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A Duel of Two Cities
November 01, 2004
If Boston and St. Louis are America's two greatest baseball towns (who would argue?), let's see how they match up
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November 01, 2004

A Duel Of Two Cities

If Boston and St. Louis are America's two greatest baseball towns (who would argue?), let's see how they match up

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Octagenerian Link to the '46 Series

BOSTON Special instructor Johnny Pesky, 85, who was blamed by some for Boston's Game 7 loss to the Cardinals that year (he allegedly held a relay throw too long, allowing Enos Slaughter to score on his "mad dash" from first). "I want to see us win one time," Pesky says. "I can die happy then. If they win, I'm going to take all my clothes off and run through the ballpark."

ST. LOUIS Special assistant to the G.M. Red Schoendienst, 81, who played second base for the '46 Cards and managed them to the title in '67, again beating the Red Sox in the Series. "Johnny didn't hold the ball," Schoendienst says of Pesky. "It wasn't his fault. It looked like we were destined to win."

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