Time For Baseball Tension: Time for Tension


Sandy Koufax's curve ball was low and inside. Juan Marichal, 27, ace pitcher (record: 19-9) of the San Francisco Giants, stood in the batter's box and watched it go by. Behind him, Los Angeles Dodger Catcher John Roseboro wound up, took aim and rifled the return throw right past the batter's ear. Marichal spun around. "Why do you do that? Why you do that?" he screamed. Roseboro did not answer. He started straight for Marichal, and in front of 42,807 horrified—or delighted, as the case may be—fans, Marichal swung his bat and clubbed Roseboro, knocking him to the ground...

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