Friday, September 23, 2011

Baseball Pandemonium

Ah, it was 103 years ago today.  I remember it like it was yesterday because I don't follow baseball so it's all the same to me.  The Chicago Cubs and the New York Giants!  It's the decisive game for the pennant race and in the bottom of the ninth the score is 1-1!  Giants are at bat with 2 men on! What happened!!!!!!! I hear you cry.  The batter hit a runner in, scoring the win!  Hurrrah!  But wait, sayeth the Cubs.  The guy on first base never went to second, he headed straight to the dugout!  We never got a chance to tag him out!  For one thing the crowd saw the runner in safe and Mr. First Base, hereinafter referred to as 'Merkle', head to the dugout.  The fans stormed the field, blocking the second baseman from reaching Merkle.  A few days later the game was declared a tie, a do-over was eventually played and the Cubs won 4-2.  I don't know anything about baseball, but I do know the Cubs are not going to give up a possible win lightly.

Source:  Chase's ... calendar of events.
Graphic source: COLLECTION:  Baseball Cards from the Benjamin K. Edwards Collection   Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ah, those were the days!