By Barry Bowe
It was once virtually 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 enormous cave in ever in view 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 persist with the occasions that transpired throughout 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 avid 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 through the Korean struggle? 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 begun the hatred among the Eagles and the Dallas Cowboys?
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1964: The Year the Phillies Blew the Pennant by Barry Bowe