This is a sale for a VERY VERY VERY SPECIAL 100% authentic & original ticket STUB in GOOD condition for the NEW YORK YANKEES at the ST. LOUIS CARDINALS for GAME 4 of the 1926 WORLD SERIES at Sportsman’s Park. THIS IS A VERY VERY SIGNIFICANT TICKET, for a host of reasons. 1 Perhaps the most iconic story of baseball’s lore (though Ruth’s called shot is pretty amazing too). Babe Ruth hit three home runs , a World Series record equaled only four times since. According to newspaper reports, Ruth had promised a sickly boy named Johnny Sylvester to hit a home run for him in Game 4. After Ruth’s three-homer game, the boy’s condition miraculously improved. The newspapers’ account of the story is disputed by contemporary baseball historians, but it remains one of the most famous anecdotes in baseball history. 2 This was Gehrig’s first World Series of his storied career. 3 BABE RUTH, Herb Pennock, Earle Combs, Lou Gehrig, Waite Hoyt, & Tony Lazzeri (NY HOFs) and Roger Hornsby, Grover Alexander, Jim Bottomley, Chick Hafey, Jesse Haines & Billy Southworth (STL HOFs) all-time Hall of Famer greats were the Stars of this Series. 4 This is a legit actual full-seat numbered ticket with Section, Row and Seat. Personally, this is more desirable than a bleacher or standing-room only. 5 PSA has authenticated the ticket as original and a solid GOOD 2. For a ticket this old, this is actually a really good grade. PRICE: I’ve attached the most recent online sale of a ticket for this game. The ticket listed here is in significantly better condition and is PSA graded. Game/Series Highlights include: This was the 23rd playing of Major League Baseball’s championship series, pitted the National League champion St. Louis Cardinals against the American League champion New York Yankees. The Cardinals defeated the Yankees four games to three in the best-of-seven series, which took place from October 2 to 10, 1926, at Yankee Stadium and Sportsman’s Park. This was the first World Series appearance (and first National League pennant win) for the Cardinals, and would be the first of eleven World Series championships in Cardinals history. The Yankees were playing in their fourth World Series in six years after winning their first American League pennant in 1921 and their first world championship in 1923. They would play in another 36 World Series (and win 26 of those) through the end of the 2016 season. In Game 1, Herb Pennock pitched the Yankees to a 21 win over the Cards. In Game 2, pitcher Grover Cleveland Alexander evened the Series for St. Louis with a 62 victory. Knuckleballer Jesse Haines’ shutout in Game 3 gave St. Louis a 21 Series lead. In the Yankees’ 105 Game 4 win, Babe Ruth hit three home runs, a World Series record equaled only four times since. Pennock again won for the Yankees in Game 5, 32. Cards’ player-manager Rogers Hornsby chose Alexander to start Game 6, and used him in relief to close out Game 7. Behind Alexander, the Cardinals won the final two games of the series, and with it the world championship. In Game 7, the Yankees, trailing 32 in the bottom of the ninth inning and down to their last out, Ruth walked, bringing up Bob Meusel. Ruth, successful in half of his stolen base attempts in his career,  took off for second base on the first pitch. Meusel swung and missed, and catcher Bob O’Farrell threw to second baseman Hornsby who tagged Ruth out, ending Game 7 and thereby crowning his Cardinals World Series champions for the first time. The 1926 World Series is the only Series to date which ended with a baserunner being caught stealing. This wonderful part about this ticket is that it has been protectively slabbed by PSA and graded. The ticket displays wonderfully. There is a light crease about 1 from the bottom, it is heavier on the right side of the ticket and not nearly as noticeable on the left. Corners are rounded but colors are still very vibrant. The back shows these same flaws as well as some water staining at the top it does not appear to show thru… This ticket stub has been encapsulated and authenticated by PSA/DNA (26470040). This is NOT a PROOF. This is a legit, live seat number ticket. This is a MUST HAVE piece for the biggest of Yankees, Cardinals & MLB fans. The item “1926 Game 4 World Series RUTH HR PROMISE NY Yankees STL Cardinals Ticket PSA 2″ is in sale since Sunday, January 14, 2018. This item is in the category “Sports Mem, Cards & Fan Shop\Vintage Sports Memorabilia\Ticket Stubs”. The seller is “mitten_state_of_mind” and is located in Canton, Michigan. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Year: 1926
- Team-Baseball: St. Louis Cardinals
- Sport: Baseball
- Player: Babe Ruth
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Grade: Good
- Team: New York Yankees