Baseball: Regroup! Retrench! Dig In!

"What do you want me to do — cry?" snarled San Francisco Manager Herman Franks. Days before, Franks's Giants seemed to have the National League pennant all wrapped up. They had won 14 games in a row, 17 out of their last 18, and they beat the Cincinnati Reds 4-0 in the opener of a three-game series. Then — trouble.

To give his top pitcher, Juan Marichal (season's record: 22-11), an extra day of rest, Franks started Bob Shaw in the second game against the Reds. The Reds won, 7-4. Next day Marichal...

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