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Boston/Philadelphia Postseason Notes Part 1

January 26, 2018

The cities of Boston and Philadelphia have a tremendous history of post-season clashes, however, their final round/game meetings are few and far between.

They met in consecutive World Series, with different teams from each league,the only time it has happened and also something extremely unlikely to happen again, as evidenced by the fact it happened 102 years ago.

In 1914, the miracle Boston Braves, since departed for first Milwaukee and currently in Atlanta, swept the powerful two time World Champion Philadelphia Athletics, since departed for Kansas City and currently in Oakland.

The following season, again 102 years in the past, the Boston Red Sox took the Philadelphia Phillies in 5 games.

Thus 102 years ago, in their only baseball final clashes, Boston won both vs Philadelphia.

Before the Supe, 9 days hence, a look at other Boston/Philadelphia final round/game meetings and “separate but better,” the great postseason basketball history between the city’s teams, none of it, in the final round/game.

 

Hank Gowdy, pictured above, led the Braves to a stunning World Series sweep over Connie Mack’s great Philadelphia Athletics.

Curt Gowdy was a long time Red Sox broadcaster, before going national, leading the announcing in two Red Sox 7 game defeats, in which they played so well, vs tremendous teams, the ’67 Cardinals and beyond great, 108 win, 1975 Cincinnati Reds.

The MVP of the ’75 W.S. Pete Rose, is still not in the Baseball Hall. I probably should face the fact, he likely never will gain entry there.

Shouldn’t and will Bob Costas, who knows the injustice therein, cite it, when making his speech this summer?

Click below to view the 1974 “Hues Corporation” hit.

Rock The Boat 1974 Hues Corporation – YouTube

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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