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Friday, October 26, 2012

Argument 43: Has Johnny Pesky Been Unfairly Maligned For Allegedly "Holding The Ball" In The 1946 World Series' Final Game?

Book Answer: Yes

I have to agree. Not only did he not hold the ball, but Enos Slaughter was quite the fast player and he would have been safe anyway. However, even if Pesky did hold the ball in Game Seven, he would not be the reason. There's that terrible relay throw from the center fielder who had to replace Dom DiMaggio in the game. There's Enos Slaughter's huge lead. Lots of factors, but it's not Johnny's fault. See for yourself:

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