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 no longer, Phillies supervisor Gene Mauch has been blamed for the enormous cave in ever on the grounds that. yet was once he responsible?
Barry Bowe does not imagine that Gene Mauch was once guilty, yet you be the pass judgement on as you keep on with the occasions that transpired through the 162-game schedule.
Woven in among the daily highlights are the author's own anecdotes, tidbits of knowledge approximately a number 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 minutiae like - What baseball participant was once John Glen's wingman in the course of the Korean conflict? 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 began the hatred among the Eagles and the Dallas Cowboys?
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