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    On this Date, 1970

    I had never heard of this crazy play, thought it was interesting to share. Enjoy.

    http://www.baseballlibrary.com/baseb...PRIL.stm#day25

    36 YEARS AGO TODAY (April 25, 1970):
    Tiger P Earl Wilson fans for the 3rd out in the
    7th inning against the Twins. On the 3rd strike by
    Jim Kaat, Twins C Paul Ratliff traps the ball in
    the dirt, and must either throw to 1B or tag the
    batter. Instead he rolls the ball back to the
    mound, ignoring the fact that ump John Rice has not
    signaled a K. As the Twins head for their dugout,
    Wilson begins running the bases and is around 3B
    when OF Brant Alyea retrieves the ball and throws
    to SS Leo Cardenas, who is standing by home.
    Wilson turns back to 3B but Cardenas and Alyea run
    him down for a 7-6-7 out on a 3rd strike. Wilson
    pulls a hamstring on the play and leaves, trailing,
    21, and Detroit ties it up 33 in the 9th. But
    Harmon Killebrew singles home Tony Oliva in the
    bottom of the 9th for the win.
    Can't win with 'em

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    Re: On this Date, 1970

    Wow! That sounds like some crazy stuff!
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    Re: On this Date, 1970

    That game ended a 8 game winning streak for the Tigers, my teacher dated backup catcher Jim Price that year and he came to our class, I was sick and missed him. I got an autograph photo instead, my teacher was cool and told him that I loved baseball and he came back another time and I was gone again (dentist) one of my great losses as a child.


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    Re: On this Date, 1970

    Price is now the radio color man for the Bengals. Earl Wilson passed away within the last year.
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    Re: On this Date, 1970

    Looks like Earl Wilson pulled an AJ Pierzynski.

    What's so weird about this? Sounds like your typical 7-6-7 putout on a K.

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    Re: On this Date, 1970

    Quote Originally Posted by traderumor
    Price is now the radio color man for the Bengals. Earl Wilson passed away within the last year.
    I thought that was Dave Lapham.

    That was my first reaction when I read this...then I got smarter.


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