By Barry Bowe

The 1964 Phillies had likely run away with the nationwide League pennant and had all of it wrapped up by way of September twenty first. With purely 12 video games last - 7 of them at domestic - the Phillies have been in first position by means of 6 0.5 games.
It was once nearly mathematically most unlikely for the Phillies to blow that enormous a lead - yet they did.
More frequently than no longer, Phillies supervisor Gene Mauch has been blamed for the enormous cave in ever for the reason that. yet used to be he responsible?
Barry Bowe does not imagine that Gene Mauch used to be guilty, yet you be the pass judgement on as you keep on with the occasions that transpired throughout the 162-game schedule.
Woven in among the daily highlights are the author's own anecdotes, tidbits of data approximately a few of the maximum ballplayers who ever performed the sport - not just for the Phillies, yet for gamers on different groups, and avid gamers in different sports.
You'll be uncovered to trivialities like - What baseball participant was once John Glen's wingman throughout the Korean battle? What baseball participant was once Sgt. Ernie Bilko named after? How did the Oakland Raiders develop into one the eight unique AFL groups? Who used to be the 1st Little Leaguer to make it to the large leagues? What incident all started the hatred among the Eagles and the Dallas Cowboys?

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