Saturday, August 17, 2013

no. 202 - 1970 n.l. playoffs, reds celebrate!

Who is the man: The man appears to be Bob Tolan, who is surrounded by Reds. Tolan drove in the winning run with a single in the eighth inning of the clinching Game 3 of the 1970 NLCS. He stayed on base until the next batter struck out for the third out. So maybe this is everyone greeting him as he gets back to the dugout.

Can ya dig it: Check out the double crease action on the right side of the card. Looks like someone stepped on it. I've had this card since I was about 13. Never thought to upgrade.

Right on: I'll try to name who I can again. From left to right, facing away from the camera, that is first baseman Lee May, shortstop Woody Woodward, backup outfielder Angel Bravo and Tolan. As far as anyone else, I'd need a Reds fan, or someone who was watching baseball then.

You see these Reds cats are bad mothers: En route to the sweep, Reds pitchers allowed just three runs the entire series. That's one per game, math majors.

Shut your mouth: Cincinnati hit only .220 as a team in the series.

No one understands him but his woman: Bob Moose, who endured the difficulty of losing Game 2 despite pitching very well, would have an even more difficult time the next time he faced the Reds in the NLCS. In the decisive Game 5 of the 1972 NLCS, Moose threw a wild pitch to Hal McRae, allowing George Foster to score the winning run in the bottom of the ninth.

(A word about the back): Once again, we have only the winners' stats to observe. Tolan and Tony Perez were the only real impact players on offense (if you exclude Ty Cline's heroics). Woodward, who played almost exclusively over young Dave Concepcion, struggled.

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