What really happened on September 19, 1968 between
Denny McLain and Mickey Mantle during The Mick's last
visit to Detroit? Ernie Harwell, writing in the
Detroit Free Press, has the story.
What was it like to face Sandy Koufax in front of
90,000 people in the World Series? On the occasion of
the White Sox playing the Dodgers this weekend -- just
as it was in the '59 Series -- Bob Vanderberg of the
Chicago Tribune talks to former Sox outfielder Jim
McAnany about the experience. It was the last time the
White Sox made it all the way to the Series.
How did we arrive at this point in history where the
strike zone has become a battlefield? Leonard Koppett
of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer takes us through the
development of the strike zone throughout baseball's
history and traces the evolution of the problems that
face the game today regarding the calling of balls and
strikes. This is part one of a two-part series.
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