It was the seventh inning. The Giants led 1-0, the Dodgers had the bases filled, there was one out. The batter hit a ground ball to Third Baseman Jim Davenport, who grabbed the ball and threw hard to second. It looked like an inning-ending double play, but these dramatic pictures, shot by SPORTS ILLUSTRATED'S Hy Peskin, show what actually happened: a nightmare for the Giants. Just as Second Baseman Daryl Spencer took the throw, the Dodgers' Joe Pignatano slid hard and sent him flying. Spencer lost his cap and glove, and the ball trickled away onto the infield grass. Spencer fell on his back (see sequence below), rolled over and half crawled, half lunged toward the ball. It seemed as if he was acting out a bad dream. In the eternity of his struggle to retrieve the ball, a run came in, the score was tied and there was still only one out. Then the Dodgers made the nightmare real; they scored four more times in the inning, won the game and tied up the pennant race. Next day they beat the Giants again to grab first place.
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Sept. 28, 1959
- By Kenneth Rudeen
As the football season burst open on a bright autumn day, the memory of a huge, hugely successful coach still covered the Chapel Hill campus
Sure-footed Lapland ropers brave the hoofs and horns of more than 10,000 reindeer during an autumn roundup in the hill country of northern Sweden
- DENIM DRIVER 56
"The salt flats in September'