27 November 2009

there are two sides to every story

take the 1941 world series, for example, as depicted by fleer in their 1970 issueand their 1971 release.in game 4, the dodgers were one out away from tying the series at two games apiece with hugh casey (who had lost game 3 the day before) on the mound. with a one-run lead and two strikes on tommy henrich, catcher mickey owen failed to catch the third strike, allowing henrich to reach first base. joe dimaggio followed with a single, and charlie keller (aka king kong) doubled them both home. after another run scored, the dodgers went quietly in the bottom of the ninth, and the yankees wrapped up the series the next day.

the 1970 card is all about the passed ball, while the 1971 card instead focuses on the overall batting heroics of keller who hit .389 with 5 rbi in the series.

either way you slice it, the yankees won and the dodgers were still 14 years away from tasting the sweet fruits of victory.

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