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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Philly Sports: Chico Ruiz’s dash for home began the 1964 Phillies’ unraveling

50 years ago today, the Phillies began their 10 game losing streak to go from 6.5 up with 12 games left to 2.5 down with 2 games left (Cards had 3 left).  For my 13 year old self, it was a big of a heart break as my 7th grade girl friend breaking up with me.  I got over the Phillies’ swoon during the 2008 parade; I felt the weight of 1964 just lift away from my body.  Some of my contemporaries still suffer the torment.

This story is actually about Chico Ruiz and his sad and early demise.

Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: September 21, 2014 at 10:11 AM | 5 comment(s)
  Beats: chico ruiz, doom, losing streak, phillies

 

 

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