Monthly Archives: October 2016

October Surprise

In early September, 1929, Connie Mack, manager of the Philadelphia Athletics, had a problem.  His team had pretty much clinched the American League pennant, but his likely opponent in the World Series, the Chicago Cubs, featured a lineup of hard … Continue reading

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Bonehead’s Hex

In the late afternoon of September 23, 1908, Fred Merkle, a 19-year-old rookie with the New York Giants, playing in his first full game in the big leagues, stepped into the batter’s box at the Polo Grounds.  The Giants were … Continue reading

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