Gus Mancuso watched the seventh game of the World Series from the St. Louis dugout on Oct. 10, 1931, as his Cardinals beat the Philadelphia Athletics for the championship.

The son of Sicilian and German parents was born in Galveston five years after the Great Storm of 1900 nearly blew his birthplace away. In spite of his stern father’s insistence that schoolwork and household chores came first, he always found time to do what he loved most — play baseball.

Bartee Haile writes This Week In Texas History which appears every Sunday. He welcomes your comments and questions barteehaile@gmail.com or P.O. Box 130011, Spring, TX 77393 and invites you to visit his website at barteehaile.com.

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