The Golden Age
by Richard Bak
Arcadia Publishing, 1999 | Buy the book
THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY | In the fourth game of the 1941 World Series, Tommy Henrich, who just struck out, raced for first base as what should have been the game-ending pitch got away from Brooklyn catcher Mickey Owen. Instead of Brooklyn tying the series at two games apiece with a 4-3 win, the Yankees scored four runs to win 7-4 and take an insurmountable 3-games-to-1 lead.
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From Yankees Baseball: The Golden Age by Richard Bak.
Copyright © 1999, 2000 by Richard Bak. Excerpted with permission.