On This Day In History… Game 7 of the ’68 World Series

March 26, 2020 was supposed to be Major League Baseball’s Opening Day but, once again, Coronavirus has hurled a Strike 3 pitch to retire… hopefully temporarily… the upcoming season. Seeing how many of us… in varying degrees… are [1] riding out the pandemic in isolation mode, [2] experiencing varying degrees of cabin fever and [3] seeking new ways to pass the time… how about viewing my repost of Game 7 of the 1968 World Series… the Detroit Tigers vs. the St. Louis Cardninals. I plan on re-watching it, even though I already know the outcome… which does serve as a testimonial to how great a game it really was… uh… I mean… is.


Let’s set the WayBack Machine’s time/space coordinates to October 10, 1968 / Busch Memorial Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri. Baseball fans, we’re just moments away from the start of Game 7 of the 1968 World Series… the battle between the American League’s Detroit Tigers and National League’s St. Louis Cardinals.

On this picture perfect sunshiny p.m., Tiger Mickey Lolich and Cardinal Bob Gibson will soon be taking to the pitcher’s mound.

By Game 4 in this best of seven Fall Classic, the Detroit Tigers had only 1 victory… due, in part, to ace pitcher Denny McLain’s post season arm troubles. Folks, his record shattering 31 victories during the regular season just may’ve taken their human toll.

The big question… can the Tigers… who had so valiantly battled back to win Games 5 and 6… extend their winning streak to three? What could complicate matters is how team Manager Mayo Smith…

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