Memorable Postseason Miscues

Fred Snodgrass and the Giants
Text: Cliff Corcoran
Photo: Mark Rucker/Transcendental Graphics/Getty Images

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Fred Snodgrass and the Giants

1912 World Series, Game 8

Pictured (left to right) are Fred Merkle, Larry Doyle, Christy Mathewson, manager John McGraw and Fred Snodgrass. Because Game 2 ended in a controversial tie due to darkness, the 1912 World Series between the Red Sox and Giants went to a decisive Game 8 tied 3-3-1. With Christy Matthewson going the distance at Fenway Park, the Giants broke a 1-1 tie with a run in the top of the 10th, but first baseman Merkle, catcher Chief Myers and Matthewson let a foul pop off the bat of Tris Speaker fall between them. Speaker capitalized on the second chance with a game-tying single. Two batters later, a sac fly won the Series for Boston.

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