When History and Baseball Collide

Posted: 14th October 2009 by Kendall Salter in MLB
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It's interesting to see that on even the most remarkable days in history, very ordinary things are happening. Things like a baseball game.

On June 20, 1969, a 39-year-old graduate of Purdue University named Neil Armstrong took man's first steps on the moon. It was a seminal moment in American and world historyùman reaching farther than ever before, achieving what even a decade before most people would believe to be impossible. Surely it is one of the greatest feats of mankind.

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Over 200,000 miles away in Oakland, CA, James Augustus Hunter, colloquially known as Catfish, crossed the plate in the bottom of the 14th inning, thoroughly displeasing Bob Miller. A marathon game over five hours long had finally ended, and with a pinch-running pitcher scoring the ...

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