You could have picked several "turning points" in the game. One of them seemed to symbolize the series: Top of the eighth, Braves on first and second, nobody out. Sutter, the Cardinals' indispensable man, comes in. Murphy, the Braves' MVP candidate, tries to steal third and is thrown out. Sutter gets out of the inning, and the Cardinals score for him in the eighth and ninth.
Dapper in red cowboy hat and jacket and with his regal cane, August Busch, the 83-year-old Cardinal owner, paraded through the locker room. "God bless you, never been happier," he said to Herzog. And to the team: "Thanks a million." The next day in Atlanta, they said, "You're welcome."