Friday, October 17, 2008

Picture it: The World Series. 1915.

In the third inning of Game 3 of the 1915 World Series, an abomination occurred. Grover Cleveland Alexander, the Phillies' ace pitcher, failed to score from second on Bancroft's single. Boston later scored the winning run in the ninth and won the series in five games.

The entire boxscore of the game (including play-by-play) is online at

Contrast this wimpy baserunning with Brett Myers's chugging around the bases in Game 2 of the 2008 NLCS. A haiku on this contrast follows.

Around third then stop
Grover C. Alexander
Was no Brett Myers

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