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In '48 Gus dove for a low liner landing on his shoulder.
He writhed in pain. The shoulder was cracked. Doctors said he would never play again!
But Gus wouldn't quit! He returned to action late that season and has averaged 33 HRS per year since '49!
Willie rejoins the Giants this season after 2 years in the Army. Before coming to New York, he played only 1 full season of Minor League Ball. With Trenton in '50 Willie hit .353 in 81 games and batted .477 in 35 contests at Minneapolis the next year! Brought up by the Giants in '51, he was the Sporting News N.L. Rookie-of-the-Year.
Willie made one of the greatest plays in Giant History on Aug. 15, '51.
With the score tied and men on 1st and 3rd, he raced far to his left?