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Have the GIANTS had it? Can the DODGERS take it? Will the BRAVES make it?
Roy Terrell
September 21, 1959
The most hectic pennant race in years poses the biggest questions in baseball. This week the three teams fighting for the National League lead meet to find out the answers
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September 21, 1959

Have The Giants Had It? Can The Dodgers Take It? Will The Braves Make It?

The most hectic pennant race in years poses the biggest questions in baseball. This week the three teams fighting for the National League lead meet to find out the answers

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But the Giants are in good position, too. They have had their slump while the others were spurting, and now, if the law of averages is still operating in baseball, it is their turn to move again. Their strength is in their hitting, slump-ridden though it has been, and good hitters do not stay quiet for long. The bad fielding situation at third base, which has cost ball games, will be all right if Jim Davenport's ailing but healing knee can hold up. And the pitching, built around Sam Jones, John Antonelli, Mike McCormick and Jack Sanford, has been consistently good, even in the losing games.

Each team is good enough to win—and, inevitably, one of them is going to, which is why everybody's got an eye on the West Coast. If Nikita Khrushchev wonders what all the workers are so excited about this weekend as he tours California, someone should tell him to tune in the ball game. He'll find out.

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