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Games and Moments August 10 & 11,1972

Posted 09-17-2017 at 04:04 PM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)
Updated 09-18-2017 at 09:31 PM by TommyJohn

August 10 & 11,1972
vs. Oakland A's
at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum


By now the White Sox were the surprise of baseball. Their hot pursuit of the Oakland A's astounded many observers. It wasn't supposed to be this way. Oakland was supposed to win the AL West going away, as they had done last year. The other teams were, at best, going to offer only token opposition.

By mid-July, the A's appeared ready to pull away from the pack. On July 18 the upstart...
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Games and Moments July 31,1972

Posted 09-17-2017 at 04:01 PM by TommyJohn (No!!Mary!!!)

July 31,1972
vs. Minnesota Twins
at Metropolitan Stadium

When fans reminisce about Dick Allen, it usually has to do with the home runs he hit. Allen swaggering up to the plate with his large 42 ounce bat. Digging in, facing down some poor, hapless pitcher. A swing sweet enough to inspire baseball poets to search for metaphors to describe it. The thunderous sound of bat meeting ball. The beautiful, majestic arc as said ball took off for parts unknown, hanging in the air for...
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