New PDF release: The Year of Blue Snow: The 1964 Philadelphia Phillies

By Mel Marmer,Bill Nowlin

ISBN-10: 1933599510

ISBN-13: 9781933599519

Catcher Gus Triandos dubbed the Philadelphia Phillies' 1964 season
"the 12 months of the blue snow"a infrequent factor that occurs as soon as in a great
while.

The Phillies have been having a excellent season within which every little thing was
going correct. They held a 6 half video game lead on the end of play on
September 20. With simply 12 video games to play, they probably had it made.
But the Cincinnati Reds and St. Louis Cardinals by no means gave up, and
when the Phillies misplaced ten consecutive video games, it turned a thrilling
pennant race for Cardinals and Reds fanatics, yet a terrible cave in for
Phillies fanatics.

But wait a minute. while it used to be probably too past due, the Phillies
finally received a game—and the first-place Cardinals misplaced video games to the
lowly manhattan Mets, so at the final day of the season there has been the
distinct chance of a three-way tie for first position. it can have
been a primary in baseball historical past. at the ultimate day of the season, the
Phillies beat the Reds handily, 10-0. All eyes and ears have been fastened on
the Mets-Cardinals online game. may the Mets knock off the first-place
Cardinals for a 3rd immediately online game? The Mets carried a 3-2 lead into
the backside of the 5th inning, yet eventually succumbed, 11-5.

But what a season for Phillies fanatics. Jim Bunning had thrown the first
perfect online game within the final eighty four years of NL heritage. The hero of the 1964
All-Star video game was once the team's correct fielder Johnny Callison, who
brought the nationwide League victory with the 3rd walk-off domestic run
in the historical past of the All-Star online game. The staff additionally boasted the
electrifying NL Rookie of the 12 months - the team's slugging 3rd baseman
Richie Allen (later known as Dick Allen).

St. Louis received the pennant, and went directly to beat the Yankees in the
World sequence. yet in Philadelphia, the '64 crusade left an soreness that
lasted for years. The 1964 Phillies not just "lost" the pennant but,
following 1964, they acquired progressively worse.

This ebook sheds gentle at the proof for the reader to figure out answers
to lingering questions they could nonetheless have concerning the Phillies staff in
the 1964 season—but any ebook a couple of group is actually concerning the players.
A collaborative attempt by means of 37 contributors of the Society for American
Baseball examine (SABR), this paintings deals lifestyles tales of all the
players and others (managers, coaches, vendors, and broadcasters)
associated with this star-crossed crew, in addition to essays of analysis
and historic recaps.

Includes:
Foreword by way of Mel Marmer
Introduction by way of Mel Marmer
Opening Day 1964
Dick Allen through wealthy D’Ambrosio
Rubén Amaro by means of Rory Costello
The Amaro Chronicles by means of Rory Costello
Two Gold Glove Shortstops by means of Rory Costello
Jack Baldschun by way of Chip Greene
Dave Bennett through Mark Armour
Dennis Bennett via Mark Armour
John Boozer by means of Andy Sturgill
Johnny Briggs via John Saccoman
Jim Bunning via Ralph Berger
Johnny Callison by way of John Rossi
Danny Cater by way of Brian Englehardt
Pat Corrales by means of James Ray
Wes Covington via Andy Sturgill
Ray Culp via Mark Armour
Clay Dalrymple through Rory Costello
Ryne Duren via Gregory H Wolf
Tony González via José Ramírez and Rory Costello
Dallas eco-friendly by means of Gregory H Wolf
John Herrnstein by means of Brian Englehardt
Don Hoak by means of Jack V Morris
Alex Johnson by means of Mark Armour
Johnny Klippstein by way of Gregory H Wolf
Gary Kroll by way of Neil Poloncarz
Bobby Locke via Paul Geisler
Art Mahaffey through Ralph Berger and Mel Marmer
Cal McLish through Joe Wancho
Adolfo Phillips through Rob Neyer
Vic energy by way of Joe Wancho
Ed Roebuck through Paul Hirsch
Cookie Rojas by means of Peter Gordon
Bobby Shantz by way of Mel Marmer
Costen Shockley by means of Chip Greene
Chris brief through Andy Sturgill
Roy Sievers via Gregory H Wolf
Morrie Steevens via Len Levin
Tony Taylor through Rory Costello and José Ramírez
Frank Thomas by means of Bob Hurte
Gus Triandos by means of Neal Poloncarz
Bobby Wine by way of Bob Bloss
Rick clever through invoice Nowlin
Gene Mauch through John Vorperian
Peanuts Lowrey by way of Dick Rosen
George Myatt via John Green
Bob Oldis by means of Dan Even
Al Widmar by means of Gregory H Wolf
Bob wood worker through James Ray
John Quinn through Rory C

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