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Recalling Game 5, 1968 World Series Part 1

March 4, 2019

This Monday amidst snow, thoughts dart back to #5, 1968 World Series and I am in English class.

Yes, the World Series on another Monday, an AFTERNOON!

Early, it looks as though the St. Louis Cards will repeat as baseball’s champions, the great Lou Brock continuing his hitting rampage for St. Louis.

However, the Detroit Tigers’ Mickey Lolich settles down and does not allow a run, after St. Loo’s three tallies in the top of the first.

NBC had its cameras on Jose Feliciano’s “different” version of the U.S. national anthem for a scant 13 seconds. (“proudly” being extended was the “switch” point).

It was a Monday afternoon, over 50 years ago and in future posts more on game 5 of the ’68 W.S.–the first of three straight Tigers’ wins that manifested in their first title in 23 (Willie Horton, their left fielder, wore it) years.


Willie Horton’s throw retired Lou Brock at home plate, denying the Cards a big insurance run, in the 5th inning of #5-’68 World Series.





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