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Thursday, July 05, 2018

City Journal: Bullets and Baseball on the Fourth of July

Some offbeat reading for the holiday…

At 30 minutes past noon, as the Dodgers took the field for batting practice, Doyle leaned forward in Seat 3 of Row C in Section 42 and started to say something to young Otto. But before he could speak, he lurched backward in his seat, stone dead.

At first, the ballpark cops suspected a heart attack. Then they noticed the hole in Doyle’s left temple. The game went on as Doyle was carried out of the stadium, though several members of the overflow crowd were said to have scuffled over his empty seat. An autopsy showed that the Giants fan from Jersey had been struck by a .45 caliber bullet. Otto Flaig, who had missed death by inches and whom the cops said complained about missing the doubleheader, did not hear any shots. Neither did anyone else in Section 42. The bullet, detectives quickly realized, must have been fired from Coogan’s Bluff, the rocky escarpment that rose above the western end of the Polo Grounds.

AndrewJ Posted: July 05, 2018 at 09:32 AM | 1 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: fourth of july, guns, polo grounds, yankee stadium

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   1. RMc Has Bizarre Ideas to Fix Baseball Posted: July 06, 2018 at 07:00 AM (#5705824)
As a juvenile offender, (Robert Peebles, the shooter) served just two years in reform school.

he spent them upstate, in Warwick, NY, which not far from me.

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