photo below, MVP Darrell Porter leaps into the arms of Cardinals reliever Bruce Sutter after the reliever struck out Gorman Thomas to win the Series. 


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