The Browns' George McQuinn is congratulated by Gene Moore and Mark Christman after hitting a two-run homer in the 1944 World Series opener.
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St. Louis (NL) 4, St. Louis (AL) 2

Game Scores:
STA 2, STN 1 @ STN
STN 3, STA 2 @ STN
STA 6, STN 2 @ STA
STN 5, STA 1 @ STA
STN 2, STA 0 @ STA
STN 3, STA 1 @ STN

Why the Cardinals won: Pitchers Harry Brecheen, Mort Cooper, Max Lanier and Ted Wilks held the Browns to two runs total in winning the final three games.

Why the Browns lost: Other than George McQuinn, who hit .438 (7-for-16) and had five RBIs, the rest of the Browns batted only .160 and drove in four runs.

Memorable moment: Ken O'Dea's walk-off pinch-hit single in the 11th inning, his only hit of the series, won Game 2 for the Cardinals.

Key stat: 1. The number of home runs the Browns hit the entire series (McQuinn in Game 1).