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Third Base: Thomson, Freese, and “I don’t know”

February 12, 2018

A little baseball, but there will be more notes concerning football ahead.

One game is still more famous than the other, though it yielded a pennant to a team that eventually lost the subsequent World Series, while the lesser known game yielded a decisive seventh game won by the team that won the dramatic game, not known as well as the other.

The games are the better known decisive third game of the best of three playoff for the 1951 National League pennant and the sixth game of the 2011 World Series.

More details later in the week, for now each game ended on a home run by a third baseman, who earlier in the tilt had made a defensive error.

In ’51 the hero third baseman was Bobby Thomson, while in 2011 it was David Freese.


The great Abbott and Costello had “I don’t know” at third base. St. Louis pictured on Mr. Abbott’s uniform is appropriate as the St. Louis Cardinals won the above referenced game 6 of the 2011 W.S. and subsequent 7th game.





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