Item Info

Item No: pixc00215
Title: "Let's Go!"
Additional Title: "Let's Go!"
Publication Year: 1934
Media Type: Cartoons (Commentary)
Source: Print and Picture Collection

 Created for Evening Public Ledger, date unknown.


"On October 9, 1934, the St. Louis Cardinals defeat the Detroit Tigers in the seventh game of the World Series. No one seems to know exactly who was the first to call that year’s Cards the 'Gashouse Gang,' but everyone agrees that the nickname had to do with the team’s close resemblance to the rowdy, dirt-streaked assemblage of thugs who hung around the Gashouse District on Manhattan’s East Side. In any case, the matchup between St. Louis’ disheveled, brawl-prone Gang and the ace Tigers remains, as legendary sportswriter Grantland Rice predicted it would, 'one of the most interesting post-season championships ever played.'"

"The Gashouse Gang Wins the World Series." A&E Television Networks, 2009. Web. 1 Oct. 2015. <>.

Creator Name: Sykes, Charles Henry, 1882-1942 - Artist