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’61 Yankees And The ’76 Reds

February 8, 2023

Oh is there a game this Sunday and did James break Kareem’s scoring mark, nearly 37 years after Kareem broke that of Wilt?!

Better thoughts concern the ’61Yankees and ’76 Reds.

Johnny Blanchard hit a critical game tying home run, with 2 out, none on, and the great 1961 Yankees trailing the Cincinnati Reds (2-1) in game 3 at Cincinnati.

At that point, the World Series was tied at (1-1).

Roger Maris, who set a record with 61 home runs that ’61 season homered in the top of the 9th to essentially give the Yankees a (2-1) World Series lead and from that point, their greatness manifested (7-0) behind “Scoreless innings record breaker,” Ed “Whitey” Ford in #4 and a (13-5) cruise in #5,to claim the crown.

Think about these numbers, these baseball 9’s!

Blanchard and Driessen, Skowron and “Doggy” Perez, Morgan and Richardson, Concepcion and Kubek, Pete Rose and Clete Boyer, Foster and Berra, Mantle and Geronimo, Maris and Griffey Sr., Ellie Howard and John Bench!!

For a bit, that gets me off the other stuff!


Happy Birthday Tribute to Wilt Chamberlain and His Greatest Moments ...

Wilt Chamberlain averaged over 50 points per game in the 1961-1962 NBA season.

Sorry “King,” but his L.A. crown was after a (69-13) record that included 33 straight wins and was NOT in a Bubble!!

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