What is the Gashouse Gang?

“The Gashouse Gang” was the St. Louis Cardinals of the 1930’s — especially the 1934 squad, which went 95-58 and won the World Series. They were a rowdy, passionate team, including ace Dizzy Dean, third baseman Pepper Martin, outfielder Joe Medwick, shortstop Leo Durocher, and manager Frankie Frisch. “They wouldn’t let us play in the American League,” Durocher is reported to have said. “They’d just say we were a bunch of gas house players.”