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LAST TANGO TO PENNANTVILLE

Oct. 15, 1973
Oct. 15, 1973

Table of Contents
Oct. 15, 1973

Ramming
The Glen
Choo Choo
Big Things
People
College Football
Golf
Rule 12
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

LAST TANGO TO PENNANTVILLE

Theirs is not essentially a contact sport, but as Baltimore and Oakland, Cincinnati and New York fought last weekend to get to the World Series, a special intensity enveloped their games that caused them, for all of baseball's emphasis on technical excellence, to exude an aura of physicality, even danger. Ballplayers may affect nonchalance, but when winning three of five in a championship series can settle a season, they readily assume the demeanor of a tiger or, like Baltimore's Jim Palmer at right, display the survival instincts of a cornered cobra. Some, like the A's blithe base stealer Bert Campaneris, burst forth with unexpected furies. Last October he vented his playoff spleen by flinging a bat; this year he was content to swing it, launching Sunday's second game with a homer as Oakland evened the series with a 6-3 victory after dropping the opener to the masterful Palmer 6-0.

This is an article from the Oct. 15, 1973 issue Original Layout

The closest the A's came to knocking Jim Palmer out of the box In the first game was literally; Reggie Jackson's ferocious line drive nearly decapitated him.

Given a license to steal by A's Manager Dick Williams, the fleet Campaneris raced a good throw to Baltimore's Bobby Grich—and beat it, as usual.

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