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Cards/Mets May 1963

August 26, 2021

Bob “4 Count” Murphy greets us from St. Louis, Missouri (I love that he added Missouri) and the hindsight facts flow.

The day before, Gene Oliver hit a home run (Mitch “Futures” Moss said solo homer as I typed this early morning) to lift the Cards (1-0) vs the Cubs, behind Ernie Broglio. (I will let you research Broglio and the Cubs).

On the final day of the 1962 season, Oliver’s homer lifted the spoiler Cards (1-0) at L.A. yielding the second unscheduled playoff between baseball’s greatest rivals (do not look now or maybe do look, but there is an excellent chance of a “scheduled” playoff series between the teams and in fairness, either a one game or even a series behind another pair of great rivals, the Yankees and Red Sox) the Giants and Dodgers, won in dramatic fashion exactly 11 years after Bobby Thomson’s game ending clout, also on a Wednesday October 3rd.

Tomorrow I will add to these notes, you are very unlikely to find anywhere else. Yet I have nada, others have millions and one I respect breaks my heart and not only “allows” my failure but lies with fleas ….

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