This ESPN Baseball’s Greatest Hits video showcases one of the games unsung World Series heroes….St Louis Cardinals centerfielder Harry The Hat Walker….who was a member of the famous Gas House Gang that won the 1946 World Series in seven games against the Boston Red Sox. Harry the Hat came up to bat with Enos Slaughter on first base….when Harry doubled to left center….and Slaughter, running on the pitch and taking advantage of a slow relay from the Red Sox’ Johnny Pesky….and scored from first base….to which history knows The Hat‘sdouble as the “mad dash” by Slaughter….who scored the winning run in the 7th game. History doesn’t remember that Walker hit the double that score Slaughterr….history remembers the “mad dash”. Harry The Hat Walker knocked in six runs during that Series, and batted .412…..for he was truly the unsung hero of the 1946 World Series.
As a point of interest…..“Harry the Hat” got his nickname from his habit during appearances at the plate of continually adjusting his cap between pitches….cuz there were no batting helmets in his day