By Barry Bowe
It was once nearly mathematically very unlikely for the Phillies to blow that giant a lead - yet they did.
More frequently than now not, Phillies supervisor Gene Mauch has been blamed for the enormous cave in ever seeing that. yet used to be he responsible?
Barry Bowe does not imagine that Gene Mauch used to be accountable, yet you be the pass judgement on as you stick to the occasions that transpired through the 162-game schedule.
Woven in among the day by day 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 avid gamers on different groups, and gamers in different sports.
You'll be uncovered to trivialities like - What baseball participant used to be John Glen's wingman throughout the Korean battle? What baseball participant was once Sgt. Ernie Bilko named after? How did the Oakland Raiders turn into one the eight unique AFL groups? Who used to be the 1st Little Leaguer to make it to the massive leagues? What incident all started the hatred among the Eagles and the Dallas Cowboys?
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1964: The Year the Phillies Blew the Pennant by Barry Bowe