By Barry Bowe
It used to be nearly mathematically most unlikely for the Phillies to blow that enormous a lead - yet they did.
More frequently than now not, Phillies supervisor Gene Mauch has been blamed for the huge cave in ever for the reason that. yet used to be he responsible?
Barry Bowe does not imagine that Gene Mauch was once in charge, yet you be the pass judgement on as you persist with 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 the various 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 minutiae like - What baseball participant was once John Glen's wingman in the course of the Korean warfare? What baseball participant was once Sgt. Ernie Bilko named after? How did the Oakland Raiders develop into one the eight unique AFL groups? Who was once the 1st Little Leaguer to make it to the large leagues? What incident began the hatred among the Eagles and the Dallas Cowboys?
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