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By Barry Bowe

The 1964 Phillies had doubtless run away with the nationwide League pennant and had all of it wrapped up by means of September twenty first. With merely 12 video games final - 7 of them at domestic - the Phillies have been in first position by way of 6 0.5 games.
It was once nearly mathematically most unlikely for the Phillies to blow that giant a lead - yet they did.
More usually than no longer, Phillies supervisor Gene Mauch has been blamed for the enormous cave in ever on account that. yet used to be he responsible?
Barry Bowe does not imagine that Gene Mauch was once accountable, 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 many of the maximum ballplayers who ever performed the sport - not just for the Phillies, yet for gamers on different groups, and gamers in different sports.
You'll be uncovered to trivialities like - What baseball participant was once John Glen's wingman in the course of the Korean struggle? What baseball participant used to be 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 massive leagues? What incident all started the hatred among the Eagles and the Dallas Cowboys?

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