Is It Time To Panic? Dodgers Lose Third Straight

Posted: 30th September 2009 by Derek Hart in MLB
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In 1964 the Philadelphia Phillies, under manager Gene Mauch, were having their best season in nearly 15 years. Led by pitching ace Jim Bunning, who threw a perfect game that year, and slugger Richie Allen, they had a six game lead in the National League with ten games to go; the pennant and a World Series date with the New York Yankees seemed safely theirs. The Phillies thenáproceeded to lose ten straight gamesáand theáN.L.ácrownáto the St. Louis Cardinals. It was an epic collapse that Philadelphia fans bitterly remember to this day. I'm mentioning this because if the Dodgers don't straighten up, that same fate may befall them. This is particularly the caseáconsidering they lost their third straight game overalláto the San Diego Padres last ...

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