Not a throwaway memory
Each World Series seems to produce as many scapegoats as heroes.
One of the biggest was Boston Red Sox shortstop Johnny Pesky. He took the heat when Enos Slaughter of the St. Louis Cardinals scored the winning run in the seventh game of the 1946 World Series.
Slaughter was on first base in the eighth inning when Harry Walker got a hit. Taking a relay from the outfield, Pesky figured that Slaughter would stop at third. As Pesky caught the ball, he relaxed, dropping his hands rather than cocking to throw. That was all Slaughter needed. He ran through a stop sign to score the run that ended up deciding the World Series.