But how about Durocher, a wily manager always on top of any situation? "I don't know, but I guess that maybe he was in shock too.
"It's funny, though. There I had set a record for catchers that season, and all people seem to remember about me 50 years later is that I'm the guy who missed 'the third strike.'
"And Hugh Casey is remembered for throwing the curve that got away. To this day, he holds the record as the pitcher with the best lifetime relief winning percentage [.718]. But as I say, if I hadn't missed that pitch, people would have forgotten about me a long time ago. Now I'll be remembered forever."