Originally Posted by TheBurn
1964... the Reds finished 1 GB
After making a big run in the last 10 days......
The Phils looked to be in total control (5 game lead I believe) then the Reds swept them in Phillie and the Phils lost a couple of more to somebody else and Reds won some more. The then Phils returned the favor on the Reds by beating the Reds twice in Cincy on the last weekend.
The Cards had also moved into the picture but they lost the first 2 of that last weekend to the Mets. So the final day of the season dawned with the Cards and Reds tied for first and the Phils 1 game back. The Cards beat the Mets and the Phils beat the Reds on the last day which made the Cards NL champs and left the Reds and Phils tied 1 game back.