November 5, 2013
In the most inadvertent way, the St. Louis Cardinals might have saved Jack Yusen’s life during World War II.
Had Yusen not correctly identified the baseball team that won the 1944 World Series, his rescuers might have dismissed the group of USS Samuel B. Roberts survivors, taking them for the enemy.
“But they heard ‘St. Louis Cardinals’ and they came right to us,” Yusen said.