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April 14, 2004


matthew tannenbaum

started and finished hano's book during this 2004 world series. wonderful writing. but why no mention of the catch and throw willie made on furillo in the 1951 pennant drive, going deep into right center for the out and then
the discus peg to westrum at home to catch cox who
had tagged up from third. a sure extra base hit turned into an innning ending double play. reference: paul metcalf's epic poem "willie's throw" last published in vol 3 of metcalf's collected works published by coffee house press.



Not sure why Hano didn’t mention it. He does talk about “The Throw” in his biography of Mays (the copy I have is from 1966). There’s a great line from a newsman who said, “He (Whitey Lockman) ought to hire out as a bombsight.”

Thanks for writing.

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