By Barry Bowe
It used to be virtually mathematically very unlikely for the Phillies to blow that giant a lead - yet they did.
More usually than now not, Phillies supervisor Gene Mauch has been blamed for the enormous cave in ever because. yet used to be he responsible?
Barry Bowe does not imagine that Gene Mauch used to be responsible, yet you be the pass judgement on as you persist 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 avid 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 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 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