The gif below is my latest entry in the photo series, honoring the great Bob Allison. The Sporting News excerpts to follow capture the quotes of that day, from principals such as Jim Kaat, Sam Mele, Billy Martin, and, of course, Allison himself. The full game box of Oct. 7, 1965 can be found here at BBRef.
I've always loved the emphatic out call given by umpire Ed Vargo on
Allison's catch! That, and the clapping spectators. For the life of me, it
gives me a kind of JFK assassination film vibe.Go to MLB.COM for the
black and white NBC video version.
Twins manager Sam Mele called it probably...
(excerpt just above, and following: by eventual
Baseball Hall of Fame inductee (Writers Wing)
Milt Richmon (UPI) for TSN)
- He was the ultimate, humble team player, so it would follow that...
- He was a much loved, respected teammate - Michael Cuddyer is a modern clone
- He played with an all-out football player's mentality, laying himself out on the basepaths as well as in the outfield - in fact, he may have been the most feared baserunner in MLB