Brooklyn's Gino Cimoli (No. 9) bunts, and one of baseball's classic plays is set in motion. The purpose of Cimoli's bunt was to advance his teammate Clem Labine to second base. While Labine makes his dash for second and Cimoli lights out for first, Ted Kluszewski, Redlegs first baseman, is coming in to field bunt while Pitcher Hershell Freeman crosses over to his left for same reason. Redlegs Second Baseman Johnny Temple dashes toward first to take Kluszewski's throw for putout of Cimoli, as Right Fielder Wally Post starts over to back up Kluszewski's throw. Meanwhile, Smoky Burgess, Cincinnati catcher, alertly takes off down third base line to prepare for possible play at third in case Labine tries to take an extra base.
Table of Contents
June 3, 1957
BOXING: END OF AN ERA, ROOKIE RIZZUTO, OLD SOLDIER WITH MEDALS, TEN LETTERS FOR JIM BROWN, GUIDE TO SIGHTING SAUCERS, MONKEY WRENCH IN THE BULL RING
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