Baseball: The Genius & the Kid

The blue-and-white bus screeched to a stop outside Houston's Astrodome, with its cargo of the hottest — and angriest — team in sport. "C'mon, dammit!" yelled Manager Herman Franks. "Go get 'em! Sic 'em! Sic 'em!" The San Francisco Giants leaped to their feet and dashed for the door. " Kill!" screamed Outfielder Len Gabrielson "Kill! Kill! Kill!" It sounded pretty funny for a base ball team. But the Houston Astros learned to believe it. The Giants scored a run in the fourth inning, another in the fifth — and with the...

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