Sep. 26, 2011

October baseball

Joe McCarthy and Birdie Tebbetts

“Umpire William Grieve issuing a walk to pinch hitter, outraging Red Sox manager Joe McCarthy and catcher Birdie Tebbetts, during Senators and Red Sox game.” October 1949. (Life Magazine.) The story of the memorable Yankees-Red Sox pennant race of 1949 is told in David Halberstam’s Summer of ’49.

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