Monthly Archives: January 2015

Beyond Rare 5

In 1908, both the American League and National League pennant races careened to the final games. The Cubs and the Giants, rivals with an unbridled mutual hatred, fought it out in the senior circuit. They were neck and neck on … Continue reading

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Beyond Rare 4

“I can’t believe it happened. I did not expect to hit another one. I’ve never been a home run hitter.” So spoke Fernando Tatis on April 23, 1999 after blasting two grand slam homers in the same inning. He hit … Continue reading

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Beyond Rare 3

On June 15, 1938, Johnny Vandermeer stood on the mound in Ebbets Field with two outs in the ninth inning and the bases loaded. Leo Durocher worked the count to 1 and 1 then slammed a deep drive that just … Continue reading

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Beyond Rare 2

In 1949, Philadelphia Athletics pitcher Joe Coleman, while attending a community event, was asked if anyone had ever made an unassisted triple play in the World Series. He said he didn’t know. Sitting nearby, Grace Coolidge, former first lady of … Continue reading

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