ST. LOUIS — Fox 2 got a unique look at the World Series through the eyes of two fans who were there the first time, in 1946, when two of baseball’s most-storied franchises first squared off to win baseball’s biggest prize.
Morris “Butch” Thomas an his sister, Nancy, were photographed by the Globe-Democrat with their mother at the final game. Thomas is a former RV dealer who served as a field representative for the RV Dealers Association before his retirement last year. He was honored as the recipient of the James B. Summers Award in 2012.
“Our parents came from Arkansas,” Thomas told Fox 2. “If you were from Arkansas, there was only one team, that was the St. Louis Cardinals.”
Thomas was 2 at the time, and his sister was just 11 months old when their mother took them to Game 7 in 1946 where the cardinals won the game 4-3 and the World Series, also 4 games to 3, the station noted.
“My mother told me, my sister and I were the youngest fans at the St. Louis and Boston World Series, the 7th game, played in St. Louis and the St. Louis Cardinals won,” Thomas said.
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